Saturday, January 22, 2011

D & D in Sweet Harmony

I have SO been MIA from here with the exception of travel blog up loads, i hope everyone is enjoying them!  Please feel free to comment, i know a lot of people are reading them :o)

Today a quick update and then i've written up hubby and i's love story!

Saturday: Went to Toronto and had the yummiest salad at Canyon Creek, then the worlds worst cheesecake at Jack Astors, had to send it back and it must be bad if i send back dessert!  We had a blast with our friends but were disapointed shopping at the eaton centre, its under renovation but it just seemed shabby (and not in the chic kind of way)

Yummy tofu

Sunday: Got groceries, they had a jazz band playing, was so much fun shopping listening to live music, relaxed and hung out with both our sets of parents

Monday: Physique 57 & Zumba, having sunday off meant i had TONS of energy in both classes, we also tried tofu for the first time and it was DELISH!

Tuesday: Hit up a class i hadn't been to in ages, sculpting circuit, one minute an exercise and you just rotate around the whole room, i love that class because you never get bored and its easy to go really hard when you know it only lasts 1 minute!  Dinner was paninis (roasted turkey and havarti) yumm

Wednesday: Took day off the gym, cuddled with hubby, made spaghetti and meatballs (healthy version of course)

Thursday: Zumba after work and made homemade turkey burgers with feta filling and sweet potatoe fries

Friday: Went to functional training then worked 12-8 at work and called hubby on way home and asked him to pick up a wholewheat pizza from pizzaville, was too tired to cook!

Saturday (today): My 2nd day off the gym, working 8-4 then hoping to get to Lululemon and whole foods tonight - yay!  Making grilled chicken nachos for dinner, i'm just as excited for the nachos as i am for lululemon :o)

Okay on to the explanation of the title...

This title just has SO many layers and its the story of how me and hubby came to be, ready?  Here goes our love story...

We met online, hahahaaaaa! Its true :o)  E-harmony to be exact (see you are appreciating my title even more now right?)

One year of being on my own and dating and I decided to dive into the dating pool, unfortunately the pool was empty (ouch!), all my friends were in relationships, i don't go to bars and i work with a whole lot of women (most of who are going through the change), how was i to meet a guy?

I googled e-harmony, found a coupon code for 3 months at $29.95 (please bow to my thriftiness as its normally like $49 a month), and i put myself out there

First date? awful, he was like 5" shorter then me, (guy has to be taller then me in heels, its a rule!), he frequently broke out into dancing, and he had a fit when i mentionned i was previously married - not cool!

I turned 30 that summer and one of the guys i had been matched with had added me to msn messenger and he stayed up with me till midnight till my birthday, he called me kid, he loved photography, and when i mentioned i was free that Saturday he jumped at the opportunity to take me out

Our first date was to a local pasta restaurant (neither one of us ate much we were too nervous), glo in the dark golf (i wiggled my bum, he pretended not to be staring), then to his house to watch a movie (big deal, i was the first girl he had asked back and he was the only guy i've ever gone back to his place with)

His house was clean and not in a i-have-a-girl-coming-over clean kind of way, he showed me the lights he had hung on his deck he was so proud of and where the rabbit he used to hate lived but now he leaves lettuce leafs for her/him (i fell in love with D then and there)

He showed me he was taller when i had my heels on, and then he picked the longest movie he could find and at 2:30 that morning i finally drove home thinking this could be something great

I texted him the next day (he said he was waiting but was totally going to text, we still argue about it) and i told him since he kept me up so late he should pack for me as i was leaving for Vegas and San Francisco the next day, he asked if he could come over... He brought a scary movie to encourage cuddling and met my dog, she approved!

After leaving to meet my parents who had flown out 2 days before, i texted him the whole time from my trip, my parents were excited, i was glowing the whole vacation

I came home after a red eye from San Fran, showered, hugged my sister and furbaby and headed straight to his house

We have been together ever since, we moved in together after 8 months and pretty soon i am going to marry him and make cute babies (how is that for decisiveness!)

So while we did meet online, his financial advisor is my coworker and has the office next to mine, we go to the same gym, we have the same doctor and I helped his cousin once, she reminded me at a family wedding when she came up and said "you are the banker that helped me after i split with my ex, you said the first one was just practice and you were so nice, i'm so happy you are dating my cousin", we were destined to meet!

He makes me laugh, he will be totally silly with me and we regularly have our own private versions of amazing races (picture us paddling on a river in mexico with flipflops to beat the supermodel team in the innertube next to us), he puts his arms around me when i'm cooking in the kitchen and i swear thats what heaven feels like, i let him rub my feet and i rub his (this is a big deal, i think feet are icky), sometimes he looks at me like i'm the best thing since peanut butter, he tells me every day i'm beautiful and how lucky he is and he uses the word appreciate often, i appreciate this!  He regularly calls me his mrs. and he treats the furbaby as his own, I love him so :o)

Oh and as you can tell from the title, m.d/hubby/bf has a first name that starts with D!

To sign off of this post i thought i would leave you with the mortifying things that happened when we first started dating
 MM (mortifying moment) 1: I split my brand new gap khakis in the arse on a waterfall photography date
MM 2: I set my hair on fire by getting too close to a candle in the bubble bath

MM 3: I stumbled out of bed with a charlie horse leg cramp, fell asleep while i was hopping around, fell on my face, broke my nose, passed out and bled everywhere, he actually ran out of bed and tried to help me but i was so mortified i hid in the bathroom till the blackouts subsided and i had cleaned the blood up, i have a little scar on my nose to remember it by!

So thats our story, there is so much more ahead of us and i look forward to it all but everyday i am grateful for each day we get to love each other, mushy mushy i know :o)
At the hamilton tigercats game