Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Happy 15th Anniversary!

some time in the first week of january one of us mentioned to the other that our 15th anniversary was coming on january 19th. as we regularly forget our anniversary, we laughed and said we'll probably remember it sometime around the 29th or 30th.

but wouldn't you know it - our brother g and sister c remembered and sent us this beautiful card!

It says "Anniversary Blessings to Two Special Lovebirds". on the inside it says "When God chose you for each other, He knew your love would be Sweeter still with each new day and anniversary. Happy Celebrating". then c wrote: "Love Always, your friends and bro and sis, c and g, xxoo"

sweet huh? what was sweeter still is that we HAD forgotten our anniversary, but when jambaloney went to get the mail - there was the card! thank you c and g!!!!

it was freezing outside so there was no hottubbing!

we started our celebrating by sharing this fresh-squeezed orange juice with pomegranate seeds:

and with this chia fresca with lime and pomegranate seeds:

i told you kids - when we party, we party hard.

we reminisced about various milestones in our lives together - the biggest being moving to the Manor.

we reminisced about our first time together at jambaloney's mom's fishing camp. that was our first summer together. we had a blast at the fishing camp.

most mornings we woke up together but on 2 mornings i woke up first. a hat tip now to jewlz who put up a "word cloud" in her most recent post here that you can get from

anyway, it got me to thinking about how i always do doodles and things like that. so on the two mornings i got up first, i went and got a piece of birch bark and wrote little things to give to jambaloney after we left the camp. here is the first one:

it says "memories gathered and saved forever. thank you."

the other one is more like a word cloud and is full of silly words and phrases that are inside jokes that only mean anything to us.

some examples are "swooshes and plunking" which refers to jambaloney casting - there is a swoosh and then a plunk. then there's "losing the hatchet" - pretty self-explanatory. another is "invisible newts" as he kept telling me there were tons of newts but not a one was to be found for 2 whole weeks! there's "the storm" - it was the most awesome thunder and lightning and warm rain storm ever. we sat on the dock and watched the whole thing move by. then there's the "candle eating raccoon" - we were napping on the couch right next to the window and right outside of the window was a raccoon eating our candle! we laughed and laughed and laughed! and he just kept right on eating!

the best though is "manhood, robin hood and little red riding hood". our first day he took me out fishing and after several hours of catching nothing, i said let's go back. he said "no way - i bet my manhood that i will get a fish in the next 3 casts" and got nothing! then he said "i bet my manhood AND robin hood that i will get a fish in the next 3 casts"! nothing again! so i said "maybe you should bet your little red riding hood" and he got a fish - bahahahahahaah!

so thanks to our brother and sister we managed to celebrate our 15th anniversary on our 15th anniversary! we love you c and g!

and because everyone loves pics of is Frankie Blue Eyes on a box on the fridge.

we hope you all have a great rest of the week!


  1. Congratulations to you both! I can't believe that you would forget such an important date! Maybe you should get it tattooed on your wrist or something. ;)

  2. Happy Anniversary to you both! What lovely memories you have, life is all about the journey, it sounds like you're enjoying it. Much love xxxx

  3. Congrats to both of you! Here's to 15 more... and then some!

  4. Congratulations, and may you have MANY more!

  5. Happy Anniversary to you both, what wonderful memories and thank you for sharing with us.

    And are you sure that's not a mountain lion in a box on the fridge? HAHA!!!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Now that's enough of that, get outside and start shoveling snow :-)

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both!

  8. Happy Anniversary! Guess when you make every day a celebration, it's easy to forget the "official" one eh :)

  9. Your anniversaries are piling up. Time does fly.

    I WANT some pomegranate and juice!!! But the only pomegranate juice you can get here is called "POM". It comes in a fancy bottle and costs an arm and a leg. If I bought it, I couldn't afford to drink it,I'd have to just sit it in the window and admire it from time to time.

    Liked your snow picture. I have snow here tonight, but you can't see more than 20 feet into the forest here. You can see forever there.

  10. May the Lord continue to bless you both. Fern

  11. Happy Anniversary! And it looks like Frankie Blue needs a bigger box. hahaha

  12. Happy Anniversary! Hot tub time!

  13. Happy Anniversary you two. My wife and I will be celebrating our 30th in Aug.

  14. Just dropping by to see what my two favorite Canadian bloggers have been up to. Happy Anniversary!

    I love your word art! That's a treasure. And Frankie Blue Eyes! I had to laugh. Looks like he has some really huge paws, just like our Riley.