VC #10- All Because 2 People Fell in Love

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VC #10- All Because 2 People Fell in Love

Otherwise known as the "Let's take a break and talk about ourselves" challenge.

With Valentine's Day coming, I want to hear how you met, and came to love and marry your SO. (I think everyone here is married. If not, tell me about a great love in your life.) For a bonus entry, tell everyone one of those memories you have of SO that always makes you feel warm and squishy and happy.

Or course there will be a prize for sharing. It's a surprise. Smile

This rounds out our VC's to 10.

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Oh I can do this one.

March 18th 2005. Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. I had ended a string of bad relationships and finished the long line out with a guy named Nick. I swore at that point I was tired of being the good girl, tired of being the nice girl and tired of being the "marriage girl". I was done with my good morals and values and was just going to have a good time from that point on until a *MUCH* later date when I really wanted to settle down. Secretly I was just hurting but was going to express my hurt in the wrong ways. I decided to spend that day playing in a volleyball tournament and then bowling with friends. That evening I entered the bowling alley sweaty and dressed in my volleyball uniform. While bowling there was an attractive group of men and one of them caught my eye. He was handsome, clean cut, well dressed and was really bad at bowling. I decided to let him know. The first words out of my mouth to him were "you really suck at bowling". He said thanks and we just started talking. We talked and joked all night and when it came time for them to leave, he did just that, he left. Not 60 seconds after he walked out the door he walked right back in and asked for my number. I don't know why because I knew he lived in Arkansas and he had just returned from Iraq and would only be around for 2 more days...but wait, what better a guy to spend time with, one you won't/can't get attached to because you already know he's leaving. Well the next day, the 19th, he called. We hung out that night and he ended up staying with me, up all night, playing games, watching movies, drinking too much...all in all, a great night. The next morning he was leaving back to Arkansas and he joked about coming back to visit. I shot him a quick email so he'd have my email address when he got home. Sure enough, he got home and sent me an email. He called the next day too. And the next and the next and the next and every day since then. He did come to visit me two weeks later and a month and a half later, I went to visit him. Not a day went by without an email, a phone call and even several visits. When August rolled around we said I love you for the first time. He asked me to move to Arkansas. I did. We moved in together which was quite different because we were always a state apart but I knew I couldn't afford to live there on my own. In April 2006 he asked me to marry him. In October we got married.

Not a day has gone by where I have wondered if it was the right thing. Not a day has gone by where I haven't thanked God for putting him in that Bowling Alley that night. I always describe him as the type of man every woman deserves and that couldn't be more true.

It's funny because the people we were that weekend are NOT the type of people we are. We don't drink, we aren't people who don't think before acting...but whatever happened that weekend was the best thing that has ever happened! I wouldn't change a day of the past (almost) 4 years.

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meg, wow what a sweet story! I loved loved loved reading it!!

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"MommyCB" wrote:

meg, wow what a sweet story! I loved loved loved reading it!!

You know you're the mom of a toddler when you read "loved, loved, loved" in an Elmo voice. LOL

(in case you don't know Elmo loves, loves, loves everything!)

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DH (Terry) and I met while in college. I started dating this dweeb (in hindsight) from DH's group of friends. That relationship didn't last long. But the friendship I started with Terry developed quickly. We did just about everything together. We were friends for a few months before our friends started asking if we were going to start dating. Terry and I talked it over, but were wary b/c we didn't want to ruin our friendship. Eventually we took a vote (yes, we voted!) and started dating. We dated for about a year before he proposed to me in the very same spot we voted on beginning our dating relationship. LOL And a year later we were married.

We've been married for almost 11 years now.

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I'll post mine I suppose Wink

DH and I met the first day of College orientation out at the fire pit of our small college where everyone was having a BBQ thing. I already knew some folks at Trinity from home so we were going out late to a dive of a place for a bite and they invited him and another guy along. The three of us freshman and two sophmores. At that time we both had SO at other colleges, but became friends instantly. Later in October we both broke up with our SO's. He dated two of my friends, one from home at school. I had my eye on several different guys. As summer aproached he was still dating my friend from home, while she went to CA he stayed and she broke up with him. She was always jealous of our friendship that DH and I had. We had more fun together than anyone else, making "forts" out of the college furniture and "bombing" our friends with the pillows down the stairs. She would roll her eyes and say how immature we were. We both knew she wasnt right for him. People always thought we were dating when we werent.

