My friend Ali recently had a picture on facebook of her and her husband on their first date. It got me thinking to the picture towards the end of this post....
Okay, so this wasn't really our first date. After knowing Gary for just over a year, I actually called him up and asked him out for sushi. Aren't I brave?! We had sushi and then we went to get a blizzard from DQ. Afterwards, he parked in the driveway to drop me off and I said something like `Remember that conversation we had back in September? I think we should revisit it'. `That' conversation was where I said I would never ever date him and I thought he should date my friend Ali:) So funny. Thanks for not dating him, Ali!
So from that point on, we were dating. I knew after a week that I would marry him. He was so different than anyone I had dated before. I felt like I was going to have a heart attack (in a good way) when I was with him. Not because he was so great but because of the seriousness of it. I had never dated someone thinking `I'm probably going to marry him' right when we started dating. This does not mean it was all roses. We broke up at least twice over the next year.
Anyway, back to the `First Date'.
So, for our first real date, Gary planned it. I have to say that I'm pretty sure this is one of two dates he has ever planned. The other one was to watch airport arrivals as I had once said how much I loved seeing loved ones reuniting. Who knew that a few years later we'd be doing a little reuniting at the airport!
He said to dress for hiking which is why I look ridiculous and ugly. At least he wasn't into it for my looks! Who am I? Yes, I used to wear glasses and I guess if you're hiking you wear your hair in a bun and ya...I don't know. I like to think I look nicer now. At least I was comfortable.
This was his first time putting his arms around me and I'm trying to look off into the distance like he told me. So awkward. We had gone to Deception Pass and he made a lovely picnic. I actually don't remember what was in it but I do remember yummy sandwiches and a huge bag of Jelly Bellies. He also gave me a little stuffed bear and tulips. I remember having the picnic on a blanket on the beach and it was really windy. I remember thinking it was weird that he brought a huge knife to cut the fresh bread, why didn't he cut it ahead of time? Random thoughts.
We went on a little hike and he took a lot of pictures. Eventually he did show me how to use that `scary' DSLR of his:)
If you are married, do you remember where YOU went on your first date?
Have a great weekend. Almost there!