Thursday, February 2, 2012

Let's Rewind {#1}

So before we begin the stroll down memory lane, I figured it would be best to share our story. And what better month than February? The month we decided that there was no one else for us, but each other.

In my sophomore year of college, one of my girlfriends asked me to go out with her and a few of our friends to a little bar in town called The Monopole. This was the best place to go for cheap wings. They were .20 cents and delicious! You are probably wondering how I was able to get into a bar when I was just a measly, little sophomore. Well, I have a cool, big sister who I looked just like. It worked like a charm.

{The girlfriend. Happy to report we are still amazing friends and that she was a bridesmaid at our wedding}


Any who, I get dolled up with my sky high Stilettos and off we went for a fun night. She was finally going to introduce me to her new boyfriend. We get to the bar and her new boyfriend is with two guys. Sean happened to be one of them. We were introduced and that was that. I hung with my girlfriends eating wings and playing darts. Or was it pool? Ahhh, I can’t remember.

Sean and the other guy, Jerry {who was a best man in our wedding, fyi} proceeded to talk to me all night. They asked me if I was dating anyone, told me how hot I was, etc. All the flattering was not getting them anywhere because I was not having it. Let’s just say that at that time, I was looking for a brother to sweep me off my feet. It sounds funny to say that but I’m just being honest here. And Sean was just not the tall, dark and handsome man I was looking for. In fact, he was the opposite. I was nice not rude but I let them know I was not interested.

My silly girlfriend {who I love now} decided to give Sean and Jerry my dorm room number. They thought it was a good idea to call me all night. I mean. ALL NIGHT. I would hang up and say, not interested and they will call me again and again. Kinda funny now. Not funny then. I had to take my phone off the hook and my girlfriend got a mouthful from me.

I would see Sean on campus after that but I would pretend that I didn’t see him. He would wave, I would nod. What a witch, I was. Actually, I’m thinking another word but no need for name calling. Two years of college had passed and we didn’t say more than 3 words to each other.

When I graduated from college I decided that I didn’t want to move back to the city. I liked living in a smaller town but didn’t want a town as small as my college town. So two of my sorority sisters and I decided to move a little less than 3 hours away from the city that way I could go home any time I wanted.

When we moved we were excited. We were on our own. We had jobs. We had each other. Life was perfect! I had the most fun after college. It was just the most thrilling experience.



{My sorority sisters/roommates and I after college. We had the best time together!}


At this time, Myspace was very popular. Everyone wanted to be Tom’s girlfriend. Remember that? All of my college friends were on there and that is how I stayed in contact with a lot of them.

A year after I had graduated college, I got a phone call from my girlfriend {the one who’s then boyfriend introduced me to Sean}. She tells me that her now husband {the one I was introduced to that interesting night} received a call from Sean asking him if I was the same girl from college on his friends list and if he sent me a Myspace message would I respond. Her husband said, most likely not.

I know why Sean wanted to send me a Myspace message. It was the picture. It is funny how I remember that. I even remember my song on my page. Regina Spektor’s “Better”. Would you like to see the picture that got Sean all hot and bothered? I know you do.

{Yeah, I would have wanted to send me a message too. Nah, I'm kidding. What a hideous outfit}


At that time, I could not even remember who Sean was. She tried to remind me but my mind was completely blank of any memory of Sean. It is amazing how the brain erases bad memories, haha.

Anyway, a few days later, I receive a Myspace message from Sean. Funnily, he had just moved to the same area I had just moved to a year prior. Even though, I couldn’t remember him it was nice to email and talk about college and what we were doing after college.

Right away, I knew Sean was interested. I mean, he remembered me and the outfit I was wearing the first night we met and my hairstyle! WEIRD! But I was single. And happy. And wanting to hang with my sorority sisters.

On our first date, I wore furry boots. You know, the ones with the fur and Sean complimented them. I wore them because there was no way he was going to like this fashion statement. Well, I was wrong, haha. And yes, I have a picture of me rocking them:

{I was just so cool}


He decided to sleep during our first date too. We saw A Night at the Museum. I guess that is a boring movie. But he liked my boots so that counted for something, right?

