Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 2 year anniversary to my husband and I! I wish we could be together today, but alas, he is currently leaving Texas and getting into New Mexico. (He'll be here on Wednesday!!)

Dear Boo,

Thank you for everything. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for all of your sacrifices. Thank you for always making me laugh. Thank you for being the best grilled cheese sandwich maker this side of the universe. Thank you for being so kind to everyone you meet, sometimes to a fault. Thank you for knowing me better than I know myself. Thank you for our baby. Thank you oh so much for our baby. Thank you for being a good a-DA! (da-da). Thank you for loving me.

Love forever,
Poodle

If anyone is wondering how we met......... (stop me if I've told this story here before..)

One day about 5 years ago, my parents wanted to send my sister and I on a cruise together. Any cruise of our choosing. So we opened up the Auto Club catalog and started browsing. We weren't interested in a booze cruise but instead were looking for something unique. In the end we decided on a Mississippi River paddle wheel boat cruise. It would go from Memphis Tenessee to New Orleans Louisiana in March. We would see all the Antebellum Civil War era homes and their gardens and the beginning of the spring time.

Fast foward to March 2004. My sister and I begin our trip. We board the boat in Memphis and my future husband tells his buddy "I'm going to marry that one." Hubby was working on the boat as a table busser. One night the boat docked early in a city called Natchez, Mississippi. The entire crew (being young people) and my sister and I (being like 2 of only 5 people under the age of 65 on the boat) got off and hung out at this ugly little scary bar with a scary bartender. Anyway, I had a cocktail or two, and so did John. Which is funny because we both rarely drink. So John had the courage to come up to me and kiss my hand. We spent the next 3 or 4 days of the cruise together as much as we could just talking talking talking. It was one of the best weeks of my life. I had so much fun!

Four weeks later John had sold all of his furniture and his car in Orlando and moved to California to be with me! 6 months later we were engaged. Now I'm his wife and his baby-mama. I couldn't be happier. I love you, husband!

6 comments:

Paula said...

how awesome is that!!!
Happy Anniversary!

Queen B said...

wow, I did not know the story! that is really neat :) Happy Anniversary!

Jenn Ann said...

1) He should have stopped to play Guitar Hero with the Queen in TX - how is his thumb these days anyhow?

2) Will John make me a grilled cheese when he gets here? I'll help you unpack as payment - when does the POD arrive?

3) You guys did create a rather cute daughter - I know, I know, she's the cutest 8 month old in the whole world!

Kim Thomas said...

Happy Anniversary! Great Story!

Jinjer said...

What an awesome story! Happy Anniversary!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

Happy Anniversary!