Friday, March 22, 2013

The love story continues

Well I promised you all I'd finish the story of how the Pants Monkey and I got together and guess what?  Today is the actual day - 15 years ago we became a "thing" as he called it and so it seems fitting that I share the story along with some pictures of us over the years - so it's a picture heavy post!

First up, let's finish the story.  Basically, a month after the birthday party I blogged about last month, we both ended up on a band/choir trip to New Orleans (he got to come at the last minute - I'd call that fate).  We took a train down and back, stopping twice in Chicago along the way.  Somehow we ended up sitting near each other on the trip down and I remembered how much fun we had at the birthday party and how often our paths had crossed over the last months and I realized - I liked this boy.  I liked this boy a LOT.  So, we ended up flirting and spending much of the trip bumping into each other on purpose.  By the time we were heading back home, our friends were starting to say things like "um, are you guys going out or something?"  And we were kind of oblivious - but on that train trip back we sat together a bunch and in the wee hours of the morning of the 22nd (cause what kind of teenagers sleep on trains?) I finally said to him "so what do you think about about what people are saying about us?  And he was so cute and quiet and was like "Um, I kind of like it."  I wanted to be absolutely sure he was feeling what I was feeling though, so I kept on goading him and trying to get him to be the one to say it and finally he said "OK, do you want to be a thing?"  Of course I said yes - and now 15 years later here we are, happily married for almost 7 of them, and he is seriously the best "thing" ever in my life.  

So now here's a walk down memory lane - you'll get to see a very young Bethie in some of these pictures!

January 1999 - 17 years old, winter formal 


March 1999 - 17 years old - close to our first anniversary, Sadie Hawkins dance

May 2000 - 18 years old, Senior Prom 

November 2002 - 21st birthdays

May 27th, 2006 - 24 years old, wedding day!


April 12th, 2008 - 27 years old, my dear friend's wedding

 June 2012 - 30 years old, a good friend's birthday

 October 2012 - Almost 31 years old, at a wine tasting

Also October 2012 - same winery, this was this year's Christmas card

Because I believe all milestones should be celebrated, today we're both off of work to spend the day together - there will be wine tasting and dinner out.  

Thanks for reading if you got this far and have a wonderful weekend!

23 comments:

  1. Oh Beth, I enjoyed this so much! What a sweet story and you two are perfect together. Look how much you have grown up together. Enjoy your special day today! Heather

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  2. Awwww, what an adorable post! I love reading posts like this! I had no idea you guys dated for so long! I love it :) Too adorable, what a great way to start my Friday... on such a happy note! :)

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  3. Really enjoyed your post Beth! all the photos are gorgeous and you are so right to celebrate every milestone:) Have a lovely day and enjoy the weekend!
    ~Anne

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  4. AWW! This was so sweet! I love all of the photos! You guys are so cute and I am happy that you have been together so long, you both look super happy!

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  5. What a great post!! Love all the pictures (especially the one from 2008- lol). I can't believe it's been 15 years!! Happy Anniversary to you and Pants Monkey from us!! We love you!

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  6. Congratulations on 15 years, that is awesome!

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  7. Happy anniversary to you and Pants Monkey, I loved seeing your pictures through the years! Enjoy the day :-)

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  8. Awww you two are so cute together. :) Congrats on 15 years. Enjoy your day together. :)

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  9. Ok this is the part of the story I think I knew! Love it! Thanks for sharing! And happy anniversary, enjoy your date day and night!

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  10. You two are adorable. Happy dating anniversary!

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  11. OMG I love your love story :) too cute :)

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  12. Oh your love story is so cute! I loved seeing all of the versions of you and your husband through the years. Have a Wonderful Anniversary and hope you have many many more! :D

    Oh and I hope you find some mint jeans!

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  13. aww you guys are too cute! Congrats on 15 years of being a "thing".

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  14. Awww Beth. This post made me smile :) You both are so cute together! And thank you for sharing your photos. Happy day to both of you!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  15. Oh my, I LOVE this post so much! I love seeing old photos of people. You both are just adorable in those high school photos. I love that you hit it off right away! 15 years certainly is a big milestone and I hope you had a fabulous time celebrating-a sweetheart like you certainly deserves it! :D

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  16. Awwww, you guys are so adorable. Love your story.

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  17. You two make such a darling couple. Congratulations on 15 wonderful years together! Wishing you many more!

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  18. Awwwwwwwwww looooooooved this!!!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  19. Aw, that is the cutest story! And your "thing" anniversary is actually the same date as my wedding anniversary!

    I love seeing all the pictures of you (nice hairstyles, lol - we all did them, right?). You guys look so happy - congratulations.

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  20. Awww I just love this... you too are so cute and I love the understated and easy way you two got together... you just fit and that's how it happened - SO CUTE! And that winter formal pic is just awesome... and 24 when you got married!!??? Such babies! Love these pictures :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  21. Aw, how sweet! You two are cute :) I hope you two enjoyed a great day on Friday full of awesome wine!

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  22. it's so fun to see you guys as babies!! i love it. what a great love story!

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  23. Such a sweet story! You two look so happy together!!

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