June 27, 2007

Throwback Thursday: True Love



So you want to hear our engagement story... we met at church in the fall of 1998 and started
dating soon after. Our first date was Friday October 9. We went to dinner at a little restaurant in town (nothing fancy) and then to see the movie Simon Birch. I cried. (At the movie.) Here's a pic of us just after we started dating. You think we're in love?



Within the first couple months we just
knew. After dating about 3 months, there was a huge snowstorm and Jeff was stranded at my house for a couple days. (I lived with my parents at the time.) We really started talking about everything then. Soon I had a ring on my finger and was planning a wedding!


We were married Saturday October 9, 1999. Exactly one year from our first date. Aww. We honeymooned in Paris, France. And my hubby still treats me like his new bride even after almost 8 years. He's the best, I tell you.

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36 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet story! & I loved the pictures!!! Sometimes I wish that my fiance & I had anniversaries we remembered (lol)--we started dating in the 8th grade & dated on & off through high school, got back together the fall of my freshman year in college & we have been engaged for over a year now!

    Love is so beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I love engagement stories. How cool that you knew so soon. So romantic.

    BTW, your cake is gorgeous!

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  3. You guys are such an awesome couple! And yes, what a gorgeous cake! Isn't it amazing to be in love with these guys of ours... and to still be treated like it's new... ahhh!

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  4. Thamks for sharing your story, mine was similar to your but in fast foward, Dated 2 weeks, got engage, married 3 month after that, got pregnate 1 1/2 month after the wedding, So i understand when God is telling you to go for it it's the one you go for it.

    As I can see God has richily bless your marriage May His blessing be upon it for years to come!

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  5. Cool story, you are fast deciders! I cannot make fast life impacting decisions...mine get stretched out over months until I am slowly getting used to the idea up to the point that it is the obvious natural thing to do and it is no longer a real decision (e.g. study choice, moving decisions, job decisions, ...)

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  6. I love hearing people's stories! So sweet! :)

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  7. How sweet! After knowing my husband for several years we started lunch dating in August of 99, officially in November and married in April. Sometimes, you just know. What great shots, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Simon Birch is a wonderful movie.

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  9. We were married on Oct 9, 1999 as well! A great day for marriages, I think--we're still going strong after all this time also. ;)

    polly

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  10. oh, we have the same anniversary, except my hubby and I will just be married three years this october 9. :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing your story. What a sweet couple you are.

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  12. You know I am a witness to this....

    8 YEARS!!! WOW!!!

    Blessings to both of you and to the boys that keep bringing you more joy on a daily basis. :) Love you!

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  13. I love your story. I think we got to meet Jeff that same week- at Adam's wedding? I'm so happy for you that you have such a wonderful marriage.

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  14. Great pictures! I didn't realize that you had dated such a short time! Wow!

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  15. You two are so cute!
    Wow is that ever a huge wedding cake! I thought mine was big but it was only the size of the smaller three-tiered one on the right side of your picture. We had so much left over in our freezer until one day we discovered the freezer had quit and all our cake was history.

    I really should get in on these throwback thursdays - they look like fun!

    And here's a little trivia tip about the movie Simon Birch. It was filled in the hometown of one of my friends (in Canada no less!) and when I went to visit her I got to see different places that were in the movie. She was even an extra in the movie and you can see a big close up of her in the funeral scene. Very cool.

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  16. Oh, how sweet! (And what a wedding cake!)

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  17. Awwwwwwww!!!!

    Lovely story.

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  18. Great story!

    I knew pretty quickly when I'd found "the one"... it just took me a while to convince him!

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  19. Aww! My parent's anniversary is Oct 9th!! What a sweet story!

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  20. your story is NOT much different than ours, seriously. being stranded? same here. making "future" plans? same here...very cool to read this indeed.

    :)

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  21. awww!!!! our anniversary is October 9th too (except we were married in 04, 5 years later, hehe)!!!! such a sweet story. we dated, got engaged, and got married in a short time too, about 18 months. when you know, you know!!! :)

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  22. What a beautiful story, Steph! You two were clearly made for each other.

    Isn't it funny that I can tell, just by the tables and plates, that that first picture was taken at Chili's!? Am I right!?

    Jane, P&B Girls

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  23. That first picture is awesome... you guys do look totally inlove... he is gazing at you!!!!!! how awesome!!

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  24. What a great story!!

    A honeymoon in France? So jealous. Glad you got a good catch on your hands.

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  25. That is SO romantic - and look at how he's looking at you in that first picture!

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  26. awww totally cute story! Happy Throwback Thursday! :)

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  27. Congratulations. What a great place to meet your future husband. Nice pictures!

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  28. What a sweet story. Your wedding cake was beautiful!

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  29. It is freaking me out how close our stories are. I met my husband at church also, we were engaged 4 months later and got married 1 1/2 years to the date of our first date. Thanks for sharing

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  30. It was such a fun day...a friend of our family made the cake...It was awesome and delicious. Everything that day was magical...Steph looked like a princess...and Jeff looked like a prince...

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  31. P.S. I am working on my throwback Thursday...I want to join in on the fun...

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  32. God knew what he was doing when he brought you two together.
    I remember your wedding day it was so beautiful, even though the bouquet toss took a few tries. I should know...

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  33. Ahhhhh! You gotta give it up for some good snow storms!

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  34. Awww...sweet story. Me met at church too!

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