Friday, February 17, 2012

How I met my hubbers {linky party}

My hubbers is amazing! Truly the best. I'm not being biast or anything.  It's just how it is. :)

How we met is somewhat of a Lifetime movie!
We met at the ripe age of 18. But it's not one of those high school sweetheart deals.  When we met we lived in separate states.  I lived in Ocala.  He lived in Boston.  Here's the catcher.... we didn't meet in person! aaahhhh!  Okay here it goes.  Grab a glass of wine, beer, lemonade, water, whatever you prefer and maybe a tissue.

hahaha.  This is not the year we met but it's circa 2005...3 years after we met.  I can't find my OLD stuff.  Okay.  So I had just graduated high school and just enrolled into my first semester at a community college.  Mark {that's my hubby} just moved to Boston to live with his older sister. Side note: he was from Tallahassee...where we now live.
The clincher: our parents went to high school and college together!!!  My mother and his father were close friends and grew up right down the street from one another.  At there 25th high school reunion they all reconnected.  

THEN a year later {2002...while I was in my first semester of college and in journalism class} I needed a newspaper to complete one of my projects.  So my mom grabbed the paper, started looking through it and noticed a picture of a boy skateboarding.  Then she recognized the name.  OMG! It was my {now} hubby! haha...she sent his dad an email immediately to verify.  How his picture ended up in our newspaper in a different county 2 hours away is beyond me!  But there it was and me being the "extreme sports" kinda chic I was then was in "love!" :)

SO...his dad and my mom gave us each others emails and AIM names...YEA...remember AOL Instant Messenger. HA!  One day I saw his name pop up on AIM and sent him a message.  

LITERALLY....the rest is history.  That was the beginning of August.  He flew me up to Boston to meet him in person on October 11, 2002.  We did the whole running to one another in the airport and kissing.  It was all romantic at the age of 18.  By December, we were both moving to Tallahassee so that we could live in the same town.  We broke up 80 million times for the next five years before we decided to make it official.  

I love my husband more now than I ever have.  We are about to hit our five year wedding anniversary in June and our 10 year anniversary of "being together" in October.

Here's our Christmas pic:

We're really bad about taking pics together.

I've loved reading every one's stories of how they met their sweeties.  Link up at Mrs. B's blog to join in on the love fest!!! :)  Happy FRIDAY!


  1. I love your story. I grew up in Tallahasse. Leon High School graduate! My family is from Dunnellon which is Ocala's backyard. WE NEED TO MEET UP ONE DAY!!!!

    Primary Graffiti

  2. Y'all are too cute!

    ❤Jodi from...
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  3. That is a Lifetime-esque story! Very cute :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. OK I think that might be the cutest story ever!! I love that your parents knew each other. So adorable!! ~ Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  5. So sweet! I met my hubby at 20, transferred schools after 1 month of dating, and got married 1 year and two days after we met. That was 9 years ago!

  6. That is an absolutely wonderful story. I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower! I also just bought the common core packet from Deanna Jump, and I look forward to implementing it in my room next year.

    The Daily Alphabet

  7. You two are super cute! Loved your story. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  8. Thank you ladies!

    Cheryl, we definitely need to get together! That is too funny! Small world.

  9. LOVE this story!!!!!!!!!!! How fun! Your pics are great. I am partial to your dogs! :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  10. I can't find your email. I'd love to steal a day one weekend...or possibly over spring break...if they align. My email is

    Looking forward to chit chat!! =)



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