There will be a recap post- pinky promise.. But for now, I leave with you an anniversary story.
Brief recap: I met Joe at a bar. I went out with girlfriends b/c I was having a cute day. You know the ones.. where you just FEEL cute? It was summer so I was tan. I'd been working out daily AND finally rid of a horrible relationship & I was the smallest I had been in 10 years.
That night at that bar changed my life forever. I knew I had met the guy I was meant to. Something just clicked inside and I never looked back. We joke that I fell in love with his Engineering degree and he only liked my tan legs in the blue dress. But it was more than that. I truly felt like I had found what I was looking for. Even though we were still young, we knew it was "right".
And yes.. I did leave the bar with him. And no, it wasn't so he could just take me home. Wink Wink.
We ended up talking for HOURS, literally. Then after the talking, there was kissing. Lots of kissing. And other stuff, but I'll keep it g-rated here and let you use your dirty little minds.
He confided something in me that I will remember for the rest of my life. I know it was probably just a line, but I didn't care. He was saying exactly how I was feeling. He told me,
I can see myself falling for you. I see us growing old
together and sitting on the front porch in rocking chairs.
Cheesy? Of course. The absolute truth even after knowing each other a few hours? Yep. And also the reason why I gave him a pair of rocking chairs as a gift on our wedding day.
After that first night, we spent pretty much every waking moment together. We went on our first date the very next night. It was a group date to see the movie, "The Hulk." It was HORRIBLE! All I could think about was making out with him, but we were with a big group of people so it was pretty much out of the question.
We saw each other as much as possible. I think there are only a handful of days we weren't together until after we were married.
People? That day that changed my life forever was 8 years ago today-ish. It's been a matter of debate for several years. I say it's one day & he says its another b/c that's what his credit card receipts say.