dating

I have to be super cheesy for a sec…

A year ago today, a friend of mine invited me to play volleyball on her bar team with her. Little did I know, she intended to set me up with one of her team mates that she had been telling me about for a while, someone she thought I would really like, but I wasn’t into set-ups.

I got there, met the team, and during the first game, I happened to rotate out with one guy, Paul.  We immediately started chatting and just seemed to hit it off.  The next week we were talking about how much we like sushi, and he asked me to sushi that next weekend.

After a fabulous first date, we went on a second date the following week, and I just began to realize that I was dating one of the greatest guys on the planet.  Smart, accomplished, too funny for his own good, caring, and extremely thoughtful.

I don’t know how I got so lucky to meet someone like him, and have someone like him love me, but I thank God every day for him.

My friend told me a few months after all this that she had been planning on trying to get us to talk that night and setting up a few group outings to get us together, but I realized that fate sometimes just needs a push, not a party planner 🙂  Bless her heart.

A year later, we are living together, and I fall more in love with him every single day.

Life moves in surprising directions, and sometimes it is just best to be along for the ride. 

This is the 2 of us out and about all dressed up for Halloween last year.

It has been a while…

Oh the joys of moving and not having Internet.  I am long past due for posting something other than a picture.  I do apologize, for I have been busy adventuring into the lands of cohabitation. 

Yes, the man and I have decided to live in sin full-time and share an address.  Now the party can rage on 24/7!  And by party, I mean catching “Jeopardy” every night at 7:30, me going to bed by 9:30, and adventures in new recipes together.  We are a pretty innocent bunch.

I am happy to report, though, that 3 weeks into it, things are sailing along as well as they ever have.  Granted it is only 3 weeks, but if you can survive a move together, that is a pretty good sign.

 

Another big step for us was surviving our first golf game together! If you are a talented golfer, or date someone who is, then you know how stressful it can be to not have golfed for 7 years and take to the course with one of these people. 

Now, I don’t take criticism well, and the man seems to do everything well, including golf, so I had to send up a warning flare before we even loaded our clubs into the car that the only way to maintain his livelihood through the 9th hole would be to keep tips and pointers to himself.  This message was delivered in a much more charming manner than it reads though, I assure you.

I say all these things like we were moving and golfing while teetering on the edge of nuclear melt-down, but it is quite the opposite actually.  It is great when you are a laid back person to be with a laid back person, and it really takes a lot to shake both of us.  BUT, on the other end of that, I have seen, and been a part of these situations when they do not go so well.  Things from moving to golfing can destroy a couple!  If you can survive the little things like golf games all the way to the major stressors like moving, you’ve got a good partner in crime.  I am very blessed to have mine, especially since he is willing to take me golfing any time I want to go 🙂

Wish me luck!  This weekend I run the Bayshore Half Marathon.  I don’t expect to be PR-ing in this race since my training has been less than consistent, but it should be a good time.  I will update you all on how it goes!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Yep, I've been there.

Paul and me in another 3 weeks.  😉