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A short look back down a long road.

Today marks a fun milestone for the Fullertons.  It’s been exactly 5 years since we first laid eyes on each other.  And though Dan tells me that there are only a certain number of anniversaries that we are allowed to celebrate, I’m vying for this one to stay close to the top of the list.

The weather, not unlike today, was rainy with a slight chill in the air.  I remember exactly what Dan was wearing – not in a crazy, obsessed way, but in a ‘still adore when he wears that sweater’ way.  On the other hand, what I wore that night escapes me completely.  It’s so weird to think that as you are primping to go out on any given evening, carefully choosing your outfit and what you might do with your hair, that it might turn out to be one of the most memorable and important nights of your life.

And that’s what this was for me.  It marked a turning point.  Little did I know that, as we sat at Pancho Villa and sipped on our Dos Equis, I was casually chatting with my future husband.  It was the start of the most important and quite possibly the happiest times of my life.  I don’t ever feel shy about admitting how very lucky I am.

And here we are through the years: 

The first pic of us and still one of my faves.  It was taken on Halloween 2002.


Taken at our first DFATW – Spain.  Also the first night we took our new digital camera out with us.


Virginia Beach, 2003


September 2003.  Going out for Jen’s birthday…and possibly our first anniverary.


Fall 2004


At our friends’ wedding reception in Peru, April 2005


The big day, May 22, 2005


Virginia Beach, september 2005


On our honeymoon in Jamaica, October 2005


Las Vegas and very pregnant, November 2006


Moments into 2007…


And finally…

Viginia Beach, September 2007


September 27, 2007 - 5:07 pm

Kel Parsons - God bless, kids. May you have many more.

September 27, 2007 - 7:07 pm

Jennifer Fullerton - I remember that day 5 years ago also… in fact I remember what you were wearing (a jean skirt and a red zipup sweater, i’m pretty sure!) Glad I got to be part of the meeting of the Fullerton’s..:)

September 27, 2007 - 7:57 pm

Kris - Wonderful tribute to a wonderful couple!! Happy First Meeting Anniversary! You should definitely leave it on the list of “to celebrate”.

September 28, 2007 - 9:25 am

rachel - Congrats! I’m all misty eyed :o)

(And my spam word was wankel, which is very funny)

September 28, 2007 - 2:09 pm

Heather - Can I just say….you are such a HOT bride.


September 29, 2007 - 7:00 am

Dan - I remember what you were wearing too 🙂

5 busy years! I’m a lucky man.

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