ABOUT THE MISTER

I've been getting a few requests lately to talk more about the mister on the blog, and this being a lifestyle journal about my life it only makes sense to talk about the one person who makes my world go round. For those new to my site this will be a great place to start! Eric and I first officially met back in August of 2004. Writing this out it blows my mind to think come next year it will be a perfect ten years of knowing this man of mine. It was the beginning of our junior year of high school, and first period was in Mr. Peterson's humanities class. I walked in a little late and noticed one seat open in the back. I sat down and introduced myself to the guys who sat next to me. When I introduced myself to Eric the first thing he ever said to me was, "Yeah, I will never remember your name." Lucky for him I picked up on his sarcasm (that's what I'm telling myself anyways) and somehow we quickly became best friends. Our senior year of high school Eric drove me home from school every day. We spent hours outside of my house talking about nothing and everything in his car. We called it our 'wingapo' time. Yes, based off of Pocahontas. Don't ask us why, because we don't even know. After graduation Eric went to school in Utah while I stayed in Washington to study. We stayed in touch every once in a while. He dated people. I dated people. The next year he left for his two year mission in Oaxaca, Mexico. Those two years were difficult for me. I made terrible decisions for myself, switched schools ALOT, and missed my best friend who was far away in another country. We talked every Monday through emails. He sent me flowers every birthday. Eric came home from his mission on July 27, 2009. Three days later we shared our first kiss in his car while having 'wingapo' time. Two years later we married and life has been bliss ever since. He's my little finance man and tech savvy anything.

ERIC'S LOVES
1. Playing guitar.
2. Sci Fi shows.
3. His green shirt.
4. Sour candy.

What else do you want to know about my little Zubi zu (Mad Men anyone?)? Love him and can't wait to see where life takes us next!

102 comments:

  1. Haha - love the Mad Men reference! Sounds like you got yourself a good man. I love hearing about the different ways people meet - and your story so sweet! I can't imagine how difficult those two years apart must have been for you guys, but so glad you got to where you are now. x

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  2. love this post! I met my man in high school too - i too walked in late! and we also had 2 years apart!! I'm reading this and nodding all the way through.
    You have a beautiful story!!! lovely photo too x

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  3. this is soooo cute TJ!
    all real life love stories sound like they came out of a book or movie. i love reading about them!

    xo

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  4. You two look so perfect together! And thank you so much for your comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! Have a great day :)

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  5. This makes my heart melt. What a lovely post x

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  6. this is so cute :D I can't help not noticing how similar our stories are. Mr.Handsome and I went to elementary school together. First kiss 7.12.2005., 7 years later we got married :D
    he also loves his guitar and virtual football PES :D
    this is such a nice post, really inspired me to write something as cute as this :D

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  7. this is SO sweet, thanks for sharing this story. isn't it funny how we don't know it at the time that we're meeting our person? or our best friend or our new boss.. life is grand like that, keeping us on our toes :)

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  8. This is so sweet, I love reading your posts about how much you love Mr Taylor. you two are adorable x

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  9. This is just so incredibly sweet. Loved this.

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  10. Love it! Beautiful post. Can't think of anything at the moment that I'd like to know more about Eric, but if and when I do I'll let you know! :-) xo

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  11. Gotta love reading a love story :) I met my husband in a bookshop, we got talking on Facebook, and then 9 months later we got married! :) x

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  12. What a great story! Even though I've been reading your blog for awhile, I still hadn't heard the full story.

    A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! x

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  13. So cute! I love that you two met in highschool - my fiance and I did too :)

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  14. this is so cute! sounds like you've got yourself a good one there. also, maybe i'm behind on this but love your new blog design - it looks great!

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  15. So cute! I love high school stories that survive:) royal is 4 years older than me so I was doing junior prom and focusing on graduation while he was serving in Sweden. I know that The Lord put him in my life when I was ready....whether he was or not...lol first he thing he said to our little group was I'm not looking for anything serious. 1o months later we were married. ;)

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  16. That's a very sweetest story. You two were meant to be together. It's like you had an invisible string attached to each other. :) My husband was also my best friend and we had gone many many years, living in different cities, dating other people, before we finally ended up in NY again where we fessed up and said "I had a crush on you" way back when. We were both like "what?!" Then we tried to create a timeline of the first few months we met to figure out who had a crush on who first (like "when you gave me candy that time, did it mean anything? or the time when you came to volunteer at the same place, what did that mean?) we were married 2 years after we fessed up and i'm incredibly happy that we're together! it's like there was meaning behind the long road to finally be together. made it that much better~! oh my! thanks so much for your story that made me relive mine again!

