The Koala and I are celebrating 6 years of marriage tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since we went glamping on the West Coast. It was really good to get off the grid for a weekend.
More than one wise person has said that you should marry someone who makes you laugh. The Koala has a wicked sense of humour. If jokes and humorous stories (OMG, the STORIES) were currency, we’d be rich! The Koala and I laugh together every day. We have an intricate web of personal jokes that span various languages and time periods. It keeps us tight buddies.
When I tell people we’ve been married for almost 6 years, it often surprises them. I guess everyone has ideas of what a marriage is and this changes with each generation or even group of friends. I don’t have many married friends and it seems that my generation prefer to have children or buy houses before getting married.
In case you’re wondering, we didn’t marry in a whim either, we were together for 7 years before we got married. 7 years, is a decent test drive. I had fun fossicking through very old photos of us as a couple. Look how young we look!
I think it’s important to celebrate your anniversary. Our “Plan A” celebratory plan didn’t work out this year (they were fully booked) so I’ve squirrelled that idea way for next year. Our “Plan B” didn’t work out either, the restaurant suffered a fire last week and will be closed for weeks.
Here’s how we have celebrated over the years.
- 1 Year Anniversary: Weekend in Rotorua – Waitomo Caves, Black water rafting, Polynesia Spa
- 2 Year Anniversary: Kermedac – Degustation for two
- 3 Year Anniversary: Mikano – Fine dining by the ports
- 4 Year Anniversary: Tanuki’s Cave – Yakitori and beer
- 5 Year Anniversary: Glamping – Castaways Resort, Kariotahi Beach
This year, we’re didn’t go quite as glamorous and rugged as glamping but celebrated with tasty, beautiful food and hours of laughter right in the heart of Auckland city.
What was your most memorable anniversary?
Congratulations, Genie! Cheers
You folks are a fricking sexy assed couple. Happy anniversary!
Congratulations! It’s so lovely that you guys still have such a great time together. Happy anniversary!
A toast to many more years. You are one of my fave couples and I’m glad you’re a part of my life.
Ps. I would not hold it against you if you went to sugar club for your anniversary….
Love you too Aimee! We’re not going to Sugar Club tomorrow but I think the place we are going is one that you have been to.
Happy anniversary! We’ve been married for 8 years and have had 3 children, moved 4 times and built 2 houses in that time. Laughter is DEFINITELY important!
Thanks Leigh-ann. You’ve done so much in comparison (not that I’m comparing). We haven’t had any children or built any houses, but we’ve moved many times and had a few rabbits. To many more years of laughter to all of us.
Congratulations Genie!! xox
Happy anniversary Genie and Koala! Love dem photos, here’s wishing you many, many dozens more laughter-filled years.
Happy Anniversary! 😀 Awesome photos~ You guys are so cool #relationshipgoals hahahh.
Le boyfriend and I just turn 6 years as well!! but as boyfriend/girlfriend though
I think my most memorable anniversary is probably our 2nd anniversary when we went away to Lobos in Argentina to a lovely “castle” for a weekend filled with spa treatment and yummy food. Close to that one was actually this anniversary, where we went to Lava Dinning at the Sofitel.
Yay! Congrats once again, you guy make a lovely couple 🙂
Genie this is amazing! I think you’ve given me an idea for the upcoming ANZAC weekend. Although it may be a bit chilly now for the outdoor bathtub, but next summer for sure! It looks positively delightful.
I can see the happiness on your faces 😀 xx
Happy Anniversary! Have an epic feast with your other half!
Thanks Amy! I am looking forward to feasting…as always.
Aww I love this post!
Happy anniversary snookie pookie poo ❤❤❤
Aww thanks snookie pookie cookie face.
Beautiful ! Happy Anniversary to you, Koala and Bunny.
Happy annoversary!! 🙂
Happy Anniversary! I love all your photos. My (now) husband and I were together almost 7 years before we got married 6 years ago. I completely agree with marrying someone with a great sense of humor – I think my husband and I both did well in that department!
Wow Genie, congratulations! It looks like you two have a wonderful time together, so happy (and envious, lol) and wishing you two a long life of laughs together xxx
Keep laughing! Happy anniversary!
Congratulations! I wouldn’t even know who you were had you not planned your wedding. 🙂 The time seems to have gone awfully fast!
Congrats babe 🙂 you guys look super happy xx