HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HONEY!
I have been tagged. I'll be honest, I have gone 18 months without being tagged, and been FINE with that. I am not a big fan of TAGGING. However, THIS particular tag is apropos because it is my anniversary today. And in that spirit, I choose to tag anyone who is also having an anniversary soon.
Where did you meet your husband?
I met my husband at church, in the Logan Square Ward, in the young single adults Sunday School Class. I actually looked at his scriptures to find out what his name was. I saw his name, and then said my name with his last name, in my head. It was kind of strange that I did that...
He was wearing a vest, which I thought was funny and cute at the same time.
What was the first thing you said to your husband?
I don't know...either Hi or YES...because I don't think he actually spoke to me until a YSA dance, and he asked me to dance, and I said...well, probably, "OK"
Where was the first kiss? First date?
The first date came before the first kiss, thankfully. It was to a restaurant in Chicago, on Southport, which no longer exists, called THE RED TOMATO, (I still have their business card in my wallet...and I intend on framing it some day), and to a movie called Gattica. He called me I think 3 or 4 times the day of the date, to make sure I would like the movie, the time of the movie, the type of food...etc. Endearing. Our first kiss was in my dorm room. I wish we had had a different first kiss. I thought after the first date was too soon. At the same time I was totally impressed with how forward he was about asking me to dance, asking me out AND kissing me...it was a nice change from the dumb intimidated-by-me guys.
Did you have a long or short courtship/engagement?
We dated 5 months, and were engaged 5 months. Short.
Where did you get engaged?
We got engaged at the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, in February, with snow on the ground...my DH expressed how he WOULD kneel in the snow...BUT....it was pretty frigid...I was totally surprised. He wanted to propose there because he knew it would ALWAYS be there, and we could go back and visit. And we have yet to do so.
Where did you get married?
Chicago, IL temple.
This is us, right after the ceremony. I wore my wedding dress to be married, then changed into this for our wedding luncheon, then changed back into my dress for some pix (like the one at the very top of the post), and then headed to the reception.
How did the reception go?
It was a party. We had it in a large hall on my college campus: DePaul University. It had tall ceilings, and a balcony to throw the bouquet over. We had multiple pies instead of wedding cake. We didn't even eat any, that's how much we were partying and dancing.
How was the honeymoon?
It was our first trip to Boston. By day 2 I had the honeymoon's disease (BLADDER INFECTION), so that was miserable, but we made the best of the city. We have been back since about 4 times, and are in love with that city and each other even more. And we are happy that close to 9 years later we can afford a much nicer hotel then the one we stayed in as poor newlyweds.
This is us, leaving the reception...
And here is us, 9 years later: