Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Five Years Ago Today...

I was getting dressed (as a Cuban tree frog) and cooking up a pot of Brazilian Black Bean Stew for my first date with Karl! He came over for dinner- he even brought flowers!- and we went to my friend Molly's Cuban-themed birthday party. I can't believe it's been five years. It seems like yesterday I was answering the door at my little apartment, wondering what this guy would be like. Turns out he's pretty great, for a lot of reasons. For example:
He thinks up the cutest surprises.

He didn't complain at all when our entire apartment was taken over by Newbery books.

He's a world-class shoveler.

He loves his family (that's his grandma Jeanette at an outdoor fish fry).

He likes my friends. Or at least he pretends to!

He's a great cook... especially over the campfire.

He puts up with my ridiculous hobbies (like making mattresses for Fisher Price Little People).

He picks berries with me in the fall.

He makes garage sale signs for me, even when he would rather be sleeping.

He appreciates my knitting projects.

I'm so glad we met!


jmb said...

Congrats! What a wonderful couple you both make.

Kate said...


Laura said...

I love this post! And the cookie delivery. and I'm kind of laughing inside about the sanitation department brining your cookies.