Nine Years Ago, Today...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Darlings, do you believe in destiny? Balazs and I were just talking about it this morning that exactly nine years ago today, I packed up my two suitcases and moved countries to live with Balazs after about a year of long distance dating. It was a sunny Saturday morning and I remember feeling really excited, nervous and a bit crazy for moving to a place where I didn't even speak the language.

Since then Balazs and I moved three times and got two adorable dogs. My sweets, how about you? Are you married, single or engaged? Maybe dating someone special? Or is it complicated? xo

(Photos: 1st-me 3 years old, 2nd-Balazs 3 years old, 3rd-me 5 years old, 4th-Balazs 7 years old)

83 comments:

Stacey said...

Oh, the pics are so adorable! Congrats to you and Balazs on going strong for so long! XX

Happy in red said...

Cute pics! I adore stories like yours. I met my crazy man almost 4 years ago. He lived just a 5 minute bike ride away ;-) We moved in 2 years ago when we bought a fantastic appartment, I do realise what a lucky b*tch I am!!! Feel blesses every day!

magdalena viktoria said...

This is such a sweet story--it really made me smile.

I love it when it works out for a couple.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Cheers to you both~*
Love all the wonderful old photos, Diana!

xo*

Sara said...

Here is to nine happy years and many more! I wonder where you were from (santa white a brown beard? :)) and where you are writing from now.
My partner currently lives and works in his home country (turkey); I am from another country and my kids are born American. It is tough when he is gone and it is though when he is here. haha.

Galit said...

That is a wonderful post Diana!
I don't even know where you live, I assume it is in the US?
Such beautiful love story you have!

We are married 4 years exactly yesterday! and our daughter - Mili is turning 3 in May. Living happily Down Under :)

Lady Grey said...

sooo sweet! Isn't it crazy how life can change so much over so little time!
xo

Kristina said...

loving this personal story about you and balazs! happy 9th anniversary! i am also together with my boyfriend for 9 years now, and we moved couple of times within germany, twice to singapore and now switzerland :)
would love to know where you are originally from?
xox

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say that I believe in destiny but I do love stories like yours :) So I am going to give you mine aswell.

Seven years ago I spoke to an old friend about seeing eachother again after 2 years. She lived 60 km away so I had to take the train. This was supposed to happened a saturday but for some reason we decided to see eachother on friday instead. Since I am used to commute I NEVER ever miss a train. But this time I missed my train and I had to wait another hour for the next to arrive. After arriving to her hometown something got in the way and she couldn't pick me up at the trainstation so she sent her boyfriend. Me and her boyfriend decided to stop by the gasstation before going back to their house.

In the mean time my husband (to be) had worked late. He should have quit work at 16 but didnt drive home until 20.00 Arriving home he realised that he had forgot the keys at work(!) and so he drove back to get them. When returning back he was tired and decided to stop by the gas station to get something to eat. It turned out that my husband and my friends boyfriend knew eachother since they had worked together. And so there we were on that friday at exactly 21.06 outside the gas station saying hello for the first time. Later that evening we eneded up at the same party and after that we were inseparable. We spent the whole weekend together :) 6 months later we moved in togheter. /L

Cara said...

This post is ADORBS!!!! Love it! Kevin and I have been together for 7 years and I feel like it was yesterday that we met...time FLIES!

The Favour Shoppe said...

Such a great love story!
My hubby and I have know each other for 12 years and married for almost 8 years :D

Brittany H. said...

Aww, Diana, I am loving this post. The whole story sounds exciting and romantic. What country was it that you first moved to?

I met Austin in Houston. We became best friends from day one and never looked back!

Have a wonderful day!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

wow how fantastic!! where did you first move?
i am happily engaged :) :) and living with h... we hope to move in a few years to a warmer city. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

cailen ascher said...

What a romantic love story!

We're in the midst of planning our wedding for this November!

Have a wonderful day!

Courtney Erin said...

Love this - such a sweet and romantic story! I was dating my helpmeet for five years (and we'd been living together for 3) when I found out I was accepted into grad school in another country. We talked about it for weeks and, rather than doing long distance, we decided to get married so he could come and live with me...that was five years and we're never looked back!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Monica from Hola!design said...

wow 9 years together! I love stories like this...
I'm single but looking...
the pictures are super cute!

Lisa Griffin said...

wow these are really sweet photos, i'm getting ready to move in with someone special and am so nervous, thrilled, excited!
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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A delicious and romantic story. I( wish you many more blissful years together. XX

Bestie said...

how fantastic are these old photos!!! love them. and what a romantic, sweet story. thx for sharing!

i have been married for 7 yrs but dated my husband 10yrs prior to that. after one cancelled wedding, one move to ny (by me), one move back to chicago, one move to philly (by him), and another move back, we are happily married with two loves for children. it all works out...it all works out...

amy b.s. said...

great photos and what a great adventure.

i am happy to say that i am happily married and after almost 8 years of being together (almost 3 years of marriage) i know i made the right choice.

