get out your reading glasses and a cup of coffee, ladies, this is gonna be a long one!
Today marks our fifth wedding anniversary. It is almost unbelievable to me that 5 entire years have passed. I think I will recount our humble beginnings on this blog so that years later I won't forget how he and I became "Us".
It was the summer of 2003, June to be precise. I had just gotten out of a long relationship and Mikey...well, let's just say I am not really sure what all Mikey may or may not have had going on at the time, but I digress. We met at a party and he begged me to take him home...I of course declined. I gave him a fake number because I was still hung up on my ex. Just a few weeks later, there he was again. A guy I had lived within 15 miles of my whole life, yet had never met or heard of, and here he is 2 weeks in a row... Well I gave him my number this time and we starting "hanging out". I think our first time meeting up, we rode four-wheelers at his Paw Paws house. Glamorous huh(but right up my alley)?
Anyway, we hit it off right from the start. We continued "talking" for the next three weeks, and then I took a trip to the beach.
Well, on this fateful trip, I ran back into my aforementioned ex, and we got back together. (I, however, still really had a thing for Mikey. I don't really know why I went back with the ex but everything happens for a reason right?)
A month later I was single again(no big surprise there) but there was no way I was going to call Mikey after the way I had ended things with him. A few months passed and while he was always in the back of my mind, I was certain that ship had sailed.
Sometime that Fall, a mutual friend of Mikey and myself called and said,"Why don't you call Mikey." I was like,"Where did that come from?" She said, "Well he wants you to call him"! My heart fluttered when she told me that, but I had to keep my cool, right? I said, "I'm not calling him, he can call me!" Well maybe a whole 5 minutes later my phone rang...guess who! Mikey!
I guess I was still on his mind too!
The night he called just happened to be the night of a big party some of my friends from high school were throwing. (This party may or may not still be hailed as the party of the decade but that's off the subject--I just have two words for you...toga! toga!)
Mikey and some of his "boys" came to the party and he was looking good if I may say so myself. That was the first time we had seen each other in months, and I was looking pretty hot too if I might toot my own horn for a minute(it's my blog I can do whatever I want, right!) I could really pull off the Grecian Goddess look back then, but I did have a great designer(thanks Blair!)
Well, We were both kinda sorta dating other people, but (and I think Mikey would agree with me on this) our attraction was too much to deny. We kissed that night and he took me and Trisha (who was ever present in the beginning of our entire relationship ,our whole relationship come to think of it, thanks T-bag) home. We talked a lot, but like I said we were both in other non-serious relationships.
I wasn't really sure where things were headed but within the next few weeks, he stopped "dating" other people, and so did I. That was in mid-January-early February of 2004.
I think it is safe to say we've been together every day since. Yes, there were definitely some speed bumps on the way to the following January that need not be detailed in my blog but that's neither here nor there.
Once we settled on each other, things moved pretty fast. I was looking at engagement rings by August with his mom and my sister (remember that crazy trip...from no money in my Louis Vuitton at Pericos, to Trisha crying on the way home) A secret ring purchase in October(he picked out the exact ring I had shown him at least 6 months earlier on http://www.adiamondisforever.com/ and it was my dream ring!)
Straight to the big oops!!!
In November ( Huett if you read this one day, you may have been conceived accidentally, but there is no doubt God sent you to us when he did for a reason) We found out we were expecting a baby!
My surprise engagement that Mikey had planned for the holidays got moved up and we got engaged on November 18th, 2004 (this day was my parents 26th wedding anniversary which was also the first time we got to see Huett's heart beat on ultrasound).
He proposed at Stix. He got down on one knee in front of my entire family and a room full of strangers with the most beautiful ring and a dozen roses, and of course, I accepted!
We got married 2 months later and had Huett Michael Hill six months after that!
The next year, I got a new job at UAB, and had our second son, Samuel Hunter. A year after that, Mikey changed jobs, too. The next year, we celebrated Huett's 3rd birthday and Sam's 2nd birthday, and we were thrilled to find out we were pregnant again!
Which brings us to 2009, when our baby boy(or the caboose, as my dad always referred to me, the third child)Charlie Lane was born. And Mikey decided to go back to school to finish his teaching degree.
Here we are in 2010.
up to our ears in match box cars, and
all things batman and spiderman.
We are more than a little sleep deprived,
but I wouldn't change a thing.
I know it sounds cliche,
but God blessed the broken road...and all that.
I love you Honey!
And in your own words, "Ain't nothin' to it."