Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Memories

I don't have any digital pictures of Mike & I when we were dating or first married, but I want to publicly commemmorate the anniversary of our first date 11 YEARS AGO this coming Monday!

I do, however, have a picture from our 10th wedding anniversary last September. We spent one whole week at Tybee Island, GA - oceanfront! We spent a lot of time in Savannah, GA too. What an amazing time we had. It was our first time going away without the kids for more than a night or two.

So back to that first date. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was so nervous/excited because I had been stalking admiring this guy from afar for months. He arranged for his best friend to double with us, him and a friend of theirs. First, we went to the grocery store and shopped for dinner ingredients, then we rented a couple of movies (remember when you had to actually go to a movie store instead of using On Demand or Pay per View?). That was when we discovered that we both loved scary movies. We rented The Changling and some stupid Ricky Lake movie, Mrs. Winterbourne. Then we went to his house and the guys fixed us dinner, then we watched the movies in the basement. I was seriously twitterpated (do you guys not from Utah know what that means?) and couldn't wait until he called me again. It was finally 3 days later and he asked me to go see a scary movie at the dollar theater (wish we had one of these around here!). After that, we were together every day. For those of you that are keeping track of these kinds of things, we had our first date on Memorial Day (met the day before for the first time but I had been watching from afar for a few months), were engaged July 8th (on my dinner break from work, he sent me on a scavenger hunt around his house and yard. His whole family was there...the ring in the box was hidden with the carrots, get it carats, outside in the garden - I know...he's way cute like that) and married September 19th. Yes...all in 1997. Whirlwind romance...but I wouldn't have it any other way.

So here are the lovebirds out side of Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House on Jones St. in Savannah. (If you haven't been not walk...SERIOUSLY!)

3 love notes to me!:

Chambers Family said...

Wow, that is so funny, because Dave did the same thing to me! Only it was Kari taking pictures:) He didn't hide in the carrots, but had heart shaped watermelon (my favorite) in the basement. And I don't know if you know, we were 2 weeks of dating and 2 months of engagement (which was almost too long!) And Kari holds the record of 6 weeks total meeting and getting married! When you know you know right? You guys still look like a very happy in love couple!

Kelli said...

Cute post! Happy 1st date anniversary. Have fun at the beach!

Hooked on Houses said...

Happy anniversary! Loved reading your story. -Julia :-)