Sandy a la Mode said...

fantastic photo! been married for almost 2 years! :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

love the pictures!! coming up on my one year wedding anniversary :)

aj said...

Aww how sweet! Your photos are so cute!

I am a happy newlywed after just under 5 years of dating. I moved across the country (much to some friends' judgement) after college with him, and it was literally, the best decision I have ever made.

<3
aj

Jess said...

Awwww you guys are too cute! I've been married for about two years, but I was actually just thinking about how my husband and I have now been together for almost 7 years! It's kind of hard for me to believe! Almost a fourth of our lives!

xo

Stephanie said...

Those pictures are so sweet!!

In 2 days I'll be celebrating 5 years of marriage! We've known each other since fall of 1995 (when he transferred to my school in the 7th grade) and went on our first date in August of 1998, when we were about to start our sophomore year of high school. Crazy. :-)

Googlover/keishua said...

congrats, such sweet pictures. I am so happy for you.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You two look adorable and congrats on this milestone!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Stefany said...

This is so cute! Congratulations! I've been happily dating my boyfriend for almost 4 years now and I couldn't be any happier so I love hearing about other happy couples. :)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Very sweet Diana - congrats! J and I were high school sweeties, then went our separate ways for 10 years and found each other again in our 30's...getting married in September!

XO
Lenore

Zondra Art said...

Great and romantic story!
Happy Easter dear Diane:)

{whenpenmeetspaper} said...

That's bravery! To move to where you don't even speak the language. Respect!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..thank you!!! You all are so sweet:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous, what a great story! I loved reading it and Lenore, that is so exciting! Congrats!

Sara Szatmary said...

Such adorable photos!

I do believe in fate, to an extent. I believe that you get presented with opportunities that could change your life and it's up to you to seize those opportunities. I am so glad your seized yours with Balazs!

Nikki said...

I think that's amazing! I wish I had the guts. You guys are adorable. Congrats on making it this far and more photos of your pups please!

Mrs. Parker said...

What great photos! :)
4yrs ago on the 24th hubby & I got together finally - and it's been the best 4 years of my life thus far! :)
xo anna

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

this is super sweet. i love it :)

Eliza Jane said...

Oh my god. I so need to pick your brain! I haven't blogged about this yet, but the real reason I'm moving to Australia is to be with someone! One of my best guy friends is from there, and we've been friends for 8 years. But this past month we realized we love each other like nothing else, and we have to be together! He says he's loved me since the day he met me, when we were both in Scotland on working holiday visas. And we've decided this is it. And he can't leave Oz because he's finishing up his masters degree, so I'm going over there. But it'll be 9 months before I can go and see him again. And although I'm nervous and excited, sometimes I get so overwhelmed at the sheer notion that I'm going 9 months in a long distance something, after only a month of spending time together as a couple! Even though we skype, because of the time difference, it's always on his lunch and it's never for long, and it doesn't really take the place of actually being with him. To be honest, I've been freaking out a lot. Even though it'll be worth it in the long run, right now it's so insanely tough and lonely and it's only been a month since I've seen him!

coolkids said...

so sweet! Love the pictures. I am married.:)

Tanvi said...

Here's to love and happiness and strong relationships! :) Congrats, Dear Diana :)

♡ from © tanvii.com

Laura said...

Aww you and the hubby are SO cute!! And you are so brave for having made that initial move.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I've been married just about 20 years (this Sept) and we joke that he stalked me. I guess I walked into The Vogue (nightclub) on a Thursday (don't know why I was out on a Thursday) He saw me as soon as I came in and kept his eyes on me. We spoke briefly and I was off dancing. I was leaving and he followed me out to my car. I wouldn't give him my number so he pulled his out of his pocket already written on a napkin. I teased him about it but still took the number. That night I dreamt of my life with him knowing we would be together.
I love your pictures. So sweet that you took the leap to follow your heart.

Hannah Q. Parris said...

Congrats! Z & I celebrate 11 years of being together this year, and 5 years of married life. :)

Krystal said...

these are so adorable!!!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! What a memory! I don't even remember dates very well so this is impressive. I love that you were adventurous enough to do this. Take a risk and see what happens!

elizabeth / sophisticated pie said...

Such adorable photos! Thanks for posting something a little personal. I love reading more about the lady behind the blog! kisses! xxx Elizabeth

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a wonderful story! and great pictures!

Megan said...

Sweet story and precious pictures!!
Where are you from?

I'm happily married :)

La Feem said...

Wow, you have an incredible grasp of the english language for only speaking it under a decade. Congrats on your anniversary, you two seem like true love for sure. xo

Mandee said...

what a beautiful story!

