Thursday, July 24, 2008

Seven in Heaven

Monday marked our SEVENTH anniversary! I felt like showing Jason that 7 years of being married to a Texan has changed me, so I surprised him by a trip to a shooting range and then to Texas Roadhouse for dinner.
It was a unique date, but I have to say I'm still not a fan of guns. I wanted to duck and cover the entire time we were there. I did shoot about 8 rounds, and hit the target guy straight in the nose, but I let Jason do most of the gun-handling. Here he is looking all James Bond-like with a 9mm Barretta.
I saw this anniversary questionnaire on Sara Hejl's blog (who incidentally was married on the same day and year as us) so I thought I'd fill you in on our relationship details:
1. Where we met: The first time we both remember meeting each other was in The Bean at ACU in January 1997. An ex-boyfriend of mine introduced me to him and then we talked for 2 hours. Ex-boyfriend left awkardly after about 15 minutes.
2. First Date: We went to Olive Garden and the re-release of Star Wars. I was a bit frightened because Jason was mouthing every line of the movie, including all the Ewok chirps.
3. Number of Years we Dated: 4.5 years if you don't count the year and a half we were "broken up" but still seeing each other every day.
4. How He Proposed: On the icy wing of an airplane at the Abilene Airport. Security was a little more lax before 9/11. He gave me a sympathy card that said he was sorry he couldn't be my boyfriend anymore (since he wanted to be my fiance).
5. Where were you married. Trenton, Michigan at the church I grew up at.
6. Reception? At a garden on Grosse Ile. I LOVED having it outside.
7. First Dance? To Mark Knopfler's "A Night in Summer Long Ago." It starts out "My lady may I have this dance."
8. Honeymoon. Canada! We stayed at a cabin on a lake for a few days, in downtown Toronto a few days and drove by Niagara Falls on the way home.
9. Where have you lived. Denver, Normangee, College Station, Denver Again, Austin

4 comments:

Jeremy, Alyssa, Hailey and Wyatt said...

Happy Anniversary! More importantly yeah for the kid-less days you guys are having. I am jealous.

myra said...

Happy Anniversary! And I have to say that I'm so glad you're a Texan by marriage.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on seven years. Caren, sounds like you are a great date planner!!

Kim P. said...

Congratulations on 7 years and counting! And I have to say, the movie on your first date DID show you what you were getting into =)