Happy Anniversary to Us!

It was 9 years ago on the 12th of March that Richie and I decided to make our thing official.

We were kind of dating since we met at our church Division Youth Congress held in Fiji since the January, but it was on the 12th of March we decided, “Yep, let’s do this.”

I remember it being the weekend that I flew to Brisbane and was thrown in the deep end. Like a deer in headlights, at the South Queensland Youth Rally with approx. 1200 people, I was walked down the middle aisle to the front row at the Youth Rally. I felt like there were plenty of eyes on me and I seemed to hear whispers in the crowd… “Who’s this Sydney girl who has stolen our Richie’s heart?” “She better not take him away!”


I also remember it being the weekend I confessed to him that I was falling in love with him.


Richie has a Vision meeting tonight with his school and the church so we celebrated last night with dinner in Baulkham Hills. Tim Mannah and Ben Smith from the Parramatta Eels were there with us in the restaurant. This consolation prize for not going out on our actual anniversary was all totally planned. Pity they don’t play for Souths though.

Such is the life of a Pastor’s wife.



The weekend that was…

This post was meant to go live last week… and it didn’t. So just humour me and pretend it was last week, ok?

This past weekend was a busy one.

We celebrated a few anniversaries on the 12th of March:

1. The day we officially “Hooked” up

2. The day Richie got down on one knee and asked me to marry him

3. The day I got baptised

4. The day my paternal grandfather was born

So we decided to celebrate all of the above by celebrating at our restaurant at the Sofitel Wentworth where Richie proposed.

They sat us in the middle of everyone else in the dimly lit restaurant. However Richie made the waiter move us over to a private corner so we could laugh, joke and act like we were 15 again. The restaurant boasts French cuisine and the two 15 year olds in the corner got to indulge in palate cleansers drizzled with truffle oil, carmelised figs and goats cheese, king fish with garlic polenta and Wagyu beef steak. YUMO!

Can I get an Amen?