It has been over 32 years since I met my husband! I am still in awe of the amazing husband, father, and partner he is every single day. 32 years ago, I was a 16-year-old high school junior with a crush on this guy that I now call my own. 32 years of love and almost 29 years of marriage under our belt and still going strong.
LITTLE TREES is a part of our true love story, so of course, I was more than excited to partner with them to bring you this sponsored post on how I met my husband. Every time I see a LITTLE TREES hanging in a car, I giggle a bit inside. It automatically brings back memories of how I met my husband 32 years ago.
How I Met My Husband
1985 still comes back to me like it was yesterday. Sometimes I forget what day of the week it is, but the day I met my husband is something I won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
It was a snowy January night. I will admit I don’t remember the exact day, but it was January of 1985. One of my dear friends from school had introduced me to her sister, who at the time was my husband’s sister-in-law. She also introduced also met her boyfriend who just happened to be very good friends with my husband. Sounds complicated, but it really wasn’t.
A group of us spent the evening talking, having snowball fights and just hanging out in the small town square. As the night went on, I could tell my husband was paying more attention to me, than the others in the group. Several snowballs were aimed in my direction a bit too frequently. As the night progressed my husband and I chatted about people we knew in common and random facts. It was then I found out he was five years older than me. Yikes! Old enough to vote, old enough to drink, had a full-time job and his own car. What more could a girl ask for, right?
None of those things scared me away. Being the oldest child in my family, I was mature and the age difference meant nothing to me. Maybe to my parents, but not to me! It kept getting later and later and my friend was in no hurry to leave. I needed to get home, curfews were still part of my high school life. My husband, Dan offered to give me a ride home and of course I accepted.
Looking back on it now, that may not have been the best decision of my life. Strange guy, strange car, maybe I wasn’t as mature as I thought I was. Regardless, I hopped right in, scooted across the bench seat to the middle and sat leg to leg with a guy I had only know for two hours.
The ride home in his 1973 Dodge Aspen Station Wagon was definitely a memorable one. The roads were snow-covered and maybe he was showing off a bit with the slipping and sliding. The heater was on full blast, the radio was playing Huey Lewis, the car was loud and a LITTLE TREES pine air freshener dangled from the rearview mirror. It’s funny how the smell of the LITTLE TREES air freshener always makes me think of that first car ride many years ago.
It was a short 10-minute ride to my house. We talked, we laughed and we sang along to the radio. When we got to my house, I started to say goodbye and ended up with a kiss, I didn’t expect. That was it. I was smitten. We are living proof that love, at first sight, is real and can last a lifetime!
How I Met My Husband
All of the small details of that first night I met my husband are still fresh in my mind. It’s funny how sights, sounds, and smells can evoke memories from your past in an instant. To this day my husband still has a LITTLE TREES air freshener in every vehicle we own. Each of us has our own scent preferences and thanks to LITTLE TREES I was able to test out a few new scents this month.
LITTLE TREES offers innovative automotive air fresheners that are long-lasting high-quality fragrances that are available in a variety of forms to fit your lifestyle.
Be sure to follow the directions on the back of each package. You only let the LITTLE TREES out a little bit at a time, so the scent can last up to 7 weeks. Also make sure they don’t touch any surfaces, they need to hang freely. In the car, I use a sticky damage-free hook and it works out just fine.
By far, Twisted Basil has become my new favorite scent. It’s so fresh and makes me think of warm summer days. When I open the car door and get my first whiff, it’s a memory flood all over again. Over the years LITTLE TREES has always had a way of reminding me of all the good times.
The Creamy Avocado LITTLE TREES hangs in my linen closet and the Heirloom Tomato LITTLE TREES hangs out in the trunk of my car. Because both have just the right amount of fresh herb scent to keep the area smelling great without a heavy perfume odor. All of these scents are perfect to use at home or on the road.
Did you know that LITTLE TREES is the original automotive air freshener and are now available in over 40 fragrances? They also come in X-tra strength which is perfect for a teenage boys car. Trust me, I know!
Memories are a great thing! I am hoping my husband and I have many more years of memory-making left to come.
Do you have any LITTLE TREES memories to share? I’d love to hear them in the comments or on social media.