Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Story of Us Part 1

So in case you all do not have a calendar counting down the days to my wedding on your fridge, it's 11 days away! Oh. My. Goodness! I am so excited! I thought it would be fun to tell you all the story of how Justin and I met and how he proposed as a build up to our big day!

I had known Justin's mom and step dad (whose name is also Justin, confusing... I know) for a long time. Not super well but they were good friends with my mom and step dad and had been over to our house for dinners and my parents to their house for dinners. I knew that they had three boys and their ages, but that was about all I knew about them.

If we are going in chronological order here then now would be the time to mention that my sister and MOH Veronica had met Justin at a dinner and when my mom mentioned that she thought we would be a cute couple Veronica said that I would never go for him because he talked about banking and politics and was too grown up and stiff for me. This is super funny to me because if you know Justin he is the furthest thing from stiff. But I didn't hear about this until much later!

In August of 2011 my mom moved my sister to Moscow and then me from Moscow to Coeur d'Alene. After the drive up we spent the day hauling boxes up three flights of stairs and organizing my life. She mentioned to me that we would be going over to DeAnn (Justin's mom) and Justin's (stepdad) house for dinner. She did not mention that her and DeAnn were conspiring and this would be the day that Justin and I would meet.

A little warning would have been nice mom. I changed my clothes, thank goodness. But I did not shower, put on makeup or do anything with my hair.

So once we get to their house (my Justin is not yet present) I volunteer to help DeAnn with dinner and while we are in the kitchen she starts talking about her son who is joining us and how wonderful he is. He is a banker, he owns his own house, he just bought a new truck, hes perfect, yada yada yada. And I'm like... lightbulb! Wow you guys! This is a set up!

So Justin shows up and he is wearing khaki shorts and sandals with a button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Looking good. And he is very polite, and very nice to his mom. Which is always good. We start talking and it turns out we know some of the same people and he's funny and we're getting along pretty well.

After dinner we are all having a grand time, drinking and playing quarters with my mom and his parents. And then Justin (stepdad) mentions that his family is going on a camping trip for a few days and since I'm just going to be sitting around my apartment I might as well come with them. My Justin agrees that this sounds like a great idea and I should definitely come, and even offers to drive me back to Moscow to get my car and some other things once we get back. What a nice guy right?

Our parents went to bed and Justin and I stayed up really late talking and eating pie. And we may have shared our first kiss right there on his parents' couch! ;)

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I've totally been thinking about doing a similar series. Such a fun idea!