A love story.

A picture from the summer I met my husband....
The story goes like this:

Boy's friends are friends with Girl's friends. In the summer of 2001, Boy meets Girl at the lake. Boy is 16, Girl is 13. Boy loves Girl but Girl doesn't know it. Yet.

A year passes, Boy and Girl are good friends. Until one day, Girl kisses Boy and then they are more than friends. December 1st, 2002, is the day that this boy and girl started calling each other "boyfriend" and "girlfriend". He is 17, she is 14.
Boy and Girl grow up together, side by side. Boy finishes college, Girl starts college. They learn who they are, where they stand in life and where they want to go. Summertime, 2007, Boy asks Girl's parents to marry Girl. Girl's parents knew this day was coming....since December of 2002.
August 23rd, 2007, Boy takes Girl out for her first ever picnic at the lake. Boy is 22, Girl is 19. Boy brought a quilted blanket and packed a lunch in a basket complete with a brownie wrapped in tinfoil for dessert. Only there was no brownie in the tinfoil. Instead, the foil wrapped dessert was a ring box. Boy proposes to Girl with a ring made by the same hand that made her mom's ring. He promises to love her for forever. Girl cries.
On May 30th, 2008, with their toes in the sand and salty air on their skin, Boy and Girl declare their love for each other in front of a handful of family and friends. The wedding is peaceful and everything is perfect (even the monsoon rainstorm that soaked Girl to the bone immediately following the ceremony). Boy and Girl are married. Boy is 23, Girl is 20. A few days later, Boy and Girl make their Mexican vows American-legal at a Las Vegas drive through window.
Boy and Girl move into their first house with their mini dog pack. Boy works, Girl finishes college. The days are easy. They are in love. They enjoy the little moments and go with the flow but they've got big plans in the works.
July 1st, 2011, Girl takes a pregnancy test. The test is positive. Girl waits all day for Boy to come home from work to tell him the good news in person. Boy is surprised, he gives Girl a weird look, then laughs and kisses Girl. Girl laughs while she cries. Boy is 26, Girl is 23.
March 3rd, 2012, Boy and Girls' lives change in a way that mere words cannot explain- Girl gives birth to a sweet baby girl. They name her Navi July. She is their whole world. Boy cries, and Girl cries too.
Now, Boy, Girl and their sweet baby Navi live together with their  mini dog pack (half O.Gs, half new recruits) in their house by the lake. The days are (usually) blissful, their hearts are full to the brim (always). He listens to her if she needs to vent when the world seems too big and her four walls seem too small. He's so resilient, nothing ever seems to shake him, but when he needs an escape from Grownup Land, she's the only one who can make him feel like that same boy that she met those many years ago. They hold hands. They are in love. The rest is history.

17 comments

  1. Aw, such a cute story and you guys look so happy! :D Jealous!

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! Glad you stopped by :)

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  3. Just found your blog, so sweet! Glad I found it! xoxo

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    1. Thanks India, so glad you found it too! :)

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  4. cutest ever! I love that you're a baby like me. :)

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    1. haha for sure! I like to keep my baby-side swaddled up nice and tight so she doesn't make too much of a fuss, but every now and then she just gets the best of me ;)

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  5. adorable family! you are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Alycia- you're so sweet :)

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  6. I just found your blog and I look forward to following it! Your story is so cute and your little girl is adorable!

    -Melissa @ Fit 'n' Well Mommy

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa!... we think she's pretty stinking cute too ;)

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  7. I love this story---so sweet! you are gorgeous.
    new follower, have a great day!
    floral&fudge

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    1. Ahhhh! You're too kind! Thank you so, so much Rachel- I'm happy you stopped by :)

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  8. i just found your blog, what a sweet story! and your pups are adorable! :)

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    1. Hey Kate! Thanks so much.... they're pretty darn cute, sometimes its their only saving grace ;)

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  9. This is just the sweetest!! :)

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  10. very beautifull love story! you have a sweet family :)

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