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  17. Such a sweet post! Gosh I love love stories :) and yours is too adorable!

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  18. Get him to watch Psych then -- he'll love that!

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  19. Great mister introduction, I like :)! You two really are perfect match! :)

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  20. o.m.g. so presh. i love hearing people's stories. thanks for sharing girl!

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  21. Oh I just love this post TJ!! Y'all are just the sweetest. And my favorite is "I probably won't remember your name." Haha, what a flirt!

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  22. Awww I love this. He truly is the love of your life. And I love that he loves his green shirt (that made me laugh a little). My husband has a favorite shirt too.

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  23. So very sweet. Love always finds a way!

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  24. Aw, this is such a cute story! True love! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. awj great love story! i love hearing the stories of how couples got to the point they are at now.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  26. I absolutely love hearing other people's love stories! Love is just an amazing thing to experience and hold on to!! i recently shared my love story.

    http://ralizabeth.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-best-friend.html

    xoxo

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  27. This is so sweet....I love hearing people's love stories! The two of you make a gorgeous couple!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  28. hahah i can't believe you called it wingapo time! that's adorable and definitely takes me back to those days my brother and i watched Pocahontas nonstop hahah

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  29. Ummm...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. So adorable, you two ;) Love the blog!

    xoxo Britt

    www.PardonMyFashion.com

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  30. Such a cute story! You guys are adorable.

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  31. Awww--cute! i've been a reader of your blog forever and I had no idea how y'all had met. Such a cute story! It totally brightened my day to read this :)

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  32. This is so adorable. I love your story! It's comforting and sweet.

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  33. Adorable love story, TJ!!! :)

    Dan and I were best friends from the time I was 12 until now. We actually moved in together as just friends and I quickly realized that there was no one else I wanted to be with. Why go out on a date with some other guy when I could stay home and watch a movie with my best friend instead? Being friends first makes the love so much deeper!

    Here's to many more decades of love for the two of you!!!

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  34. Cute post! And I love the new layout of your blog. The picture in the top right corner is adorable :)

    -Aubri

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  35. Aw, I love love love this post, it's adorable! What a wonderful history the two of you have together!

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  36. I think I am married to your husband's twin.
    Seriously.
    My husband:
    served in Mexico (not Oaxaca, but right next to it)
    studied finance
    is really tech savvy
    favorite color is green
    loves sour candy
    like Sci-Fi movies
    plays the guitar in his free time

    too strange! but what a lovely happy story for you two! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Aaaaawww that's a lovely story of the both of you, esp the wingapo time. Haha. :)

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  38. I love this post!! so amazing.. and I totally feel you on long distance.. it was the absolute worst. Also being half Mexican I can say that Oaxaca is beautiful!

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  39. I love 'love stories'! Such a sweet one!

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  40. so sweet! My husband and I were just talking last night about how we were his youngest sisters age when we started dating. So crazy! 2005 for us... So fun though! Memories and how life has changed..

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  41. So sweet. You guys are so adorable, and I love hearing tidbits of your story!

    molly
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  42. So happy to hear all about your love story. This is such a great post. I am so happy for you two. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  43. Aww, that is the cutest little story TJ! I love hearing how people have met :) xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. sounds like a keeper!! (obvi, you married him :P)

    how was the transition between being best friends and dating!?

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  45. Aw lovely story :)

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  46. So it totally sounds like your husband and my husband would be real-life friends. Danny can be very sarcastic (and was the first time we met), he plays the guitar and always enjoys finding a new guitar buddy, and he eats sour patch kids and sour belts like it's nobody's business, haha. You guys are super cute together and you have a super cute story :)

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  47. It was fun to read your story! Can't believe you've known each other almost 10 years and you're still madly in love :)

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  48. You guys are just so adorable, I can't handle it ;)
    xo m

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  49. SO precious. I love the Pocahontas reference. you guys are my favorite :)

    XO
    anna

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  50. this is darling..what a couple!

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  51. aww i love your story! Everything always happens for a reason. :)
    xx
    b

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  52. He sounds wonderful and you two are perfect together - loved reading this! Maybe a little guest post by the mister one day? ;)

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  53. That's such a sweet story!! It's wonderful you shared it. I love this post!

