Monday, 8 June 2009

Seven years ago today

Seven years ago today I was doing this:

And this:

And even this:

Seven years ago I was in South Africa, in the mountains, surrounded by family and friends and several bottles of champagne.

Tonight I am alone with my pc, two sleeping children (thank god) and a husband who is on the far side of the USA on business. I should feel melancholy but I don't. We had a marvellous evening out on Saturday in which I drank almost as much champagne as I did on our wedding day. What's more, this year I got the anniversary present right. Read here for how I didn't last year.

I'm not sure I've ever blogged about me the bride (aka Bridezilla - who woulda thought it?) but now is not the time. I am too tired. But I shall revisit the subject at some future point when life is less busy. I could also have written about how things have changed in seven years (new country, two kids, new jobs, new houses, less sex, more wrinkles, less money) but I've used up my word quota for today so can't write anymore.
The purpose of this blog post was just to mark the occasion, otherwise it might pass by altogether without notice. And that would be something worth being melancholy about.

Happy anniversary to us. And just because it's such a marvellously mad picture, here's one more of the happy couple taken slightly more recently - Presenting Mr & Mrs Home Office Mum:

May we continue to laugh for the next seven.


bevchen said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to the next 7.

Nicola said...

Happy Anniversary - your wedding photos are unbelievably beautiful and the most're right, quite mad! But you are still impossibly gorgeous. The last 7 years don't look bad on you at all. x

That Girl said...

Happy Anniversary!! Look at you two beautiful love birds... what amazing photos! Hope you enjoyed that whiskey and am glad to hear that you still have the capacity for lots of champagne! Great false lashes BTW or are you sporting an amazing mascara that I've yet to discover?!?

Welsh Girl said...

Happy Anniversary - you looked ravishing as a bride, and as a blonde seventies chick too! Darn you! Have children, emigration, credit crunches and seven years of marriage not had any detrimental effects?????

Time Management Mum said...

Congrats on the anniversary- mine is this week too!
There is an award waiting for you over at my blog!

Helen said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! We celebrated 30 (thirty!!)years since we started going together on Sunday - it gets better all the time! Beautiful wedding pictures!

Ali said...

Happy anniversary to the two of you!

Home Office Mum said...

THanks bevchen - may the next 7 involve more sleep

Nicola - thank you for the kind comments.

That girl - definitely falseys!

Welsh - 7 years and 2 kids have added a lovely tyre around my middle. And grey hair (covered by the blonde wig)

TMM - happy anniversary and thanks for the award

Helen - Well done on 30 years!! That's amazing

Ali - thank you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. You look amazing! Good luck with the next 7, and the 7 after that ...

Perfectly Happy Mum said...

Happy anniversary a little bit late...
You looked gorgeous then and you are gorgeous now!

katyboo1 said...

Your wedding photos are amazing and delicious. Your latest ones are crazy and delicious. Happy anniversary. May your next seven be sleep filled and delightful in every way.xx

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