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Good evening from Uk , how are you all doing? things are changing again here we are heading into a second wave of covid with local lock downs , new restrictions not being able to meet up again. If it wasn’t difficult the first time round we are certainly beginning to feel that slightly claustrophobic feeling intrude into our lives again. we will cope some better then others some hate it some revel in it and what it means. I have certainly found it has benefited us here in someways. It begins a closeness to those in your bubble, but also has brought more friendships our way. maybe from an online perspective but still people that I have become fond of. Our Jake has met a Really sweet Girl from the USA so sweet to see him blossom and his self esteem is growing. the start of something innocent and Beautiful. From Friendship to relationship. I hope this goes the same way our Niki and her Tom has gone they are 4 years down the line in their relationship now.
Although I talk to my Mum and our Josh daily I do miss visiting and having them come to stay, This week has been a busy one schools work and of course planning my anniversary I felt like a Million dollars on that day.
I am really affectionate person in general never say things I don’t mean, super soppy, and not afraid to admit it I am a woman who lavish attention on people I care about. Maybe slightly to intensely sometimes. The chances are I can be irritating.
Anniversary Wow 26 years
Some moments from our wedding day
How has he put up with all my faults and good bits this long, admittedly was touch and go for a short while but here we are still 26 years later.
I kind of wanted to really show him just how much I care , love and value him. what do you give someone who has things already, the one thing he always wanted the most valuing myself, knowing my own worth maybe that is the best gift to give someone. Putting my wants and needs first. that way what i give to him is someone without hangups and self consciousness or self doubt. definitely I was feeling free enough to not stress and put my creativity into the day. His smile was the best present I ever got.
When we were younger a couple of years married .
Preparations began the moment I saw the perfect dress I have been wanting one for years like this particular one.
Do you ever get that first strike of inspiration and then it develops into something perfect, It’s just the way I work, always comes from something that catches my eye then my heart it develops one time step at a time before you reach the end goal. Kind of a little how my book started. I wanted to get the meal prepared the night before and the scent of it cooking even had Jake come downstairs My hubbies Favorite Greek dish Pastitsio.
If you haven’t tried it yet look it up it really is a lovely meal and great with salad. Have my own little family recipe that is developed to our own taste.
Its one of them meals that you can serve the next day, as long as it is heated real well and kept in fridge. I think most families learn to do family recipes and send them down generations i find they always taste different depending who makes it all yummy but all adding their own flare to the dish.
I was meant to be working the day of my anniversary, the day before I just thought I really just want to be home, with him the kids were at school for the day, to be honest it is the first time we have been alone since the whole covid pandemic started. I don’t the first time in the long years I felt super nervous and had butterflies in my tummy. strange isn’t it after all this time he can affect me like that.
Told you I am super soppy.
With the kids off to school , I wouldn’t let him in the kitchen was busy doing my thing setting things up, I don’t need fancy restaurants, presents, big declarations of love. just a moment to just be me and just feel and take in the moment.
Not long after I surprised him god those balloons took ages to blow up. doesn’t the saying go actions speak louder then words. there is a lot of truth in that saying. He hadn’t see me all dressed up at this point.
I actually had to run to shops as didn’t have enough balloons to do the arch way, when we married we had a ballon arch way made at the entrance of the reception hall but by the time we got their all the kids had popped the balloons so we didn’t get to see it in all it’s glory. Maybe this year I wanted to recreate some of the things that were forgotten or when slightly amiss on our wedding day. The reason we got to reception on our wedding day slightly late was because we had to pop home so I could put on the necklace he brought me to wear with my dress and in the rush of the big day I forgot to put it on. walked down the isle without it.
Time went super quick wasn’t helped by the fact i had over an hour on the phone with citizens advice in three way call sorting Niki’s Uc claim god that was so frustrating that could take ages still we are waiting for her medical assessment, do you know this has been going on since she turned 20 in march. what a truly messed up system it is. still I wasn’t going top let it affect me and ruin what was meant to be a relaxing beautiful day.
Hair was next on the list of things, a small amount of make up and of course the necklace no way I was forgetting it this time, Nails. Then it was time to go get kids from school.
we did discuss letting the kids sit down for the meal with us but they saw the room all decorated and said they didn’t want to which kind of worked out well I fed them first, finished off setting things up before going to get dressed lighting the candles and calling hubby into the room.
I had our wedding first dance song playing still a favorite of ours. The lyrics are so beautiful. Gloria Estefan – I see your smile
First Dance as a married Couple
I scrub up well, very little effort, felt so glamorous.
This is the look i am talking about his smile.
The kids joined us for dessert pour Jake wanted to be any where but their think he wanted to talk to his girl not play gooseberry to mum and dads dinner date, lol.
I am not a drinker but this bubbly was so lush,
OH yes the elf came out too , my little creative buddy. The rest of the evening was movies.
What mischief Emo got up too.
but yes at the end of the day you take your hair down shoes off and sit with your feet up watching movies .
My hair went super fluffy.
Any way it was the perfect day that ended with smiles. and content feeling.
Goodnight have a beautiful evening and peaceful sleep.
Much love Faye xxx