Today is our 9th anniversary. It’s so hard to believe that we have been married 9 years! Time has flown by so incredibly fast.
I met my husband online when I was 16 years old. I didn’t talk to strangers online, but one night I was bored and decided to find someone to chat with about the country music singer LeAnn Rimes (we were both huge fans of hers). I searched through AOL profiles and he was online and so we started chatting. We hit it off and 5 months later we met in person (he lived 150 miles away). My mother always said she would go on my first date and I didn’t believe her, and sure enough…. she went on our first date. Looking back I really appreciate her doing that, but I was rather annoyed at the time.
And that night I got my very first kiss…. on the baby aisle of a grocery store. We had gone to Books a Million and decided to walk next door to the grocery store and he kissed me right there on the baby aisle! I went weak in the knees. I’m not kidding. I really did swoon.
The next summer he moved to town (just before my senior year) and we were inseparable (well as much as my mother allowed us to be. I wasn’t allowed at his house by myself, etc. We spent A LOT of time hanging out with my baby brother and sister). The month after I graduated high school we got married. We had planned on having a nice, small wedding, but my home life was too crazy at that time to even plan anything. So finally my mom told me to just elope with him.
So June 29th, 2001 we went to the courthouse and exchanged our I Do’s. And after the judge pronounced us husband and wife….the Judge gave me a bag of coupons and samples. I’m not kidding! There were samples of cleaners, dishwashing detergent and coupons for bathroom supplies, paper goods and more. It still cracks me up thinking of it.
So here we are 9 years later. 2 amazing kids and a happy life. My husband is my best friend and I am so incredibly thankful to of found him at an early age. When people wonder how I get everything done between the blog, kids, house etc. It’s because of that man. He is amazing…. he even does laundry and the dishes!