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Our Sixth Anniversary An ode to the passing of time

Our sixth wedding anniversary was on August 20th. Hooray for weekend anniversaries! Before we got married, Rob and I never celebrated anniversaries. We didn’t care too much about remembering the exact date of our first date, and it’s not like we exchanged promise rings at any point and decided we were “going steady.” But our...

Saying Goodbye to My Childhood Home Crystal Beach | 4 Harlowe Crescent

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I never think of Ottawa as an overly cosmopolitan city, but people are often surprised when they find out that I was born and raised here. I guess there are a lot of people who work for the federal government who travelled to Ottawa for employment and then stayed. As for me, I left after high school. I’ve always liked Ottawa, but I think most kids probably want to get out and explore the world at some point, and I was no different. The University of Prince Edward Island became my home for four years, and it’s where I met Rob. From there, we worked and lived in Korea for almost three years, and did a lot of travelling in that time. Then we came back and did a stint in Edmonton.

Family Reunion 2015 The Rombough Annual Cousin Get Together - Stouffville Edition

I am lucky to have quite a few cousins on my father’s side. The Rombough cousins were apart for many years, but we reconnected at our grandmother’s funeral, and over the last few years we’ve been doing our best to get together each summer. Last year’s reunion saw us up at a cottage for a weekend of swimming and shenanigans. This year we stayed with my cousin Shannon and her leading man, Scott, who are quite possibly the best hosts ever. While the majority of us live in Ottawa or the GTA, our cousin Bonnie and her family are now out in Winnipeg, and Todd lives in Vancouver. Between distance and busy schedules, we can’t all make it every year, but we’re sure thinking about those who couldn’t come :)

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