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Thursday, July 10, 2014

3 Southern Gals Link-Up + Our First Date

**To participate in this link-up, please visit Cat @ Yes Deer's page or Tela @ Sweet Southern T's page to join in. Due to technical malfunctions, the link-up has been removed from this blog. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For being a full week after a short week last week, I have to say that it is keeping up the pace and flying right on by! I guess it helps to have busy days and many big changes coming in our lives - more on that next week.

Thursdays are always fun for me because I can spend a few moments looking back on some fond memories! Some are more fond than others, like mine and Hunter's first date. Ya'll, I was not the nicest person but don't hate me just yet! I'll explain...

A little over 3 years ago, in the month of June 2011, my brother and his very cute friend were staying at my parents house over the weekend to study and take the motorcycle course for the endorsement on their license. This cute friend and I struck up small conversations, just talking about their plans for the weekend, I was taking exams at the time for school, the weather. Ya'll know, small talk.

I thought nothing of it again (other than he was so stinkin cute!) until later that week. My brother used to race motocross and this cute friend had always wanted to see a race. So the following weekend my brother had a race scheduled and I felt it only necessary to invite this cute friend. I decided to give him my number for him to contact me so that once he got to the race, he could find us since my brother wouldn't have his phone on him.

Well that week leading up to the race, cute friend had asked me to spend some time with him a couple of times. I politely declined his offers and, ya'll, my honest to God reason was because I truly thought he had a girlfriend. I thought, "He is way too nice and kind of a person to not have a girl on his arm. I'm not going to be his fling!!" Oh how little did I know.

I finally sat down with my brother and asked him about this cute friend. I found out he was a bit younger than me - that's right ya'll, I'm a cougar (and proud of it!) - but he was also single. My brother encouraged me to give him a chance.

Sadly, my brother ended up not being able to race that weekend. But cute friend still had my numba. And I had remembered what my brother said and his blessing. So to make up for being such a meanie and turning him down constantly, I told him I would love to hang out with him that Friday night... Just as friends. Or so I thought.

He came and picked me up, took me to a movie that I had been wanting to see, and we honestly spent the rest of the night talking into the wee hours and learning sooo much about each other. That night, I realized talking to him was like talking to my best friend. He was so easy to talk to and so so kind.

He did try to hold my hand that night (in a very sweet way - he knew I had been through hell and back with my last relationship) but I had to be a big ole butt and not hold his hand. Actually, I kept scooting my hand away from his to see if he would work for it. You ain't gonna get it that easy son! Ha!

Yes, I did eventually hold his hand. I was just so blown away by his kindness and genuine nature.

I can remember that night like it was 5 minutes ago - what he wore, what we talked about, the songs we listened to and laughed at. I had no idea that that night would be my last first date.

And it was the best last first date I could have ever asked for!



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  2. "I'm a cougar" hahaha!!! Loved this!!!! You guys are so cuuuute!!!!!

  3. You cougar you! Love hearing date stories....such a sweet, kind guy. Glad you have him by your side for the rest of your life. And btw, he got a winner too in you!