Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve..











My dress  (TTS) & lipstick: 'Ruby Woo' || Plaid Blanket 

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

I thought I'd share a few photos from our Christmas card photoshoot we did a few weeks ago. I really, really love these pictures so much - mainly because John and I don't have a lot of photos together w/his residency schedule - and of course, we needed a family pic w/Fitzy! Also, I'm not a super mushy person, but I do get very nostalgic around Christmas time because it reminds me so much of when I first met John. And because I mentioned it, I have to share our little love story.. :) 

John and I met our senior year of college in Bible Class. We attended a private, Christian university where you are required to take a Bible class each semester - this class was called Youth & Family ministry. I first noticed him in October when we were doing a class activity & he and I were more or less were the 'last two standing'. (Long story - it requires lots of details.) I kind of (secretly) had my eye on him after this day but I like to keep to myself so I didn't try to get to know him or talk to him or anything. And if we are being completely honest.. I may or may not have dressed a little cuter on MWF's.......... Okay, so fast forward to the end of the semester - our professor asked us to break up into groups of 5 for a project and we couldn't be in groups with our friends. My group formed rather quickly, but last minute the professor required us all to be different majors so suddenly John approached my group and asked if he could join. I remember thinking "UM YES!" but remained as cool/calm as I could be. Anyway, he joined our group and we had to meet 1-2x per week for about 3 weeks to work on this project. Over that period of time we got to know each other... kind of. I never felt like John had any interest in me though because he was always so quiet. At this university we had 'social clubs' (aka sororities) and John's sister had just pledged my club. I told her I had a class with her brother and one night at a meeting she suggested I invite John to our upcoming Christmas semi-formal. I told her I was not so sure if he even knew I existed and she assured me that he did! (lol, apparently I had been mentioned while they were home for Thanksgiving break.) When I asked him to this function (it was soooo awkward!!!!), he answered 'yes' very quickly and then he asked if I wanted to go out for coffee later that week. The coffee date was a lot of fun.. but neither of us got anything to drink! Come to find out, John didn't even drink coffee and I was too nervous to get anything (y'all know I love my coffee!). Then we went to the function together and I wore a navy, sequined dress - after the function we drove through one of the nicer neighborhoods in town looking at Christmas lights and listening to Christmas music. Then we went to this park that always went all out with Christmas lights & decor to walk around. We ended up having the best time ever and eventually John admitted he had noticed me the very first day of class, but claimed I seemed intimidating (something about always wearing heels?!). Ha! Ever since that first date, each year we make it our thing to drive around looking at Christmas lights & I always end up wearing sequins at some point! (E.g. Last year's Christmas card!) 

Hope you all have a great Christmas eve... and sorry for the novel!

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54 comments:

  1. such a cute little family!!! and i enjoyed reading how y'all met! it's nice when bloggers get a little more personal. i hope y'all have a wonderful holiday!

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  2. You guys are so sweet! Love your dress:)

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  3. Such a sweet story (and amazing photos)! You two are perfect together :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  4. Awww!!! Such a heartwarming photos and post! All the best wishes this Christmas for you!

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  5. Pretty pictures!
    xx

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  6. Such a cute love story! It's tough to be a doctor's wife and I understand that very well. Happy Christmas dear you look fabulous!
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  7. What a great story!! Not to mention, your Christmas Cards are adorable! I love the sequins and plaid blanket! Thank you for sharing!
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  8. You look absolutely amazing!!
    Love that dress!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!! :)
    -Adrienne. xo

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  9. That is SOOO cute!! Love your little family! :)

    xo, Katy
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  10. No apologies for your "novel", Emily! It was a great story! Doesn't love usually start out that awkward in the first place?! You look stunning in these photos and I am in LOVE with your dress! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet little family! xo

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  11. Beautiful story! You look very happy together!
    Merry Christmas!
    XO
    Miri
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  12. Your love story is so cute! Merry Christmas to your and your family!

    Libby
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  13. Such a sweet story! Merry Christmas to you, John, and Fitz!

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  14. Gorgeous dress! Not to mention, Fitzy looks so handsome. He's the cutest thing ever.

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  15. In love with your dress (and your love story!) Have a beautiful & merry Christmas, Emily! :) Xo, Alison

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  16. How cool! I wish you a merry Christmas!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  17. LOVE your dress, and your love story! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    xo,
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  18. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story.

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  19. Amazing, amazing dress!! And your puppy is too cute to handle!
    Have a wonderful holiday
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  20. Amazing, amazing dress! And your puppy is too cute to handle!
    Have a wonderful holiday
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  21. This pictures are so cute! I love your dress and dog! ahha
    Merry Christmas
    love
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  22. Gorgeous photos! I love your blog! xx

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  23. Your story is so stinkin' cute! What love inspiration! Especially with your style, and fitz! the complete package!

    Kayla

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  24. Aww you two look so cute! And that's a really cute love story!!

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  25. Those pictures are beyond adorable
    Xoxo
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  26. Lovely love story :)
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  27. This little post made my night! Love your little story :) The sequins tradition and lights thing is precious. Your little family is adorable!! Merry Christmas, and enjoy the rest of your holidays!

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  28. What a cute story! I love hearing how people meet and how you tie it into your life now!

    xoxo,
    Kim
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  29. Such a beautiful dress but an even lovelier story of how you two met, that is just too adorable! I hope that you had an incredible Christmas :)

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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  30. Absolutely stunning, and what a beautiful couple!

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  31. Gorgeous photos and such an adorable story!! My hubby and I met in college too and had noticed each other for ages but neither of us got up the guts to talk to one another for so long! haha. So thankful that the Lord finally brought us together at the right time! You guys are so cute, and I love that you share about your life on your blog!

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  32. Oh my goodness this dress is gorgeous! Also these pictures are so adorable! :)

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  33. Amazing photos and post, that was such a lovely little story! I love your dress and your dog just gets cuter in every post! Merry Christmas :)

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  34. The first picture with the plaid blanket is so adorable! That's such a sweet story. I remember my husband saying something about my heel wearing being intimidating when we were dating, too. Who knew?!

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  35. Love Love Love your dress. Who made it??? It's sold out :(

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  37. I adore your dress it is absolutely stunning. And it was wonderful reading how you two met. Such a cute story.
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  40. Oh, that's a very lovely photo! I think including some verses of Christmas poems on them can be a good greetings too. Cheers!

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  41. I still love this post - such a sweet story :)

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