We’re celebrating tonight.

Eight years ago tomorrow was the first in a string of life changing events.  Eight years ago tomorrow I went on my first date with my beloved, brilliant, beautiful wife.

We’re going out to dinner with the kids tonight to celebrate our 8th Dataversary.

I’ve made a slew of bone head, dumb ass moves in my day.  Meeting Jen was not one of them.  Nope, it was exactly the opposite.  It was the start of something wonderful that keeps getting more wonderful with each new day.

Love you, sweetie!

I Was Such a Tool

I thought it would be fun to pull all of my old myspace blog posts onto wordpress.  Yeah.  Fun.  The archive files I got from myspace are on the desktop of my laptop so I only go through them when I am using my laptop, which is only once every couple of weeks or so.

What have I learned?

Nine years ago I was a major tool!

I swore a lot more.  I didn’t have to worry about kids reading over my shoulder, so there was little to no self censorship.  My attitude was idiotic.  I was pissed off all the time.  Even when I was writing about things that made me happy I managed to sneak in snide comments about something or other.  I just wasn’t happy with who I was or where I was at that time.

I’m still sifting through posts from 2006.  They are only a little more than eight years old.  They aren’t that old.

But something important happened in April of 2007.  Something Earth shattering.  I don’t know if it is going to show through in the posts from that time or not, but the major event really changed my attitude.  It changed the very foundation of who I am.

What happened in April 2007?

I met Jen, of course.

We started chatting online late in 2006, met for reals in 2007, got engaged in 2008, got married in 2009.

Everything about me is different now.  Everything about me feels better now.  I am so completely in love with her, I can’t even put it into words.  Jen has made me a better person.  I owe her everything that I am.  I love her so much.

Five Years

Five years ago today I married the love of my life. It’s been a great run so far and I can’t wait to see what the rest of our life together has in store for us.

I love you, Jennifer. Today, yesterday, and every day to come.