Showing posts with label wedding anniversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wedding anniversary. Show all posts

Monday, February 17, 2014

towards our seventh this year

My husband is not the type who wants to wear jewelries and accessories. Yes, he is that simple. If there's one jewelry that I can ask him to wear, that would have to be our wedding ring; although that, too, is something I would sometimes need to remind him about. Anyway, speaking of my husband, I realized we've been married for almost seven years already. The other day, I jokingly hinted at him that since he did not give me anything on Valentine's Day (he's not the showy or mushy type), the seven years of our marriage very well deserve a Scott Kay wedding band as our anniversary gift for each other this year. Thankfully (not really sure why I said 'thankfully'), he didn't really say No to this suggestion. I thought I should at least feel a pang of hope but he only said to wait another 18 years. LOL. By then, I'm sure I would already have a different wish. Seriously, I'm really not that materialistic; although I also wouldn't mind being spoiled sometimes. I'm already happy we stuck together - for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

celebrated our fifth

Yesterday marked our fifth year of marriage. We were glad it fell on a Saturday so we can have some time to celebrate.

Weeks before our anniversary, we actually thought of traveling to my hometown but since the weather is not that great days before our anniversary, we decided to put off traveling. We then agreed to celebrate this important day with our Dipdip at SM. I think celebrating it with our daughter (the fruit of our love) is the best way to celebrate as a form of our renewal of love and commitment to one another.

Initially, we planned on watching a movie with our daughter. It was supposed to be her first movie experience but we can't find any movie that's suitable for her age. Besides, if it's not a Dora or a Barbie show, she's not that attentive yet. Thus, we ended up watching an Art Exhibit at the Art Exhibit Center, buying socks for ourselves (bought 3 pairs for each of us) at the department store, a Snow White book and Barbie puzzle at the Toy Kingdom. And to satisfy our stomach, we went Italian as husband treated us at Sbarro for some pizza and pasta. I did not forget to hold my appetite, though, as I already know the consequences. :-)



I thought our celebration would end after Sbarro but our little girl requested for a carousel ride at World of Fun. She went ecstatic. My little girl is a happy kid but I have never seen her too happy like yesterday. I guess kids aren't really hard to please.


I am really happy that we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary this way. So happy we have come this far.



Friday, October 29, 2010

growing old together

The good thing about married life is having someone to grow old together with - someone who can put up with you despite your imperfections. I'm happy that we've come this far. It's been three years of marriage and we cannot say for certain that we've learned enough about married life. What matters is that we're learning each day as it comes.

Inspired by Brother Mel's reminiscing post, I can't help but recall again the day we got married.



If you want to know how our love story began, here's a comic strip that a mutual friend (and ex office mate) introvertedwriter made for us.



When he asked me to marry him, he made it like a simple proposal. Nothing you will ever see on television or read from mushy novels but something you will read from simple blog posts like this. :-) To me, the mere fact that he asked me to marry him was already mushy enough for me. :-) He's a man of few words but with strong principles in life.



I'm not afraid if we go through highs and lows in life because we're facing both of them together - with the help of God who strengthens us.



And even though her tantrums can get irritating sometimes.....



I wouldn't want my married life any other way. :-)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

remembering important dates in our lives

There are two things to celebrate for this month of October - our wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday. FYI, and as usual, we are going to celebrate them our own way (the frugal way, that is. LOL). You know, I'm always excited about the anniversary of important dates in our lives even though my excitement doesn't mean we are going to celebrate them in a major kind of way. Somehow, it just feels great to remember what it was like on our actual wedding day. When that day comes, we will have officially reached the three year milestone in marriage.  Yes, up until now, we still smile when we look at our wedding photos. Ah, priceless! Three days after our wedding day, it's going to be hubby's birthday - truly an October to remember. If you want to know how we celebrated this month last year, check out this short video that hubby made for us.



