Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Day He Said...

...those three little words!

Did you think this was our engagement story?? Oops, it's not! It's the story of how Justin first said, "I love you." All in the spirit of the month of love! : )

(If you missed the beginning of our love story, look at the tabs up top!)

Justin and I started dating on October 5, 2009. Our feelings developed fast! Within the first month of dating, we had already started to discuss the possibility of getting married. I hate to say it, but "when you know, you know." We were both falling fast and hanging out as much as possible. I did not want to be the one to say "I love you" first, so I waited on him. Poor guy.

On November 4, 2009, Justin asked if I wanted to go to the State Fair that was in town. I absolutely love the horrible cheesiness of the fair, so I said yes, of course!!

(Please tell me that all of y'all know what a state fair is?? The horrible neon lights? The rides that they put up "safely" in one day? The fabulous food where you can get anything fried?? I mean anything...oreos, cheesecake, pickles!)

It was a beautiful night and the weather was just perfect to walk around and ride some rides! Within the first few minutes of getting to the fair, Justin asked if I wanted to ride the ferris wheel. I said I did, but we could wait until later and eat first. He was pretty insistent that we ride the ferris wheel right away. His exact words: "That way we can see everything and know where everything is." Smooth. : )

So, we climbed on the ferris wheel. It went around a few times. We were looking around and enjoying the view. All of a sudden, we got to the very top...and it stopped. I didn't think anything about it because it does that frequently to let people on and off. I was looking to the side and Justin turned me to face him. He spoke a lot of beautiful words about how he had never felt this way about anyone before and how I made him the happiest that he's ever been. He pulled a rose out of his jacket pocket and said, "I love you, Megan." I then fainted. Haha. Not really, but I wanted to!! It was THE sweetest thing that anyone had ever done for me!! I squealed and screamed and said it back...then we shared some kisses on the way down.

This is not "our" ferris wheel, but isn't it fabulous?

It was such a wonderful moment and I will never ever forget it. He knew how important those words were to me. I don't just throw them around. He wanted to make it a moment that I would always remember. What a catch!! : ) We had a blast the rest of the night at the fair...riding rides, eating until we couldn't breathe, and walking hand in hand, giddy with love. : )




Then, I wanted to beat him for making me ride this horrible, scary ride.

To this day, I still wonder how he hid a rose in his jacket and I never knew! He's a sneaky snake, that one!!

Love, love!!


61 comments:

Nicole said...

PRESH! I love a good "I love you" story!

moderndaywife said...

Awwww what a cute "i love you" story! Yes we have the state fair here too and I ALWAYS ask my hubby take me in February around Valentine's Day haha :-)

Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

As I think I've said {or written} on all the Love Story posts so far, Awwww! Don't worry, I know what the fair is! :D It once was the highlight of the start of school around here. I sure do hope we get the engagement story!

Happy Thursday to you!

-Many Smiles!

-Sam I Am- said...

Lordy I teared up a bit!! I'm such a sap though.. What a beautiful love story :) and such fun photos! It makes me so happy to hear when others are happy.. Especially my fun blogging buds! Hope you have a great day pretty lady!

Jenny said...

That is so adorable! What a cute story, and the photos are priceless.

Rebekah said...

So sweet! My husband and I said 'I love you' when we were together or 6 weeks. We were young, but we just knew! This is so sweet!!

Mommy R. said...

awww! that is so sweet!! in my tiny home town we have a fair called haydays, and it's exactly how you described!! :)

Suze said...

I've always been one to hold out on the I love you's too! I LOVED hearing this story. Are you sure you havent submitted your story to TLC's wedding story girlie??? It just seems so perfect and needs to go on it ! I got giddy and happy just reading your I love you story! I cant wait to hear about the engagement story now! Ahhhh Hope your having a terrific Thursday!

Helen said...

Y'all are so cute! That story is precious!

Megan said...

oh goodness this is just SO cute. I was smiling the whole way through :)

and it may or may not have made me think of the episode of the bachelor where he took her to the private fair..

of course everything relates back to a reality tv show..

i need to get out more..

Lilianna Grace said...

How sweet that he actually took the time to think and plan exactly how he would say those memorable, relationship changing words to you. Amazing!

Sarah said...

Awww so sweet!! Now did he tell the Ferris Wheel driver (is that what they're called?) to stop at the top on purpose or was that just a happy accident?

Belle in the City said...

awwww too cute Megan!

Kelly said...

What a sweet story~! I just came across your blog and can't wait to read more.

Jennifer said...

awwwwww! You're making me want to spill my guts too now! I love hearing your love stories <3 pshhh...I just love hearing anything from ya!

If you ever want to force me to write my schtuff down one day - feel free. I'm all over the place... especially that little, minor, barely there computer addiction... bahaha!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

ps: ahhh i'm still smiling from reading this btw! such a sweetie!

Michelle said...

awww SOO SWEET!! He is a catch!! I love reading about your love story! It always makes me smile and reminds me there are good guys out there! Can't wait for the next installment! :)

Elizabeth said...

Awwww! This is seriously the sweetest thing I have ever read! What a catch!

