With it being almost Valentine’s Day, I thought it might be fun to get a little personal and share how Joe and I met! I always love hearing peoples stories and what brought them together. With this being the day we celebrate the ones we love most, I thought it was the perfect time to share ours!
First of all, believe it or not, we actually met when I was 12 years old! Seriously, so crazy and so many years ago. His family moved in down the street from us and we quickly became close friends. The first time I saw him I was actually walking home from school. He was in front of me walking home with his brother. As crazy as it sounds, I had the impression “I am going to marry him” come to my mind. My 12 year old mind could not believe this. I didn’t even know him! I mean he had CURLY hair…this was not ok. Haha! Oh young naive minds. The same impression came to me again on the walk home. I kept it to myself and never told a soul until the day we were married and I told my mom!
So back to meeting. Our houses were really close to the school. As a result, mine was the girl hangout+ his was the guy hangout. We walked home from school together most of the days. Our group of friends did just about everything together, so we just grew really close. We are still really close with this group today and love reminiscing on old times! We dated off and our Junior year, and then basically didn’t talk our Senior year, because he said he couldn’t talk to me or he’d have to date me, (100% his words, haha), and he didn’t want anything serious.
After high school things started to get a bit more serious. About 6 months later Joe left to Florida to serve a two year mission for our church. You can read more about that here. While he was away, I dated a ton, finished hair school + started my full time job as a hairstylist, started coaching the high school cheer team, bought my first truck and traveled a lot with my girlfriends. He came home 2 years later – 10 days before Christmas and we were married in March!!
Now here we are, almost 19 years later with 5 kids living back in St. George where it all started. My heart is just so full! I am so thankful for Joe and the life we are living together!
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That in a nutshell is how Joe and I met. He is the best person I could ever ask for to go through this crazy life with!