A Romantically Random Tuesday
I told you that I’d be here today, providing you with some fun random Tuesday questions to go along with the fact that Gary and I just celebrated our 12th anniversary. Thought I’d spread the love with some fun questions and answers about our meeting, wedding, marriage, etc.
First, though, how about a few pictures of us from so many years ago? Here are a few from when we were dating and then from our wedding (the one at the top was from our honeymoon). We really were kinda cute, weren’t we? And look at little McKenna? ( Bobby--I even put one of your handsome self on here for your enjoyment! lol)
Now to some romantically random questions for today...
* How did Gary and I meet?
I love hearing stories of how couples meet and I especially love the ones that involve cool, interesting, or “fateful” ways that they meet. And I definitely feel like our story is one like that! In fact, we would have never met if it weren’t for certain things that had to happen!
Gary and I actually worked at the same office building for 6 months and never knew each other (I was an editor, he was an accountant, and we were on two separate floors). We did, though, have several friends and co-workers in common; we just never met, for some reason. (It was actually good that we didn’t meet, though, because we were both married to other people at the time.)
After I quit my job to go back to graduate school (and in the meantime, my first husband and I had separated), one Saturday night I decided to go to a restaurant back in
We left at the same time, and I saw him speed off in his little red Miata. He was sweet, so cute, and had a great car! Cheryl and Angela just looked at me and shook their heads!! (He called me several days later and because of my final exams we didn’t go out on our first date for another two weeks. But it was worth it…)
Remember the dance floor where we met?
*Was it love at first sight, attraction at first sight, or did it build slowly?
I knew I was in deep trouble the first time I saw * Where did we get married and what special memories do I have of the day?
* Where did we get married and what special memories do I have of the day?
We got married on
Since we invited just a few people to our wedding, we invited everyone to our reception! We had it later that evening in
*What is the most romantic gift I have received?
It still stands in our den and I love to just stop and read the engraving every once in a while!
*Where did we go on our honeymoon?
We had a fabulous time in
*What words would I use to describe our marriage?
I mentioned back in my Sunday post that I feel like our love has changed as the years have gone by. Our love is not as desperate and breathless as it was in the beginning; and we also don’t cling to each other like we did at one time (we spend plenty of time apart and are fine with that). We also have become more alike as the years have gone by (when we met, I would have definitely told you that we were a story of how opposites do attract; we almost broke up, in fact, over some politcal differences! ha!), and we share so many of the same values and priorities. Our love is more mature than it was at the beginning (although we certainly do know how to act silly and have fun; and those occasional nights of “parking” do help to remind us that even mature love needs to be breathless some of the time! lol). So... words to describe our marriage? Committed, strong, fun, loving, respectful, contented.
Now…if you made it through that entire post…BRAVO for you!! That was a long one!!!
And now, if you want to join in this Romantic Random Tuesday, I would LOVE for you to! If you don’t have the time or energy to answer all of these questions, pick out at least one to answer! Let us know the answer to at least one of these questions—
* How did you and your husband, wife, significant other, etc. meet?
* How were you proposed to (if you’re married!)?
* Was it love at first sight, or did it build slowly?
* When and where did you get married, and do you have any specific special memories of that day?
* What is the most romantic gift you’ve received?
* Where did you go on your honeymoon?
* What words would you use to describe your marriage?
If you’re not married, or you just don’t want to participate for some reason, that’s cool! But if you do, I can’t wait to hear all about you romantic fools!
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! (And that all of you had a great Memorial Day. We grilled out! did slip-n-slides! played with water guns! and generally had fun!!)
(Gary, aren't you excited that I shared all this romantic info with the rest of the world? Do you feel pressured to be a little more romantic today? lol Sorry sweetie....)