Two years ago I spent New Year's Eve at my MIL's house, although at that time she was just Jenn's mom.
I got all dressed up & did my hair for the party - but not for DJ. It was another "fancy day" with the bestie.
Aren't we adorable?
Bestie was in the middle of his tour in Iraq, & so I outlawed military talk while he was home. I told him if he needed to talk he could, but I didn't want anyone else to do it. So naturally, that's all that anyone at the party wanted to talk about.
But, there is a point to my story. It was during all that military talk when DJ noticed it was making me cringe & tried his hardest to distract me from it. It didn't work, but it was a very sweet gesture on his part.
It was after that night that DJ & I started talking amongst ourselves, not just when I was with Jenn. That lead to our "first date." I use the quotes because it wasn't a real date. We made pizza at his house, & then his mother got lost somewhere on the road so we to babysit his little sister while BIL & SIL went to save MIL.
Regardless of how unorthodox it was, we've been together ever since & we'll celebrate two years together in January We have a beautiful home, a herd of furry babies & an all around happy life together. Even though I make fun of our "first date" to this day, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way - just don't tell him that.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2011 is everything you hope it will be!