Wednesday, February 07, 2007

And the Answer Is.....

3 MONTHS!!!! Yes, to all of you who voted 3 months - you were right!! NOW - I must explain.......We actually knew each other pretty well - we had been friends in a large group since the beginning of the school year - AND we were 21 and 22 yrs. old (see age has some bearing there too, right?!?!?!) We went on our first "official" date on Nov. 11 (I didn't know this but Joe was looking for rings over Christmas break already - yikes!!!) and he proposed on Feb. 11. So there you have it - 3 months - but then we didn't get married until that following December - so we were engaged quite a long time too!!! Now you know how the Bilby's began......I think the rest of you should share.......oh yes, but we need a poll first!!!

13 comments:

gretchen said...

Love those acid wash jeans, Joe! :)What a great idea, Becky!

redmaryjanes said...

My husband and I were married within 6 months. I knew at our first date that I was going to marry him. I was at perfect peace and I have never looked back! When it's right, you just know.

Steffie B. said...

Screaming the 80's once again! Boy do those pictures take me back. 3 months, huh? Wow.....I'll just leave it at that! LOL

Mr.Brian said...

Hey when it's right it's right. No need to explain.
Joe knew he had found the"perfect"
women and better grab her.
I know I am glad you to met so I can be blessed with your frienship.You are great people.

Beckyb said...

I know Gretchen - acid wash, leather bomber jacket - he was stylin' - see why I had to have him!??!?!?!? :)

Anonymous said...

Rick and I knew each other in our singles group for about a year before we decided we really wanted to get married, planned the date, oh and then had our first "official" date. Yes, we planned our wedding before our first date. And almost 13 years later, we still laugh about it. Incidentally, I was 31 and Rick was 37 when we got married.

Teresa

nikki said...

You know, I voted 6 months, but deep down I knew it was only 3 -- you kids are just crazy like that!

Doesn't take long to figure out you two belong together!
What a beautiful couple you are...

The Shocks said...

Greg and I dated for 2 months before we got engaged. It was 6 months later that we got married.

Beckyb said...

Whew - some of you were faster than we were - ok, I feel better already!!!! :)

Sandra said...

Flashback to the 80's. I love it!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Ok, this is not something that should be broadcast on the WWW but Jakey and I met and moved in together 3 days later. That was twenty years ago this July. It sounds so sordid like this but this is the Cliff Notes version.

Val said...

We had the good sense (LOL) to wait a year before getting married, but ahem, we were yuuu-ung. :o) 19 & 21. We were both goners when we met, and we never dated "just to date" but rather discussed "when" we'd get married. It sounds less romantic than it actually was. ;o) I guess we did the courtship thing without knowing we were doing it. We celebrate our 15th anniversary next month. :o) I hope my kids have the same experience...but when they're, say, 35.

Val said...

And LOL! on the clothes/hair. DH had the same (oh-so-hot) hair. mmm-mmm. And the jeans.

What the 80's lacked in style they made up for in music. :o) Debbie Gibson, Belinda Carlisle, Gina G, the Cranberries...thanks for the walk down memory lane.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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