Friday, January 05, 2007

How we met

Today I'm going to tell you a story about a girl who met a boy, fell in love, and lived happily ever after :D That girl is me.

I was 18 when I went off to college. I moved into the dorms with 4 roommates. 2 of the girls were older and friends, 1 girl we hardly ever saw because she'd always go home on weekends and moved out at the end of the semester, and the last girl was crazy. Seriously, she was nuts, but she was fun. Her name was Jody. And Jody is the reason for this story. Jody's sister also went to school there, along with her sister's boyfriend and his roommate who he'd been friends with forever. They all came from Rexburg, Idaho, and they all worked at Wendys together. Pretty tight-knit little group. Well, the night we moved in Jody was having trouble setting up her computer so she called her sister's boyfriend's roommate to come help her since he was a computer science major. I answered the door in PJs with my hair in a sloppy ponytail. I didn't really pay attention to him, just sent him to Jody's room. Later that night after he left Jody came out and told me that he thought I was cute and wanted her to set us up, so she gave him our number. Oh, and his name was Nate. I was a little suspicious of him thinking I was cute all dressed down as I was, but I said ok. Days went by, then weeks, and he never called. Occasionally I would see him on campus and say hi as I passed. Jody told me he kept losing our number, which was why he never called. One day I was bored and decided to head to Wendys to see if he was at work. I got my food and was sitting there, when he suddenly came out to get garbages. I said hi and he turned and saw me and looked so shocked. Anyway, he came and sat down with me and I told him that I heard he wanted to ask me out (a little forward of me lol). He blushed and said he'd lost our number again, so I gave it to him. And right there we set up our first date for that Thursday. The first date was great. We went to a haunted corn maze (it was cold and scary, perfect excuse to cuddle a bit) and out to dinner at a great little restaurant. We talked a lot and found out we had so much in common. I knew then that he was the kind of guy I could spend the rest of my life with. It wasn't love at first sight, in fact I thought he was kind of funny looking, it was more like interest at first conversation lol. I didn't even know his last name until after our 2nd date when he gave me his email address and it had his name in it lol. He was always so sweet, opening doors and bringing me flowers. I got my first kiss on our 3rd date (yes, my very first kiss ever!). My family liked him right away, my sister told me he was cute. He would surprise me with flowers and gifts all the time. I was very sick for a month and he took care of me, bringing me stuff I could eat. Even when my face was half swollen from an abscess tooth he still loved me :) I eventually started working at Wendys too, and it was fun to work with him. His friend had by that time dumped Jody's sister, who had turned out more crazy than Jody. He was now with another girl that worked there. In February they got engaged, and that pushed Nate to really think about us. One night after work, at 2am February 24th to be exact, Nate and I were "talking". Ok, we were making out lol. Suddenly he got all serious and said he had something he wanted to tell me but he wasn't sure how. He said he had to move. I was shocked, thinking that I'd move wherever he was going too. So I asked him where and he said Logan. Well, we lived in Logan already so I was a bit confused, to say the least. He then said he had to find a new apartment since his roommate was getting married and he wouldn't have a roommate anymore. Then he said he wanted to find a new roommate, someone he already knew and liked. At that point I started realizing where it was heading, and I couldn't keep myself from breaking out into a huge grin. He then took my hand and asked me to marry him. My first reaction was "Really?!" followed by "Yes!". It was so exciting! We couldn't stop laughing, hugging and kissing. We set a date (which was later changed), talked about where we wanted to get married and stuff. Then we realized how late it was and decided we should probably get some sleep. After he left my roommate (one of the older girls) came in and I couldn't keep it in, I blurted out that Nate'd asked me to marry him. She was the first person I told and she was happy for me. The next morning I called and told my mom, she screamed and said "I knew it!". I'll skip all the long boring details of that summer, except to say that planning a wedding is very stressful lol. July 18, 2003 was a gorgeous day. The perfect day for a wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception went great. And finally we were married. We've had our ups and downs but I love him more every day. We have our 2 little boys and life is good. I am so glad we were led to each other.

And they lived happily ever after. The end.


Dawn said...

Awwww, that's so sweet! A great picture of your wedding day, you two are SO CUTE!

Michelle said...

Now that's a cute boy meets girl story. I loved the "interest at frist conversation" I had to laugh out loud! I love that wedding picture. I'm jealous, I'll admit it. :D I'm glad you found your man because I think if you hadn't, we may have never met!

Barb said...

That was a wonderful story.. thanks for sharing it with us! And look at the two of you!!! Your dress was GORGEOUS!!!!

Beth said...

Wow; that's a great story! And that's really cute how he asked you to marry him -- clever. :-)