4.24.2012

a first date

Things of note:
  • That is a real mohawk on top of husband’s head. Dan had a 6-inch mohawk when I first started dating him. I thought he was a tough guy who liked to ride motorcycles and skip school (I’m classy like that). Come to find out he was a quiet, sweet, nerdy (nerdy as in smart) engineer who rode a purple scooter.
  • That is not my real hair. That is a wig.
  • This picture was taken on April 24, 2004. Our very first date. College date party. 80s prom.
  • I really can smile. Not sure why I thought this was a ‘give your meanest, hardest look’ kind of picture. I totally ruined this photo because husband looks sooooo good. I’m kidding. Did you see that mohawk?
  • I have absolutely no idea why my leg is wrapped around a boy on a first date. Who in the world told us to pose like that?
  • This photo was taken in a fraternity house. Ha.
  • Fraternity boys drink soda pop.

Eight years ago today, husband and I went to prom together.
Eight years later ... we still like each other.

Oh goodness this picture brings back a lot of memories. I don’t mean to get all sappy on ya, but this is why photography is oh so amazing. Even ridiculous, crappy pictures like this one.

Take pictures. Look back at pictures. Relive pictures. They are so powerful.

That’s all.
I’m going to go attempt to take some pictures with my awesome new camera. And tell husband how ridiculous he looked with a mowhawk. What in the world was that boy thinking? 

Happy ‘dating anniversary’ Dan the Mohawk Man.
I love you tons and tons.

52 comments:

  1. Love the sweet potato queen wig, the grinning memories, and that I can rest knowing that frat boys drink soda pop (you have your mum's sense of humor which is a good heritage as long as you never walk through O'Hare in a pig suit talking about the swine flu). Love you. Love your family.

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  2. Oh my goodness. I love this. Mohawk and all. What a little hussy you are with that leg draped all over him ;) Kidddddding. At least you were drinking soda pop.

    Too precious though and great message about taking pictures. Amen sista. Happy anniversary you two hot pieces of work.

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  3. That is so sweet! Happy dating anniversary to you two, and may you have many more pictures like this in the future ;)

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  4. Oh my gosh I love this!! Hah, you guys are adorable. I wish I had a met a mohawked frat boy at KState... you did so much better then me :)

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  5. frat boys drink soda pop?? everything makes sense now.
    even though the leg thing doesn't, the soda pop and the purple scooter makes everything better.

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  6. Hmmm...the whole leg thing wrapped around him on your first date?!! No wonder why he kept you around...hehe!

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  7. I have a picure of me and my sweet prince from over 20 years ago! It keeps looking better and better! Dan had a Mohawk? Katie

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  8. OH my gosh! I didn't even know that was you! That is too darn cute! And thank gosh that hair is not real..you woulda had a hot mess on your hands, lady! =) way cute post!

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  9. I love it! Happy dating anniversary!

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  10. hahah awesome. Pictures are so much. We've been trying to make prints of most of our *nicer* pictures so that we can have hard copies of our memories. Love the dress:)
    ~Jennifer

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  11. AAAHHHH!!!! This is so ridiculously awesome!! And sweet! Thanks for sharing...totally made me laugh. And you are a BABY...I was taking my 1yr old on playdates while pregnant with #2 when this pic was taken...LOL!!!!

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  12. bahahaha - this is great!
    happy dating anniversary.

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  13. You guys are too cute, this picture put a big smile on my face! Happy 1st date anniversary!

    Sarah & Kristina

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  14. Yay for dating anniversaries. Happy anniversary :)

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  15. This is hilarious! HAHA

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  16. Hahah Soda pop. All boys in frat houses drink soda pop, duh. This is a pretty priceless first date. I'm kind of jealous.

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    1. That is so amazing, I love it, I even love the soda pop!

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  17. This is hillarious, it was probably the leg wrap that did it, made him fall for you haha! Pictures are amazing things!

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  18. This is too cute! Happy anniversary!!!

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  19. Happy Anniversary!! This pic is seriously so awesome & even better that you even have a picture on your first date!!

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  20. Happy Anniversary! Anthony and I also started dating in 2004!! Cheers to dating anniversaries!!

