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


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 =)