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Monday, June 6, 2016

#Microblog Mondays: Ten Year Bench-o-versary

Ten years ago, I kissed Bryce on a bench.

We had our first in-person date after a couple emails back and forth on Match. Neither one of us wanted to be on Match, with him having survived a divorce and me in the thick of one, but both of us had friends who convinced us it would be "fun."

And then we found each other.

Ten years later, we have had beautiful times and sad times, we have grown together and hoped to grow as a family.

Tonight, we went for a walk in the same neighborhood where our bench was that we kissed on after walking and talking through a city neighborhood, coffee from our "safe," non-serial-killer friendly coffee spot meeting place in hand.

On the bench!

Then we went out for an impromptu fancy dinner, possible because we DON'T have kids.

We celebrated the ten years we have, the years to come, all we've experienced for good and for sad, and all the promise that lays before us. It was a great night. And now we go watch the end of Season Two of Game of Thrones (yes, we're horribly behind, don't spoil anything). A perfect end to a perfect night of celebration of our first date, our first meeting in person, the meeting that set off everything else that was (and will be) to come.

Out to fancy dinner, my hair getting ever so slightly fluffier as time goes on.

24 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post. So nice that you both found each other!

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    1. Thank you! It is a little scary when you realize how random it was, how easily we might have missed each other. Better not to think of it and celebrate what we have! :)

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  2. Happy 10 years together! May there be many more and even better years to come! <3

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    1. Thank you! That's our hope, too. :)

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  3. Happy bench-o-versary! And what a lovely way to celebrate.

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    1. Thank you! It was lovely for sure.

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  4. Bench-o-versary! I love that. I am glad you had such a lovely day, including that spontaneous dinner out. Enjoy the spontaneity while you can! And finishing with Game of Thrones was perfect. ;-)

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I hope you're still having fun !

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    1. Thank you! We had a GREAT night. Such a great, impromptu celebration on a Monday!

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  6. Loverly. So sweet. Happy Anniversary!

    No spoilers from me, I've never seen even one episode.

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    1. Thank you! I do like it quite a bit, and I am a big scaredy cat. You have to be okay with tons of nudity in addition to the blood, but I think it's worth it.

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    2. There seems to be less nudity in later seasons... :-)

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  7. Awww, so sweet! Happy bench-o-versary! Wishing you many more to come.

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  8. Happy anniversary of your first date! Hope dinner was lovely. It's so important to celebrate those moments in life.

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    1. Thank you! It was a lovely, lovely dinner. We do a pretty good job of celebrating moments big and small.

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  9. You guys are such a great couple.

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  10. That's so AWESOME! Happy Bench-o-versary to you both! So, since you're so far behind on GoT, that means you haven't gotten to the part that Catelyn Stark wakes up, finds Ned in the shower, and realizes all of Season One was a dream... ?

    (I kid, of course. *grin*)

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    1. Ha! I've read through Book Three, which I guess is through Season Four? I need to read Book Four this summer. I totally missed the shower scene... ;-)

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  11. Congratulations! Your pictures and post made me smile. 10 years is an amazing accomplishment.

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  12. Happy 10 years! My husband and I met on Match.com as well and for a while we didn't advertise that because it was "weird" to have found someone from an online dating site.

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  13. What a sweet story! Love the photo of you two on the bench! :)

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  14. Happy Bench-o-versary!! So sweet!

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  15. I'm just catching up on blog reading, clearly. But this is the cutest story ever. I know I have said this before, but you and Bryce are just so darn adorable. Thanks for taking us on the walk down memory lane with you!

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