Mar 29

Mr. Fuji, My Perfect 10

in Family

Ten years ago today I married my sweetheart.    It is remarkable to think about all that has happened when I reflect on the past ten years.

Mr. Fuji and Fuji Mama

Our first decade of marriage has been full of adventure.  Just a few short months after marrying, we packed everything we could fit into 4 suitcases and moved to Yokohama, Japan.  A year later, we packed those same suitcases again and moved back to the US, staying briefly with Mr. Fuji’s mom in Salt Lake City, and then packing up a moving van and driving cross-country where we settled in Memphis, Tennessee for three years.  During those three years Mr. Fuji was my rock and biggest fan as I studied my way through three years of law school.  Just as I was finishing law school, Mr. Fuji’s company asked us to move to Japan for an assignment, so we packed up again, this time taking much more than 4 suitcases, including two cats that we had adopted while living in Memphis.  4 months after arriving in Tokyo I gave birth to our first daughter, which led me to start this blog, the first post of which was written 7 1/2 weeks after Squirrel’s birth.  Two years later we said tearful goodbyes to Japan and boarded a plane back to the US, but this time to Southern California, where we live now.  Six months after settling in our home here in California, Bug arrived, and here we are three years later.

Ten years feels like an accomplishment, though the time has passed so quickly that it feels like yesterday that I was nervously slipping into my wedding dress.  I could never have imagined that life could be so wonderful.  Granted, life is not always easy, but the difficult times make the good times even sweeter.  I owe it all to my dear sweet partner who has spent the days holding my hand, making me laugh, patiently listening to me, giving me back rubs, supporting me, helping me fulfill my dreams, loving me, and being my best friend.  Mr. Fuji, thank you for 10 wonderful years. You are my perfect 10.  Happy anniversary.  I love you.

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Paula- bell'alimento March 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Happy Happy Anniversary to the Fuji’s xoxo


Lillian March 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

So sweet! Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Fuji! What a fun-filled 10 years… I just celebrated my 3 year yesterday with the hubs and we haven’t had nearly that much excitement! Cheers to many more!


Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite March 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Aw so sweet! Congrats you two XOX


Denise @ Creative Kitchen March 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Happy Anniversary! I loved reading about your travels and history together. Wow….law school? My hubby is a lawyer. We’ll be celebrating 15 years married this May. Congratulations!!


Geez Louise! March 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

yay! congrats – 10 years IS an accomplishment… imagine 25-50-60… blessings to you and your family!


kat March 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

amazing 10 years! happy anniversary!


Barbara | Creative Culinary March 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

So very sweet; made me tear up to read of your success and joy in marriage. Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Fuji!


Fuji Nana March 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

You’re just getting started, Babe. Here’s to many many MANY more anniversaries, and may much growth and happiness fill your lives.


Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet March 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Happy Anniversary!! You make a beautiful couple inside and out! :) It only gets better…


Nisrine March 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

You guys look very cute together. Happiest Anniversary to both of you!!


Lynn at Order in the Kitchen March 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

congratulations dear! that is such an accomplishment!


The Pleasure Monger March 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

You two make such a lovely couple. Happy anniversary to both of you!!


Bev Weidner March 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Happy Anniversary!


Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Aww, happy anniversary!!


Gilbert Ho March 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Happy Anniversary to you both! Wishing you many more years of bliss.


Kimiko March 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

What a sweet post; it warms my heart to read about your journey together. Happy Anniversary!!


Totoro March 30, 2012 at 2:45 am

 Happy 10th Anniversary! Your warm family`s story always makes me happy.
I`m looking forward to reading your blog from Japan.


Angiee March 30, 2012 at 3:50 am

How sweet! Congrats!


Mayumi March 30, 2012 at 4:22 am

Happy 10th anniversary. Congratulations!!


Urban Wife March 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

So sweet! Happy Anniversary and wishes for many, many more years of happiness. You all sure did a lot in a decade, I gotta say. :)


LiztheChef March 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

Aren’t we lucky to have such wonderful husbands? I have met yours and can vouch for his perfect 10-ness…


Barbara March 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Congratulations on ten happy years.


Cathy/ShowFoodChef March 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Inspiring – Happiest 10th and a thousand more :D


Jean | Delightful Repast April 2, 2012 at 7:02 am

Rachael, Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Fuji! I remember when my sweetie and I had our tenth; that was a longggg time ago (don’t ask how long)!


SMITH BITES April 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

you know i love a great love story – happy anniversary to the beautiful Fuji Family!!!


sippitysup April 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

After 10 years the two of you are starting to look alike. And that’s a sweet compliment to you both. Congrats. GREG


Jackie at April 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Aww Congrats! Wishing you many more happy years together! Jackie xoxo


Holly April 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Love this post, love you and miss you! Just stopping in to say a too-long-inbetween-again Hello!! Happy (belated) Anniversary to you both!


Olga @ MangoTomato April 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Happy happy happy anniversary.
This gave me chills reading your sweet words!!! To many happy loving years to go.

and PS: March 29th is my bday: Great date all around :)


Nami | Just One Cookbook April 14, 2012 at 12:36 am

Happy anniversary to you two! What a sweet post! Where in Yokohama did you live? I am back home in Yokohama right now. :-)


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