    I hope you have an awesome day! xsx

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  21. You were right, that picture is awesome! As for the pose... I have pictures like that with guys I never dated. So I give you a free pass on that one. You both have some pretty epic hair going on in this picture. That wig is inspired.

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  22. Tiff, like oh my friggin gosh. We have a problem here. I litterally died of exhaustion as I got to the bottom of all these comments, so much scrolling.. ugh. so basically you need to text me and notify me immediately so I can comment first and avoid carpal tunnel. For real, be a friend.

    Oh and just so you know.. that soda can was my favorite part, your straddling on a first date make me think all of my straddling is no big deal, whatsover.. I don't do it to humans.

    Your hair has never looked better. ever.

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  23. Purple scooter? I'm basically just marinating on that sentence. Pur.ple. sco.oter.

    I'm also with Shay, HOW ABOUT THESE COMMENTS? Sheesh woman. Apparently people have a thing for awkward first date pictures. It must be the soda pop. :)

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  24. Haha!! Maybe your leg is wrapped around him because you're in a fraternity house, drinking soda pop? ;) I love looking at old pictures and remembering all the fun and crazy times we used to have!

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  25. This pic is priceless! Date parties from college make the best pictures! Maybe I'll have to dig for some of our old ones...thanks for making me laugh today!

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  26. This is too funny! My hubby-to-be and I met at an Ugly Christmas Sweater party, but were too shy to take a picture together. I'm kicking myself for that now! :)

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  27. This picture is great! Reminds us all of how many great ideas we had in college haha. And a six inch mohawk?? wow!

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  28. Lol - the soda pop! Too funny.

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  29. Hey there! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, look at my last post and you will find directions on what to do!! :)

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  30. too funny! I love your wig and your super serious face!

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  31. I love looking at pictures when we were first dating. Love the picture of your first date! haha =)

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  32. You two really look like you should be on Dancing with the Stars.

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  33. hahaha. "soda pop"...and that's just a "light saber" in my purse for when my va-jay-jay has a boo-boo.

    this photo: pure friggin' gold. ah!

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  34. haha this photo is awesome!! a 80s party for your first date, you two rock! congrats on 8 years together and wishing you many more years of happiness, laughter and 80s parties

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  35. no way. this is hilarious!

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  36. OMG, that is the best picture ever!! Although I WAS wondering why your leg was around him like that on your first date! ha ha ha!
    ♥ Kyna

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  37. Haha...great first date picture. And I love the bleeped out beer pictures. Happy Anniversary. I'm glad you guys still like each other 8 years later. :)

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  38. This is so awesome!!! Gotta love an 80's prom!!

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  39. i just found your blog and i must say-this is awesome. the picture made me laugh before i even read anything. i think it was mostly the combination of the wig and the soda pop censors. happy dating anniversary! that's so happy. i love reading about people in love.
    xo
    kate.

    http://some-eloquentgraffiti.blogspot.com

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  40. This is way too cute!!! So glad you shared! Oh and almost laughed out loud at the whole wrapping your leg around a boy on the first date thing. xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  41. This picture is the best! I am loving the soda pop labels. ;) Haha!

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  42. Dan the Mohawk Man! I love it :) So so cute <3 Happy dating anniversary to you two!

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  43. Brilliant, I was totally creased at the soda pop inserted!Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Awww that's a really cute picture! I love your comment about the leg pose- pretty scandalous ;)

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  45. New to your blog and this post just sold me on it. LOVE it! My hubby and my first pic is from a concert in DC in 2002. I was 18 and had a major crush on him (he was 21) so stalked him down and hugged him really close. He looks totally uncomfortable and slightly unaware of who I am. I love it!

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  46. This post was so wonderful to read! You guys look great and I just think it's one of the best first date pictures ever in history (see ya dinner and a movie!)

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  47. Alright, since I am a University of Nebraska alum, and it appears there is a Husker flag that is spray painted on in the background, I've got to ask what you competing school you went to?

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  48. LOVE THIS!! So awesome to read a bit about you. You are gorgeous, love the pic of you as a bride (stunning!!) and yeah...the 80s rocked :) Here's to another 50 years for you both!!

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  49. Awesome! I like cool photos like this as opposed to the super photo shopped gorgeous ones...these are real. April 24 is our anniversary :) Good day.

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