Sunday, April 6

Love is in the air ....


Seventeen years ago today RGH plighted his troth to me and I promised to love, honour and obey .....

..... well ..... two out of three ain't bad .....


We've changed a lot since then .....


..... although I do still wear flowers in my hair as often as I can, obviously .....





I spent some time in the attic recently searching for our wedding album, just so that I could create this collage. Please try and remember that in 1991 it was absolutely fine to have MASSIVE brows .....


..... no really, it was .....




And in other celebratory news, it's also my Mum's birthday today ..... what with MiL's birthday on Valentine's Day and my Mum's on our anniversary, I think there's a conspiracy going on to ambush our love life!

I wanted to draw my Mum a little something with my tablet and pen (don't worry, I did send a proper card too), but I thought a monkee may be inappropriate. So I copied this photo of four monkeys instead ..... my siblings and I in our Sunday best (I'm the one with a piggy snout and a finger up it .....)


(hmm, I don't think I'll be giving up the day job anytime soon .....)


So Happy Birthday Mum, and Happy Anniversary RGH ..... I haven't brought you a card, but if you like, I promise to treat you to that thing you like .....



..... you know .....



..... that activity we both enjoy at least once a weekend .....




..... when we're alone .....






..... coffee and muffin .....

37 comments:

Marie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. 17 years is quite a haul. I'm deliberately not laughing at the "massive brows" because it'll be time for my to share my wedding pics come July (10 yrs) and you just might get your own back ;)

Loving the card for your Mum. That tablet was money well spent ;)

xMx

Shawn Mary said...

Ahhhh the Brooke Shields eyebrows.

I remember NOT being able to get that look, being blonde and all.

BUT I do remember trying to pencil in some (peer presure) and looking more like Woody Allen! Those pictures have since been burned.

Shawn Mary
www.OliverandOlivia.com

Rach said...

Congratulations on the Anniversary. The collage is beautiful. Coffee and Muffin????? Why can't my other half be so easily pleased he only ever wants a naked lady and a motorbike. x

SuzyB said...

Happy Anniversary! Wouldnt you rather have castle cake and a coffee? Its just that I know where there's a load going spare. A substantial amount going spare actually. It was like laying bricks making them things I can tell you. See, I can slag them off in a comment box, have to be nice about them on my blog where the children might see.....

PS didnt know your RGH was married to Chris de Burgh. Oh, thats you under that eyebrown? Erm gorgeous x

trashalou said...

Rach? Wouldn't the naked girl get cold on the motorbike? Or at the very least extremely uncomfortable?

Happy Anniversary MM and RGH - The eyebrow looks fine to me!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous photos MM and a Very Happy Anniversary to you and Mr MM. So glad you've had a good plucking since the big day ;)

Enjoy your ....erm...coffee and a muffin....call it what you like Love, we all know what you mean!!

Going now to sort my eyebrows out now - feeling a bit old fashioned all of a sudden!

Moogsmum xxxx

p.s. great card for your Mum - you really haven't changed a bit :)

Di said...

Happy anniversary - the montage of photos is great! Posting my parents wedding telegrams was about as far as I could get on the wedding photo front - they only have 6 pictures!!! Can you believe it!!

Enjoy the coffee and muffins!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Well I like your eyebrows! I've never really understood the thin eyebrow business and have never ever plucked mine! Love all the photos - you are both very gorgeous!!!!


Enjoy your special weekend treat - can't remember the last time Mr Locket and I did that...............!

Eve said...

Happy anniversary.
Sharing it with Mum's birthday means that at least it will be remembered on the correct date! We can never remember when ours is, but it was finally confirmed last month when MiL brought some photos from the wedding around, we had none. I might even show them on the blog, lol.
Say Happy Birthday to Mum too.

Kaz said...

Happy Anniversary to you and RGH!!
Have a lovely day and muffin. It's been so long since I had a coffee and a muffin!

Nice brows, was your maiden name Gallagher by any chance?

Kaz xx

Charlie P said...

There's nowt wrong with a full brow! They're great pictures :) Enjoy your coffee and muffin!
...and I'm very impressed that you can draw so well on the tablet

Bea said...

Happy bithday, Monkee Makers mom!! And congratulations to the happy couple as well!! :D

Kitty said...

I think RGH's eyebrows look fine ... what's all the fuss about?

