We met in the summer of 2008. I was a camp counselor at OIT (the college we both attend/attended). He was on campus with his friend registering for fall classes. He and his friend were wondering around aimlessly looking bored and I was playing ping pong with the group of camp kids I was in charge of. When they walked in the CU at OIT I couldn't take my eyes off him. He and his friend came over and talked to us for a while. Some of the girls in my camp group mentioned that we were going to the movies and offered an invite... They accepted... His friend was showing interest in me and the whole time I was wishing he would. After the movie was over it was the last I saw of him for the rest of the summer.
I was down in San Diego visiting my brother, sister in-law, niece and nephew when I got a Internet message from Frank. He said hi and gave me his number. I was really excited inside, but thought it was really funny that he would give me his number instead of ask for mine... I guess he was throwing the ball in my court haha. We started talking via Internet... we had a lot in common and I eventually gave him my number and we started texting as well... I was very excited for school to start up again (that's not normal) where we would finally get to see each other again. Finally, Sept. 29, 2008 came and we saw each other again, we gave each other a big bear hug! His hugs are so amazing! We became instant best friends and hung out a lot. However, I knew we didn't share the same religious beliefs and I was a senior and he was a freshman... and so on and so on... and this and that was going on... so we just stayed friends even though there were some obvious feelings involved... after we made the decision to just be friends the was a two week period when we didn't hangout as much... maybe it was because we were both kind of disappointed that it didn't go any further... i dunno...
A few months into Christmas Break we started talking more and more and realized our feelings were not going away... but only getting stronger... When we came back from Christmas break we started hanging out a lot, with our feelings revealed. Well mostly Franks, I was still hesitant because of a few things. By Spring Term I couldn't deny it... I was in love with him! I couldn't hold back any longer... During spring term (April 9th, 2009) he asked if I would be his girlfriend. Shortly after he asked he start coming to church with me. I could totally tell that it was just to be with me... It was a nice thought on his part. He was definitely trying. Then he started to notice that it would take more of a commitment then just coming to church, to be with me forever. So he started asking questions about the religion. I was always very straight forward with him about the church and my beliefs. Mostly that I wanted to be married in the temple!
At first he did not like the idea of becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But after taking the discussions (lessons) his mind had changed and he was later baptized, and I made sure it was what he wanted to do... This step in his life changed both of our lives for the better! Christ is the center of our relationship and our lives. After I realized that we had the same goals in life there was no more hesitation.
Earlier on in our relationship we found out that our relatives know each other and are from the same area in southern Idaho. It was so neat! It was also great news when we found out we weren't related! haha! It was so crazy to find out he was born 30-minutes away from my Grandma and Grandpa's house (a place where I spent every summer growing up). Who would have ever guessed I was so close to my future husband in my young childhood years, and that we would both attend the same college 800 miles away. I know we are going to be so Happy for all ETERNITY! I love him so much! Everything happens for a reason!
Still looking for Bridesmaid Dresses/skirts!!! haha Alli Phair showed me this really cute skirt yesterday that I think I might use as my bridesmaids skirts. I really like it! So much that I added PINK to our wedding colors! So now we have White, Grey, Yellow and Pink!!!!! I am really excited! And yes I did ask Frank if it was ok! So for bridesmaid attire I think this skirt a yellow button up top and big chunky pink neckless! oh and Pink White and Yellow Gerbera Flowers!
Frank and I are going down to SAN DIEGO to do some wedding planning!! It will be nice to finalize some things and BE IN SAN DIEGO!!! So pumped!
Work day... School day... Moving day... we hopefully will find someone to help us get some heavy things out of the house! ALSO we are in search for a place to live haha this is kind of important! The search goes on! Its way harder than I thought to find a nice place in Klamath for a reasonable price... Anyways... the battle must go on!! Oh and we get to have a birthday lunch for Bryan this afternoon! It should be fun!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYAN!