Alternative title: I can’t believe I didn’t already know this.

It’s no secret I’m an Obama fan girl, especially Mr President himself. I watch West Wing Week on YouTube. I follow him on Twitter and Instagram. I read the entirety of his AMA on Reddit. Damn, I’ve even photoshopped myself into photos of him with adoring fans.

And then, this morning, I discovered something amazing:

I forgive you for thinking I chose 3rd October just so I could have something in common with Mr and Mrs Obama.You thought it, didn’t you? But no, this wasn’t the act of a crazed fangirl. I’m just awesome to have chosen such an awesome date.

How cool is that, though? Sharing our wedding anniversary with MICHELLE AND BARACK OBAMA. The Obamas!


and, 18 years later, us:


Here’s hoping we get better with age, just like The President and First Lady.

So yesterday marked two years of wedded bliss. Which is largely the same as de-factoed bliss, except with me giggling every time I refer to Dan as “my husband”. Yes, it’s still weird. Grown up. Come to think of it, there is at least one big difference with being married, and that’s the frequency with which we’re asked when we’re planning on having kids. Some days I’m tempted to send out a press release on behalf of my uterus. Or set up a twitter account and send out regular status updates.

To celebrate our anniversary we were gifted a night at the stunning 4½ star Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel on our last night in Hobart by Jarod and Liz. The spa in our room was right next to the bed and we could have leaped straight from the bed into the tub. As if to prove how boring we are, we did two loads of washing in the machine provided in the bathroom. Now, that is how you celebrate your wedding anniversary.

Yesterday I scored awesome pressies, including this stunning necklace (which is from a gallery in Hobart):

I think we should go to Hobart every October…

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11 thoughts on “Something in common with the Obamas

  1. Absolutely you should come to Hobart every year to celebrate your Anniversary! Maybe we could organise a Blogging event in Hobart for the same weekend, just to maximise your time here. Loving that necklace!

    Posted on 4 October 2012 at 10:40 pm
    1. I bloody love that idea Melissa!

      Posted on 7 October 2012 at 6:36 pm
  2. Happy Anniversary! I’m glad you had a nice time in Hobart. I wonder if we share our anniversary with anyone famous. That would be cool.

    Posted on 5 October 2012 at 8:58 am
    1. There’s probably a web site that would tell us (and if not, we should invent it!)

      Posted on 7 October 2012 at 6:42 pm
  3. Hobart would be thrilled to have you both every October! Hobart loves you long time

    Posted on 5 October 2012 at 10:15 am
  4. Fantastic! Does this mean you will also be Prime Minister one day? Happy Anniversary again! Lovely gifts by Dan!

    Posted on 5 October 2012 at 1:33 pm
  5. Happy Anniversary! You guys are gorgeous x

    Posted on 5 October 2012 at 4:07 pm
    1. xoxo!

      Posted on 7 October 2012 at 6:53 pm
  6. If I could live in Tassie four months out of every year, I could possibly have the perfect climate combination all year round.

    Glad you had an awesome Hobartiversary!

    Posted on 7 October 2012 at 1:23 pm
    1. hell yeah, esp that crazy qld weather you have to put up with ;) Sydney’s humidity is worth escaping from, too

      Posted on 7 October 2012 at 6:43 pm
  7. Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope you and your husbaaaand {giggle} had a fab time doing all that washing. :)

    Posted on 8 October 2012 at 12:16 am