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So, Eight Years of Dating Today My Life 09 JUN 2015

So, eight years of dating today. Well, technically not dating seeing as we did get married in November 2009, but this is the day, way back on 9th of June 2007 that we officially started going out.

chantelle lotter selfie at imibala restaurant in bright street, somerset west

Eight years have pretty much flashed by, probably because of all the things we packed into them – moving to Gordon’s Bay, changing jobs, getting married, moving house, falling pregnant, raising Jessica, starting a baking business on the side, and now raising Emily.

In other words, plenty to keep us on our toes and keep moving forward.

Of course, the best part of all of this is that I can’t think of anyone I would rather have beside me for this journey. As always, I can’t stress how much better my life is for having Chantelle as my partner in crime, my best friend, and most important of all, my wife.

craig lotter selfie at imibala restaurant in bright street, somerset west

My love, the first eight years of our lives being entangled has come and gone – the first eight of without a doubt, many, many more! Love you as always! :)

imibala restaurant in bright street, somerset west

In case you’re wondering, we opted to actually celebrate this little mini anniversary today. Silly, but nice nevertheless.

We ended up at the gorgeous little eatery called Imibala Restaurant (part of the Imibala Trust children’s fund), a stunning little location on Bright Street in Somerset West (a couple of houses down from Chelsea Village).

It’s only been operating for a handful of months now, but its delightful menu and classy look and feel makes for an instant winning package! Highly recommended. :)

chantelle lotter sipping her grapetizer at imibala restaurant in bright street, somerset west

Related Link: http://www.imibala.com/restaurant

Photo Gallery: Our 3 Year Anniversary Supper (2012-11-07) Photo Gallery 07 NOV 2012

With life being as busy as what it is, what with our little 2-year old Jessie and all of Chantelle’s baking for the markets, we didn’t exactly celebrate our third year wedding anniversary with much style. (To be fair, we didn’t really get to celebrate the previous anniversary events properly either!)

But what we did do, was have Chantelle completely catch me by surprise, by preparing this awesome dinner which we shared over candlelight and a bottle of champagne – after I arrived home from work and we finished up all the bed time routines with Jess of course!

Which in the end was the perfect little romantic way of celebrating this cool little milestone in our life together.

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Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary Mom and Dad! My Life 04 DEC 2011

Wow, 35 years is a life time, so a very, very big congratulations to Mom and Dad who are today celebrating 35 years of being married to one another.

Pleasingly, they haven’t murdered one another yet.

So once again, the best of wishes to the best Mom and Dad any son could ever ask for, and here’s to hoping for many, many more! :)

Our Second Wedding Anniversary My Life 07 NOV 2011

Today marks Chantelle and my second wedding anniversary, certainly something that ought to be celebrated considering just how much we have achieved in our lives over these past two years of wedded bliss – the two biggest being of course the fact that we’ve made, and are in the process of raising, a beautiful, bouncy baby girl, and of course our purchase of a house here in Gordon’s Bay, followed by the subsequent sinking in of countless hours in our attempts of turning it into OUR home, good and proper!

I can’t believe that it has been two years already Love, and honestly, the time is flying by far to quickly and I really do lament the fact that I only get to to spend two full weekends with you in a month, because quite frankly, there is no one else I’d rather be spending each and every hour of my waking day!

So thank you Wifey for making me the happiest husband and father in the world, and I sincerely look forward to the next year when I get to make these same soppy comments all over again! :)

Lots of love, from me to you.


Photo Gallery: Our 1 Year Anniversary Lunch (2010-11-07) My Life | Photo Gallery 07 NOV 2010

We didn’t exactly celebrate our one year wedding anniversary in style due to certain circumstances, but we did at least manage to nip out for an enjoyable lunch at Mama Roma’s in Stellenbosch.

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