Monday, September 22, 2014

10 Years

This weekend was great! We got in some swimming, biking and running, but we also were able to do some non-triathlon related activities (including getting some apple frosts and donuts from our favorite apple mill).

We also celebrated our 10 year dating anniversary. On September 20, 2004 Mike and I met for the first time. We always just say that we met on the swim team, but that isn't the entire story.

 The oldest photo we have together - summer 2005

At the college we went to, we had the "hub", which is where you could share and download music, etc. (yes, I know. Not good, but we went to a tech school). You could also chat with people, and I vaguely remember someone saying that there were no girls at our school (which back then was true, it is getting better now). I decided, for some reason, to say that I was a girl and then people started to private message me, ugh.

One person was talking to me a bit and we chatted about my music, I think he liked that I had Sublime, and I happened to mention that I was on the swim team. He told me that his roommate was on the team and the three of us decided to meet up, on September 20, 2004. 
You obviously can guess who his roommate was, yes, it was Mike. So even though we would have met a few days later anyway at the start of the swim season, who knows if we would have ended up together if it weren't for his roommate talking to me on the hub!

In the past 10 years, we have accomplished a lot.

We have received four degrees between the two of us, ranging from an Associate degree to a Master degree.

Mike's graduation in 2009 and my Master's graduation in 2011

We bought a house.

 Just call me Vanna

We got engaged.

We got married. 

We have taken care of three birds, two cats and one dog together.

We fell in love with the sports of triathlon and running.

We became Ironmen.

I am so excited to see what the next 10 years brings; I know that it will be full of fun and adventure!


  1. What a fun quick recap of your 10 years together... here's wishing you 110 more!

  2. Ah, at first, I was like, "Jamie, you dyed your hair!" LOL! Nice throwback pic! Congrats on being together for 10 years--and here's to many more to come!

  3. Oh my goodness you two look like such babies in that first picture. You guys are so cute!