27 August 2008

20 Years Ago at Westmont College

(edited to add photos)



Once upon a time there was a girl and a boy who met on the first day of school. Boy saw girl and thought, "Me Tarzan. You Jane." Girl thought boy was a lunkhead, but a cute one. Boy strutted around being loud, obnoxious, and cocky and teased girl trying to get girl to notice. Girl noticed. And laughed and teased back. Boy was funny and smart. Boy was different than any other boy. Girl and boy became friends. They sat next to each other in class every day, and enjoyed laughing together.

Months later, when girl was sure boy would never ask her out, boy did. Boy took girl to the movies, and then out for coffee. Then boy and girl snuck into a beautiful chapel on campus and boy played the baby grand piano so beautifully that girl was sure that the angels stopped to listen, too. Girl heard God whisper, "This is your boy."

Boy did not kiss girl for a long time. Girl wanted boy to kiss her very much. Finally, when boy kissed girl he said, "Tarzan love Jane. Let's get married and make lots of baby boys and girls." Girl said, "YIPEE!"

20 years pass. Boy and girl still laugh, and tease, and like being friends. Boy still thinks, "Me Tarzan. You Jane." Girl still thinks boy is a lunkhead, but a cute one. Girl loves boy more than she thought her heart could bear.

Boy and girl are living happily ever after with lots of baby boys and girls.

24 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

Very cute! And even in person, you do NOT look old enough to have been in college 20 years ago!!! Were you like Dougie Houser or something? :)

FHL said...

I love a happy ending :o) Happy Anniversary!

The Redman's said...

You guys look HOT in that picture!!!!

Happy Anniversary!!

xoxo

D.Lake said...

very creative. Congrats on 20 together!

Lori said...

Oh happy anniversary Laurie and MP!!! Our twins on the other coast! How'd I miss this post? :)

I'd LOVE to see a wedding photo!!??

Twenty big ones, wow! That's amazing - Celebrate big!

darci said...

what a fun post! congrats on 20 years together..doesn't time fly. have a great anniversary!

Rebecca said...

What a sweet love story! Happy anniversary!

Tish said...

oh, that made me cry! especially the part about him playing the piano for you. congratulations to you both....you should post the oldest photo you have of teh two of you together!!!

Hauswife said...

OK, photos added. Michael with hair next to skinny minnie Laurie. :P

Julie said...

Awwwwww! You guys are so cute! You look exactly the same today as in the first picture. Happy Anniversary!

Tish said...

love the added photos! you are such a gorgeous couple...both then and now!

The Roberts Family said...

Happy Anniversary guys!! May you have even more boys and girls in your family one day. :) Blessings, Shelly

Tish said...

you have have michael do another special correspondent post on mccain's VP pick...i'd love to hear his thoughts!

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! It is good to know that some people are blessed enough to find what you have!

Wolfemom said...

Happy Anniversary!! Still just as gorgeous as ever!

Amy said...

What an adorable couple you were 20 years ago and what a beautiful family you are now. Time flies when you're havin fun!!!!!!!

Enjoy!

Michael and Michelle said...

Very cute pictures!!! 20 years that's just GREAT! You totally look the same.
I can't wait to hear what you think of Sarah Palin??
Michelle

darci said...

love the photos! beautiful.

ErinOrtlund said...

Aw, so sweet!

Sam said...

how cute are you 2? and how did you pose so gracefully on that tree (ya i know its not you...just being funny....)

Jana said...

You are too funny. My entire life from 0-18 years was spent at Montecito Covenant Church! Dedicated, baptized and married there:) Most of our counselors for high school were from Westmont, many years spent on that campus! Congratulations! Isn't great to know you chose your spouse so well?

Keva said...

ow!ow! You hottie you! great to see the endurance of friendship and love.

Kristi J said...

That is the cutest thing ever....How can you two young things be celebrating 20 years?? Too cute!!! I love the pics...Thanks for sharing such a cute story..it made my heart smile, Kristi

The Redman's said...

Darling pics! And the sweetest story ever. What wonderful examples your children have. You guys are awesome.

-suzi