Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time flies...

...when you find a man who loves you and accepts you for who you are. Today is one year to the day that I met the man who has loved me more than anyone else has.
I was out dancing with my lesbians, enjoying what Friday nights were all about, country music, two stepping and line dances. Michael spent three hours trying to get me to pay attention to him, but I had just been dumped the week before and was not in any position to be out looking for someone. However, that being said, I noticed him from the moment he walked in and I was checking him out when he wasn't looking. I didn't want to appear to be easy! :-)

Well, long story short we had a mutual friend who was there, and he introduced us. And as they say...the rest is history. We were talking this morning while we were lying in bed about how since we met we have only had about 6 or 7 days where we haven't seen each other. That to me is amazing because I've always been a person who values their alone time (and still do to a certain extent), but it was different with Michael. With Mike so many people around me told me I was moving too fast, too soon and whatever else. But we moved at the pace that was right for us and here we are, a year later.

Thursday was Mike's last day at work for a few days so I decided to send him a flower bouquet that we'd seen on the show "Up All Night" that made us both laugh. And it proved to be a conversation piece around his office that day! :)

It's a dog! :) and my card said "I Woof You! Happy 1 year!"
The bouquet is sitting on our dining room table and makes me smile every time I see it. I've never been a good gift giver, but am more the person who gets someone something that reminds me of a time that was special for us. This is one of those moments that I knew we could look back on and laugh, and that is what I live for!

We came to the decision that we didn't want to buy each other anniversary gifts, but instead decided to buy a tree that we both liked and this pot we saw a few weeks back. So we bought the pot, and then went to three nurseries before we found the Japanese Lace-leaf Maple that we both loved! And we planted that today and have it sitting on our front step! The tree to us is a symbol of strength and longevity. And I love the fact that we get to watch this tree grow and help to shape it and water it.

We took some pictures after planting it, and I wanted Mike to "camp it up." But I had to get in there and show him how it was done!

Water that tree girl! Water it! Fierce!
Today was a rather low key day, which is how we roll. We aren't fancy dinner, big to-do people, and today fit our bill! We slept in again and then had lunch at Ezell's Chicken! Then we came home and planted some tulip bulbs, and our tree, and I potted two new thyme plants. Then we snuggled in to watch three episodes of Brother and Sisters before we headed to town for dinner. We decided to eat at Deluxe, which is where we had our first "date." And tonight's dinner was just like the dinner we had that night...not that great! HA! :) But we laughed and took a walk up and down Broadway and then made the drive back home. We snuggled in and watched one more episode of Brothers and Sisters and now it's time for us to crawl back into bed.

If you would have asked me 13 months ago if I thought I'd be married, have two dogs, be a housewife and volunteer at an amazing place...I would have looked at you and said, "I WISH!" But the fact of the matter is, my life has taken an amazing turn and I have loved every minute of it. I've had moments of doubt, moments of joy, moments of fear, and moments of faith. But one thing rings true, I love my husband, I love my dogs, I love my life. I spent so much time looking for all of this and the moment I stopped in walked Michael.

The REAL Housewife of Snohomish County is the luckiest bitch in the world! **raises glass**


  1. I'm truly and completely happy for you! :o)

  2. This makes me so very happy! You deserve this, and I suspect that he does, too. Double date soon? Shayna

  3. This story always makes me smile :). You two are still the second most adorable couple on the planet! After Brett and myself of course ;)