Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy 11th Anniversary!

yesterday was our 11 year anniversary - can you believe it? we sure can't as we still run around like goofy kids together, acting like we are 11yr old best friends! we have often talked about how much fun we would have had together if we knew each other as kids. as kids, we both like doing similar things - climbing trees, swimming, fishing, collecting rocks, exploring - that kind of stuff. but we are very grateful to be able to have had the last 11 yrs together and the rest of our lives ahead of us!

we started the day in the hottub, of course. then we decided to make a big, grandiose meal for our anniversary dinner/supper. i know that most of you are thinking duck a l'orange, or venison medallions like 45er recently made, or chicken cordon bleu, or lobster tails in a white wine reduction. nope, not this time. this time we made one of our old favourites and one that we haven't had in a while. yep, you guessed it - Shepherd's Pie!!!! yummeh - we love shepherd's pie. we made a big casserole dish of it and ate it all day, all evening and all night.

after we put the pie in the oven, it was back to the hottub. we stayed out frolicking until the pie was ready. came in, stuffed our faces and back to the hottub. after another 30 mins or so, we came in and read our books sitting on the couch for a while. then more pie. then more hottub. by that time it was early evening and so we put on one of our favourite movies - entitled "The Other Guys" starring Will Farrel and Mark Wahlberg. we love that movie and have watched it at least 50 times. it's still as funny as ever. we have a few comedies that get both of us screeching and we have watched most of them about 50 times. we have a similar sense of humour and really enjoy laughing together. we also take key lines out of movies and use them in certain situations and no one ever gets our inside jokes. our own little special way of talking.

anyway, after the movie we went back out to the hottub. that was at midnight. the sky was a deep midnight blue and we lay in the tub looking at all of the stars. the sky is so clear here that you can see millions of stars. we stayed out for 2 hours yakking and talking and planning and dreaming - it was a wonderful end to our anniversary day!

today it was a balmy -2C (about 25F) so we decided to walk down to the river. i took some pics so that you all could be there with us - it was a gorgeous walk!

here's where we start, standing on the back deck looking into the backyard. notice that most of the snow is gone?



well, except for this little piece - teehee.



so let's head down the road:



around the turn in the road and almost halfway there:



there's the river up ahead:



and here's the river covered with a thin layer of ice. no skating on it yet!



and for all of you who think we aren't fashion-conscious here at the Manor, i give you jambaloney dressed like a hobo (with hair that has gone from Brit-pop, to hippy, to just plain waaaay too long, and he hasn't shaved in a week and a half):



he's still just drop-dead gorgeous though!

and here is me, wearing a ski-doo suit that my best friend Tobi gave me 20yrs ago - can you believe that thing?



oh those early 90's neon colours eh? make sure to notice my pink boots AND the fact that i cracked the ice - bahahahaha!

well that's about it for now. stay tuned as there are upcoming posts about our 2 throw-together-with-whatever-junk-is-on-hand sheds and we finally painted and tiled the horrible stairs between the kitchen and living room.

and jambaloney's got an upcoming post about the basement. ick. that basement sucks!

51 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary you two.....here's to many more.

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    1. thanks Warlock, buddy, we appreciate it. and look forward to many more!

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  2. Happy anniversary! Looking forward to many more from your most excellent blog.

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    1. thanks mmasse, us too. thanks for stopping in, my friend!

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  3. First off Happy Anniversary!! I love how much you too love each~other and it shows so much.

    Now to something more serious...We have been looking for a tree stand for a long time, and did not realize Jambaloney was so talented and diverse in his skills! Now if we only had trees~sigh.

    The day sounded lovely by the way, and who says you have to have any food besides the food you desire! The hot tub on the other hand well sweet and romantic...and a tab brrr too.

    May you have a hundred more years of love and happiness and friendship.

    Your southern friend
    Jennifer

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    1. thanks Jen! and thanks again as you are one of the few lucky people that i know who has experienced this kind of love first hand! i am so glad that you have your gorgeous Bill!

      jambaloney says that he is available for tree standing anytime. he normally charges $10 bucks an hour but says he will do it for you for free. but only you! he also says that he will bring the trees!

      Jen - the day was awesome and the hottub even more so! the shepherd's pie was deelish!

      thank you so much for your wonderfully, sweet wish. you have no idea how much it means.

      thank you my Spicey NM friend! you really are the best!

      xoxo

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    2. deal! and we are not tree snobs, whatever kind will be a delight for the farm ;)!!


      My Paprika friend~<3 I assure you, that you are the bestest, if I am the best!!

      xoxox

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    1. Mr. Smythe, as always, Sir, it is an honour when you drop by...and thank you!

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  5. Happy anniversary! The sky is a remarkable shade of blue.

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    1. PracticalP - you always notice the shade of the sky - in all of our posts! i will always take pics of the sky for you! and thank you, my friend!

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  6. Happy 11th anniversary...glad to hear you had a fabulous day

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    1. thanks JUGM - we really did have a fabulous day!

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  7. Hey Kymber and Jambaloney,

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU BOTH !!! You had a wonderful day together and may you have a gazillion more of those days !! Thanks for the walk along with you to the river... AWESOME ! That blue sky sure lifts my spirits, while the entire west coast is in a DEEP FREEZE !

    Kymber, I love your pink boots and they are in again, because I saw neon colours in the ski shop.

    Take Care Guys,
    Helga :))

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    1. Helga - thanks for that sweet wish! i always use the word gazillion too - bahaha! we were glad to take you for the walk and i am so sorry you guys are in such a deep freeze!

      and it's like they say, keep something for 20 yrs as the style will come back! i love my ski-doo suit! and boots!

