Friday, July 30, 2010

Celebrating 29 Years.. for both of us!

On July 30, 1981...


This cute, little boy was born in Texas:


And this sweet, little girl was born in California...

And then Jeremy turned one...

And I turned one...

And he grew...

And I grew...

... far away from each other, and never knowing that we were born on the same day and would some day meet. But not before we did a little bit more growing...

This is my favorite young photo of Jeremy (age 5). How CUTE is he?!?!?! GAAAAH! :-D

And me at age 6... in my front yard. LOL.

And then about ten years later, we both turned fifteen. Jeremy finally moved to Pagosa Springs, Colorado (where I had moved when I was 14.) And yeah, as soon as this cute boy moved into town, I was SMITTEN! LOL.

And me at 15...
I remember telling my best friend that I was going to marry him. And whenever he was in the room/cafeteria/across the street, I would tell everyone they HAD to stop and be QUIET, so I could sit and stare. Then once he walked away, I would say, "Okay. He's gone. Continue."

We finally *met* some time later. I had found out we had the same birthday. And one day, I was at youth group (hanging out, doing my homework) before it started. And who walked in? JEREMY! He came in the room with a bag of SIX Mr. Cookie Face ice cream sandwiches (Typical Jeremy... LOL). He was alone. And the conversation went like this...

Reyanna (thinking): OH.MY.GOD. Jeremy Stark JUST walked in! OH.MY.GOD. He's RIGHT next to me. And he's ALONE. And we're ALONE! GAAAAAH!

Jeremy: Hey! Girl! Pssst! Girl!

Reyanna: Me?!

Jeremy: Yeah! Do you want a Mr. Cookie Face?

Reyanna: Yeah! I LOVE Mr. Cookie Face!

Jeremy: Me too! So... what's your name?

Reyanna: Uhh.... Reyanna. And you're Jeremy Stark! And you were born July 30, 1981!

Jeremy: Uhhh... yeah.

Reyanna: Oh! Sorry! I'm not a stalker or anything, it's just.... well, I saw your birthday on Tracey's calendar, and it's just... well, it's my birthday too!

Jeremy: Really?! Oh, neat!

He wasn't freaked out at all... promise. :-D He was just that strange. LOL. We were friends from then on. In math class, he would stick my pencils up his nose and lick my wrist when I asked him to smell my lotion or perfume. Yeah, *swoon*. ;-) I loved how silly and quirky he was!

He moved away at 17. Then I moved away at 17.5. Then he moved back at 18. Then I moved back at 18.5. LOL.

About August-ish (we were 19), we started hanging out again... A LOT. Then HE'S the one who had the crush, and I was over it. LOL. One day (November 2, 2000, to be exact), he left his laundry at my parent's house (I'm so naive... I thought he did that on accident! HA!) When he came over to get it...

Jeremy: I need to talk to you! In your room!

Reyanna: Uhh... okay. In my room? Weird.

We go in, and he closes the door behind us.

Jeremy: DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE YOU?!?!?!

Reyanna: Uhh... no?! How much *do* you like me?

Jeremy: I'm totally STOKED on you! You're beautiful and fun and funny and cool, and I think... well, I just think we should be together!

Kid you not... this is what I said...

Reyanna: Weeeeelllll... I'm not really looking for a relationship right now...

Jeremy: Well, that's because you keep going for the wrong guys! First JD, and then John. I mean, JOHN?! Really?! Are you kidding?! That was a joke!

Reyanna: Well, how was I supposed to know that after ten days, he'd turn out to be a crazy stalker?! (seriously) And okay, this is exactly why I shouldn't be in a relationship! I pick the WRONG guys! LOL.

Jeremy: Well, that's because you haven't picked me!

We talked some more... a bunch of which I don't remember, and we both walked out of there very confused. LOL. Were we together... or not?! LOL. Well, we had our first kiss two days later (Jeremy's first kiss EVER).

Then two years later, on December 25, 2002, we got married...

And almost 8 years later, here we are...

Sure, we've had more ups and downs in 7.5 years than I care to even think about. I think we've had to go through more than most couples (who have been together longer) have to go through, but here we are! We're turning 29... together!

And Jeremy, just looking at you, I know you love me. I often say, "Stop looking at me like THAT!" And you say, "Well, I can't help it! You're so beautiful, and I'm SO in love with you!" And I just know. I can see it. And I love that. You're sweet and considerate and silly and fun and amazing and intelligent, and you work SO SO hard for our family!

I thought 28 would be our best year, but really... 29 will be. You know it too, don't you?! ;-)

Happy Birthday, Babe! I LOVE YOU! And I'm STOKED we get to share our birthday every year!

16 comments:

Kimber-Leigh said...

happy birthday to both of you :) what fun to share a birthday!

ZoezMom said...

An absolutely beautiful post! What a wonderful story, Reyanna! I very much enjoyed reading that, thank you for posting.

- happy birthday to both of you!

rmeyfe said...

I love your post!! Great photos! Great story and how neat that you guys share a special day!! Happy Birthday to you both!

Valerie said...

What a sweet story Reyanna - Happy Birthday to you & your sweetie & here's to the exciting year ahead!!

sillypea said...

Happy Birthday to both of you! What a fun story! My birthday is July 30th too - it's such a great day. No wonder I like you so much! hee hee

Jaime Lynne said...

Oh, Reyanna! This is my all-time favorite post in the entire blogosphere! And 29 will be your best year yet... I feel it, too! :)

Jody said...

How SWEEEEEEEEEEET!
Happy Birthday to you both :)

tirzahdawn said...

That has got to be the BEST story ever! Happy Birthday to both of you. It is an incredible day. My daughter's birthday too.

Leah said...

happy birthday to you both! what a great story...thank you!

j.leija said...

awww, such a sweet post! to crazy that yall were born on the same day :) but it makes for an awesome story!

The Dreaming Bear said...

What a wonderful post! You guys are so cute together! Happy, happy birthday!

Lyn said...

Very,very cool that you share a birthday! Happy birthday to you both! ANd what an exciting year it will be!!

susan weinroth said...

totally ADORE this post reyanna. you 2 are so cute! and happy belated bday!

Marit said...

What a lovely post! I wasn't around for a while and now that I'm here you surprise me with this nice true-life-story!!! I hope 29 will the BEST YEAR for you guys.. heck, and ALL THE OTHER YEARS AFTER TOO!!!!

michele skinner said...

SO stinkin' sweet!!! love it!!! i'm sure 29 will be an *amazing* year for you both!!

Megan said...

OMG, this is probably THE cutest blog post I have ever read. Seriously. I love love stories, and yours takes the cake, fo sho. Thanks for sharing and making my heart happy!