Today, March 12, Chris and I celebrate our 9 Year Anniversary! 9 years. As you can tell by the picture....a lot can happen in 9 years. We have moved 7 times. We have bought 3 three homes. Chris graduated from the University of Arizona (GO Wildcats) and is now a fully licensed Architect. We've had two great girls. We've had 8 different cars. We finally have a car made in this decade! Chris and I will become owners of our own businesses this next year. Wow....and we're still having a blast!
For those who haven't heard the story.....this is how we met.
I worked at Millers Outpost. I knew Chris' younger brother from school, but I didn't realize he had an older brother. Chris only lived here when he was a lot younger and his family moved to Yuma when he left on his mission (Veracruz, Mexico). He speaks better Spanish than me. I know, it's embarrassing. Well, I was working and Chris and his mom came into the store the day after he got home. I will never forget the first image I have of seeing him walking into the men's department. After shopping, his mom came over and introduced us. I shook his hand, which I remember was very missionary-like. And that was it. I would see him off and on during the next month at institute and other church things. We spoke for the first time alone a month later and I found out he spoke spanish and that he was going away to school in a few weeks to Tucson to study Architecture. I was impressed because most guys I knew didn't have a solid plan like that. So long story short, our first date was August 10, 1998, but by the time he left for school two weeks later, I was hooked! He went away to school, but he came down every other weekend to see me and we talked on the phone every Wednesday (the days before cell phones were affordable). We got engaged on October 23 and we got married on March 12, 1999. Very fast, but I couldn't take the long distance thing anymore. And now it's 9 years later and I'm still having a blast! He's my favorite person to hang out with and I love him!!!!