The first photo of us together
May 2003 - I went to watch a football game at Parramatta with a few friend of mine. One of the girls, Jackie, bumped into some fella she knew - who was with a big group of boys! Most of the boys in that group were under 18 - but there were 4 of them who were a few years old. Naturally, we were drawn to them!!!
We ended up hanging out with the older guys who said they could get us into a nearby by Pub. Cue underage drinking lecture. I was quite shy back then, but luckily Adam had drinks under his belt to get me talking. As we were approaching the pub he told me that if I held his hand we would look like a couple and they wouldnt ask me for ID. As a 17 year old - this was just swoon-worthy.
It was such a great night and we were all pretty smitten with the boys. Big, beefy & blokey - just the way we liked them!
The next few months we hung with the boys most weekends. Either at his place (where we now live!), some of their friends parties, or local pubs (again with the underage drinking). Me and girls even stole him a street sign of his last name one night!!! Adam & I always ended up sitting alone talking. There was just some connection/chemistry there. He was a bit shy, and I was even more so - so it took a while for him to kiss me.
Oct 2003 - Around the same time I turned 18, I found out he had a girlfriend (who were on the rocks). I wasn't annoyed - because we never said we were dating (we never even hung out one-on-one) and we only kissed that once, but a combindation of that and the fact that we could now go clubbing, and that the bloke Jackie was seeing (Adam's friend) wasn't really keen anymore - meant that we slowly stopped hanging out with them so much.
Aside from a few drunken phone calls to one another, we eventually lost contact.
Fast forward past 6 years of me kissing too many frogs
2009 - Fate came knocking... A friend rang me telling me she is certain this new guy she is dating knows Adam - apparently she had seen the mutual connections on Facebook.
- When I tell this part of the story I know it sounds ridiculous that even my friends still remembered him... but I am pretty sure I compared a lot of guys to him at the start there. As cliche as it sounds, he always one that one that never was -
I found Adam & his mates on Facebook and 'added' them. One of them invited us to a party on Melbourne Cup night. As soon as I heard the address I knew where it was!! We walked in and the first person I saw was a drunken Adam & his killer smiler (the kid has some seriously sexy dimples). No surprise we sat there together all night talking. He offered me to stay the night, but
And well the rest, as they say, is history
I am a huge believer in fate now. Adam says that he never knew how much I liked him back then. He wanted me to be his girlfriend but was too shy to ask. He always says that if we had've got our sh!t together back then we could've already been married with kids by now. But I wouldn't change how things went. I would never have married my first real boyfriend, and we both had enough time being stupid & single to be ready to settle down at the same time.