When I had my interest in another guy I told my other friend that He dated that I KNEW that one day we would get married but right then I had to deal with these other guys.

That summer before our Sophmore year he stayed on campus with me a few times (forbiden in a Lutheran school Wink to be in another sex's room past a certian hour) because he didnt have a room of his own (he went home for the summer after he finished the video year book). The 3rd of July he was going to a concert with another pal at school. He came back LATE on the 4th and came into my room. We slept (just slept Wink ) on the floor together. He was cuddling me and wispered "I want to kiss you so bad" I didnt think too much of it, certianly didnt think he would since he just broke up with my friend. He turned my face and dove right in. It was one of the most romantic things he had ever done (not so many since Lol ) That next morning we spent the day in Seattle before he had to leave again. We've been together ever since!

On Valentines day in 2002 he planned a special day out with me, excused us both from classes that day. We went to breakfast at a cute little bakery in Black Diamond. Went to Alki Beach and picked up Sea Glass (one of our favorite activities) and while we were out he told me to go find the CLEAR pieces ONLY, not blue (my favorite to find) not green, not brown, only CLEAR. I was irritated, but agreed, I didnt know what his deal was but maybe thought he wanted to do a project with them later. He went the other way and looked. He yelled at me from down the beach "Zene, HURRY come look at what I found!!" I yelled back, JUST A MINUTE, IM BUSY!!! ROFL little did I know. He kept yelling at me, TRYING desperately to get me to come over. I was annoyed but finally went over to him. He was kneeling down, but I had NO idea what he was doing. He picked something up from the sand, saying LOOK at what I found! I really was so clueless and was bending down trying to understand and look at what he had found. I SO didnt get it Lol Finally he stuck a ring in my face that I wasnt seeing Wink and said I found the prettiest, clearest, piece of "glass" you'll ever see! I was SHOCKED!!! Imediatly I said "you're joking!" "are you kidding me?!" He laughed and said Nooo?! Im quite serious. Will you marry me? I said again, are you joking? (we had talked about getting married so many times and I had even picked out the style of ring I wanted. I specifically said DO NOT propose to me on a holiday because I would be expecting it...well I wasnt Wink ) and then said YES!!

We went to the space needle, went up to the top. Ate lunch. And went back to the college. Snuck in to one of our classes half way through. Our professor caught on (REALLY small college) and called us out asking "IS there something you would like to share with us...? Wink we did share and everyone was excited.

We got married that November in the Sanctuary at our College in 2002. We finished out our Senior year Married and living high on the hog with grants paying for school since we didnt have income. We had planned on getting married before school was out, since both of us were paying on our own for school. Because the FAFSA counts your parents income, and our parents werent helping pay, we decided to get our school paid for! It was GREAT!! We had so much fun together in our little 1 bedroom 800sq ft apt. We had friends over from school to dinner once a week before a night class. We had our little baby Kitty (he's QUITE BIG now), I nannied and worked at the preschool on campus. We did our Internships (preschool for me, youth director for him). Graduated, 2003 with 30 others Wink Interviewed at our current church, got the job, and moved to Olympia after graduation. Got another kitty, Sam. Had Zylin in 2005. Found a kitty, Stewart. And here we are!

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My husband and I met through a mutual friend. I came up to Dayton to hang out with him and his wife and he introduced me to several of his friends, one being my now husband. I had dinner with them that night and started coming up to to visit with all of them on a regular basis on the weekends. After several months of hanging out with them my hubby took me by surprise and kissed me. And honestly it has been him and me every since. I own my happy ever after to a great friend. Smile

one of the many great memories with my husband would be our first Christmas together. I was pregnant with our first child. and for a little background, I collect precious moment figures. Well he bought me two precious moments. And had me open them in a specific order. The first one I opened was a pregnant precious moment. He told me this was our present. Then the second one I opened was an old couple sitting on a couch looking through their wedding albume, and he told me this was our future. It made me cry.

