Ten Years

Today marks the ten-year anniversary of when Justin and I first really met and started dating. I say first “really met” because I knew who he was before because we were in choir together in college. He was one of the guys who walked in late to every single rehearsal, even though he was sitting in the office right outside the rehearsal room.

To be honest, I wasn’t exactly interested in him (sorry honey!), I was more interested in his taller friend. Turns out, though, that the taller friend wasn’t exactly interested in girls. But I didn’t know that at the time, so I continued to think “those two guys are rude punks, even if they are kinda cute,” and continued with rehearsal. Unfortunately, I didn’t make ANY sort of impression on him back then. In fact, I don’t believe he ever saw me in that sea of scowling faces turned to look at the uppity morons coming in late again.

Fast-forward to August 27, 1998. My roommate and I are in a campus bar on “Ladies Night” during the first week of classes. We’re busy waving to friends, dancing, and drinking. We bump into Justin and his friends (uh, I actually can’t remember that he was there with anyone, but I’m pretty sure that he was). My roomie and Justin recognize each other because they have a music history/theory/la-la class together and her still-drunk butt tripped over his desk earlier that morning because she and I had been at Penny Drafts the previous night. She introduces us and the rest, as they say, is history.

So happy Ten Years Together, Justin! Who’da thunk that night that we’d stick together through your graduate program, moving 700 miles away from our families, working at the same company (nay, working TWO FREAKIN’ CUBES away from each other on the same team), get married, build a house, have a little red-headed boy full of giggles, acquire two dogs (in addition to the four cats I already had), move to what I would liken to our dream house, and have another silly little boy? Amazing! I love you!

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This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.



Wow! That is awesome! And it seems like every time I hear a “how we met” story, it’s never a case of love at first sight, but mostly a “Eww, HIM?” type of thing.



And yet another odd ball thing we have sorta in common…tomorrow will be 15 years since my husband and I started dating!


Awesome! Happy anniversary to you!!! I JUST wrote a post about how we also celebrate the anniversary of the day we met.. which was Aug 26th!! oooohhh the eerie parallels 😛

Peggie Arvidson

Congrats! What a great story and a great reminder that sometimes what you really are meant for is right under your nose, even if it is uppity-appearing!


That’s cool, it’s been twenty years since Jenni and I started our long-distance relationship, that evolved into a happy sixteen years (so far) of marriage.



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