Friday, June 5, 2015

I met a boy (and some girls)

In June 2010, I flew to Louisville to visit my best friend, who had moved back home a few months prior. I really missed her and the time we spent together when she lived in Sydney and I was really looking forward to recreating that.


She had started dating this guy almost as soon as she moved home, so she wanted to spend a lot of time with him, regardless of whether I was coming or not. I was kinda bummed - I wanted to spend time with my bestie. Didn't she miss me? I got my wish though, we spent a couple of days at the lake just me and her (and some other friends).



After the whirlwind weekend at the lake, she wanted to go out to dinner with her man. Understandably, she wasn't going to leave me, so her man brought his best friend along. We were all going to a Cincinnati reds baseball game the next night, so I guess they thought it would be a good idea for us to meet beforehand.

We went to outback steakhouse. Yeah, I know.

The other guy was a comedian. Or at least, that's what he thought. He was cracking jokes left and right and making everyone laugh, and completely taking the piss out of me every chance he got.

I wasn't a huge fan of him.

The next day, we got all prettied up and headed to the baseball game with the guys. 


We ate at some pub beforehand and I thought - hey, that guy isn't so bad.


I can't really narrate the rest of the night - lots of beers and good times. On the drive back to KY, we kissed. Because apparently we were 15 or something.

I can narrate the rest of the night - but I won't. Wink.

We spent the next couple of days together and then Megan and 2 of her childhood friends and I went to the CMA fest. These girls were pretty awesome and I really liked them.

While we were there, I kept thinking about that boy. I wanted to party it up (and I did) but he kept popping up in my head.


That is not soda in that huge cup.

I kinda couldn't wait to get back, but it was awkward when I did. Finally I told him I'd missed him and he said he'd missed me too, but figured I'd forgotten about him. We spent two more days together and then it was time for me to go home.

Megan and that boy came to the airport with me and I bawled. I did not want to leave. I didn't want to leave my best friend. I missed her already. I told myself it was 100% about my best friend - I was not crying about the boy, because that would be weird.

The flight home was pretty miserable.. When I arrived in Sydney, I had several facebook messages from that boy. I stopped listening to my head and started listening to my heart.

When I got home, my boss (and everyone else at work) asked how Megan was, they missed her too. How was the trip, they asked? I smiled a smile both happy and sad and responded 'I met a boy'. Because apparently the whole 15 thing again.

Then I married him, and those girls were my bridesmaids... and we got 3 cats. Hopefully you know that part.


Sometimes I cannot believe I have only known KC for 5 years. I have jeans older than that. I feel like I've known him - and been married to him - way longer than I actually have. Sounds cliche, but it's true. He's my favourite. I wouldn't move across the world for anyone else.

Here's to the next 5 years... and of course, the rest of our lives. and to my girlfriends, because I love them too.

50 comments:

  1. Aww this is so sweet! And obviously you know how much I love the Cincinnati Reds being apart of your love story :) Oh and Outback Steakhouse?! Haha! Love it! Glad you guys found each other!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Awe such a sweet story! I totally wasn't a fan of my man the first time I met him, but that didn't last long either :) Here is to many more years to you two!

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  3. This is one of the best "how we met" stories! And your story telling skills are on point!

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  4. "I have jeans older than that" - hahaha my favorite part of this whole story! Well that, and the happily ever after part :)

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  5. such a sweet sweet story!!!
    i was totally high (at a rave) when i first met my husband that i didn't even remember i met him so when he came up to me at a different party and started talking (i was sober), i was like, you're hot; have we met before? hahahaha

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  6. Is it your anniversary?! If so, Happy Anniversary! If not... Happy Knowing Hubs for 5 Years? Hahaha. Sweet story. I've known my hubs for 9 years - we met when I was 21! But we didn't start dating until I was 27, we were engaged 8 MONTHS later, and had a baby in our first year of marriage. Boom! Funny how things work out, isn't it?

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  7. This is such a cute story! I teared up really. I know the feeling of meeting and then leaving someone who out of nowhere came and stole your heart. So beautiful! Congratulations!

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  8. I just love hearing how y'all came to be! It's just so sweet. I loved the 15 year old comment -- whatever, kissing is fun!

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  9. This makes me so happy. Congrats on 5 years.

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  10. Such a wonderful story, love it. Happy 5 years!!

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  11. This is so cute! Happy anniversary :D

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  12. oh my gosh, sigh. this is so adorable. happy anniversary.

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  13. This is adorable! I think when you meet the right one it's like that, you just feel like you've known them forever! Happy 5 years!

