happily ever after

Three long years ago, Brad took me out on our very first date. He made such an impression, making it such a special day for me, and treating me so well; the rest is history! And apparently I made enough of an impression on him that he kept asking me out, we dated, got engaged, and married, all within six months! We were both those type of people who turned our noses up at the idea of getting married so fast. But we were humbled and it all worked out for the better!

We were FHE bro. and sis.; Brad was the FHE dad, so technically you could call it a daddy-daughter date! I guess he thought I was pretty cute, and mysterious, and he wanted to get to know me better. So he made plans to treat me on my birthday. We went to Johnny Carino's (my favorite) and went to a movie (Master & Commander) - the perfect date. We didn't need the other couple there after all, because we talked the whole night. Not only did he open the doors for me, but he pulled out my chair at dinner, and stood when I left for the ladies' room! But when I told him what I wanted for Christmas (A Book: "Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition"), he didn't look at me funny, like I had just crawled out of the ocean, all covered it barnacles and sea-weed; instead, he knew of it and said his Mom had it in her cupboard, all dog-eared!!! I was sold. As for Brad, he was smitten, actually enjoying a conversation with a girl for once... that, and I was one hot mama!

To this day, he still tells me, every day, how beautiful I am. And he means it - I can see it in his blue eyes, and he's a terrible liar! Now who out there can tell me that I am not the luckiest girl? I love you Brad! And we continue to have my birthday dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant. A perfect cuisine and a perfect husband. What more could a woman ask for? Just look at how handsome he is! I consider Brad my best birthday present ever!


  1. Anonymous5:39 PM

    You two are so precious together. You are a lucky girl to have a husband that loves you as much as Brad does. Happy birthday and anniversary to you both!

  2. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Happy Birthday Beth! Not only are you lucky to have Brad...but he is super lucky to have you! Thanks for being so great!

  3. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Beth, you're sweet.


You're currently in the process of making my day. So thanks for that! *B