Wednesday, February 25, 2009

9 Years & Counting!

Yesterday (the 24th) was our 9th 'dating' anniversary - what we like to call M&M day!
Way back when we started dating overseas, we decided to just pick a date that would be the official start of our dating (although we met a few months previously in 1999 in London, we don't consider that we officially started dating until after Murray's first trip to Minnesota in 2000 when we decided we were meant for each other!) So - we picked February 24th - th2 24th day of the month is significant to us because we met on the 24th of November, and we decided not to celebrate Valentines day - so instead - M&M day was created!!

SO yesterday we decided to get out of the house and go for a walk because it was such a gorgeous day
We walked to Manly Wharf and then followed the Manly to Spit Bridge path up past the gorgeous Fairlight area (I love how a lot of the beaches have these little 'pools' that you can swim in as well as the beach, they fill up naturally with sea water - but are nice and protected)

Such gorgeous beaches back in this area - and only locals around - lovely

We also spotted this cute little kookaburra

I HAD to have a photo of this house's pool as we walked by - um WOW - what a cool pool!!!!

We actually only ended up doing half of the Manly to Spit Bridge walk - but it was a HOT day! 2 1/2 hours of walking was enough!

You can usually cross this part of the walk when the tide is low - I wasn't up for scaling the rocks though, so we took the path that went up onto the road and then back down instead

It really is a lovely walkway - passing by stunning little beaches and some of the path is through lovely bush land

This gal came running AT us as we walked down the path - I think she was protecting eggs

Because she didn't move at ALL once she got to this spot

Me at our final destination - Reef Beach in Sydney Harbour National Park

Walking back again - this is near the North Harbour Reserve - tons of gorgeous boats in here

Me near the path again - now with North Harbour on my right

Later that afternoon we decided to run back up to the home superstore we had been to yesterday and exchange the door mat we bought for a bigger one - HOORAY this one is now perfect - just the right size to protect the carpet as you enter the flat!

Then in the evening we walked back down to Manly and grabbed a great window spot to toast our 9 years & enjoy a pizza!

Me & Murray - 2009

Me & Murray 2000

Wow - time really does fly! Here is to another great 9 years:)


  1. Happy Anniversary! I loved doing the Manly walk. Although, I usually went from Spit Bridge to Manly so we could finish with a glass of champers at the beach and take the ferry back. Ah, memories!

  2. What a great post! You guys are so lucky to live in such an amazing place :)

    And that is the cutest picture ever of you guys in 2000!!

  3. I love this post! What a great milestone! Congrats to you both!
    Manly is such a beautiful part of Sydney, in fact probably my favourite part. I'm glad you guys are really getting out and seeing everything because so many people take it for granted!
    Did you have pizza at the Wood & Stone? Trying to tell from the photos. I love grabbing a pizza from there and sitting on the beach at Manly Cove with my husband. :-)

  4. Thanks everyone:)
    Erin - we were eating on the Ocean side of Manly - so no, not Wood & Stone(although I love that place)! I can't remember the name of the place we went to - but it is down the Corso then to the right, just past Surfection - one of those cute little bar/restaurants with great views! :)

  5. This post makes me sooo homesick!! Congratulations on your anniversary - Mo, you haven't changed much at all!!

  6. What a lovely post!!! Happy M&M Day!

  7. Wow, you guys are like seriously the cutest couple ever.