Thursday, July 10, 2008

Eating socks


Yesterday, at playgroup, it hit me: in the stay-at-home-mommy world, the bloggy world, the facebook world ... we really only know each other as mommies.
So, I thought I would try a little something new. I like to call it "getting to know each other". (I am a very original thinker.)
This week's topic: How I Met My Husband (and, yes, for those of my wonderful friends still living it up as a singleton, I will have a more universal topic next week!)
When Danna Met Jeff ...
Our first meeting - we were both dating other people at the time. Met up at the ASU student center. I was with my friend Andria. He was with his then girlfriend.
My first impression of J: oooh, he's whipped! He and his girlfriend are dressed just alike! (white t-shirts, khaki shorts, tennis shoes. I have since learned that was a coincidence.)
His first impression of me: wow! She's the cutest thing I've ever seen! (um, just playin, he doesn't remember meeting me that day. Obviously, his loss.)
Let's try this again...
When Danna Met Jeff (take two) ...
(A photo from our early days...)
Two years later .... Jeff moves back to Jonesboro after having worked in Pine Bluff. We hung out some in groups, but didn't think much of it.
At Southwest we used to have these coffee houses every now and then, and one night when I was pulling up I saw his 4runner and all of a sudden, I got excited that he was there. I was late and so when I walked in I just went and sat down instead of getting anything to eat. He hopped up and went and got me a brownie (the only thing that was left) and called me later that night for a date. We've been together ever since.
Not a very romantic story, but that's our story.
The cool thing was, I was used to dudes playing games in college. I like you a lot today, tomorrow we should just be friends, the next day I think we should get married, and so on (ad nauseum).
Jeff was never like that. He never flirted with other girls. He never changed the way he treated me from one day to the next. And get this - we actually had the dtr (determine the relationship) and said the "Iloveyous" before we ever kissed. TMI? Probably, but I don't care. I have never been treated with that much respect.
There you have it! Now, some may not care about that story one whit. If that's the case, it's fine. I needed to write this down anyway, because according to Crystal, I'm going senile. :) I would LOVE to hear how you all met your hubs!
Engagement photos!
Our very first minute as husband and wife. (not the best picture, but oh well.)

24 comments:

Heather said...

Who is the guy to the far right in your wedding pic? Is his name Blake or something like that? He looks familiar. I love your story..

Andria said...

Who was Jeff dating in the matchy matchy outfits? I am racking my brain with no results.

Holly said...

How sweet! I'm so glad that you found such a great guy b/c you really deserved to. Now you have such a beautiful family.

Jenny said...

I personally think brownies are very romantic!!! :) Obviously, it worked for you!

Kathryn said...

What a great story! I love to learn how people met, and it sounds like you two are a match made in heaven!

Rob and I grew up 6 miles from each other, our moms taught at the same school, and his sister was friends in college with my best friend, but we didn't meet each other until we both lived 150 miles from home down here in Virginia, and our moms finally figured out we lived in apartment complexes across from each other. Small world!

Liz said...

Aw Danna. This is so sweet, and I loved seeing the pictures! You guys are such a great match.

PS... Amen to the description of the guys at HU. My husband excluded; they really DO act like that there.

Crystal said...

I love that. I really enjoy hearing about relationships that originated in the church. My story is far different, but I'll post it all the same. What a great "getting to know you" idea. And for the record, I never said senile (thought it on the inside, maybe, but never said it out loud)-ha,ha.

Stacy said...
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Stacy said...

Even though you said that you never felt like you wanted to eat his socks... you did... you just didn't think of it that way. I suppose you know my story after my sharing it the other day... more details are under Chris's picture on my blog a few days ago... it is a pretty sweet story. Heather and I called him the "quiet gay guy" because he never talked and he carried a purple backpack.

Stacy said...

Heather... I think that is Rusty McMillian

Chandra said...

Great story and pictures! I don't remember meeting B, but he has a made up story of when he introduced himself to me and mispronounced my name while I was cleaning a library window and I supposedly rolled my eyes at him or something. Whatever.::rolling eyes::

Marti Jo said...

The place - Southwest, the year - 2002, about this time of year - I met Chad for the first time at VBS most likely thanks to you & Jeff because he was coming with y'all. Had I been able to attend Sunday school this train would have left the station a lot sooner, but alas working nights doesn't always make that easy. Eventually, we did begin hanging out as friends with the class and the romance just blossomed which led to our very own dtr - better known to us as the "here's what" conversation. We were engaged in August 05 & married in March 06. Now hear we are awaiting the arrival of our first little one. Ain't life grand!! (Refer to our very first post on our blog for wedding pics.)

Amy Barrett said...

That is so funny and sweet! I love to hear you tell stories! The pictures were cracking me up!

Sandi said...

Finally -- a picture of Danna and hubbie!! You guys are cute together, and I love the brownie story. I will probably link back to our extensive love story on our anniversary (July 27), but the short of it is that we each had crushes on each other from afar but met at an Africa MIssions Fellowship meeting; had several encounters and thought we'd said goodbye forever until I showed up at his church unaware and he asked me out for a date that lasted all day long. Then we also had a DTR before I went to France (and before we ever kissed -- that came after France) and dated for 2 more years long-distance...

Alissa said...

I second Sandi! Great pics and great story!

Kristen OQ said...

My favorite part of that entire story was that you said you had a DTR! Wow...I hadn't thought about those (and that I called them that) in a long time -- like since I left Harding and I felt like I had them at least every week!

What a fun story and I learned something new!

Deborah said...

I loved learning this about you. I could chronicle mine and Pat's story, but most of my blog-readers were around to witness it...and all the sicky-sweetness that came with it!!

Derek and Michelle said...

Ours not so romantic- Get together, break-up, get together, break-up. No one wants to hear about that!

Amy Mc. said...

That is a sweet story. It is fun to hear how everyone met post-college.

Kelly said...

Thanks for commenting on our new blog! I'm adding yours to our list, too. Peyton also loved seeing all of Sophie's pictures and was even talking about her last week! Are you ready for school to be starting again???

The Jennings said...

It was good to hear from you. I am new at all this blogging stuff but it's fun! You are very talented...I love the smocked dresses. Let me know if you decide to try boys' John John's! I am adding you to my blog list.

Gretchan Jennings

Kakie said...

What a hoot to read all the comments and other blogs connected with this! I met my sweet husband 40 years ago. Ok, groan everyone. He was a blind date and we had the DTR within the first two months of dating, engaged in two years, married three years later and have been married for 37 years. He's my best friend period. He still makes me have butterflies when he walks in the room. :) God was in charge and I had to wait for him but it was worth it!

Nikki said...

I love it.....what a fab post!!!! Again, I love it!

Jill said...

Loved reading the story of you & your hubby! I'll have to do mine sometime... maybe after I get the girls in school!