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 email@example.com ... hopefully we can connect some time ... I'd love to catch up, if you are intersted.