Thursday, February 23, 2012

10 years together

Now, I'm not one to get too mushy gushy on the blog but 10 years ago today Ivan and I decided to officially become "boyfriend and girlfriend".  Even though we are now married and have a new anniversary, I still like to remember this one. Today I thought I would share a few silly little things that make me love Ivan so much.
1. Ivan is very considerate. He always:
- replaces the garbage bag if he takes out the garbage
- puts the toilet seat down
- waits for me to sit down before he starts eating (even though I tell him repeatedly he doesn't have to do this)
- keeps track of the toilet paper situation and makes sure we don't run out
2. Ivan is very neat. He always:
- makes the bed
- makes sure the speakers on the TV stand are lined up
- uses the lint roller on every piece of clothing he owns to remove cat hair (he says he doesn't do his pyjamas but he totally does)
3. Ivan has a great sense of humour. He always:
- laughs at my jokes
- tells me I am funny. Sometimes he does this by telling me I am an idiot, which might sound to you like he's being mean but I promise he's not. It's all in the delivery.
- tells me he is funny
- makes really hilarious "cute" faces that are also very cute
4. Ivan is very supportive. He always:
- tells me I'm doing a good job and that he is proud of me
- listens to my ideas and helps make them even better
- encourages me to do what I love
- supports my habit of watching the same shows over and over again
Basically I have found the perfect person for me and I am so lucky that he thinks I'm the perfect person for him too. We genuinely love spending as much time together as possible and I am so happy that Ivan is my husband and my best friend. Ugh, did I get too mushy? Sorry. Let me fix that...what I meant to say was that I guess Ivan's ok and I suppose I'll hang around him for a while longer.

♥elycia

88 comments:

  1. :) I like that he fully supports you watching your t.v shows over and over again.

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  2. Congratulations you guys! Ten years is a big deal!!
    And sometimes, it's ok to be a little mushy!

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  3. yeaaah! Gotta love a good love! Happy 'anniversary' to you guys, and I hope you keep growing more mushy in love as the years continue!
    xo
    Mel
    needle and nest ;o)

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  4. congrats! he seems like a good catch ;) hope you get to spend many many more years together!!

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  5. oh, this is so cute I'm so happy for you :)))

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  6. so so cute :D (10 years!!!!! waaaooouuuhhh!)

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  7. Awwww! Congratulations! Love this post. My boyfriend and I celebrate the 26th every month, because that's when we became a couple. It's nearly eight years ago now, and I feel the ame as you; I guess he's ok and I suppose I'll hang around him for a while longer. Hihi! Enojoy the day with lots of love! <3

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  8. awwww ... how perfect. i love ... love!! happy that you have one another. enjoy your 1st meeting anniversary. love how you both have such different & changing looks throughout those pics. so sweet. you can change together over time. ha. ha!! (:

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  9. Yay! This post made me happy! I love happy couples (: Did that sound weird?

    (Also, I think Ivan listens to great music! I have that same Dream Theater T-shirt ^^)

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  10. Congratz, that's great :) Even if when reading I was like "oops... mine doesn't do half of what Ivan does...".

    But I love him for so many reasons too... they're just different^^

    My boyfriend and I celebrated our 8 years anniversary last week and I realised I had spent 1/3 of my life with him, it's hard to believe!

    Cheers to true love!!!
    ♥♥♥♥♥

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  11. aww, how sweet! today is also our anniversary - 5 years ago john and i decided to be a couple.=)

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  12. So sweet:)...The Perfect Match<3<3<3
    Love from me...

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  13. Well, you got to admit...it is the topic to get mushy about ;)

    I think it's totally awesome!

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  14. I think you're one lucky girl, and Ivan is one lucky boy. Congrats you two!

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  15. Congrats! Ten years is a lifetime in this day and age. PS I love your blonde hair!

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  16. Congratulations you guys! And I like that you got a bit mushy! ;)

    Katie x

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  17. this is totally sweet and adorable. and i think it's nice he waits until you're with him to eat. i do the same thing when eating with my friends!!

