December 23, 2010

Penny Pitcher Draft Beer Has Been Good To Me

5 years ago today, I met Alex; the greatest man in the world!  I am so thankful and blessed to have met him.

If you are looking to hear about how we met in school or at work and fell in love, you will have to look elsewhere.  Our story is a little less sophisticated, but none the less it is our love story and I look forward to one day telling my grandchildren how their “Gramps” {hehe} and I met. 

We are some classy people because on December 23, 2005 we met at a bar on penny pitcher night. 

We hit it off somewhat, which I am sure many thanks are in order to the penny pitchers of draft beer we consumed. 


{Yes this is the actual pitcher from the night we met}

After some time Alex drank too much and before I knew it he was singing Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night” to me. 

He started to get on my nerves.  I bolted when he tried to land a big slobbery kiss on me.

Apparently we exchanged numbers because in his drunken state he tried to call a few times that night, I ignored his calls. 

For some reason I felt bad for him the next day, so I called to check on him.  We hit it off again, this time without being inebriated. 

We saw each other every day and 3 weeks after meeting we moved in together.

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  I know....I know.....I KNOW how CRAZY that sounds, especially with all the psychos in our world, but believe me I knew this was the real deal.  Even weirder was the fact that my strict mother {whom he met 5 days after we met} did not fuss or lecture me one bit, it was like she also knew he was the one and she was totally okay with us moving in together {so weird}.

As they say, the rest is history.

Never in a million years, while he was serenading me that fateful night we met, did I think that same song would be the song Alex and I danced to for our first dance as husband and wife.  Seriously, I’ve always thought Frank Sinatra was cool, but I had no idea his music was that powerful :~)

Alex, I love you and am so thankful our lives crossed paths 5 years ago.  I can’t imagine life without you and the boys!


Meg O. said...

How adorable! And I'm with you... when you know someone's THE ONE, YOU KNOW!!! I love "Strangers in the Night"! What a wonderful story!

p.s. Sorry I've been a bad bloggy commenter... trying to catch up!

MommyToTwoBoys said...

So sweet! And I think that story is real life, forget all that mushy, romantic, chic flick stuff! The 23rd is also the anniversary of my and my husband's official first date too!

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