Tuesday, February 19, 2013


It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since these crazy college kids decided to have a DTR and make their flirting official. 

A DTR is college code for "define the relationship" in case you aren't cool enough to know that.

This was our first picture we took together. 

John used to have SUPER spiky hair. It was one of the things I loved about him. I had thick chunky blonde highlights. He asks me daily to get those again. Then I tell him how much they cost and he likes my DIY hair much better.

We used to spend lots of time "studying" at Cameron Park. (Read: making out.)

We fell in love fast. Not quite as fast as Sean Lowe and all those girls. But fast. And I said I love you first. After less than 3 months. 

Actually, 10 years ago tomorrow (the day after we made it official) I told my BFF Dinah that I was going to marry John. During worship at the Wednesday night college bible study. 

We've come a LONG way in 10 years. We've lived in 2 cities {Waco & Victoria}, graduated from college, {1 of us} got 2 master's degrees, had 10 different jobs {most of those were mine}, traveled to Africa {twice}, Colorado, New York {twice}, New Mexico {twice}, Alabama {twice and all the states between there and Texas on our Gulf Shores road trips}, and many other places in Texas. We have had good times and sad times. Exciting times and difficult times. But I am SO glad and thankful that I've had him right by my side the whole time.

I love who we are today. I love watching that crazy college kid love our kids whole heartedly. He has become the most incredible dad and our relationship looks very different than it did in 2003. But I wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. You look beautiful in the pictures!

    I love the "but then he loved my diy hair." My husband tells me to go get mine done, but I'm not currently into paying $300 per salon visit!

    Happy dating anniversary, sort of? Defining the relationship anniversary? Whatever it is, yay for 10 years!! :)

  2. aww that made me cry it was so sweet. why do guys love highlights so much that so funny

  3. What a sweet post! :) Loved seeing/reading about you guys' history!

  4. I'm your newest follower :) and found you through a Pinterest item. Love this story of how you met and that you're still very much, and moreso, in love. I look forward to reading past posts :)


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