Happy Anniversary, my love!
This time 13 years ago I was getting ready to roll down the aisle and marry this guy. Well, actually I was going to fly up in the sky over Niagara Falls and say, “I DO!”, but cloud coverage put a kink in that plan so we quickly found a plan B and my groom CARRIED me down the aisle, into a beautiful “winter garden”. I still got my snow pictures though!
You can ready my entire wedding story here.
How did we meet?!
A couple of weeks ago we were all sitting at the table with my father-in-law and he asked us how we met. Apparently we never told him the story and he said I promised it on the blog but never came through with the story.
There’s really not much to our story. We met on matchmaker dot com. It’s no longer around, but I think match dot com bought them.
I joke that the ONLY reason he wanted to connect with me because I lived in Shiner and he loves Shiner beer. He says that’s not true, but that’s my story and I am sticking to it.
So our first date was in May 2001. We went to dinner.
Our second date was in Fort Worth for the IRL races. I insisted on my own room. He was quite the gentleman.
Our third date was on his sailboat and later a trip down sixth street. Again, I insisted on a room and refused to stay at his house.
Surprisingly I am a but fuzzy on the details of the how things progressed after that. I was getting ready to start school again and he co-signed and payed for a vehicle for me. We picked out a ring. He didn’t let me have it yet.
On September 15, 2001, we went to the beach and he proposed. We got married in December 2002.