The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Year's Eve Story.

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!


  1. What a sweet story! That sounds like a perfect first date to me!

  2. so sweet -- i love things like that, where you're so comfortable with one another that it just works!!

  3. What a beautiful story - Happy New Years!

  4. Love! I actually enjoy hearing about how other couples make things work. Wishing you a Happy New Year, and many years of wedded bliss ahead!

  5. What a sweet post!!! Congrats to the 2 years.. I love hearing you & DJ stories!!