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Mark and I actually met online thru Lavalife. Yep, we're a modern couple!!! We figured out after we started dating that we had almost met 2 or 3 times before, as he had been in the building I lived in (dorm at university) several times visiting friends. Me met online in early 2003 and just talked, nothing 'romantic'. I moved away from the area and got a boyfriend, he got a girlfriend but we kept talking. Eventually we both broke up with our boyfriend/girlfriend and started talking more and more ... then on the phone, and finally decided to meet as we were talking on the phone 2-3 hours a day for over a month.

We met for brunch Jun 20, 2004 .. then went to a movie and said we'd keep in touch - I didn't think he liked me. Smile We were long distance at the time, and the phone calls kept going after our first meeting, and we saw each other every couple weeks until just after Christmas when we decided Mark would move to Red Deer and move in with me. He did that in Feb. 2005, we got engaged in May 2005, married in June 2006.

This is really old, one of my first digi-pages, but it goes with this theme, so I thought I'd share it:

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I meant to college with Chris (one of Kevin's best friends), and one night I was coming to Madison to visit some other college friends. I called Chris and asked if he wanted to come with us. He said sure, if you don't mind a tag a long since him and Kevin had plans. Chris was the only one who wasn't 21, so we found a nice little bar/cafe that would let him in. (The first picture in the building challenge:)) It was a little odd bc I felt like I was trying to bridge between to groups and include Kevin. At this time I lived in Milwaukee (about 2 hours from Madison). Kevin and I spent the next month and a half bugging Chris to set us up. July 14, 2000. We went on a double date with Chris and his "date". Had dinner at the place where they do trivia, so it was hard to balance dinner/conversation with the trivia. We then went cruising in Chris' dads convertible. The song the Freshmen filled the air:) It was just perfect, we ended up at Chris' dates house and she was okay with Kevin and I spending the night. We stayed in the basement talking and other things... The rest was kind of history. I ended up staying (seperate from him) at his parents house weeks after we started dating due to the distance. It's amazing because we were both not looking for anyone and although I'm sure our paths would have crossed eventually, things could have turned out differently. I was in the national guard and set to go to basic training right before the first meeting, but I had some lumps removed from a breast and that kept me from going.

I find myself reminising alot with Kevin on the road. It's hard on both of us, but I think harder on him. I have Karl to fill my time. I guess the time that makes me go squishy, was shortly before Karl was born (we were in bed, but I'll leave out the details) but they way he held me (big belly and all) was just amazing. I guess with the knowledge our little one was on the way we just felt complete. (His proposal was pretty amazing too, but that's a long story).

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DH and I were set up by our cousins. Yes, I said "our cousins"... I will get out the diagram if neccessary, but the easiest way to explain is that his uncle was married to my aunt, so their kids are cousins to both of us

Anyway, two of our cousins both thought about it around the same time. And then they kept bugging both of us that we needed to get together! So finally he called me and we talked and planned to get together for our blind date. We were both pretty shy so it was a slow start, but after the first couple dates and talking by email and by phone, we hit it off really well.

Here's the really cool part... on the 3rd date, I realized something... I had met him before about 12 years earlier... not having anything to do with family connections! We were young teenagers... and he was with a friend and I was with a friend... at Disneyland! We kept seeing them in lines all day and they were throwing candy at us or something like that and then later we started talking and hung out with them for a while (I was paired off with Randy!) But then we were by a dance floor and they wanted us to go dancing... well, earlier in the day my friend's zipper had broken on her jeans and it was being held with safety pins and she was afraid that if we went dancing it wouldn't hold! (her jeans were pretty tight.) I liked Randy and I wanted to go dance with him and continue hanging out with him, but she made up something that we had to go or something.... and we went our separate ways I think he gave me his phone # but I was too shy to call him. Then he came back over and squeezed my hand and said, "There, I kissed you" and walked away. I don't know what that was about! And he doesn't remember that part...

