July 2, 2015

Ten Year Dativersary

Ten years ago today, a boy named Kevin asked a girl named Lauren out on a date to see Batman Begins and to Coldstone Creamery after hitting it off at my 16th birthday and a group date with our friends. At the end of the date he got all nervous and asked me to be his girlfriend. I will never forget it!

Ten years have passed with two college graduations, an engagement, a wedding, a move to a different state, a move across the city, buying a house, jobs, new jobs, and fun travels. Therefore, it was only appropriate to celebrate...

I gave him this card and recreated a special hot dog (i'll share the recipe later) and we went out to Coldstone Creamery and a little shopping! Then this weekend we are going to San Diego. The perfect way to celebrate in my opinion!

Our relationship has really been my life. Kevin and I have grown up and grown everyday more in love with each other. Everyday with him is something to celebrate, but today especially, deserves a mention.

I have decided to chronicle our story. Not everyone may be interested in this, but it is my 10 year dativersary with him so it fits and it is good to record it for posterity! :-)

Kevin and I grew up in the same town in New Mexico. We met in high school. I transferred to the school across town to swim. I met him in freshman english class where we sat next to each other. I instantly was attracted to his smile. Our sophomore year we had no classes with each other. I had a biology class with his best friend and we became fast friends and lab partners. One day at towards the end of the year I was walking to my mom's car to get picked up and saw Kevin. We said hello and I ended up asking him to my 16th birthday party. His best friend was going to come so he might as well too right?! He said yes, and I got into the car. My mom remarked on how good looking that guy was that I was talking to. I didn't think too much of it. :-)

We were both pretty shy at my 16th birthday party. A bunch of us a couple of days later all went out to a movie and that is when Kevin asked me out on a date just us! We went and then after he asked me to be his girlfriend in my driveway.

We spent the remaining two years of high school with him watching me at some swim meets, me watching him play in the school band at football games, and going to winter balls, spring formals, and proms. We the graduated high school. Kevin graduated salutatorian. We traveled meeting each others family. 

We transitioned into college life. We went to the same school and even worked the same job one semester. He could have gone to a far more prestigious school but he stuck with me. (He also had a pretty good merit scholarship enticing me.) We studied hard and had lots of fun. Every summer we spent long distance while Kevin did internships. 
We took an anniversary trip to San Diego the year we were both set to graduate. It is here Kevin proposed to me. Some people thought that the proposal was going to happen here, but I honestly was not expecting it...(looking back I have no idea why I wasn't expecting it...)
Kevin found himself looking for advanced degree programs and decided on Arizona. He graduated and packed up. I graduated and packed up with him a semester later. I kind of halfway removed as I was back in New Mexico planning our wedding and studying/taking my NCLEX exam to become and accredited Registered Nurse. I also start a blog...

We get married, we honeymoon, and I get a job.

We become homeowners! And here we are today enjoying every bit that life has to offer. I couldn't think of anyone better to have by my side!

I love you Kevin!

1 comment:

  1. Aww what an adorable story! You too are the cutest couple and I'm happy for you! Congrats on your anniversary!!


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