S: LOVE IN THE MAKING - OUR FIRST YEAR
BC: I liked you then.... | I love you now | Through the years may our love ever continue to grow..... Thank you for the happiest year of my life. I look forward to many, many more.
FC: Love In The Making.... | OUR FIRST YEAR
1: What is it about you that caused me to give up everything I thought I was? I had my life perfectly arranged just the way I wanted it because I had my regular routines, doing what I wanted to do Then it all changed the day I met you It was your voice that first caught my attention, that’s a sure factor When you sang about that “Big Green Tractor” Then we started to talk, hang out and just have fun Never before had I so much enjoyed being with someone What possessed me to invite you to dinner I never will know I wanted to spend more time with you though I know I wanted to become your friend Guess I didn’t want that day and good time to end So you met my family and we ate, talked and sang And together a beer or two we drank Then we were left all alone I think that’s when love started to grow My heart melted when you sang “Back at One” Then you taught me Shania’s “Woman in Me”, that was fun Two songs that still touch my heart Cause that’s where my love for you had its start When you left I didn’t want you to go I didn’t want the best night of my life that I know To come to a conclusion or ever to end Cause I knew I’d found my new best friend All night and the next day for how long who knows I practiced that song, the one that you chose For I wanted to sing it for you perfectly Have it affect you like you affected me | The next day you weren’t there I was cranky as hell Why I felt that way, I couldn’t tell I was mad and mean and totally unhappy How is it that you could have that affect on me? One day you stopped by after picking the girls up from school You knew I wanted to meet them; they were a part of you Your girls I adored, I fell in love with them that day And again I just wanted you to stay Circumstances in life had me alone for a week I’d started making plans for a good time to seek I had a couple of people lined up to go out and have fun But after meeting you there was no-one I wanted to go out with but one During that week we exchanged emails, just keeping in touch Just a note here and there, we didn’t say much One day you offered to bring me coffee after you got off from work I thought you were joking, that it was all just talk I thought I was bold when I emailed back that you oughta Bring a “Medium McDonalds Non-Fat Mocha”, that was my order I’d do anything to have you come back and see me I made you breakfast and you brought the coffee We made firm plans for Saturday night I know it was wrong, but it felt so right I couldn’t wait to spend time out with you alone But wasn’t real sure how far I should let it go | REPLAYING MY FAVORITE MOVIE | COMMON GROUND 10/17/2009
2: I’ll never forget that day right from the start It began at the flea market then onto the park After that home to get ready for our first “date”, so to speak For the night I’d been looking forward to all week We met at the bar but didn’t stay there long Just a pitcher of beer and a couple of songs And a dance where you held me close so your heartbeat I felt So warm wrapped in your arms I felt myself melt You suggested a walk by a nearby lake And it was there that my heart you did take It was cold but one kiss from you set me on fire The perfect kiss, one for my whole life I had desired That night progressed to one filled with uncontrolled passion Of hungry desire and wild abandon I gave myself to you so totally and completely Lacking any self-control, that was just not like me I knew then we were beyond friends, I had to have you in my life And maybe someday you’d want me as your wife The world as I knew it was about to be left behind After this night that will forever be etched in my mind
3: I just gotta say That the struggle is over My story’s true I finally realized I want to spend my life with you Cause you are the one that changed the way that I feel And I swear I know this time it’s real Never in my lifetime in my wildest dreams Could I ever ever imaging the love that you brought to me Cause you are the one that changed the way I feel How could this happen I don’t understand Falling in love was just not in my plan But I want you to know You just got a piece of my heart But I want you to know You just got a piece of my heart | How could this happen, I don’t understand Falling in love was just not in my plan But I want you to know, You just got a piece of my heart I’ve been through the changes I’ve walked through the pain I’ve told myself I would never do this again But I want you to know You just got a piece of my heart Cause love has been a stranger Love has been cruel Lovein’s made me feel like the world’s one and only fool And I promised myself I would never trust my heart a gain I protected my feelings I fought to be free I can’t believe I would let this happen to me But I want you to know You just got a piece of my heart Tell me where did you come from Tell me who sent you hear Whatever the reason girl God made the message clear Cause nobody else can make me feel the way that you do | EMAIL 10/19/2009: | CLEARWATER BEACH 10/31/2009
4: FACE PAINTING NIGHT | OCTOBER 28 2009
5: FUN IN THE PARK | LAKE PARKER 10/23/2009 & BARNETT PARK, LAKE MIRROR 12/5/2009
6: Just a few of the million reasons I love you with all my heart
7: OUR APARTMENT NOVEMBER 2009
8: When first we met I knew I wanted us to be friends Spending time with you brought me to life again With each contact we had my life started to change The world I once knew was about to be rearranged With that first kiss I knew it was with you I belonged But I had to break free from a dead and lifeless bond I know it was wrong and I shouldn’t have let it go so far But I felt like I was being reborn that night in my car On that first night together you captured my soul For once in my life I felt complete and whole But for us to eventually end up together There was the storm that we first had to weather The transition was rough but we made it through Now our life is all about just me and you And our kids all together just as it should be The closest thing we can get to a perfect family The day when you asked me to become your wife I couldn’t think of anything more I wanted out of life Now I can’t wait till the day we both say “I do” Our love complete as we become one soul, no longer two | 01/09/2010
9: DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE 2/12/2010 | So, we were gonna run off to the courthouse today, but a couple of other girls stole my love away for the evening | Tried for Monday 15th at courthouse, life got in the way. | Tuesday 16th February 2010, Charlie got off work early, I started a temp job where they sent me home and said "don't come back till you're married!" | 2/16/2010: "Whatcha doing babe?" "Finished work early, heading home, you?" "I'm heading home too. Why don't you meet me at the courthouse?" "What?" "You wanna get married, let's go do it now while we're off and the kids are at school" | And now our love is complete as we legalize how we felt for each other from the beginning. Together we have the privilege of walking life's path together. I am eternally grateful for the precious gift of love I have in the most wonderful husband I could ever have hoped for. Love you my "Redneck Porn Star, Italian Gangsta, Dingo Slayer, oops, I mean Hunter".......... :)
10: Family Fun Center | MARCH 11TH 2010 | AND THE ADVENTURE BEGINS !!!
11: CLEARWATER MINI-GOLF | 3RD APRIL 2010
13: venice beach camping trip | 25TH JUNE 2010
14: A new life has been born and new universes created with each member of our blended family. A couple of months and a lot of life go by and we're about to have another addition to the family .... AND NO, IT'S NOT A BABY !! Been there, thought that and came to our senses! Our new addition was going to be Charlie's Mom. So a trip to Illinois to drive a U-Haul with all her stuff down to Florida. April 9th 2010 | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
16: SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2009 As we publicly exchange vows in an unconventional post-marriage wedding, we celebrate our marriage with family, friends and lots of fun. | and now its WEDDING TIME !!!
18: Dreams can and do come true
22: Our Honeymoon - Carnival Inspiration to Cozumel Mexico - May 27th 2010
24: Happy in our new Home
25: FAMILY TIME IS FUN TIME