So any of you following me on instagram know that yesterday was my 3 year anniversary!! So exciting. Crazy how fast time is flying by. For those of you who don't know me, Jake is my most bestest and dearest friend. We are pretty much inseparable and love spending time together. I always felt different growing up and kind of never pictured myself getting married so the fact that Jake magically came into my life is my hugest blessing ever. He's perfect for me and the kindest, funniest, most hard working person I've ever met. I don't know how I got so lucky for him to love me like he does but man I ain't complaining.
(Since I'm in process of figuring out my business plan/branding plan with my shop, I'm keeping these blog posts kind of personal this week to be easier on myself. If that's not your thing, check back next week. I've got a post in the works on something new I've been trying with instagram and I'm hoping to post a little crochet trick too. We'll see how things go though. I'm a little busy bee with a forever long to do list. I have this problem where I have a million ideas and things I'm excited about all at the same time and I have a hard time focusing.)
Let's take a little stroll together down memory lane shall we?
I met my cute hubby five years ago. Call me crazy but the night I met him, I sent my cousin a text saying I found my future husband. Now you're probably thinking that I spent the whole night hanging out with him, having crazy good conversation and that we just clicked but this wasn't exactly the case. You see we shared a couple of mutual friends who were going to have a bonfire that night and I was invited. I struggle when I'm in groups, especially when I don't really know everyone, so I was incredibly nervous/anxious and almost chickened out and just stayed at home. But I put on my brave face and drove over to the college to meet up with everyone. Now that I think about it, besides getting introduced and him maybe offering me a piece of gum, that was about all the interaction we had that night. Oddly enough it was all I needed for me to know that this was it, that this was the guy I wanted to marry. We both continued to hang out with the same people for the next couple of months but we never talked much that first month or so (since we are both introverted and I'm pretty shy) but I was such a nerd and was head over heels in love. I told my whole family whenever I could that I was going to hang out with my future husband or that I had just got back from hanging out with my future husband. (Such a creep.)
The night I got a sign that maybe he liked me too was when I was still kind of recovering from mono (I don't know if I ever fully recovered from mono #foreversleepy) and I had done nothing but take naps all day. It was like eight o clock at night and I couldn't stop falling asleep so I sent him a text saying that he should come over and throw a bucket of water on me to wake me up. Now we lived on complete opposite ends of town, like a 25 minute drive. He filled up a bucket and drove clear out to my house. When I heard the doorbell ring, I about died. I'm pretty sure I was in pajamas and didn't really have any makeup on. But I was too excited to care. Hah he threw the bucket of water at me (once I was fully outside). And I just thought that was the coolest thing ever. Like who does that? My Jake. That's who does that. Anyway, my mom came home while we were visiting and after he left, I told her, "Mom, that was Jake, my future husband."
A few weeks later, the stars aligned and we somehow ended up hanging out just him and me (all of our friends were out of town or busy). We were watching a movie (Office Space if I remember right) and about half way in, I took the plunge and grabbed his hand. We watched the whole film in silence, just laughing at the funny parts, and my heart was beating a million miles a minute. We held hands the whole movie and I remember the credits rolling, just holding my breath, waiting for him to tell me that he didn't like me that way, that we should just be friends. But thank the heavens above that did not happen and he asked me to be his girlfiend the very next day.
The funny thing is, when we told people we were dating afterward, people thought we had been dating in secret for months. Which I thought was kind of cool that we looked like a couple and acted like a couple before we were even officially a couple.
We had conversations of getting married about two weeks after we started dating but financially (and probably maturity level wise), we weren't ready for that step until two years later. We always knew we loved each other and that marriage was definitely going to happen so we figured why rush it? In Utah, this is kind of an odd thing. (I know more people than my fingers and toes can count that met, got engaged, and married within six months which kind of freaks me out. Sorry if any of you are reading this! But that's just not my thing. This little lady moves at a snails pace.) Everywhere else the world, people probably think we were still too young/didn't date long enough. But what can you do? I've always felt different than everyone and I'm just glad I found a soul mate to be different than everyone with ha ha
Anyway fast forward two years and we got married on July 7, 2012 and it was the best day of my life. Seven is my favorite number so getting married on 7/7 just sounded like the best idea ever which it was but man is it bloody hot here in the summers. I think everyone else suffered more than me (which is shocking because I wore a huge thick princess dress) but I was on such a wedding high and excited about the day I honestly didn't notice the heat very much.
My wedding was absolutely perfect and maybe I'll write more on it some other day but for now, I gots stuff I've got to go do (and I'm sure I've rambled here long enough) so I'll just leave a bunch of my favorite photos from my bridals and our wedding day. Like I said earlier, I'll be back next week with hopefully more business related / yarn related tid bits but for now, enjoy!
Aw it's only been three years but I feel like we look like little babies in these pictures. This post has given me so many warm fuzzies. Thanks for reading!