Today is our 5 year anniversary together
the final one before we get hitched
4 months and 4 days until our forever starts
I thought I would post about how Jared and I came to be where we are now
Jared had just recently returned to North Carolina from Texas
where he had to live for a while with his parents
he wasn't in school, didn't have a degree and was selling cars (not ideal)
I had heard many stories from mutual friends about him
I was intrigued to meet "The Jared"
February 13, 2008
our first "date"
since neither of us had money he picked me from the dorm
we went to his apartment to watch Out Cold (so romantic)
he didn't have anything to eat or drink
it was super awkward
I was still hung up on the guy I met at the beginning of my Freshman year
I confided in my roommates that I didn't think it was going to work with Jared
February 14, 2008
Layne tells Jared that he and I are not going to work out
basically told him I wasn't interested
obviously he was devastated ;)
My frist year of college went on...
Jared and I continued our on & off(ness)
remained just friends
trying to hide our feelings for each other
|at Buckhead singing to each other|
lots of classy memories were made there
Then he brought another girl out one night
it was all over
we didn't talk or see each other for sometime
May 16, 2008
Jared came to Wilmington for the weekend
tequila and a long conversation bring us back together
May 24, 2008
we make it official
Jared, like a high school kid,
asks me to be his girlfriend as Hillman's graduation party
again, so romantic...
we fell fast and hard
our frist real date at Mellow Mushroom
Jared tells me he thinks he is falling in love with me
tells my mother, over toxic margaritas, that he is going to marry me
we say "I love you"
I knew early on I wanted to marry him
but, I told him I could never marry a man that didn't have a college degree
or at least a stable job & selling cars is not stable
fly to Texas
meet the Rice family
they are simply outstanding
fall even more in love
Jared is back at NC State
pursuing his Bachelors of Business Administration degree
Jared graduates from NC State
starts his first full time "big boy job"
we get our precious fur-baby
I graduate from NC State
I move to Greensboro
we do long-distance for a little while
Jared moves to Piedmont Triad
starts working for R.J. Reynolds
we move in together in Winston-Salem
I start my accelerated nursing program
Jared gets his "dream" job at John Deere Hitachi
I say dream because when Jared was first back in school he made a list of potential employers
the only name on that list:
Jared is accepted into Wake Forest's Master of Business Administration program!
this was so unexpected but oh so wonderful
later in August...
we get ENGAGED!
August was a really great month
earn my BSN and become an RN
Dreams can come true folks :)
I can't wait to call such an amazing man my husband!