How We Met

13 Sep

Hellooooo all! I do hope you are getting the wonderful weather and beautiful sunshine that I am! so lovely out today!!!

So, today’s prompt (for the blog-tember challenge ) is perfect for me!!! =)

Sept 13th: Your current relationship status. If dating/married, give us a glimpse of your story! If single, share about this special season.

My OH and I will have been married one year and five months exactly as of today!!!  Which means we are still newlyweds, which is so strange to think about that word fitting us!

We met New Years Eve, 2011. Pine Tavern, Bend Or. OH and I had a mutual friend and he invited us (along with other people he was going with ) to dinner, kinda last minute. I had been laying half-dead-from-pain on the couch in some of the most awful-ugly men’s pajama bottoms with a sweatshirt and my hair in a knotted mess when I got a call from my friend telling me about this impromptu invitation. I remember glancing down at myself, debating if I could get presentable in the time allowed. Deciding that a chance to eat at Pine Tavern didn’t present itself very often, I agreed. Throwing my stuff needed for the overnight stay at my friends into a bag and quickly wrapping my long wool scarf around my neck, I ran out the door. By the time we parked at the restaurant, the pain pills I had taken had started working and I started questioning her about this guy.

Walking to the door, I saw a guy walking confidently across the parking lot and I went ‘hmmm’, not even knowing it was HIM! Ha. I was further impressed by him when he opened the door for us – and then proceeded to provide fun conversation the rest of the evening. I spent most of the meal watching his expressions – never had I been that drawn to a guy that quick! The meal ended, we said goodbye (a bit reluctantly on mine and his ends) and then fast forward to evening of the next day and we ended up talking for hours on facebook (good old social media, you can find someone’s friend and send them a message!!) I remember telling my mom that I had finally met a guy that talked as much as I did. (still true by the way). We had our first date the very next afternoon – January 2, 2012.

From that point we had a date almost every day for the next two weeks – which involved him meeting all my family. Yikes! At the end of those two weeks he asked me to be his girlfriend and of course, I said yes!

For the next three months we had our ups and downs – but I grew in confidence that this was the man that I had been praying and waiting for! He took my parents to dinner to ask my dad permission to ask for my hand. Whew!  On April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday) He asked me to be his wife.

In order for us to have the Jewish wedding that we wanted, his rabbi’s rule was that all couples’ have to be engaged for a year before they will perform the ceremony. It was painful to agree to but we did! That year was a very rough year, I lost my nanny job and health started going downhill a bit. Right before our wedding, April 13, 2013, the company he worked for was sold and he ‘transferred’ to the new company…. (on our honeymoon he found out that they fired him.)  But by the time the time for the pre-ceremony ceremony came around, we were both ready and excited to finally be married!!

How We Met

How We Met

How We Met

How We Met

i love this one. so handsome

                            

How We Met

the Aaronic Benediction

              the Aaronic Benediction

How We Met

28 Responses to “How We Met”

  1. Laurel Wads September 14, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Beautiful wedding. What a neat story, I love how everyones story is different 🙂

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    • booksnbakery September 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

      thank you – i love hearing others’ stories too, just makes me happy hearing them!

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  2. Amby Felix September 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    Very sweet! My husband and I met in high school in our guitar class. We still play guitar to this day (15 years later).

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    • booksnbakery September 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      oh wow! how fun is that?! i love it! thanks for stopping by

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  3. Melissa September 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    What a sweet story!

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  4. Carly Anderson (@lipglosscrayons) September 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Love how happy you both look in these pictures!

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  5. Erica September 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Such a sweet post! I love hearing other’s love stories! 🙂

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  6. Songbirds & Buttons (@KendallRayburn) September 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Such a sweet post! Gotta love a good love story!

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  7. redheadloves September 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Aww, such a sweet story!

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  8. ambular34 September 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    What a great story! I love that you were able to go from laying on the couch in comfy clothes to ready to go out and meet the love of your life in such a limited time! That’s exactly how it was for me the day I met my husband! Crazy how life works! Such a beautiful wedding!

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  9. Winter White September 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

    Maybe it’s because I’m seriuosly nosey but I love hearing stories about how couples meet. It’s almost never “typical” and gives me hope 🙂

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    • booksnbakery September 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      i love it when people ask how we met, i never think it’s nosy! and yes, it should! You really never know when you’ll run into the one meant for you!

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  10. alyssa September 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Awe, what an adorable story!! I wish you both best of luck & happiness in your life together. ❤

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    • booksnbakery September 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      oh thank you alyssa. what’s funny is , if he had told the story, there would be a lot more detail. ha!

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  11. Fiona September 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    Lovely wedding pictures and a lovely story xo

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    • booksnbakery September 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

      thank you!! i wanted to put up a ton of pictures but figured that would be a bit much!

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  12. Ashling September 15, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Great post 🙂

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  13. L September 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    thanks for sharing your story you looked great

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    • booksnbakery September 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

      thanks!!! Looking at them again really makes me want my hair long again! =)

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  14. Shari September 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Love looking at wedding pics, cute story!

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  15. kireilauriel September 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    Cute story, great decision to rally, despite how you were feeling! ❤ Congratulations on your marriage, and hope you have countless years of happiness. 🙂

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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    • booksnbakery September 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      i’m thankful i decided to get up and go too! =) thank you so much – glad you stopped by!

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  16. Lily @ From Lily With Love September 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    Such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing. I love hearing people’s love stories!

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  17. mom4jules September 16, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Beautiful story and wedding!

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  18. Raewyn September 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    what a sweet story! I love to see how couples end up together! Congratulations on your one and five month anniversary!!

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    • booksnbakery September 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

      thank you and thank you!! i cannot believe it’s already almost a year and a half!! crazy how time flies

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