Thursday, November 08, 2007

I was just thinking that seven years ago, I was on my honeymoon. By this time on that week (Nov 8) hubby had already lost his wedding ring on the beach. AFTER I warned him not to wear it as it might get lost in the surf. He was understandably upset and for posterity, I took a picture of him searching in the sand for the ring. Tomorrow would be the day that we went island hopping. I remember throwing up in a (thankfully empty) shopping bag that belonged to a Japanese girl sitting next to me when we stopped for snorkelling just off the beautiful beach in Phi Phi Island. Very embarrassing.

Sometimes it feels like we've been married forever. And I mean that in a good way.

We still make each other laugh. A lot. And we still fight very rarely.

It's been a great seven years.


JO-N said...

I'm happy for you. Don't worry about the wedding ring. As long as you still love each other, the wedding ring is really nothing.

Menchie said...

Hey Jo-n! Thank you. We got another ring made exactly like the one he lost and had it blessed by the same priest who conducted our ceremony so it all worked out. :D

Laurie said...

Congratulations! I love that you are still in love. It gives me hope.


Pacha said...

Hi Menchie - Congratulations! When was your wedding date? I got married to G in a church ceremony in Argentina on the 6th Nov so we've been celebrating our 'second' wedding too (eight years)...*sigh* I know what you mean about feeling like you've been married forever and yet, the wedding feels like yesterday!

Did you tell the Japanese girl that you threw up in her bag afterwards? (I wouldn't have, I would have steathily put it back in place and feigned surprise and shock when she realised!)...;)

I'm glad you sorted out the wedding ring thing. I can imagine how upset your hubby must have felt. But all is well that ends well and I am impressed you got his new ring blessed by the same priest.

That is soooooo romantic!


SabineM said...

Happy Anniversary! On the 28th, it will be our 15th anniversary! I also feel, in a good way, that we have been together forever!!!

Stace said...

Congratulations Menchie :) I'm happy for you! I only hope Aidan and I will be as happy as you and your husband in seven years time!

Keshi said...

awww veru musssshhy post Menchie..loved it! Freat memories, happy hearts and forver in love. Thats the way it should be.


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Ms. Val said...

Happy Anniversary, Menchie! I hope you have something fun planned for the day...including a trip to Zara.

Yes, I have to work shopping into every occasion. I'm strange that way.

Menchie said...

thanks! :D

Ours is Nov 4!

The girl was sitting next to me when I grabbed her shopping bag. It was that or hurl right on their feet. LOL!

thank you! you got married in November too! :D

thanks sweetie! I am sure you and Aidan will be celebrating your 7th and 8th and so on....

yeah, i know it's mushy! LOL!

Ms. Val,
Guilty! I was just there last night. But I didn't buy anything! Pinky swear! *whisper* there's this fabulous red dress I want to buy...

Marie said...

Happy Anniversary, Menchie!

Hildegarde said...

Congrats and much happiness in the next 7 years :-)

The New Parent said...

Hi M--that is a sweet sentiment. The years go so quickly, it's nice to hear that important feelings are still there (smile)!

Paul Champagne said...

Happy Anniversary to you.

Don't worry, it only gets better and may you always make each other laugh.

aminah said...

Happy anniversary to you and hubby
..I found this wee quotation for u which I thougt was sweet:

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

homo escapeons said...

Was your husband standing and looking over your shoulder when you were writing this post?
Is he still there?
How about Now?

I am certain that your husband must be perfectly wonderful, afterall, he did manage to catch you!

When he lost his ring on the beach right after you told him that he would did you roll your eyes and start to have second thoughts?

After seven years has he learned to heed your advice?
Is he still there?
How about now?

Diesel said...

I remember being so worried I was going to lose my ring because I was so skinny and it would slip right off my hand. Now I couldn't get the damn thing off if I tried.

Keshi said...

but u hv no idea how MUSHY i can get LOL!


Menchie said...

Thank you. :D

thanks a lot. in the next 7 years and more....i hope. :D

yes they do, don't they? feels like just yesterday but when I look at us and the kids i ask, where did all the time go?

hey! thanks for dropping by! yep, the making each other laugh is important, i think. :D

thank you. that's a beautiful quote. so apt for a marriage.

LOL! He was NOT looking over my shoulder as I typed this post. Not sure if he's read it already.

Yes, I did say I told you so after he lost the ring. And no, he doesn't ALWAYS listen to my advice. :D Getting there soon..... :D

reading that made me think of my own wedding ring incident which was totally embarrassing. i'm wondering if i should blog about it.

oh i know you can be mushy girl. :D

Keshi said...