Here’s an excerpt from an email I (Julie) sent a friend while Rob and I were dating. It’s a killer memory and I’m SO glad I kept these! I love journals…
From: "Julie Raines"
Subject: You're gonna love this!
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:20:53 -0600
…So. That leaves us to this past weekend. Remember we were going to St.George?
Well. Here it goes. We had a WONDERFUL time!!! Honestly, I can't think of ONE thing
that would have made it any better. Literally.
So we're driving down and we're about 3 blocks away from getting to his grandparent’s
house. It's 11pm. All of a sudden,he pulls to the side of the road and stops.
I'm like, "Uh, what are ya doing?" He says, "Well, I wasn't going to do this now,
and I REALLY didn't want to do it in the car....but I wanted to tell you that I'm
falling in love with you."
Can you imagine myself? So here's my romantic response (you're gonna love this)
I say, "You do, huh? Hmmm. Well, that's good to know." Then I pause for dramatic
effect and to make him sweat a little. "That's good to know because I'm falling
in love with you too (here's the romantic part)...I'm falling in love with you too
and it would really suck if it wasn't both ways 'cause that would be no fun."
Can you believe those words came out of my mouth???!!!! Talk about a blithering idiot.
So there you go. It's official, we're falling in love.
The rest of the weekend was just as good. We visited with his grandparents,
hiked Angel's Landing in Zion's, went swimming, out to dinner, rented a movie,
and cuddled. Driving home we also talked about important future things and he
wants us to take a Marriage Prep class in January. As of now, plans are for us
to have a Spring wedding. I wouldn't be surprised if it was pushed up, though.
So. There you go.