Remembering 5 years of marriage

Yesterday my husband reminded me that today is our wedding anniversary…whoops. Usually it’s the women that remember these sorts of things, but in our relationship I am certainly the one most likely to forget. I’ve been reflecting what we have done together over the last 5 years, including what has changed, how we’ve grown, what we’ve done together, our wedding day and how important it is to work together to make your relationship work.

We’ve had two children (just!) – Winston & Rufus



Visited 10 countries together – Scotland, France, Kenya, America, Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary & Spain

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Ran a marathon together – even if it was the worst experience of my life!

Summer 2011 202

Bought a house

Renovated a house

Gone through 3 cars

Jared has gone self employed and I have gone from a full time job to being a stay at home Mum with a few bits on the side

Discovered a work – life – play balance that works for us

…most importantly we are closer, incredibly happy and a family! I wouldn’t wish for him to be any different.

Hotels are cheap in January so we’ve always managed a cheap night away each year…this year much of the evening will probably be spent feeding a 12 day old baby. How times change…but I wouldn’t change anything!


Our wedding day was one of the most fun days of my life. What could be better than all your favourite people in one place, at one time –  that will probably never be together in one room ever again! Amazing. Even though it was lovely – it is something I wouldn’t want to do again:

  • I had the worst skin breakout ever the week leading up to our wedding. My make up artist friend even remarked on the day: “what has happened?”. Awful!
  • I unintentionally lost 7 pounds in the last week or so which meant my dress didn’t fit as snugly as I would have liked. My Mum had to sew me into it.
  • I hate having my photograph taken!
  • I didn’t sleep much the night before worrying about whether I’d remembered everything (or not), so I spent nearly all night watching ‘The Hills’ with my best friend. Thank goodness for best friends!EJH_165

We met when I was 19 – Jared was 25. I was not looking for a boyfriend or looking for love, but we both met the right person at the right time. We dated for 18 months before getting engaged and now I would say we are the happiest and most content we’ve ever been. It certainly has not always been easy – we are both quite opinionated people, have bickered a lot in the past and at times have really had to be remember to put the other person first. The miraculous thing about love is that it allows you to be taught and to teach each other. Jared has taught me so many things – he is much kinder, generous, less judgmental and thoughtful than me. A part of me hopes that some of his goodness has rubbed off on me over the years!

Happy Anniversary to us! I’m excited to discover what the next 5 years will bring!


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  1. abi
    24th January 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Absolutely loved reading this post. I love you and hope this anniversary is amazing. What could be better than snuggling with a brand new baby, being with your most favourite people in the world?! Happy anniversary to you! All my love xxx

  2. 28th January 2014 / 4:11 am

    Happy anniversary… you’ve accomplished so much already. That is the recipe for success. Love to you all xxx

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