06 July, 2009
So a really quick love story....hubby and I met in my Senior year of high school. I went to a concert in Pittsburgh, PA to see a local christian trumpet player. I went to said concert with a date who was more interested in the concert than me. Never fear... "J" ( we will call him J , since we weren't married yet!) was there to take over for my date! "J" was the trumpet player's road manager for his tour. We left the concert and went our separate ways. About 1 year later, we went to see the same trumpet player in a different location. This time... no date for me, but "J" was still the trumpet player's road manager. We hung out and exchanged phone #'s. We carried on a long distant letter and phone relationship for about another year or so. (nope no email at this point-- just good ole fashion love letters!)
Then I got a phone call from the trumpet player himself saying that he was having "J" come on a double date with him during the weekend and "J" needed a date. Was I interested? Ummm... sure, but you guys live 3 hours away. No worries... "J" came and picked me up at my house, drove me to their town, and put me up at the trumpet player's parent' house for the weekend! Whoa , nelly... Talk about a whirlwind weekend... we had a great time!! On the way home from the weekend, we were in the middle of snow storm in which "J" proceeded to spin his truck off the interstate into a ditch. What a great first impression! I guess it worked in some "J" sort of way!! We got married July 6, 1996! So here we are...We got married in my home town. Had a great party after and then off to our honeymoon at Breezes in Montego Bay, Jamaica! On the way the airport, I stopped off at the hair stylist and had them cut off about 8 inches of my hair. I had grown it out just for the wedding! I was done with it now! :o) We checked into our room in Jamaica and then promptly checked into another one after the water pipe in our bathroom broke and started making a nice swimming area in our room! :o) We went snorkeling! So much fun! Here I am waving!! The resort we stayed at is in the background! (sorry about picture quality... this was before we even thought about owning a digital camera! Single one time use all the way, baby!)
We took a , I guess you would call it a raft ride, down some river in Ocho Rios!