19 September 2011, by Mandy Loh
What do a year and 100 days have in common?
Well, by some freaky coincidence, Sunday, 18 September 2011 happened to be our first wedding anniversary, and believe it or not, also Cristan’s 100th day of life! What are the chances?!
To commemorate this special day, we had a wonderful celebration over the weekend, with a fantastic family stay-cation on Saturday at Amara Sanctuary (where we held our wedding banquet one year ago), and also a nice anniversary dinner date sans baby on Sunday – the first one since Cristan entered our lives!
Anniversaries are a great time to reflect and take stock of all that has happened in the year. And what a year it has been for Tim and I! Most couples would agree that adjusting to life together in the first year of marriage is already pretty challenging, but throw in pregnancy and a baby into the mix, and it definitely gets a little crazy! Both Tim and I have rather short fuses, and with raging pregnancy hormones (partly) to blame, we have had some major shout-fests this past year. Thankfully, the storms, though fiery, are also short-lived, and we continue merrily along soon after. So overall, I’m glad to say we’ve managed to get through the first year pretty well!
Pictures speak a thousand words, and are so much more fun! So instead of writing about it, here are some pictures to share what we did during this memorable weekend!
According to tradition, the first wedding anniversary is the paper anniversary. So I decided to make Tim a scrapbook picture frame capturing the milestones of this year. Here’s my masterpiece:
Tim wrote me a nice card, and (finally) bought me a beautiful bouquet of calla lilies, my favourite flowers!
I said “finally” because he has owed me a bouquet of flowers since his proposal in 2009! (He proposed with a sprig of plastic flowers, nicked from a Redang resort, because his florist didn’t deliver!)
As for Cristan, we celebrated his 100th day by dressing him up in a spiffy outfit, and as it happened to be a Sunday, we asked our Pastor to lay hands and bless Cristan’s life. The best gift of all is favour and blessings from God!
The Family Stay-cation
Chilling out at Sentosa is probably the closest you can get to a holiday while staying in Singapore, and it’s actually quite fun! The stay-cation was a great success, and we are now ready to try a real overseas holiday soon!
The dinner date (Just the two of us)
Like all the books say, it’s important to have date nights/ couple time without baby once in a while, and a definite must on a wedding anniversary! So we left Cristan in the able hands of Tim’s dad, and enjoyed a great evening together. It was wonderful to be able to reconnect with each other as husband and wife, and have a long, heart-to-heart conversation without being interrupted or distracted by the baby. I’m looking forward to more of such date nights soon! (NOT just once a year for sure!)