7 Years Ago…
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7 years ago today, I told Ian in front of all our family and friends that I would love him for the rest of my life. He made a speech during our reception telling me that he would not only tell me he loved me but would show me everyday for the rest of my life. He has done just that! We have had an amazing 7 years! Here are a few interesting numbers for you:
2 – Amazing Daughters
2 – Wild and crazy dogs
4 – States we’ve lived in
2 – Countries we’ve lived in
6 – Deployments
1 – House we owned and Sold
3 – Houses

One of my favorite things to know about a couple is how they met. Since it’s our anniversary I thought I would share that interesting story with you.

Ian and I first met when we were in 8th grade (don’t worry it isn’t one of those cute high school sweet heart stories) He was that boy in school that you used his first and last name when you talked about him because he was that cute. I had the biggest crush on him but never said anything about it.

We actually went on our first dates together but not with each other. (I’ll see if I can find that picture) He went with my best friend and I was with my high school boyfriend. My dad got a new assignment my Sophomore year of high school that so that summer we moved from IL to AR. All my friends at my new all girls high school heard stories about all the cute boys at my old school including Ian. I was always joking around about how I was going to marry him. Keep in mind we probably spoken 10 times to each other up to this point.

I went to college in NC and he went to college in CO. He happened to have a friend we also went to high school with who got a hold of my email. He mentioned it to Ian, who asked if he could email me. So, one day during my freshman year of college I receive an email out of the blue from Ian. I almost peed my pants! I ran upstairs to one of my girlfriends proclaiming that Ian emailed me and “I was going to marry him”. Some may say I was boarder line stalking him because I just happened to have a picture of him up in my dorm room prior to the email (Didn’t I mention how good looking he is??) We exchanged emails and phone calls and we would see each other during the summers.

It took Ian a little while to come around and realize he wanted a long distance relationship but luckily for him, I’m a patient woman! Junior year of college we decided to make it official and Senior year he asked me to be his wife. About a year after graduation we were married!!

I am so blessed to have such an amazing man to call my husband! I praise God daily for choosing Ian for me!! He sure did know what he was doing!! I can’t imagine my life without him!! Happy Anniversary babe! I love you!!

30 Comments
  • April 17, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Awww. So sweet. Happy 7 years! Our 7 year is in July. :D

  • April 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    That is just about the cutest story ever! I’m such a sucker for romantic stories. Congratulations on your first seven happy years and here’s to many many more!

  • April 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    That is such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing!

  • April 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Love it! Gush on about your man!!! I wish more wives did this on their blogs :-D

    Happy Anniversary to you both! Wishing you many more blessed years together!!!

    Jill

  • April 17, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    happy happy anniversary !!! Mine is in one week – gosh how time goes by –
    hope you have 70 more happy years together

  • April 17, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Aww :) Love you guys! Happy Anniversary!

  • April 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    love it!! :) God bless you two!

  • April 17, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    oh gosh that was so cute!!!

  • Amber
    April 17, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Cute story! LOVE the wedding pic of you guys!

  • Heather
    April 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    That is just adorable. :-) Great story!

  • April 17, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Ian is one lucky man ~ happy anniversary to you both. May you have many happy and healthy years together.

  • April 17, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Courtney,

    I really enjoyed reading your love story! It is nice to learn a little more about you. Plus, that is a flippin’ cool story. And yes, border line stalking!!! hehehehehe

    Have a wonderful anniversary!

  • April 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Great story, thanks for sharing! Happy anniversary!!

  • April 17, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Happy anniversary! I love hearing stories of how couples met. My hubby and I met in college but our relationship was mostly long distance up until our 1st wedding anniversary when we were finally able to live together. I think that was helpful for learning to communicate well, which means this military life is a *bit* easier.

  • April 18, 2011 at 3:02 AM

    happy anniversary – congratulations!! I love hearing how couples meet!! Thanks for sharing your love story!

  • April 18, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    Congratulations on 7 years!!! My hubby and I will hit that milestone in November. You were originally from IL? Whereabouts? I’m in the western suburbs.

  • April 18, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Aww Happy Anniversary! What a sweet story. My anniversary is tomorrow and I’m gonna be posting our how we met too. great pics!

  • April 18, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Hope you guys are having fun on your trip! Congrats on 7 years!

  • April 18, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    I loved reading this! How fun!! Happy Anniversary! That photo of you with the big cheesie grin at your wedding is wonderful!

  • April 18, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Oh how lovely! Thanks for sharing the story – loved it!

  • April 19, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Ooh! Congratuations and Happy Anniversary – how wonderful! What a great story. I can’t believe my husband and I are going on 10 years – wow! It goes so fast, doesn’t it? Have a great week!

  • Laura
    April 20, 2011 at 4:23 AM

    Hope you guys have a wonderful trip!!! Happy Anniversary!! Love keeping up with your family and hopefully someday we’ll actually all get to be together in person!! Tell Ian that Peter says hey!!

  • July 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Awww what a sweet story, Courtney! Giff and I met our freshman year of college. We started dating right before Christmas break that year and have been together ever since :). Thanks for helping me today–you’re the best!

    • July 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM

      I love hearing stories like that :O) Too cute!! I had a blast today!! Can’t wait to talk more!!

  • August 16, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    What a great story…congrats!!!You both are adorable! I’m a sucker for a good love story! Happy Anniversary!

  • April 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    I love this love story! :) Yours is just like “The Secret.” You believed and therefore you got it! :) More power!

    • Courtney
      April 16, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      Aww, thanks :)

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    That is such a sweet story! Happy anniversary. I hope you and Ian get to do something specail!

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    I LOVE the pics. He looks like a sweet man with a sweet smile and you two look awesome together. What a match. Happy anniversary. May the Lord bless you and your family for years to come!

  • Rosetta Kellberg
    April 18, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Happy Anniversary! You asked for advise…doesn’t sound like you need it. My advise it to treat your spouse better than anyone else. i have seen strangers treat people better than than person promising to love and respect them. My goal is to treat my husband better than anyone else..happily married 31 years!

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