Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Where Did 4 Years Go?

4 years ago today, Glen and I got married in Brisbane with a gorgeous little Caleb as our best man and the photographer and my friend as our only guests. It was a glorious day and we were so lucky that it was so fun and Caleb was great.
(Apparently this is Glen's model pose which he has perfected after being made to watch Next Top Model too often and Caleb just had to put on Dad's hat and join in, who am I to argue. I will try to get a btter pick of the front of the bag tomorrow as the light was terrible tonight)
I decided to make him a 'man bag' as Mum got him a small bag and he uses it all the time but wanted something a bit bigger, funny considering he mocked the bag idea to begin with. I found this tutorial to give me some idea about how to go about it. I took Poppy to the fabric shop with me to choose and even though she was trying to convince me that pink with ladybugs would of been a good choice I went with black denim from Spotty and lining in Echino Lizard from Patchwork on Central with little linen pockets for his wallet, phone and key holder. I added some red ribbon and a Maori carving to the front for bling value. Having never made a bag before and I really love how it came out and was surprised how easy it was, heavy weight interfacing is my new best friend. I have been up late sewing madly to try get it done so I think I am going to have an early nigh tonight.
So I guess this is the time for a mushy post on how tops he is, and he deserves one too. When Sophie and her hubby were visiting, she was saying that Glen wasn't what she expected as we are so different, not in a bad way of course -
He is pedantically clean, I am a mess and I enjoy it.
He hates stuff and I hate throwing stuff out.
He loves noise and I am more quiet.
He is fiery and I am more placid.
He was a pretty wild child and I am pretty straight laced.
He is still procrastinating long after I have just got in there and done it.
He will of walked up and introduced himself and sorted out who you are before I even come summon up a hello.
He is fiercely loyal and supportive and loves his family so much and I am so lucky to have him on our team. He is a bit crazy and forces me to be more out of my square which I think is a great challenge for not only me but the kids as well. I am very lucky to have a man that treasures us all so much and he makes me a very proud lady (I do apologise for soppy overload). We are looking forward to a nice evening out once Mum is down next week, I have plans to actually finish a sentence without being interupted by little ones.


Lisa said...

Happy wedding anniversary! My hubby just had his birthday Monday and he got a "man bag" too...

Lisa said...

Oh and LOVE the wedding photos by the way... gorgeous

Little Munchkins said...

Happy anniversary to you and Glen! Thanks for sharing the photos, they are great!

I love the man bag you made for him, good choice of fabrics and the model pose is not bad indeed. Watching NTM has paid off it appears!

Jessi said...

congratulations cindy :)

your husband looks like a bit of a character!!

my husband and i are like chalk and cheese too, i think it works well ;)

thanks for sharing your wedding pics... how special!


Megan.K. said...

Happy Happy anniversary!! How gorgeous and perfect your wedding looks Cindy! Caleb looks so adorable, and I agree with Jessi - looks like your man is a bit cheeky and prob a heap of fun!

Man bags are good - like the maori carving bling idea - clever.

Bek said...

Happy anniversary! The photos are great- and look at tiny Caleb- so cute!!

Love the man bag. I made one for my dad last year and he uses it all the time.

Nikki Cardigan said...

4 years at the beginning of something can feel like forever, but to be at the end and look back, feels like a blink! Happy Anniversary to you and perfect opposite.

Love love love the man bag. Good for you for creating for your husband. I think they get forgotten as women and kids are so much easier to sew for. I am inspired!

Aussie-waffler said...

Happy Anniversary lovely, look at you, having a right proper gummi bear moment, awwwww.

I think the man-bag looks very cool, well done. x

sophie said...

congratualtions - marriage can be tough sometimes. I too have a husband who challenges me and whilst sometimes it's annoying, it makes me a better person and keeps our relationship fresh, moving and interesting. I think Glen is great, you are a wonderful family.

Jhoanna said...

Congratulations to you and Glen! You looked beautiful on your wedding day! The bag is such a great idea.

Karin said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Cindy and Glen. You look like a lovely couple together. I hope you'll have lots of fun on your night out. Enjoy!

Home Girl said...

congrats, love the idea of a very simple wedding. u guys look so happy and lovely together. lucky girl x

flossy-p said...

Oh Happy Anniversary!

From your description Glen sounds totally tops. I like him very much already :)

Your wedding pics are lovely too. You look beamishly happy! :D

Anonymous said...

Love the man bag!

and the wedding photos!! you both look gorgeous! (and Caleb too!)

love hearing more about you and Glen. They say it's the differences that bring you together.

Definately catch up soon.

Christina Lowry said...

Congratulations on the four years! You look so beautiful and Kaleb looks so cute. Opposites attract, and that truly is the case with my hubby and I. Keeps life interesting! :)

AnastasiaC said...

awww Happy Anniversary - gorgeous pics!!!
hope you had a wonderful day celebrating!!

Stacey said...

Happy anniversary!
I love the man bag. Good work!

Copper Patch said...

Happy anniversary.
It sounds like true love to me and those opposites are obviously the necessary ingredients for your happy family.
Well done - love the interior fabric of the man-bag.

Kirsty said...

Lovely post're all lucky! xxx