Friday, May 04, 2007

Five Years On

Five years ago on this day, I held an alcohol-fueled birthday party at my bachelor pad in the burbs. There was much fuel consumed by all. Mary was one of those consumers and towards the end of the night, she told me she was staying. I wasn't about to disagree. That night turned into two days that extended into us moving in together and being together for five years, a personal record for both of us in terms of relationships.

Since there's no point in me trying to top Mary's post for our special day, I'm just going to share with you all a picture of the rings we put a down payment on today. They come from a dark and mysterious store tucked away in the Strand Arcade, smack in the middle of Pitt Street Mall, Sydney. The place is called Love & Hatred. The white gold ring is mine, but will be without the Latin text; the rose gold ring is Mary's and the symbols on it represent the four seasons.

We're not into marriage as such, but this is a mark of our commitment to each other. Here's to our love, through all the seasons to come.

14 comments:

jamie ford said...

Beautiful. Congrats, and may you have many many many more years together.

ombites (mary) said...

Awww....

Sandra Ruttan said...

Congratulations! What a cool story, too.

Christa M. Miller said...

Daniel!! Congratulations to you both. You make a lovely couple with all that black. ;)

angie said...

Ain't love grand?! Good on ya both for having found each other & put in the effort to make it last. *sniff* Now I'm all warm and mooshy inside...

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Five years on and she hasn't run? I'm impressed. Either with her bravery or your skills at mind-control, I'm not sure which. Congrats to you both.

Oh, and Angie, we're all warm and mooshy inside. It's called intestines.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Many happy years to come, Daniel.

angie said...

"Oh, and Angie, we're all warm and mooshy inside. It's called intestines."

It sounds so much nicer when you put it that way...though I like viscera, too.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Congratulations, Daniela and Mary. Many years of happiness to you both.

anne frasier said...

aww, congratulations daniel and mary!! even your names look good together. very cool story.

Sandra Ruttan said...

"Congratulations, Daniela and Mary."

Daniela? Mindy, do you know something we don't know?

Daniel Hatadi said...

Warm and mushy gushy love feelings.

Thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both - may your bands of gold play many happy tunes.

Jools

Sandra Ruttan said...

Happy Birthday!