He told me he remembers being rejected at the dance floor and that they
couldn't figure out why we suddenly didn't want to hang out with them
anymore cuz they could tell she was lying! So we had a good laugh when
I explained about the zipper!

When I first told him I remembered him from Disneyland, he seemed a little foggy about it so I wasn't sure if he really remembered it too, until he said, "Were you wearing one of those sailor hats with your name on it?!?" lol... yes, yes I was

It's also funny that we never met at any family functions that we both should have been at... weddings, etc... or the time my cousin invited me to go with their youth group to Magic Mountain and when the van broke down on the way home, Randy's dad came and picked us up... and I ended up spending the night at his house! Where was he? Don't know.

We dated 4.5 months before he proposed and we were married 8 months later!

Warm/happy/squishy moments?
DH can be quite the romantic and he has surprised me with flowers etc, for no reason... but the one thing I thought of when I read this was something that he did that made me feel more special than any of that. I think it was about 2-3 years after we were married and one of his good friends was getting married. There was talk of the bachelor party and one of the guys was talking about hiring a stripper. Anyway, I overheard Randy on the phone (he did not know I was there) saying, "Well, I won't be there then. I will not disrespect my wife like that." He told me what was being said later without me asking. He never did know that I heard him on the phone. They ended up saying that they were not going to hire one.... Fast forward to the night of the party. I get a phone call pretty late. It's hubby. He said he was sitting in the car because the guy had lied and hired one anyway. We talked for quite a while until he saw her leaving. *sigh* I love my hubby!

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I moved to our town to go to college and Greg had been here all his life. We actually started talking online and my roommate knew him. So, I guess you could say we met online but I knew all about him from my roommate.

Our first date was 12/18/99. There is a hotel & convention center in Nashville that is decorated for the holidays. We had dinner and then went to Opryland Hotel to see the lights. That has always been an awkward story to tell (yeah, my DH took me to the hotel on our 1st date :ROFL:) but we didn't get a room! I thought he was great but never imagined us marrying, well at least not at first! Wink We dated a few years and, got engaged the day after I graduated from college with my bachelors, married in June of 2003 and been best friends ever since.

Here's some background I have yet to share. I'm not really a "squishy" person! I'll say this though. DH and I have had about 5 years now of ups and sometimes devastating downs on our road to becoming parents. There were and have been days where I didn't have the strength to get out of bed. My faith has been tested in so many ways and as a christian I've had to learn to walk by faith and faith alone. Even our path to adoption has seen its struggles. I can't say what our future holds and I pray each day for a child to love but even if that day never comes, I'm completely surrounded in love! There has never been a day when DH has not lifted me up, prayed for me, and supported me. He is truly amazing! And coming from a hard childhood I never knew there was love like this. I am so blessed!

I won't say DH is perfect... but he's perfect for me! How's that for squishy?

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I met Scott through a mutual friend. He and I were friends for about a year before we started dating. We dated for a little over two years before getting married.

Scott is definitely the more romantic of the two of us. He literally left me little notes to find every day after we got engaged right up until I quit working. (he'd put them in my car to find, leave them in the fridge so I'd find them when I'd come home to eat lunch, on my pillow, etc.) He still leaves me notes written on our bathroom mirror with markers almost daily. I'm pretty lucky. He's my best friend and I love him even more now than when I married him almost 4 years ago.

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My DH (Russ) and I met online!!! At the time, I had long distant, online friends (I'd never meet them IRL), so I was on the computer whenever I could be to talk to them. One day, an IM came up on my screen and this random person started to talk. After about 20 minutes, I just thought to myself, what a dork, he can't even hold a conversation........until........he said he went to my junior college. We discovered he was taking the same bowling class as this other guy I had a crush on! LMAO! So I told my guy friend I was going to come visit him to check out Russ. I didn't get a good look that day. So Russ and I continued to talk for about 2 weeks, online and over the phone. I told him one night that a gf of mine were going to go midnight bowling and he said he just might be there too. He showed up. I didn't know what to say...LOL Our 1st date (if you want to call it that) was on Valentines Day. But after that we were inseparable. I was always over at his house and always till my 2 am curfew. LOL He was just so sweet. There wasn't anything this man wouldn't do for me, now it's the opposite. LOL I guess I was the girl for him, b/c he asked me 3 months later to marry him.

