1.28.2013

12 Years Later

Jacob and I met in junior high, became actual friends in high school, and best friends shortly after graduation. We dated off and on from ages 19-21. When I was 22, and away at college, we decided to give it a real shot. On January 28, 2001, Jacob became my boyfriend. This was met with mixed emotions from our friends. I'm sure they all thought we would ruin our friendship and I don't think any one of them saw it lasting.  We always talk about how we would have laughed if someone told us back then that we'd end up together. But here we are, twelve years later, married for six, totally happy, still in love, and raising two crazy boys. Sometimes I still can't believe it. Shall we take an awkward walk down memory lane?

This is Jacob in high school


One of our first dates in 1998


This is Jacob when we started dating


And here we are throughout the years



Bruno Mars and Esperanza Spalding - Old & Crazy

Will you still call me baby when I’m old and crazy?
When I’m old and crazy, will you still call me baby?
Will you act the same? Will you laugh the same?
Will you think I’m pretty when my hair’s grey?
Will you still call me baby when I’m old and crazy?

Will you still hold my hand when my clothes are out of style?
My teeth all ran away and I don’t have the same smile
Will you still wanna dance even if my hips are weak?
My ears don’t hear so well and I can’t find the beat




He's a great guy and I think we make a good team.
I'm pretty lucky!

20 comments:

Jamie said...

So sweet. You guys are lucky to have such a strong history!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Awww... y'all are the cutest!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Love your history and seeing the through the years pics. Awesome post!

Claire Kiefer said...

Happy anniversary! What cute pictures. You have managed to look the same throughout the years . . . wish I could say that for myself, LOL!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

SO CUTE!!! xoxo

Jen said...

Love this!! The top middle picture is Nolan! Both of your looks haven't changed much.

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

awww how cute!! I love this you both have not changed a bit!! So cute!!

Suze said...

Aw so sweet! I love this post. Happy 12 years and a whole lot more.

Misty said...

Y'all are THE CUTEST! ♥

Misty said...

And I just realized I said the same thing as Terri. Can you tell we're friends?

Ashlee Miller said...

Aw I didn't know you guys met in high school! You guys are so lucky to have something so special!

tara said...

y'all are so so cute! :) happy anniversary!

car3980 said...

Love it!

car3980 said...

Love it!

Meghan @ The Book of Meghan said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! We need to catch a movie soon...and well, catch up!

Hope you're feeling better, lady!

Jo said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you'll have many more happy years together!

Kate said...

Happy anniversary!! You guys seem to have a wonderful relationship. Love seeing and hearing stories from the early days of your relationship

jessica renee said...

I had no idea y'all had met in high school! That is really so awesome to have such a long history with him. I think y'all are the cutest and I love your little family. Happy Anniversary!

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Aww that's so sweet :) I've always believed that great relationships stem from friendships. You should marry your best friend!

Jodie said...

I've been wondering how you guys meet and stuff... love it!! Y'all make the most cutest couple ever and along with the cutest kids!! I can't wait for my love story to start!!