Friday, May 29, 2009

Real Love....

Did I ever tell you how I met my husband? It is quite the story......I was 15 1/2 and working at the local Burger King's drive thru. (I lied about my age to get the job.....and to my surprise didn't ask for a birth certificate for several months....)One night, a group of teenage guys comes pulling up to my window and this particularly skinny, tall blond haired boy asked if he could have my number. What the heck did I know? I was 15 and had never been asked for my phone number before. So what did I do? Gave him my number. A few days later he called. We chatted a bit only to discover he was 19 and had just graduated high school. Wellllllll I couldn't tell my parents that! So I lied (again) and told them he was just 18 and a senior in school. I don't think they actually found out his real age until we got married! We dated all through (my) high school.....then college. Right after graduation.....actually 2 weeks later we got married! We've been together ever since. Our marriage has had its share of ups and downs.....but honestly, I wouldn't change a thing. We respect each other and act as a unit....a team. He cracks me up....still! And believe me, having a sense of humor is worth more than gold! It's how we get through the day! I truly love this man......Happy 16th Anniversary!!!


So our anniversary is today......are we doing something romantic you ask? Nope....actually I have a retirement party to go to tonight. And this weekend? Well.......we are taking the kiddos to an indoor water park. Yep......we are allllll about the romance! LOL!
Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!



36 comments:

Riet said...

What a beautiful layout Michele,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Amy said...

what a sweet tribute to your hubby! Hope you get a chance just to hold hands and share a smooch-a-rooni even though you're so busy!

Congrats!

Jocelyn said...

What a wonderful story and I love when marriages work and there are happy stories to share!!! No marriage is perfect but working at it is the fun of it!!!! Happy Anniversary and enjoy you weekend!!!!

Linda B said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your "love story":) I thought it was funny that you mentioned the importance of a sense of humor. I have two daughters and have been married for 24 years. I always tell my girls that one of the most important qualities to find in a man is a great sense of humor. My husband makes me laugh every day:)

Cricket said...

Happy Anniversary Michele!! Love the layout!

smiles,

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Well a very, very happy anniversary! I hope he sees this. He'll be bursting with pride and happiness. Oh, I can see him smiling now!

Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs,

Aina said...

What a romantic story, and a beautiful LO.

Diana said...

Happy anniversary!!

Great layout, and what a sweet story! TFS!

Liz said...

TFS your story it's so sweet

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Aw, what a sweet story and such a beautiful page!

Nina said...

Hello :)

Thank you so much for a nice comment in my blog *hug*

It`s a wonderful story, and I just love the LO!!

Happy anniversary and enjoy your weekend :)

Rose Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful story and page!! You are blessed, Michele!! Happy Anniversary!! (You celebrate the same way we do. *wink*)

cats whiskers said...

What a fab story and what a beautiful page to treasure
Hugs Jacqui x

Ila said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!
Your layout is Beautiful!! and I so enjoyed the lovely story of how you met each other...Thanks for sharing!!..Hugs, Ila

Elise said...

You are SO cute! What a great share and a WONDERFUL L/O! I can't wait to read some MORE! Thanks for your kind and fun comments on my blog! You're a doll!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So sweet to read you & Brian's story. Thanks so much for sharing!

:-)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a sweet story!
Congratulations on your anniversary!
Love your beautiful page you look so happy!
Have a brilliant weekend!
hugs
kimx

Christi said...

What a sweet story and wonderful layout!!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

what a great story! BK! how sweet. my hubby took me to steak and shake on our first date. i guess the fast food romances are meant to last forever! congrats on 16 years! love the layout. have a great weekend.

Allison said...

Happy anniversary! Love the idea of a love note on your scrappy creation! And your anniversary sounds like my last six...ha! (Yes, that's right...Tristan is six.)

Terrie B x said...

`Happy Anniversary` Michelle and Brian Have a wonderul time.Yahaha:) ♥

Pam Speidel said...

Michele, this is such a beautiful scrapbook page to honor your 16th anniversary! Wishing you & Brian many more years of love & laughter! Smiles, Pam :)

Julie Masse said...

Happy Anniversary Michele! What a beautiful page and loved hearing the story!! My first job was a BK too!! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Hope you had a laughter filled weekend!!

Christine Riley said...

What a gorgeous layout! Love your happy story and happy belated anniversary! :)
Hugs, Christine

The Mama Monkey said...

Happy Anniversary! What a fabulous story!

Amy said...

What a sweet story!! Would you believe my husband and I's first date was also at Burger King? LOL
love the layout!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW! I love this........what a sweet SB page, so romantic and elegant!

Lorie said...

What a great story for the kids to {not} repeat! Seriously though...congratulations on your anniversary! :o)

TaraG said...

A really stunning page! Happy Anniversary, Michele!
Hugs,t

ivyPINK said...

awe cute story Michele!!!! :)
thanks for sharing it heehee
Happy anniversary such a wonderful lay out

Karen said...

What a story to tell! And a beautiful layout to share as well. Happy Annivesary!! :>

Kelly Schelske said...

Congrats, May 29th is a great day, we just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary!!

Diana said...

Cool layout! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Heather "Hev" said...

Thank you for sharing the story Michelle :)

Proves fate was in store there.

Hope you had a fantastic Anniversary!

mom2maddy2000 said...

Again, you have captured in your letter how my husband and I feel about each other. We are just about to celebrate our 11th anniversary...even though we have been together for 16 years. I often wonder if we would have chosen this route had we known what was in store for us...and unequivocally, we both would. We are best friends and we were chosen to be Maddy's (and Jack's and Delaney's) parents for a reason. Oftentimes, we forget to focus on each other because we are busy being parents to our children...especially Maddy. Underneath it all, though, we have a solid foundation...as do you! Congratulations! We hear it time and again, that parents of special needs children often do not remain together. I'm glad you made it, as well as us!