So Kelly is having another "Show us your life" Friday... and today's is all about how you met your husband :)
It all started Memorial Day weekend 2005 :) Well, that's when I met him...
My Aunt and cousins had been pestering me (and Derik, little did I know) about meeting Derik and even going on a date with him. Now, my cousins are almost 16 and the other is a freshman in college... but this was 5 years ago... so they were about 11 and 14 ha! My 11 year old cousin was setting me up on a date - oh boy! I told her, well he can be the one to ask :)
So, back to Memorial Day weekend 2005... I had a bad day, I had to go to work EARLY to stock shelves (I only worked at that place for 2 weeks ha) so, going to work at 4am and getting done around noon was very tiring. My family made it a tradition of sorts to go to the lake and camp on Memorial Day weekend - for as long as I can remember... not so much anymore though. The last time we did this tradition was this specific weekend (2005)! I go to the campsite - tired and GRUMPY... and my mom said (with a smirk) "well, Aunt Cheryl said she invited Derik to camp this weekend" (haha) I said "Oooookkk?" she said, "well - what do you think?" and these were my exact words "Mom, whatever will be, will be" - little did I know :)
We saw each other every night after that weekend except one. He called me that night and said, "I wanted to know if I could take you out on a date tomorrow?" ummm YES! I still remember our first date. Awkward ha! We went to a restaurant and ate dinner, then we came to my parents house and watched a movie. He went to Texas Tech while I lived in Belton at my college (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor). We continued our relationship through the 6 hour drives and flights. And, the rest is history :)
We met ON Memorial Day weekend 2005 He proposed ON Memorial Day weekend 2008 - May 24, 2008 We were married ON Memorial Day weekend 2009 - May 23, 2009 :)
When we planned the wedding, that was not the specific reason why we picked Memorial Day weekend... but, once I figured that all 3 of these major events were (and were going to be) on Memorial Day - I knew it would be a perfect weekend to Marry my love :)
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Ok so... last Thursday our little guy Toby (aka Tobs or Tobster as we call him) got his first haircut - BIG BOY!
What was TERRIBLE about it was that they put a BOW in his hair!
a BOW!? - he's a boy!!!!!
Derik picked him up and saw this and asked the lady "why does he have a bow" - "Daddy" got mad - you don't put a bow in your boys hair!!! haha! So, the lady tries to make up for it. I mean, we live in central Tx and all... so she says "well, it's longhorn colors!"
First - it's orange and lime green?
Second - Derik is NOT a UT fan... far from it... he went to Texas Tech and pretty much has a hatred toward anything UT...
my family members are all UT fans - so yea, football season is real fun :/ haha!
My brother went with Derik and they took the bow OFF in front of the lady! haha! oh my gosh, I was rolling when I was hearing this story. You don't mess with "Daddy's" boy!!! haha!
Well, after he was all de-girlified... "Daddy" got a picture of him...
What's so funny is that we started calling each other Momma and Daddy when we refer to each other and to Toby. Like "Daddy, take Toby out to potty" haha we're weird!
Last LAST weekend :) I got to see my best friends for a "Gender Reveal" Party. My Best friend (also named Brittney) and her husband are expecting a little one and I had not seen her yet :) she looked so cute!
The premise of a Gender Reveal Party is to tell us if it was a boy or girl. I think these are so fun and I've been seeing more and more of these around the blogworld :)
Here we are...
If you thought it was a boy = you wore blue If you thought it was a girl = you wore pink
I wore pink *** and I was right :)
It's a girl!!!
Ok... so they decorated all in blue and pink and when they told us the gender, they cut away the balloons that weren't what the baby was... thus the pink balloons left :)
I could not be more tickled "pink" for you guys!
Here's the whole gang...
LOVE YOU BRITT!!!
We brought Toby along for the weekend and he decided he needed the "big boy" bone... Britt and her husband have 2 big dogs and another one that is still more than twice his size :) so in all - 3 dogs... I guess he thought he was big too...
This bone is like THE size of him! haha! My Hubby's been gone all week on business and I can't wait to see him tomorrow!