We met in college, briefly. Very briefly. So briefly that, while we both remember it, it was just a simple "Hello, nice to meet you." moment and we never saw or spoke to one another again. (This was especially strange since we both practically lived in the Mass Media building on campus where all of our core classes were held - me for Broadcast TV/Film and him for graphic design/advertising.)

This is a photo from right around the time we first met.
And here's a photo of Jason from around the time we met :)

He eventually graduated and moved back to his hometown for a job, and one year after that I graduated and remained in our college town. We had a mutual friend that mentioned Jason multiple times. I kept thinking I know this guy... where do I know this guy from? When I realized we had met several years prior I decided to add him on Facebook and say hey.

We talked about music and movies here and there, he gave me his number and told me to text him sometime, and eventually we made plans to meet up and hang out. He lived an hour away so we decided to get together one night when he was in town for band practice. We spent the evening at a local bar making fun of a terrible band and getting to know one another. In the wee hours of the morning he headed home, just in time to get a little sleep before heading into work early that morning. Even then I didn't like watching him leave.

We talked some more and made plans for me to visit him. On my way up to his apartment a very cliche thing happened: my car broke down. The engine overheated on the interstate and shut down, in the pouring rain. I was in the middle of nowhere, no roadside assistance, no one to come get me, completely stranded. When I called my mother I was so persistent that I did not want Jason to come and get me. I was embarrassed and frustrated and did not want someone I barely knew, and liked, to have to come "rescue" me.

But he did.

We made light of the situation that night drinking, listening to records, and just hanging out. Ruined car, thunderstorm, complete embarrassment - that night is one of my favorite memories. It was also unfortunately the last time I saw Jason for a little over a month. We both had a lot going on, so while we still talked we didn't see each other.

In November, once things had settled for both of us, Jason came down to spend the weekend with me. We had plans to attend a mutual friend's birthday party and go to a show at the same local bar where we had met up previously. We had an amazing weekend together and haven't been apart since!

our first New Year's together
The following summer I moved in with Jason. It was a big step, and I'm sure a lot of people thought it was too soon, but when you know, you just know. (Funny thing about this, we now live in Jason's hometown, which is only 25 minutes away from the small town I grew up in. When the kids in my town wanted to go shopping or to the movies, they made the trek to J's town. There were likely countless times our paths crossed growing up and in college.)

We moved into our townhouse at the beginning of the next year, and adopted Norah. She has truly proved to be a challenge, not just as a pet, but she is certainly a special kind of cat. 

one of Norah's first nights in her new home

Last year for my 25th birthday I thought we were heading into Louisville for dinner, dancing, and a night out with friends. Little did I know Jason had bigger plans - HE PROPOSED! (I said YES! of course, what girl wouldn't?! He's amazing!) I was so surprised! We're getting married in September of 2014 and couldn't be more excited!


  1. Holy crap! I don't even recognize you with such dark/short hair. You look so..."emo", but in a totally good way and this is the cutest of cute stories.

    1. Oh girl, we're Facebook friends - if you ever get bored definitely check out some of my first profile pics or oldest photo albums! Short black hair, spiked in the back. Chuck Taylors. Band t-shirts all day, every day! (Mostly Norma Jean, some Poison The Well, lots of hardcore bands.) When Jason and I met in college it was actually in passing at a hardcore show. Times have changed, lol. And thank you!

  2. Adorable blog,
    Love the love story!

    Stopping by from Me, Myself, and I
    I'll be following from now on:)

    Hallie :)


  3. Love your blog! Thanks for the sweet comment, wonderful to 'meet' you!

  4. Oh, my word. The car story couldn't be more adorable. Such a sweet story, and congrats. Marriage is the BEST :)


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