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  18. This has to be one of my favorite post I've read today! I love that you remember the little days like this one along with remembering your wedding anniversary!

    Sometimes you have to be a little mushy though :)

    -Madeline Grace
    Just Let the Sparrows Fly

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  19. You're too cute! So great to see that you guys are obviously still enjoying every second of being together!

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  20. awwwww!!! You two are so cute!!! Happy 10 years Elycia!! xoxo

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  21. own.... So cute! Happy 10 years together!
    bjbj

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  22. Aww congratulations! I love love!

    That 'cute face' your hubs is doing. Oh god, mine does the SAME face. LOVE it. It doesn't help that they kind of look alike. It freaked me out a bit looking at that pic. I had to do a double take to make sure you hadn't snagged a pic of him. :P

    To my hubs and I, our anniversary of dating is a bigger deal than our anniversary of marriage. We're silly in love and celebrate on the 18th of every month just because we like to.

    Have an awesome anniversary! 10 years! Wow!!! :D

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  23. d'aww! :] Congrats!!
    You guys are cute together.

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  24. Awwwwwwwwwwww! Mushy mushy mushy. I love it! Finding you special someone is... Special. Ugh, I almost missed out on mine and so happy fate brought us together. Here's part of my story if you want to read http://powkomomdiaries.blogspot.com/2012/02/engagement-rings-and-proposals.html

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  25. Not too mushy... just mushy enough i'd say!!! You two are very cute and Congrats on 10 years; i think the 'day we became boyfriend and girlfriend' is just as exciting as a wedding anniversary! Now...if i could only get ry to replace the garbage bag (so many times i have dumped things in the garbage only to discover there's no bag:)

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  26. Perfectly soppy post! This was adorable. And you both looked BEAUUUTIFUL on your wedding day!

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  27. awww, you two are SO cute!! i loved reading all the things you love about him.
    congratulations on your 10 year dating anniversary! so sweet :)

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  28. Congratulations, he sounds like a great guy :)

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  29. You two are too cute. You remind me of me and my hubby. This August 23rd will mark 18 years of us being "boyfriend/girlfriend" and we'll be married 12 years in April. :D BTW, he tells me I'm an idiot all the time, and I totally get what you mean. ;)

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  30. Adorable :-) wish you many more years of mushiness and other happy go lucky love :-)

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  31. such a cute post! i'm working on one for my husband and me, we will have been together for 10 years in march! happy anniversary!

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  32. This is so sweet! Congratulations on being together for ten years! c: xx

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  33. i love it. thats so great.

    can you share more wedding photos?!? i wanna seeeee

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  34. Congrats on 10 years!! :) That is awesome, and this post was soo sweet. Not too mushy at all, love it! I wish you and Ivan many many many more years of happiness and love <3

    God bless!
    --Jenna

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  35. Congrats on 10 years together! I'm glad you said he tells you your funny by calling you an idiot...that clears a lot up for me (in a nice way as well).

    ~jess

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  36. Eeeeek! Congratulations!! You guys are so cute! I always think it stinks that once you get married you have to forget about your old anniversary, I'm totally going to celebrate both! Liam always tells me that I'm an idiot too, and I know he means he thinks I'm hilarious!x

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  37. Congrats on 10 years together! You two are the cutest!

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  38. hehe aww, this was such a cute post! I love that he uses a lint roller on his pjs, bahaha! Happy anniversary! 10 years is awesome! :)

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  39. Congrats! :D
    He sounds like the ideal man! ;)

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  40. You two seem so perfect and adorable :) I love the photos of you guys, ahhh just makes my heart all warm!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  41. You two are just the sweetest things! Congrats!!

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  42. aww, happy ten years of dating! that's awesome. i would love to meet him one day, i'm sure he's great!! love that last photo of the two of you holding the polaroid as well.

