Twelve years ago today this cute guy that worked in the shoe department at McRae's asked me if I wanted to hang out with him. I said yes. Twelve years later, we still hang out. It's just at home, on the couch Wii bowling. Or in the new house, pulling up carpet or hanging curtains.
Who knew twelve years ago that this one night of hanging out would turn into twelve happy years? Yes, we've had some ups and downs but NOTHING we couldn't handle!!
I remember the week before Jason finally asked me out. I bought three pairs of shoes. THREE!! I mean, come on, how many pairs of shoes must a girl buy to get asked out? Three must be the magic number. I don't have any of those shoes now of course, but I do have the skirt I was wearing that day at work. Somewhere I think I still have the shirt I wore on that date. I made it into a pillow actually.
I remember my friend Janet telling me I couldn't date Jason because he was 'like, eighteen' and I said something along the lines of 'no he's not! he's 23'!! I was 25 at the time and had usually dated guys younger than me - so 23 was no big deal. Later, I found out he fudged about his age just a bit. But that's a long story :) He actually WAS 18!!!
I remember hanging out that night watching this Michael Jackson/Weird Al video marathon on MTV - with his brother!! Not your ideal first date maybe but we talked and talked and talked - over the videos thankfully and it was great. We were pretty much inseparable from then until now. :)
I remember thinking he was this great guy and so nice to me. I had a guy or two in my life before that point that weren't so nice - weren't great - weren't even close to perfect. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not here to say my hubby is perfect - we all know that's impossible. But, we've had an amazing twelve years.
I'm so so so very happy that he asked me to 'hang out' during our lunch break that Friday, twelve years ago. I was eating Burger King and watching Days of Our Lives in the break room.
My friend Monique just celebrated her tenth wedding anniversary and she posted all these great stories about her and Jer. It was so sweet to read. So, in the next few days, when I have a chance between packing, hanging curtains and supervising carpet installation, I'll post a little about our life together. It's pretty good!!
So, Happy Date-Aversary Honey!! I love you!!