Last week Steven and I celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. The week before we celebrated twenty one years since the evening we met.
We are definitely jump in feet-first kind of people. We knew quickly we were in it for the long haul. Within a month of our meeting we’d met family members, within three months we were engaged, we had bought our first home by eight months and by a year and a week married.
We jumped into the Deep End… and we’ve never regretted it.
Here’s our Story.
I apologize for the quality of some of the million images in this piece.
We celebrated our marriage on the front porch of an Inn in Spring Lake NJ with a total of 37 in attendance. It was a day centered around vows, libation and good food. We had Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding - in keeping with our British theme - we traveled to London for our honeymoon. It was fantastic.
We’re planning a trip back to London and the British Isles in a few years with Liam.
Most of you know the story of the Chalet - How our first home had sold and the house we hoped to purchase fell through. I was driving with a girlfriend when we spied the For Sale By Owner sign for the Chalet. It was March and it took a few months to finalize the transaction - because the gentleman who was flipping the chalet needed the paperwork to go through the county government before he could sell; and unfortunately in that time he tried to renege on our agreement unless we paid an additional 20K. Well this saying is true my friends -
A HOUSE IS WORTH WHATEVER SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY.
I know some of you won’t believe a gal from New Jersey could be a Sox fan… I was not a baseball fan at all until I watched the 2003 playoffs… it was exciting and fast paced - I was hooked! I’ve been lucky to be at Fenway Park twice.
We are a baseball loving family. It is the sport we spend allot of time enjoying.
One of our favorite towns is Chatham, MA it’s an idyllic spot on the elbow of Cape Cod full of wonderful restaurants, shops and art.
We are secret New Englanders.
I’ve kept the walking map all these year - These are very good renderings of our homes.
We’ve celebrated Pubs Around The Hood twice - I can’t recommend this fun Drink & Food Crawl with neighbors enough.
Its a great not having to drive.
Each home picks a country - everyone always adds some decor and dresses in celebratory garb of the land.
Offer a signature drink and small taste of said country staying at each for about an hour before moving on.
First time we were Cuba the Second time we were Germany!
to my neighbors - we need to do this again and soon!
I still have this image from Liam’s 5th Birthday Party - A Star Wars theme on my phone.
It makes me smile.
Disney was amazing. Every bit as magical and wonderful as you think it will be and more.
We’ve been blessed and I wouldn’t change a thing. Every event - good or bad has gotten us to this moment. We are wed to the person we were meant to be with. The years we waited for Liam taught us much and we know he was always the boy we were waiting to welcome. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful Husband. I’ll stay in the deep end with you forever!
YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MY LIFE AND I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH. xoxoxo
til next time.