September 25, marks my favorite day on the calendar. I love celebrating and reminiscing on my love, and all the fun steps along the way that got us to where we are today.
Rewind 10 years ago, I was 19 at a pool party you were surrounded by some of the prettiest humans I’d ever seen. I spotted you, and told my friends “I’m having that guys babies.” They responded telling me that he had a girlfriend & with his age. I replied, “I didn’t say anything about being his girlfriend.”
And his girlfriend I never was. There was no “change of status”, no DTR’s other than he told me he wanted to date me through the seasons, there was no ring shopping, just playing & traveling. Which may have been why I was completely in shock the day he proposed.
We also never did the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing and never had “a song”
But the song that probably described us dating would be
“Ready For It” -Taylor Swift
Dallin was perfect for me. I met & started dating him at 19 married at 21 and all that time inbetween I kept busy, which was super easy since I was dancing professionally and going to school full time. Hoping that one day I would end up his wife. There were many times I thought I was getting proposed to, like the first time he sent me out to NJ to meet his family & we spent a magical weekend in NY City. And all those times he went away for business & would talk up the surprise souvenir he was bringing home for me, which were always lovely, but it was never a ring 🙂
I knew we were going to get married, or strongly desired we would. Waiting for him to realize this wasn’t all that hard because we were having so much fun. Plus I had one big thing going for me. TIME! I was in no rush to be a bride, I was going to graduate from college and I had no desire doing it while juggling babies, I thankfully did graduate while 5 months pregnant with Hudson which probably explains his genius.
What Dallin & I both shared while dating was we were both afraid of one another.
We were mutually afraid to lose each other.
He was afraid to propose to me (I’d been proposed to before by someone else, I was never a fiance, because I replied “is this my only option”, which turned into a breakup-obviously). I told this to Dallin which led us to never talk about serious things as far as status, plus that wasn’t his style anyhow.
We silently decided to just keep having fun together. Which, eventually, & naturally, turned into a proposal and marriage.
A couple years ago Dallin wrote his side of our dating story titled
8 years & a half of dozen of us later here we are, gangs all here and more in love than ever. And our love story is one that we often look back & remember as some as the best years of our lives. I think my favorite part is when Dallin proposed to me I started crying & said, “I’ve wanted this for so long!” -which is how I still feel today.
I LOVE YOU!!!!