I officially met K back in October 2007. Her and her long time boyfriend J (yes, I know a LOT of men with the first initial J so we'll call him Starsky - as my husband does) were getting married June 2008. Starsky asked J (my J, stay with me) to be one of his groomsmen.
Over the next approximately 8 months, we did what we could to help K and Starsky with whatever we could; moving in to their first townhouse together, picking up furniture, and any miscellaneous wedding planning.
Finally, it was their wedding day! I was allowed to hang out with the groomsmen before the wedding and ride with them over to the church. This is the first wedding I had ever cried during; it was beautiful and filled with emotion.
Katie's Cucina and Sew Woodsy. She cooks ALL. THE. TIME! and seems to post a new recipe every day. =)
Up to this point in our relationship, J and I had not talked about wedding plans. The day of the rehearsal/dinner, J started asking me questions: what do you think we'd register for? do you want to get married outside? how many people would we want in the wedding party?
Don't get me wrong, I was all too excited at the prospect of getting married but on the other hand, I didn't want to jump the gun. So we casually discussed it here and there after that but nothing too serious and we weren't planning the wedding.
At some point after K and Starsky's wedding, I was told by SEVERAL people that it was likely that I would be waiting several years before J would even consider marriage. Boy, were they so wrong! (thank goodness lol)
**Next Friday: Family Vacations