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11.07.2011

Keys that cliff-dive

How did I meet Richie?
Alright, you guys asked for it.





Thanks to having 13 kids, Mr. & Mrs. Richie's Parents have had to have a very healthy marriage.  Now they plan and host a marriage enrichment weekend on occasion, some of which my parents have attended.  This past January a handsome, tall boy named Richie visited his parents and sang a duet with his dad, after which my mom walked up to Mr. Richie's Dad and said the now infamous line, "I have a girl for that boy."

At this point he was down in Provo at BYU and I was finishing my senior year in Sandy. We started emailing.  First short blurbs, then paragraphs, then pages. and pages. and pages

In March he gave me a tour of the campus, since I had decided to go the Y.  I was instantly drawn to him; there was something about the boyish charm, the delighted smile that would spring to his face, and his calloused hands.

On our first/second (it's debatable) date, I somehow dropped my keys off a cliff.  Yeah, it happened.  I had to call my mom to bring us the spare to my truck.  The rest of the evening went flawlessly: Real Salt Lake soccer game with my family, finishing up by star-gazing/music-listening on the top of my car. (Which we then had to jump at 2 a.m.)  I knew there was something special about him from the start.

The next day I was called down to the office at school.  I left art history, wondering what mom needed. As I told the receptionist my name, a huge smile overtook her tired face and she handed me....my keys? And this note.


Yes, he hiked back up the mountain. And found my keys. 
After the first date.
And thus it began.


all my love.

16 comments:

kylee said...

"i have a girl for that boy" that is the perfect story line right there. holy cow he hiked up and found your keys?! marry him please.

Ayley said...

i love love love origin stories. so sweet!

Jessi Haish said...

wow. that was fantastic. you have a new reader in me! :)

Makay said...

That is the sweetest thing I have ever read! That just won MY heart, just like you Jessi!
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Oh, and thanks for stopping my blog! I hope to see you back. :)
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Kari said...

Um, cutest story ever! That is the best thing I have read in my life. Lucky, lucky you.

McKenzie King said...

cute, cute, cute blog. i love reading. i'll be back for more, you can count on that.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

omg! You guys are perfect for each other. Awwww.... And my boyfie has the same name as your boyfie. =)

Alexa said...

Ha. Love the keys part. So something I would do!

Prixie said...

Ah, that is a heart melting story! And oh-so-romantic.

chibiwow said...

Wow, its really nice to hear real stories from real people time to time. It really makes me think those scenes are all just for you alone and no one can't copy that. Thats really great! :D

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Tumbleweed said...

Aww, this is so sweet! Real life fairy tale :] ♥

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Emilie Woodhead said...

ok SO CUTE Paige!!! Love that story!

jacquelyn sandra said...

stop, stop, stop it. i love people in love.

Liscy said...

oh this is so cute :)

Holly said...

Wowwww... I love this story a lot!! Perfect.

Bailey said...

this is adorable(: