Monday, July 6, 2009

A Year Ago

A year ago yesterday I met the love of my life at a downtown bar. I know that sounds so romantic but really it was. I guess you had to be there and be in my shoes but he swept me off my feet and I've been in love ever since.

Here is the story of how we first met:

Never would I have ever imagined that I would meet someone at a bar let alone that year. I had just moved into my very first apartment all by myself and my friend had dragged me out to go clubbing. (I moved in the day before to my apartment) I was reluctant to go but decided what the heck. I was ready to go home when all the sudden some guy came up to me and wanted to dance. I didn't want to but he forced me out to the dance floor. He danced completely crazy but I figured anyone who can dance that way in public was pretty awesome. I dance pretty crazy myself. He then brought me a drink and danced some more. I was so excited that a guy had bought me a drink. He invited my friend and I to go to another club across the street with his friend. My friend reluctantly went along and I was whisked away with this new boy dancing down the street laughing all the way. He said our dancing was like the notebook which won me over.* We sat and talked for a bit then my friend and I decided to leave. This new boy asked for my phone number and if we could go out sometime. I decided to give him my number and to give me a call. As I was about to leave he grabbed my hand and gave me a kiss. It left me speechless and I had butterflies.

Later that evening/early morning I got a phone call from him. I was shocked he was calling. We talked for at least an hour that night and he told me he would call me the next day. I didn't think anything of it but was secretly hoping that he would. Needless to say I got a call from him the next day. I was with my mom and I was jumping up and down so excited he had called. We set up a date and a few days later we had our first date.

I'll never forget those first few weeks of us dating. Sometimes I think back to when we first met and wonder in amazement at how far we have both come from those early days.

*Side note: He doesn't remember saying that but he really did and it was so cute.