Monday, February 18, 2008

February 18, 1989

The date was February 18, 1989. The place: Adam's in Virginia Beach, Virginia. My friends & I decided to go out to have a few drinks & do some dancing. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would meet the man of my dreams that night.....my soulmate.....my best friend! But 19 years ago today, that's exactly what happened. He came into the bar with his friend Brian & as he walked by my table, he winked at me & well, let's just say, the rest is history :) The ironic thing about it all is that it was snowing & we ended up with a foot of snow.....in Virginia Beach! When Virginia Beach gets an inch of snow, everything shuts down! LOL But we kept the bar open & danced the night away :) Afterwards, we went to my friend's apartment to play cards & then around 5:30 a.m., we went to Wendy's for some breakfast. 10 days later, we went to see Bon Jovi in concert as a radio station was giving tickets away & I won them (maybe someday, I'll admit to what I had to do to win those, lol) & then in April of '89 (yes, only a month & a half after we met), we moved into an apartment & we've been together ever since.
It's been a wonderful 19 years & as I sit here on my computer, reminiscing, I look outside my window & see it snowing again. Even though we're not in Virginia anymore, I think it's kinda neat that it's snowing today (although I'm fed up with Winter right now & ready for Spring, lol!).

This weekend has been a really exciting weekend. Yesterday, one of my favorite drivers, Ryan Newman, got around Tony Stewart to win his first Daytona 500! WOOHOO!!! I kept yelling at the tv for Ryan to pass him & he did :) I called my Dad right away & he was so happy, too.....him & I like the same 2 drivers.....Kasey Kahne & Ryan Newman :) And not only did a Dodge win the Daytona 500, but 6 out of the top 8 places were all Dodges! That in itself is something to celebrate!

On Saturday, Jim & his team bowled in the Mid Michigan tournament & are going to the finals on March 2nd......YAY!!! As of right now, they'll win at least $200, but 1st place would be so much better.....$2,500!!! The guys were so psyched & bowled their best to get this far. They ended up having to bowl 5 games that day, which made for a very long day, but it was so worth it!

Tonight, Jim & I are going out to dinner to celebrate our 'anniversary' :)

Have a great Monday,

Benita

12 comments:

Aimeslee said...

Neat story, Benita. I'll be celebrating 21 years in May. Where did all that time go? LOL

Congrats to the guys and good luck in their tourney.

Krystal said...

Hello Benita, this is my first visit to your blog and I just wanted to let you know I was here. I found your blog thru a scrapping site and I just love it:0) You are so inspiring and talented, thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!
Krystal

Creative ADD said...

What a sweet story Benita. It's good to find people who are still so in love.

Darcey said...

Congratulations on 19 years!!

amy said...

hope you have a great evening out!

SenomesDesigns said...

Congratulations Guys on 19 years!! That's awesome! I don't remember Adam's but I remember The Raven, I'd LOVE one of their burgers!! YUMMY!!!

I wish you guys many many more anniversaries!

Can't wait to see what (if anything) you find at Michaels to use your coupon on, I ended up getting a punch yesterday HA! Oh well!

Julie

Sarah C. said...

What a sweet love story! A happy 19 years to you! :)

Emily said...

what a great story!

Lida said...

Awww congratulations hope you have a lot of fun! I tagged you in my blog ;)

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary! That is a sweet story. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, I found your blog after following a link to your entry with photos of your scrapbook room. This may seem a little forward but please could I move in? ;) On a serious note its amazing though (and SO organised- my craft stuff is always in chaos!)

Lots of love

Viks

Alex said...

Happy Anniversary Benita to you and your hubby, you need to update us on what you spent your voucher on!!! lol