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  8. Happy Anniversary you guys! Just think, in another 11 years you'll probably STILL be wearing that neon suit! Lollllllll. You guys rock!
    Love Sci

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    1. thanks Sci gurl! and ya know what - i am going to do my best to still be wearing that suit in 11 more yrs!

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  9. Sounds like a perfect day. Congratulations to you both. I am glad you are still best friends, that's the way it should be. Which reminds me you both need to watch the video I posted today 'we all need somebody' I think you will enjoy.

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    1. Dear Duke - it was a perfect day, thank you. and yes, you are supposed to be best friends with your partner in life. i already checked out your video and left a comment...it is such a sweet video. thanks for sharing it!

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  10. What a lovely day you had together!!! Congrats,my friends!!!

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    1. thanks Donna. we appreciate it my friend!

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  11. Next time could you both stand closer to the camera. Us old folks have to use a magnifying glass to see y'all. ;)

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    1. Oh I forgot H.A. to two of the cleanest folks in Canada. Only 11 yrs wow. Wife and I have been together 25. Or as I like to say 25 yrs of a life sentence.

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    2. Rob, buddy, from now on we'll stand closer to the camera. but i like getting the scenery in the pic too!

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    3. bahahahahaha! i never thought of it that way but i guess we just might be two of the cleanest! bahahahahah! that's funny!

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  12. An entire day in the hot tub seems like a good way to spend an anniversary.

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    1. it sure was Ed. we really enjoyed it!

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  13. Happy anniversary y'all! And many more to come.

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  14. Happy Anny, girl! It sounds like a good one.

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    1. thanks 45er, buddy - it really was a good one!

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  15. May you have 11+11+11+11+11..etc MORE!

    Happy Anniversary you two!

    From All of us here in Florida!

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    1. thanks for the sweet wish Mamma Bear! sure do wish we were in Florida with you!

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  16. aw, what a sweet, romantic, and relaxing day!!! You two sound so perfect for each other:) I hope you have many more wonderful years together.

    I must admit, I'm a little jealous that you have a hot tub - I'll be thinking of you in your big ole tub of hot water today as I wash my hair in a bucket and take a sponge bath, though, if we had a hot tub it wouldn't be very romantic or relaxing - it would be more like a big stew pot of kids....lol.

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    1. Mystic - thank you for such a sweet wish! i wish you were closer and could come and visit our hottub. we would take the kids down to the river to play and you and your man could soak in the hottub.

      and ya - i don't recommend getting a hottub any time soon - you'd never get to use it. a big stew pot of kids - bahahahaha!

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    1. thanks Phelan gurl - we appreciate it!

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  18. Happy 11th Anniversary!!

    You two are just so darn cute together, I love reading about your wonderful romance. I guess that there really is a such thing as a soul mate because you two definitely sound like each others.

    Here's to eleven years together and may there be an infinite number more.

    Much love and hugs to you both.
    ~Fel~

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    1. oh Fel...you are the romantic just like me! thank you for saying that we are soul mates because we always feel like we are! thank you honey! and thank you for that sweet wish!

      i never have ever forgotten that i shared the Manor with you first. do you remember?

      thanks Fel. much love back to you and the C-Man and B's! we are coming to visit you and you all are coming to visit us. let's promise!

      your friend always,
      kymber

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  19. Kymber, congratulations on your anniversary. It sounds as if you too love birds had a great time. The Queen and I love Shepherd's Pie too.

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    1. Shepherd, my dear friend, seems like your comment came up 3 times?!?!?!? but it is such a sweet comment that i don't mind at all!!!

      we had a great time buddy, thank you. and i imagine that you and The Queen and little M&M love Shepherd's Pie too - bahahahahha!

      thanks for stopping in buddy - i know how hectic your life is right now. but i also know that you and The Queen love it. but i still appreciate your taking the time to stop in. all of our love to you and yours eh?

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  20. Kymber, congratulations on your anniversary. It sounds as if you too love birds had a great time. The Queen and I love Shepherd's Pie too.

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  21. Kymber, congratulations on your anniversary. It sounds as if you too love birds had a great time. The Queen and I love Shepherd's Pie too.

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  22. I love shepherds pie OMG. Happy anniversary you two. Congrats!!!

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    1. thanks so much PioneerP - it means so much coming from you, brotha!

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  23. Happy Anniversary Kymber and i have to be honest in saying I've never tried Shepherd's Pie, but I'm on the look -out for it whenever I'm in a restaurant. Richard

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    1. Richard - i will post the recipe on our other blog. but if you can find a restaurant that makes a good shepherd's pie - move in!

      thank you for the wishes my friend!

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  24. I only hope that one day I can find someone and be as happy as you two. Congrats :)

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    1. BEB...i was 30 when i met my man. i had spent all of my 20's knowing that the men i met were not for me. i waited. and hoped and prayed. and when the Lord delivers - boy, does he ever deliver!!!! you will find your soulmate, honey. i know that you will.

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  25. Congrats on 11 years!!! It is nice to see two ppl still so in love after all that time... gives us younger couples hope that there are still those marriages out there that stand the test of time! We will be celebrating 5 years this year... and the time seems to have just flown by... which, as I hear, is what happens when you are having fun!

    Wishing many more years of anniversaries for you and your husband!

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  26. Amanda - as hard as it is to believe, and it is hard to believe that it keeps getting better and better - trust me that it does!!! i loved him so much at our 5th anniversary and every year, every day, i love him more, laugh with him more, and enjoy my life more!

    it sounds like both of you are very similar to us in the way that you enjoy each other. thanks for the sweet wish and i send the same wish back to you both.

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