Monday, March 28, 2011
Thinking back......How Lee and I met
I have decided to blog about my life starting from when I met Lee up until the present. More for me to help keep the memories alive, than for the readers, but I think its fun to learn how others have met and things that have happened in their life. If you want to hear about our love story, read on....if not, you may leave the page! :) How Lee and I met (my version): Lee and I lived in the Remington Apartments Complex in Orem, across the street from UVU. We met the first week in May of 2003. The first time I saw Lee is when he and his roommate, Shawn, knocked on my apartment door trying to gather everyone together to go play kickball for a ward activity. Lee was wearing a red shirt, and a red visor with his dark hair spiked up, and he had piercing green eyes. I thought to myself, "who is this guy, he is gorgeous!" I declined to go play, not wanting to make a fool out of myself in front of him, because I don't play sports well. The following Sunday I had gone to church that morning by myself because my roomies had slept in and were running late. I was sitting by myself when Lee asked if he could sit with me. We sat together and talked a little bit, we couldn't talk much because we were in church. When church was over Lee invited me to his house for lunch. Of course I said yes. He came and got me and we walked over to his apartment. Lee and Shawn (also known as Brink) had made spaghetti for lunch. We ate lunch and told each other a little about ourselves. After lunch he told me about his mission, and showed me pictures from the mission. Afterwards, we went for a ride to the Provo temple. We walked around the temple and then sat on the grass and talked some more. I was twitterpated with Lee, and I knew that day that he was the guy that I was going to marry. Lee's side of the story: Everything happens for a reason, meeting Natalie was not an accident. School was finishing for me at Snow College. My old mission companion begged me to come live with him in Orem. I told him to get me a job, then I might consider it. Living in the big city is what I was concerned with. I decided to move up to Orem and live with him in the Remington Apartments. Moving to Orem I had no desire to date girls, or get married. I wanted to work for the summer, and then go back to school. Natalie seemed to change all of that once I saw her. The first time I saw Natalie was at our ward prayer night. Natalie was sitting on the floor by the T.V. She was very quiet. I don't think Natalie noticed me at this time(I wasn't wearing my red shirt). My first impression of Natalie was a girl that was hot and had her life under control. I knew if I ever were to consider dating her that it would require me to put in some effort( a red shirt). A couple of days passed, and Brink and I wanted to play kick ball. So we went door to door at the apartments gathering people. We seemed to gather only the losers. We knocked on Natalie's door and she was in her kitchen with a BOY. My heart was crushed!! Lee had no chance. But he did look like a wiener. So I was not too worried. I asked Natalie to come play kick ball...I was denied, she said no. I thought she wasn't interested in me( I was unaware of her athletic ability). Ok, by this time I thought she was hot but not attainable. Plus I was not dating girls, remember. I gave up my pursuit, and went on with my life. Things happen for a reason. One Sunday morning Brink and I were running late for church. I was ready, he was still dragging his feet. So I left him. When I got to the church, they had all of us in the Relief society room for Sacrament. Now this room was crowded. There was some empty seats, but they were random. I surveyed the room looking for two seats, so I could save one for Brink. I saw a couple of empty seats, then I saw the love of my life sitting by herself half way up the room. So I decided to make the move and sit by her. I have to admit I was a little nervous. Sitting by Natalie I learned that she was a very nice girl, and very friendly. It was very easy to talk to her. On this Sunday I was lucky, because we stayed in that room for Sunday School. I spent the next two hours talking and flirting with Natalie. I loved her. She was amazing. Natalie brought a light in my life that I never wanted to leave. As the class was coming to an end I knew that I needed to figure out a way to continue this moment that I was having. I decided to invite Natalie over for lunch (she said later that a boy has never made her lunch before). So, the first day of the rest of my life began. After we ate lunch I shared with her my missionary pictures. Then we decided to go for a walk at the Temple. When we were on the Temple grounds, the Spirit was overwhelming, and I was told that Natalie was my wife. Of course I didn't tell her that at the moment. We spent the afternoon laying on the grass making bird nests. Going to bed that night I told Brink that I was going to marry Natalie. He told me that I was crazy. Within a week I told Natalie that I was going to marry her. I fell in Love with Natalie from the first day I met her. My love for her continues to grow each day. Every moment I have with her I treasure. To those moment when I sang to her in the park, to the birth of our beautiful girls, Natalie will always be my girl, and I will always be grateful for being directed into her life. I will grow old with this girl.