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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Eight Years

It doesn't seem possibly that eight years can come and go so quick.  Don't get me wrong, they've been amazing, but time has to slow down at some point, right?

It was eight years ago today that I finally got the courage to meet that mystery guy behind all the emails.  I mean, by this point we had spent hours upon hours talking on the phone and spilling our lives in the form of email.  Dinner should be a piece of cake.  But why was I nervous?  I mean, he liked what he had heard enough to keep talking to me. And I did to.  But what if he didn't like what he saw?  Or what if we didn't have anything to talk about in person?  Could that really happen - I mean, I felt like I had only cracked the surface of our lives, our goals, our dreams.  I remember sitting at work, not being able to concentrate on anything.  What would I eat?  What would I wear? What if his picture was from like 20 years ago (okay, maybe that didn't really cross my mind, but we had met on Match.com so you never know).

6:13pm

That's the time we set to met.  And like clock work, we both arrived at the restaurant at the same time.  My mom warned me to meet in a public place when it was light out because after all, this was a blind date in a sense.

Ooh... he drives a sports car.  And is fit.  I like what I see.

Dinner went smooth (quick, but smooth).  We might have been a bit nervous.  But we were both nervous about the same thing.  We went to a movie - always a dumb thing on a first date since you can't talk.   I had butterflies.  I liked him.  Really liked him.

We ended the evening with a hug (he'll argue that I wanted a kiss, but whatever).  We agreed to see each other again.  I called my mom on the way home and told her that I would marry him someday.

And I did.

And the 8 years it's been since meeting him have been the absolute best years of my life.  I look forward to a lifetime more!

Love you Brady...

31 comments:

Kovas said...

Have a fun celebration! Maybe see a movie? :)

Lauren said...

so sweet! happy 8 years :)

Caroline said...

I like that!!! destiy!
happy 8 yrs!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy 8 Years!!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Happy 8 Years!!!

I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but we are wedding anniversary buddies - 7/2/05 :) In fact, Jennie and I met on a blind date as well (9 years in November). It was setup by mutual friends so a little less nerve wracking.

Megan said...

awww! Congrats! :)

Jon said...

AAAAAaaaawwwwwwww. Great story! Congrats on 8 years!

Beth said...

That is such a sweet story, congrats on 8 years.

Velma said...

YEA!!! What a great story :)

Laura Wheatley said...

I'm tearing up a little bit just reading this, as I'm sure you did as you wrote it :)

congrats to both of you :)

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

So wonderful! Congratulations you two! :)

Kristen said...

Happy 8 years! Sorry I didn't say anything when I was on the phone with you today...it slipped my mind! x o x o to you both!

Steel Springs said...

Congratulations on eight great years!

Rebecca said...

Awww, sweet story. I had no idea you met on match.com. I figured you met via Triathlons or something ;)

tri like mary said...

Such a sweet post. Wishing you many more happy years together!

Kristin said...

aWWW! Congrats!! To many more great times and memories together!

Christi said...

What a great story! Congrats!

MissFancyPants said...

That is such a great story! So happy for you!

Kristin said...

Goosebumps! So great, enjoy this special day!

Melissa C said...

Awh, SO sweet! Congrats on your anniversary!

Isn't it crazy how you "know" so fast?

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

It's always interesting hearing those first date stories with your spouse!

It's even better to hear them argue over what ACTUALLY happened. haha

Congratulations to you both!!

Allison said...

What an adorable story!

Caratunk Girl said...

Wow! What a cool story! Happy 8 yrs!

Matty O said...

Thanks for sharing that :) I wish I had a cool story like that... Heather and I met at an engineering dinner... a nerdery of sorts.

BUT, I will say, that after I saw her (hadn't even talked to her) I told myself that I was going to marry her. Never mind that I was dating someone at the time LOL... I knew.

Then, the next semester she was at my school. Within a week of seeing her at my school, dumped the girlfriend at that time and pursued Heather haha. Took about a year, but after 3 months of dating, we were engaged.

When you know... you know. Best feeling of my life, actually knowing that she was the one :)

Happy 8 YEARS!!!!!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Happy 8 years!

and what type of sports car was driving?

Hey Colleen - you gotta take the word verification off your comments - everybody is doing it! AND word verification is so 2010 (-:

Wes said...

very.kewl!1! congratulations!!

She said I need a goal said...

Happy 8 years! I love this story.

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

I love these stories! So cute. Congrats on 8 years.

Annie said...

What a great story, thanks for sharing.

Molly said...

Awww, I love it.....Happy 8 years!! : )

Sara Cox Landolt said...

What a sweet story, it made me smile. Thanks for sharing it!

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