Hi! First time here. Today is our 20th Anniversary of our blind date!

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Hi! First time here. Today is our 20th Anniversary of our blind date!
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Tue, 01-04-2011 - 5:35pm

Hi! My name is Laurie. It's my first time here. I followed the link from one of my other groups and is the first time I've heard of "Happily Married" Group.

Today is my husband's and my 20th Anniversary of when we met. It was a blind date. We were engaged three days later and married 6 months later! We are kinda excited. We are going to go on a dinner date. It's been awhile since we've been on one by ourselves. (We have a three year old and usually take him with us but will leave him with the older kids tonight.) :smileyhappy:

Thanks for letting me join!

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Welcome, Laurie! I'm Carol, 34, married to John, 38. We live in Dallas and have been married a little over a year.

I really love your story! My DH and I also had a quickie

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Congrats on your anniversary & I think it's wonderful that you remember this special day. Our 1st blind date was Aug 6, 1973 and my kids think it's crazy that we remember this date. It was an unusual date. We hated each other at 1st sight but I think it was more because we found out that we were used to cover so each of our best friends could screw around while my hubby's friend's wife was at work! Something changed as we were married 2 yrs later.

Enjoy your evening!

Dee
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Hi Carol!

Thank you for the welcome! You guys are still newlyweds! That is so exciting. After 20 years I've kinda forgotten how that feels.

Your story is great too! How romantic! I like the stories where young loves find each other again after many years.

We only waited six months to get married because we wanted a summer wedding and needed time to plan it. We wanted to get married in July but my husband's brother was getting married in that month and we didn't want to overload his mom so we got married in August. Besides we felt married from the moment we got engaged! I didn't even have an engagement ring until a month before the wedding because I didn't feel like I needed a ring to feel like we were committed and we couldn't afford one so we ended up getting it on credit. Anyway, thanks for reading my story! I look forward to getting to know all of ya'll too! :smileywink:

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Hi Robyn!

Thanks for the welcome! Wow! Another newlywed! I feel so old! LOL Let's just say experienced, I guess!!

Yeah, it was really fun getting dressed up and going somewhere fancy for a change. We really couldn't afford it but the food was great, the wine was fantastic and the atmosphere was great except for a really loud talking table of retired citizens so much that we could hear everything they talked about! And it was fun to act romantic for a change! So even though it will be hard paying for last night, at least we have our memories. But you know, I put the camera in my purse and totally forgot to get pictures! LOL But after dinner we went to a wine bar that some friends own just to say, "hey", cause we hadn't been there since summer and I looked in my purse and saw the camera and was like, "Oh my gosh! We forgot to take pictures!" But we got a couple of pics taken at the wine bar at least.

And I will try my best with the advice if anyone wants it because we've definitely lived through a lot of ups and downs but the downs are what just makes your relationship stronger. Just remember that when you have problems. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger is true! If you just stick it out, you'll eventually come out of it and you'll love each other even more.

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Dee! Thanks!

Doesn't that seem strange to you that people would think it weird to celebrate the day you met?! We get basically the same reaction from people. They say, congratulations on your anniversary and then we tell them well it's not actually the anniv. of when we got married but when we met, and they are like, "Ohhhhhh, okay!" But they sound like they don't quite get it so then we have to tell our story and then I think they maybe understand a little better.

Your story is pretty cool too! Love has a way of working itself out, doesn't it? When people asked, how do you know that you've met the person you are too marry and I said, "You just know." Our date wasn't hate at first sight but it wasn't love at first sight either. We say it was love at first hug. We just felt at home and like we'd known each other our whole lives. We actually think it's possible we met when were about 6 and 4 years old. But I'll save that story for some other time. Needless to say, that around that time, we only lived about 20 minutes away from each other and that when we had our blind date and met for supposedly the first time, we lived over 1500 miles away from one another!

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Registered: 09-25-2010

Hi Laurie,
Welcome to the board :)

So glad you followed/found us here.
We are a small but fun group, LOL

Congrats on being together for 20 years, totally awesome!
Fun on your dinner date .. anywhere special ?

Hope you'll join us here often :)




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Thanks! :smileyvery-happy:

So far even though the group is small, it seems pretty active. I'll try my best to stick around!

We had a great very adult type evening. LOL We ate at a Basque (Spanish) Restaurant that we heard was really good and had great hospitality and a dimly lit atmosphere and I had been wanting to go there for years so I made reservations and they gave us a table in the corner. The food was good, service was good, & wine was great but the tables are a little too close together and there was this one table of three older couples who must have been a little hard of hearing because they were almost yelling and we heard about every word they said, so it was a little hard for us to keep a romantic conversation going but it was still nice and we were treated really well. One thing I noticed is that it seemed more like regular American/Italian food than Basque but still good anyway. Then we went to a wine bar to say "hi" to our friends that own it. We hadn't seen them since this summer. That's pretty much it! We came home and hubby went to couch (he's been sick and coughs a lot and snores) and I went to bed. LOL Thanks for asking!

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Welcome to the board, Laurie! Congrats on your 20th anniversary! That is quite an accomplishment!

You are not the only "less newlywed" here. I have been married 14 years, hugss is at 30+ and I know there are

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I hope you do stick around Laurie,
Well it does sound like a nice evening though.
Restaurant sounds like it was good too .
Too cute on the other couple but doesn't make for romance for you two.
However am glad you enjoyed.
Now you know about it & maybe return another time.
Fun on seeing your friends as well.
Glad you had a nice evening out!
Hope DH feels better :)




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