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Three Years ♥
July 21, 2015

It was definitely not love at first sight when my boyfriend and I first met around 5¾ years ago. We were in a holiday band composed of several different high schools put together that traveled around different cities on a train. Every time we stopped at a city, we played a set of songs with our wind instruments. This was pretty awesome because it was my first official year in marching band and it helped me level up my clarinet skillz. We didn’t really have a good impression of each other at first and this was how our first conversation went from what I can remember:

Him: I heard you don’t like [school rival]’s band…
Me: Yeah, and???
he then said something that made me automatically dislike him

Either way, I ended up sitting next to him on the last day of the band. At one point during the train ride back, I jokingly asked him if I can lean on his arm but he opened his arm and had me lean against his chest. This was beyond what I had expected but I went along with it. At the end of the night, I didn’t have feelings for him or anything (this was 2 years before I actually had feelings for him). At least I didn’t dislike him anymore by that point.

Fast forward to today, he’s my number 1 in everything nice. Forget about disliking or feeling neutral about him, I love him! He means everything to me and I am blessed to be his girlfriend. He’s currently on the other side of the country for the summer for an engineering internship so our celebration is postponed until late September.

Sometimes, we get too caught up with what’s going on in the present that we don’t stop to remember where we came from and how much we’ve progressed since the beginning. Yesterday, “Boss Man” (the VP at work who I look up to) told me, “[…] Don’t worry about where you came from, but don’t forget where you’ve been. […]”. Even though we were talking about a different subject, I can relate to what he said in this case. I’m not really worrying that I didn’t like him at first, but I won’t forget what we’ve been through.

some throwbacks between us
  • Before we were together, he was that person who turned my mood right side up at my last field show competition when I was in high school.
  • I awkwardly suggested him to take me as a date to a mutual friend’s wedding a couple of years ago where he asked me to be his girlfriend at the end of the night.
  • My band kids were really accepting to him when I introduced him as their band dad since they call me their band mom.
  • Until mid-2014, we would try our best to dedicate our Friday’s on spending time with each other.
  • We celebrated our first year anniversary at Raging Waters, which eventually became a place I pass by every time I drive between school and work.
  • When we turned my anthropology project into a fun adventure at the zoo.
  • Driving through the local mountains and nationals forest was sight-worthy.
  • This was our first “all you can eat abuse sushi” together. Earlier that day, we “got married” at school with a couple of ring pops (yay for fundraisers).
  • Forget about dressing up for prom, we have plenty of banquets to go to together!
  • First Disneyland trip together ♥.
  • First official road trip this past Spring Break.
  • The two expensive date nights in one post.

Lastly, I suppose this can be our picture of the year 😺 😹.

love, peace, and whiskey on the rocks ❇ ❄ ❇~

10 Responses

  1. Tara ☆ July 22, 2015 at 1:58 am

    AWWW! This was a nice entry to “celebrate” your third anniversary with your boyfriend. You two are so cute, and from what I’ve seen and heard of you two, I’d never have guessed you didn’t have a good impression of each other LOL. Thank you for sharing your backstory with him! I really enjoyed finding out more about the two of you. The band dad/mum thing cracked me up, btw 😀 I think it’s awesome you two met in a band-related function — woot woot for band geeks! XD I also think it’s fantastic that you awkwardly asked him to be your date at a wedding, and then he asked you to be his girlfriend later that night. That’s pretty awesome.

    But woot! Happy anniversary, Nancy and boyfriend! Here’s to wishing another awesome three years and more! ^^

  2. Georgie ☆ July 22, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Daawww, congratulations to you both! I don’t recall reading about how you were before you were together, but that’s just awfully cute. Love love love!

    It’s adorable that you spent a long time knowing each other before you got together. Some of the best relationships come out of those, and when you look back and remember that you didn’t always get along, you remember how special your relationship is to have overcome your differences through being friends. I have to admit that Nick and I are the opposite (or maybe it’s just me), we always go “remember when x happened?”

    He routinely teases me about how he liked me first, but I think he admitted I have the better story about transforming and realising that I was in love with him.

    But like you with your boyfriend, Nick was the one who made my day every day, and made me feel much better when I was down. 🙂

    Happy three years again! You guys spoil each other so bad! Or good, depending on how you look at it I guess. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Chynna ☆ July 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Lmfaooo, I love stories where the girl and guy don’t get along at first. So cute, Nance.

    Ermergerd, I remember that wedding post! I can’t believe that was so long ago. Damn.

    You guys are so cute!

  4. Holly ☆ July 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

    This is such a sweet post. It’s wonderful to look back at all the memories you have together, and like you say, sometimes we forget about where we have come from.

    Tyrone and I met for the first time when we were like 5. We went to the same primary school together. But it wasn’t until we were 14 that we properly started talking when I sat opposite him in English class.

  5. Michelle ☆ July 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Awwwwwww <3 Love is love and it can bloom anywhere especially the battlefield known as life. It's amazing how crazy feelings can bring us all together, you know?

    You'll see him soon, I'm sure. He's thinking of you and you're thinking of him always.

    Happy anniversary! ^.^

  6. Domenica ☆ July 24, 2015 at 6:13 am

    I love seeing posts like this. Very cute! I awkwardly asked Christopher to be my grad date, and then later (not the same night though) he asked me to be his girlfriend.

    I love how you guys got to know each other first and become best friends. That is how it was for us, and I would not change it for the world.

    We are planning to go to DisneyWorld. Chris has never been, so it will be interesting to see his reaction.

    I love the quote by your boss. Every experience is there to help you two grow together, and that is the beautiful part of a relationship. 🙂

    Happy three years! I hope your celebration together goes amazing!

  7. Cat ☆ July 26, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Aww, happy third anniversary to you both! It wasn’t love at first sight with me and my husband either. We knew each other for about a year before we actually started dating. My previous boyfriends I only knew for a month or two before dating. I guess that says something about getting to know someone before starting a relationship 🙂

    I liked reading about how you guys met and your memories together! I hope you guys will have time to celebrate after he gets back!

  8. Connie ☆ July 26, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Gosh, this was such a CUTE post! I was smiling the whole way through.

    Happy 3 years to you two!! 🙂

  9. Raisa ☆ July 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations! Your story sounds super cute. 😀 And you got to do a lot of things together, which is super important as a couple!

    Funny thing with Michel and me, we were in the same class one semester and didn’t talk to each other at all! XD We took the same class again next semester and started dating a few weeks later.

  10. Holland ☆ July 28, 2015 at 12:13 am

    A part of me is like, “Grrrl, I really hope you did not go to my high school,” because I hated that place.

    I think your love story is very much one of those OTP ideas people are always posting on Tumblr, where something unpleasant happens (spilt coffee, things of that sort, nothing inherently terrible). I think those are quite nice. I can’t say I’ve ever had a relationship start that way. I guess in a sense it would make for a story and be romantic, but I can’t complain about own love story 😉

    Happy anniversary to you both. Y’all sound like a couple of nerds, just perfect for each other 🙂

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