Monday, March 8, 2010

After barely a week of returning home from Japan, the big suitcase is out again and Mom started throwing in many winter coats, woolen scarves, and leggings. She says that she is going someplace far and cold. This will be a much longer trip than the last (14 hours in the plane each way) and she won't be back till the weekend. Well at least she got to spend her anniversary with Dad yesterday.

Our Dad and Mom thanks everyone for your lovely wishes for their anniversary!! Dad gave mom a pair of earrings from Tiffany. Mom loves the 4 little silver hearts as they each represent Dad, Mom, Lucas and Chloe.

Mom being ever so practical, bought dad a laptop bag while she was in Tokyo. Can't exactly say that it was a romantic gift, can you?

07 Mar is a very special day for Dad and Mom. On this day 12 years ago, they 'officially' became a couple after Dad held Mom's hands for the first time on the pretext of leading her across a road. They were on the way back to their hostel after a group date with a bunch of friends to the Moomba Festival in Melbourne. The interesting thing to note is that there are no cars on that stretch of road because that road was closed to all traffic for the festival!! It was pretty funny but Mom allowed Dad to contiue to hold her hand anyway. This day in 1998 marked the start of their future together.

On this very same day 2 years ago, Mom returned home from a business trip from Tokyo realized that she had forgotten to buy an anniversary present for Dad. He had bought her a matching set of Tiffany necklace and bracelet for their 10th year anniversary, and the necklace has 10 silver hearts, each one representing the number of years they had been together. Mom was mortified, totally guilty and 100% embarassed for not getting him anything, and promised that she would make it up to him. Little did she expect that on that day, she would give him a son, their firstborn, their little Lucas.

Sadly as you all know, mom miscarried Lucas after a short 14 weeks.

I wish their story has a 'and they lived happily ever after' kind of ending but unfortunately, that's how it really is.

Mom gave Hershey and I each a new toy that she'd bought for us from Tokyo over the weekend and I am very pleased with my blue ball 'cos it sure can squeak REAL loudly!! I am going to try squeezing it at 3am tonight.... the humans will be so thrilled!!


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad, Huskee! They sure are going strong...*grins* Mom loves the earrings that your Mom got too...the hearts symbolizing each member of the family are pawsome =)


Mango said...

Happy Anniversary to mom and dad. Sorry mom has to go away again so soon. You be good while she is gone.


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Congrats to the lovely couple, Huskee and Hershey's pawrents!
Happy 12th year holding hands, aunty Shane and uncle Mark.
14 hours in the plane each way, oh aunty Shane, are you gonna land in Texas? Please please tell me, I'll share my bed with you.
Uncle Mark is so romantic, he knows how to capture your heart by adding more hearts in every happy occasions!
We're praying that your wonderful family will have more little hearts beating together in an endless happiness.
And this is a song dedicated to both of you, enjoy watching!
Love y'all.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Happy Anniversary to woo Mom and Dad! I really liked the story about the holding of the hand... how sweet!
I hope woo Mom returns safe and sound to woo all once again!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

The Musketeers said...

Happy Anniversary to your Dad Mark & dearest mommy Shane ! She is the kindest lady we have met ! Not forgetting your dad ! Where is your mommy heading off next ? Oh man, I am sure you guys will miss her !

We know we will ! BOL ! ;)
Takecare & have a safe trip Aunty Shane ! HAVE FUN !

Penny and Patches said...

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad! Sorry we're usual!

Penny & Patches

Joe Stains said...

Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Hello - hope your Mama has a good trip - thank you for such a lovely post too.

You know our thoughts are always with you, and "remember the words of that song"......keep them in your heart.

Your friends, Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxx

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh and Happy Anniversary!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy anniversary to your mom and dad! What lovely gifts they exchanged with each other!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Don't worry about your dad. The way we understand it, a male's first choice for his wife would be a blender or other useful gift, so we would guess he danced a jig over receiving such a romantic present as a laptop bag.

Of course, we're joking. We think the present your dad gave your mom is beautiful and we know she will enjoy wearing it because it's so special.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Someplace khold?

I'm SOOOOOO there!

Khongrats again to your mom and dad!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

The OP Pack said...

We hope that your Mom and Dad have a wonderful anniversary!!! We wonder where she is going, not too cold here any more, so she isn't likely to be coming to Kansas. Have fun.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Beautiful present for your mom. Sure it represents the family.
Oh-oh! Where is she going now?? For how long?? Hmmm...
I wish your mom a nice and safe trip!
Kisses and hugs

Teddy said...

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!! Those are sure gorgeous earrings! Where is mom going it Europe? The picture looks like it. Maybe you will get some new treats by the time your Japanese treats run out. But you'll miss your mom, that's for sure!

Have a safe trip, mom!!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Huskee and Hershey,
The silver heart earrings are beautiful...your Dad has exquisite taste and the sentiment behind them is very special.
Wish Mom a good trip for us.
Madi and Mom

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy anniversary to your mom and dad! The earrings are so pretty, and uh, so is the laptop bag. MOL!

Life With Dogs said...

Happy anniversary! Now what is this cold place your mom is traveling to? :)