Chapter 1: No Regrets

posted on: 11.05.2014

For quite some time I have considered posting the story of how Erik and I came to be. As he stated here, this blog is very much an open journal and we hope that one day we will be able to look back at this blog and smile at all the life we have lived. Thus, documenting our love story (which in truth is more like a novel) seems only natural. With that said, our story is not all butterflies and kisses in the rain, in fact we have gone through some very hard times that some of you may not look so lightly upon. Regardless, it is us and it is right. I firmly believe no love is the same, ours is colorful and as we have changed so it has as well. Out of fear of judgment or opening up just a tad too much on the internet, I have refrained from sharing with you how we blossomed from high school sweet hearts to that blogging married couple in Santa Barbara. Then I realized, if I can post pictures of myself and talk about my outfit for the world to see I can sure as hell talk about how my husband became my husband. If you know me beyond the internet, the first is significantly more ridiculous. I am getting off track. To begin we bring back our guest blogger, as the story begins with him... Each chapter will be titled by a song that we most associate with that time, that love. So here goes nothing, or rather a very big something!

I am a self proclaimed king of nicknames. Anyone who has been around Michaela and I can probably rattle off ten nicknames I have come up with for her over the years. Moo, Beans, Jean, Goose, and countless more, have all evolved from the original - PANTS. It all starts with pants, whether it be “Michaela Pants” or “Little Pants” or simply “Pants”, chapter one of our relationship all starts with pants.

I remember it like it was yesterday, a young sophomore walking the halls of good old Mission Bay High School, then bam! I see it. A beautiful blonde freshman in blue stretchy pants with “Juicy” embroidered on the back. From that day on, I knew I needed to have those pants in my life. As my luck would have it, one of my childhood friends was actually “besties” with the mysterious blonde lady in stretchy pants.

So began my campaign to win the heart of my dream girl. It wasn't easy, but with enough subtle hints from my insider, and a couple wonderfully crafted notes written on binder paper (kids these days have no idea about passing notes back in the day) I was lucky enough to take my lady out on a date! Not only did I happen to find the most beautiful girl at my high school, but the kindest, sweetest, and smartest one as well. In the coming weeks, the dates became more frequent, and the notes became deeper and deeper, until our teenage romance was in full swing...

Though right now she may be my “little beans” she will first and foremost always be my Michaela Pants.

19 comments:

  1. What a cute idea to have your husband write a guest post. Can't wait to hear the rest of your love story!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  2. Aww!! I really love reading your posts!!

    www.am-kubicowelove.blogspot.com

    love, xoxo

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  3. I could not be more excited for more post on this, ya'll are to adorable!! Love the old pictures too, so funny to look back on and see what we wore and remember how we felt, so glad your sharing!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  4. This is too adorable!

    Arica, xxo
    www.varnakandlollies.com

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  5. Stop it with the cuteness over load!!! I totally love that we have similar stories! My husband asked me to be his gf by leaving a note in my room when we were doing a project together our sophomore year haha! I still have the note! I can't wait to hear more of your story! :)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  6. Ooh...loving this cliffhanger! I hope you have more on this tomorrow! This is good! You two are adorbs! I will def be tuning in!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  7. Good!
    http://fashionfmd.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is such a cute post, and I can already tell it's going to be such an interesting story of you two since those 'juicy' pants days!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  9. Such a cute post! Thanks for sharing!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  10. This is such a great idea!! I can't wait to read more stories! I love that yall are high school sweat hearts :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  11. This is such an endearing post! Something special always happens when we push past our fears and open up. Happy Thursday :)

    www.lovecompassionatelee.com/

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  12. Great blog, love your style posts!

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  13. AW yay! I am so excited to embark on this story!! "stretchy pants" So cute!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  14. Aww this is too adorable!! My boyfriend and I are high school sweethearts as well and it sure wassn't all pretty and butterflies throughout the 11+ years we've been together BUT it sure was an amazing journey! Love hearing stories of high school sweethearts!!

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  15. En la segunda foto estás preciosa!

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  16. Very nice dress so pretty i like very much this is wonderful pictures and lovely post! Nebosh in chennai this is very nice memories.

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