Two And A Half Years

Warning: Get ready to dodge some cheezeballs, as this post is oozing of cheesiness.

Two and a half years

…filled with laughter (NYE 2008)

That’s how long I’ve known this little nut.

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October 23rd, 2008 was quite a good day. And has led to sooo, so many other good days.

Two and a half years ago, I was a volunteer in the AmeriCorps…working my little bee-hind off in 4 jobs, splitting my time between Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC. I hardly had time to breathe, let alone think about “meeting anyone.”

Nevertheless, two and a half years ago, I somehow managed time to squeeze in weekly Trivia every Thursday evening at a local bar in town, Big Daddy’s, with my new group of Charlotte friends.

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Trivia Madness

Two and a half years ago today, I got a text from one my buddies telling me to drop by his apartment for a barbecue before trivia.

Two and a half years ago today, I attended that little barbecue shin-dig.

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Our barbecue was not as sophisticated as this rando picture-off-the-internet-fake-Barbeque-party, but it was still tons-o-funnnnn!

Two and a half years ago today, I walked onto the doorstep and into my friend’s apartment…an apartment that turned out to be the place where Ryan lived.

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Oh, hello, symbolic door of opportunity…how nice of you to present yourself!

Two and a half years ago today, I met this guy…

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NYE, ringing in 2009!

…and he turned out to be the love of my life.

So needless to say, two and a half years ago today… my life changed for the better.

Let’s look at some highlights, shall we?

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Sunrise on Sanibel Island, December 21st, 2008 – moments after “becoming official”

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Sunrise, December 21st, 2008 con’t

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Happiness! (Sunrise, December 21st, 2008)

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Sanibel Island (Christmas 2008)

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Valentine’s Day (2009)

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Elton John/Billy Joel Concert (Charlotte, March 2009)

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Easter (Cincinnati, 2009)

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Enjoying the waterfalls @ Petit Jean State Park near Ryan’s hometown of Russellville, Arkansas (May 2009)

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Ryan’s Brother’s wedding (Minnesota, September 2009)

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Relaxing at my momma’s house in Florida (Christmas 2009)

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Watching the sunrise on Sanibel Island (December 21st, 2009)

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Wanna-be-artsy photo-op before biking around Sanibel Island (Christmas, 2009)

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Valentine’s Day (2010)

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Golf outing in Charlotte (April 2010)

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Helllloooo new puppy!! Officially a HappyTales famjam (October 2010)

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Daddy’s little helper (December 2010)

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Sanibel Island (Christmas, 2010)

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Our first *real* Christmas together! (Christmas 2010, @ my momma’s house in Florida)

It’s so crazy to think that I’ve known Ryan for two and a half years. I feel so blessed, and I can’t ever imagine a day without him.

How did you meet your significant other? Anyone else meet ‘em completely out of the blue at a time when it was hard to carve out time to simply sleep?

And a random question: do any of you have a “good-side” when it comes to taking pictures? If it hasn’t become obvious from this post… the majority of our “monkey-arm” pictures are taken with me on the left and Ryan on the right. Is it a coincidence? Or is it due to the fact that the camera  button is on the left hand side, and because I am the “Master Picture-Taker,” I must therefore end up on the left… Hmmmm. It’s a mystery the world may never know.Smile with tongue out

PS. I cannot thank you guys enough for all of the support and well-wishes you all left me in the comments section of my last post. It is amazing to see how many of you could relate, and it’s great to know I am not alone in this journey! Makes me love this little blogging community even more Smile

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19 responses to “Two And A Half Years

  1. awwww sha! Ya’ll are cute 🙂

  2. Great post thanks for sharing. Family and friends are what truly makes life worth living. Even as we get older we find out how much we truly need one another.

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  3. Aww you two are so GORGEOUS!! And I LOVE the dress you’re wearing in the wedding photo- you look so beautiful in it!! 🙂

  4. omg LOVE this girl 🙂 i met my guy at school 4 years ago while were in college- we both were taking education courses and i always thought he was cute but we were both dating other people- we ended breaking it off in the summer (both of us) and started to talk more in the fall..then in sept we became official.. 3 1/2 years later here we are! ha! xo

  5. You are seriously GLOWING in all of these pics! Congrats on 2.5 years with the love of your lifeeee

  6. What a beautiful photoblog of love! 🙂

    My husband and I met because I moved to Chicago and my roommates were in his PhD department 🙂

    I think all my sides are fine – I just don’t worry too much about it bec I realize I’m not posing in real life! 😛

  7. Awww, you guys are so cute together!

  8. AWWWW super adorable! And many more years to come! 🙂

    P.S- I definitely lived in Rock Hill, SC for a year when I attended Winthrop my freshman year of college! Beautiful place!

  9. I’m on the verge of tears. This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. 🙂 Congratulations ❤ you two are ADORABLE.

  10. You two are a gorgeous couple!

  11. You are so pretty! this is gorgeous! happy two and a half years!! 🙂

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  13. Awww!! You two are so precious! What a beautiful couple. 🙂

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