Then comes November. Oh, let's not talk about my birthday. Okay, we can talk about it. It's funny because I would remember some of my office friends celebrate it in an unusual kind of way. Everytime my birthday comes nearer they would tell me that the November calendar doesn't have my birthday on it. Then I would be quick to tell them that it's good that the calendar doesn't have my birthday on it because I'm not planning on a birthday spree. Well, anyway, I don't usually let my wallet bleed when my birthday comes.

November, by the way, is a good time to shop for Christmas cards. In fact, as early as now, it's even a good time to buy them at a cheaper price. If you ask me, it feels different to receive a real Christmas card. No, not the electronic one. Somehow, you know you are special when the mailman arrives and he hands in your Christmas cards from significant people in your lives. This is why, if you're planning to send one for me and my family, you know you are going to make us smile. :-)

What about you, guys? Would you like to receive Christmas cards? Send me your thoughts.

Monday, October 27, 2008

we are a work in progress

“We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.-- Phyllis Koss”

there's one SMS from my mother in-law that has kept me smiling today. it made me remember and reminisce the day stephen and i made our vows. she said she had remembered what they went through that day. they didn't realize that the driver sent them to the wrong church. to make matters worst, their car almost ran out of gas to be able to make it to the right church on time!

in our case (with mom and dad), we were also frantic because we were stuck in traffic. we had our travel time delayed because we were also waiting for the van of my entourage to arrive but it was nowhere in sight. we waited a little while longer until dad decided to have them ride taxicabs, instead. the traffic in country mall also made us worry if we would ever make it to church on time. mom was very calm and optimistic, though. she just prayed out loud to God that He would help us get to church on time.

luckily, and with God's grace, we made it to our wedding. when we arrived, there were several calls from the church commentator already for the wedding march to start. we were like five to ten minutes late. whew, we were really glad the priest didn't walk out on us.

my tensed face was replaced with relief and gladness when i caught sight of my groom who arrived three minutes earlier than we did.

next thing i knew i was already walking down the aisle with him during the march. and everyone was looking at me like i'm the prettiest bride that day. well, that made sense, because they got to witness only one wedding that day also. cool!

i was happy the wedding ceremony went well. we just realized after the ceremony though that we have placed each other's wedding ring in the middle finger. what a blooper!

then rain came pouring down before everyone had the chance to proceed to the reception area (the Fatima Social Hall) just a few meters from the church. some guests were able to make it to the reception without getting wet but some weren’t so lucky. we weren’t able to give everyone a ride in our bridal car. anyway, despite all these, we were just so glad to still see all happy faces during the reception.

speaking of reception, we were supposed to distribute giveaways but because of the rain, we’ve forgotten all about it. they just stayed there inside the trunk of the car. we just remembered all about it when the wedding was over. belated souvenirs, beat that!

we got everyone a nice treat, though- as we got Sonata singers to entertain our guests. my husband who happens to be Mr. Shy Type told me he didn’t want any wedding dance to happen but, to my surprise, the band got him to dance with me! yipeee..

before we knew it, we already said our thank-you’s and goodbyes to everybody. we’re up for honeymoon time! we were greeted at the hotel with a nice sparkling wine as a complimentary gift. definitely, the best part! no, not referring to the wine :)

just like our wedding day, there had been unexpected turns in our life but we’re glad to have faced them both together as a couple. it’s definitely been a year of life's bliss. and still counting. as my good friend and ku-marie sheila had said, to which stephen and i both agree, we have received the greatest wedding anniversary gift already. our future offspring. still developing inside my womb. wrapping out soon.