Something I'll always remember......my favorite movie is The Little Mermaid and when I saw that The Little Mermaid on Ice was playing, I told him I wanted to go. So for my birthday (don't remember which one) he bought me tickets and he went too!

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OK Here's mine. Smile

Like Aja and Russ, Andy and I met online as well! It was December 26th, 2004. My mom told me that I needed to find a good man (several relationships with some real winners! LOL). So...she bought me a 1 month subscription to Yahoo! Personals. lol So I was surfing and found Andy's personal. I e-mailed him and he e-mailed back. We talked online and on the phone until Jan 8th 2005 when I went up to sacramento for our first date. That first date, I knew I would be with him and marry him. There was just something about him. So, Jan 15th I met his family Jan 27th i moved up to sacramento. March 25th we were engaged and April 23rd, 2005 we were married. Smile

Warm Squishy moment....He cries when I cry...everytime. He hates it when I cry, he always wants to fix it. Smile

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I'm loving reading these! So sweet. I'll add mine today (even though I'm not entering my own challenge).

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Warm squishy moment...DH is emotional when it comes to ANYTHING...from King Titan letting letting Ariel become a human on The Little Mermaid to everything that has to do with Paxton. He even shed a tear on babystory these days Wink He's also very athletic and "manly" so I love having the best of both worlds. When he gets misty it lets me know how sensitive a "tough" man can be!

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Randall and I were both 17 and working at a local fast food restaurant. I worked day shift, and he worked night shift. We knew each other, but never really took the time to talk. Well, he was invited to the same b-day party I was. It was my boyfriend at the time, little sister's b-day party. Randall talked to me the whole night, keeping my mind off my boyfriend, b/c he was being rude, and not showing up. Randall knew something was wrong, so he was being super sweet, and keeping me in a conversation. Turns out, I got dumped that night. Randall wanted me to leave the party and hang out with him, but I didn't. The next night, I did. We went down to the river, and hung out all night long. We just sat and talked about everything. We didn't realize it was the next day, until the sun started coming up. I honestly knew from that day, he was the man I was going to marry. Yes, we were young, but I just knew. He was so kind and loving from that moment. In the months to come, we went camping, and just hung out at the river all night. The river was the first place he ever said he loved me. We used to just sit and talk all night long. Nothing else ever mattered when we were there, it was just the two of us.

He proposed and I accepted just a few short months later. Most thought we were crazy, and just being silly, but we knew, and that was all that mattered. I graduated one weekend, he graduated the next, and we were married the following weekend. 18 is a young age to be married, but we were both mature enough to know what we were doing. He has succeeded in every area of life. He's a wonderful husband and father, he provides for our family, just like the Lord tells the men to do. He is always there for Ruthie and I both, and I know he will be for little Randy too. He's so full of life and love. He is a Godly man, and that's the most important thing to our family. We've been married 5 years, and still going strong. I love this man and I always will.

Ok, I rambled. Wink

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Awww ... what sweet stories everyone!

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These are great!

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First time I met hubby, my good friend was trying to get me away from my best friend and marry me off to a "Good Lutheran Boy". So he invites hubby over when I'm visiting with my family for the weekend. He won't let me sit at the kid's table with the people closer to my age, sits me right next to DH and keeps pouring me wine all night. Did I mention that I was 17 at the time, hubby was 25 and had gotten back from a lonely vicarage year and just lost his father? He was underweight, and a mess, and I stayed as far away from him as I could.

Fast forward 2 years later. I'm in college, and I fly to Arizona to visit my friend's family. (They had moved to AZ and I was like their daughter/sister to the parents and boys.) Well, long story short, without dating, I got involved with a Vicar at my home church. We were only friends, but he was very leading and in my space, etc. Out of nowhere, he up and quits the ministry to go move to Georgia to live with his BOYFRIEND. Lot of things were handled wrongly- but it came to where I attended church on Sunday and that was it. I didn't trust clergy anymore. So my friend (a Pastor) starts throwing names of Pastors I should marry at me. Told me if I didn't contact at least one of them, he'd not let me stay with him. (Let me tell you- he's military. He would have kept his word and had me stay with a parishoner.)

