Friday, July 11, 2008

Getting Married

the early days

I am getting married on Monday. To be honest, the only thing I can think to say is Holy Crap.

TJ and I first met in a coffee shop. Actually we saw each other around at a bar in town but finally talked to each other in a coffee shop. I had just broken up with a nasty boyfriend and went to the coffee shop to enjoy my new freedom. TJ walked in, just off of tour with his band. The coffee shop was packed and I offered him a seat at the table I was sitting at. He took me up on the offer and sat with me. He talked for seriously, not kidding here, 3 1/2 hours. I think I said two sentences the whole time. The first sentence out of his mouth was, "I am going to be a millionaire." His head was so big from coming off tour, it was rather annoying. But he was cute, so I listened.

He got up after talking forever, and said he was going to go to a local dance night at the bar. He told me I should go and then he left. If he is coming off rather arrogant, he was. But I went.

The photo above is from that night, February 15, 2005. He moved in 4 days later, we graduate college and moved to Seattle 4 months later, moved back to California 8 months after that, and back to Seattle 1 year after California. And we've been in Seattle for 1 year and 6 months after that. In total, it has been about 3 1/2 years and a lot of moving.

I've seen his band break-up, we've worked that crappiest jobs, been broke as hell, stollen toliet paper from the bar because we had no money. We've been together through my dad dying last February, through my grandfather dying this past January. We've nearly killed each other, and had the best times of our lives together. And I think I can say, we've finally arrived.

In all honesty, we did everything backwards, totally wrong, my mother should have killed me when she found out we were living together after 4 days. But who cares. He's my best friend, my baseball, shopping, eating, sleeping, everything best friend. In 3 days he's going to be my husband (and I hate saying husband, it sounds weird and old). But I love him, and I'm glad he's going to be around for the rest of my life.

So I'll be back next Tuesday with photos to share. Enjoy the weekend. I sure am.

24 comments:

nickybeit said...
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Krissy said...

Congrats 3 days early. I loved the background of how you met :) Cheers to you girlie.

littlebyRD said...

Good Luck and Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from germany..........

P.S. I love your Blog

quaint handmade said...

congratulations! do you know this song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt01d5ZuyjY&feature=user?

Kelly said...

what a fantastic story! random meetings are the best. congratulations and a lifetime of happiness to you both!

xo
Kelly

mary said...

You know what? Your history doesn't have to be perfect to be RIGHT. (Ours certainly wasn't. Hell, it was downright...well...nevermind.)

Your story is fantastic and I wish you both all the best in the world. I can't wait to hear all about it!

.vanessa said...

wow =) have heaps of fun!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I have totally enjoyed following the "lead up" to your wedding day. I'm loving your story! Thanks for sharing and best wishes for many more years of happiness, health, and waking up next to the person who loves you. :-)

Robin said...

I love the background story is it really quite romantic. Best wishes for a beautiful start to the rest of your lives together.

Katydid said...

Congratulations! You two are a cute couple...I also married my best friend 7 years ago, after knowing him for 7. We did things really slow, but like you said, sometimes love works out backwards. I wish you the best of luck!

Hila said...

congrats!! I hope you enjoy your day :)

nadia said...

You will be getting married today i wish you both all the happiness, laughter and my favorite adventures!
CONGRATS!

ting-wai said...

many congrats. you guys look so happy! have a fabulous wedding! (I can't wait to see what dress you ended up with!!)

wishing you lots of love and happiness!

Justine

layersofmeaning said...

congratulations!
I just celebrated my 1st wedding anniversary (june 30)
I wish you a long happy marriage!

{this is glamorous} said...

Congratulations! Hope your wedding was wonderful. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

Apt. #34 said...

congrats dearie! Cannot wait to see what the final choice of dress was!

Mrs.French said...

I am so excited to see the photos!

bettyninja said...

Wicked congrats to you girly!

ambika said...

What a sweet, *real* story. And hey, I'm starting to dislike saying 'boyfriend' because it sounds so casual so I guess there's no winning ;)

Congrats.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

This is a wonderful post! xo congratulations!

karina said...

Congrats!!!!
Nice story, It sounds as if you were married before formal marriage.
love and going trough good and bad times, to me it is marriage.

cassaundra said...

This made me cry.

But in a good way.

I may not "know you" know you, but I am so happy for you.

Congratulations.

Micaela said...

This is so sweet, your story. When love arrives, you just know. I love your honesty even still. What an amazing journey and cheers as it continues! xo