Celebrating our 10th anniversary

26 August 2015

Dear Friends,

Today is my wedding anniversary. Hubby and I have been married for 10 years today. Many people ask how we met so I thought it was about time I shared this story, along with a message for my long suffering partner in crime.

I first saw hubby on the Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry (aka party boat). My lovely BFF Victoria and I were having a girly weekend away as a post 30th celebration for me. It was our first experience of the party boat and we were marvelling at all the glamour pusses on board whilst we sat in our jeans and t-shirts sipping our pints. I first spotted hubby in the bar, well he was kind of hard to miss in his fluorescent yellow t-shirt. 

As single ladies we had already discussed and eliminated half the men in the place, god we were brutal! I stepped up to the bar to order us another drink and hubby sneaked in next to me. My other BFF Nic had brought me a gorgeous Louis Vuitton purse back from her travels and he leaned across and said; Do you like nice things? I like nice things! With a cheeky look in his bright blue eyes. (This has become a standard family saying now regularly repeated by my boys.)

V and I of course found this totally hilarious but it did break the ice. Let's not say too much more about that night other than we drank too much, danced a lot and really hit it off. We exchanged numbers and before we left each other hubby promised to show us the sights of Amsterdam the next night. He kept that promise and we realised that through his work he visited my hometown every week so we arranged to meet again and the rest is history...

Dear Hubby,

Happy anniversary babe. We made it through ten years! Ten years of fun, work, laughter and tears. 

I remember the exact moment that I fell head over heels in love with you. We were waiting for the lift to arrive and when the doors opened a toddler dashed out and promptly fell over your big feet. You picked him up and brushed him down and said, alright little man, with a huge smile on your face and handed him back to his mum. I knew in that moment that you had to be mine!

Here are my ten photos to celebrate our tenth anniversary:

Our wedding day will always be one of the best days of my life. Surrounded by the people we loved.

You and the big lad. You have always been a fantastic dad.

You changed my life! You introduced me to a whole new country, culture, language, world!

I love the relationship that you have with your boys, they adore you.

You are always up for fun!

I love how you have done everything to support our special son.
You were there to step in when I lacked the strength.
We make a formidable team!

The beach has become one of our favourite places to spend time and unwind,
although you always let me read my book and relax whilst you play with the boys.

You are the king of days out always organising somewhere fun to visit.
We joke that you can't sit still but I secretly love that you always have fun things for us to do!

Family is everything!

I only wish we had met sooner so that I could have loved you longer!

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