I met my DH in kindergarden, but we weren't friends then. Our little sisters also went to kindergarden together and then they were in the same girl scout troup. My mom and his mom were co-leaders I think, so we would always end up at the meetings with our little sisters. His little sister is a huge brat, so I hated her and him for it and pretty much ignored him for the rest of grade school. He didn't go to my middle school, so I didn't know him then.
Sophomore year of high school I dated one of his friends briefly and in doing so joined his group of friends. We ate lunch together and had classes together -- passing notes back and forth and whatnot. We didn't say it at the time but we both knew then that we would end up together eventually. We were a couple for one day in high school, but it just didn't do it for me and I had to tell him I didn't like him that way. Then hated each other for a couple of years over me not paying him enough gas money or something like that. Eventually we became friends again after we graduated from high school, so I would talk to him on the phone every now and again and go to parties at his house.
Then one day I came over for some consoling after someone broke up with me and we talked and I ended up spending the night in his recliner while he slept in his bed. The next day we talked some more while we layed in his bed together (it is a twin bed, so we were pretty close) and a realized that he had a very attractive back. He had been swimming regularly all summer and he has a beautiful celtic dragon tattoo. So I started having a little crush on him. It kept getting stronger when we would talk or hang out together and I eventually told him a couple of months later and we haven't been apart since. I pretty much moved in with him immediately.
He was living in a room in a friend's house at the time, so we had our own bathroom but no kitchen or anything like that so we were living with this whole family. At first we thought they would be upset if he had someone staying in his room with him, but instead they were really happy that we were together. It was very strange living with someone else's family for two years, nothing was really private. We would hear them yell and fight with each other in the evenings, and they would hear us *ahem* I am sure, since you could hear anything through our door.
We moved out into an apartment of our own in January. On February 13th we decided to get married -- the next day. So we called a bunch of people and got a marriage liscense and I got everything set up with the Arizona Renaissance Festival. The next day we went early to the festival with my little sister who was my Maid of Honor to enjoy the festival and get a good pick of the rental clothes. I just looked on their website a couple of days ago and discovered that the picture on the weddings page is of OUR WEDDING!http://www.royalfaires.com/ARIZONA/Default.asp?page=69
that's us! heehee
It was thrown together at the last minute, but everything was perfect and I wouldn't have changed a thing. I had the most beautiful bouquet that my cousin put together out of flowers brought by three different people (including a potted orchid) just minutes before the ceremony (my mom forgot to bring the ones I had bought, but those weren't very good anyway -- try going to a florist the night of feb 13th and get good flowers, I had ended up with red tulips) Anyway, here are more pictures if you want to see. My cousin was our last minute photographer, I think she did a great job.http://www.jordan.photosite.com/