Friday, April 24, 2009

17 Years!!! Part I

Yes, this is me doing what I loved to do back then! ha

This is Sean!!

One of our first dances together

Prom 1990

I am so behind on blogging!  And I have not takin any pictures lately, I really hate our point and click!  I can never get a good picture because of the delay and by that time she or the boys have turned away!!  We are getting closer to having the money saved to replace the lens that was lost on our SLR.  My hubby has been selling things on craig*list and stocking the money away!!  Our goal is to have it by summer!

The kids are all home from school today so we have a three day weekend.   My hubby and I also celebrate 17 years of marriage!!!  Where does the time go??  We have known each other since we were 16 years old. Can you believe that?  I shudder at the thought that my 14 year old  could meet his future wife in two years, yikes!!
Our story is an interesting one.  When I was 16 we moved to Arizona.  That is a hard age to pick up and move to a new place.  I was already in my second year of High School and starting over.   One December afternoon I went to the bank with my Mom.  I sat in the car while she went and got in line at the outside ATM.  When we pulled into the parking lot I noticed this huge station wagon  with wood paneling, the thing that caught my eye was all the skateboard stickers plastering it!  I was not a girlie girl, Tom boy all the way!!  I loved to skateboard and I would always practice in my free time.  As I stared at my Mom in line I noticed a boy standing in front of her with his hat on backyards and skateboard pads around his ankles, I figured that was his car.  I noticed he was pretty cute and I wondered if he went to the same school I was getting ready to start at??...  Two weeks later I started a job across the street from that bank.  I was working at Peter Piper Pizza and running the front register.  I'm a smiley person so that is where they stuck me, now I'm paying for it and have the deep lines to prove it on  my face! ha  Anyway back to my first day of work, there was two new people starting that night and I was one of them.  Can you guess who the second one was??  The cute skater boy standing in front of my Mom at the bank!  He was hired to run the ovens.  All I can say it was fate.  We did not attend the same school.  He actually road his skateboard 3 miles to work everyday and I walk just a couple blocks.  We started out as good friends and did a lot of skateboarding together.  After about 6 months of being friends we starting dating.  Sean was a senior and I was a sophomore at rival schools.
We continued to date through the rest of my High School years.  During my junior year Sean starting going to college for Fine Art degree and after about a year into it, my senior year, we starting talking about marriage.  He figure that Fine Art was not going to pay the bills  so he transferred to a computer programing and CAD graphic school.  After I graduated and he finished up his first two years of school we decided to move to Washington where the rest of our family had moved too.  My parents moved up there a couple of months before I graduated from High School and I lived with my Aunt.  Sean's Mom and his brother and sister had moved up there a couple years previous.
I started college in Washington and we got officially engaged the summer of 1991.  We married April 25th 1992.   The rest is history, 17 years and five kids later, life is good!!  I cant believe I am posting these embarrassing pictures but here are a few of our dating years and first year or two of marriage.  ( Sean did not want these on here! hehe)


Sean said...

Lovin' the white gloves and the scraggly hair. What a dork!

Sherry said...

So where's your Barbie and Ken picture? I can't believe it's been 17 years, except I was telling Aunt Peggy or Kathy I thought it was that long because it was three years before Preston was born. Yeah, nice hair, Sean. We all have photos where we went through those weird stages! I didn't know you had changed majors while going to school. You guys didn't tell me much back then.

Dita said...

OH, my goodness.......this is such a GREAT story!!!!!!! I'm sure this was a Lifetime movie, or at least one in the making!

17 years? I can only say you two look better with time...although the photo retrospective was really a hoot...gotta love those white shoes with the tux, Sean!

The hairdo alone are priceless!

Happy 17 to a wonderful couple!

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