It's hard to believe, but it really is 10 years ago today that this gorgeous woman said "I do"! Yes, Narelle and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.
In a lot of ways, it seems to have gone very quickly. It's like only yesterday we were going out and then engaged, flying interstate once a month to see each other (I maintain I kept Ansett afloat that year). Long distance relationships are very difficult, but the wait was worth it.
We were married in Sydney (which is where Narelle and her family were living at the time), so that meant there was a fair bunch of Adelaide family and friends who made the trek across. Not to mention Cathy from USA. Then as a complete surprise, Mr & Mrs Rush and Mr & Mrs Badger decided they'd drive to Sydney just to see the wedding, then drive all the way home again on the same weekend (1,400km each way).
After the honeymoon, it was back to Adelaide. As if getting married isn't enough, Narelle also moved interstate!
Now Narelle's Mum & Dad have moved here to retire and help share the babysitting with my parents. Very handy, especially with G3 due in May.
It's not all beer and skittles mind you. Well I don't drink beer for one thing (strawberry milkshakes are more my cup of tea) though I think the kids do have some skittles in the toy cupboard. Seriously, there have been some tough times, but we've got through them, and they've been more than made up for by the good ones.
Well all I can say is if the first 10 years are any indication, I'm looking forward to the next 10, and the 10 after that, and the 10 after that...