Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How it All Began....
Today marks our 3rd wedding anniversary! Oh how we wish we were on Oahu eating our anniversary dinner at the Orchids restaurant at the Halekulani Hotel... The Coconut Haupia Cake (our wedding cake)...... Michael and I said we'd go there for a couple of hours in our dreams. LOL....

So here's a little story of how it all began...
On February 10, 2004, we officially met at Gate 22 at the Honolulu Airport. Michael insists that it was the airport and not the airplane... It was the jetwway actually. We were both flying back from HNL to SFO. Michael was on a business trip to see clients during ProBowl week and I was heading back after my telecommuting week. Michael had noticed me in the gate area and thought I was attractive and said to the people sitting next to him that he was surprised to see an attractive woman by herself on a flight from Hawaii to SFO. So as our rows were being called, Michael had pushed his way past a big woman with the tattoo "Thug Love" so that he could be behind me as we boarded the plane. He decided to strike up a conversation and asked me what I did and what brougth me to Hawaii. We chatted and then got into our assigned seats. It just so happened that he sat kiddy corner to my seat on the aisle one row back. He gave me his business card and then asked me for mine and I told him I didn't have any and he persisted by making me write my information on an extra card of his. I gave him only my name and my web address! I figured if he was resourceful he'd figure it out. He didn't like that. :) So we talked and Michael wanted to know if I was seeing someone so he asked if I lived with sisters or girlfriends. I told him, "I live with my dad." He laughed and retorted, "You live with your dad???" I looked at him with a mean look and said, "Is there any reason why I should still be talking to you?" and turned back. After about a couple of minutes and Michael thinking in his mind that I was like all the other SF pretentious women he had met before me, I turned around and gave him a smirk. For those of you who don't know Michael, he's got the East Coast sense of humor so he was attracted by my comeback...

I travelled a lot so I met a lot of people and usually you make small talk and then you go on your merry way. I was walking to the baggage claim when Michael came after me to ask me if I would go out with him. I told him I'd have to check my calendar. We went on a date the day before Valentine's Day. Anyway, on July 3rd, I was heading back to Hawaii for my telecommuting trip and Michael told me to come outside while we were waiting for baggage to arrive and he was so tongue-tied he just gave me the ring and asked, "Well are you going to say "yes"??? I told him, "Well are you going to ask me?" For those of you who don't know Michael, he is a talker (never at a loss for words) and for the first time even though he had planned out what he was going to say, he couldn't get it out!

Both of us were at a point in our lives where we hadn't met the right person and just decided to focus on our careers and if we never got married, so be it. Well, we found that right person in each other. Michael has been so supportive of my wanting to pursue DK Designs instead of going back to work in the high-tech field. Even though I would make a lot more money back doing marketing. But he believed in me and my dream and I love him so much for allowing me to follow my dreams. Today is no different than any other day for us, we both have to work, but we are happy that we are still together and continue to care, love and support one another in all that we do. It's hard to believe Aidan is already 3.5 years old now. He still gets excited that he was at our wedding. :)

6 comments:

Blossoms said...

Congratulations Diane! Have a nice life ahead...

The Flirty Girl said...

"Well are you going to ask me?"

OH SNAP that's classic! LOL

Congratulations to both of you What a cute story that perfectly matches what a cute couple and family you are.

Michael is very friendly and I can't imagine him at a loss for words. Plus there's those sandwiches. I can see why you thought he was a keeper.

hasmin said...

Happy Anniversary! such a cute story. :-)

DK Designs said...

Thank you everyone for your well wishes.... Michael feels guilty now that he didn't do anything for me (the Irish Catholic guilt)...

He says he'll have his family watch Aidan while he takes me to a nice dinner during our vacation...

He cooks, he cleans, he's the wife in the family... LOL!

Chiaki Mills said...

Thanks for sharing your cute story. It was literally love at first sight.

DK Designs said...

LOL Chiaki! Well, for Michael it was.. Ha ha! :) It really was. We really connected on so many levels. He's my soulmate even though we're so very different.

I hope all is well with you and Chad. We're actually going to be in LBI, NJ at the end of August. Yea! Beach time and vegging out!