2 Years And Counting

Today is January 22nd, 2012 and it marks the two-year anniversary of my marriage to Karen.  I was very fortunate to have found Karen when I did.  I was luckier when she said yes when I asked her to marry me.  And I am even luckier than that because she has stuck with me through all of my crazy ideas and thoughts for the past two years.

There are so many highlights to our marriage but I think the one that stands out the most was the day I asked her to marry me.  Here is the story:

It was November 8, 2009 when I left the house to watch a New York Giants football game with a friend at a local watering hole.  We watched a full day of football and when the Giants finally played the San Diego Chargers I was ready for a win.  It was a typical Giants season in which they won the first 5 games of the season and then lost three in a row and this was a big game.

As the game unfolded the Giants were winning and then late in the 4th Quarter Phillip Rivers threw a late touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson and the Chargers won 21-20.  Before the extra point was kicked I left and went home.  I was furious as the Giants lost their 4th in a row.  When I got home I was hungry and mad and there was Karen sitting on the couch working with The Green Mile on the TV.

I sat down next to her in a quiet stupor and finally looked over at her and said so romantically: ‘So you want to do this?’  Her response was ‘do what?’ and I said ‘you know get married.’  It was right at that time that Michael Clark Duncan was holding the mouse and started yelling and crying (foreshadowing of the pending marriage?)  Karen’s response was ‘Yes’ and then went back to work and I got up off the couch and got something to eat.

Thus a marriage was born.

Today to celebrate two years of marriage we will be doing what most married couples do:

  • Run 10 miles
  • Go to brunch
  • Take a nap
  • Watch the Giants play the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game
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  1. what a fun story! really. no hype, no drama, just a hail mary pass for the win.
    glad to have met both of you online…..


  2. Congratulations on two years! Your photos show that the two of you really care about each other! Enjoy the day and entering into your 3rd year of marriage!
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  3. Jen says:

    Congratulations to you both! What a great two years!

    Good luck to Big Blue today too!
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  4. Mike Ransick says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love the anti-climatic proposal. I guess you both new it wasn’t really a question, just a matter of when.

  5. Tonia says:

    That is awesome. I’m all about low key proposals.

    When J proposed to me, I had just gone on a 30 minute rant about how we were wasting time, how there was no point in waiting, and how everyone was getting married but me. I was being a total brat. Little did I know that my engagement ring was at the bottom of my Easter basket which was sitting in front of me during my entire rant. Boy, did I feel stupid. But it was still perfect.

    Happy Anniversary!
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  6. Happy Anniversary & Congrats!!

    It is so awesome that you have found someone so supportive and with like minded goals. Enjoy your fabulous day together!
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  7. Christina says:

    Happy anniversary. I hope you have a few more romantic bones in your body than that proposal would indicate. Do you guys do gifts and/or cards for anniversaries?

    Bill and I dated all through college and I pretty much knew that we would eventually marry right away (early freshman year). As we got towards the end of junior year, I set the wedding date without actually having been asked and just let him know I expected a ring in the not too distant future. He did manage to surprise me (on the anniversary of the night we met) with dinner, flowers, and a proposal at the location where we first spoke, danced, etc. Over 20 years together (16.5 married) and two great kids later, we’re still pretty freakin’ happy with each other. I hope you have many more happy years together.
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    • Karen says:

      LOL – There is ALOT of romance in this home.. We actually bought a house together and moved in and already had decided we would get married – I just told him he needed to ask me when it was time..I was not wanting a big ring, flowers etc.. none of that was important. I was just wanting to spend the rest of my life with my soul mate. And yes – we do exchange cards, and spent the BEST time running together and then eating breakfast together made my day. Its the simple things that make me happy and besides my son – Jason is the best gift that I have ever received.

  8. Jeff Irvin says:

    Happy Anniversary guys!

    And good luck to the Giants as a Super Bowl with either Alex Smith or Joe Flacco doesn’t seem right!
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  9. So, do you want to do this??? Most romantic proposal I’ve ever heard. I hope on my 50th wedding anniversary Ken will put that slogan on a sign and pull it behind a plane. Hilarious. You guys seem like such a good match. Congrats on 2 years!
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  10. Congratulations on 2 years! Here’s to many, many more for you both.
    That proposal was about as romantic as my parents–

    at the movies-a WWII movie to boot (not romantic) and it was the SECOND date:

    My Dad- so, what do you think of marriage?
    My Mom- in general or to you?
    My Dad- to me!
    My Mom- sure!

    10 days later they were married, back then you actually had to wait for a blood test.
    almost 40 years later and they are still in love <3
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  11. Kristin says:

    How very cute are all those pics! congrats and to many more!! :)

  12. Kim says:

    Happy anniversary!!

  13. Matthew Beal says:

    Happy anniversary!!!!! Where’s the WPS on your to do list today?
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  14. Colleen says:

    Happy anniversary you love birds!!! ;)

  15. Kevin says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Hopefully the Giants pull out a win for you two!
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  16. Caroline says:

    happy anniversary!
    here’s to many more!!!
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  17. Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many many more.
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  18. Morgan says:

    Love it! Happy Anniversary you two! I surely hope someday we all meet and go on a double date!
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  19. katie says:

    happy anniversary!
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  20. lindsay says:

    sounds like a great anniversary celebration to me!! happy anniversary!! i guess i hope you both can keep on “doing this”. lol
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