Happy Anniversals to you and RGH - have a brilliant day. Many congratulations on 17 years, that is fabulous. Happy Birthday to your mum too - hope she has a splendiferous day.

Take care. x

One Fine Weasel said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a lovely day!

From A Regular Reader Who Also Loves Monkeys xxxx

Kae said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your RGH =)

~x~

Manoute said...

Happy Anniversary!
Enjoy the coffee and muffins!

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Happy anniversary!

My mum and step dad got married on the exact same day believe it or not!! I remember it well - Grand National day, I was the unfortunate 14 year old bridesmaid in the sailor dress!!!

Maybe it was the year for excess facial hair? My step dad had a handle bar moustache though he swears it wasn't a handle bar....hehehe

Hope you've had a lovely day ;o)

Michaela said...

Happy anniversary - may the coffee and muffins last for a long time ...

Gina said...

Happy Anniversary! Think the eye brows are great... very similar to my own unplucked versions!

traceyr said...

Happy anniversary. x

Muddling Through said...

Congratulations! Sweetie Pie and I will celebrate our 27th next month, so we're just ten ahead of you. I still wouldn't trade him for anyone!

Enjoy your treats......

~Elaine~

Leigh said...

Happy Anniversary! Happy Birthday to your mum too!

I had the same eyebrows so no laughing here!

I hope you enjoy your coffee and muffin, snicker!

Bea said...

Apparently I don't know how to spell birthday either.. Foreign language, you know!! It's hard!

(Puuh.. did anyone buy that?) ;)

(I better go back to bed now.. *lol*)

Stine said...

Coffee & Muffine, is that what its called now? Enjoy!

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Stine said...

Good grief, can't even spell.

Should have been MUFFIN!!

dottycookie said...

Happy Anniversary - and I misread the post as massive *bows* and couldn't understand why everyone was being so personal ...

Queen of the froggers said...

Happy anniversary!

Carol R said...

Happy Anniversary. Nice pictures. You will Not see my wedding photos on my blog - they're definitely not as nice as yours!

Leanne said...

Happy anniversary - great wedding collage.

lauren said...

hey missus!!! this is a FAMILY/MONKEE blog! leave that smutty "coffee-n-muffin" talk for the late night cable shows, ok?! ;)

(no seriously, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, you adorable young lovers, you!!!) :)

Working Mom Knits said...

Belated congratulations to you and belated happy b-day to Mum!!

ps: hope RGH treated you to that thing you like, you know....him going for a long bike ride so you have time to blog!

pps: it goes without saying that you've both been treated to the other thing you like to do when your along...you know... torture monkees : )

Happy wishes!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Happy Anniversary!! (and Happy Birthday MM's Mum, of course!!) The photos are lovely (I'm all for the unplucked look, myself). You look like innocent souls who had no idea what would be in store for them in the future - all of those monkees... Ah, destiny.

Kaz said...

I've given you an award on my blog, plus there's a photo you might like to see!

the vicious chicken said...

I have to say, I don't know how all these good people are able to comment on your brows, massive or otherwise... because I can barely see them underneath that super flowery head-garland! (also a very fashionable look in 1991 if I remember rightly: I was a bridesmaid that year and I think most of the bridal party had similar contraptions strapped to their heads. Although not the groom, obviously.)

But I'm rambling again. Suffice to say, thanks for sharing your photos, and I hope you both had a brilliant day yesterday. And I'm sorry I missed saying it on the day itself. Perhaps I can make up for it by being the first to wish you happy 18th wedding anniversary for next year? (Do let me know if by some freak chance someone's already beaten me to it.)
VCxx (who has not been drinking, despite all appearances to the contrary...)

PS I did a quick bit of research and discovered here that a modern 17th anniversary gift is furniture... so I was wondering... did RGH treat you to a trip to Ikea yesterday??

;o)

Going now...

mushroommeadows said...

Congratulations!!! Your wedding pictures are simply beautiful! Awww...they make me happy.

As for your illustration for your mom, I LOVE IT!!! It's adorable. :)

Bethany Hissong said...

I got married in 1992 and I've got the big eyebrows too!!! So do my sisters! We all said, "Why didn't anyone tell us?!!!" It must have been before brow grooming got so popular! You look so pretty, so don't think about that... very beautiful couple! Happy Anniversary... I hope it was great... you know ...the muffin and coffee!

My Paper World said...

Happy belated Anniversary!!
Love the wedding pics! xx