Nine years ago today, Shane and I decided we were going to start dating. I absolutely cannot fathom that we’ve been together that long. It seems like it can’t be more than five years! But it is…
Ready for some throwback pictures?
We were both practically kids when we started dating (if you can’t tell from the pic above,) me 18 and he 21.
OK, time out a second. I found some pictures I just HAVE to share with you guys. As I was looking at old pictures, I realized how many times I changes my hair color between the ages of 18 and 21.
Check it out.
I started out blonde:
(excuse the awkward bathroom picture)
Then went to…purple? after my roomie and I decided to dye our hair.
This was also the first time I dyed my hair from a box!
I quickly realized purple hair and blonde roots was NOT going to happen, and I started the process to go back to blonde.
Think I went through some phases during those years? Yeah…
All right, back to Shane and me.
If you read my Valentine’s survey, you know we didn’t get together in the most romantic way. That it was more or less just a summer fling…
Even though Shane and I are married now and have a new “official” anniversary date, we still like to acknowledge the anniversary that we started dating.
Today we acknowledged it by going to lunch at the restaurant of our very first date – Olive Garden:
Since it was lunch, I went with the soup, salad, and breadsticks option:
I forgot to snap a pic of the soups, but I tried a couple yummy broth and tomato-based ones
And now I’m going to try to get some work done before making an important phone call this afternoon – despite my bread stick-induced carb coma