"Noelle, where are your keys?"
"In my pocket."
That's why I love her.
We're snuggled in bed...Jason with the remote and me with the laptop and my Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream. I'm going to be honest...I love being married to Jason.
Now, with all of that out of the way, do you want to hear about my first kiss?
I remember talking with my sister about my future first kiss. "I'll be so nervous," I said. "I'll probably have to apologize for being so ... 12 ... in kissing years." She laughed at me and said, "You'll figure it out."
We were going out for our third date. Our first two dates had been good...really good...and I knew he liked me. I was hoping he would kiss me but I was hoping he wouldn't kiss me too. Oh the angst of new love.
We had gone for a hike (hiking has always been in my blood) and were nearing our destination. We stood on top of a rock and looked out at the view...which was lovely. My date pulled out a thermos of hot chocolate and we stood side by side drinking it. I remember thinking what a romantic setting we were in and again I had a mental debate: "I hope he kisses me. I hope he doesn't kiss me. I really want to kiss him. No, I really don't want to kiss him." And so it went until my date interrupted my thoughts.
"Can I ask you a question?"
"Sure," I replied.
"Can I kiss you?"
I looked at him for a minute and then timidly said yes. (Trust me, I thought I was going to die.)
As he leaned in to kiss me I repeated over and over again in my mind, "don't mess this up, don't mess this up."
I can't say there were fireworks with that first kiss...and to be honest, I've had much better kisses since then...but I'll always remember that moment. And I'll always be grateful to my date for being so gentle and respectful. When we pulled apart my date said, "You are a great kisser."
I think he was humoring me. In fact I'm sure he was humoring me. I was not a great kisser.
Sometime I'll have to ask him if at any point I got better at kissing.
Hold on. Pretend you're listening to elevator music for a second.
I just asked him. Jason still thinks I'm a great kisser. He says that's why he married me.