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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Twenty Years


Today is our twentieth wedding anniversary. Twenty seven years together in total. Sounds like a long time, but really doesn't feel like it, even with an extra adult in the house and a high schooler not that far of it...those little baby days still don't seem that far behind me. (In fact yesterday at the supermarket, I let a woman whose baby was crying jump the queue in front of me because the cries were bringing those hormonal tears to my eyes. When she thanked me profusely, I said 'My oldest is 18 and that sound still taps into those memories as if it was yesterday!')

We are off to a wedding tomorrow, and I just discovered it's formal. So I dug out my wedding dress and thankfully it fits. A little lumpy in the wrong places but I'll wear it, because I still love it and it looks great (not as great on me, just great). I'm glad I broke tradition for our wedding, and I'm glad I've had a many opportunities to wear it over the years.

Our big celebration & present was the trip to Bora Bora sans enfants (a first in forever!) so it's a low key celebration at home tonight. I'm popping into to his work for lunch together but we were out last night and the wedding tomorrow, so home tonight is where we will be. And home is what our life together has created, so I guess that's the most fitting place to be to and celebrate.

'Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.' Simone Signoret

or as my husband says "You get less for murder!"


Loving my life this week, in small ways and big milestones.

What are you loving?

Linking with #TriumphantTales #DreamTeam #TwinklyTuesday #FridayFeature #KCACOLS and #Nanahood

24 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! How great is it that you still fit into your wedding dress! It looks like a beautiful dress too! #TeamLovinLife

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  2. Congratulations - on both the years and the dress! Both are pretty mega feats. Happy anniversary to you both - here's looking at many more.

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  3. Happy Anniversary and I love the dress. Wishing you both continued happiness and wonderful moments together.

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  4. Wow, you are amazing. Love to you both for your Wedding Anniversary! Enjoy. Denyse x

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  5. Congratulations to you both! I just glanced at some Bora Bora photos, wow! It's funny I used to think of 20 years as a long time but now it's just a drop in the bucket.

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    1. No truer words spoken. It sounds a long time but so fleeting.

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  6. I love that your dress is / was black!

    Happy anniversary!

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  7. Oh I like that quote. Sometimes marriage can feel like such hard work, but a simple little quote can change your perspective x Happy anniversary! I don't think my wedding dress would even fit around my middle anymore!

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  8. Happy Anniversary!!!! I am so happy that you have been able to use your wedding dress so many times... what a great idea!

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you and the hubster! Many more too! That is wonderful. Nothing is better than love! #kcacols xoxo

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  10. Congratulations! Wishing you many more years.

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  11. Happy Anniversary!! My husband and I celebrating 6 years last Thursday (March 7)!! :) #KCACOLS

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  12. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, I've never re worn my dress, it was my intention to do so and it still fits me #triumphanttales

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  13. Happy Anniversary! OK, it is cool that you broke from tradition for your wedding but it is even ore awesome that it still fits! You Go!!!!

    Thank you for participating in #KCACOLS!

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  14. Oh that’s lovely, happy anniversary! Hubby and I celebrated 18 years as married a couple of weeks ago. He uses the same expression as your husband, about getting less for murder, lol! X #KCACOLS

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  15. Happy anniversary! I love that you have gotten to wear your dress so much over the years! I'm sure it always bring back wonderful memories every time you put it on! :)

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  16. Ah, Happy Anniversary to you both. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales

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  17. Happy anniversary to you both! I love that dress. I think one of the only downsides of a traditional white wedding dress is it'll never get worn again most of the time. I celebrate by wearing my wedding jewelry on our anniversary. #KCACOLS

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  18. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on so many years together. What a fab wedding dress - I love wedding dresses that are a bit different to normal. Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam linky.

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  19. Congrats to you both Lydia and well done on your wedding dress selection! #openslather

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  20. Twenty years, what an achievement. Congratulations! #twinklytuesday

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  21. Wow 20 years! Happy anniversary and happy celebrating x #TriumphantTales

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