Thursday, October 10, 2013

Throw Back Thursday- Tribute to our dating Anniversary!

Today is me and my husband's dating anniversary. We met at work, he worked in the IT department and me in Finance. I had just gotten my BFF a job there as an executive assistant to the CTO, so as I was getting her all set up and trained on some things, he was helping with her computer set up. We chatted and continued to chat throughout the coming days. He then invited us to a happy hour. We couldn't make it, because we were going camping. He invited us again, and again we couldn't make it for some reason. The third time he invited us, I believe I had told my friend, "come on let's just go for a little bit so he will stop asking us." Rude much? Why yes I am.

So, we showed up to the happy hour and there was no one else there!! He set us up! He made a couple calls and managed to get this other guy to show up. We had a couple drinks, had some small talk and got to know each other a little better, then we called it a night. That was that. We returned to work that Monday and continued to interact, going out to group lunches and talking throughout the day. One day, he asked if it would be ok for him to call me. I said yes. Then, we talked on the phone a few times, sometimes for hours. After about a week of talking on the phone he asked me out on a date. I said yes. Our first date was October 10th, 2008. 5 years ago today!

He came to pick me up with a rose. We went to a nice dinner and then we went to this swanky bowling alley. I told him to park at the nearby target that "people park there all the time". Well, yes people park there, while the target is open, LOL. We came out and his car was gone, yep, gone! Oh, and there was a black lincoln town car with a driver sitting in it, eating McDonald's with his window rolled down. He asked us if we needed a ride. Well, yes we do need a ride. Since it was our first date we agreed to leave our cell phones in the car, there was no pay phones around (do those even exist anymore?!) and so spending a fortune to take this town car to the impound was about our only choice. We go to get his car out and laugh on our way back to drop me off.

I am so happy that I agreed to go out on that happy hour and later on a date with my now husband. Life throws things at you when you least expect it, and I definitely wasn't expecting him!


  1. What a cute story! I love reading about how people met and ultimately fell in love- every story is so unique!

  2. Such a cute story! I didn't even know there WERE swanky bowling alleys! Isn't it amazing the things that bring together a couple that were truly meant to be? Thank you for sharing!