Friday, May 29, 2009

4 Years...an old married couple!

Yesterday, Steve and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. Thanks to everyone for remembering and all the warm wishes! It means a lot to have people in our life that are so wonderful, they go out of their way to remember our special day! You guys are awesome!

So as you know, or have heard from reading this blog, Steve and I take a photo every year on our anniversary and over time, we'll be able to flip through an album and see how we've changed and aged over the years. I think it was originally Steve's idea and I just love it! Annnnd since we've been married 4 years and not 40, I can still post all the pictures we've taken since our big day! It's a fun way to reminisce!Here's where it all started. One of the bestest days of my life. Perfect in every way and so much fun! Nothing but warm, happy memories surround this day. Even the pouring rain leading up the big day now makes me smile:) Notice how I said "now"?;)
First year anniversary. We lived in Montreal at the time and splurged on a very expensive and VERY filling dinner at 40 Westt. Wow, I can honestly say, I don't think we have ever eaten that much, not before or since that meal! I remember us chuckling at the couple sitting beside us who analysed every bite of food they put into their mouths!
Our second anniversary was in Brisbane and Steve and I went out for dinner downtown on the Brisbane waterfront. Sadly, I don't remember the name of the restaurant and I never wrote it down. The next time I'm in Brissy, I'll have to walk past and get the name (I'll need that for my anniversary photo album that I still need to put together!). I remember that the place was packed and they mixed up our reservation, but we still had a great time!
Our 3rd anniversary, we splurged on a $58 bottle of wine and dinner at watt, a pretty chic little place right on the Brisbane river. We forgot about the picture until after we had our pjs on (too much wine!) but I swear we cleaned up nice for the dinner!
And, that brings us to 4 years! I met Steve at work and surprised him with a Caffe Mocha. From there we went to a house inspection and Steve had made us a dinner reservation for 8:30 pm at a steakhouse that his co-workers recommended. Unfortunately, I had one of the worst headaches I've had in months and we had to cancel dinner and I was in bed by 8:30! Bit of a bummer, but we're going out for dinner and a drink tonight to make up for it!
Lastly, tulips were the flower I wanted at our wedding, as I think they really symbolize spring at home in Nova Scotia and since we had a spring wedding in May (my favorite month at home!), it just seemed fitting. So, to save some money, Steve and I bought a ton of tulip bulbs and my Mom planted them for us in her garden. We figured they could be the flowers that went in vases on the tables and all those extra little places you want to stick flowers at weddings.
My Mom tended to those flowers like they were made of gold, keeping snow on top of them so they wouldn't bloom too quickly and even hanging tarps over them so the rain wouldn't destroy their petals. They were just perfect by the time the 28th came and some even made their way into the bouquets!
What makes it even more special is that now the tulips bloom around our anniversary every year, marking our special day.
My niece, Sara took these photos and emailed them to me on our anniversary. It made me smile and of course, I passed the email onto Steve, who thought it was pretty cool too. Thanks Sara! You're the best!

What can I say, being married just gets better each year! And if I'm not mistaken, I think Steve might just get sexier each year! Shhhh...don't tell him I said that, he's a little shy;)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys are quite a something. I can just hear Dad saying, "Now that's quite a something, what the ???? is next?" Anniversary book? .... he would skip all the pictures, flowers, etc., to try and figure out why anybody would give up a steak even if they did have a headache. He would be very proud of you both, in his own odd little way, if he could see what a great life you have created for yourselves. Pretty sure that is the way it is supposed to be. All the best and carry on with the marriage thing - I think you guys aced it, four years and happy, certainly be a record in these parts.

Take Care,

Pippy CS

Visible Voice said...

I want tulips!! You guys are so cute with your pictures. I wish Matt and I would have done that! Though I rarely get into photos with Matt ever anymore! I gotta get better at that!

Sara said...

Gosh, I just love Carol's comments...haha...I took the pictures weeks ago and was waiting for the 28th to email them to you!

Kat said...

Fantastic pics! 4 yrs already!!! That went by very quickly! Congratulations to you both!
Very nice tulip story, your mom's the best! xox

Clotilde said...

Congrats on the four years. I agree, Steve is a lot sexier on Year 4 than year 3 with the SHARK PANTS! Never thought I would see those pants this much!

Mariana & Nick said...

Congratulations guys!!!