FLASHBACK from the past on our wedding website….
It all began over two years ago. We were both using e-harmony online to find a perfect match. I received Sheldon as a possible match. We communicated through the process online and then we met for dinner about a week later. The first place we selected to eat was overcrowded (that’s Pappasito’s for ya!), so we went to Champs (which is now out of business at that location) to have dinner. I do believe we must have had dinner and talked for four hours straight, never running out of things to talk about. It was instant chemistry! That was the beginning of our relationship…….we have dated ever since then.
Sheldon propsed on New Year’s Eve 2007. We had dinner earlier that evening and were in our pajamas on the floor of the living room snuggled in front of the firplace. We were watching the New Year’s Eve celebrations on television. As we watched the one for the central time zone, he went off to the kitchen to get our champange to toast. When he returned we watched the ball drop, toasted in the new year, and he popped the question. My ring was tied on the stem of my glass. Such a romantic!
So what happened in between the first date and now? We have gone many places together and learned more about each other with each passing day! We went to San Antonio for spring break 2006. On the way, we stopped off at the Natural Bridge Caverns to take a tour. Once there, we enjoyed the river walk, the Alamo, and the wax museum. During the first summer, we went to Fredericksburg to enjoy the small town atmosphere, relax at a B&B, cruise over to Enchanted Rock on the motorcycle, swing by a train tunnel bat cave, relax, shop, eat, and enjoy good Texas music! Sheldon had the opportunity to travel to Australia for 3 months in 2007 for work. He took it and as a result, I got to go and spend a month there with him! It was terrific – lots of the pictures on this site are from the trip. We were able to snorkel the great barrier reef, visit the world’s largest sand island, and enjoy the sites around Brisbane, Australia. Many people thought we would come back from that trip engaged or married, but Sheldon is a planner, and I knew he was probably not planning to do that while we were away from all of our family. In the past two years – we have gone through “2 of each season” to make sure we don’t get CRAZY with the changes in the air. Since we did not, Sheldon planned the perfect time to ask me to marry him.
The first time we spent New Year’s Eve together, was only our second date. Now we have spent many days together and have had plenty of time to get to know each other and our families. We have been to several family get togethers and celebrations with my family and his. He has been there for me in the happy times and the sad and by accepting his proposal, I know he will be there for me always.