8/9/11

Married

Rob and I got married 8 years ago today. I was 21 years old. A little young, like a decade young. Three children later, I'm still sticking around. Mainly for Rob's next joke. Thanks for keeping me laughing all these years. Love you.

A while ago, I framed the journal entry I wrote right before our first date. It's currently hanging over our toilet. Please don't over analyze that. I typed it for all the world to see below. It's exactly how I wrote it 10 years ago. I was 19 years old.

*Forgive the oversized blurry picture. I thought of this post at 10:00pm last night and quickly took this picture. I wanted to show us holding the actual framed journal entry. And I wanted us looking in love. Check and Check.
Feb.12, 2001
So I can't even concentrate on anything. Because I met a person today* that I can't stop thinking about. And it's weird because I never get like this. I mean, I do but never this bad. I mean this is like CHASE WESTFALL* bad, well maybe not THAT bad. Chase was pretty amazing. Cause this guy, I think his name is Rob, but I'm not quite sure, wants to hang out tonight like for dinner or something. I will be going home in about 45 minutes to get ready for this little date. Ok Ok ... I know this sounds weird and it's probably because I've been at this college for too long but nevermind ...  I think he could be the guy I've been looking for. Ok that's psycho I know that. I really do, I mean in one day? But I don't know if he looks at all people like this, but he looks at me in a way I have always dreamed of a guy to look at me. Like there is something in his eyes that is just different. Ok, most guys like him do . . . but it's fun just to have it like this right now and just think that someday it will feel like this FOREVER. Like someday, I will find someone that I can have a conversation like I had with Rob everyday ... Man, I hope that's his name. I'm in the LIBRARY right now and there was this guy sitting next to me that I just felt like was reading this. So I'm all hunched over this letter trying to write small. The only problem with this is that if it goes bad, then I can never enjoy El Camino Real* ever again because it will ... nevermind. I don't know what I'm talking about. But you know what today's lunch felt like, the lunch felt like? Lightning. The kind of lightning from Meet Joe Black*. Like the conversation from the diner. Not that this guy is BRAD PITT . . . I wish! But he does have those electric eyes ... I hope he's dressed cool ... like I could really be turned off if he's dressed badly ... I mean my roommates are meeting him and I just want him to look NORMAL.


*We met in the cafeteria lunch line and ate together. As we put our trays away, Rob asked me out on this date.
*Chase Westfall = High school crush that's not on Facebook. Boo
*El Camino Real = Rob's college band. He wore eyeliner on stage!
*Meet Joe Black = I've completely forgotten what this reference means. I need to watch it again.

That's it. The date was horrible but that's another story. It wasn't because of his clothes though. If we make it to our ninth anniversary I promise to tell it.

32 comments:

  1. hehe. happy anniversary my dear!

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  2. I love that you're saying you think you could marry him, but then you're not sure of his name AND you wish he were actually Brad Pitt. Hilarious. Happy Anniversary.

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  3. This is adorable. Happy anniversary!

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  4. What a big day! I hope you rock each other's worlds today (but not just today, of course). Thanks as always for keeping the charm alive.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! This is too cute - I love how I can hear the teenage language in your writing (like)...it's great that you knew he was the one right off the bat.

    Found your blog last week through Cup of Jo - loving your stories.

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  6. What a gorgeous post, and i love how it sits in your bathroom :)
    It reminds me of myself now, i know that in ten years time i will read my diary and cringe, and that's why i keep one!

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  7. Oh my goodness, Sharon, you are adorable! Hope today is a GREAT one for you and your man! Congratulations!

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  8. Pretty much the coolest journal entry ever! :)I love that you framed it. What a great idea. I need to look up some journal entries of mine to see what I wrote about Tyler, however they'd go something like this, "he asked me out, but I really don't want to go"...ya, it all started out like that for us.

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  9. Adorable is so the word. I love it! Happy anniversary!

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  10. Your journal entry is adorable! I love it. You and Rob are the best.

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  11. Oh my gosh! Precious... Happy Anniversary! Can't wait to hear about WHY the date was horrible...next year! ;)

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  12. Ha! Love it. That reminds me of "Crush with Eyeliner" (REM) except Rob was the eyeliner instead of you....

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  13. Oh I love this post. Thank you for sharing your journal entry, how super sweet.

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  14. Old journal entries are hilarious. Especially from the teens. Soooooooo melodramatic. I just reread some of mine recently and was embarrassed to no end.

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  15. Happy Anniversary:) Cheers to a Great Sister & funny Brother-in-Law:)I'm sticking around for the next joke tooooo:)
    ~Christine

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  16. That is such a cute idea! I have a journal entry very similar to this. :)

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  17. That's hilarious. Happy anniversary!

    Me and the hubs will celebrate our 8th next month. Yikes. If I could find my journal from when we first met (in 9th grade!), I know the entry wouldn't be this adorable. It definitely wasn't "love at first meeting" or something like that.

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  18. Thanks everyone! I debated whether or not to post this (TMI?) so I'm glad you all liked it!!!

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  19. Man, I hope that's his name.

    Love it. And that you were worried about his clothes -- but isn't love interest death by roommate-ridicule just the worst?

    And I love that your first date sucked. Even more awesome.

    Happy anniversary, spring chicken! I can't believe how young you are.

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  20. love you guys. happy anniversary!

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  21. Oh goodness. That is too cute.

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  22. I stumbled on your blog awhile ago and I think this post pretty much has me hooked. Teenage journal entries are the best. Congrats on 8 years!

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  23. that was so adorable to read :) I have all kinds of notes and notebooks from when mark and i started dating, I will definitely need to find those, good idea!!!

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  24. I loved reading this, Sharon! Super cute!! Congrats to you guys on your anniversary!

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  25. You just made my morning! Thanks for putting such a huge smile on my face (and a little snort to go with that)!!!! Smiles, Franziska

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  26. this is the most genuine and truthful letter shared on a blog. it is so sweet. thanks for sharing it!

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  27. I know a Chase Westfall! Does he have a brother named Andy and a sister named Robyn?? If not...oops.

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  28. Oh this is the most fabulous letter ever! I LOVE that you wrote all the "like"s and stuff. This is just like something I would have written at that age. Made me smile :)

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