So I scan through this list of men he's insisting I just need to pick one of and marry them. They're all WAY older then me. I'm getting pissed. Then I catch a name that I sort of think I remember. Didn't I meet this geek when I was 17? Fine. I write a very sarcastic e-mail off to him, figuring I finished my part of the deal with someone who knows how I feel for him already (so no chance of losing my heart) and I'll get to stay with my friends.

Hubby wrote me back the same night. His comments interested me enough to snark back. 3 days later, in Arizona, he calls the house every 30 minutes until I get home, just to tell me "We're either going to kill each other or get married."

A month later, my mom and I drive to Iowa to meet him (at a hotel no less- LOL). Mom was there the whole time. We watched movies all night (while mom slept- LOL) and left the next morning. A month later, I drove to his place, and stayed with him and his mom. A month after that (so 2.5 months into knowing each other), he mailed me a cello and a promise ring and proposed on the phone (with the caveat that he'd get me a diamond when we picked an official date, but he didn't want to be offically engaged for more then a year and I had college to finish.)

I'd met the guy 3 times. But we talked every night on the phone for at least 3 hours, everyday. I fell in love with his voice, and he my spunk. Neither of us would have fallen for each other had we met face to face, and we got to know each other better then almost everyone does dating the way we did.

Oh, he's the most attractive man I know now. I still feel residual guilt for being so shallow when I first met him.

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my DH Jason and I met through a mutual friend. A friend of mine from college (Jacki) is friends with DH and all his friends from high school. I had been out with and met some of her guy friends from high school before, but I had never met Jason before. It was the first week back for spring semester of my senior year in college...the previous semester I was set on finding a guy, etc. and had a few botched attempts at set ups from friends. Spring semester I came back with the attitude that I would have fun with my friends and just enjoy myself. Another friend (Sara) and I were bored and wanted something to do, so we called my friend Jacki to ask if she was up to anything that night. She was out with her friends from high school and said we could join. We met them out for drinks, and I immediately had my eye on him. We talked, etc. throughout the evening. Well, all the guys were buying way too many rounds, and Sara and I couldn't drive ourselves safely back to my apartment. Someone (Jacki or one of the guys) suggested Jason drive me and Sara back to "the apartment" (where 4 of the guys lived but not Jason, but it was close to the bars), we could all hang out, sober up, then Jason could drive us back to my car on his way back to his house. I was like "Are you sure" etc. I remember Jacki grabbing me and looking at me and saying "trust me, this is a GOOD thing" Jason and I ended up talking for a couple hours at the apartment. We went out on our first real date less than a week later and the rest, as they say, is history. In hindsight, the funny/weird thing is that we had been at the same place at least 2 other times before but never met one another. I guess when the time is right, it happens Smile

My favorite warm fuzzy moment with DH was from when we were dating. His big group of friends, which quickly became my big group of friends also, used to always hang out at this one bar and grille. We were hanging out watching some sporting event, and I forget what I did, but I remember saying very flirty “do you hate me” (insert cheesy batting eyelashes). He responded, kinda whispering just so I could hear, “no, I love you” That was the first time he said that to me…and I remember getting the butterflies in my stomach. Ahhh, back when things were exciting, haha.

