Happy Anniversary Dude

Today is our Sixth Wedding Anniversary. I was lying awake last night after one of my many calls from one of the girls for their Mama in the middle of the night. Then I started to think. Wow, tomorrow is our anniversary! Look at all the things that I have done in my life since meeting this guy. I was hoping to put up more pictures of us through the ages but we met long before the digital age and we haven’t scanned in many of our older pictures. So don’t have much to show. Where to start…
We met in 1991. I was 17, Brandon was 16. I was a cashier at the corner Lynn’s Supermarket. Brandon was just starting out as a bag boy. Not really much attaction at first. Brandon looked much younger then his age and I was dating someone else. Plus, I had a crush on the produce guy, hot stuff! Yep, I wasn’t looking to settle down just yet. Then my girlfriend, Jen, thought we should take this new bag boy out on the town for a date. Us two girls and Brandon. We thought it would be funny. So we took Brandon out to Taco Bell and saw “Look Ma, the Babysittters Dead”. Quite the evening. We all hit it off and the three of us hung out nearly every day that summer. I was even seen in the stands of Brandon’s swim meets. This is even where I met Carole, aka B’s Mom, for the first time.
Anyway, soon enough rumors were storming through the grocery store that Brandon had a thing for me. He would deny it when confronted anywhere near me. Then late one evening Jen, Brandon and I were hanging out at the Blackhawk School playground. Jen confronted Brandon and he finally copped up. He said hanging out with me was like being able to look at the menu but not allowed to order anything. Yep, that’s my man. He has a way with words. May seem corny to you all now but at the moment I thought it was awesome. So the next day I broke up with my boyfriend and Brandon and I started “Going Together”, as they called it in those days.
My Mom was a little worried when she first met Brandon. You see those days Brandon’s mode of transportation was a scooter. I had a brand new red sunbird so I picked Brandon up for all our dates. One night Brandon wanted to drive so he picked me up in his Dad’s old blue truck which had those stainless steel naked ladies sprawled out on the sides. Very Classy! Mom soon learned Brandon was okay though and need not worry about him.
The rest is history. Since that day we have experienced a lot together…
Gone to two proms, Graduated from High School, Both Graduated from Purdue, Gone on many travels, Moved to California, Got our first real jobs, Started our own business, Got married in Hawaii, Moved to Colorado, Bought a House, Adopted 6 cats and 2 dogs, and became parents to two amazing little girls.
Not a bad life for meeting this kid in a grocery store in high school. Who would have thought?
Why write this now? When you are parents to two girls under the age of two its easy to forget that you are also married, not just parents. Sometimes you need to just lay in bed at night and think, Wow its my Sixth Anniversary tomorrow. Seems like we just met. Still having a blast together. Wouldn’t change my life for anything and I still kinda love this guy.
Looking forward to whatever else we have coming our way together.
Love You, Honey!
Here’s a few pics along the way. Oddly enough we don’t have many pictures of us together. We never really had a nother person around to snap us together. New rule, take pictures together. I had slim pickings to choose from
1993 – Our Cruise to the Bahamas


1998 – Life in California


6/18/1999 – The Big Day


1999 – Yosemite


2003 – Colorado

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2004 – Maui

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  • Wow…and all I got you was a crappy card. Love you too, Honey.
    People are going to think we are weird because we exchanged our anniversary greetings on a blog. Oh well. We live in the same house but it doesn’t seem like we see each other much because 2 girls seems to take up all the time.
    Hey, why was it Brandon was working at the grocery in the first place? That is another good story for another day.

  • G’ma C

    Happy anniversary…you each bring out the best in the other.

  • Jamie

    Happy Anniversay… Don’t worry Sis our story is just as korny it just takes place in the hospital. I will have to tell you about it sometime. Miss you guys see you soon!

  • Carole Fuller

    Happy Anniversary! Herb and I really enjoyed reading your anniversary message and began to reminisce about our past dating experiences and the similarities… We met in 1962 at Rogers Market on Pontiac Street I was 14 and shopping with my Mother. She told me about a very good looking, dark complexioned guy that was stocking the dairy case. Naturally I ventured over to that aisle to get some eggs. Things were going along well with the budding relationship until he offered me his car keys and said “just use my car for the day and pick me up when I get off work”….Oops little did he know that I wasn’t allowed out after dark and I already had my bike outside the store.

  • G’ma C

    We just got back from a family dinner at Triangle Park in honor of Great Grandma and Grandpa Lasley’s 64th wedding anniversary. Grandpa said he splurged when he spent $5.50 for the license, and they still had money left over to buy a RC Cola! What a guy!

  • Mom

    Keep the romance going kids — you seem to have a knack for this. You both make Ron and I smile and we’re so appreciative for the beautiful baby girls. You have so much to be proud of — we’re proud with you. Mom and Ron

  • bunny

    I know this post is old but my Husband and I met in 91′ when I was 17 and he was 16. We met at a Telemarketing company we both worked for. Life is strange isnt it? :0)