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  54. I love hearing people's love stories! Sounds like a keeper :)
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  55. so cute! and so happy. :) congratulations ♥

    Mai

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  56. You guys are so cute! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  57. Such a lovely post! You look so cute together)

    http://www.tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  58. Such a beautiful post AND couple :) I always love hearing other people's stories, makes my little heart pitter patter.

    xo Marisa

    http://eternalsunshine-mrb.blogspot.com

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  59. you two are the most adorable thing I've ever seen!
    i'm a hopeless romantic so I loveeee this.

    thanks for your comment, so sweet!


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  60. TJ, I couldn't help but smile when I read the part about you two meeting up three days after he returned from his mission. All that anticipation! What a big, life changing, moment - that you look back on now and think "how could it have happened any other way?" Gosh, I love love!

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  61. i don't hear enough about lady bloggers' dudes! its fun to hear about your other half...its such a big part of peoples' lives. he sounds like a stellar fella :)

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  62. Can I just have your life!? Haha! Love your blog. FOLLLLLLOWED, FOR SURE.

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  63. Such a sweet story! Do keep us updated about him, I love hearing about things like this :)

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  64. I loved this. It makes me excited about my future husband as lame as that may be. :) haha

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  65. Aw this post makes me feel bad that I don't talk about the boy enough...I always want to keep that part of my life private but it IS called a "lifestyle" blog right??? Touche, you've hit the nail right on the head love!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such awesome feedback- hope to see you back soon sweets!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  66. I'm a new follower and your blog is awesome! Your life sounds AMAZING, just saying.
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  67. Lol looks like our bfs have very similair taste!!

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  68. LOVE this post! so fun learning about your mister! cheers to you both :)

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  69. ugh, it makes me sad to know my bf and i will never be the cutest couple bc the 2 of you already are. i suppose we just have to take 2nd place ;-p

    but seriously. it's adorable. i love it. :)
    xoxo, lauren

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  70. Your story is so cute! I love it :).
    By the way, thanks for the comment on my blog, my very first one, so I was pretty excited. I am sure you remember the feeling :).
    Love

    Abbi

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  71. Wingapo time:D This was adorable to read - I loved finding out you guys go way back! What a seet story.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  72. Such a cute post. Cute couple. Cute story. Just adorable! :)

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  73. That is so interesting! I love learning about you two! I actually never knew any of this information. How sweet is your love story.

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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  74. awww it's nice that you guys ended up together - sometimes you just need those years apart to figure out who you are, what you want in life and who you want to share it with!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  75. Darling Darling Darling..... that is really all I can say! It's beautiful

    xoxo
    Liesl

    woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

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  76. love your cute story! My husband and I will be together almost ten years this spring, although we have only been married less than 4! Love that long history together.

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  77. What an awesome story! I love how you said he makes your world go round. Being best friends I believe is one of the most important things in marriage! You both look so happy together, it's wonderful to see!

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  78. k you are the cutest. and you are still my favorite blogger of all time :) i hope you havent forgotten about me! that is all. xo

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  79. Honestly you two are adorable and obviously perfect together. I love how things never happen just how we imagined, but it is always more than perfect. My husband and I are creeping up on our one year anniversary, and I can barely believe it. Time has flown by so fast, it feels like just yesterday I fell in love with him!

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  80. so awesome - I love hearing about the men behind the blogs!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  81. this is lovely! love the new look of your blog :)

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  82. Such a cute love story! Have you ever read the Alchemist? In it, there's this theory that, with true love, time in distance apart can't ever really separate people. Sounds like you two :)

    xo,

    Mon

    hemingwayandhandbags.blogspot.com

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  83. This is so sweet! I love "Wingapo" time...brings back so many memories. You two are truly a match made in heaven!

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  84. i love this! you guys are too cute. i met joshua in aug of 2004, too! such a great month and year :) LOVEEEEE U

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  85. Oh wow! This is toooo cute! So happy for you both! A true love story.

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

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  86. The biggest awwww! You two are perfect...and beautiful! and missions are the hardest.

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  87. Awww I love you two. You are so cute. And your story of how you met is hilarious with his "I will never remember your name" line. And woah, ten years!

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  88. This is the sweetest story. I love that you two were friends in High School and did different things afterwards, only to end up with eachother.... love is sweet :)

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  89. Love this! You two are so cute!

    LOVE the Mad Men reference AND the Pocahontas reference!

    XO Lourdes

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  90. this is so sweet. and i love the mad men reference :)

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