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

53 comments:

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

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  2. 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 ;)

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  3. Happy anniversary, Amanda and Jordan!

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

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

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  6. UM. This is adorable. Happy Anniversary! :)

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

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

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  9. 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!!

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

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

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

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  12. happy anniversary! May brides are the best :)

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. awww this is lovely! congrats on the anniversary :)

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  17. Happy Anniversary!!!

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

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

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  19. Happy Anniversary you love birds!!

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

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  21. 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??

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

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

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

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

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  25. HAPPY CELEBRATING! May anniversaries are the best!

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  26. love love love love. Happy anniversary!

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  27. Happy anniversary!! What fun photos!!

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

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

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  30. 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 :)

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  31. 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

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

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

    -Amy

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  34. Happy anniversary to you guys!!!

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

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