happy valentine's day!

Happy Valentine's Day loves! I'm sure 99% of you know this, and are probably tired of hearing it, but I thought that since today is V-Day that I would share mine and handsome's love story again. I've shared the full thing once in this post, but it was when I first started blogging and its kind of a mess.

If you visit my 'love' page, you'll find the quickest possible version of our love story:
But there's not real background info there. Mine and Dj's moms have been besties forever. Obviously, when you're 5, if your mom has a friend, her kids are your friends too. So, Dj and I used to play together when we were younger. Here's a picture of us at my birthday party way back when and then now!
So anyway, as we got older, we lost touch. I remember running into him my freshman year (his senior year) at a track meet and barely acknowledging him while he and my mom talked. Oops ;) And when my mom asked if I wanted to go to graduation party, I thought she was crazy for even thinking I might want to go..I mean, I hadn't talked to him in years.

Fast forward four years to my freshman year of college. I'm friends with his mom and sister on Facebook and I was doing some casual stalking when his name popped up. So of course my stalking went from casual to excessive and creepy and I stalked him pretty hardcore. I told my mom that he was hot but I didn't think he would remember me. So what does my mom do? Messages him and tells him what I just said. Thanks mom....but really. So I added him, and I was sitting on my couch with my best friend (we were home on Thanksgiving break) when he messaged me. I think I shit my pants because I was so excited that he sent me a message. 

Well, we've talked every day since that first message and I'm seriously the luckiest girl in the world. We talked for a couple months before we hung out in person, because he was in Germany and wasn't coming home until January. But basically right from the start we knew we had something special.

He's made this past year the most amazing year of my life! I got to spend the summer in Germany with him and we've done so many fun things together. Our love has grown so incredibly much its amazing. On Wednesday I got my Valentine's package from him, which you might've seen on Instagram filled with a bunch of candy I shouldn't eat, homemade brownies, and then some special stuff like the journal we send back and forth and write to each other in. I wish I could spend today with him, but I guess a Skype date will have to do!

Should we start counting how many times I've told this story on the blog? Probably too many, but what else would I talk about on Valentine's Day? I'm off to dinner and wine with the roomies tonight, but I hope you all have a very special holiday with a very special someone!
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  1. I love hearing the beginning stories of a relationship so I am glad you shared yours again!

  2. So cute and such lovely photos! You were meant to be!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  3. you keep a journal? omg thats too cute / such a good ideaa

  4. So presh!!!...btw, you were in my dream last night, is that weird?? Nothing creepy or anything ;) I fostered a puppy and wanted to buy it after the foster care was over and you wouldn't let me....now that I type that out, yeah, that's weird. Hahahaha

  5. That's just an adorable story. And props to your mom for making that move for ya!

  6. I love this story!! I also shared mine on the blog today :) Happy Valentine's Day! <3

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  7. I love that!!! So awesome!!! Happy Valentines Day

  8. Lovely story!! I love that you played together when you were little :) And your mom is a stinker!

  9. Awww, this is such an amazing story! Who would've thought that would happen ;)
    Wish you all the luck for your long distance!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

  10. Hey! I found you form Treats & Travels. This story is just so sweet!!! I love it!! Your mom cracks me up!! I can't believe she messaged him! At least it all worked out for the best

  11. So, I'm totally jealous of your love story.

    I've always wanted that "boy next door" type of love. Where you knew the person since you were kids and were best friends and then eventually got married. It just sounds so perfect.

    Unfortunately, I moved a lot when I was younger and my parents didn't have consistent friends with kids my age, so I had to settle for finding my own man. hahaha

  12. Love your story and that you reconnected. Gotta love your Mom for embarrassing you at the time, but getting the ball rolling.