December 07, 2008

Countdown to 30 - 1999

I was born on December 16th, 1978. For the 30 days leading up to my birthday, I'll be posting (mostly) pictures and (a few) stories about the years gone by.

The Spring of 1999 was hard, but in May my brother graduated.  Since I don't have a picture of him and me together, here is a pic of me and my best buds at the Baccalaurate Service.  Charlene's sister and Bryan's brother graduated in the same spring...

I met my wife Anny in June of 1999! We shared some things in common, and worked on others over the years. We actually share a birthday, though the years are different. At the end of the summer, most of the other staff went back to their colleges, but I was doing the Community College thing and Anny was already teaching, so we were both here.

It's hard to believe that we ended up together sometimes, especially since I remember very vidly a conversation on a hike in 1999 (or early 2000) in which she said "I will never get married until I'm ready to stop having fun!" Yeah. That's me, the guy that got to take away all of her fun times and tie her down to marraige. What can I say, that's what love will do!

Sharing a birthday meant that my family went a bit crazy and baked two cakes - one for each of us. Here's the proof!

(HERE is my post with a bit more detail on the way we met and our first year together, if you haven't heard us ramble on about it before!)

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