Sunday, 5 July 2015

{The Ordinary Moments 15} #27 'Five Years'

This weekend 5 years ago was very similar to the weekend we have just had. It was an absolute scorcher and the UK was in the middle of a mini heatwave. July 3rd five years ago was the day of our wedding. As I write this, I still can't comprehend how quickly 5 years have passed and our wedding anniversary seemed to just creep up on us, so we didn't really make any fixed plans. As we have been away recently, we said we would just do something low key. My sister and her boyfriend kindly came to babysit LO so we got the opportunity to go out together for the evening. Keeping things simple, we just went to Pizza Express and for a rare trip to the cinema to watch San Andreas. Simple yet so lovely. And nice to just spend some quality time together. I was so full from pizza I couldn't even face popcorn or pick 'n mix. 

Although it was 5 years ago, our wedding day is all so fresh and vivid in my mind. But then I think no one ever forgets such a special day. I remember jumping out of my hotel bed, tripping over and stumbling to open the curtains, hoping that it wouldn't be raining. It was ridiculously early but I was too excited as I was about to marry my sweetheart who I had been with since I was 18. We got married in Southwell Minster in the little market town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, which is where I lived when I was younger and went to secondary school. I spent some of my happiest moments of childhood here, so it was only natural that I wanted to return here for our wedding. I still feel incredibly lucky to have been able to get married in such a special and beautiful cathedral, it was a dream come true really. 

I felt so incredibly nervous as I walked arm in arm with my dad down the aisle. As I have moved around so much, we both know a lot of people, so we had quite a big wedding with over 200 guests. It was quite overwhelming for me as a 24 year old, and I spend much of the day feeling pretty emotional and in a bit of a daze. Celebrating our special day surrounded by our family and friends from all walks of life was truly amazing and this day, along with the day Little One was born are the two best days of my life by a long way and it's because of these two life events that Mr F has made me so happy. So cheesy but so true. 

As I think back over the 11 years that Mr F and I have been together, I think of all the ordinary moments we have spent and enjoyed together. From little things like curling up on the sofa and watching our favourite TV programmes together, or doing the gardening even going to do the weekend shopping. There have been the holidays we have enjoyed together, and there have been the unhappy times too where he has been my absolute rock and been so supportive- the time I left to go to university and we sobbed as he dropped me off, or when I was teaching and would sit working till 2am and he would cook dinner and bring me snacks, or when my Grandma passed away and he supported my whole family. 

More recently, we have enjoyed so many ordinary moments together but as a three, not a two. Little One is the best gift he has ever given me, and I love our ordinary life that we share together as a three now. Although the past five years have been peppered with some difficult times in my family, they have also been the best five years. Here's to many many more years of happiness and spending the most ordinary of moments together. I hope that one day this summer, we can go on a little trip down to Nottinghamshire to show LO where mummy and daddy got married and have a little visit down memory lane.

Linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me

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  1. It was a beautiful day, full of love, laughter and music.

  2. Aw I love this post Amelia, what a beautiful beautiful dress. We got married the December before you, in December 2009 so it will be 6 years this Christmas and I feel the exact same about our day. Whenever I read your blog I think that we are really similar, just in our outlook on things. Happy anniversary to you both and Pizza Express and the cinema would be what we would do too! xx

    1. Aw thank you so much Katie. Ah so you celebrated 5 years recently too then- doesn't time fly so fast?! I think like your family, we also just enjoy simple moments and we treasure family time at home, it really is the best xx

  3. Oh what beautiful pictures of your wedding - and a very Happy Fifth Anniversary! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

    1. Thank you so much Carie, we had a lovely weekend thank you, in between all the rain and thunderstorms! I hope you did too xx

  4. Happy Anniversary ! What a beautiful post - it really made me feel emotional as I reflected on my own marriage and your so right, its nice just to do those small things like snuggling watching something you both enjoy. My husband too has been my rock and I love to hear women speak so fondly of theirs and the strength being married to them brings as well as the joy!

    Here's to the next 5 and adventures it will bring x


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