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  43. Aww, happy anniversary - I think it's great you have two celebrations each year - I fully intend to be like that to now myself and Mr Ship-Shape are married : )

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  44. Nyawww, this is such a sweet post! :3 Congrats!

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  45. Happy ten years, both of you are so lucky to have each other!
    I wish you two, lots of more ten years! <3

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  46. Happy Anniversary to a special son and daughter-in-law. We are so proud of you both.
    xoxo
    Mom and Trevor

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  47. seriously inspiring that there are these kinda fellas out there, cos I do keep my hopes up every day! :)

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  48. happy anniversary!
    cheers to wonderful people and love!

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  49. Happy anniversary! Ivan sounds like a keeper, and you guys are totally cute together. I'm celebrating 5 years together with my boyfriend tomorrow.

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  50. nope not too gushy at all lady friend. i love seeing other happy couples who've been together so long. the world always can use a little more positivity like you. loved this post. xo!

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  51. Awe, dude. Ten years. That's amazing and fabulous <3 Congrats!

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  52. wow! congratulations! beautiful pics and love your blog<3

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  53. Ahhhhh, you guys are too cute! 10 years together is awesome :D

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  54. Love, love, love this!!! :) Mush is a good thing. This list was also hilarious. I laughed out loud at him using the lint roller to get cat hair off of his pajamas. :) You make a beautiful couple.

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  56. Happy 10 years, great post!

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  57. Congrats! (oh i really miss your white hair!)

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  58. Aww this is so sweet :) Happy 10 years!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  59. mushy mushy!! hahaha not at all Im glad that he is such a great guy! But you know if he's not I bet we can make a rally and most of your followers could teach him a lesson or two about treating you right lol just kidding happy anniversary!

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  60. You're so cute. Happy anniversary!

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  62. Congratulations! My guy and I actually just celebrated ten years yesterday - it's crazy how fast the time goes by. Anyhoo, I hope you have a happy anniversary!

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  63. Ivan sounds amazing... but I know you are too so yea, you're prefect for each other.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  64. Happy anniversary... Ivan sounds like a wonderful fella! Loved reading your "mushy" post... it made my heart happy.

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  65. This just made me smile! Not too mushy at all and reminded me of my own husbie and how blessed I am with him :)

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  66. ::Sigh::
    Love, isn't it grand!
    So happy to hear of your wonderful romance!

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  67. Awwwwwww! What a cute blog post! ^^
    Congratulations for your 10 years together!

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  68. congrats!! my man and I will have been together 10 years next week too :) {and married for 10 in august}

    you too are so cute together :D

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  69. Is Ivan a Libra or a Virgo? What is your sign, Elycia?"

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  70. Awwwwww, happy anniversary to you both! He sounds (and looks!) like a real catch.

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  71. So, so, so cute!!! Congrats on finding that someone :)

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  72. I just found your blog - and what a nice first post to come in on! congrats x

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  73. Awww congratulations! He sounds like a real catch! Good job!

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  74. Aww so cute! It is so wonderful to be able to recognize the little things like you did in this post.

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  75. Que lindo!
    Me emocionei!!!
    Também querooooo!rs
    Bju1
    xoxo
    :D

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  76. So cute seeing these sorts of posts! You both deserve each other and congrats on making it 10 years, i'm sure you'll have loads more years to come :)

    Ps beautiful wedding pictures

    http://mylittelbutterfly.blogspot.com.au/

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  77. :D this is really sweet. i think it's great to remember that first time you really became committed to each other. i'll always get giddy around october, even with a wedding anniversary, because, you are right, it's still a great time to remember.

    you two are also adorable together.

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  78. This is such a sweet post <3 You two seem perfect together.

    xo Jen

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  79. You're a very lucky woman, Elycia. :)

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  80. I love this post. It's super happy. :)

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  81. This was such a lovely & fun post to read. It reminds me of all the reason why I love my Mr. Though, I wish mine would make the bed too! xx

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