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Meet Cute Part 1

 Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in and both go to the same men's pajama department. The man says to the salesman, "I just need bottoms," and the woman says, "I just need a top." They look at each other and that's the 'meet cute.' 
-Arthur Abbott, The Holiday

There is a reason this blog is named Sweetly Complicated I truly can not do anything simply. I get the pleasure of the majority of life being done the "complicated" way... and honestly I'm ok with that. How I ended up dating my wonderful boyfriend Reese is just as complicated as the rest of my life. 

In honor of today being our 2 year anniversary I am going to tell you the story of our cute meet. 

part 1
January/February 2010

I walked into the room with typical "I dont know anyone in there" caution that comes with the first day of a new semester. My eyes swept the rows and finally landed on a familiar face. A sigh of relief left my body as I plopped down next to her. Technically, we had met our freshman year in a service organization we were both a part of. Jana, little did I know would have a hand in changing the course of my life. 

The routine started-- go to class, laugh at our CRAZY professor, chit-chat and walk back to our cars. The 7th day of class while walking to our cars she turned and proclaimed, "I'm having a surprise birthday party and you will be there." Typical lovable Jana. 

Facebook message were exchanged and party plans were made. I vaguely remember someone mentioning something about some of Jana's "Shreveport" friends coming, but didn't think much of it. 

February 2010

Jana and I at her 21st birthday! 
Jana's 21st birthday party finally arrived. I washed, straightened AND styled my hair, big deal BIG DEAL. Spent more than 56 seconds on my make-up, and ventured into the side of my closet that contained actually clothing rather than the nike shorts I had been living in (did I mention that this was a big deal?). I distinctly remember thinking that for some reason this night was going to be special, truly not know what was awaiting me in a matter of hours.  

I walked in the house and almost immediately noticed two boys standing in the kitchen. I noticed but didn't really give a second though to until I needed a drink...

Stay tuned fir how a margarita changed my life...


Courtney said...

Leaving me hanging! Looking forward to reading the rest =)

Jess said...

Killing meeeeee!

But I'm glad that you're writing these posts because I love a good love story. It's the sap in me ;)

Can't wait to read some moreee!

Love you oh so much and I hope you enjoyed your unplugged weekend...I NEED ONE!


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Liz said...

Love The Holiday!! Thanks for sharing your story! Can't wait to hear the rest!!

Michelle said...

Love this!!!!! So excited to see what happens! :) The second I saw the title of this post I was hoping you were referring to The Holiday :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Happy anniversary, M & R!

The Sweet Life said...

meet cute....reminds me of one of my fave movies...the Holiday!! Love it and I can't wait to hear the rest of the story.......

The Sweet Life said...

And now I feel like an idiot bc you have quoted the Holiday at the top of this post....missed that before. Damn

Unknown said...

I mean... gotta leave em wanting more right :)
Glad you like it!
Part 2 is up now!

Unknown said...

Oh yes I have a little of that sap too :)

Thanks my dear!!

Unknown said...

I know isn't it the best movie!!
part 2 is up now!!

Unknown said...

I was inspired by you and your wonderful writing of your wedding! I LOVE the way you write and wanted to get back to my "story" telling style here on my blog... so THANKS!!

and yeah The Holiday... it is in my personal top 10!

Unknown said...

Why thank you lovely!

Unknown said...

You make me laugh!
Thanks :)

Michelle said...

Aw! Meg you are the sweetest!!