Monday, July 5, 2010

How it all began . . . .

*UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has left comments. I received them in my inbox.  There still seems to be a bug in the comment display, but I'm glad that the comments are finally displaying.

Happy Belated Independence Day ladies.  We had a quiet weekend.  We pretty much stayed indoors for most of the weekend, but today we got out for dinner lunch and a movie.  We saw Grown Ups with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James and Rob Schneider.  The movie was HILARIOUS and sweet.  As we were leaving the theatre, we drove by a place that is really sentimental to us.

It's where it all began . . . .

I met my husband in August of 2006.  We had our first date at Smokey Bones Restaurant.  I was usually cool and confident when I went out with guys, but there was something different about this guy. . . . Maybe it was because he didn't seem disarmed by me like guys usual were. Or  . . . maybe it was because he was 6'4" and super handsome.

In any case, as I sat across from him at the table, I couldn't look him in the eye, blushed throughout the entire meal and fumbled over my words.  I had no idea what was wrong with me.  Dinner went well, so we walked over to the movie theatre and watched the oh so romantic, Talladega Nights . . . . .

Several months went by and our romance progressed.  He wined juiced and dined me.  We traveled together.  Went bowling.  Watched the Superbowl.  I mean it was great.  The guy was smooth.  He even bought me a puppy.

I was smitten.

But it wasn't up to just me.  I came with baggage.  I came with a pet snake that he had to accept.  LOL, that didn't come easy.  I also came with a fixed in her way, grumpy, will bite you if you piss her off Siamese cat.

Like I said, the dude was smooth.  He even won her over.

I think it even shocked her.

So today, for the first time since August of 2006, we went back to the theatre where we saw our first movie together.  It was cool to be back there.  It was nice to reflect on the long way we've come. 

And the story continues . . . .

I participated in two memes in this post.

iHappy Mondays is a meme created by Mummy-time.  I was introduced to this meme by Tiny Little Reveries, who has a great blog that I follow.  iHappy Mondays is a meme where you post pics that make you happy that you took with your iPhone (or from your regular camera phone if that's what you got, LOL). 

Secondly, of course, I participated in the Nerd Mafia's Word Up Yo meme.  In this meme, you use the Word of the Week (WOW) in your post.  This week's word is fumble.  I used the definition - to make, handle, etc., clumsily or inefficiently.


  1. Ahh, this post was so incredibly sweet! It made me reminisce about my first date with my hubby. Thank you for sharing! I was really, really frustrated, but reading about your happy memory made me smile!

  2. Aren't Siamese cats MEAN? You must have married a very special man! :)

  3. p.s. I picked up your award but haven't been able to blog it. You'll see why in my latest post.

  4. I can't wait to read the rest of your story! I love reading about love!!

  5. Cute love story!! :) Cant wait to read more about you guys. Your hubby seems very sweeeet!

    I am glad that you had a great weekend. I did too... Hubby and I saw "Grown Ups" too. Lol, it was very funny. I will be writing more about my weekend in my next post! Stay tuned! :)

  6. Cute puppy. Is is a Silky or a Yorkie?

  7. Congrats on a happy union. My Hubs and I were so sad when they closed down our first date restaurant. It was also where he proposed.

    Any man who arrives with a puppy is bringing his A game. Kudos to him.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  8. David Spade and Rob Schneider haven't been in movies in AGES. Glad he accepted the snake AND cat. :)

    Thanks for joining in the Word Up, YO!

  9. Aww. Sentimental dates are the best. Would love the how we met story. I can never get enough of stuff like that.

    you had a pet SNAKE???
    he bought you a PUPPY!!!
    grumpy siamese...THAT I understand :)

    I have been having snake nightmares since my sister told me a "snake in the lake" story. but I wasn't always afraid of snakes...when I was in 3rd grade I got sent home from school for bringing a snake to school in my "book bag"

    love hearing how you and your wonderful man have progressed. its not voyeurism if you know we're watching, right?

  11. Aww, any guy who can win over a siamese cat has got to be A-okay! Loved hearing your story :-)

  12. I love hearing how couples met and where there were, etc. So sweet. I'm not a big cat fan, but as I understand it, they can be pretty finiky, so seeing as yours was won over, I'd said you have yourself a very good man. :)

  13. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. I loved reading about your relationship and seeing how it all began! He got you a puppy? That is like the sweetest thing in all the world :)

    So glad you are happy together. Wishing you all the best as you continue on this wonderful journey of life together : )

  14. I LOVE this story. I love, love, love romantic stories. I love that you went to dinner and a movie. So sweet.
    So, are the pictures in header, are they all personal pictures of you and your guy? Just wondering.
    I remember FUMBLING through my first date with my now-hubby too. I was so nervous. I met him at a techno dance the first time- had a blast and he got my number. I didn't know that he'd really call. So, when he did, two weeks later, and asked for a date, I was so nervous! and stoked...

    Anyway... you always make me reminisce. I love it ;)


  15. Stopped over from SITS. What a lovely story! (And cats really are the test, aren't they? If the cat doesn't approve, then, bye-bye, Mr. Man.)

  16. Just responding to your comment on my blog:

    Hey Ms Understood! I have not published the whale story. I made it as a gift for my son. I ordered prints of each illustration and have plans to bind them. Hopefully they will arrive in the mail this week. Depending on how well it prints I may make more copies. I'll keep you posted on how it goes ;)

  17. Oh, I love it! 'How we met' stories are the best. And Talladega Nights is tres romantic. :-)

  18. oh how cute! I love reading stories of the beginning stages of relationships. I'm going to be sharing mine at the end of this month as we celebrate 6 years together.
    We're celebrating my husbands bday this weekend and that movie is part of our plans :) CAn't wait to see it!

  19. How sweet, I love stories of first love and how such simple steps begin an amazing journey. Also enjoyed the use of the word 'fumble' lol

    from SITS via
    Babes about Town

  20. I'm glad your man was able to fit in with your little crowd of snake and cat. I wouldn't call that baggage though.
    Makes me try to remember when I first met my husband.
    Thanks for making me remember stuff that gives me happy goosebumps!

  21. You have a snake??!! I got goosebumps just thinking about it!!

    I love hearing "how we met" stories! Maybe I'll blog about mine sometime, too.

    Does your husband read your blog? Mine does occasionally, but I bet yours would love this post...and your future kids will too ;)