Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How it all began...

Not me, of course, but where I am in life right this very minute. Join me in my time machine as we travel back...

Nov. 18th, 2008-I had gotten out of a 3 1/2 year relationship at the end of October and was living life how I wanted to live it, for the first time. My roommate had gotten me really into the band Rise Against and they were playing at the Myth in the Twin Cities. Rise Against is a punk rock band. (You should listen to them sometime. I recommend the album "Siren Song of the Counter Culture.") Keagle was there with some other friends to meet my roommate. Now, I had met Keagle before, but only briefly. I had thought he was cute, but that was about it. I survived in the moshpit for one of the opening bands, Alkaline Trio, but when Rise Against came out, I thought I was going to die. I'm a small person. I'm about 5' 4" and have never weighed above 150, which I carry well, mind you! Everyone rushed the stage and I couldn't breath. I didn't have the arm strength to push against the person in front of me and I was beginning to panic. All of a sudden, Keagle was there. He asked if I needed to get out and when I managed to nod my head, he took my hand and plowed a path to the back. He is a big guy, like 6' 3" over 200 lbs. big guy. He bought me a water and we stood awkwardly because he didn't really know what to say and I am shy.

Dec. 31, 2008-I attended a New Years Eve party at Keagle's house, again with my college roommate. Throughout the night, we talked and as the party wound down, he was my New Years kiss.

Our first picture together at said New Years Eve party

Jan. 1, 2009-My roommate had to work and my car broke down, so I couldn't drive home. I text Keagle and we hung out at the mall until my roommate got off work.

Jan. 8, 2009-From the time we hung out until now, we were constantly chatting on Facebook and AIM. We made our relationship offical on this day.

Mid Jan. 2009-I'm a horrible person because I can't remember the day of our official "first date." But we went out to Osakas, a hibachi place, and then to a party at a friend's house. We got semi-dressed up and had a good time, even though we were still both a little shy. I refused to catch the shrimp in my mouth while Keagle showed off by catching multiple.

Us at the party on our first date. Yeah, this is the nicest picture I could find....

May 15, 2010-We moved in together in the Twin Cities. We live in a lovely suburb in a two bedroom townhouse that holds all of our belongings, for now. I do like to brag a little about it because I come from a small town that a lot of people get "stuck" in and I'm proud I didn't get stuck.

Dec. 24, 2010-Keagle proposed on Christmas Eve at my grandparent's house. We had finished opening presents when he said "Mikki, I have one last present for you" and he got down on one knee and proposed. My brother promptly changed his Facebook status to "My sister just got engaged!"


And, because everyone asks, here is a picture of the ring!
I love it!