Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy Anniversary!




Yesterday was an important day. It was exactly one year from my first date with Baron.

We met over a year ago, in December, through a dating site online. We had planned to meet face-to-face that same month, but my youngest got sick the night we had our first date scheduled, and then various events and holidays conspired to making coordination impossible, so we didn't have the official first date until January 10th. We met for dinner at an Applebee's in town. I was running late. I don't remember much of what we talked about, but he DID bring me 3 candy canes as a joke.

I remember he looked a little uncomfortable, and I felt sorry for him. I didn't want him to have a bad time on our date, so I reached across the table and took his hand. He looked up at me and smiled. We both still remember that exact moment.....I think it was then that I knew that this was "something". He walked me to my car and we exchanged some very tingly kisses. Magical, and warming down to the toes.

It's been an interesting year. Some of the highlights include a dozen pink roses on Valentine's Day, delivered to my school no less, meeting his girls,him meeting my kids, the first time we introduced them all to each other(!), a sweet 6 month anniversary date, a beautiful bracelet on my birthday, a family vacation to Washington, DC,watching the fireworks on the 4th on the Capitol House lawn, visits to church together, family get-togethers with him meeting my family, and me meeting his,a just-him-and-me camping trip to Red River Gorge, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's together.

Last night, we met at the same Applebee's for dinner. He brought me a candy cane, for nostalgia, and treated me to a delicious dinner. I brought him a surprise present of a sweater, a "Family Guy" DVD, and some Hot Wheels. We came back to my house, where he showed what a sweetie he is by just hanging out with my family. Later we went to bed and celebrated some more (satisfied smile).

But the best part of the whole evening was the sweet romantic words and the snuggling. I just love sleeping with him. Having someone beside me at night is one of things I miss about being married.

Where do we go from here? I don't really know. We have discussed, joked, and even argued (once) over the "m" word. I told him I don't want to talk about it again until we have something to talk about. I would very much like for us to make some kind of commitment to each other regarding the future, maybe pick something shiny out and put a down payment on it, start making payments on the future, so to speak....even if he got down on one knee tomorrow, it would be a year or two before we could do all the things that would need to be done to combine our households. I would just like to know if that's where we're headed. I guess we'll have to see how long it will take to get an answer, or how long I will wait for one. (And as I've noted before, I can muse about all this openly, because he rarely reads my blog and when he does, he doesn't read all the way down. He skims. But that's okay, I know he's busy.)

So, to close this out, it was a great anniversary, it has been a terrific year, and I look forward to many more.
J.

12 comments:

Tense Teacher said...

Congrats on the anniversary, and I know this sounds ludicrous coming from a married woman, but try not to worry too much about the future. Sounds like you've got a great guy in Baron, and he's not going anywhere soon, I'll bet, 'cause you sound like a pretty good catch yourself.

Again, many congrats.

Tense Teacher said...

Oh, and that banner at the top of your blog is just e-vil. Take it from someone who has spent the last 12 Valentine's Days in florist hell.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Tense -
I'm not worried. I just get a little pensive from time to time. Thanks for the compliments. He IS a great guy and I'm lucky to have him.

And the Valentine's Day countdown is simply a countdown to my baby's birthday, nothing more. (she says with an innocent look on her face)
J.

RWA said...

Congratulations on the anniversary. It sounds like you two have had a great year.

Hope you have many more to come!

HoosierGirl5 said...

RWA - Thanks!
J.

FindingHeart said...

Baron remembered the anniv too? :) Hope it continues to progress for ya'll and that you figure it out soon. Sounds incredibly healthy, the not rushing part that is.

Have a great weekend.

captain corky said...

Congrats on the anniversary! January 10th is our wedding anniversary! We never make a big deal about because after Christmas and her birthday (which is Jan 4th) we're all celebrated out.

Was that picture taken at Taylorsville Lake? It looks like the tail water.

Yorksdevil said...

Yes, the banner. I took an instant dislike to it when it went up, I just didn't like to say.

The Princess said...

1 year...that is definitely a milestone!

Steven Novak said...

CONGRATS ON THE ANNIVERSARY!!!

Steve~

HoosierGirl5 said...

Finding Heart - Thanks. In the world of EBD, it's nice to be considered healthy for any reason, even if it feels a little frustrating at times.

Corky - Yes, it was! We went to the dam over Christmas break along with some sightseeing/antique shopping. It was really cool.

York - Valentine's Day is coming, and it's my youngest son's 7th birthday. Get with the program.

Princess and Steve - Thanks!

J.

BD said...

...it has been a terrific year, and I look forward to many more...

I share that note, JT and I had a good year - filled with good moments.