Thursday, May 31, 2007

How I Met My Hubby ...

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has signed my guestbook so far ... it's great, I love it ... more, please !!

Anyway, in the past few weeks, my posts have been pretty lame, just a bunch of cat pics, or a few blah words. Not sure why, but I haven't really known what to write. Still don't really !! So, I thought I would share with you all the story of how my hubby and I met ... here goes.

On New Years Eve, 1982, I was at a friend's place in Blackburn North, getting ready to party !! Her brother came in with some friends, to pick up some stuff, as they were on their way to Portsea (a coastal town, an hour or so from Melbourne, which is popular with teenagers at New Years). They were going to camp there, drink themselves stupid (as they all did back then), and have lots of fun !! Hubby (who wasn't, obviously, my hubby then) and I saw one another, and I guess something clicked. I liked the look of him, and apparently, he liked the look of me. He went off with his mates, and they partied in Portsea, whilst my friends and I had our own party ... but we held our first thoughts of each other in our minds (and hearts).

Roll forward a few days .... Hubby must have got my phone number from my friend's brother, as he phoned me (I was still living with my parents at this stage ... I had just finished high school, and was 18 years old, no drivers licence, no job yet). He asked me out on a date ... to the drive-in movies no less !!

Anyway, he picked me up from my place (hesitating slightly as he drove up the driveway, as he drove a souped up Ford Cortina station wagon, with curtains on the back windows, and a mattress in the back, LOL !). I think he was worried about what my parents would think !! So was I !!! He met my parents, who seemed to like him (as a matter of fact, they got to like him so much, that it was like the sun shone out of his nether regions !!), and we headed off to the movies.

All his friends (and some of mine, thanks to my friend who's place I was at when we met) were also at the drive-in, spying, waiting to see if anything would eventuate. Well, we were kinda shy at this stage ... I think we might of held hands !! I think the movie was good, we talked through a lot of it. I'm pretty sure we kissed goodnight at the end of the evening (aren't I bad, not to even remember this, or the name of the movie, for that matter !!) ... and that was where it all began.

About four years later we got engaged. In 1987 we bought our house, which was ready for us to move in by December 1987. In December 1988 we finally got married (yes, we lived in sin for a year ... tisk, tisk, tisk, I hear you say !!). Then in April 1994 we had our first (and only) child ... who you all know as Chicky.

It has been a wonderful marriage so far, with many, many more happy years to come, I am sure. He is an amazing man, totally devoted to Chicky and I (as we are to him). He is a tremendously hard worker, which has enabled me to be a stay at home mum since 1993 (although for a few months now I have had a part time job, as most of you know). We love doing the same things, like camping, 4WDing, and stuff like that, although there are other things we like doing apart (like my craft and stuff, and his "boys" stuff !). We are a match made in heaven, I feel !! I couldn't have asked for a better partner in life.

This is a photo of the two of us, back in the early days of our relationship ... ain't we cute !!

And this is one taken more recently ... last year sometime, I think (we don't often get many photos together, as I'm usually the one holding the camera ... I think my mum took this one).

So there you go, a brief history of Meow and Mr. Meow.

How did you and your partner meet ?? I'd love to hear about it.

Enjoy your Friday, and upcoming weekend, dear blog-friends.

Oh, yeah, as I mentioned in an earlier post, if anyone would like to have a chat with me on MSN, my address is ... hopefully we can connect some time ... I'd love to catch up, if you are intersted.

Take care,


Diane J. said...

I can't believe I'm first! :-)

I really enjoyed our chat on MSN, Meow. Hope your supper turns out great and Chicky didn't starve before you got it done, LOL!

Have a great Thursday night and a wonderful Friday, C.

Love and hugs,


Devil Mood said...

I'm glad you decided to tell us that story - I love stories :)
And it's the first time I get to see you! Hi :)
Lovely pictures of you both!
I think you've achieved a great balance there - it's so important to enjoy doing things together but also apart.
Sometimes I think those blissful relationships only exist in films but you prove me wrong :)

CiscoKid said...

Very lovely story. It is great that you guys realized from the first day you had something special which continues to this day.
I admire and congratulate you.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A most enjoyable history. Your Guestbook is filling up swiftly.

"Early Bird" said...

I signed your guest book but for some reason it put me from WY??
Anyhoo...enjoyed reading your "luv story"!
Ya'll are so cute together!
PS...I need some info please...I love your guest book but would need to know how to add it to the top of your posts like that?? Please, Email me at

Meow said...

Diane ... yay, you are first, thank you ... I hope you eventually went to bed ... 4am is awfully late to be chatting on MSN LOL.

