Eleven years ago today, I won the lottery without even knowing it. Imagine that! I had no idea that I was on a date with the man that I would be spending my life with (thank goodness, because that's a lot of pressure for a first date). On March 1st 2002, I wore a Double Bubble t-shirt and pigtails and caught a screening of The Royal Tennebaums with my buddy from class (Mike). The rest, as they say is history. Mike and I often say that our relationship has been a series of chapters. Some better than others but all of them significant. We did a lot of growing up together and I am amazed that we were able to do it all side by side. A sense of humor, mutual goals and a real commitment to making it work have been the connecting threads that have held our story together. Plus, I think the man is drop dead gorgeous and just about the kindest person I've ever met. And he does things like illustrate relationship milestones from the past 11 years and sticks them to our fridge to surprise me in the morning. What a guy.
// I'd love to hear how you met your significant other! Do you still celebrate dating anniversaries?