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  14. This is so sweet! It's amazing the curve balls life throws at us. It all worked out so awesome and congrats on 5 years!!

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  15. Awwww, what a great love story!!!! May it continue for many more years :).

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  16. I just love your love story... you never know when love will pop up... even half way around the world :)

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  17. First of all.. LOVE your blonde hair! Second... when I met my husband we acted "15" too, and third... we are twinning with our wedding dresses! Love this story, and that trip looks AMAZING! So amazing it got you to come back and stay :-D

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  18. Awww love your story of meeting him. Glad the first impression didn't throw you off.

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  19. You're too adorable! Sometimes listening to your heart instead of your head is the best plan. <3

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  20. Such a sweet love story! Your wedding photo is too cute...and I totally giggled at the 15 comment!

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  21. aww this is so sweet! i love how you two met and im so happy you come back for him :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  22. What a sweet, sweet post!

    I think the way you met is really cool. It's crazy how much of our lives can be packed into the last 5 years huh?

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  23. It's only been 5 years? I feel like you've always been around! I think you two are the perfect balance for each other. And I'm so glad he gave you an excuse to move here. I mean, I always thought it was for me, but I'll take whatever reason, as long as you're here!

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  24. It's only been 5 years? I feel like you've always been around! I think you two are the perfect balance for each other. And I'm so glad he gave you an excuse to move here. I mean, I always thought it was for me, but I'll take whatever reason, as long as you're here!

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  25. I love reading stories like this! Michael and I have only been together for 5 years too and it definitely feels like it's been way longer! I have jeans older than that too! Lol. Your hilarious :)

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  26. Oh my gosh, you're just so darn adorable!!! I love this little sweet love story!

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  27. Cute story! Sounds like you two were meant to be!

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  28. You tell the best stories. I love all the details. "That is not soda in that huge cup." Bwahahah! You are awesome! Happy Anniversary!

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  29. aw! what a great story. That's fabulous. I love hearing a good 'how we met' tale and this one is delightful. Isn't it funny how if you had gotten your wish and only seen your gf that week, your entire life would be different? Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways.

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  30. Awe, I love this story :) Happy 5 years!!!!! Also, I should note that Chris and I are only year number 5 as well. Because we are clearly the same person!!!

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  31. Nice :) Enjoy the weekend!

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  32. Aww, lovely story. Sometimes I feel that I have known my husband for longer. We also met in 2010.

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  33. I cannot even tell you how much reading this had me smiling from ear to ear. So good.

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  34. Hahaha aawwh this is awesome!! I've actually wondered before how it all came to be. This put a big smile on my face. Apparently lots of couples weren't that crazy about each other the very first time they met. Love all of these pictures too! Cheers to the next 5 years :-)

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  35. That was the sweetest thing! Beautiful love story and I love to hear that you listened to your heart indeed! And how awesome that you got along so well with your bestie's friends and all too :)

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  36. That's so sweet! And he must be incredible to be worth leaving Australia. ;) Thanks for sharing your story with us, Kristen!

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  37. (Please forgive me for being so behind with comments & replies this week!) Love this recap of your "love story" with KC and it's SO fun for you guys that you have such a unique, cool story spanning different continents. A lot more interesting than my "we met at the gym" love story, LOL.

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  38. WHAT?! That's an amazing story! Such a fairy tale and give this single girl hope ;)

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  39. Bahahaha... I love the Outback part!
    "I wouldn't move across the world for anyone else." Adorable. :)

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  40. Such a cute story!! We all have that 15 year old self come out every once in a while!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  41. I love, love, love your love story. Both with Megan and with KC! I actually shared your and KC's story with my coworker (when she was asking me about how I knew the girls I was going to DC with a few months ago ;)) and I explained how you came to be living in the US and she goes, "wow, she should write a book about that!" And I said that you already kinda write a blog about it haha but you TOTALLY SHOULD write a book about it. Or sell me the rights to your relationship story and let me write it? I'll give you 40% of the sales ;)

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  42. I really loved reading this and I love that you found KC unexpectedly. You were there to visit your bestie, not to meet a boy. That's so wonderful. Also, I love your drunken eyes in the Reds picture with your bestie. It's my fave :)

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  43. So sweet. This is a really cute story. So happy for you guys. :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  44. Goodness..you are so funny! Outback, the soda in the cup and the jeans...what a fun story! I wish I had a good story like this. Love that your bestie introduced you two!

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  45. I Love love LOVE this story :)

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  46. so so so so sweet love. Happy belated Anniversary!! I love the way you guys met. Cutest story ever!!!

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