a 10.

After you read this post, you gotta go and check out my guest-post on Toni's awesome blog Wifely Steps! My post, Much More than a Fairy Tale, is part 3 of her Anniversary Series.
Happy Anniversary, Toni and H! xoxo


Ten years ago last week, my Roomie and I vowed to love, honour, and respect each other, and have wild monkey lovin' for the rest of our lives.

Okay, Roomie added the "wild monkey lovin'".

Fine, I lied. *I* added the "wild monkey lovin'".

And like good scotch, our relationship just gets better with age... smoother, richer, tastier. Over the years, we've grown closer and more in love. Yeah, it's possible. Huh. Whodathunkit, eh?!

Word on the street is that happy-10-year-marriages are a rare breed and must be celebrated with a renewal of vows, perhaps a second honeymoon, or maybe at least a backyard barbecue.

But we did none of those. Why? Well, it went down like this...

Last year...
Me: Next year's the big 10. Should we renew?
Roomie: What?
Me: Our vows.
Roomie: Meh.
Me: Yeah, me too. Okay.

January 2010...
Me: Our anniversary's coming up. What do you want to do?
Roomie: I don't know.
Me: I was thinking we could have friends over.
Roomie: Sure.
Me: Okay.

April 2010...
Me: We can't have people over with the bathroom not done.
Roomie: Over for what?
Me: Our anniversary.
Roomie: Oh. Okay. Cafe Carlo then?
Me: I was thinking we should celebrate with the kids this year, you know, since it's a big one.
Roomie: Okay.

May 26, 2010...
Me: So, where do you want to go for dinner tomorrow?
Roomie: The kids won't eat anything at Cafe Carlo.
Me: Yeah.
Roomie: I don't know.
Me: Okay.

And that was the extent of our planning.

In the end, no renewal of vows, no barbecue at our house with friends. We didn't even have that romantic fancy-schmancy dinner at Cafe Carlo that we've done on previous anniversaries.

Instead, we ordered in some butter chicken, veggie korma, and naan...

... enjoyed the richest, most luscious flour-free chocolate cake...

... and celebrated our big milestone anniversary with our 2 favourite people,...

... and it was perfection.

Happy 10th Anniversary, my darling Roomie! I love you!


  1. Happy Anniversary to You both. :)

  2. Happy Anniversary to you both! That cake looks divine!

  3. Anonymous30 May, 2010

    Happy Anniversary! And that cake does look good. :-)


    Siobhan (I finally found you!)

  4. mmmm, butter chicken. That cake looks good too.

    Happy Anniversary!

  5. What, no 10th anniversary gifts for each other?

    I was just assuming that since you're such big fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm, one of you would have given the other one a gift like the one Cheryl gave Larry for their 10th anniversary (in season 4.

    And what is that on top of the cake, to the left of the strawberries? A giant, chocolate-coated... ah, I see, the red on its left side is bare strawberry!

    I was confused by its monstrous size compared to the other one's I've seen. ("If I had 1 dime for every time I heard that...")

  6. Happy Anniversary and many more! That cake looks like a piece of heaven.

  7. Awwww! Way to go teenagers, you are a rare breed;)

  8. What a great way to celebrate... Happy Aniversary!

  9. Congratulations Ate and Kuya "Camera". I remember calling him that as a kid. I was clearly VERY creative.

    I'd much rather celebrate as you two did, considering Fran and I are addicted to Indian food too. Love you guys.

    All my xoxoxoxoxoxo's,

    PS. Luc's face.... c l a s s i c!!! Definitely family.

  10. Cornelia31 May, 2010

    Happy Anniversary! You rock! :)

  11. Looks good to me!

    If you think it is good at 10 years, wait til you hit 25 like me and Mrs RC. Better and better!

  12. Happy Anniversary :)

    Goodness, I'm drooling for some butter chicken right now.

  13. Ok, after staring yet again at that dinner photo, I ordered delivery from there.
    It was delicious!! We'll see if there is any left for the hubby.