I ended up with my high school crush after knowing him for 7 years. It's been more than two years now that we've been together and we couldn't be happier!

jenny @ albeit... said...

adorable pictures!! YES! it's amazing how our lives changes with every decision we make. Me and my bf did 3 years of long distance!! It was tough..but we managed! We're finally at last_ together in Los Angeles now :)

Signe said...

Yay for you and your Balazs :)
And you know that me and Cas have a bit of the same history! We have lived together for 5 months soon and I've never been happier!

Hugs and a happy Easter to you and your family :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw congrats to you! Adorable pics :)

Vanisha said...

This is such a beautiful story :) Yay for you Diana! Patrick and my story is a little similar but we haven't been together for that long. I do thinks things like that make the relationship stronger. Pat's returning to Australia next week and I'll be alone again for a few more months :( Oh, and I love the photos you've put up! Have a beautiful day. Much love

Carolyn said...

wow i love it. you live once and it's worth the risk! congrats to you and balazs all these years :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I adore these pics D! Congrats on 9 years together...so wonderful! My husband and I have been together for 9 years too.... Hope you two enjoy your day! xo

Marta said...

These photos are so sweet! I love the story! Whereabouts are you from? We're from Barcelona. We met in class and now we're married and have a little son. I never imagined this could happen while we were studying, ha, ha

Marissa said...

Happy anniversary! These photos are just precious.

Carly said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I have been with the hubs for 10 years and married for 5....love him more and more everyday..
thanks for sharing your old school photos..what cutie pies you both were.
C

MT Days & Nights said...

CONGRATS...today is my anniversary too with my fiance. we started dating in high school

Fashionistable said...

Love is a truly wonderful thing. Has us doing things we may never have done. I do believe in destiny. It is how I feel about my husband and I. It was so meant to be. Happy Anniversary. Xxxx

Becky said...

What a great anniversary!

this free bird said...

Congrats to you Diana - and thanks for sharing your pics along the way! What country did you move from when you went to be with Balazs? and where have you moved since? Just curious! You have an interesting tale to tell :)

xo,
Carrie

Bionica said...

I love these pics
the two of you look so cute
thanks for sharing =)

-Bionica

SJ said...

yay! isn't it crazy how quickly time flies? I imagine that took a lot of courage to move to a completely new country but sounds like it was all worth it :)

thanks for sharing the pics as well, they're adorable!

style'n said...

Diana-this is such a cute post. And congrats on being together 9 years...what a leap of faith you took 9 years ago! I am happily married for a LONG time : )
xoxo, Naina

Elisa said...

Happy Anniversary! Yes I believe in destiny. that's what I tell hubby and about how we met. I love your childhood photos. Is most of your family still overseas?

Marjorie Rose said...

I've been married for a little over two years, together for six years. I'm still learning about the man :)

Congratulations on your strong relationship! It takes work, love and patience (I know too well!) and I'm so very happy for the two of you!

P.S. great photos!

Ashley said...

love this diana! how romantic. best to you and B!


i totally believe in destiny! :)
XO, A

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you....thank you:) You all are so sweet!!! I will write a post soon to anwser all your questions!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I think it's amazing you took such a chance on love! We'll be married 4 years in June, together almost 10 now...Time sure does fly.

LyddieGal said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you had a wonderful celebration!

LiveLikeYou said...

That's adorable!! Where did you move to? I want the full story!!

hi-d said...

Love the photos! So adorable!!! I've been married 14+ years and have always lived in Oregon.

Where are all of the places you have lived, Diana?

Diana said...

9 years...thats so exciting!!! Congrats!!! Wow thats so great that you moved to be with him. <3 So sweet!! I think I might have told you, but this weekend is our one year wedding anniversary!! YAY!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am happy for you that you are happy! That is wonderful you have found the love of your life! I have been with mine for over 5 years.

Mechi said...

very cute that pictures!

GBR1980 said...

Gorgeous photos, I did the same thing many years ago, moved across the country for a boy. I love my life now but miss my family back home. One day hopefully we will be in the same state!

Diana Mieczan said...

Di, that is so fantastic!!!Happy one year wedding anniversary:)

Alena said...

Love these pictures!!! So sweet and adorable.

A Girl, A Style said...

Oh darling, I absolutely loved reading this! Congratulations to you both! Where did you move from and to?

I've been with my lovely boyfriend 6 years, and I do think it was meant to be. We survived being long-distance for 2.5 years (when he moved to Tokyo to do a Masters degree), and then moved together from Australia to England. I love having new adventures together!

Have a wonderful easter weekend sweetheart.

Briony xx

http://agirlastyle.com

Annie said...

such cute pictures! I am married - 2 years this summer! :)

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I love these pictures, Diana. My favorite is of you at 5 years old! YOu look so happy!

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

p.s. I very much believe in destiny. I like the idea of it anyway. But I also think we can choose our path in life--so there are many possibilities--many destinies that await us. :) ♥

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