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Friday, May 2, 2014

April 21 ----VERY IMPORTANT DATE for George and Me

April 21, 2014
APRIL 21 is an important day for George and me.   It was on April 21, 2001  when I got my first KISS from George.  We started dating on March 29, and our love grew very fast... On April 21 that year,  he took me to FALL CREEK FALLS STATE PARK.  This is where that first kiss happened, and it is also where our mutual love of waterfalls began.  Fall Creek Falls has several waterfalls --and we like to visit them all several times a year.  This is also the place where we told each other that we loved each other on that same day...  SO-----we have revisited this special place EVERY year on this date...

I found photos of us from several years ---but don't seem to have anything (that we can find) from about 2003-2005..... Not sure where our pictures from those years have gone --but that was before blogging --and many of the photos are somewhere on an old digital disk maybe....?????   BUT--today,  I'll share with you what we do have...

April 21, 2001

April 21, 2002

Betsy on April 21, 2006 (No photos taken together that year--raining hard)

George on April 21, 2006 (raining like CRAZY)

April 21, 2007

April 21, 2008

April 21, 2009

Another photo on April 21, 2009

April 21, 2010

April 21, 2011 (the month I started my big diet--lost about 100 pounds between 2011-12, as you can tell from the next photo!!!)

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2013

April 21, 2014
Well---that's US through the years!!!!!  George has stayed about the same all through the years --but my poor weight has fluctuated my entire adult life.... FINALLY though,  I have learned (although it still takes discipline and WORK) to keep that weight under control.  After I started maintenance in August of 2012, I have maintained that weight (or even been less than when I began maintenance) since then --for these past 20 months.  HOORAY for ME.  That is a HUGE accomplishment.  I hope I can still say this after 20 more months --and on and on....

I will admit though that the excess weight ---and fluctuation ---did take a toll on my poor body causing some health problems which I am always dealing with.  My advice to a young adult:  Get control of your weight while you are young and do NOT go through life letting it control you!!!!!

Regardless,  April 21st is a special day for George and me.. We love to celebrate --and have LOTS of firsts which we celebrate --including our Monthaversaries!!!!  We just say that we have LOTS of years to catch up on!!!!! ha

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  AND---if interested,  you can see any or all of the blog posts I have done about this special day... Just click HERE to scroll through them....

Can't believe it's MAY now!!!!  April just flew by!  BUT---I do have new quotes on my sidebar for this month ---so please take time to read them... These quotes probably speak to most of us --in one way or another!!!!!