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9.30.2010

Wow...I was just looking through old folders of pictures on my hard drive and Ohhh Myyy Looord. We have both changed SO much from the beginning (looks wise). I was a CHUNK (lol) and he was a BONE! Makes me laugh just looking at all 291038102910924028093 pictures. You think I'm exaggerating? Maybe, a little, but there are probably over 10,000 pictures of us. Easy.

Let's see...Andrew went to Texas A&M University, and I went to Sam Houston State University which are about 50 miles apart. Boy, did we blow up that road. We were long distance for a lot of our relationship, BUT it really didn't feel long distance at all. We saw each other atleast 3 or 4 times a week, and we switched off driving to and from. We would make late night trips randomnly and surprise one another, we'd meet halfway sometimes and see each other for 20 minutes just because we missed each other, and then we'd go back to our apartments and continue studying. We made it work. I loved hearing his truck pull up because it was LOUD, so I always knew when he'd get to my apartment, and do the last minute mirror check. ;)

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For some reason, I can't get this image to be larger. Sorry :(


I remember one night, it was like 15 degrees outside, and I got the bright idea to surprise Andrew. My friends Jenni and Mandi drove with me to College Station at about 11 at night. We went to Wal-Mart and grabbed a fishbowl, a beta fish, and sticker letters. We went to McDonald's and put everything together, and then headed to Andrew's townhouse. I sat the fishbowl with the LIVE fish on Andrew's hood, and took off down the road. It was hilarious because we were trying to be quiet, but it seems that when you try harder to be quiet, you are actually A LOT louder.

Okay, you see, the plan was to put this fishbowl on the hood of his truck, leave, call him, tell him to go outside to his truck, and he'd see my "message". However, he didn't answer his phone. I called, Jenni called, we all called about 10 times, and no answer. I knew he was home, and so was his twin sister. So, I called her and THANK GOODNESS she answered. She was asleep, and told me Andrew was asleep too. So, I'm thinking OMG this poor fish is going to FREEZE to death!!! Hahaha. But fishy survived.

Ashley woke up Andrew, and he called me as he was walking down to his truck. When he got to it, he found the fishbowl.

It read, "You're the only fish in the sea for me."

Corny, I know. But like I said, it was random...and it was fun. We named the fish Bella, (this was before Twilight was even born), and she lived for a year and a half. :) RIP sweet Bella :)

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Again, having sizing issues. And the Vegas pic is VERY fake. We took it in a booth while in Vegas for our 21st birthdays.


Needless to say, we had a lot of fun and were head over heels for each other. (We still are :))

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So looking back I am reminded of this:

Marker Fights (I always won). Snowboarding Trips. Cape Cod. New Mexico. Picnics. Movies. Dinners. Couch Potatoes. Football Games. Softball games. Basketball games. Road Trips. Club/Bar nights. Baking. Car rides. Shopping Trips. Motorcycle Rides. House Parties. College Graduations. Christmas. Birthdays. Concerts. Las Vegas. New Hampshire. Century Tree. Long walks. Hospital Trips (lots of them). Float Trips. Snow days. Kisses. Hugs. Laughing. Living. Loving.

We dated from June 27, 2006 to March 14th, 2008...The day we got engaged :)

Stay tuned :)

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  1. Y'all are just TOO cute! Love all the pictures through the years :)

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  2. How adorable! It's so fun to look back on your relationship and how you got to where you are. Nothing beats that feeling you have in the beginning :)

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  3. You two are ADORABLE!!! Loved looking through your montages =)

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  4. You guys have such a fun and cute relationship!

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  5. Looks like you guys sure had a lot of fun :)!

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  6. Love, love, love this! Makes me want to take a stroll down memory lane and see how things have come along for Steven and I. :)

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  7. You guys are too cute! My husband and I were long distance for awhile too! Looking back, it's hard to believe we did it but it's worth it!

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  8. very cute, we dated long distance too-- but 5 hours away, so we didnt get to surprise each other ever, but the fish story is adorable!!!

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  9. precious! My boyfriend went to A&M he graduated in 05 and I went to SFA....

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