Friday, May 18, 2012

Five years

Seven and a half years ago, in early November, my college roommate dragged me upstairs to meet a former dining service coworker of hers. She thought we’d be perfect together. I thought she was being a little pushy and being set up was too awkward. But she convinced me to go to his room (only one floor up from ours!). She stayed 10 or 15 minutes, then conveniently remembered she had to go do something vague. We ended up watching a movie and staying up talking until around 2 am. I call it our first date, even though it wasn’t really a date, per se. By Christmas break, we were inseparable and didn’t know how we’d survive 3 weeks apart.

A year and a half later, over summer break, he blindfolded me and drove me to campus (telling me we were going somewhere else and taking a roundabout route), then led me to a bench and proposed. We got married the next year, two weeks after I graduated from college, on May 18th, 2007.

I can't believe I almost didn't go meet this guy.


2008 (this is the only picture I found in the entire year of 2008 with both of us in it!)


  1. Happy Anniversary! I love these stories. You made such a gorgeous bride! I don't think I've seen that one before.

  2. Happy anniversary! You guys are such a beautiful family. Here's to many, many, many more years of happiness!

  3. Happy anniversary! Hope you are doing something fun to celebrate!

  4. Ah, happy anniversary! I see so much love between you two!

  5. Congratulations! I love the post-race family photo at the end. We have a lot of those, too.

  6. Happy anniversary! Were you super blonde in your wedding pic? You look so pretty and happy :)

  7. A belated HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both.

    I loved all of the photos. They made me happy. :)