Valentines day is creeping up on us fast with less than 2 weeks to go. Arwyn and I never used to bother with it until we had Eva. We've realised that it's a nice way to spend some quality time together remembering all the good times we had as the two of us and how we have now become a family.
I was delighted to be asked to take up Photobox's valentines day challenge which was to show the story of our relationship on a cushion. I couldn't wait to jump at this opportunity as it gave me an excuse to browse all of our photographs which was a great experience in itself. There were a lot to look through seeing as we've been together 9 years. I've chosen some pictures that hold fond, fun and laughable memories. If you scroll down to the individual pictures, i've explained the story behind them. They aren't in chronological order.
This picture was taken on the first proper night out that we had together after our daughter was born. I'd breast fed for 9 months so we hadn't really gone out for long periods of time or drank a lot. This was after a couple of bottles of red wine! It was a very well deserved night out.
This was taken at a friend's wedding. It was a fab wedding and we were dancing to a band that were later to play out our wedding. I remember the exact song which was a version of mia's paper planes which is a rap, hip hop song. Arwyn hates this type of music where as I love it. This was me winding him up rapping and playing out the actions in the song 'bang bang bang'. Anyone that knows us will know that Arwyn gets highly embarrassed by me dancing to rap and my choice in music.
This was taken at the first party we threw in our first home that we bought together. Those days of partying hard are long gone. Although i'm pretty sure all we did was play on the wii fit and do the limbo.
This picture was taken when we climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with the charity scope. We had the most amazing time and bonded so well with our group. We actually got engaged here and ended up having the most fun engagement night as everyone was on a high from climbing the mountain and then seeing us get engaged. We'd love to go back in the future.
Just incase you can't guess, this was at our wedding. It holds a very special place in our hearts as I was actually pregnant and we'd only found out 3 days before hand. It was very difficult keeping it from everyone.
This was taken on our honeymoon at universal studios in LA. I find it hilarious that 2 grown up people were so desperate to have their photo with spongebob. What a pair of idiots.
This was taken on a trip to Paris very late on in my pregnancy for Arwyn's 30th birthday. I suppose it was a bit of a babymoon too. We adore Paris and try to go whenever we can. This was on a horrifically high big wheel which I was rather petrified of.
Finally this picture was taken on a boat trip on a holiday in Turkey. I love it as someone managed to catch us having a tender moment.
The cushion is such a fab gift. I think photo gifts are the perfect way to remember special moments in time. I've loved this challenge as it has made me laugh hard, giggle often and also cry a little.
You can create your own cushion on the photo box website by following this link, Cushion. There are also a huge range of other photo gifts you can choose from. I'm really happy with how the cushion has turned out The quality is really good and it's actually very comfy. It'll take pride of place on our bed to make us have something to smile about every-time we look at it.
Have you created any photo gifts? What have you got your loved one's for Valentine's Day?
Love Kerry xx