S: Rich & Mel 1996-2011
BC: Dancin' in the dark middle of the night Takin' your heart and holdin' it tight Emotional touch, touchin' my skin And asking you to do what you've been doin' all over again Better than I was, more than I am And all of this happened by taking your hand And who I am now is who I wanted to be And now that we're together, I'm stronger than ever, I'm happy and free Oh it's a beautiful thing, don't think I can keep it all in If you asked me why I've changed, all I gotta do is say your sweet name It's your love, It just does something to me It sends a shock right through me I can't get enough And if you wonder about the spell I'm under Oh, it's your love
FC: The Rich & Mel Project
1: How did we get here?
2: Once upon a time, there was a young woman...
3: And a young man.... that ended up at the same highschool...
4: Are you gonna kiss me or not? Are we gonna do this or what? I think you know I like you a lot, but you're about to miss your big shot...
5: Are you gonna kiss me or not?
8: If someone said six months from now you'd be long gone, I'd stand up and punch them out. Cuz they're all wrong! I know better - cuz you said forever... and ever. Who knew? I wish I could touch you again I wish I could still call you a friend I'd give anything. When someone said count your blessings now 'Fore they're all gone I guess I just didn't know how. I was all wrong. I'll keep you locked in my head until we meed again. And I won't forget you my friend. | But alas, highschool relationships don't last forever.
9: Good Times | Note the clock on the wall... | Wicked Hair | Mmmm...tough guy...question mark? | So you went off to college... | Note the poster on the wall...
10: Lame, ugly dorm room! | Getting ready for 5am chores | AND I WENT OFF TO COLLEGE
11: PUB NIGHT | It takes work to look this good!
12: And you went to Japan with Alex
13: I thought I was dreaming - must be dreaming, till you turned around and said to me - I still love you so. There's a burning down deep in my soul. I want us back together, I'm talking 'bout forever and I ain't playing no games. Do you wanna start a fire with an old flame? Do you wanna start a fire with an old flame? | My day started broken hearted like an old time country song. Right then I knew, all I had to do was pick up the telephone. I dialed the number, an old familiar number I pray hadn't changed. The phone kept ringing - just kept ringing, a hundred times or so. I finally gave up, I had to hang up, when a knock came on my door. I couldn't believe, I could hardly conceive it - you were standing right in front of me. | But Then...
15: Do you wanna start a fire with an old flame?
16: We visited Mont Tremblant
17: And just enjoyed being together again
18: ...And I knew if I wanted this thing to last, Sooner or later I'd have to ask For your hand. So I took a chance and got down on one knee. You smiled and said to me... | Are you gonna kiss me or not? Are we gonna do this or what? I think you know I love you alot, I think we've got a real good shot, | Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?
20: So we planned it all out for the middle of August, from the wedding cake to the honeymoon. And my momma cried when I walked down the aisle. | WEDDING POP!
26: And when the preacher man said "say I do", I did and you did too. And then I lifted that veil,and saw your pretty smile, and I said.... Are you gonna kiss me or not? Are we gonna do this or what? Look at all the love that we got - it ain't ever gonna stop. Are you gonna kiss me or not? Yah baby I love you a lot, I really think we've got a shot, Are you gonna kiss me or not?
29: And so it begins...
30: A late honeymoon to Mexico - and my first time on a plane and out of North America!
32: NEED ANOTHER | DRINKY-POO | SWEETIE?
33: Our past times of choice... | Maybe I should listen to my husband when he tells me to put on sunscreen!
34: So you thought it would be a good idea to take me out in the ocean in a kayak. I, of course disagreed, but was willing to try and make the best of it.
35: And once we get going, I'm terrified that something bad is going to happen. | A wave comes and capsizes the boat. I fall out and go under. Just when I come up and am thinking "hey, that wasn't so bad"... another waves comes, takes the capsized boat and smashes it on top of my head! | Needless to say, I was not amused!
37: OUR FRIEND CLARK - or is it too soon?
38: Making Memories
39: In our first house...
40: Well, we're not doing that again!
41: Building Mike's deck, in 38 degrees, 100% humidity.
