On this date nine years ago tonight, J and I met for the first time. It was a blind date, set up by our mutual friend, L, whom I worked with at the time. We decided to make a weekend of it, hanging out with L and her husband at their house. There was much food, many tipsy beverages, much geekery, some bowling, and sparks flew! And, I daresay, they're still flying! :)
Nine years and many adventures (both good and not so good) later, we're still together. We're in it "for the long haul" as J always used to always reassure me, and our longevity seems to prove that. ;) Some people ask--"what about marriage?" after being together as long as we have. We figure--if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. We're both perfectly content to "live in sin" as we have been, but that's not to say that marriage is never in the picture. It's just that I've been burned pretty badly once already in the marriage game, and J's not in any rush, either, so...yeah. I think we'll get around to doing "The Deed" eventually, just not for now.
Anyway--here's some pictures!! :)
A shot of J and me from 9 September 2006 at the Dunn's wedding (the hosts of our first date!).
And, again, the most recent picture of us, from 7 March 2015, at Minnehaha Falls.
Happy ninth anniversary, honey. I still love you to the moon and back again... <3