8 Years Ago + An Update

Today we are celebrating eight years together--our eight year dating anniversary.  Do you still celebrate your dating anniversary?  At least at this point in life we still do.  We were together for almost five years before we got married so this day still means a lot to me.  We got to know each other very well during our dating years and hashed out a lot of things.  I believe those five years have made our marriage so much easier.

This photo is the first one we ever took together.  I still remember standing outside his parent's house and he was walking me to my car.  I pulled out my 35 mm film camera and insisted now that we were dating we needed a picture together.  It was just the beginning of many pictures to come.  Did I also mention he was my first and only boyfriend ever?  Wowzers.  And I cannot believe it was almost a decade ago.

*To update you on the computer situation, we were able to salvage everything off of our old hard drive and are in the process of getting everything running and organized again.  Now that I have all my photos back I am hoping to get back to normal blogging this week.  Thanks for the well wishes, prayers, and patience.  It was a crazy week and I am so thankful everything is now back in order. 

Off to stuff my face in a big ol' ice cream sundae with my sweetie.  Looking forward to catching up with you all again this week!  xo


  1. Happy date-iversary! We still celebrate ours, too. We had our 10th this past year! :o) So I take it you were the photographer first and then he jumped on that bandwagon, too?

    Glad to hear your pictures were salvaged!

  2. How sweet! I don't remember the exact date but I recently posted on FB that Jan is the anniversary month of my H & I meeting (21 years ago now) during my 1st semester of college, in an acting class.

    We're separated right now...but regardless, he's still the love of my life! <3 Enjoy & *celebrate* EVERY moment!

  3. Yes, we still celebrate our dating anniversary!!! It's almost as special as our wedding anniversary in some ways. :) Our first photograph together was actually a month before we officially began dating.

    I'm so happy to hear about your pictures!!!!! Losing them would be terrible!

  4. Aw! This month my husband and I celebrate our 8 year dating anniversary. We just got married this past August. :D Congrats!

  5. Happy anniversary! Yes, we still celebrate ours!!!

  6. We got married on the anniversary of our first date so I always know that whatever anniversary we're at, just add 3 and that's how long we've been together total! We originally wanted to get married in August but some good friends of ours got married the same year and beat us to the punch on choosing the date. Since a lot of the same guests would be attending both weddings, we decided to delay ours a few months and it just happened that our dating anniversary worked out to be a Saturday that year. Congrats on 8 years! We're at 6 as of this past October :)

  7. The more I learn about you, the more I like you. :-)
    We still celebrate our dating anniversary (8 years this September). We had 3 years together before we got married and I agree that those years really have made everything else so much easier.
    And my hubby was my first and only real boyfriend too. I don't meet a lot of people that I have that in common with.

  8. We STILL do March 5th will be 24 years together... I was 14 and he was 17!! After twelve years of marriage (our 4th son was born on our wedding anniversary) We decided celebrating our together anniversary would be the best one to celebrate... Let's face it we wouldn't leave to go to dinner, date, or over night get away on our babies birthday!

  9. Awwww Happy Anniversary to you both!! :) I think Rob and I will always celebrate our anniversaries, I mean 7 years will be hard to start over from!! Sigh. Haha


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