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Wayne and I met online...though completely by accident. I was planning a youth camp for 75 teenagers and looking for inspiration...I went on a Christian chat site to talk to some teens and see what they had liked about camps they may have attended in the past...somehow I didn't notice it was a UK site. lol....(I just googled and clicked on a link)....not that it mattered anyway as I was just in need of inspiration...Wayne was one of the monitors on there who looked out for sickos trying to talk to young teens...so everyone knew him....he was called "CptJackSparrow" lol....(hence my name on here now is captainswife :lol:)...anyway we hit it off talking for a few weeks and I had been planning on moving to the UK in with a family for a couple months just to get some exposure to the world since I had always wanted to go there. Then if I liked it I was possibly going to properly move there. I ended up with a different family in the end...and it turned out they lived just 5 minutes from Wayne. LOL! I knew we would have to meet as we had been talking quite a few times a day by this point and were becoming awesome online buddies. When we were going to meet we had both said it seemed like there might be some feelings there but lets just have no pressure and see what happens...then my first night in England I met him and he shows me all around his old neighbourhood, where he went to school, even his grocery store. lol. It was so cute....then he held out his hand and that was it. I melted ...cuz it had come up once in random conversation that he thought holding hands was so lame and "no one in England did it." So basically we've been dating since the 1st day we met (Sept 10/04) ....I ended up having to come back to Canada for gallbladder surgery less than 2 months after that....and while back home Wayne proposed over the phone.lol. We got married in Scotland on Aug 31/06 and in Nov of that year we moved to Canada where we've stayed since. Smile

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I went back and caught up on the stories! They are all so sweet Smile

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I joined the city band, as a flute player when I was 14. Dh was the percussionist, but I didn't notice him at first (other than all the noise:D).
About a year later we redorded a 75th Anniversary cd. I needed a ride to the recording sessions and called a friend from the band to hitch a ride. Turns out that she was riding with Jim (Dh) and they both came to pick me up. I sat in the backseat and didn't say a word cause I didn't know this guy at all:D
After recording that night we went out for ice cream and I noticed that we both got hot fudge sundaes...hmmmm. Anyway we then talked on and off at rehersals and would go out in groups, for ice cream, after rehearsals. During this time I was dating someone else so we were just friends. Then my boyfriend and I broke up and I went to a local college, which just happened to be where Dh worked in the IT Dept.
So between classes I would stop in and chat with him or we would ahvelunch together. I didn't know that he was actully trying to hook me up with the guy he shared his cubicle with (there is a big age gap between Dh and I and this other guy was just out of college):D
So things started progressing, he started giving my little brother drum lessons, he was around a lot. In May 04 I was going to Germany for 12 days with a group from college. Riverdance was going to be an hour away from where we lived and I REALLY wanted to go. My mom wouldn't let me because it was the night before I was supposed to fly out. Needless to say I was mad. Jim bought tickets for us to go to a show in another town that was a week earlier. He wouldnt' say where we were going (my family came with and they all knew). When I saw the sign for the show I started crying.
While in Germany I called him a couple times and that was when we first said "I love you", on different continents, over a payphone. It was while on that trip that I knew I couldn't live without this man!
He switched jobs that summer and moved about a 40 minutes away. My brother and I would hangout at his apartment once a week and he pretty much lived with me and my family on the weekends. On Dec. 3, 2004 he proposed to me while we getting the Christmas tree out of my parents garage.
We got married on May 28, 2005 (I was just 19), almost eaxactly Biggrin

He makes me laugh almost daily and I love that. He is like a little kid and I always say that I have 3 kids to take care of:D He isn't as romantic as he was when we were dating but two kids and busy days make it hard. I can't imagine my life without him and love him soooooo much!

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We met while I was a senior in college. Dave was a submariner at the time. He did a search through AOL for single, female, college student. He found me and IM'd me. I had just set up my computer the previous day. This was in '99, so internet dating was not common. In setting up my computer, I had filled out the basic AOL profile and started receiving many such IM's. I disabled this function a day later, so Dave was one of the lucky few to make contact in that short time. We chatted online for a month and finally had our first day on 2/13/99....... In fall '99, I went to grad school 3,000 miles away. A couple of months later, I came home for a visit and he proposed on the steps of my old college. We were engaged until I graduated in '01.

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A special memory I have is that when he went out to sea the first time, he left a bunch of items with his mother to mail to me once a week: a message in a bottle, letters, necklace, etc.

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Karen Im so jealous you have a guy with an accent Wink Im assuming he does that is Lol does he say any really cute "native" language things? Like "bugger" LOL!!

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My husband is only 1/2 English and says bugger. LOL

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Auret- Beth has won this challenge. Smile