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Lyndsay said...

That's such a cute story. I love a good "I love you" story. It made me smile! :)

Rissy said...

wowzers... that's one of the most romantic things I have ever heard!
Print that out so you can show it to your kids some day! That's the kind of love all women deserve, and WOO Hoo for your hubs for having the courage to do that!

chloƫ. said...

SO precious! :)

Emily said...

That is the cutest story ever!! I have a pretty funny story that I will have to share with you one day of me and my boyfriends first "I love you"! It's great!

Beth said...

such a cute and sweet story.

The Poole Family said...

Now do you remember the first time I told you "I love you!" in this much detail?? Ehhh, probably not. Hahaha!! Y'all are so precious!!!! Can't wait until y'all come pick up Savannah and Andrew to bring them to the fair with you THIS year!!! :)

Heather said...

How sweet! I love the fair...corndogs are my favorite!

Tiffany said...

How sweet is that! I want to hear the engagement story! I bet it's a good one!

Starlight said...

What a lovely love story.

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Mommyblogger said...

How romantic, sounds like you got quite a guy!

Tucker said...

I've got one gigantic S M I L E on my face after reading this. y'all are adorable! what a sweet story.

Michelle (michabella) said...

OH MY! ADORABLE!!!!!! <3

Jessica said...

Aw, what a sweet way for him to tell you I love you! He's a smooth operator. ;)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

this is so, so, sweet and thoughtful! loving this series of the love story :)

Sherri said...

A smoooooth, sneaky snake!! U 2 have the best love stories, seriously. Better then any Danielle Stelle novel I have ever read:)!lol!

Also, love that u call it the state fair...us Canadians, call it the EX. Boring. State Fair sounds much more...romantic:) Have a happy thursday!!

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Awww, he really is a sweetie!! :-) Love these cute stories you tell.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Awe, that is such a sweet story, The State Fair is so magical :)

Shalyn said...

That is the sweetest thing! I love how he wanted to make it special for you- what a sly dog to sneak in the rose! So happy for you, friend!

Michaela said...

Sweetest story EVER. Hope you're feeling a little better girlie (:

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

How DID he hide that rose? So sweet! I think I would have fainted :)

Heather said...

Awwww!! What a sweet & romantic way to say the first I love you's!!! You are a lucky girl :).

Lindsay said...

What a sweet story!!

Alisha said...

Fried twinkies baby!!! They are legendary :)

Justin is SUPER sweet! Love this story Megan! <3<3

cRk said...

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Ally said...

Okkkkk. This is quite the little Notebook story! SO stinkin sweet!!!!!

Kim said...

Such a cute and wonderful story!

amanda said...

y'all love story gives me hope that true love is still out there! So adorable!

Brooke said...

Guys can be REALLY sweet :) This is such a cute story.. your entire love story is cute! I love how they always trick us with things like "...so we can see everything." haha sneaky

Our Little Family said...

How adorable! What a super cute story! And I love the photos! I can't wait to hear more... Hope your Thursday was FABULOUS!!

XOXO!

Tatiana said...

SO sweet! Love it!

Bracey Pate said...

Such a cute story and memory! My favorite part is the end though, "Then I wanted to beat him..." hahahaha
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Consider The Lilies said...

Ohh this made me smile. How adorable! how the heck did he hide a rose? he's a sneaky one :)

Young and Fabulous said...

dying over this cuteness! i love the ferris wheel scene..so freakin cute!!

the first time my guy said I love you, I'm preettttyyy sure we were naked in the back seat of his car (shh dont judge) lol but he said it so quietly i didnt hear him. He later told me that he was so nervous and wasnt sure if it was even the right time to say it!

but then the real time he said it (and i said it back) we were up in maine skiing and he said it in our log cabin and it was SO ADORABLE!

I told him that he better not propose to be naked or i'll kick his butt to the curb!!

hahah this is adorable girl!

xoxox

(Florida) Girl said...

What a sweet man. And it is so true, when you know you know.

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Kristen said...

That is just so SWEET! On a Ferris wheel too! What a great story!

Jonathan & Ashley Slater said...

SO SWEET! I can't wait to tell my story of how my husband told me he loved me... I waited on him to say it too! It wasn't quite that romantic, and involves a movie theater and the "fast and the furious".


but it is a great and funny memory for us!

Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates said...

Very cute! Love those pictures of y'all!! Have a great weekend! xoxo

Victoria said...

so beautiful :)

Meredith! said...

=O idk how i almost missed this post!! it is so sweet! =) and nov 4 is my bday! =D your hubby is so sweet!

Faith said...

awww, love this post! sooo freaking cute!

hahhaa, i know what a fair is! the food is horrible but oh so good! :)

{av} said...

your man sure knows how to do it! this story made me smile from ear to ear...and get a little bit nostalgic for the fair! haha. thanks for sharing this sweet story, my dear! xoxo {av}

Mindy said...

Seriously romantic and sweet!!!!! :)

Nuha said...

how sweet!!! That last picture is precious too :)

Amber Marie said...

I have been using your love story segments as study breaks. :) You SO have a catch there, sister! Chills!