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Favourite Photo Friday – 15 years of commitment…with a gorgeous man

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Fifteen years ago today, when we were just babies, we got all dressed up in pretty outfits and committed to a lifetime of love, tears, adventure, arguments, mystery, stress and fun together.

And that’s exactly what we got. It’s not all fun and games, and some days I have to remind myself that Mr Fix-It’s life insurance will not buy me a dad for my kids…though it would pay for a nanny and a cleaner…mmmmm.

I organised our 10-year extravaganza, so today landed directly in Mr Fix-It’s lap. He’s kept it all about mystery, relaxation and fun.

I have no idea where we’re going or what we’re doing and quite frankly the suspense is killing me. All I know is we’re going away for three nights, kid free, and it’s not too far from home.

Or at least I hope it’s not on a plane because in typical Oopsiemumma style,  I am sick (I spent our honeymoon drugged to the eyeballs on over-the-counter medication in Hawaii) and a flight might make my head explode.

I’m placing bets on a night in Brisbane city followed by two nights at the Gold Coast.

Place your bets below!

Oopsiemumma xo


Happy 14th Anniversary Mr Fix-It – a look at real marriage Pinterest style

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Today Mr Fix-It and I are celebrating our 14th year wedding anniversary. Naaawwwwwww.

A very young Oopsiemumma and Mr Fix-It. You can tell because this was when Mr Fix-It had hair. When the kids look at our wedding photo's they think I married someone else.

When I say “celebrating” I mean that this morning I rolled over, gave him a kiss, he got out of bed and went to work. Tonight I’ll head to soccer training with Master Sporty, come home and have dinner, put the kids to bed, have a cup of tea with Mr Fix-It and then off to sleep we go. Happy Anniversary honey!

But all is not lost, this weekend we’re heading away for two nights by ourselves, for the first time in over four years. YIPPPEEEEE! I’m so excited I almost don’t know what to do with myself…almost.

All this anniversary stuff has got me thinking this week about what marriage is actually like. If you’ve been married for more than 10 minutes then you’ve probably figured out it’s not all rose petals and happily ever afters. It can be a little…interesting.

Here are some of my thoughts courtesy of Pinterest (note – click on the picture for the image credit):

I’ve had 14 years practice at annoying Mr Fix-It. I’m a champion at it especially during a certain week every month.If it was an Olympic sport I’d get 12 gold medals a year.

I didn’t actually own anything more than some clothes when we got married so I can’t say I put it all on the line 🙂

Even though we are husband and wife we definitely still have days where poisoned coffee is a high possibility. It’s not all pretty, all the time. Sometimes not even half the time.

But most days this is true. Most days. I did marry my best friend after all.

After 14 years there are definitely days when we absolutely, positively, without a doubt can’t live WITH each other. But we also absolutely, positively, without a doubt can’t live WITHOUT each other. This is where a spare room comes in handy LOL.

If you’re reading this, Mr Fix-It, then file this picture away for next year. It’s a gentle reminder that it’s our 15 year anniversary and I’m still waiting for that eternity ring. And NO, just because it’s called an eternity ring doesn’t mean I have to wait an eternity for it.

Oopsiemmuma xo

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