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Monday, June 14, 2010

How Did You Meet Your Spouse? - RHOK Link-up


This week's question at Real Housewives of Oklahoma is, how did you meet your spouse?

Well, I have already mentioned that my husband and I went set up by our parents. Embarassing, isn't it?  We were 35 and 36 so I guess both sets of parents felt they needed to charge of this situation or else.  It worked.  Before we went on a date we saw pictures of each other.  The photo I was given was of him in Alaska after he shot a grizzly bear posing with the bear of course.  I'm not kidding the bear is now a rug that is on the back of a chair.  It was on the wall then my kids kept pulling on it when they were jumping on the back of the couch.  Anyway it was a really good photo so I agreed to go out with him.  He saw my photo of me sitting with my niece and he agreed to go out with me.
It took a little while because he was working in Maine at the time, repairing a coast guard tower, he's a cool ironworker.
Once he got back home he called me or maybe his dad did to set up the date which was on a Saturday the first day of deer season.  Oh, he did call me because he had just come in from hunting. 
Anyway, when I opened the door I knew immediately that I was going to marry him.  It took him a little longer to come to his senses.  We drove over to the bigger city town and went to Garfield's and ate steak.  Hey I knew he was a hunter and an ironworker so I ordered the steak.  Apparently this impressed him so much that we made a second date for Monday night.  Who goes out on Monday night?  Us, the country bumpkins, that's who.  We went to horse sale, yes a horse sale, it's only on Monday nights.  It was then that I completely lost my heart and there was no turning back. 
We dated and fought for about a year.  Remember we were in our mid 30's already set in our ways.  After about a year of acting like an old married couple I decided I had enough and I broke up with him.  It was the day before Thanksgiving.  Well by the following Sunday I guess we were missing each other.  He called me to come see the deer he had shot that morning.  I did and we have been together ever since. 
Isn't that the most romantic story ever? 
I wonder if he was thinking on our first date I hope this woman will get up at 4:30 every morning to make my lunch, then bottle feed calves, milk the goats (I don't do that anymore), bottle feed my babies(human babies), tend the garden, clean the house, do my laundry, balance the checkbook, kill snakes (yes I have), ride horses(still working on this one-they are very big), gather eggs, cook lunch, then supper and most important learn to make my grandma's biscuits. 
He's a lucky man.
Territory Mom

P.S. I should have added that we hurried up and had two sweet beautiful babies.  I'm always the example when someone is wondering if they will ever have kids.  They say well, she had kids at 37 and 39 or as my MIL tells it, "she had a kid late in life like you"(me).  Sometimes she just refers to me as "a late in life mother".  Like, 40 is late in life. I'm planning on living to 100.
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Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

LOL! Love it! How cool that you all were set up by your parents.

Did you all start a family right away because of your ages?

These stories are going to be so much fun to read today.

Thanks for playing along this week!

~Mrs. Albright

Territory Mom said...

Oh, I should have added yes, we hurried up and add some babies.

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Oh yes -ya'll must be the most romantic couple ever ;) But,really great story and hey we went to Garfield's for our 1st date too!

Anonymous said...

Love Country Style! Great story!

momof3girls said...

Well aren't you a real woman! gathering eggs, and feeding animals prior to kiddos -wow! This man got the mother load when he met you!

Baloney said...

I love your story! I guess getting all of the family together shouldn't be difficult when they set you up in the first place.
So, if my kids are single in their mid-30's I can arrange marriage for them? Just checking.

Jill of All Trades said...

That was great.

Anonymous said...

Wow a parent setup that actually worked! Cool story!

techranger said...

That is cool. My wife and I met on a blind date. We both had been praying that we would meet the "right" one for a life commitment, otherwise no one at all. Prayer answered... this year will be 41 fantastic years... it keeps getting better. Thanks for your post.

Larry (sonrays.org)

Nadine Hightower said...

Some times parents know what they're talking about!