“It’s been a while.”– Britney Spears, Break the Ice
Anniversaries are important to me. I celebrate these milestones to remind us where we’ve come from and of the journey still ahead.
March 8 is the day that the hubby and I started dating 17 years ago. It was around 3 in the morning, in an emptying nightclub, when we made it official, both drunk with giddiness.
Neither of us would’ve imagined the life that laid ahead of us, especially the possibility of even being married or adopting a child.
But life is full of surprises, if you just leave yourself open to receiving them.
T has changed our life for the better. Life is busier and hectic, but the hubby and I appreciate each other more. While we’ve never been tested like this, as individuals and as a couple, I feel we are stronger when it’s the three of us together.
It’s inspiring to watch the hubby be Daddy to T. T adores him. The hubby is a great father and he’s certainly more patient and chill than I am with T!
Today was a beautiful day. Bright, sunny and warm, the first sign of Spring.
The hubby let me sleep in a bit while he got T settled into the day. I woke up to them playing in the living room.
We then ran errands and had lunch at a ramen restaurant. Then lazed at home with a nice nap while the hubby and T watched Frozen 2. T adores the characters of Anna and Elsa and refers to them as his “Girl Puppy Team.”
We spent the late afternoon going for a walk in the neighbourhood, soaking up the warmth, inhaling the fresh air, and enjoying the extra daylight – yay, daylight savings time! There was noticeably more families in the park.
For dinner, I made Kare Kare with the Instant Pot. It is a Filipino style ox tail peanut stew, filled with eggplant, green beans and bok choy. Served with a steaming bowl of jasmine rice. I’ve been wanting to make this for a while. It was a bit of work but worth it for this special day!
I could not have asked for a more simple, relaxing and worthwhile way to celebrate 17 years together.