Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Anniversary

After looking back at my previous year posts, I found that I did not write about my wonderful husband on our Anniversary last year! Shame on me! So now I have to make up for it and post today, on our 15 year wedding Anniversary! Wow! 15 years! I can't believe we have been married for 15 years! I remember being 15 years old, let alone having been married that long! It has flown by, I mean just soared! All though our marriage is not perfect, I will admit that I have found it quiet easy to be happy and stay married to my husband Jason. So, since I have yet to share on blogger world how Jason and I got to be the Happily Married Couple that we are today...let's take a trip down memory lane!

May 1993
It was our Junior Year of High school end of year party. We were all at a friends house and the guys were playing football in the front lawn. I don't exactly remember how or why but my best friend Christine and I were actually in Jason's truck sitting outside watching the boys play football. (All though Jason had always been an acquaintance in High School, it still intrigues me that we were in his truck. I don't remember ever thinking of him as a friend so I don't know why we would just hang out in his truck). Anyway, as most High School girls do, we started talking about how that next school year we were going to Seniors in High School! We talked about how much we had done and how far we had come since being such young immature Freshman! As we watched the boys from our class play Football we talked about how the boys had changed, gotten cuter and what boys we thought were now good looking as compared to our Freshman year. I remember that both of us thought Jason had gotten very good looking and was actually pretty cute compared to Freshman year, but that was it. Just a little thought, quick conversation and that was it. Junior year was over, summer time came, and the boys of our High School class were put on the back burner while we enjoyed summertime!

PICTURE 1 - Me and my two best friends Junior Year of High School. (L to R: Christine, Me, Danielle)

August 1993

So now we are back to school mode. I was a big time Senior in the High School and I was out to rule the school! Okay, maybe not really, but I did feel pretty cool knowing it was my last year in High School. Starting to get back into routine and I notice Jason, once again, as the cute Senior that I remember saying was getting pretty good looking just 2 short months ago. I knew that he was a wrestler and I knew he wasn't dating anyone at our High School but I had no idea what his life was like outside of school and whether or not her had a girlfriend. So, being the wise a mature Senior that I was, I decided to call one of his friends and do some reconnaissance. I called a friend of his named Mike and refused to tell him who I was (because I was "under cover") and tried to get the scoop on this boy named Jason. According to Mike, Jason already had a girlfriend that didn't go to our school so I was out of luck. He then told me that he knew it was me and laughed as we hung up the phone! (That wasn't very nice!) I went back to school the next day and some how, everyone knew that I had called Mike and that I had a crush on Jason. I think I sent Jason a note or something and told him that I knew he had a girlfriend and that I was not going to make a big deal out of this. Come to find out, Jason DID NOT have a girlfriend. Mike just made this up to help "protect his buddy"! NICE! So after a few notes and maybe some phone calls

September 1993
Jason asked me to go on a date with him after one of our half days of school. I still remember what I wore that day. Burgundy jean type pants, a black long sleeve body suit with a cream crochet type sweater over the top of the bodysuit! Oh yes, I was HOT that day! We went miniature golfing near school and had a little lunch outside at the miniature golf place! He drove me back to school and gave me a very polite hug and then we departed ways. I had the time of my life and was already planning our future together. He-he-he! Jason, on the other hand was not so convinced. After a few more phone calls and conversations I was feeling like Jason, wasn't that into me! :-( I found out he had his eyes on a tennis player and that he wanted to keep his options open. :-( I was heartbroken but still not deterred!

October 1993
I honestly don't remember how it all happened but Jason and I kept talking and eventually he asked me out on a second date. I don't remember what I wore that night BUT I do know that we went and saw the movie The Program (which later had to be edited because of one part in the movie where the kids go and lay down in a busy intersection on the road. Kids started copying the movie, so it had to be edited and that scene taken out.) He then took me to a nice dinner at Olive Garden where we got the Tour of Italy and shared it! (Little did we know, this would become our Olive Garden tradition!) After dinner, when he was driving me home, he asked me if I wanted to "Go Out" with him and he gave me his class ring. Awwwwww! The rest my friends is History! :-)

PICTURE 2 - Jason and I at our Senior "prom"

January 1995
After a brief year and a half (give or take) of dating, Jason and I were married. Friday, January 13, 1995 to be exact! It was the BEST day of my life! I remember going to bed the night before and thinking about how the next day I was going to be Mrs. Jason Granstrom! It gave me butterfly's and I was sooo excited! My sister Kim was my Maid of Honor and then my sister Liz and my best friend Christine stood up on my side! Jason had his brother Ray, his best friend Dave, and his brother in law Mike on his side. It was a small wedding of about 100 people with a nice reception at AWANA headquarters in Streamwood, IL. Afterwords, Jason and I headed up to Lake Geneva, WI where we stayed at The Abbey Resort for the weekend. It was short honeymoon but Jason needed to be back to work on Monday. We had a GREAT time up there and someday we are going to go back and relive our time up there!

PICTURE 3 - Jason and at our Wedding Reception

January 13, 2010
What started as young love has blossomed into a meaningful relationship. What started as 2 people has now become 6. We have gone from IL, to AR, to GA. Jason got a degree in Engineering and I have become a full time mom and wife! I love my life and wouldn't change any of it (except being apart today, on our Anniversary!). I truly can't wait to see what the next 15 years will bring and just how much more I will grow to love this man of mine! God has blessed me and I couldn't be happier! I love you Jason soooo much! Who knew that one little conversation between two Jr. girls in High School would turn into this!

PICTURE 4 - J and I today (2010)

PICTURE 5 - The 4 additions to our family! (Christmas 2009)


AfricaBleu said...

What a sweet post! Happy anniversary, kids!

Joyful said...

I love it! It was great to read your story. Hope you have a fabulous anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Loved the post. Too sweet!
I miss you guys!

Trish said...

Honestly, you guys look the same! Super, duper congratulations!