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