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Our Story
Eric & I met in high school.  He was in marching band and I was in orchestra.  The two classes were located next to each other and were the last class of the day for both of us.  We flirted after class every day waiting for the bell to ring.  I got tickets to Van Halen in 1986 and called to invite him.  He accepted (after his mom's approval).  It was an awesome concert, which ended in our first kiss. :) 
We went to prom his Junior (my sophomore) year.  He picked me up in his grandpa's car and off we went.  Our first stop was his grandparents house so they could see us and take pictures.  But WOOPS, Cookie got a ticket on the way there!!  That didn't ruin our evening though.  We  still had a wonderful time!
We broke up in 1988, but our paths crossed again in 1994 at his birthday party that I was mistakenly invited to.  He just about dropped his beer when I walked in.  We started talking with Pete and it was like there was nobody else in the room.  He wasn't letting me go this time.  He started showing up on my door step every chance he got.  One night we put everything out on the table.  That was it.  NO question this time around.  We decided we'd get married and that was the end of it.  Aside from my taking the plunge into step-motherhood, my parents were THRILLED to have Eric as part of the family again.  Although, in reality, we all agreed, he always was.
We got married on October 21, 1995.  It was a beautiful crisp cool day.  I was a nervous wreck.  Luckily, I had many loved ones around me to keep me calm.  We tied the knot and took off to Gatlinburg for our honeymoon.  We had the BEST time.  You'd never seen a couple acting more like children in your lives.  We spent the majority of our time on top of the moutain playing video games, driving go-carts, and Alpine Sliding.  Then we took off for West Virginia where we went white water rafting.  The water was FREEZING, but we had a great time!  What a rush!! 
We have been happily married for nearly 12 years.  We have bonded through the birth of 2 children and the custody battle of 1.  Although we mostly have seperate interests, (he's a gearhead and I'm a musician) motorcycle riding is the passion we share.  We both are motorcycle endorsed riders and enjoy our bike trips together.