It seems like a lifetime ago since Mr K and I first met, we've crammed quite a lot into the 9 years that we've been together. In fact since we met we have: moved house 3 times, been on some lovely holidays abroad, got married, grown our family to include 2 goldfish (who sadly didn't survive the second house move) and of course our 2 beautiful daughters - who have survived all the house moves!
So where did it all begin, well we met in a pub on a Friday night (4th December 2009!) we started chatting, we had the same sense of humour and before long the banter was flying backwards and forwards. I couldn't remember the last time I'd met a guy that made me laugh as much as Mr K did. At the end of the night we swapped numbers and there might have been a small kissing episode (something we both still argue over now as to who kissed who first).
Over the next few weeks we talked and text every day, went on a few typical dates - meals out, nights at the cinema, and a trip up to London where we spent the day as tourists even though we only live a 40 minute train ride from the city!
A throwback to our trip to London
in the early days! How young do we look?
In June 2010 we moved in together - was it pretty quick? probably - 6 months after we met we were living together. Did it change our relationship? definitely - its hard to keep the romantic spark alive when you're both working full time and there's exciting stuff like food shopping and washing up to do! After a while 'date nights' became a thing of the past and we were both quite happy to stay in with a movie and a pizza.
Fast forward to 2011 and we decided we wanted to start a family and in October 2011 we found out we were expecting our first addition. I can still remember the conversations we used to have in the middle of the night - what would we do if the baby was ill? what would we do if one of us was ill? What would it be like to be a family of 3? Back then neither of us knew the answer to most of our worries was to wing it!
My smiley girl - Sophi back in 2012
she taught us how to be parents
In early 2015 we decided to get married - we booked the date of 25th September in April that year and within a few weeks, with a bit of help from Ebay and inspiration from Pinterest our wedding was organised. Neither of us wanted a big fancy day, just important family and friends. As long as Sophi had a part in the ceremony that was all that mattered.
|Our Wedding flowers|
The day before our wedding we made a booking to view a new house (who even does that??), we fell in love with the house and put in an offer - which was accepted. I guess our life together has always been pretty chaotic and to be honest I wouldn't have it any other way. So 5 months after getting married in February 2016 we moved house again! After a few months of relatively calm, normal life we decided it was time to expand our family and in July this year we welcomed Harper* into the madness.
So as you can see its been a bit of a rollercoaster ride - lots of house moves, babies, and mad decisions at even madder times but we've come through it all.
10 years together next year Mr K - who'd have thought it?
*There's a separate blog post which tells all about Harpers super quick arrival if you fancy giving it a look - its a bit of a shocker!