The Cutest Boy I'd Ever Seen

5.14.2014


Today is our third anniversary.

I won't pretend to be so cliche as to say it was love at first sight, but gosh darn it if I didn't walk into church that day in January 2009 and think he was the cutest boy I'd ever seen. When my Illinois friends asked if I'd found me an Oklahoma boy yet, I told them that there was a cute boy in Sunday school class.

"But," I said, "he'll never ask me out in a million years." 
Then I paused dramatically.  "He's too cute."

Let's just say up to that point in my life, my experience with cute boys had been next to no experience at all. When I saw them, I put my head down and ran away.

And I guess you could say that this time when I ran away, the cute boy chased me; although technically I was the one to ask him out on our first date. If you know me at all, this shouldn't surprise you.

The rest, as they say, is history.


p.s. a few marriage posts from the archives in case you're interested
-a letter to my newlywed self
-our second anniversary day in pictures
-when you decide to love anyway
-the best marriage advice I ever got
Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!! We hit three years of married life this year too and I have to say it has been the best one yet!

Kayla MKOY said...

AH happy happy anniversary! May is such a great month to get married ;) your love story is too cute. I'm glad he chased you, even if you WERE the one to initiate the first date ;)

shelleystursma said...

Happy anniversary, Amanda and Jordan!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful wedding pictures! Wishing you a happy anniversary, Amanda!

Courtney Rose said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Wishing you 300 more years! (too much?!) Ha!

Jessica Mitchell said...

UM. This is adorable. Happy Anniversary! :)

Breenah A said...

Happy anniversary :D Love the gif, you're gorgeous!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Happy Anniversary!! That is a cute picture of the two of you!

Renee said...

Seriously adorable! A huge congrats!
By the way, I thought you would like to know that I did some major stalking over here on the weekend and I am now obsessed! Maybe you didn't want to know that....but oh well....it's out there now!!

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! He is cute but so are you...no wonder he chased you!

Leslie Lukens Martin said...

Happy Anniversary! The two of you are super cute together! :)

Robyn B said...

happy anniversary! May brides are the best :)

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! :)

Pamela said...

Aww happy anniversary!!!

Allie @ Everyday Adventures said...

Happy anniversary! Our three-year is coming up later this month too! :)

Ali said...

Happy Anniversary!

Marisa M said...

Happy anniversary!

Miss Nutralicious said...

Happy Anniversary! Also, I love your wedding hair.

I too suffered from see-a-cute-boy-and-run syndrome for a long time. Ha! It's a challenging disease to live with.

Sara Norton-Sanner said...

Congrats on three years! And for being the one to ask him out first :) I was also the one who called my now-husband on the phone and told him I loved him and we needed to be together before he ever had a chance.

Erika from America said...

Yay! Happy anniversary!!!! :)

Kristen said...

awww this is lovely! congrats on the anniversary :)

Chelsea Phelps said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

XOXO
Chelsea
http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

Katie said...

happy anniversary!!! what a good day to get married on ;)

Courtney said...

Happy Anniversary you love birds!!

Amy said...

:) happy anniversary!

Ashley said...

Happy happy anniversary! I hope you have a great day!

Elizabeth Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Miriam said...

What a beautiful couple you two are! Happy Anniversary!! I LOVE your wedding gif, it's amazing.
Marriage rocks. Honestly, it mostly gets better each year. The little things that annoyed me so much in the beginning are no big deal any more (you know, dirty clothes on the floor, dirty dishes on the counter, putting the toilet roll in the wrong way). Maturity? Is that you??

Delia Barnas Kearney said...

This is so sweet!! Happy anniversary!!! (I usually hate using so many exclamation points, but I thought these were merited.) :)

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

So sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! What a beautiful bride :)

Erin LFF said...

Happy 3rd anniversary, friend!! :) Love the happiness on your faces on your wedding day. Cheers to many many more years!!! :)

Treasure Tromp said...

aw, happy anniversary!!

Samantha @ Elah Tree said...

HAPPY CELEBRATING! May anniversaries are the best!

Kate said...

love love love love. Happy anniversary!

Unknown said...

Happy anniversary!! What fun photos!!

17 Perth said...

Happy happy anniversary! So fun reading this. And can I say, you look gorgeous!

Allison said...

Aw you two are adorable!! Happy 3rd anniversary!!

The Lady Okie said...

Thank you, Kari!

The Lady Okie said...

Don't worry... I've stalked my share of blogs. Glad you're here! :)

The Lady Okie said...

Way to go! That's awesome.

The Lady Okie said...

I love them! But I know what you mean. I try not to overdo it with exclamation points too. Writer problems ;)

Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion said...

I love stories like this! Happy anniversary!

Jennifer Prod said...

happy anniversary! this is the best story i've heard all day -- the cute boy, him chasing you, you asking him out, and then the happiest GIF at the end :) hope you're celebrating biiiiig :)

Natalie M said...

Happy anniversary you guys!

Kristin Saling said...

Happy anniversary!! Sometimes, you just know. You just don't admit you knew right away until years down the road so everyone doesn't think you're crazy. We'll admit it a few years from now :D

Raige Creations said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Here's to many many more.
~Rebecca

Charlotte F said...

Happy anniversary, you guys!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary and here's to many, many more!

-Amy

Caitlin | The Siren's Tale said...

Happy anniversary! :)

Rachel said...

Happy anniversary to you guys!!!

Rachel G. said...

Happy (belated) anniversary! I don't think I ever saw these pictures- they are beautiful!

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