Devil Mood ... thank you. I don't often share photos of myself and my family, but I thought ... why not, everyone else does !! And yes, we do have a great balance in our lives ... happiness can do that to you !!

Ciscokid ... thank you so much.

Lean-luc ... thank you, and yes, it sure is !!

Early Bird ... thank you. I will email you later today.

Take care, Meow

gledwood said...

Yes, v cute!
Hi I'm just passing. Found you via Merle. She pointed me to her Aussie bloggers' links. I never seem to meet Aussies online at all and yet most of my family seems to be in Australia!! Anyway I just wanted to say hi. Glad I found you.
O, & I'm at
you're welcome to drop by any time.
All the best
Gledwood "Vol 2" ...

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

You two are even cuter now than then! I love reading stories of how couples first met, especially those that are still happily together!

Peter said...

That was a nice story Meow, so pleased to hear about a marriage that is working, so many don't now-a-days

Cecil said...

Cute story... :)

Lee said...

There's nothing sinful about love, Meow! Good for you...lovely story. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Lovely looking couple you two make, too!

Puss-in-Boots said...

What lovely photos of a lovely couple. Well done, you two. It sounds as if you have a wonderful relationship based on mutual respect.

Congratulations. Have a wonderful weekend.

Meow said...

Gledwood ... thank you, and welcome !! I'll drop over your blog shortly, thanks.

Barbara ... thank you.

Peter ... thank you.

Cecil ... thank you.

Lee ... thank you.

Puss-In-Boots ... thank you.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Take care, Meow

gledwood said...

BTW it was your funky dancing that drew me here ...

Gran - (Angela) said...

I loved reading your story. Your pictures are GREAT. If you are interested drop by and visit me I have posted a segment of our story.
Have a wonderful weekend!

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Aww, that was a nice story. As I'm currently unattached to anyone I have a very soft spot for "How we met" thank you for sharing! I hope one day I will have one of my own to share.

Belizegial said...


That is a lovely story :)

Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us.

Have a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

Well you two still look like a great couple in my eyes!

LittleJen said...

That certainly was a lovely story, tat on not remembering the movie .. lol
Nice to read stories like that.. I had a few drinks when i met my husband he caught me as i tripped on stairs...LMAO
Are you still in Doncaster, I spend alot of time in Doncaster in my teens... near Tunstall Square.. are u near there?

Justine said...

That's a nice story :)

Gwen said...

Hi Meow.
I'm enjoying your stories,one day I will tell you how my husband &I met.
Stay Well Will talk soon xx

Jeanette said...

Hi Meow, Loved reading how you met your dear Hubby "Love at first sight".thanks for sharing.

Gina E. said...

I love How We Met stories, too, Meow, and your story is lovely. That's a nice idea for us bloggers. I might do mine one day, when I've finished my current saga on Miss Topsy Puss!

Meow said...

Gledwood ... tee-hee, thankyou.

Angela ... thankyou for visiting. Your story is lovely, too.

Silverneurotic ... thank you. Hope you have a happy story to share, too.

Enid ... thankyou. Nice to see you again.

Day ... thank you ... we are very happy.

LittleJen ... that sounds like a fun date. I grew up in North Blackburn, but did spend some time in Doncaster. Nowadays, I live out Knox City way.

Justine ... thank you.

Gwen ... thank you, look forward to reading yours.

Jeanette ... thank you.

Gina ... thank you. Your Topsy is a bit of a handful, isn't she !!

Take care, Meow

Greeneyes said...

Mr and Mrs. Meow
you make a beautiful couple , then and Now !! what a great pic , I hope you dont mind but I saved it , now I have a pic to go with all the blabbin I do about you haha , I have others but this one is nice and close , and Mr Meow is with you tee hee .

Great story , love shows through as you read it , a few giggles haha mattress in the back hahahahaha that was the thing back then with the boys !!!naughty arent they !
It must be fate , you are still together and have Chicky and are happy , so wonderful ,makes my heart sing ! I wish you many many many more years of happiness together . Mr Meow is a good looking Tom Kat too ! ;0)

I have not been on msn lately but I really wanna chat on there with you so I will be looking for you soon
love and Hugs


Anonymous said...

Such a cute story on how you met. The picture of you two is just great. You make a lovely couple.

All the best to you.

Raggedy said...

What a wonderful story!
Thank you for sharing!
You were both cute then and still are...
I am going to be away again but will be back as soon as I can.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Kylee said...

Hi Meow. What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

I hope all is well. It will take me forever to catch up..but I am going to be trying - or at least keeping up ;)

Granny said...

Still trying to catch up.

You're both adorable - then and now.

Joel said...

To my mind everyone may read it.
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