wedding on train tracksIT’S 8pm and I’m indulging in a little glass of sav blanc to celebrate nine years of wedded bliss. Nine years? Far out. No. Don’t worry, I’m not going to lower myself to jokes about jail time. I’m a Mum, not a Dad.

Last month we took the girls to Strahan, on Tassie’s West Coast, to show them the place where we exchanged vows. Long before the wedding day, I cottoned on to the fact this was going to be a longer commitment than the one we made the day we bought the box set of Entourage. And likely not always as glamorous or fun. If I had a double chocolate brownie for every challenge we’ve had to face together, he’d be married to a very different person right now. But I wouldn’t change any of it.

Strahan, balcony, View 42 Restaurant,

Taking the princesses to Strahan was by far the highlight of my year. Standing on the balcony, overlooking the harbour with the girls, brought tears to my eyes. Princess Ella has watched our wedding video more than 50 times. She knew all the spots. Every line spoken at each spot. She also wanted to know when the wedding was going to start and if she could play the role of the flower girl this time.

My Christmases now have greater meaning because of that one perfect day. Add to that the fact The Bloke in The Shed proposed Christmas Eve and you’ll understand why I love Christmas. Even the memory of him proposing inside the Commodore, because I’d refused to get out and get sand in my shoes (talk about spoiling the moment), doesn’t spoil it. By the way, I made up for the sand in the shoes incident on our wedding day. See.

Strahan, wedding, Tasmania,

To now have two little people to help share in the joy we have for this time of year is pure bliss. I fully realise how incredibly blessed I am. I’m truly thankful.

So, happy anniversary to my Bloke in The Shed. Here’s to hitting double figures next year. x

Linking up with the lovely Kate Says Stuff’s Thankful Thursday. Click on the link to find out what others are thankful for this week.

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28 Responses to Happy anniversary… to us

  1. aww lovely photos! congrats to hitting 9 years! HB and I are about to celebrate 8 in Jan..just keeps getting better x
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  2. Happylan says:

    Happy Anniversary. What gorgeous photos (and what a gorgeous couple). Congrats on 9 years.
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  3. Miss Pink says:

    Aww Happy Anniversary!
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  4. Caroline says:

    CONGRATS!! Happy anniversary to you both & here’s to many, many more.
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  5. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many more years of wedded bliss. I have never been to Strahan but was going to for my step-sister’s wedding a month after mine. I got so sick on the flip-side of the wedding I couldn’t go. I will have to one day.
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  6. Ai Sakura says:

    Aww happy anniversary! Such a lovely moment bringing your kids to where you got married. Earlier this year hubby and I brought our girl to where we first met in Perth too 🙂 went to our old spots and eating places etc… Loved it.

    Wishing the both of you many more years of marital bliss. Merry Christmas!
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    • Kel says:

      It’s such a nice thing to do, Ai. It’s hard for the kids to understand that you had a life before they came along! Quite funny, really. Bet your kids loved seeing where you first met. x

  7. sue petrie says:

    Happy anniversay gee nine years how lovely good luck for the future

    • Kel says:

      Thanks Sue. It’s gone so incredibly quickly. Feels like only yesterday we met. Then you think about all the things we’ve fitted into that space of time! 🙂

  8. Beautiful photos Kellie <3

    Happy Anniversary xox
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  9. What gorgeous photos Kel!
    Happy Anniversary x
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  10. Lisa Wood says:

    Oh Wow – congratulations on your wedding anniversary – love the wedding dress and the walk on the beach – gorgeous! How cute is your little princess – wanting the wedding to start so that she can be flower girl!

    Hey maybe you could renew your wedding vowels so that your two little princesses can be flower girls?


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    • Kel says:

      Funnily, in my speech, I mentioned about going back and doing that one day, Lisa. Might have to stick to that pact! Ella would be beside herself! 🙂

  11. Caz says:

    Yay you!!! Congratulations Kel and man in the shed 🙂 These days I think celebrating such achievements is a must. Many many happy years to come guys.
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  12. Shelly says:

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Love that last photo. Wishing you many more years of happiness together.
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  13. B says:

    Lovely. I love that your little girl watches your wedding video!

    I was proposed to in a Holden Gemini, it was too cold to get out of the car – I love that you didn’t get out either!

    Cheers to you and your milestones!
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    • Kel says:

      Oh B, so glad it wasn’t just me! Hehe! The other thing, which I forgot to mention, was that he made a beautiful speech, got the ring out and then forgot to ask me THE question! 🙂

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