The Seven-Year Itch...NOT!

Today marks the seven-year anniversary of our first date. It is amazing how much we have grown--not physically, but closer together. We have both matured a lot since we were 19, we have graduated from college and now been in the real world for four years. How quickly time flies... I remember it took a good six months for me to convince her to go on a date, and it was well worth the wait. This was after our freshman year at NIACC and we had both moved home for the summer. We had a solid friendship, but one of us wanted to date and the other didn't. We were doing the cool thing...emailing back and forth and occasionally talking on the phone. (The good old days, before texting was really popular) Kelsey finally agreed to give it a shot. We arranged to meet at her parents house in Lake Mills. I drove up after work on the Friday before Memorial Day. There were mammoth-sized butterflies in my stomach. Man was I nervous. We were great friends, but like I said, it took me six months to convince her to go on a date with me and I didn't want to screw it up.

So, we went out for dinner at Turnberry's, I believe I had the fairway burger. Kelsey thinks she had the chicken sandwich, nothing on it, just the chicken and the bun.

After dinner we went back to Jane and Leon's and watched Road to Perdition. Then I asked Kelsey to be my girlfriend and she said "definitely." The rest as they history!

I love my wife more and more everyday. I guess that is the way it is supposed to be, but I hope it is that way forever. We have had our hills and valleys, but I am confident that the over all terrain of the rest of our life will be a slow and steady uphill climb.