Sunday, July 20, 2008

lovebirds -- tagged

Well, amanda tagged me and told me to get on it, so here I go!
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1. Where did you and your husband meet?
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i met robby when i was 13 years old through a friend in my ward. he was 15 -- you know how lame a 13 year old following you around is? ... needless to say he was not impressed. but i hung out with the other guy in attempts to try to hang with robby. i dated the guy for 2 months. and then we were all just friends. robby and i had classes together in high school (he would copy my geometry homework ... and we have a mural that we designed and painted [8 feet tall by 16 week wide] in a senior living center in ontario). after high school he went on to join the marines and a year later i went to college in idaho -- we lost touch.
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after i graduated i was back home for a bit. i heard about a party for a guy who just returned from his mission so i figured i would stop by before heading to my friend's house. when i knocked on the door i was greeted by the RM's parents and while i was standing there i see this guy kinda standing/crouching behind them ... i take a second look and realize it's robby. he stands up and give me a hug (lifting my feet off the floor). we talked in the kitchen for the rest of the night ... even after the rest of the party people left. (my mom says we haven't stopped talking since). we exchanged phone numbers and planned to hang out.
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when he called to hang out the next day (which was a sunday) and i told my mom who i was going out with, she commented: "he's a dork!" she said this because she knew i had always liked him and that he had never given me the time of day. she didn't want me to get hurt. so he came over and picked me up and headed to in-and-out. i had already eaten dinner and i didn't want to order anything (pesky little 10 commandment) -- but i munched on his fries while we talked.
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he went back to camp pendelton (he was only home on leave for christmas) and we returned to just phone calls. i got a job opportunity working for a girl from college who was trying to start a modest prom dress company and needed at patternmaker ... she was located in san diego (only 20 minutes from camp pendelton -- way closer than the 1.5 hours he would later be driving to see me after the job was over). i broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years (the day he broke his jaw ... poor guy, it was wired shut and he couldn't even defend himself!) called robby and told him i was coming to san diego and that i broke up with tim.
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2. First thing said?
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who knows ... it was AGES ago!!
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3. First date?
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do you count while we were "hanging out" while i had a boyfriend ... our first date after i broke up with tim ... i called robby after i got off my first day at the prom dress company (january 14, 2003) and got directions to camp pendelton. i went and picked him up (he didn't have a car at the time) and we went and got some fast food (wendy's i believe). then we went back to his barracks and watched "super troopers".
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4. First kiss?
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while we were in his room watching "super troopers". i HAD to do it ... i had been wanting to kiss him forever, but he wouldn't do it while i had a boyfriend, and he was unsure if i wanted to so soon after breaking up. it was great!
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5. When "I Love You's" were first said?
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who knows ... it was really soon after we started dating, i think like 2 or 3 weeks. i know we were saying it by valentine's day (a month later).
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6. Long or short courtship/engagement?
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SHORT ... we dated for 4 months, and were engaged for 2 months (to the day!)
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7. Where did you get engaged?
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on may 5th, 2003, we headed to disneyland. i knew he was going to do it, i just didn't know where. he kept faking me out all day! then we went on the mark twain (the paddle boat that goes on the rivers of america -- i could point out the spot on the river!!) it was great. i said yes ... the ring was PERFECT (he picked it out all on his own -- we never looked at rings. he asked me what i wanted and all i told him was "not a diamond". it's a triangle cut pink sapphire with little diamonds on the sides and i LOVE it). no one around us on the boat seemed to notice or care (which was a great relief to robby, he would have been so embarrased if anyone had said anything)

8. Where were you married?

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on july 5th, 2003, we were married for time in the creekside building in ontario. and on october 10th, 2004 we were sealed for time and all eternity in the redlands temple.
9. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
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we went to catalina island ... off the coast of california. it was great. we were kinda wanting to go back to celebrate our 5th anniversary ... but i didn't want to go on the boat while being pregnant (not fun). maybe next year.
10. Where did you make your first home?
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well for the first month after we got married we house-sat for a little old lady. then he deployed for 8 months (iraq and other places) and i moved in with my sister. when he got back we moved to hawaii and lived by kaneohe bay on oahu for 6 months. then in with my parent's for 2-3 months, then 2 different apartments in ontario ... and now renting a house in rancho cucamonga.
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ok, so now I tag anyone who reads this and wants to do it!!

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh wow, I totally forgot you lived in Hawaii for awhile! So awesome! What sweet stories!!

We are Ben and Rebecca said...

Aw, Jodi- I rememeber your HS crush on Robby. So cute. I'm so happy to say that even though I was sick, I was able to make it to your reception ... that one I had to witness!

Christian & Stephanie said...

Wow I didn't realize you knew him for so long. Also didn't know you lived in Hawaii...how fun!

Adam and Rachel said...

it's always fun to learn more about you....cute stories.

Nicole Shelby said...

aaaaawwwwwww...that's so cute!

the love story beginning...

i need to do this...it's probably be a good mind trigger for me as well! i don't have hardly any of mine and t's story documented anywhere!
sheesh!