Starting from top left and going back and forth - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013.
Seven years ago today Scott and I met in a coffee shop in Ahwatukee (Phoenix), Ariz. He was in a band, and I was coming to the show so I could write a review for my music zine. He also worked at the coffee shop that the show was at, so he spent most of the evening slinging drinks in the back. We were briefly introduced by his bandmate, and he later made me a coffee drink (some sort of frap, I'm sure). My friend and I stayed for his set, and then left in-between the next set. I walked outside to see him standing on the patio with a pair of monster hands on (think toy Hulk hands!), trying to text on a very 2006 appropriate phone. I said goodbye as I walked by, and if my memory proves me right, he didn't even look up to respond (he hates when I tell that part of the story haha).
A few weeks later we would meet again, this time for an interview with him and his bandmate (he's still waiting for it to be published!). Time went by again, and after sending messages via Myspace back and forth for a few days, we went on our very first date to a comedy show at his high school (yep, he was a senior and I was a freshman in college - I'm the older lady!). From here, we hung out for a week straight and on October 24th, 2006, we made it official with a kiss on the hand and a, "Will you be my girlfriend?" Seven years later we're planning our wedding and couldn't be more in love!
Happy seven years, my fiancé! Here's to 100 more!