I think part of the reason Jesse was nervous to ask my parents if we could date and then to ask me out is because he knew my stance on dating: I didn't see it as something to do "just for fun," but rather a time to get to know each other and each others families with the future goal of marriage. Jesse understood this to mean that if he asked me out, he better marry me or else. Not quite the case, but it got the right idea in his mind I guess, I like how things turned out, so okay :)
In the 4 years that we've "officially" been together ("official" meaning we put a label on our relationship), we got engaged and then married (obviously); moved 4 times; been to 17 (I think? #18 is coming next summer) states together; flown thousands of miles across the country and back; got a dog, had countless numbers of fish (and at one point, had 4 fish tanks set up in our one bedroom apartment..dumb); and most recently, had a baby :) and a whole ton of other stuff..
|New Years Eve '05/'06, Times Square, NY|
|Jr/Sr Banquet, MVNU '07|
|Wedding day! 12/29/07|
|Random AZ hiking, '08|
We've been busy and learned a lot :) I'm looking forward to the adventures we have in store..especially the new one of learning how to be parents. Speaking of being parents..