Wednesday, July 9, 2014

7 Years

July 9th, 2007.
The unofficial day Saro and I started dating.  We didn't pick that day probably until 2009, knowing it was sometime around the 4th of July.
I was 23 and still living at home with my Mom.  By then I "knew" Saro for maybe 2 years but just as coworkers (if that's what you want to call it.  He worked there full time and I worked part time so I'd maybe see him there 2x a week).
I was having a work BBQ and I told a mutual friend to invite Saro.  I really didn't think he would come, but he did.
We've basically been inseparable ever since.
At the time, Saro was going through the divorce and I honestly didn't think we would have a serious thing, let alone ever get married.  Well, here we are, 7 years after the summer "fling" or so I thought.  In the beginning, I knew he didn't want to marry again.  This honestly didn't phase me for about 3 years.  By then, I think we both knew it would end up happening but not at that time.  From 2007-2010, I had worked a lot and saved a lot of money.  I was planning on moving out, just didn't know where, if it would even be with with Saro, rent/buy, etc. 
His Mom was also interested in buying a house so we had the discussion.  Fast foward to 2011 when we bought the house (my MIL lives upstairs from us).  Still no talk of marriage at that time.  Wedding talk started in late 2012.  Engaged Summer 2013 and married Spring 2014.  I like to think I was very patient for a few years so I dove head first into wedding planning.  Currently, I am having planning withdrawals, ha!   
He's my best friend and I sometimes feel he knows me better than I know myself.  He can annoy the heck out of me one minute, and make me laugh the next.  He's the most honest, trustworthy, genuine, selfless and hard working person I know.  He's also great Dad.  I can see it more now that one of the girls is living with us.  We are trying our best to guide her, lead her and prep her for post high school life. 
It hasn't always been easy or without obstacles, but it's our life and we are happy.  In fact, we've been through a LOT in 7 years, so I can only imagine what the next 50 will bring.
So cheers, my husband, to many more happy & healthy years together.  You make me happy when skies are gray.




  1. Awwww, what a sweet post!!
    Happy 7 years to you two!

  2. Such a sweet post! Happy dating anniversary!