Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

It has been 3 years since we tied the knot in Sweden! Three amazing years! And it keeps getting better.

We had only been dating a few months when Rob won a trip for 2 to Sweden because he had purchased a Saab and won the grand prize (along with 5 other couples). I thought he was kidding! We decided this would be the ideal opportunity to tie the knot. Second marriage for both of us, we wanted something special and different and knew that people don’t really care about second marriages anyways (and that was certainly confirmed- quite insulting really!) Although our kids really really really did care – so we ended up having a second wedding to celebrate the reunion of our families in Montreal a month later (July 26th) and that was great fun for our kids and us, along with our closest friends.

Back to Sweden…Saab hired a wedding planner and they planned everything. The details however were a little sketchy, and the paperwork was a nightmare (we actually didn’t even have all the right paperwork until the very very very last second!). We ended up having an amazing ceremony in an apple orchard at Haringe Castle just outside of Stockholm. We were married by a woman named Bi, who wore an orange dress with a big hat, and we had met her in the lobby of the Grand Hotel (it honestly felt like we were meeting a secret spy). The ceremony was beautiful (she did an amazing job – never having met us, she captured our very essence and touched on things that were so important to us), and our “Saab group” attended, with our new friends Peter and Juanita as our Matron of Honour and Best Man. Juanita made me a beautiful bouquet from flowers she picked on the side of the road, Ruth videotaped and Mary took pictures! Nick was the DJ – and I walked through the apple orchard to his all time favourite love song- which has now become our all time favourite love song.

The music selection was quite memorable actually. Being there in June, the sun stayed up well into the wee hours of the morning. Being Canadians, we asked the hotel we were staying at if we could have a bonfire. They kindly obliged and we sat around (and danced around) until the sun did finally go down. While enjoying the bonfire, everyone was trying to help select a song for me to walk down the aisle. Everyone shared their favourite, most romantic song. Nick, our group leader told us about a song that he thought was the most romantic song ever. He played it and we knew it was the one (as did everyone in the group). “Better” by Tom Baxter.

What I love most about this song, is that it gets more and more meaningful every year:

Our love has changed,
It’s not the same,
And the only way to say it –
Is say it – It’s better.

I can’t concede,
This way I feel,
For all the time we spent, together,
Forever – Just gets better.

See what I’m trying to say is:
You make things – better
And no matter what the day is,
With you here – it’s better.

I’ll stand by you,
If you stand by me.
I think it’s time that I, reveal it,
‘Cos I believe it –
It’s better.

See what I’m trying to say is:
You make things – better
And no matter what the day is,
With you here – it’s better.

Ooooh the more – I – talk – to – you
The more in love with
Ev – ry – thing – you – do

See what I’m trying to say is:
You make things – better
And no matter what the day is,
With you here – it’s better.

Our love has changed
It’s not the same
And the only way to say it –
Is say it – It’s better

And that is truly how I feel. Our love is changing every day. It does get better. And I expect it to continue to get better.

Love you Robbie. Happy Anniversary! xoxox


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