So my hubby and I met when I was 18...just turned 18. He is 7 years older than me and always teases me about how old I was when movies and stuff came out when he was in high school. I, of course, attempt to make him feel old at every turn. When I told my mom I was seeing an older guy, she wasn't surprised at all. Both my siblings are about Hubby's age so I've just always felt more comfortable with an older crowd. We met at work...selling goods off of infomercials. Everything from Brain Gum to exercise equipment. I am a terrible salesperson but he could sell absolutely anything to anybody. He certainly sold me on giving him a shot. I worked 6 to midnight so our dates often started once I was off. We went to IHOP a lot, saw late movies and walked around a local park most often. By December, we were in love. We got engaged in 2002 and promptly spent a year apart during his first year of law school. He studied, I finished up my fourth year at school and planned the wedding. Two weeks after our nuptials, we moved to Ohio. We moved back to AZ two years and one baby later because I found out that I am NOT a snow bunny.
Although we haven't been lucky in the financial sense, our cup runneth over on the stuff that really matters. Our kids are healthy and (overall) happy little girls. We trust eachother unconditionally and all we want is to see the other one smile. He is my biggest cheerleader in everything I set out to do. When I attempted to go back to school (on multiple occasions), he was right there helping me pick classes. He's supported me on every weight loss endeavour, including being banded...cooking, finding recipes, trying out new diets, eating whatever I make. He spent Sunday night cooking all my breakfasts and lunches for the week so I'd have everything ready to go. We've both made a commitment to be healthy for ourselves, eachother and our girls because I want him around for a really long time.
So there you have it. Here's to at least 8 more wonderful years. For your viewing pleasure...a little photo montage this Tuesday morning: