I have had lots of people ask me how I met my husband, it's a pretty standard getting to know you questions, so I figured I would do a little post on it
Joshua and I met during our sophomore year in high school. We had an English class together and we sort of became friends. He was always really goofy and dressed oddly, but he was a really, genuinely nice guy, which can be hard to come by in high school. He originally took my best friend to a dance, but he was to strange for her. She hid in a bathroom almost the whole time :) Then he and I started talking more and ended up going to a dance together. He asked me out on Valentines Day right after the dance. I still actually have the balloon he sent me when he asked me out :) Despite his sweet beginnings, it did not work out and I broke up with him repeatedly. He says it was 8 times, I say it was 3 or 4. We stayed friends though and talked throughout high school. We even went to another dance together, which is what the picture above came from.
Then during the summer after our senior year, the girl he was dating broke it off so he had an extra ticket to see Cher and Cyndi Lauper. I went with him and had a great time, but left for college shortly after. In October someone called me at my dorm and asked what my room number was, without thinking I told the stranger. Then I freaked out because I was sure it was a killer/rapist. The stranger knocked on the door and covered the peephole, so I couldn't see who it was. I opened the door and it was Joshua looking so cute. He was visiting someone and decided to drop in and say hello to me too. I was in a sorority at the time and I asked him to come up and be my date to a function, still just as friends. He was my date and everyone loved him. When I went home the next time we watched Ten Things I Hate About You and he gave me a kiss, but the didn't call me for over a month.
When I came home for Christmas break we started dating and became "official" on December 17th 1999. By January I know that I loved him, but we waited until April to say the words. We got engaged on December 24th 2000, but had to wait for my parents approval to get married. They wanted me to finish college first, but eventually took pity on us. We got married September 19th 2003.