Thursday, December 13, 2012

AIM Love

First of all, I have to give COMPLETE credit for the idea of this post to my girl Sami over at Sami's Shananigans and her post.  I started reading it and immediately though, OMG I have to blog about this!

I love the holiday season for many reasons.  The lights, the decorations, spending time with my family, Christmas music.  Other than summer and 4th of July, it is my favorite time of year.  Almost two years ago, I got to add one more reason to love Christmas to the list. December 24, 2010.  Christmas Eve Day.  My adorable hubby (then boyfriend) popped THE question.


Six months later, we got married.  You can see wedding photos here and here.  (This just made me realized I started posting wedding photos and never finished.  Whoops.)



I owe my wedding day to AIM.  Yes, you heard me right. AOL Instant Messenger.  And I'm only partially joking.  Because OBVIOUSLY I owe my wedding day to a lot more than AIM, but back in the day before cell phones, Skype, Facetime, etc. AIM was da bomb digity. Yo.  It was a great way to keep in touch with a cute lil 14 year old who lived on the other side of the country from me.





For those of you who don't know, a quick re-cap.  The hubby and I met because our families have lake homes on the same chain in Wisconsin.  We've known each other since we were kids.  But we lived on opposite sides of the country (I grew up in Miami, FL he grew up in Illinois).  We only saw each other in the summer time.  Thanks to AIM, we were able to keep in touch throughout the rest of the year and post silly away messages at each other.




With technology struggles like this it is amazing we ever made it to talking down the aisle!


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So after years and years and years of AIMing, texting, MySpacing, Facebooking and Gmail chatting, we finally lived in the same place and well....the rest is history.  Thank you AIM for making my marriage possible.  I owe you one. 

8 comments:

  1. OMG AIM...those were the days! How funny!

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  2. AIM was all we had back in the day in high school and college. Before Facebook or any of those sites. Man I'm old!

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    1. I know right! Facebook came out just as I was graduating college. My how things have changed!

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  3. Love it sister! Sadly my relationship did not end in marriage. Boo hoo

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    1. Eh. Probably not meant to be! Thanks for the inspiration and letting me share my AIM love story!

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  4. that's so cool! i actually started talking to my husband (i know from school/work but was too nervous to talk to him) through icq. just as old as aiming! :)

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