10 years ago on Memorial Day Weekend, a girlfriend of mine convinced me (against my better judgement) to leave the confines of my barracks room in sleepy San Angelo, TX for a couple days of fun in Dallas with two USMC friends of hers. Three years and a couple months later, I married one of those Devil Dogs and we are currently living happily ever after. :)
This is our first photo together, taken that same weekend. A man with a Polaroid camera canvassing the bar trying to make a few bucks snapped it between rounds of pool. No, I don't believe I was old enough to be in a bar. Yes, my skirt is too short. God's grace (in abundance) is made clear to me looking at this 10 year old picture.