Wednesday, February 18, 2015

5 year anniversary

The other week Ben and I celebrated our five year anniversary, to me that sounds like a long time and in the scheme of things really isn't but it's also my longest relationship and that makes me super happy. For those who don't know, Ben and I met through an online dating site. If you have never been on one, 99% of the Aussie guy profiles read something like this

"I'm a fun loving guy, who enjoys hanging out with my mates, going fishing, playing sport"
"I also enjoy cuddling on the couch"

Which sounds good, heck I like cuddling on the couch but after a while that line starts to become a little repetitive. When I read Ben's profile it was weird and he said he liked art and it was pretty much love at first read and sight. I remember feeling totally smittened after our first phone call together. I remember he talked about those tiny, fish shaped, bottles of soy you get with sushi and how awesome they are and that made me think he was awesome. Our first meeting was a little funny but maybe I'll save that for another time.

Our Limerance has lost some of its shine (google it it's interesting!) but how I feel deep down about him is just the same. I'm beyond stoked I got to meet someone weird and cute and smart and goodlooking and so stoked that he liked me back. I'm also so grateful that his heart, like mine has a desire to commit to someone not just in those peachy happy times but through all those annoying, bad mood, peeved off, pms-ing times too. I love him so crazy much and I'm so thankful we met each other :) Five years kind of just happened - we're still the same silly peeps that met, liked each other and luckily still like each other (or even more).  Below are photos from our trip to the Gold Coast we took together (and with Gremlin). I had no idea pet friendly motels existed but apparently they do :)














26 comments:

  1. Oh happy anniversary love birds!! This is so sweet.

    Finding someone that you can do live with, beyond the limerence (totally googled it!), is just the greatest thing, especially if they're weird, wacky and just plain cute.

    My guy and I celebrate 5 years in August. I can't wait :)

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    1. Aww you guys are five years too! It really is super nice to find someone you just love and for them to love you back as well :)

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  2. Aw, you guys seem like such a wonderful couple. :) Happy anniversary! xoxo

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  3. 5 years! Yay! I got all teary looking at this :) you guys are so super sweet, I'm so happy for both of you that you found each other. We love the guts outta both of you :)
    Cute piccies of your trip, hooray for getting to take gremlin too! Happy anniversary! Xxxx

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    1. aww thanks Heddie, that's super sweet of you :) super love!

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  4. limerance! i learned something new (and super fascinating) today!
    you guys seem like such a good fit. i love that sweet story of your first conversation and would looove to read about the first meeting so you better come through on that. ;)
    anyway, happy anniversary to you both! wishing you loads more silly, crazy, awesome, and wonderful adventures together! xo

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    1. I thought limerance was super fascinating too and then had the realisation that a lot of people are limerance chasers! Okay I will try and remember to share out first meeting story just for you :) Thanks for all your kind words too!!

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  5. You two always look so cute together! Happy five year to you both!

    I am so in love with photographs. Your feet are lovely with red nails :) and Gremlin have grown up SO much!!

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. Aww thanks Katrina :) I think Gremlin is fully grown now, I looked back on photos of him as a kitten and I was so shocked at how tiny he was!

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  6. aw congratulations fee! you guys are so sweet together! thats such a lovely story :-) your trip looks super nice! (love those shower tiles btw). Oh also I got your parcel!!!!! its amaaaazing!!! I LOVED everthing in it! so darn thoughtful! thank you!!!

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    1. awesome - glad it arrived safe and sound :)
      I too was taken with the mismatched tiles - it will be a sad day if they ever decide to renovate!

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  7. happy anniversary xoxoxo

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  8. so happy for the two of you <3

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  9. That's so great! Congrats. And five years is a bit of a long time, at least I think so. So lucky you were able to find someone you can connect with and love. :)
    Ps: I also love that photo of the shower. How beautiful.
    Juli xx

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    1. Thanks Juli :) It really is nice to have awesome people interject into your own life :)

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  10. happy happy 5 year anniversary you sweet, cute, adorable, quirky, beautiful couple! i loved your story so much! xx

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  11. Happy anniversary guys!!! Thanks for sharing how you two met, modern romance for sure! :) I relate also about the funny stories that caught your attention at first. I learnt about limerance after you and found it super interesting (everyone should google it) and I like your comment about people being limerance chasers, it makes so much sense! Are you wearing a Doraemon t-shirt? you're amazing Fee :) great that you took Gremlin on your celebration. Biiig love for the three!

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    1. Thanks Damaris! I love Limerance but I love loving someone forever more :) Big sap over here! he he he

      Oh it looks like a Doraemon shirt, but it's a sailor moon shirt - they're both a cartoon and from Japan! I think I might do a post on that shirt because it's awesome :)

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  12. happiest anniversary! there's some quote about love being about recognizing — and relating to — the weirdness in others. there's nothing more romantic :)

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  13. Happy five years anniversary!! You two sound like a great match for each other and make such an awesome, fun and good looking couple. I do hope to hear about your first date sometime.

    PS: Totally digging the bathroom tiles!!!

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    1. Thanks Trishie :) How rad are the tiles! eep!

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