Saturday, August 13, 2005

10 Years Today

10 years ago today, Scott and I had our first date. It wasn't anything special - just an evening at Golden Tee which was a place that teenagers hung out - driving golf balls, shooting pool and playing video games.

We were actually a blind date. I was a waitress at a local restaurant while in college and his family came in to celebrate an anniversary. They all began to persuade me to go out with "Scott" who was at a Bengals game that evening. I told them that I'd think about it and I passed along my phone number. At the time, I wasn't really looking for anyone. A few months before I had split with someone I dated nearly three years, so I guess you could say I was still nursing a heartbreak.

Then, I met HIM. I had been on dates before, but nobody ever really caught my eye. Honestly, Scott didn't catch my attention at first. Sure, he was adorable, opened the door for me, drove a sharp car and was so damn cute I wanted to squeeze him, but he never TALKED. I'd ask him a question and he'd give me a "yes" or "no" answer. Finally, I told him - "in order for this to work you have to TALK." Now, 10 years later, I can't get him to shut up! :)

So, here's to 10 years. 10 years of laughs, kisses, hugs, fights, tears and so much more. I can't wait to see what the next 10 brings us. I would post a picture of our first days but my stupid computer won't work. (I think he installed some sort of anti-virus, anti pop-up thing), so you'll just have to imagine two goofy 19 year-olds. Maybe when he gets home today I'll have him fix it. :)


Donna Walk said...

Happy Anniversary Ginger!! :)

Anonymous said...

GInger- I love what you wrote here. It's so sweet. It's pretty cool to look back at all the things (good and not so good) that have happened and gotten you where you are today. Thanks for sharing.: )

Angela said...

Aah congratulations on a great ten years!! And you got married three years later almost to the day--how neat!!

Congratulations!! It is so obvious how much you absolutely adore your family!!

P.S.--I FINALLY found some Gin-X---YAHOO!!!!!! Four sheets of "Flyby"---LOVING it!!

Brett's Babe said...

time goes fast, doesn't it? All the best for you and Scott, Gingy. XOXOX

Emily said...

Happy 10th, Ginger! So, we aren't the only ones who still celebrate the anniversary of our first date! Mat is awesome about remembering (even better than me...sigh) and I love him for it!