and the stuff movies are made out of:<br><br>Janet (the wife) and I both went to the same high school in Phoenix AZ. We lived about 4 streets away from each other, we were both heavily involved in sports and academic activities, etc.. but we never knew each other, because our graduating class had over 1,200 seniors.<br><br>Shorty after high school, she went to grad school and I moved to Nevada to pursue my career in advertising. 10 years later, I happened to be surfing the school website (I still kept in touch with a former graphic arts teacher who now runs the website) and noticed it was time for the 10 year reunion. So I sent my address, phone & e-mail to the person coordinating the event (Janet). She responded via e-mail, and we got to writing back & forth for a week or two. We then took the next logical step and started talking on the phone. Having no idea what she looked like anymore, or really what kind of person she was other than what she told me in emails and on the phone, I decided to make a trip to Phoenix to visit family, and meet Janet for dinner and drinks. That was a Friday night.<br><br>Now you have to understand that I knew I liked this girl from the start because I heard dogs barking in the background when we spoke on the phone - so we had at least one thing in common. The next day (Saturday) we met for lunch and talked some more. Sunday we said goodbye. Monday she called and said she would like to come visit me in Las Vegas. I said great, anytime you want. She came up on Thursday. That was it... Friday she drove back to Phoenix, boxed up her clothes and some personal items and hit the road again. On Saturday she was moving in to my house here in Vegas. We never really had a formal "date." It was a reall "jump off the deep end" for me. The first night was INCREDIBLY uncomfortable around 9 or 10 pm when we had to accept the fact that we hardly knew each other (never slept together - only one friendly kiss) and had to sleep in the same bed. That lasted for about a week. After the initial awkwardness wore off, we found that we were pretty much in love - and this was "IT."<br><br>It took me 3 years, but I finally asked her to marry me in 2000. The entire time we knew we would end up moving back to Phoenix so we could be closer to both our families. Janet works for a landscaping company and has been the company golden-child for a long time now. She was recently offered a position that, unlike the last 5 offers, was just too good to pass up. I really don't want to leave my job as a designer with an ad agency in Las Vegas. It's a fantastic company and is one of the top 100 in the US (top 40 in the southwest). But, I guess marriage is sometimes about sacrifice, and we might as well make the move now when at least one of us has a great offer on the table. Her company is paying for our move, making our house payment until it sells, and is supplementing her salary to cover the fact that I'm giving up my job. It really IS too hard to pass up.<br><br>So, I spent the weekend making the first of two trips with a U-Haul to Phoenix. We moved her down and she is staying with her mother until I get down there later this month. I got back tonight (sunday) and I miss her and the dogs already. Kind of strange for me, since I am the type of person who enjoys my own space, and time alone.<br><br><br><br>
it because it was so sweet. I have a friend who just passed away. She married her school friend and neighborhood pal and they were married 47 years. We all went thru school together from kindergarden to high school and were a close knit bunch.<br><br>I hope you and your wife have many sweet and happy years together.<br><br>I found your story on MC by searching for "we met".<br><br>Kate<br><br>
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