Do you remember what you were doing on this date in 2008?  12 years ago?

I do.

Like it was yesterday.

On this date in 2008, 12 years ago today, I popped the question.  I asked Jen to marry me and she said yes.

Words fail me when I try to describe how happy she makes me.  Paltry things, words.

Two Important Dates

This week has two important dates for our family. First, yesterday was my step daughter’s birthday! I was supposed to mention it here on the actual day, but many many meetings at work distracted me and I missed it. Sorry about that. But, you can still all wish her a happy belated birthday, am I right?

The second important day is today. Seven years ago today I popped the question to my beloved bride Jen. What a day that was. Unfortunately the ring I gave her seven years ago has been damaged. She thinks I’m mad at her because of that, but no. Not even a tiny bit. I’m disapointed that we seem to have bought a lemon that day at Hanoush jewelers in Salem, but otherwise I’m not upset at all. If we can’t fix the ring we will have to replace it. All I ask is that the diamond be re-used in some way. If we can get it onto a new ring then that’s excellent. If not, can we set it into something else? It’s just a symbol or course. The love that it represents will continue to be strong without the symbol. It’d just be nice to be able to keep it around.

So happy birthday to my step daughter, who still has some aging to do before I’ll mention her by name on this here bloggie, and happy proposalversary to the love of my life!

Busy Month

May is a really busy month for us.

The eighth is my birthday (blah).
The 19th is my step daughter’s birthday.
The 26th is Memorial Day.
The 30th is our wedding anniversary.

Like a said, it’s a busy month.

There’s one more important date that sort of flies under the radar. That day is May 20th. On that date in the year 2008 a certain red haired blogging nerd got down on one knee and asked the girl of his dreams to be his wife.

It still boggles my mind that she actually said yes.

I love my Jen more today than ever. I am nervous though that she might change her mind so I still ask her to marry me all the time. Fortunately for me she keeps saying yes.

May 20, 2008 - SHE SAID YES!

ADDENDUM: I am such a meat head. I forgot Mother’s Day! Fortunately I didn’t forget it when it counted. >whew<