Saturday, February 27, 2010

The First 'Real' Date

Lots of fun things have been going on around here. We were able to go on a Disney Cruise, and had fun on our Anniversary yesterday. Not to mention the fact that I have yet to post about Christmas. Maybe someday I will get around to it. Until then enjoy another post about Shawn and I. :o)

This pic was not on our actual date, but we don't even have a pic of our first date!! :( I just like the picture.

Shawn and I met on August 28th, 1999. From the day we met we spent every day together (minus a few days he spent in Utah a few days after we had met). We always seemed to have a reason to get together with our friends. So even though we spent alot of time together and he had already said "I love you,"...we never really had been on a 'real' date. (You know where he actually asked me out, planned something, and paid for my dinner.) He finally got up the gumption, and planned something...and it was a date to remember.

It was September 17th, and he told me to 'dress up.' I was interested to see what he had planned, although I was not looking forward to driving in his car. He had a red Mitsubishi that seemed to have its exhaust pipe connected to his a/c system. The few times that I had been in his car I had practically gagged. So I was surprised when he showed up at my house in a very nice green sports car (he borrowed his Aunt's car).

He walked me to the car, and when he opened my door there was a Martina McBride CD on the seat. During those first few weeks of us meeting, a group of us went to see Runaway Bride in the theatres. Martina sang the song "I love you" in it, and that eventually became "our song." We put the CD in, and we were on our way.

Shawn had made reservations at a restaurant in Scottsdale called Sandolo's. It is an Italian restaurant at the Hyatt Regency. They had singing waiters, and then at the end of your dinner they gave you vouchers for a free gondola ride (the restaurant is still there, but it is called something else, no more singing waiters :( but you do still get a free gondola ride). While on our gondola ride, the driver sang to us, and then allowed Shawn to sing to me. It was very nice, and I love to hear Shawn sing every chance I get. I think he was just trying to schmooze me.

Later he wanted to take me to his friend, Keaton's house. Keaton was visiting home for the weekend, and he wanted me to meet him. I think his plan was to have him and Keaton sing songs to me or something (since he knows how much I love hearing his voice). We drove over to his house, and waited. We kept thinking Keaton was going to be showing up soon. We ended up sitting on his lawn, and started talking. We talked alot about what was going on in my head. What I had thought about his song, and how scared I was. Then he leaned in and kissed me. I think he was glad that Keaton never showed up, (although we found out later that he was there the whole time...but had crashed from pure exhaustion from his travels.)

I still can't believe our first kiss was on someone else's front lawn.

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tammy said...

What a fun memory.

Carina said...

Enjoying your story, Crystal. Real life romance is the best kind! =)

Tonya said...

What a great first date! Happy Anniversary too. We just celebrated our 10 yr a few months back.

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