Today I want to talk about the Last First Date I went on.
Exactly one year ago today I went on my last first date. Kinda hard to forget too. I’m more than okay with that fact! So lets go back shall we?
Monday March 18, 2013 7pm
It was the evening after Les Mills Spring Quarterly. I had been texting with this guy who I had meet -and by meet I mean a guy I had been talking to for just a few days. I had yet to meet him face to face. He asked me if I wanted to go to dinner that night. I said sure! We decided that 7pm we would meet at Salt Creek Grille for dinner. Little did I know that this would be my last first date. Little did I know I would wind up falling in love with this guy and eventually marry him and go on to have a family with him. This guy? Mr. Big Truck
I pull into the parking lot and I text Mr. Big Truck to let him know I was there. I get a message back saying “Black Xterra, I just saw you pull in.” I thought to myself well that’s a little creepy because I know for a fact I had not told him what kind of car I had. I didn’t think much more of it. I walked to the door and there he was. All 6 foot of him with some of the most beautiful blue eyes I had ever seen on a man. We got to our table sat down and just clicked.
We looked over the wine menu and he told me to pick a bottle because he didn’t know much about wine. Honestly I didn’t know much more about wine than he did. We decided on a bottle of red and called it a day and started talking. Our conversation, right from the start flowed. There was never any of those awkward moments where we were looking around thinking what the heck do we talk about now. I felt like I was at dinner with a good friend who I had known for years!
Then it started. Remember how I said I was at the Les Mills Quarterly the day before? Well throughout the day I had drank easily a gallon of water from all the workouts. Well it caught up with me. I had to pee. Seriously I was getting up every 10-15 minutes to pee. Well that’s not good. Homeboy must have thought I was nuts. At one point he turned around and asked me “Are you going to the bathroom so you can call someone and tell them you are ok?” I laughed so hard! I told him not at all. Actually my phone was in my purse which was on the chair at the table every time I went to the bathroom. We both got a good laugh at that.
1 appetizer, 1 meal, 1 bottle of wine, and 4 hours of conversation later the restaurant was getting ready to close and we figured we should probably call it a night. We walked outside and there was a small fire pit with a fire going. I thought he was going to kiss me. No dice. I would be lying if I said I was bummed. I will also be honest and say I was not even sure if he was going to call me again. I mean sure we had a great night but you still never know. Before we parted ways he did tell me to text him when I got home. I told him I would.
When I got home I texted him as I said I would and he responded saying thank you for the fun evening and that he had a great time with me and he hoped to see me again. Well that just settled it we will be seeing each other again. I told him I had a great night and thanked him and told him I was looking forward to seeing him again soon.
The rest? Well, the rest is history. We went on to become boyfriend and girlfriend, followed by fiancés, finally to husbnad and wife. Now we are going to be parents. To think that a year ago I sat at a table with him and told him flat out that I had NO intentions of ever getting married again and if I never had kids I would totally be okay with that. Here we are one short year later married and expecting. Never say never friends.
Mr. Big Truck, I know you are reading because you read faithfully,
One year ago today I went on a first date with someone who I knew very little about. Someone who when I pulled into the parking lot of Salt Creek Grille, I thought was “creepy.” Someone who I wound up sharing a bottle of wine, a meal and 4 hours of non stop conversation with. Someone who I’m sure thought I was crazy because I went to the bathroom easily 9 million times in 4 hours. Someone who at one point asked me “Are you calling someone to let them know you’re ok when you go to the bathroom?” When we left each other that night I didn’t know what the future had in store for us and I was okay with that. To be honest I didn’t even know if I would ever see or hear from you again. One year later I’m married to you, we are expecting our first child together, running a business together, and doing life together. Crazy what can happen in a year! I love you. I couldn’t be happier our lives collided a year ago. Now hold on tight because things are about to get even more crazy!