Friday, March 4, 2011

11 Things for 11 Years

Today is mine and Joe's 11 year wedding anniversary. So in honor of this special day I thought I would share 11 things you may or may not already know about us as a couple...

1. We met working together at Dunkin Donuts when I had come home my first summer from college.

2. We dated long distance and then broke up after a couple of months, but then got back together the following summer and have been together ever since.

3. There is a seven year age difference between us (Joe being the one who is older).

4. The number 4 is pretty significant in our relationship. The first time we began dating was on the 4th, then when we began dating again it was on May 4th, obviously we were married on the 4th, two of our children were born in the 4th month of the year, and now we have four children.

5. We grew up in the same town not too far from each other, went to all of the same schools and knew a lot of the same people. As a matter of fact we believe it is very possible that we had met each other before we began working together at Dunkin Donuts.

6. In our 11 years of marriage we have lived in 5 different places together.

7. Joe's mother and I share the same Zodiac sign (scorpian) and my mother and Joe share the same Zodiac sign (cancer).

8. For our 1st anniversary we gave each other the gift of ink in the form of a tattoo. We had each of our Zodiac signs tattooed on us (a crab and a scorpian).

9. Joe's mother and my grandmother could have gone to school together and known each other. Sadly we'll only ever suspect this since Joe's mother and my grandmother are no longer with us.

10. Joe and I didn't like each other much at first. He kind of frightened me with his bad boy persona and he thought I was preppy and stuck up. Good thing we took the chance to get to know each other and find out who we really were.

11. Joe is my first love! And they say 1st loves don't last. 11 years of marriage and going on 13 years together I think I'm proving everyone who ever said that wrong.

So there are 11 things you may or may not have known about me and Joe, the couple. Did anything surprise you? Did you know it all already? Find anything interesting about us as a couple?

Joe, if you're reading, Happy Anniversary! I love you!