When Our Worlds First Collided
i hope you’re really impressed by me because i did some hard core planning and wrote up some posts about our engagement and wedding because right now i’m most likely passed out with my shoes on in our hotel room in malaysia!
also, apparently we completely skipped sunday, august 18 or maybe even monday the 19th because of all this time traveling. please tell me if something important occurred.
while i did share some posts on how we incorporated non-traditional ideas into our wedding, i haven’t shared how we came to decide to live life together forever. i am inspired to reminisce about this because our 4 year anniversary is in september and i have zero idea how it’s already been 4 years!
do we still count as newlyweds? when do we become oldyweds (my new goal is to make that a trendy word).
let’s get started…
it was a dark, stormy night…wait that’s a lie.
it was a clear sky night in april when our friend mutual friend cassie turned 20. she was friends with a lot of resident assistants at colorado state university so she declared this an alcohol-free party so they could also attend (don’t worry mom, it’s not like i was going to drink since i was underage as well). this is important for later.
here’s what i looked like that night with my friend david. i’m going to go ahead and just claim that we started the selfie trend way back in 2007 and this was taken with an actual camera…not a phone camera!
i am wearing a tom petty concert t-shirt because i find that old, wrinkly, voice-of-an-angle man attractive. this is also when i used to straighten my curly hair to then re-curl it. damn you society trying to get to me and my curls!
ravery (for new readers…this is what i call my husband which is a combination of his first and last name and our couple’s name is cravery) happened to be a resident assistant and came waltzing through the door like the texan that he is saying “howdy all y’all.”
i’m almost positive i rolled my eyes.
there was a girl as ravery walked by who stopped him with the dreaded “you don’t know my name, do you?!”
i stood squarely behind the girl and watched him squirm a little until i came to rescue and mouthed “her name is AMY. AMYYY.”
ravery: “of course i know your name. it’s amy, duh!”
girl: “my name is jessica.” and she stormed off.
he thought that was pretty funny/shady/strange and a little part of me thought that was her name but really i had no idea.
from here we started chatting and then the games came out. i like friends who like to play games and twister was on the menu. this is the only picture i have of ravery from that night. his butt is the one with the carabiner on it with the 17 janitor keys attached (he stopped wearing this only a few years ago).
we played more games and laughed and laughed and laughed for about 5 hours straight. this is where the alcohol-free part comes in…the belly laughing and the tears were all happening soberly. anyone can make you laugh when you’ve had enough wine coolers but the sober laugh is the best.
we parted ways with our cheeks burning from laughing without us exchanging numbers or instant messenger names (that was a still a little bit of a thing).
the next day he knew another mutual friend was meeting me at the park to have a picnic and he asked her if he could tag along with her. ravery showed up and tried to be all cool-like and said “hey…i don’t think i have your number.” where i promptly responded with “no shit. we just met last night. duh.” i’m a charmer.
this is a picture from that very day. he ate the carrot and i know you’re not supposed to feed the wild life but “hey! it’s college!”
we started texting and casually seeing each other about 6 out of 7 days and our mutual friends started commenting on how it looked like we were dating but we always told them “yeah right! cut-it-out!” like uncle joey from full-house.
it wasn’t until he asked me to basically be his wife on the first date that we made it official…stay tuned for the next post on wednesday!
1) let’s hear it…how did you and your sweetie meet?
2) do you like to play games? (like real games, not with people’s hearts)
3) did you get that backstreet boys’ reference in the above question?
please leave me comments and show some love so when we pay for internet in malaysia i will be ultra excited to hear all about you!