It’s our anniversary!
Today is me and Trout’s 15 (fifteen!) year anniversary. I can’t bloody believe it! I wish I could have found a way to keep those first few text messages we sent each other on our Nokia 3310s, back in 2002. Messages of uncertainty with a hope that we would work out. That it was worth trying for (oh, it was). Something more than a memory of the first time we met, in 2001. The tiny rollercoaster that gathered speed over the following few months, before landing, finally, on 8th March 2002.
The cities that kept us apart, the cities that we explored together. The years we spent living together, the years we spent looking forward to living together. Nights spent sleeping on the sofa, spent sleeping at friends, spent falling asleep holding hands. Hours spent cooking (you) and cleaning (me).
There were so many photos that I wanted to include in this blog post. Photos that are filled with so many memories, too many to share in one place. Instead I tried to find one for every year we have been together for. Here they are:
^^ This one was taken so soon after we first got together in 2002. It looks like summer, so I’m guessing we had been together for 3 or 4 months. ^^
^^ Empire State building, 2003. ^^
I couldn’t find any for 2004, 2005 or 2006 :(
^^ Paris, 2007. ^^
^^ Stockholm, 2008. ^^
^^ Berlin, 2009. ^^
^^ On a bus, 2010. ^^
^^ I love the photos from this shoot we did with a friend in 2011! Our little family ^^
^^ Re-creating the photo from the top of the Empire State building, and another polaroid, 2012. ^^
^^ Dresden, 2013.^^
^^Brighton, 2014 ^^
^^ We bought a house in 2015! ^^
^^ Cuba, 2016. ^^
Happy anniversary, my love! Can we make 2017 the year that we take more photos together, please? Because that took me bloody ages. Plus it’s nice to have photos of each other <3