*Warning – may contain soppiness*
Tomorrow is mine and the husbands 14th wedding anniversary. 14 years that have gone in the blink of an eye. Time has gone so quick, and in those 14 years we have laughed, cried, shouted and supported each other through the good times and the bad. We both met in our twenties and we are now in our forties. We have grown together over the years, but we also make time for the close friendships we have. We met on the 15th May 1999 amid a haze of Jack Daniels, and the rest is history as you can see below.
15th May 1999
One drunken night out in my home town we meet. Numbers are exchanged at the end of the night. This is life before mobile phones and social media ! He rang the following day and we went on a date a few days later.
We went on our first holiday to Benidorm. Having only been together for 4 months, this was definitely a make or break holiday. Thankfully we had the time of our life, which is mainly down to the copious amounts of vodka we drank at the all inclusive hotel.
1st January 2000
As the clocks struck midnight as we welcomed in a whole new century, my then boyfriend got down on bended knee and proposed. We had only been together for 7 months but I knew he was the one.
15th January 2000
On my 26th birthday we booked our wedding for the following May.
We moved into our house which we are still in. I love our house, even though every Spring I get a tiny urge to move. But then my sensible husband reminds me of the small mortgage we have, which allows us to have our fantastic holidays. We live in a small close and we have great neighbours. My mum is also round the corner for those all important babysitting duties, and the tween can walk to High School. Pretty perfect really.
12th May 2001
We got married at 4pm, nearly 2 years to the date we met. It was in the same hotel where we had got engaged. Our wedding day was filled with family, friends, naked balloon dancers and eating take away pizza and drinking champagne at one in the morning…. Keeping it classy. I loved every single minute of that amazing day.
12th November 2001
Our 6 months wedding anniversary was spent celebrating the fact we were going to be parents. Eek our world was going to change.
13th August 2002
2 weeks overdue, our son eventually came into the world. We were a family. He spent a few days in the neonatal unit, but then it was time for us to go home and for the parenting to begin. We had this little person to look after now.
18th January 2006
Unlike her brother, child number 2 arrived 2 weeks early by section as she was breech. I couldn’t wait for her older brother to meet her. He ran into the hospital, tripped over my catheter and pulled it out (and yes it does hurt like hell), glanced at his sister and demanded cbeebies on the hospital TV. Welcome to family life……
1st April 2011
To celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary, and the hubby turning 40 we went on our ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Disneyworld in Florida. We loved it that much we returned in 2012 and 2013
So that is just a tiny snapshot of where the last 14 years of marriage has gone. I couldn’t wish for a better husband. We still laugh together, cry together and occasionally shout at each other. But I know he is my soul mate and will always be there for me. Happy 14th wedding anniversary darling.