Friday, March 11, 2011

A Memory Story: How We Met

I have something special to share today...

Today marks one year since Dan sent me a message
 All you social networking nay-sayers may be rolling your eyes right now, but as small as it was this marks the beginning of our relationship. 

Back story: my mom and dad bought a car from Dan's cousin, Shane. Through the car-buying process, Shane and my mom immediately became BFF's and started scheming that her daughter needed to go out with his cousin. OK, Shane did more of the scheming and my mom did more of the accomplice-ing. But nonetheless, it was a concerted effort on both parts to get us together, despite much resistance on my part and obliviousness on Dan's part. I think they even decided that we should get married before Dan even knew I existed. After about three weeks of persistence, I finally agreed for my mom to give Shane the OK that Dan could 'friend' me on Facebook if he wanted to contact me...

and that night he sent me a note...

Daniel Griffin March 11, 2010 at 9:54pm
Apparently when your mom picked up your sister's new car from my cousin, she got the upgrade package that included a blind date.
Now, I wasn't aware that such an option was available when purchasing an automobile, but I would love to meet up for coffee, if you're interested: say when.

Julie Cole March 11, 2010 at 11:46pm
Hi Daniel,
Yes, apparently there were some negotiations on the side during the car purchasing activities. I'm up for coffee, or hot chocolate in my case. What's your schedule like?

Daniel Griffin March 12, 2010 at 8:55am
Good Morning Julie,
I'm leaving for a weekend in California today to compete for the highly coveted title of "Uncle that drives the furthest to watch 3 of his nephews." So we will have to meet up next week sometime. My work schedule typically is 8:30-4:30, anytime after work would be just fine for me. How does Monday sound?

Julie Cole March 13, 2010 at 12:22pm
I coach volleyball on the side and we have practice Monday and Wednesday evenings, and this week I have band practice on Tuesday evening after work... a busy week for extra curriculars I guess you could say! What about Thursday?
I hope you are having so much fun with your nephews!!

Daniel Griffin March 14, 2010 at 3:38pm
Wow, its weird how quiet things are after a weekend with the big guys. I have so much respect for my sister now, how she watches 4 boys day in day out is beyond me. Although I had a blast with them, it's nice to be headed back home. I think I'll be back in town about 7:30. What does your night look like? I'd like to meet up, providing you don't mind hanging out with someone whose been driving all day and changing diapers all weekend. If not thursday will work just fine.
Enjoy your Sunday,
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Julie Cole March 14, 2010 at 9:43pm
Hi there,
Diapers? That's very impressive. What a great uncle driving to CA to be with them for a weekend! I myself got home from church a little bit ago and am now in my sweats and catching up on some laundry. Sorry I just got your note about meeting up tonight so I think Thursday will work best. Thoughts?
Have a great night!

Daniel Griffin March 15, 2010 at 10:16am
No worries about last night, it was a last minute thought as i was driving home. Thursday after work? 5ish? I think the Barnes and Noble at Tempe Marketplace would be a nice meeting place in case one of us got there before the other. Plus, there is a tea place right there that I have been looking forward to trying out (I'll bet they have your hot chocolate too.)
so, band practice? what kind of music?

That was the beginning
...And the messages go on and on for the next week until we finally got together at Tempe Marketplace on March 18th. One year and one day before our wedding.

1 comment:

  1. That's so cute! I usually feel really guilty if I turn a guy down for sweats and laundry, but I'm glad to know that if it's the right guy, he won't mind! Enjoy your last week of being engaged and best wishes for Saturday!


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