September 24, 2015

Our First Date Recreated

Last night, Justin and I did something really special. We recreated our first date that happened more than 10 years ago.

In May 2005, we went to a Twins Game at the Metrodome and walked by the Mississippi River after the game laughing and talking. We didn't call it a date, but it was a perfect introduction to the greatest partnership. You can read more about that night by reading this post about a bet Justin made with me that night.

Sitting in Citi Field last night, it was crazy thinking about how life has changed over the last 10 years.  We aren't in Minnesota anymore. Instead of a walk by the Mississippi, we took our dogs on a late night walk along the Hudson River. We ate veggie dogs instead of regular hot dogs (thank you Citi Field for having some veggie options.) We drank beer. We could see the Long Island Medium sitting in the next section over (you're welcome for the photo mom.) We could afford seats that weren't on the very top level.

Even with all the differences, there are similarities too. We are still Twins fans above all other team, but the Mets are our #2. We are still on a mission to see all the ball parks in this country. We are still competing in our sports knowledge - and happen to play each other this week in fantasy. Things still feel new and exciting, although so comfortable at the same time. We still have a damn good time, even if our team loses.

We didn't really celebrate our anniversary this year because we were so busy in Minnesota. But I realized sitting next to my husband at the baseball game last night, that every time we recreate our first date, we are celebrating. And lucky for us, we get to do that multiple times each year.  It's crazy that a night at a baseball game can give me such a unique overview of the last 10 years... and give me an excuse to be so cheesy. Now, let's see if we can get some playoff action in this year.

What's your simple celebration? What helps you bring back memories?


  1. I love this post Steph! I don't think it's really cheesy at all, but love that a baseball game can bring back so many memories from such an important milestone when you were first starting out your relationship.

  2. Awww, this is so sweet! Tim and I like to return to the aquarium where he proposed and stand in the same spot. :)

  3. Love this!! So much insight, too :) Makes me want to recreate Jared and I's first date that was not really a date haha

  4. Aww, that's really cool. A good way to remember your beginnings while celebrating how far you've come. :)


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