Monday, January 11, 2010

sweet sweet love IV

So this is when my life with kylie begins.  I was 18 and he was 21.  I graduated high school then we were both off to school at EIU.  I lived in a dorm and he commuted.

We have some really great memories from eastern.  He was a master at the toy crane game, I swear my dorm room was filled with hideous stuff animals, but I kept them.  We loved eating dog n suds and getting cinnamon rolls from wal mart and going to the lake.  We used to eat cinnamon rolls and have stick races under the dock. 

We also had a small obsession with mini golf.  We frequently went on dates to mini golf.  Decatur, Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston, we knew them all!  It was lots of fun.  At semester, I quit eiu and transferred to lake land community college for cosmetology.  I moved home and it was great.  I really hated living in Charleston, but it did give me some wonderful memories.  I started hair school in jan. 06 and kylie and I shared rides.  It was really nice. 

At this point I knew I wanted to marry him.  We talked about getting married and what we wanted for our lives. I never imagined that in just a year, I would be in love and ready to REALLY make a commitment to him.  After we had dated for a year, I was expecting a ring at any moment.  He would trip and I would think he was proposing.  It was ridiculous. I loved him and couldn’t wait to be his wife.  I would pester him all the time about when we were getting married.  I found a ring at wal-mart that I LOVED, but he refused to buy me a ring from wal-mart.  So we went looking.  I didn’t really care what kind of ring I got, as long as I had one.  I told him I trusted him to find something fabulous and if he was in doubt, buy a solitaire.  So that was that.  Except I couldn’t help but keep pestering and questioning him ALL the time.  He would get mad at me.  He wanted it to be a surprise but I wouldn’t let him.  One day he cracked and said he had the ring!  I almost lost it.  When I knew he had it, I turned every scenario into a proposal.  I’m not kidding I was so ridiculous!  Then, out of no where he got me!


Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

I remember the Walmart ring - it was gorgeous! I remember you then & you were quite ridiculous! Give me some props for helping the fellow out on the next post :)