Friday, February 12, 2010

For Valentines Day: A Quick Version of Falling in Love

From a young age, I'd sworn off getting married.
I wasn't interested.
No one would gain my trust enough for me to give up my heart.
No one.
But when I met Scott I instantly liked him.
He had a 1969 VW Bug.
Lived off a CostCo pack of Sour Skittles.
And he had a confident infectious smile.

I found out I had an Art History class with him.
A class that he wasn't doing very well in.
I called him to remind him to study for our test next week.
Instead he invited me to get Slurpees at 7-11.

We went with a group to see The Ring.
I pretended to be scared so I could grab his arm.
I found out later that he was terrified by the movie,
But he pretended not to be, so I wouldn't be afraid.

The next day he invited me on a midnight run to Taco Bell.
I was nervous & weird.
I told him I didn't believe in washing my hair everyday.
With a wry grin he told me it was okay, he liked dirtballs & I had a nice smile.

It wasn't long after that he told me he loved me.
He was always surer of himself & braver than me.
I'm pretty sure I said something like, "Thanks."
He thought maybe he spoke in my deaf ear.
"Gah! I think I love him too!" I screamed as I walked in my apartment door.
My roommates consoled me, told me it was okay to like him.
Yeah, I thought, it didn't mean I was going to marry him or anything.
I'm glad I was wrong.

22 comments:

Ashley said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Em and Russ said...

Ahh, how fun!!! What a fun story. Scott was a stick!!! We are glad that you came along into Scott's life. We have loved having you in the family. You do have a nice smile and we don't care if you're a dirtball . . . LOL!!!!

Now how about some skittles!!!!

I have to copy your fall in love story telling for our blog.

tom + lisa said...

Love this... After all our freshman year shenanigans, I see you a year or so down the road and all of the sudden you were an art history major, had a hubby, and a different last name (ok, I guess those last two kind of go hand in hand)! I felt so behind, thanks for catching me up :)

Now I feell like I can say this... Welcome to the family Scott!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Ahhh, I love it! What a fabulous story.

THE BILLS FAMILY said...

awww, thats such a fun story!!

Christie said...

I remember when you brought him to the family reunion. I was in a big self-pity phase (thinking i would never get married) but I was so tickled by you two and genuinely happy that you'd found someone already.

brooke said...

great story!! only love could come out of getting slurpees together!

EriKa said...

sweet story.

Anelieze + Franco Castrejon said...

tear. isn't vday wonderful when you can celebrate the one you love?

Derick&Regan said...

What a cute story, I love it! The old pictures are adorable! Too fun!

greeniejoey said...

aaaw, Liv I love your story :0) I hope you and Scott have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Love you Liv <3

Katie said...

Love it! I remember the time Chad and I ran into you two in a parking lot - hadn't seen you in ages and hadn't heard of Scott yet, but I could tell you really liked him. You two are adorable. I love love.

Kristal said...

You always have the best ideas for posts! what a cute story, and I love all the pictures!

Suzette Saxton said...

What a neat love story!

Audra said...

Awww... that was so sweet!!! When you meet "your match" it is impossible not to fall in love and be outstandingly happy! So glad you found each other :)!

Rebecca said...

Great post Olivia! So fun seeing those pictures.

Saffron said...

and look at you now! great story!

Susan said...

OLIVIA!! I love this post! Probably my favorite post you have ever written! It's so sweet and cute! As if you couldn't get any cuter!

kaitlin said...

loved this olivia.

DAViN said...

your awesome

Esther Noelle said...

Awww.... you guys are cute. :)

Cindy said...

That's the sweetest little love story! You guys really are cute! ANd you look like babies!!