Friday, September 17, 2010

8 years!!!

I woke up this morning to check my facebook and found a beautiful post from my wonderful husband!!!  You see, 8 years ago, on September 16, we met.  And I was reminded once again of our amazing love story.  I was a senior in high school and I sang the National Anthem at all the home girl's games.  It was volleyball game, which is my favorite sport, and we were playing a county rival, Springs Valley High School.  When I came in the door I saw a group of guys, some of which I was already friends with, from Valley sitting over in front of the concession stand.  As I walked by to check in at the score's bench one of the guys, Derek, who I had been in 4-H with for years, stopped me.  He told me his friend, Ronnie over here thinks your cute.  I said "hi" and just blew him off.  Derek was not really the type of guy I would ever date, so I really couldn't see myself dating one of his friends.  Not to mention, I had just gotten my heart severely broken by another boy who had just broke up with me a couple of weeks earlier. 
  I proceeded to sing the National Anthem, (looking back, Ronnie has told me he fell in love with me when I walked in the door, and then fell in love all over again when I sang.  Now, what girl wouldn't just give anything to hear that!!!), and then I tracked down my friend CJ to help with my physics homework during the game.  CJ just happened to be sitting with our friends from Valley, so I had to sit a bleacher down from Ronnie the whole game.  CJ and I cheered on my best friend Lindsey and worked on physics. 
  The next couple of days, my friend Tina, who had a locker beside mine constantly nagged me about going out with this Ronnie guy, and so I finally gave in and let some mutual friends of our set us up. 
  Our first official date was riding 4-wheelers after the Paoli Parade and we grabbed a bite to eat at Hardee's.  Ronnie bought me a cheeseburger and a coke and honestly I fell in love.  I know, that's horrible and he's teased me several times for being a "cheap date", but I couldn't help it!  All I had ever wanted was a man to take care of me, and for the first time I felt like I had found that. 
  After a few short months of dating, Ronnie proposed and then was shipped off to Iraq.  He came home on two weeks leave and we got married.  And 8 years and 4 children later, here we are!!! 


  1. Hi Amanda!
    I just found your blog and enjoyed reading your posts. Congratulations on your 8 years!! You can visit our blogs if you want ...

    mine -
    Lauren's -

    See you next week,

  2. How sweet! Congrats on 8 years!! We just celebrated (?) our 12th anniversary on the 19th. Remind me to tell you sometime about a 'cheap date'!!! See you at co-op!!!