9 Years ago today...

I was a college junior at JMU.

{Yeah National VB Champs!}

9 years ago today ...  a bouquet of thistle & roses was delivered to my apartment door with a note from the cute boy I liked in my Creative Writing Class.

{Image from seaofblossoms.blogspot.com}


9 years ago today..  The cute boy took me out on a "Surprise" Valentine's Day date to see Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.


{image via wikipedia}


9 years ago today...  The cute boy cooked me one of the worst steaks of my life & smoked out his kitchen:


9 years ago today...  my husband asked me to be his girlfriend. 

{The very dirty & wet garage where beer pong typically ensued}

And for the past 9 years, we've grown up together.




He's my best friend in the whole world & I love the family & the life we've made together.   

Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours. 
.


xoxo, Lauren

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33 comments:

Nancy said...

I knew there were deep seeded reasons I adore you! I am a JMU alum, too...and can relate to your story completely. Have a love filled day!!!!
Nancy
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Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

What a sweet post! Have a great day!

Tricia said...

Love this post. Happy Valentines day!

VictoriaArt said...

The sweetest story told today!
May your love blossom and grow, just like your family!
xoxo

pve design said...

destiny and fate is one your side.:)
love to you.
pve

Karena said...

Lauren I adore the story of your love and these beautiful images!

Happy Valentines!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Look at those legs! Great love story! Here's to many more!

Aja said...

How sweet! What a lovely Valentine's Day memory! You have a beautiful family.

Karen said...

That is probably one of the sweetest Valentine posts I've read. You and your darling family have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Karen

Windlost said...

Gorgeous. Dave's a babe and so are you. I am so glad you two beautiful people (on the inside as well as the outside) found each other!! :)

xo's Terri

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

So sweet! Happy Valentines Day!!

Emily Ruddo said...

Adorable post Lauren! Hope you are doing well!! Happy Valentine's Day :)

xo
Emily

Leslie said...

Very sweet story, and what a beautiful family you are. :)

Erin said...

AWe:) What a sweet fairy tale?!

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Kathysue said...

I love this post!! There is nothing like being married to the love of your life!! I have loved my now husband for over 45 years and trust me your love will grow deeper and more wonderful with each passing year!! Happy Vday to you and your sweet family Lauren,
Kathysue

slip4 said...

Sweet story! My daughter is a sophomore at JMU now and loves it! Thanks for sharing.

Katharine said...

Love this post! Happy Valentine's day to you both!

kayce hughes said...

Awwwww so cute you both are! Happy Valentine's Day!

Kris Vogelsang said...

Ahhh...true love, ain't it grand?!

Diane James Home said...

What a wonderful post and a fantastic reminder that Valentine's day is for celebrating all those we love! Thanks for sharing your great pictures, Cynthia

AnneHH said...

Happy Day!! Thanks for sharing this lovely story about two wonderful people!!
xo, Anne

kathy said...

You are just cutest. Thanks for posting this.

Acquired Objects said...

Awww, this is so sweet! Happy Valentine's Lauren to you and your family!

XX
Debra~

Patty said...

Awww...that was such a sweet post! Aside from admiring your cute hubby in creative writing, you must have been listening too, cause you're a great writer! Happy Valentine's Day!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

You know, this really is a bit much :) LOL Talent, magazine family, cute man, true love from the way back...Said with admiration, believe me. I hope you have a lifetime of bff valentines!

Emily A. Clark said...

Totally impressed by your volleyball skills (and volleyball legs!). Congrats on 9 great years :)

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Loretta

p.s. Great form in that volleyball shot! I played in high school.

Morgan S. said...

Awww so sweet! Happy (late) Valentines day

pretty pink tulips said...

That is the sweetest story, Lauren! Literally, tears in my eyes. And, look at those beautiful boys who are a result of that first bouquet, night of Shakespeare and worst steak ever!!!

What a beautiful love story!!!


xo Elizabeth

Laurie Jones said...

That's the sweetest post!! I think you may have a new follower too, my 13 year was reading over my shoulder and you totally impressed her with your vball skills!!

Pale Elegance said...

Hi Lauren,
I'm your newest follower. I love your post; going down memory lane about how you and your husband met. It brought tears to my eyes. I've been with my fiancee for 20 years! and we have many sweet old photos like this; where does the time go?
Anyway, love your blog and your style. I'm a design student and you inspire me!
Have a great week,
Jenah

traci zeller designs said...

Oh, Lauren, I love this!! Hugs to you and Dave and your sweet boys!!!

Tania Maree said...

This is soooooooooooo beautiful!!!
What a gorgeous family......
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Tania Maree xx