42: THE BIG APPLE | WE TOOK A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY | AND TOOK LOTS OF PHOTOS OF DOWNTOWN
43: We went exploring with the family. | Are Rich's dreams about to come true? | Three bro's....chillin'... | Even Max was having fun.
46: Then Kyla came into our lives. Best friends ever since...
49: We're the four best friends that anyone could have...
50: Round of Pinks!
51: TRYING TO SELL INSURANCE AT A HARLEY DAVIDSON CONVENTION... IN THE RAIN!
54: I remember, trying not to stare the night that I first met you You had me mezmorized And three weeks later, in the front porch light taking forty-five minutes to kiss goodnight I hadn't told you yet but I thought I loved you then
55: And now you're my whole life now you're my whole world I just can't believe the way I feel about you, Like a river meets the sea, stronger than it's ever been. We've come so far since that day And I thought I loved you then
56: Goodbye Poppy...
57: Rich, It's like a storm, that cuts a path. It breaks your will, it feels like that. You think your lost, but you're not lost. On your own your not alone... It hurts my heart, to see you cry. I know it's dark, this part of life. Oh it finds us all, we're too small to stop the rain. But when it rains... I will stand by you, I will help you through. When you've done all you can do, and you can't cope. I will dry your eyes, I will fight your fight. I will hold you tight, and I won't let go. Don't be afraid to fall. I'm right here to catch you, I won't let you down. It won't get you down. You're gonna make it. I know you can make it. I will stand by you, I will help you through. When you've done all you can do, and you can't cope. I will dry your yes, I will fight your fight. I will hold you tight and I won't let go.
58: Annual trip to Syracuse | woot, woot - Microtel! | lost in the ghetto.....
59: Dinosaur BBQ - best food in town!
60: Then Alex & Kyla abandoned us to move to Calgary :(
61: So we took a trip to visit them in Alberta | B | barely surviving the "death highway" (now known as the QE2 north).
62: It's a Girl!
63: Poor, pathetic cone dog.
64: Getting ready to meet Alex & Kyla in Cuba
68: Good times! | I am so pround of you. | ongratulations!
69: That's it! We've had enough of this town and we're moving to Calgary too.
70: Moving Road Trip...
72: Ruby is the best road trip dog.
73: Most disgusting hotel ever!
74: AIRDRIE LIVING | Living in the basement. | Hanging in the backyard.
75: Backyard Mini-Putt & Paintball | Clugstons will be Clugstons!
76: Learning to Make Wine | Working in the New Woodshop
77: Kayaking in the Airdrie Canals
78: First Christmas in Alberta
79: Then it was time to move out on our own. For the first time, we moved to an apartment and lived downtown. | Empty Basement :( | View from our balcony | Rich has had it with stuff falling off the shelves!
80: Then we discovered "Spray Lakes", where you camp beside mountains and a beautiful lake.
81: Even Ruby enjoys the beauty
82: And we learned how to rock climb...
83: Grassy Lakes
84: And visited the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games!
86: Waylen was born
87: And we discovered Dunnys!
88: But mostly, we just kept hanging out in Airdrie...
89: Weekend after weekend!
90: So once again we decided "enough of this - we're moving!" And we bought our second house - in Airdrie. | For those of you keeping track, yes - we moved that furniture from Ottawa to the Calgary apartment, from the apartment to Airdrie, from Airdrie to the apartment and from the apartment back to Airdrie! Hopefully we're done for awhile, or at least next time it's different furniture... | First thing we bought was a hot tub!
92: If I only had, two words left to say to you. With my last breath I'd come face the truth to you. You've never left my side, even when I fell behind When I close my eyes, I say a prayer for one more day with you. And when I wake, I embrace the one who pulls me through. Who pulls me through the storm when I can't go on. Thank-you, Thank-you for the life you've given me. Thank-you for sharin' all your love and all your dreams. Thank-you, for every tear of happiness I've cried. Thank-you for layin' down beside me here tonight.
93: No one can make me cry Make me laugh Make me smile Or drive me mad like she does It's like a curse that is the cure Better or worse, one thing's for sure It's real love and I don't know what I'd do If I lost it | I love you Rich - and I always will. Here's to another 9 years!