Monday, January 26, 2009

Paul's view of what happened when we first met.

When I met Ines (yes, it was a blind meeting) I was hoping to get to the predetermined meeting place before her. That way if I wasn't attracted to her I could slip away without being noticed. I try not to be a jerk, sometimes it just happens. Anyway, she came up to me as I was walking and introduced herself (I still remember what she was wearing, it was awesome). I was taken back by her exotic beauty and from that point on I would have done anything she asked. I'm glad she has high morals because it would have been difficult to push off any advances. I think she always knew that I was shy and didn't have the greatest self-esteem, but she was very open with me and put me at ease. The first date was incredible and we said how much we liked each other. However, the way I remember the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing was like this...
After spending the morning at the ocean (Sunset Beach, I think) we went to Taco Bell, as Ines said in her timeline. I believe a Taco Bell employee took notice of me and built up a quick infatuation. She asked Ines if I was her boyfriend, and Ines grabbed my arm and said yes. I thought it was just understood from that time on that we were together. The rest of the timeline seems correct...I'm a fast mover. Long engagements are for the birds. We had business to attend to. I really LOVE Ines with all my heart and I'm so grateful she let a dork like me marry her.
Happy Anniversary 3 days later.


P.S. I know the Taco Bell worker was "special," but she really was infatuated with me!

Friday, January 23, 2009

A perfect 10

When I first met Paul ( a blind meeting) I was peeking to get a good look before I introduced myself. He was so attractive & was very easy to talk to. At that time in my life, I didn't understand the quick engagement thing. After dating that first weekend, I got it....

Our timeline looked something like this...
1st weekend, great fun & said we liked each other
2nd weekend, great fun & Paul asked me to be his girl (TacoBell)
3rd weekend, great fun & professed our love.

3 weeks after that, Paul proposed

4 1/2 months later we were married at LV Temple. The engagement was that long because I was teaching at a Montessori School in CA & had to leave at the end of the semester.
Then our little family story began...

This was our engagement picture..aka "our skinny picture" :)

I'm married to my best friend. Even though we have different interests & experiences...he is my best friend. This may be hard to believe...we don't fight or argue. We discuss...:)

We are a family & work hard to make that a priority. We enjoy being around each other. I feel very blessed to have the life I have & love I share. So here's to eternity...

Happy Anniversary!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wow! A Big Achievement

This curious & bright boy who has a double stigmatism & has the sight of a great grandfather learned to RIDE HIS BIKE!!! Yeah Zay!! I know ...finally. What was really funny was our 5 year old neighbor was out riding his bike giving Zay riding tips. Well after more than an hour of successful riding...Zay said his butt hurt...haha! He took Tylenol & went to bed.