Wednesday was our nine year anniversary! Jim and I have actually been together in one form or another for over 22 years. I first met him when he came over to photograph myself and the ex for some family Christmas portraits almost 30 years ago (my mom still has one). I was fairly happily married at the time, but remember thinking "Wow... if I wasn't taken, I'd be after that guy for sure!!" Well.... the marriage went south eventually, but our paths did not cross for a couple more years after that. We ran into each other one evening while I was out with a girlfriend, and over the next few days, a couple of mutual friends called to see if I was available. Apparently Jim had checked around first before giving me a call. One of the best parts of our relationship is my absorption into an instant family with two children. They are lovely adults now, and we now have two grandchildren from Jim's son Erin. We spent part of our anniversary hiking with our MOST AWESOME grandson Graham.
We spent the evening, alone, at our favorite restaurant. It was a very nice anniversary indeed..........