Sunday, June 14, 2009

He's the L and the O, I'm the V and the E

Here's the story for those of you who don't know it:

I liked his roommate. His roommate liked me. One evening I was sitting on their couch watching TV when Jon came home from Philosophy class. He saw me and said, "She's the One." I didn't know it, but I didn't stand a chance.I'd call their room, and end up talking to Jon for hours; when I learned his last name I said, "Oh, your poor future wife." But he was funny (hilarious, really), and smart, and likable and we quickly became best friends.School ended and I politely invited him to come visit me in Utah, he thought I was serious. The next thing I knew, he was on a plane. It was then that my family met him and while I was trying to convince them we were just friends, mom was planning our wedding.That fall, I finally caught on that he was crazy about me, and I confronted him; he hadn't said ANYTHING to me yet, he was just a great best friend. I was brutally honest. Or just brutal. I actually said, "While you have every characteristic of a man I'd like to marry, I'm just not attracted to you." But he wasn't phased. He persisted, politely.Finally, I went home for a weekend and realized I hated being without him, so yes, I finally gave in and agreed to be his girlfriend. This is October. In December we started talking about getting married. In March we were engaged.Six years later, I am still SO glad he never gave up. My little tenacious bull dog...I didn't stand a chance.We got married outside in the mountains of Salt Lake City on June 14, 2003, surrounded by red rock, waterfalls, and loved ones. Our pastor mispronounced our name, forgot to let us say our own vows, I had no one to cut the cake but the moms, and Jon wanted to go before we even danced together. But it was still beautiful. The roses in the rocks looked perfect, the food was exceptional, the dads made a great speech, and I married my best friend. Oh, and I looked smokin' hot. It was a good day.

19 comments:

Lisa Moore said...

It's fun to hear your story Lindsey! It's similar to mine. I met my husband while I was dating one of his best friends and he just kept always wanting to hang out with us. I thought it was weird until I broke up with his friend and then it all made sense... :)

umama said...

How cute is this!!

Gaia said...

Nice history! Now I know something more about you, thanks to tell us about your love story!

PS~Erin said...

Such a sweet story. And you did look smokin' hot!

I too thank God that my husband was stubborn and didn't give up on me. I'm a lucky gal! We celebrated our anniversary this weekend too (the 13th).

Happy Anniversary!!

Eric said...

Lindsey! Happy anniversary. It was nice to meet y'all today. I'll catch up on your blog sometime soon.

eric

Federica said...

What a lovely story! Thanks for sharing.
You look a great couple!

laurens.paint.palette said...

AWWWW!

Gregg said...

I was there that day. I have to say that you did look great and the dads both did a fabulous job.

oh, hello friend. said...

that is one of the most cutest stories!! ;) you 2 are adorable.

Kotori said...

Loved, loved, loved this post... what a great story. and yes, you look smokin' hot!

Our anniversary is in just a couple of weeks but I feel lucky every day of the year. Sounds like you do too!

Carlita said...

holler for marriage :) i loved your short hair... stunning!

maggisaar said...

You two are, by the way, too adorable for words!

Gaia said...

I tagged you in my last post on my blog...Hurry hurry!!!

Alicia said...

See thats true romance. Forget the Bachelor show nonsense, wining & dining, fancy gifts, blah, blah, blah. This tugs at my heart strings.
Happily ever after needs to be your last line.
Happy Anniversay is mone.

Sabrina said...

Aw. This is too sweet. :)

photojoy said...

How sweet! and Happy Anniversary!

Shelley said...

Awww! That is a great story!

brandi milne said...

Congratulations, all those years ago!! Super cute story too! Great art work, my friend! Please come by and see me sometime, Im an artist as well!!

Keep up the inspiration!!

SK said...

such a happy story. it's so funny how things happen so quickly sometimes when you finally let your heart take over your head! :)