When the night ended he dropped me off and I know my roommates wanted to meet him so I invited him upstairs and then well, uninvited him. To this day, I have no idea why I did that and he still asks me. I don’t know Sean, I don’t know.

Let’s just say that Sean must have really liked me because he stuck around. Even after some nights of pure torture where we {meaning my girls and I {Sean would tag along} would go dancing and only hip hop would be played, haha. Sean said he had never listened to more hip hop in his entire life, whoops. Don’t feel bad for him, I have been tortured myself with the hard metal shows he drags me to.

{Doesn't he look hip-hopped out? Haha}


One day, I decided that I liked Sean’s eyelashes. He has the longest eyelashes. I use to say that they were a waste on a guy but now I’m happy that it is my guy. Then I decided that I liked his lips. That icy night, I got out of his car and then leaned back in to kiss him. I made the first move. He even says that I asked him out. And I did. I’m cool like that.

Any way, his lips were the softest and I remember this electricity going through my body. No lie. I remember being so shocked by the kiss that I slipped on the ice. Darn stilettos. I was hooked after that kiss. And the rest like they say is history.

And you probably want to know about the time I finally remembered who Sean was after months of dating. Yeah. Funny. You’ll know.

47 comments:

Tami-scramble said...

I think I just felt my heart grow a little bigger. <3

The Mrs. said...

I love that you shared this story! Had me cracking up... that boy was CRAZYinlove!!!!

Ashley said...

ohmygosh! seriously, faith!?!

i just loved reading about you and sean! he def was a keeper to stick around! haha. you guys are soooo cute!! i'm all for inter-racial couples..well, no matter what race i date it will be an inter-racial relationship lol.

anyways, i loved all the old pics! gosh, this post made me like you even more. as if thats even possible! ;) lol

Melissa said...

This is the cutest story ever! I love how regardless of everything you did to make him not interested, he kept pursuing you. So sweet!

Nylse said...

this is so cute..i'm smiling from ear to ear. Sean has good taste!!!

Sunkissed and Southern said...

awww!! nice outfit too! hehe

Holly said...

aww great story:)

Bruleegirl said...

Thats such a great story!!!

Carlie said...

He was persistent! That was a fun love story to read!

Brittany said...

Love this!! What a sweet recap. Sean is one lucky guy!

Tiffany said...

So cute (and funny) how he remembered you and you didn't remember him :)

Jin said...

I really enjoyed looking at your old school pictures...cute!!!
Thanks for sharing your story--it was so sweet doll.

xo

Jin

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Awwwweeeee! I love your story! Thank you so much for sharing!
And your pics!! I love them! You two are so cute!

Lil' Woman said...

Aww love your 'love story' even if it didn't exactly start all rainbows and sunshine. :) You guys are such a cute couple

Nancy said...

HAAA! I love this! Love the outfits & how he stuck around. God knew what He was doing moving you both to the same town...and the rest is history!!
SO glad you shared! Keep these posts coming!!

Jemima said...

aww love this post too sweet!

Melinda said...

AW!! So sweet! I love that you dragged your metal guy to a hip hop club. AWESOME! HA. You two are adorable.

Rocker Chic said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy Sean I am so happy that you didn't give up you two are cute this made my heart melt. I can't wait to hear more stories Faith.

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

Aaaawwww Love it. love it.
The details are great. Keep the memories comin....and the pics :)

Lay said...

I love this story! That boy was definitely crazy about you!

ps, I tagged you in my post today :)

Mrs. H said...

Awww this was too cute. I remember you guys telling me the story on Miami Beach but its great now seeing the pics that all go with it. I love night at the Museum...well part 2 more than 1....lol!

CC [AKA Frugalista] said...

I love it that you were so dead set against him, he clearly was hot for you from the start, your paths crossed again years later and you finally came around. Sean must've really liked you...and your Boots with the fur!!!

