Wow, Flashback…

A friend of mine is getting married in a couple of months and is having her bridal shower tonight.  It really takes me back to when I was making plans for marriage!

We’ve been married for 6 1/2 years…7 in February. My bridal shower was on the same day as my birthday, exactly a week before the wedding. It was just family but it was simple and nice. I still remember most of the gifts that were given to us/me. I’m still using the laundry basket my sil (Katie) gave me. It’s a constant reminder of how we started out….

Long story short, I was on vacation in Florida, hanging out with a friend. Paul was his roommate. The friend disappeared for most of the day, leaving Paul and me at the condo. So, being the nice guy he was (is), he started talking to me to entertain me. We found that we got along quite well. We decided to ditch the roommate and go hang out that night…but we did end up bringing him. The 3 of us had a lot of fun, but Paul and I started growing on eacher. By the time I left a couple days later, we had decided to swap email and IM. We spent countless hours on the phone and computer. I think we averaged about 2-3 hours a day. Three months later (after seeing each other once more), he moved to where I was living and in less than 24 hours later we were engaged.

Then the wedding plans began. It was great; we agreed on everything and it turned out to be simple but everything was beautiful.

So, seeing my friend make the same plans is exciting. Paul and I have had a great (almost) 7 years together and I hope she has the same good fortune.