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Posted: 10.19.2001
And the earth stood still
Nine years ago tonight, I headed over to a couple of friends house for a "small party" which turned into one of those "he told two friends...and she told two friends...and so on..." kind of affairs that evolved into things being set on fire in Dallas and Alva's lawn. In the midst of the chaos, after a few cups of a heavenly concoction ironically named "Brimstone", I found myself sliding down the wall. Next to me, also sliding down the same wall, was one of the cutest guys I'd ever seen. And he had on a J. Crew flannel shirt I was determined to make mine!

Six years ago tonight, one of my best friends in the world flew up to see me in Philadelphia. I'd taken off after graduating from OU to see the world, landing first in Mobile, and then in Philly. Right about now on 10-19-95, I was ducking out of work early to hop on I-95 and go pick him up at Dulles. What was originally planned as two old friends hooking up for a weekend in D.C. over his fall-break turned into an impromptu proposal at the Washington Monument at midnight.

And five years ago, this would have been our wedding day. It's not, because we got too impatient and disillusioned with the huge "dream wedding", and ran off to New Orleans with several close friends and family members instead. But regardless of that, today will always be special. Today I met the rest of my life. I love you Todd!

And to think that I had to be talked into going to that party. Sitting on the couch with you all night long, chatting and cuddling while sobering up (*grin*) was the best night I'd ever had. I love you!

¤ ¤ posted by Todd on October 19, 2001 at 01:59 PM ¤ ¤

You have a beautiful story ... congrats you guys!

¤ ¤ posted by Dawn on October 19, 2001 at 02:36 PM ¤ ¤

what a wonderful story - happy day to you both :)

¤ ¤ posted by kristine on October 19, 2001 at 04:08 PM ¤ ¤

Happy anniversary!

¤ ¤ posted by chel on October 19, 2001 at 04:11 PM ¤ ¤

Congratulations you guys. You are the greatest! Todd, be good to her tonight. ;-)

¤ ¤ posted by Tara on October 19, 2001 at 04:24 PM ¤ ¤

I'll do my best! ;-)

¤ ¤ posted by Todd on October 19, 2001 at 04:28 PM ¤ ¤

Ah, Chicken Soup for the Blog...no, it is sweet...the start of Tobyn = )

¤ ¤ posted by Michelle on October 19, 2001 at 06:31 PM ¤ ¤

Still no elopement date but we'll be sure to send you a postcard;)

¤ ¤ posted by Joanne on October 19, 2001 at 07:03 PM ¤ ¤

This story is so romantic! I'm so happy for you two love birds. Happy Anniversary!

¤ ¤ posted by Joy on October 19, 2001 at 09:52 PM ¤ ¤

That has to be one of the sweetest stories ever! Congratulations you guys!

¤ ¤ posted by Sara on October 19, 2001 at 10:41 PM ¤ ¤

Opps, wrong blog.

¤ ¤ posted by Ryan on October 20, 2001 at 09:22 AM ¤ ¤

LMAO! Shhhhh...Ryan! Todd's not supposed to know about *that* blog! ;-p

¤ ¤ posted by Robyn on October 20, 2001 at 01:11 PM ¤ ¤

Happy sort of anniversary. That was a very sweet blog!

¤ ¤ posted by michele on October 20, 2001 at 03:02 PM ¤ ¤

AWWWWW!!! How wonderful! See, I always say you never know where you will meet that "perfect someone"... thanks for giving us single gals hope! :) You guys deserve the best!

¤ ¤ posted by Christine on October 20, 2001 at 11:32 PM ¤ ¤


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