Tuesday, September 9, 2008

he's getting married!!

My Junior year in high school, I left my parent's humble abode as a home school kid and walked into the doors of The High School. I was nervous (so so nervous!) but super excited. I grew up in a small town so I already knew a large majority of the people I would be going to school with, but there is nothing like walking into a real (that's what us cool homeschool kids called it) school for the first time in 10 years.

My first period class was advanced biology. I knew exactly where the classroom was because I was so afraid of getting lost the first day of school I had gone and walked from class to class at least twice the week before. Nothing like a little preparedness huh?

Where was I? Oh yes, advanced biology. Instead of desks in the room, there were tables. Two people to each table. I walked in, looked around, and sat at the first table that had an empty seat. It was the table at the back of the classroom, but I was ok with that. No need to be front and center on my first day! The seat next to me was empty at the moment, but would later be filled with the the guy that would soon become my high school crush -DY. DY's best friend Mr. Right was also in that class, and sat right next to us. We all talked and hung out in class. DY and I hung out outside of class a few times, but Mr. Right had a pretty serious gf at the time so he wasn't around much.

But over Thanksgiving break, my sister and I were in Wal-Mart (THE place to be and be seen in my town!) and ran into Mr. Right. His gf was out of town and he was looking for something to do. We went and hung out - and from there on we were imseperable. He quickly became my best friend. After he and serious gf broke up, we tried dating for a minute but realized very fast that we were better off as friends.

That was 9 years ago, and to this day he is still so near and dear to my heart. Last fall he got engaged to the love of his life, and they are set to say "I do" this Saturday. It's still weird to me that he's getting married because he was ALWAYS the type that swore he'd never get married (although he is quite the ladies man). It's not that he didn't believe in love, he just said he'd be happier not being married. But he quickly changed his tune when he met Mrs. Right. 3 months after meeting, they were engaged. They are the perfect couple and I couldn't be more happy for them!

They had made plans to get married on the beach down in Alabama, but since Hurrican Ike hasn't made up his mind on where he is going to go this weekend, they moved the wedding back up to our hometown just to be safe. I'm so excited for this weekend, I just can't stand it!

Here are a few pictures of Mr. Right and myself last summer.

It's going to be a small wedding, but I will try and remember to take plenty of pictures. And yes, DY and his new wife (they just got married in June) will be there too. Should be fun!!


Weeksie50 said...

Oh, It is so sweet that the two of you remained friends after trying to date.. Sometimes guy friends can be the best friends..


Whitney said...

How fun! I loooove your blog! So happy we found eachother! :) Anyway, I had a similar bestfriend/guyfriend growing up and we tried dating and it didn't work at all. I guess that proves guys and girls really CAN be "just friends". And now we are married to our true loves and life is perfect. :)

I can't wait to read more on you!

Jennifer said...

Such a fun story! I too have a good guy friend since the 6th grade and he gets married in April to the only girl I've ever liked for him.

I can't wait to see wedding pictures and hear all about it. Congrats to Mr. Right! (o:

Insane Mama said...

Aw, nice that you stayed friends. Was wal mart really the place to be seen? That is hilarious

Lauren @ Adventures of a Southern Newlywed said...

I hope their wedding goes well! What a bummer to have to move it.

Enjoy your weekend!