Tuesday, February 14, 2012

how it all began

It was a beautiful spring evening 11years ago as my friends and I got all dolled up to head 45 minutes north to the Stampede, a country line dancing bar.  We were gearing up for a night of dancing, flirting, and fun.  As soon as we got into the bar, one of the girls I was with saw some friends she knew.  One happened to be a very tall guy named Mark that after chatting for a while, asked me to dance.  You should know something about me... I don't have an ounce of rhythm.  I can't dance to save my life, never have been able to even after my mom put me in dance classes (that I quit after a month).  It's that bad.  2 stepping is something I can kind of do but not gracefully but I accepted the dance with Mark anyway.  We were having a great time when he started waving to someone.  I looked over to see who and that is when the world stopped moving.  Everything was in slow motion as the most handsome man I have ever seen walked through the bar. {I realize the word "bar" isn't very classy but if it makes things any better, it was not a dive bar} He looked somewhat familiar to me so I asked Mark what his name was.  He told me his name was Anthony.  Anthony hmmm, I thought if I didn't already know him, I knew I needed to.  I'm not sure if the song ended before I skipped out and made my way over to this Anthony guy.  Sorry about that Mark. {Remember, the girls and I were out for some fun so being bold was totally acceptable}  I sat down and told him he looked really familiar to me which he responded that I looked really familiar too.  Great line, right? We spent the entire night trying to figure out where from, which was a great way to get to know someone because I now knew every place he had been in the past few years.  {We figured out months later that we had a class together at the junior college for about 3 weeks~he was the hot guy that sat in the back}  At the end of the night I had a napkin with a phone number and he had the key to my heart.  We were getting ready to leave when the theme song to the Dukes of Hazards came on.  I turned around and asked if we could stay just till the end of the song, it was one of my favorites so I started singing along.  At that point, he knelt down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  Of course I said yes but we decided to date a couple of years before getting married.



And they lived Happily Ever After...

19 comments:

  1. The funny thing is that I heard the story from the other way around.

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    1. Did the world stop spinning from his story too? lol

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  2. you two are so cute together!! and meeting at a bar like stampede is totally acceptable and two-stepping is not happening with my feet either, but i love the line dancing. you two are the most beautiful couple i have ever seen!! and congrats on landing the hot guy in the back of the class ;-)

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  3. love that!
    i met my husband in a pool hall.*classy* i wrote a little about that today.
    xxO

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  4. That is such a cute story! And what great photos! : )

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  5. cuuuuuute! :) i landed the hot guy from the band i loved... dreams do come true! :) it's so fun to hear how people met... great story! :)

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  6. Hah no way!! I met my hubby at swing dancing!!! I've been sharing our story lately on my blog too. That's so cute that he proposed then :-)

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  7. Wow!!! What a love story Karen, I truly believe that some things are meant to be, and this just proves it xo

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  8. PRECIOUS!!!
    HaPPy ValenTINE'S daY!!!!
    xoxo,
    Maggie

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  9. Beautiful story and couple!

    www.nmephotoblog.blogspot.com

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  10. I never knew that he proposed then and there. : ) Cute.

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  11. Oh how I love this story!!! Honestly, this is beautiful... true soulmates!

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  12. What a sweet love story! I met Eddie during the summer of our freshman and sophomore years of college. After three weeks I asked him if he'd marry me. (Shameless!) He responded that he was supposed to ask me. I took it as a good thing because he didn't actually say no. A few months later, on his 20th birthday, he proposed. The rest is history.

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  13. Aw, I LOVE this story Karen!! You guys are fabulous! What a fun way to meet! :) Happy {belated} Valentine's day to you guys! xoxo ~Reannah

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  14. Loved reading your Love Story! So romantic!

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  15. You both make such a beautiful couple with such a romantic story! Gorgeous picture too!!! <3

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