Mr. Serious and I go way back. Like all the way to high school back.
I’ll wait for the collective “awwwwww…..”
We started dating our junior year of high school. He asked me to go to one of his basketball games. I said I would go if he went with me to our church youth group meeting. We made a deal and that’s pretty much how it started. (My sister even made a reference to this at our wedding. She’s a good toaster that one!)
We even went to homecoming and prom our senior year. So cute. So young!
During all of that time, he played basketball and I supported him at his games. And, he supported my efforts at drill team! Our last year of school, the seniors did a dance with the boys. Of course, they never really wanted to do it, but always had a great time!
We made sure the choreography was extra cheesy, and they obliged. Even Mr. Basketball Player participated! And, came to all of the practices and dress rehearsal.
My mom recorded all of this. Practices, rehearsals and the final performance. Professional videographer she is not! But, the memories still lived on tapes! The problem? We had no way to watch them until now! I don’t think I ever saw the video over 15 years ago.
YesVideo sponsored this post. All thoughts are my own! And, I have three more videos sitting on my desk just waiting to send in!
My mom sent the tapes off to YesVideo, and very quickly, I received a link to view them online, share with family (yep, the mom and sister got a link immediately). Of course, I’ve told the hubby, but he hasn’t had the courage to take a look! But, it’s pretty cool that I have the video now online and DVD that I can show to our girls!
That’s us pretty much right in the middle of the screen!
Honestly, until I received the links to the videos, I had completely forgotten that dance happened. I guess that’s what happens when you get old!
I’m so very thankful that it’s now been preserved. I only wish we had sent it in sooner because the quality of the tape has definitely deteriorated! We sent in another one and it looks so much better…I just don’t feel like sharing pictures of pudgy pre-teen me in a swimsuit (thanks mom!)
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I felt compelled to relive our prom flower pinning moment.
Just 4 kids, a house, some cars, a couple jobs, new churches and friends later. We’re still here. And, seriously, if he could get me to dance with him everyday, he would!