Monday, August 13, 2018

Crystal Clear: 15 Years and Counting

Love works in mysterious ways!  I would have never thought I would end up  here in "Almost Heaven, WV" but it must be fate, thanks to this wonderful guy who  got smitten by  a little Bicolana from the  Southern part of the Philippines (lol).  He convinced me that love can survive just about anything.  You just have to work together, have faith, and be honest and respect each other.  Not everyone I know  believed we will ever get this far but it is CRYSTAL CLEAR now, the naysayers were wrong.  
Through the Years
 Growing up, I never dreamed of  marrying a foreigner.  In fact, my childhood dream is to  finish school and  find a job and that's it.  I thought having a family is hard as I watched how my parents struggled raising us 9 kids.  My goal since I was a kid was to succeed in school no matter what the circumstance is  so I could find a good job when I get done.  That explained why I was already 30 when I  got married.  Thanks
Since it is our 15th year, the crystal represents it.  It said that the costliness of crystal is representative of the sacrifice and investment that the  couple has made to the marriage over the past fifteen years. It  also symbolizes clarity and transparency, reflecting the state of the couple's relationship. Below are some of the crystal things we have at home.  My husband's chinese animal is rooster and I am an oxen, he got these when we were first got married to represent us.
 He gave me this  swarovski crystal roses  when we were just dating.  I thought, it's way better than fresh roses.
In 15 years, we have traveled quite a lot in different places.  That's one of the many things we have in common and enjoys a lot doing together with the kids.
6th  anniversary - Mount Seorak South Korea
8th anniversary - Disney World
12th anniversary - Hershey Park
I am so glad I  gave the online dating a try.  I have one of my  student assistant to  thank for that.  If it wasn't for her, I would have never  discovered  this  online dating thing lol.  I was busy  writing my  thesis back then and she   told me she is going to make me a profile, I just laughed and thought she was just kidding.  Well, the rest is history.
11th wedding anniversary
14th anniversary - Grand Canyon, Arizona
We don't do  lavish anniversary celebration.  We  sometimes pre-celebrate our anniversary with our travels but mostly we spend it at home.  Above are just some of the most memorable ones we  have had.  Actually, every year is special, I just don't have time to dig  each event ha ha.  I might update this post later when I get a chance.  

20 comments:

  1. Awwww, happy anniversary! You and your husband have built quite a wonderful life together and here's to many more years together.

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  2. Congratulations on 15 years! Hubby and I will celebrate 21 years of marriage later this month. The time goes by so fast.

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  3. What a great story of the time you've been together. And may you have many more happy years together!

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  4. What a beautiful love story. Life never seems to turn out how we thought it would when we were young. Interesting how life does change and work out. Finding the right guy and getting married at age 30. Children have come and the circle begins again.

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  5. Cute couple and Happy Anniversary to you and I love the dress you have on in the last picture.For the Crystal Roses I would rather have them fresh roses as I can keep them forever where fresh ones die.

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  6. Happy Anniversary! Reading this honestly just made me love my own husband so much more. He is still sleeping now and I want to just get back into bed with him and cuddle for hours.

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  7. Congratulations on your 15th wedding anniversary! Love all the pictures and traveling is such an amazing way to celebrate! The last picture is super sweet!

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  8. Congratulations to you both! I hope you had an awesome anniversary! I love the crystal roses - something that will really last forever.

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  9. What a beautiful love story! Happy Anniversary to both of you! Those crystal roses are gorgeous!

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  10. This is such a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary! You guys make such a beautiful couple.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! You've been to a lot of fabulous places. The crystal roses are gorgeous. I have one that my husband gave me for an anniversary.

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  12. The naysayers were totally wrong! It was kind of like that with us and we are going on 12 years! Congrats on your anniversary! You guys have it right!

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  13. Happy Anniversary!! What a nice post to remember all your fun.

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  14. Congratulations on your 15th wedding anniversary! That's a big milestone. I totally forgot that it was the crystal anniversary.

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  15. Congrats on 15 years! That is so amazing. What a beautiful couple!

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  16. Congratulations to the both of you in your 15 year in marriage! May you have plenty more anniversaries and have a lot more amazing memories during.

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  17. Congratulations on your 15th anniversary! I am so happy for you and your family. It does take a lot of faith to keep a relationship together. I hope you have many more anniversaries together.

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  18. Happy 15th anniversary! My husband and I have been together for 14 years so we're getting up there as well! You guys have taken some amazing journeys together.

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  19. Happy Anniversary!! I love your gift and I'm glad to see people still doing the "traditional" gifts!!

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  20. HAPPY 15 YEARS TO YOU! That is quite an amazing feat!!!! My husband and I have been together almost 2 years and I could never ever see myself with anyone else. I am so in love with him, it's crazy!! Cheers to 15 more years to you two!

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