the first of many

Today I stumbled upon the messages on Facebook that changed my life forever. I've told you all about my  relationship with handsome, but if you're just tuning in, here's how we met in a nutshell.  We were friends when we were little, and then many years later we reconnected through Facebook. 
Anyway, I sent him a friend request (hoping we would talk, but not really expecting anything of it). Heres's what I got, and since this first message, we've talked every day!
The first of many messages exchanged.

It's crazy looking back on the way we used to talk, and how much comfortable our conversations are now. I used to say "haha" at least once every message. I'm annoying.

Since then, there have been many firsts in our relationship, and its been such an exciting time for us.

I remember the first time he told me he wanted to kiss me. His text said, "Just so you know, I'm probably going to kiss you when I come home" Or something along those lines. I definitely did a happy dance around my room for like an hour.

We shared our first kiss at the airport. The first of many many kisses. My last first kiss. 

We had our first In-N-Out Burger date the next day, which if you know me, is a big deal because I'm a little bit majorly obsessed with it.

We began talking in November and he came home in January. We spent the month together and then he headed back to Germany. When he left, we both knew that we were in love, but we hadn't said it yet. We'd both made our feelings pretty clear by dropping some subtle pretty obvious hints.  We wanted to wait until May, when I was going to visit him, to actually say it though. We both wanted it to be in person, not over the phone for the first time. 
But damn that was hard.

One day (March 11) we were Skyping. His internet really sucked, so there were a lot of times that I could hear what he was saying. He said something but as usual I couldn't hear him so I just ignored it. When we hung up, I got a text that said, "Babe did I tell you I love you?!" Except he used emojis instead of the words because we hadn't said that yet. I was confused. Apparently, when we were Skyping it accidentally slipped out and he was so embarrassed. I was excited, and so later that night when we were Skyping again, he said it for real.  I remember hearing those words leave his mouth for the first time and the way it made me feel. It was amazing. I still get butterflies when I hear him tell me he loves me!
First message, first kiss, first Double Double, and our first "I love you." I also got to experience my first trip to Europe (our first trip together), and my first time being truly in love. It's amazing looking back and seeing how much we've grown as a couple and how strong our relationship is now! Life works in mysterious ways, and everything happens for a reason. I never imagined that one conversation via Facebook would lead to the first of so many amazing moments that I would share with the man of my dreams. The man I'm going to marry. 

Do you remember the first time you told someone 'I love you?' Or your first kiss?
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  1. awww this has been my favorite post of yours!!! Idk why this made me cry maybe its because I can seriously remember every first I have had with my hubby and its been so amazing!! thank you for this post :) it made me remember how lucky and happy I've been with the hubby !!


  2. How romantic! So adorable to have that photo of you both when you were little.

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  3. Awww I just love this, Brianna! I remember the first time Ryan and I told each other we loved each other. I had wanted to say it in person, but we were so far apart, and it just slipped out. I said it because it felt right, and I was so embarrassed because I'd wanted it to be more special...but it just worked. He laughed and said "finally" ;)

    Our first kiss was just...perfect!

  4. Too funny! I'm afraid to look back at Chris and I's old fb messages!

  5. Uuuuugh this is SO sweet!!! Dillon and I were in the midst of an argument (I have NO idea what about) when he said he loved me for the first time. I was so surprised that I just sat there smiling FOREVER until he was like well.....aren't you going to say something?? Hahaha.

  6. Loved this post! Y'all are precious!

    - Alex @ Radiating Sunshine

  7. I just came across your blog and am now your newest follower! Your love story is so sweet!

  8. Ahhh this is SO SWEET! I love love stories like this!

  9. ahhh, can't get over you two, so cute together! Wish both of you the best!!! :)

  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story! You make a lovely couple, and all the best for your wedding! #MagicMoments

  11. what a fantastic story, wishing you all the luck in the world!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  12. So sweet, I started reading and couldn't stop! I remember when I heard my fiance first tell me he loved me. We were long distance a few years ago. He lived in AUS and I was in the US. It was over the phone and I remember babbling because I didn't know what to say. Love this post :)

  13. thanks for linking up again with #magicMoments x

  14. Wow that is so cool that you knew each other when you were little! What an adorable photo!

    Thanks for linking up with us for Totally Posted Tuesday!

  15. This is so sweet!!! How lovely that you've found someone so special :)

    aka Bailey

  16. love those pics of you guys as little kids and then years later. great story. keep up the romance. visiting via 'tellustuesday' link up

  17. Oh Brianna, it's just so sweet! You both look perfect together. Your post just melted my heart.
    NOTE: Facebook isn't that bad, right? Haha