A Whole Decade

A whole decade (over 1/3 of my life) with one lucky guy. That’s right. 10 years ago today, I started dating Ryan.

It started with a few casual after-class dates–the kind that aren’t really dates–when you are hungry after class and have to eat somewhere that accepts your campus meal plan. After shopping with my roommate, I returned to my dorm room to a rose and a thoughtfully written card. Then, I was unable to find Ryan for 7 hours!!!! Later, I learned that he was hiding (perhaps from fear of rejection?), but I found him and never let go. I’m so happy to be married to my best friend and favorite Valentine.

Enjoy some photo from early in our relationship. The dark ages when people still used film and made photographic prints……

Photos by Michael Gibbons

I hope you’re all lucky enough to be with your best friend forever.

  • ShannonFebruary 14, 2011 - 19:00

    You two are adorable.. 🙂

  • krissy fultonFebruary 14, 2011 - 22:59

    Best post ever. Love you guys 🙂

  • anjelikaFebruary 14, 2011 - 23:13

    you both are the cutest!!! can’t believe it’s been 10 years… wow!

  • RichFebruary 15, 2011 - 09:35

    What a shock to find out I’m not your favorite valentine from your blog post.If I had to lose,it couldn’t be a better person to lose to,than Ryan love Dad.

  • Christina MontemurroFebruary 15, 2011 - 10:04

    This is the kind of story you want to hear over and over. Add pictures and it’s even better! Congratulations to both you lucky folks!

  • Randi VossFebruary 15, 2011 - 10:23

    Well, Dad. You’re my original Valentine. And you still hold the record for most consecutive years as my Valentine. And I love you.

  • Jess VeyFebruary 15, 2011 - 21:40

    aww Randi! Those pics are too sweet..they brought tears to my eyes! (thought it could be the pregnancy hormones :p) either way the pics were great!! You and Ryan are perfect together!

  • SisterFebruary 20, 2011 - 12:52

    ‘can I speak to randi dembski?’

  • Jenny VossFebruary 23, 2011 - 22:14

    Ahh, yes I love that story; must admit I got a bit teary 🙂 I miss you guys, oh and I really do have an xmas present for Ryan … I swear!

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