Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Day I Met My Husband

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody! We always find such joy in celebrating this holiday and it has nothing to do with Irish, green or beer.  Eight years ago I met my husband on this day! 

It was the spring trimester of my freshman year and finished up classes early in the afternoon, I dropped my stuff at the dorms, put my green on (I can still remember what I was wearing!) and headed off with some friends for a fraternity party to celebrate.

Right when we got there I saw a boy I'd never noticed before - it was Derek and he'd just transferred in (funny because my original plan wasn't to go to JWU either).  We didn't officially date in college, we more preferred to spend time with our friends (many of our friends were there the day we met AND at the wedding!) but we weren't just friends either.  A little over a year after I graduated (he had already graduated, he's three years older) we reunited and dated, spent almost two years long distance, got engaged in October 2013, closed the long distance gap and lived with my parents while our house was being build, tied the knot in September 2014 and the rest is history!

Standing out front of the house where the party was (Derek knew where it was and remembered it, I did not) on a trip back to Providence this past September for a friend's wedding.

This day always brings such sweet memories and who knew a college fraternity and this little holiday would wind up having so much meaning?! It's definitely easy to remember our "meeting" anniversary since it's a holiday (if not I'm not sure we'd even pay attention to it, ha!) but we always try to do something to celebrate around this day.  We'll be doing our celebrating this weekend, tonight I'll be celebrating with dinner & drinks with a girlfriend and Derek with a big March Madness event.

Enjoy celebrating today, if you are! Cheers!

Linking up with Thoughts for Thursday today.

37 comments:

  1. Awww it's always so fun to hear how couples met!! I hope you guys celebrate today! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Love that he remember the house you met at! So precious! Love reading stories like this!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. Love hearing how you guys met! It really makes the holiday so much more fun! It's neat you both remember different details - you, what you were wearing and him, where the party actually was. Obviously it was meant to be!

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  4. Cute! I love hearing how people met their significant other. Glad y'all met on a day that's easy to remember! :)

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  5. Very cute story, and definitely an easy date to remember. It is always fun to hear how people met. Too funny that you went to school in Providence too. I went to school in Newport. :-)

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  6. Loved reading about how y'all met! Great story!

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  7. Aw Happy "Met-cha" Day!! Our's is March 28th and I have no idea how I remember that. Glad I do though :)

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  8. What a cute story! I love that you have a special reason to celebrate this day each year!

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  9. so many people have met on this holiday. cute story girly! makes me think i should keep my eyes open tonight when i go out ;)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  10. 21 years ago today I too met my husband! It's really crazy how fast time flies!

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  11. So so sweet! I remember the day I met my husband like it was yesterday. Still remember exactly what we were both wearing! Xo

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  12. Happy day you met your husband, what a wonderful memory. <3

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  13. How fun! I love that you have this memory! :)

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  14. This is so sweet! Hope you have a fun & festive time celebrating :)

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  15. Such an awesome day to meet your future hubby lol. Happy meetaversary ♥ (:

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  16. You guys make such a cute couple. :) It's always fun hearing how people met.

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  17. Cute meeting story and I'm glad you guys found each other and ever lasting love!

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  18. You guys are too cute! Love that you celebrate on such a fun holiday <3
    Green Fashionista

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  19. So cute, I love stories like this.

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  20. So sweet, congrats on your meeting "anniversary" :). Hope you guys get to go celebrate tonight!

    Erin, Attention to Darling
    www.attentiontodarling.com

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  21. How sweet!! That's so nice you met on a holiday so you can remember easier lol Happy meet-aversiary :)

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  22. That's so awesome that y'all stayed friends for so long before deciding to date. I'm sure that it made your relationship that much stronger!

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  23. Aw, that's so sweet! I love learning more about you and I really love stories like this! Happy Meetiversary!!

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  24. How fun! I love that he remembers the house! Happy St. Paddy's Day and Meetiversary (ha!)! -Leah Chasing Texas

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  25. That's a sweet story! How crazy how far you all have come in 8 years :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  26. Love this!! So sweet and so special that you remember all of the details! Cy and I met at freshman orientation, but didn't start dating for another year and a half lol!

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  27. What a great story and the fact that he remembered the house that the party was at!!!

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  28. What a cute story! And it's so cool you got that picture in front of the house!

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  29. I love your love story! You two are the cutest.

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  30. This is so sweet and I love how you have that photo of where y'all met :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  31. I love these type of stories!! So cute!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  32. Awe, this is so sweet! You guys are the cutest couple.

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  33. awww this is so adorable! my husband and i got back together on st patrick's day - okay that's a lie, we got back together the weekend before, because that's when louisville celebrates and does the parade and all that. but the whole holiday is special to us as well :)

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  34. Great story! Could you please tell me which Lily dress pattern dress you are wearing in the picture?

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  35. You guys are so cute. I can't believe you met when you were a freshman!!!! I can't even imagine being married to the boys I met that year... LOL. I love it!!

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  36. So sweet! I love St. Patricks's day, what a fun way to remember it! Adam and I met on Halloween - also easy to remember!

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