Jessica Renee said...

I looooove your story and can't wait to read more! So funny how you blew him off all that time and even forgot about him but he clearly wanted you from the start! :)

Heather said...

I love this story and think it's so much fun that you're sharing it! Can't wait to read more!

Sommer J said...

so so so so sweeeeeet!!!! love it. sounds meant to be to me!

Bridget@Flour N Friends said...

I love, love, love this post..not only because it's funny and sweet, but it in some ways reminds me of how I met my hubby..can i share? It's long..well I'm going to share read it or don't..when I first turned 21 my bff, who was also in my wedding took me out one night..well one of her old boyfriends wanted to come out too, so she said fine meet us at the bar..her old boyfriend who was also in the wedding brought his bff to keep me company..we went dancing and they tagged along, guy and i danced all night long..the next day i couldn't stop thinking about how much fun I had! I broke up w/ my then bf (we had a horrible relationship!) and got the guys number and set up a date, yes I pursued him..now we're married..while we were dating he used to come out with the bff and I and we'd go clubbing most weekends..and he still stuck w/ it..in fact that hip hop looking pic of your man...my man used to wear a shirt just like that aaaaalll the time! :) our poor husbands!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

this is sooo much fun...makes me want to do a rewind! too fun Faith!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Awe, so sweet. Yall make such a cute couple!

*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

So sweet! I look forward to reading all your flash back posts. :)

Tenecia said...

You just made me say "awww!!" and that's a tough thing to do! :)

T.

Married...with a Pup said...

Awww I love hearing this story!! I think it is so cute that you have pictures to remember this time! Love it!

Pegster said...

Awwww, this is so sweet. I love the story of how Sean and you got together, so sweet. I am already enjoying these rewind post. Keep them coming.

Jenna said...

Aww!!! I cannot believe how many times you rejected Sean- and he didn't give up! :) Now that is romantic !!!

Megan said...

Hahaha, Faith, this is awesome!! Sean is amazing for sticking around!! I kinda rejected my hubby initially, too. So glad we finally let those sweet boys in our heart!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Girl!!! You are SO BEAUTIFUL and this is the sweetest story....reminds me alot of the story of me and my love. :) Thanks for sharing...what a wonderful way to celebrate your Valentine.

Happy Weekend!! xoxo

toi said...

OMG Faith this is sooooooo beautiful. I want to read more :)

Mandy Bogdan said...

OMG!! I loved reading this! Hahaha! MySpace, falling on ice, fur boots- I was laughing out loud. We have all been there, girl!

This seriously was such a cute, sweet story! I loved it! Aww thanks for sharing!! :-)

What I Did Today said...

Such a fun story! I love that the first kiss hooked you. And too funny that he endured all the hip-hop for you. You know a guy is totally head over heels when he puts up with music he doesn't care for. Can't wait to hear about when you remembered who Sean was!

redwhitebride said...

what a cute story! your myspace pic is fun haha i agree, no wonder Sean wanted to message you. now waiting for the next story...

Sara said...

I love your love story! How sweet! I love all the throwback photos, too! You are adorable!!!

Mimi said...

Awe, I love this love story...really sweet. Sean was pretty darn persistant and I love that he was so into your furry boots too. Life is funny how things work out, huh?

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Sarah said...

Awwwww...love this! Thanks for sharing!!

Emma said...

Thanks for sharing, Faith! Btw you are seriously beautiful :)

Alexandra said...

What a beautiful story! You two seem so happy and in love, congrats to the two of you for finding one another!

Alexandra xo

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Asha said...

What a great love story, and I love your honesty :) This is SOOO sweet! :)

Nic A said...

I LOVE this! Too funny about Sean and Jerry calling you all night! That sounds like something they would do!

Desi said...

Adorable! Sean wanted him some chocolate lol! Crazy how you weren't looking for him or love, but he (and it) were looking for you. So cool that you guys met back up after all that time and he found a way to contact you. I love love!