Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy {meeting} Anniversary!

My husband and I celebrate the day we met as much or more than our wedding anniversary. Perhaps because of the way we ended up meeting, it seems like a day to remember!


After reading an article featuring my fashion business in the Chicago Tribune, he decided he wanted to meet me. Strangely, when the editor had called to tell me which Sunday the article would be published, my thought was: "Hum, some guy is going to read it and write me. That should be interesting."

Some guy indeed did, and here we are 16 years later. 
Sometimes it pays to listen to your instincts...and then go out on a limb. 

45 comments :

  1. Happy Meeting "annivesary"! How cool is that? And I thought it was only in the movies!

    You guys look so cute in this picture!

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  2. What a sweet story. You make an adorable couple!

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  3. What a sweet story. You make an adorable couple!

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  4. This is such a great story - It goes to show you how important it is to take a chance. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

    Way To Go!

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  5. Isn't amazing how faith will lead you to your destiny.

    Happy Anniversary more happiness and lovely years to both of you!

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  6. awww..how very sweet..there' a name for this..think it's called providence!! a very happy anniversary to both of you!! xx meenal

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  7. I love how the Universe just lines up to put people together! Great story, and from what I can tell, a great relationship too! Congrats you guys!

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  8. Were you nervous about meeting a some guy that read about you & wanted to meet you? He could have been Stranger Danger.

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  9. Happy happy, what a great meeting story! Hope you share it often with your kids, especially the listening to your instincts part. Having spent time in Chicago, you may appreciate that my hubby and I met at the Berghoff. Just before it closed several years ago, we took our kids there so they could see the place and enjoy a good German meal!
    Cathy

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  10. Happy Meetingversary! Love is always such a leap of faith! Have a fun day!

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  11. Happy "Meeting" Anniversary, Janell. Both of you look so sweet together.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  12. So romantic! I love hearing couple's stories of how they met. Congratulations!

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  13. Great story. Happy "meeting" anniversary.

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  14. How sweet!! I love this....so wonderful to see after all these years you still want to celebrate the day you met..thats whats so neat!! LOVE IT! Congratulations to you both!

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  15. congratulations on you "meeting" anniversary...I'm so happy for you..
    and what amazing intuition you have... and what a fabulous guy you found.. :)
    I wish you many more happy anniversaries...
    maureen

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  16. Mary, of course I was nervous, and if I hadn't been my Mom's nervousness would have been enough for two!! "Bring a friend, meet at a public place in the day!!" Then on the way I'm thinking, okay, what kind of guy does this, he may be nice, but really...don't get your hopes up!!

    Janell

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  17. Love this!!!!...'Sometimes it pays to listen to your instincts...and then go out on a limb'.

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  18. So glad you shared this story & congratulations to you both on following your heart. The picture is adorable.

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  19. Thats a wonderful story! Happy Meeting Anniversary!

    Cheers to Love

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  20. Happy Anniversary! What a great story!!! :)

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  21. That is so sweet! How lucky you are to have such a story!

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  22. Oh, that's fantastic. Such a great story. You two make such a wonderful team. Happy Day You Met!

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  23. What a great story! Happy meeting anniversary!

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  24. Fantastic story. Happy "anniversary"!

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  25. awwww. i love the hearing the beginning of a great story. lucky for you...your story keeps unfolding and getting better and better!

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  26. No way! 5-11 is our date-iversary too! We celebrate the day we started dating. We were high school sweet hearts, so we had already known eachother for a while before we got together. 11 years today for us! Congrats to you & your hubby!

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  27. Oh, I love stories like this! You guys are adorable.

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  28. That's awesome. Happy meeting anniversary!

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  29. Happy "Meeting" Anniversary, Janell! What a lovely photo and a sweet story. You two are a beautiful couple. I did just that with my now husband...went out on a limb and followed my instincts. Have a special celebration day with your hubby, Janell.

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  30. I would say this is definitely a day to remember and celebrate. I love this story and they lived happily ever after.......!! Kathysue

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  31. awww what a lovely story, and you two are so cute!

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  32. oh what an adorable story! You two look so cute in that pic! We celebrate our meeting anniversary too from back in high school and this year will be 27 years (gasp!) I just love a romantic story like that! congrats to you xo

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  33. awwww! That is wonderful!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  34. What a great story. Clearly you've always been a person who was willing to do something different and take risks!

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  35. What a great story! So sweet - thanks for sharing!

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  36. That picture is awesome, Janell!!! Happy meeting anniversary!

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  37. Ha! that is a cute story.
    it's what they say...
    The stuff only Headlines are made of...no, that's fairtales. Yours is headline news!

    so sweet.

    Pat

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  38. What a fun story. Congratulations on 16 years! That's awesome. Thanks again for the shout out today. I tried posting on your facebook page and I don't know what was wrong but it wasn't showing up. If it already posted, here's a double thank you. :) Hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

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  39. I can tell this chandy is going to be so gorgeous, I absolutely love what you're doing, and that little floral detail absolutely makes this a one of a kind. Can't wait to see it installed!

    xo
    Kate

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  40. I totally missed this post. You all are too cute :) Hope the same thing doesn't happen to me, though, when my HOF article comes out this fall. My husband wouldn't like it. Ha! :)

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