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.
This rounds out our VC's to 10.
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.
meg, wow what a sweet story! I loved loved loved reading it!!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
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.
mom to Caleigh Grace
I'll post mine I suppose
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 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 ) 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 ) 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!!! 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 Finally he stuck a ring in my face that I wasnt seeing 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 ) 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...? 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 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!
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.
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. 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:
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).
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!
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!
my ticker was taking up too much space, so: Robby-Apr06, Johnathan & Matthew-Mar08... you do the math. LOL
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