Saturday, August 23, 2014
#23 - Meetiversary-ish
By my estimations, John and I met 10 years ago this week. We don't actually remember meeting for the first time, so we don't know what day it was, but it was the first week of college in 2004. And classes started on the 23rd, so it was probably right around here. As a sentimental girl who likes an excuse to celebrate at any occasion, I really wish I remembered the day/moment when we met, but the first week of classes is such a blur, and we were meeting all the new people who lived in the dorms, so we just don't recall specifically meeting each other. This was not love at first sight.
My first official memory of John is from the weekend before or after classes started. I don't think I've shared this story before, but it's entirely possible. It was Saturday night pretty late, and a bunch of people were just hanging out on the 4th floor where John lived (I lived on the 3rd floor). A few of us were talking about what churches to go to the next day. John didn't have a car, so he had plans to ride with his roommate to a church that I also wanted to try out. I asked if I could go along, and they said sure. Then they said they were going to the 8am service, so we needed to meet at about 7:30. And I was like "nevermind! I'll go by myself to the later service!" and then John asked if he could ride with me, because he didn't really want to wake up so early. His roommate said the late service started at 10:30, so we planned to meet at 10. Another guy asked if he could come with us. So, Sunday morning, I took 2 freshman boys with me to church. Neither of them would say more than 2 words. I was trying to be friendly and get to know them, and they were just super quiet. It was so awkward. Then we got to church, and the parking lot was packed, but there were no people milling around. So we went to the information desk and apparently the next service didn't start until 11. Which means we had 30 more minutes of awkwardness.
Anyway, we survived and ended up becoming really good friends. We went to church together every Sunady (and I think we tried out every church in Lincoln over the next few years!) In February of 2005, the 2 guys went with me to Lawrence, KS for a concert and met one of my best friends from middle and high school. She asked me which of the guys I liked, and I was like "Oh, no - we are just friends! No romantic interest at all!" And then less than 2 years later, John and I were engaged, and she got to say "I told you so!"
So, that's the first story I remember about my husband. I don't think they'll be making a movie about us any time soon, but I think we're pretty cool. Do you remember the moment you met your spouse?
Sweater: Loft (similar, similar)
Necklace: F21 (exact, similar)
Shorts: Old Navy (exact)
Sandals: Love Culture (similar, similar)