We went on our first official date July 2003 and he was late picking me up because we were at Toby's until 5:00am. When he finally arrived, after changing out of what I was going to wear because I was disgusted he was so late, we went to El Chico's where it was once again awkward, went to the movies to see Pirates of The Carribean. I thought it was funny the whole movie because it wasn't two weeks prior to that I went on another date and saw that movie already. I just played dumb. Dating is the worst. Nobody enjoys feeling awkward and trying to get to know somebody. My main critera were they had to be a Christian, make me laugh, like sports, and drink beer. If you didn't fulfill those you were out! I like to have fun and laugh.
I don't think it was even two weeks after we were 'talking' Jerry told me he loved me and that he was going to marry me. I was a little shocked. He would wait for me to get off work and be sitting in the parking lot. He had become the stalker now.
Well, September 20, 2003 rolls around and I get off work and go into Jerry's house and he is waiting there in his wrinkled plaid shirt, wrinkled jeans, and in desperate need of a hair cut got down on one knee and proposed to me. Exactly 6 months later, March 20, 2004 we got married.
We stayed in Wichita Falls for a short time after the wedding and me graduating. We got Jake, our chocolate lab who several years later became a very good dog. We then bought our first house in Granbury, which was a real fixer upper. I didn't mind the work because I loved the floorplan and the price of the house. I actually loved being overwhelmed with all the remodeling and enjoyed being close to Jerry's family. Jerry and I pulled out all the carpet and tiled the entire house. I single handedly grouted/sealed the tile in that whole house and painted all the rooms. It was very rewarding. We lived right by the lake and would put Jake in the back of the truck and let him go play in it. The bad part of all this is that we both were working in Fort Worth, spending a ton on gas, and 10 hours a week in our vehicle . So, we sold our house and started building a house in Fort Worth.