Well, I decided to follow in Jen Murray's footsteps and document some things from the past that I always want to remember and want the kiddos to know as they get older. These posts will be boring for some, interesting for some and informative to a few. They will sometimes be long and sometimes be short, but they will always be from the heart and full of memories that I cherish at times and some I wish my heart never had to endure but it made me who I am and made My Story, nonetheless. For Flashback #1 I'm highlighting....
HOW WE MET
I had been dating someone for quite some time and had absolutely fallen in love with his family. After our relationship ended I stayed close to his family. I attended one of his brother's high school baseball games with his family and as I walked up in my blue shirt and holey jeans (yes, I remember what I was wearing and, yes, they were in style back then) I saw #32. I had never seen him before. I was out of school and thought, oh, the baseball players weren't cute like that back in my day! I called Jacob over and said, Jake, who is that? He said, oh, that's Coach Cochran. He's never been married, doesn't have any kids, he lives in the middle of nowhere and he's an awesome coach. I was officially on a mission. I'm not real sure I missed a game after that. I made an effort to help in the concession stand, do whatever I could to catch his eye! Little did I know, that same day he walked over to Coach Turner and said, Marc, who is that girl over there. Marc said, oh, that's Jacob's girlfriend dude, she's like 15. So no matter how hard I tried to catch his eye, he thought I was jail bait!! A month of attending baseball games later I enlisted the help of one of Matt's fellow teacher's Sherry Holmes. (Kind of fits, you know, like Sherlock) She did some investigating, he was in fact single, he attended the monthly dining trips the teacher's had so Sherry stepped in and they became good friends. On March 11th I was in a good friend's wedding and Matt was supposed to have a game. Well, the weather turned sour and the game was cancelled. Sherry called me when I was on my way from the wedding to the reception to say, I've scheduled an outing for all of us and Mattie is coming. I always loved the way she called him Mattie. I was SO excited!! I had to figure out how to ditch this reception in the most orderly way!! I called Jacob and said, what do I wear. He said, go for the overalls with the white shirt. (Back in the day I tell ya, overalls were COOL!) I got to the reception and found out the order of things and Tonya said, after the presentation of the wedding party and the dance you are all free to go! I sat anxiously waiting for the dance! And, yes, Tonya wanted me to go, she had so wanted me to find "the right" guy. The dance was done and off I went! I got to Sherry's house in the most hideous Navy Blue bridesmaid's dress you've ever seen. (It was pretty back then, my how the times change!) Andrea, my sister, was bringing me my clothes. First, though, Matt showed up. I still have the shirt he had on. He walked in and said, oh, I think I'm under dressed! I was humiliated!! When Andrea got there I went in the back to change only to get halfway undressed and figure out I was safety pinned in. There's nothing like having to crack open the door and say, Sissy, can you help me. I'm sure I sounded like an idiot!! About 15 people ended up going and somehow we ended up in the same vehicle (wink, wink) and then we ended up sitting by each other at dinner (wink, wink.) After dinner we all went bowling and after about two hours of putting my best foot forward Matt said, I've got a bet for you. I said, okay. He said, if I win the next game, I get to take you on a date. I said, well, buddy, you just screwed yourself because I'm gonna stomp you in the ground! (I knew he was competitive so I figured I'd add that little charm!) I said, why don't we do this, if you win, you pick where we eat, if I win I pick. By the way, just so you know, I won and I picked Cucos!!
That's enough for now, I'm sure you're nodding off at your computers! I'll pick up there next time, highlight the first real date and then move on to two more highlights before the "Big Day." I'm going to try to scan some Way Back pictures as well! I do have some in those overalls!!!
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