8.26.2010

Love Story

How we met...

first picture
{this is such an embarrassing picture - but its our first one together, straight out of the '04 summer scrap book. i promise my hair was not as gothic black as it looks}

David and I are headed to Chattanooga this weekend. This dear little city holds a special place in our hearts – it’s where we met (for the most part). In the summer of 2004 we both signed on to be counselors at Camp Vesper Point. I remember exactly where I was sitting when I saw David for the first time. I remember what he was wearing -- a Larry Bird Celtics shirt. My very first thought when I saw him – “hmmm, I’m intrigued. I think we could be best friends.” Honest to goodness, that is the very first thing I thought upon laying eyes on my husband.

When we actually met and exchanged words, the same feeling remained. However, after two years of college under my belt that consisted of dating quote unquote losers, I had taken a vow to take a break from college boys (all boys for that matter). I tried to ignore David. And if that didn’t work, I at least tried to ignore my feelings for him.

Our first date was “on accident.” During camp we weren’t allowed to have our cell phones so we all reverted back to the ancient custom of sending letters by U.S. postal service. I had been writing back and forth with my best friend, Courtney, trying to schedule a time for me to drive down to Birmingham during on of my “two fours,” aka twenty four hours off. I received a letter on Thursday (not even joking it was half eaten by her dog – no lie!) that said “that sounds perfect, I’ll see you this weekend. Call me when you get close.”

Did I mention that David was from Birmingham? Well I of course was not at all orchestrating this whole drive to birmingham just to spend extra time with him by carpooling….no (sarcastic) way. About 45 minutes outside b-ham I give Courtney a call. She was at the beach – not in Birmingham! She had not expected me to receive her letter so early in the week and had intended for me to come the following weekend instead. But we were too close to Birmingham and too far from Chattanooga to turn back.

And thus, not knowing anyone else in Birmingham, our first (24 hour) date began…


But that is another story for another blog post….
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31 comments:

  1. Sweet. I love hearing love stories.

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  2. AW!!! I too love hearing love stories!! I can't wait to share mine, but it'll have to wait til the boyfriend and I get engaged! <333

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  3. such a super cute story - can't wait to hear the rest

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  4. super sweet i suddenly feel the urge to have a boyfriend :p

    love,vdcouture

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  5. Great story. Fate, destiny and good planning! It's fun that you know the first photo taken of you together.

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  6. Aww, cute, I can't wait to hear more :)

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  7. Love it!!! I'm all about some CVP romance. :)

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  8. Cute! I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

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  9. Awww cuteness! I can't wait to hear the rest!

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  10. Awww. I love a good love story:-). Have fun in Chattanooga too. I remember visiting there when the hubby and i were stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY.

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  11. haha- isn't it funny the way things work out- The first time my husband slept over (on the couch) he was 'locked out' of his place.

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  12. Can't wait to hear the rest of this story. A very sweet post, Blair. One of the messenger bags in my post (with fringe) reminded me of you today!

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  13. loving all your sweet comments! can't wait to tell the rest of the story.

    and random note -- my hair in that pictures looks like i died it gothic jet black - promise i didn't.

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  14. Aw, it's so amazing that you thought he would be your best friend upon meeting him! Too sweet!

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  15. I love the story about when you first met and that picture is super cute!!!

    Thanks for sharing such a fun story and I bet your first 24 hour date story would be a lovely one too! :)

    Have fun in Chattanooga!!!

    Liesl :)

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  16. This is so sweet and romantic! Can't wait to hear more.

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  17. How sweet! :)

    I used to get mail from CVP when I still lived where I lived when I worked there with y'all that summer, but since I moved 3 years ago, I haven't gotten any mail. Sad day too, I would love to see you guys and introduce my munchkins to y'all! :)

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  18. sweet love story..cute pic

    Taylor

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  19. aw this is so sweet blair! I love hearing how you two met and that picture is just adorable!! Please post a part two :)

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  20. I love it! I would love to hear more of the story sometime :)

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  21. I love reading love stories and yours was just too cute. Crazy how you two were basically meant to have a date together -- and look at you love birds now! Love it. It's awesome that your husband is from Birmingham. Can't wait for the next post! :)

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  22. Awww, that is the most adorable story!

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  23. How sweet! Adorable photo. Have a great time!!
    xx

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  24. oh my goodness, I just loved reading this.
    I really appreciate genuine love stories:)
    I knew the first time I saw my husband that he was the one I would marry, but like you, I tried to ignore any feelings-ha ha!

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Anna

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  25. Ahhh! I LOVE it! Can't wait for part two :)

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  26. so sweet! can't wait for the rest of the story!

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  27. awww what a neat story! it is a beautiful thing how God orchestrates things. i definitely need to read your first date post now!

    p.s. my sister met her boyfriend at camp this summer (springhill camp on residential staff). she always said she would meet her hubby there and i truly believe she has. eeeeeeeee.

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