Friday, October 19, 2012

[Life] Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Today is a super special day. Not because it's Friday, or because I have something special going on today. It's because it's October 19th. October 19th? What's so special about October 19th, you ask? October 19th, 7 years ago, I went on my very last first date.

That's right, 7 years ago I went on my first date with this guy:

Taken November 2005 - WOW we look young!!!

It was 2005; I was 24 and he was 25. He took me to the Cheesecake Factory. He drove a red Mustang (I had a blue one!) and wore a shirt that was nice and tight on his ginormous biceps. It was a striped Abercrombie polo. He ordered a strawberry daiquiri, and I laughed. He got ketchup on his arm, and I laughed. He told me he was a vegetarian - and I laughed. Until I realized he was serious. I tried to kiss him when he dropped me off - and he laughed, as he pulled away when I went in for the kiss. That denial is still a running joke 7 years later.

One thing I remember so vividly in the years since then was how much I laughed and smiled that night. It's like my heart already knew what it would take me nearly 18 months to figure out - I had met my match. My equal. My partner. My love.

In fall of 2007, he proposed.

In fall of 2008, we had our first wedding, in India.

In spring of 2009, we got married again.

In spring of 2010, we bought a house. And got a Lexi-Lou.

It's amazing to me how the years have flown now. 7 years since we started dating. 5 since we got engaged. 4 since we got married in India. 3.5 since we got married in the US. 2.5 since we bought our house and got our Smooshasaurus Lex. And still going strong. Hubby, I am so, so lucky to have you in my life. 7 down, and here's to 70 more.

2007, camping

2008, Rockefeller Center

2008, Gatlinburg

2009, wedding

2009, honeymoon in Jamaica
2010, Pittsburgh

2011, corn maze



  1. Aww what a sweet post!! I love seeing the photos of you guys during the years. :) Hope you guys are doing something special today to celebrate your dating anniversary!

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  2. Great post! And congrats on your 7 year "anniversary" :-)

  3. Great post - so much happiness in all those photos :)


  4. yay!! happy "anniversary"! love the photos!


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