Friday, October 24, 2008

my mom's legacy

i am such a cry-baby. i cry over even the smallest of things--sad commercials, soap operas, sad movie endings, stomach cramps, etc. you can just imagine how it is going with me especially now that i am pregnant. hormones, yes, that's a good guess. or maybe i am just plainly old me!

you see, i was watching my favorite drama on tv "Iisa Pa Lamang" and i felt so bad that i could relate to the sad plight of claudine barretto's character where it got me teary-eyed. in-between commercials, i was also going through our wedding album and found my mom's letter safely kept in one of those picture holders. mommy wrote it for me and stephen the morning after our wedding. i cried again. her letter would always touch my heart even though i've re-read it several times. i realized that this was the last letter she had made for me (and hubby). it pains me still. i'm happy. i'm sad. it's always a roller coaster ride. i'm happy because i know where she is right now. in a safe place. but i'm sad, too. coz i thought she'd still be here for long. i'm looking forward to our wedding anniversary because mom was also a special part of it but it's also nearing december and that's the time we lost her last year. we never even got the chance to celebrate christmas with her. :(

going back to this letter, i would like to share this one on the internet because i'm proud of my mom. she has left me quite a legacy. this was simply written, but was definitely written from the heart.

Everdearest Joanne and Stephen,

Greetings!

You are now entering a new life of togetherness, full of hope and anticipation with all its benefits and obligations that go along with it. Trust and Pray to God alone for help that you both and your future children can triumph over trifles. There are many thorns in every roses, despite the fragrance and beauty they bring. God made it so- so you can learn to render sacrifices when there's trials. Why are there trials? Because our humility is tested - to accept our faults and follies and learn to forgive and be forgiven. Love is so wonderful... if you continue to love each other for better or for worse, in health and sickness. Always try to patch things up before sundown. Don't allow self-pity. Remember you love each other, so be strong against temptations and trials. If you get angry at anything be soft to say it so that it shall not build up to be a wall against harmony. Never allow to forget to eat when hunger urged you to eat. Even if you have misunderstanding, don't use the grace of God - your food on the table - to wait till you're cool. Patch up at once- so that your immune system will be working well with your body and soul. A sick body is a sick soul. Always look at things in positive direction. Always Love God before anything. In everything, in every thought, in every decision - ask GOD for direction. Marriage is so wonderful but 2 must work for it.

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bridget Jones: that's not my name! :)

Looking back, I never thought I would ever find someone I would marry. It was even hard to get myself a boyfriend for an inspiration. I guess I’ve never been that attractive to men. While most women have been blessed with good looks and good curves, I have been blessed with brains more than the physical aspect. I’m not saying I’m too ugly to be with anybody. It’s just that I had a lot more insecurities at that time than I can handle. I was young then. I hated it when people and "so-called" friends notice your flaws instead of focusing on the positive things about you. In short, I have always felt less beautiful but I have somehow managed to hide my insecurities by always being the funny and witty girl around. I was always everybody’s friend. I was always the unattached. By being so, I have excused myself from being somebody’s apple of the eye. But it was always my family who saw me as beautiful. My mom would always say I’m a late bloomer, the reason why I haven’t met my guy yet.

I then kept praying to God to liberate me out of my insecurities. That’s when I was able to accept and love myself. Then I started to care for myself even more. I decided I should love myself first before I could love someone else and being loved in return. It didn’t take long for me to feel beautiful after that.

To cut the story short, I had met and dated a few before I met the right one. The first time I saw him, I thought he was familiar. I even said to myself, “This guy would make a good husband.” How in the world did I know that? I barely knew him coz I was a newcomer in the company. At that time, I realized he was very attached with somebody. So instantly I have cut my illusions about him being God-sent for me.

Then I went on with my life being the unattached. Keeping myself busy with my job. And always praying to God. I realized that there are lots of things going on in your head when you’re twenty-something. You’ll start to think about your purpose in life. I kept praying to God for direction.

Two years after, we were already in the same situation, he became unattached. No matter how long you'd be in a relationship, if it isn't meant to be, it isn't meant to be. He courted me when he was already free and ready to be in a new relationship. We've already known each other for years and so it didn’t take long for our personalities to jive.

We got married a year after. And surprised a few colleagues. They didn’t think we would end up to be mister and missus. Or maybe not too soon. Well, surprise, surprise!

Now I’m 18 weeks pregnant. We will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary this month. It hasn’t been a long journey, but so far, we’ve surpassed all the trials that came along. We never stopped praying to God that He would bless our married life. I felt that He did! Who could ask for more?

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