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14.2.11

in honor of valentines day i decided to post part one of our love story. i think it's a good idea to write down the details because i'm getting old and can't remember stuff. without further ado-
lando & kate - part one:
i was a silly 14 year old girl with short messy hair and a pink flower bobby-pinned in. i was spending the weekend with my friend in the valley and we made a quick errand to her aunts house. i was sitting on the couch facing the backdoor when it slowly opened and in he walked. he was wearing dirty work clothes and an old gray hat. without looking at anyone he silently walked across the room and up the stairs and only stopped when his mom said "well aren't you going to say hi to these girls?" he paused. looked right at me. and grumbled a quiet "hey" paired with the ever-present, ever-cool head nod and walked up the stairs. of course i thought he was cute, i was 14 he was 17, what 14 year old seriously-boy-crazy girl doesn't think a 17 year old strong-silent-type boy is cute? 20 minutes later he walked back down the stairs, showered and changed into shorts, black socks, a band tee and a new gray hat and walked about the door. he was cool.
fast forward to 4 years later and enter my first day of "singles ward" oh, singles ward. as if your not awkward enough, i was walking past a door when it flew open, hit me and almost knocked me down. the culprits: dayton, doug and pete. they became instant friends with me and my roommates and we had them over for dinner and games and movies at least a couple times week. a few weeks later dayton came over with a friend from high school who had just gotten home from his mission the day prior. he walked in and i instantly noticed him because, quite frankly, he was tall. then i noticed his cute blond hair and his cute big ears. we went swimming with friends and i tried to flirt. (something i thought i was pretty good at) but he did not seem interested. not. at. all. he wasn't even giving me the time of day. at the end of the night i told my room-mates he's really cute, but not into me.
and that's how we met. twice.
this is what i looked like when we met: 
(me with my best-friend/roommates. oh, and we totally had our first make-out on that couch, so it has a special place in my heart...)

this is what lando looked like:
(so cool, right?)

19 comments:

communikate. said...

i love "how we met stories!"

can't wait to hear more.

:)

ashley said...

i love this!

The Webbs said...

look at how young all you guys look! crazy! not that you guys look old now its just crazy how much we can change from high school! i also didnt know you met landon at 14?? say wha?? you'll have to tell me about it another time. so cute, i totally remember kelli telling me about hooking you too up, good job kel!

brandilyn said...

AAAAH!!! first make out couch! that's awesome. i can totally imagine 17 year old landon doing the head nod and "hey." to little giggly 14 year olds. so cute.

Mallory Camille said...

Yeah!!!! I am so excited that you are doing this, and can't wait to read the rest of your story. I love how you met when you were 14, with a pink flower in your hair, perfect.

angela hardison said...

cute! can't wait to hear more.

ola appletea said...

the stories are so great!!

chelsea :: stock said...

i love that you mentioned your first make out. hilars.

i still get squirmish admitting the hubs and i ever made out for fear that my parents will find out... nobody tell my dad I kissed a boy before I was engaged!!

carla thorup said...

he does look cool! but then again, you look hot... so really, it's a win win.

i like love stories :)

jilliann said...

yep, I am such a sucks for love stories.
what girl isn't?
destiny is a funny little thing. sometimes the stories are dramatic and sometimes just simple little first encounters, i love it!

Traci Butler said...

We look like total perverts in that pic! haha and I should be shot for not cutting bang to cover my large forehead sooner. And yes, I witnessed that first make-out on total accident. I don't think Landon's face could have turned more red. Cute story.

Jenna Robert said...

I feel like I was your visiting teacher during that time. Sorry I never really visit taught. haha! I love the story though.

kasey kaufusi said...

I love all the details you remember! you are always so good at that! and you girls looks so stinkin young! there is no way you were old enough to be making out! haha jk Love ya kate

Chelsea said...

ooh, i love hearing these. and you both look so cool. love that you are both so tall.

Ashlee's Annals said...

I love this! I can't wait to hear more!

Chelsea said...

you are such a great writer. I just found your blog and love your stories and pictures!

ps, i have a jewelry give a way on my blog! Be sure to stop and say hello!

Tiffany said...

Hi Kate! I just had to peek at your blog after I read your comment on mine :) Love your blog! And love this cute idea of sharing your guys' love story! ;)
Happy Valentines Day! ;)

Bethany'sBazodi said...

Adorable! Yes, I'm in the emailing Bethany. Ha ha

mindy said...

how did i miss this post? man i'm behind! i LOVE this kate... you are such a good writer! love all the details!

so glad you are writing all this down!