Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Here is a random photo of us from 2004.
I can tell you exactly what I was wearing 15 years ago on this day. I had on a vintage green flower print dress (which I still have and wear), a shiny leopard print long sleeved shirt worn under the dress (I still have this too, but no longer wear it---you're welcome), neon pink tights, and motorcycle boots that I had purchased from a Delia's catalog. My hair was in two buns and I am sure I was coated in make-up and glitter.
Why do I remember this outfit in such detail? Well, that is the day I dressed to impress my good friend Eric. So I donned my best clothes (no, I wasn't homeless I really thought I looked AWESOME) and met up with Eric. I remember the chill air of the New Mexico night. I remember feeling fairly confident in spite of a healthy dose of adolescent acne. We were with a group of friends and I managed to get Eric alone for a moment. I thankfully don't recall what I said, but it was probably right in line with the great Romantic poets. I am not sure what he said in response, but something along the lines of a yes.
We sealed the deal with an outing the next morning....we had breakfast burritos and went garage sale-ing. Later we attended a wedding together.
Over the course of the last 15 years we have:
Lived in 4 states
Lived at 16 different mailing addresses
Owned 4 vehicles
Adopted 2 cats and a dog
Gotten 4 degrees (two each)
Owned 1 home
Had 2 children
Incidentally we have been very happy together over these past 15 years. Eric is truly my best friend (more on that/ beards tomorrow). I am so thankful to my 16 year old self for being awesome enough to snag this catch and lock it in!My husband is awesome!
Happy 15 years as a couple Eric!