Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy 5th Anniversary Babe!!- our story

I cannot believe it has already been 5 years of us being married. At the same time, it feels like yesterday that we were first dating. 

I came to EAC fall of 2002. I knew no one but quickly made great friends in my dorm. We started going to family night at Mark and Ruth Vining's home. Mark worked for a Funeral Home at the time and one of his employees at the time was Curtis Allen. In the middle of October, Curtis started coming to family home evening every once in awhile. I thought he was cute right off, but come to find out, he thought my roommate (Bonnie Colyar) was cute until he found out she was taken :) One of our first activities together was golfing. Bonnie and I were teamed with Curtis. He was quite the show off in his jeep. (And he claims he is a shy guy). 

All of us rommates decided to a huge group date early November and we were each going to ask different guys. I had no clue who to ask when Curtis came to mind. I didn't know him, know if he was interested or what. After a lot of talking into, I decided to ask him. I don't remember how I asked him but I remember Rachel Lewis now Peck answering for him at my dorm and totally making my day. So we had a great group date that was a blast and I really got to see Curtis' fun side. Practically from that point on, we were together. We had some rough patches from there till we got engaged February 2004, but it was meant to be and we both knew it. I joke that he still never really proposed to me but someday I'll get that official proposal and ring :) We got married May 21, 2004 and it's been an amazing journey since. 

Halloween dance? I can't really remember but it was a blast. We made our costumes.

Now for the rest of the story. So now its been 5 years, we've moved 8 times, experienced several job changes, difficult decisions, and have the joy of being parents to 2 1/2 kids. I look back on everything we've been through and I can't believe its only been 5 years.
I love Curtis so much. He really puts up with a lot from me and is so patient. He is the hardest working guy I know and his knowledge on handy man projects astounds me. I am so lucky to be married to him. We've been through a lot but because of how strong it has made us, I know we can make it through anything. I love you babe and Happy Anniversary!!