Meet Brandon! (and see embarassing photos of us through the years)

I thought that since I mention Brandon a good bit in my blog, I might dedicate a post to the boyfriend himself!

We caught each other's eye in 2003.
I don't know why I caught his, because I had braces, wore no makeup, and didn't know Louis Vuitton from Target (and it showed in my outfits!).
...but we were young little things, and we were each other's first love.

Here's the story in a very small nutshell:
Brandon and I went to a small, private school that has grades K4-12.
Brandon is a couple years older than me.
When he graduated from our school, he gave up his goal of going to Clemson to pursue an engineering degree to go to a school an hour and half from home.
That way, he could come home every weekend to see me (and, of course, his family).
...and he did.
Brandon came home each weekend and was able to greet me as I walked out of my last class each Friday. 

The plan was that he would transfer to Clemson two years later, at the same time that I would start my freshman year there. 
...but when the time for that came, I wasn't a very good girlfriend and decided to go to a school with my best friends instead of to Clemson with Brandon.
 Brandon fulfilled his side of our plan.

The four hour distance between us began to take a toll on our relationship.
Not only that, but we knew it would be for our own good to date around a little.
You know, to make sure that we truly were meant for one another, and not high school sweethearts just trying to hold on to something that wasn't supposed to be. 

So we broke up for a few months during the Spring of 2008. 
In May, we were back together. 
Then we broke up once more in the Spring of 2009. 
Later on that summer, with no surprise to us, we decided we couldn't stand not being with one another.

During those two Springs, we each dated other people but couldn't find the same chemistry with anyone else.
So when we "kissed & made up" in August of 2009, we held on and and decided to not let go anymore!

Brandon is a sweetheart.
He is so caring and receives joy from doing things for others.
He has a great family and enjoys being with them as much as possible (as do I!). 
I'm so lucky to have a Christian, handsome and loving boyfriend!

Sweet bloggers, meet Brandon: 

Now I'll take y'all through the years!











  1. your pictures are so sweet. y'all are such a cute couple.

  2. This is adorable! How sweet! I love ya'lls story

  3. You guys are such a cute couple, and you are gorgeous!!

  4. TOO cute girl!! Love the new blog design!! Happy for you :)

  5. Well I am so glad ya'll finally came to your senses! Your future babies will thank you too! Talk about gorgeous bebes!! :) Sweeet post! Us girls can always tend to not hold on to our end of the bargain aye? But its sweet that he never wavered for you!! Love it!

  6. you two are PRECIOUS!!!! what a gorgeous (fashionable!) couple!

  7. Y'all are beyond precious! I'm a sucker for a good love story. :)

  8. This is so precious! It's funny how things have a way of working out. You two are adorable and seem to be perfect for one another. I love looking back on old pictures of my boyfriend and I. It's crazy to see how we have changed!

  9. How sweet! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Wow, it's always neat to see how people evolve and change over time. You both are beautiful! Thanks for the heads up on the T. Burch sale, I was lucky to get a great deal!

  11. Adorable! And how gorgeous are you two?! Loved reading your story :)

  12. Thank you all for the comments! They are all so sweet and have made my day!

  13. love all the pics! yall are too cute! i think it's funny that the day after you post this, i do a huge post on the year that i have been single! haha! :)

  14. Aw this story is so cute! Check out my blog!

  15. Such a cute story! Love seeing the old pictures. =]

  16. OMG!! How sweet and touching!! I wan the same)


  17. I love this!!! And the pictures through the years are so cute... I have something really similar on my blog!

  18. Love, Love Love! My husband and I have a similar story! I went on my first date with him when I was 13 and he was 15 to our HS Sports Banquet! Seven years of marriage and two children later I am still head over heels in love with him! He is my best friend! :)

  19. Such a cute story and I think it is so important that y'all tried dating other people and that you went to a school for yourself and not just for him! The fact that despite all that y'all are still together, shows that it really was meant to be!


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