Friday, April 1, 2011

Flashback Friday: March 30

Happy Friday, Kitschies!!  I hope you made it through your week relatively unscathed.  It was another busy week at the clinic.  And now I'm home with Nate because he's a sneezing, whining, boogery pile of goo.  Joy!  He's eating lunch and I'm taking a moment to do my flashback post.  I'll be eating soon, too, but I have to wait for my artichoke to finish cooking (which will be another 30 minutes).


March 30th.  That date holds special meaning to me.  Twice.  Well, kinda three times, but we won't talk about that.  We'll talk about the good things that happened on (or very close to) March 30th.

First up is March 30, 2002.  On that date, I met the hubs for our first "date".  We had been talking emailing for quite a while and finally decided to meet.  How'd we first "meet"?  Through match.com.  Seriously.  And this is the picture he had on his profile (only in black and white):

Nice, right?  LOL  I figured he had a sense of humor if he used that as a profile pic, so I responded.  We traded lots and lots of very long emails before we ever decided to meet.

Anyway...our first date was awesome, though not your typical first date.  We met at Alameda Open Spaces and went for a long walk.  We talked and talked and walked and walked.  And then...when we got back to our cars...my stoopid ex-boyfriend was there.

Long story short, the hubs got him to leave (he protected me, but not in a physical kind of way, you can see he looks kinda threatening with that light saber - LMAO) and we went on our way.  We stopped by my house so I could change shoes (my Docs gave me a wicked blister) and then we went to McDonald's (how romantic?) for ice cream and then went out to the mesa to look over the city.  It doesn't sound like much, but it was really nice.

I kept him around.  Actually, we were together pretty much 100% of the time after that first date.  He kinda moved in and didn't leave - until I had to leave that house rather suddenly, but that's another story.  A year goes by and things are awesome.

Then...on March 29, 2003, he proposed!  Of course I said yes!  And do you know what's extra awesome about that?  He asked my Dad's permission first.  He scored extra brownie points with that one! 

To top off the end of March that year, my first day at the clinic was March 30, 2003!  As of 2 days ago, I've been with Southwest Integrative Health Center for 8 years.  8. years.  I can't believe it's been that long!  I love the docs I work with - they're great docs AND they're good people.  So, between the two of them (the hubs and the clinic), they're my longest running relationships and I hope they stay that way.

This is a pic of the hubs and the boys on top of a dormant volcano on the outskirts of Albuquerque.  The hubs is a great Dad and a good husband.  I love them so, so much!

One more pic for good measure.  This is the hubs and me at a friend's wedding a couple years ago.

I love you, hubs!  I'm so glad I found you and I hope we have many more anniversaries of our first date to come! 

13 comments:

Joanne said...

Love your pictures and the story of your romance! A good sense of humor is a valuable trait.

Whimsical Wolf said...

What a cute story! :) His profile picture is hilarious! xxx

Sian said...

aw that is such a beautiful story! Love it!

Becky said...

I'm still LOLing at the first pic. =)

kmkeith25 said...

Awe! That is so sweet! Ross asked my dad's permission before he proposed to me too! I thought that was so sweet and old fashion. He scored extra points with me on that one also!

Family Valois said...

Awe this is sweet!

Kimberly said...

Ahhh, I love stories like that. :) I hope Nate gets better fast. Maybe having mommy around for 2 whole days will speed things along.

Your hubs sounds like a fun guy. Get out about the ex showing up on you guys' first date! I would have died!!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Beautiful story. Congrats on your long standing partnership and your work setting. You are one awesome and deserving lady. :)

Jessi M (Lacquered, Painted, Polished) said...

Aw, I'm a sucker for love stories. You guys are too cute! Everyone deserves to have a wonderful relationship like you and your husband have!

Stray Stitches said...

I didn't know you met through match.com. Live and learn!

Emmy said...

Love this post except for the fact that you totally left us hanging, what was that about you suddenly having to leave the house??

Myya said...

Such a cute story. Ahhhh so match.com totally works then huh? My dad tried it but only found some major crazies. He does have a good one now though... ha ha ha

LOVE the pic of your hubs & the boys. The sexiest thing about a man is the kind of Daddy he is... well in my opinion anyways :)

Danielle said...

awww so sweet, i love reading about this type of stuff :)