Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Hump Day!

Hi friends! 
WARNING: This post is going to be probably really random. I haven't given it too much thought, but I'm waiting for class to start, so I figured I'd catch you up. 

Let's start with some fun inspiration for a Trash The Dress Shoot I have coming up. This inspiration is not really inspiration for the shoot per say, but its more of something I stumbled upon while in my search. Oh how I adore this photo.
Forget "Say Yes to the Dress" say "yes" to the man candy.

Next rambling. Have I ever mentioned how much I love my major? Hm? 
Well, for those of you that don't know, I am a Hospitality Management major. Today's classes are : Food Sanitation, Managing Menu, Quantity Foods, and Wine&Spirits. YES! 
The first three are classes that require me to work at a restaurant on the Island 5 times and then attend a few classes here and there and I only have 3 tests between the three. I love my major. And wine & spirits! What! I haven't gone to that class yet, but I start in an hour. Please wait for my review later. 

On to rambling 3. Have you noticed my new little tabs up top? One night, I got to feeling very lovey dovey. Handsome & I had a great night and it lead me to curing my insomnia by writing my feelings of him out. Well more like our story. 
Read Here
Click on the link to view the whole post, but I figured I'd at least post our little story today. 

And so it goes, 

The first time I laid eyes on Justin Collins Lane was the day after my 18th birthday. I had a huge party at my house the night of and everyone stayed, so naturally, we all loaded up in a truck and went to the local "mudrun". I was hungover sitting in a chair with a grey tanktop, new tattoo, a pair of sunglasses, cut off shorts and boots, and there he was, muscles and all. My friend had just finished talking to him and I asked her who he was? He was too handsome for words. She replied, "Justin, you know so-and-so's cousin." I felt something happen and I just knew one day we'd run into each other again.

Coincidentally, the next week, I ran into his little sister at a football game at school.
"You're pretty, you should date my brother," she said to me. I knew I'd definitely like to give it a shot. So he and I Myspace messaged each other (we still laugh about this to this day) and we set up a date the very night we started talking to each other.
I never knew that it would turn out to be the most memorable first date I've ever been on. 
He picked me up at the school parking lot in his lifted Ford Ranger truck with lights and a whip-intenna. Whew, I knew I was about to get myself into some trouble. He got out of the truck, wearing a blue Dumas and Sons Polo, Carhart jeans, a black pair of duty boots, and that blue HCFR hat. Boy, was he cute. 
As we were on our way to the Hilton Head Christian/Colleton Prep football game, I remember listening to his pager and radio go back and fourth and he showed me the lights in his truck and we began to get to know each other.
He was so easy to talk to...I knew we were going to have a good time. As we made our trip to Hilton Head, we stopped at the Exxon gas station in front of Target. His truck battery died. Justin went into the gas station, brought me out a diet coke without asking me if I wanted anything. Brownie points, despite the situation. He then made me walk to Target to buy some battery charger. As we were waiting for the battery to charge, I was sitting in his driver seat where he walked up to me, grabbed my face, and kissed me. I'm not one to kiss on the first date, but we had a moment. 
After having some man drive him back to Target to buy jumper cables, we finally carried on to the football game.  Once we got to the game, we went our separate ways. I went to the Hilton Head Christian side, he went to the Colleton Prep side (his alma matter). I was sitting with my friend, when I received a text saying, "There is this pretty girl sitting on the other side. She's wearing a black tank top and has a tattoo on her shoulder. She's beautiful." 
I knew then, there was no going back. After the game, our date lead to dinner at Wild Wings and a trip to Walmart. At Walmart, Justin showed his love for guns, bb guns that is. He bought one and swore to me that every time he buys a bb gun, he has to shoot whoever he is with. Before I had time to object, Justin shot me in the knee cap! How on Earth he ever survived to a second date, I'll never know. After our trip to Walmart, he dropped me back off at the school parking lot, where we talked for another hour or so. 
To say the least, there was a second date. We watched Ladder 49, the movie that I watched over and over again with and without him. It made me fall...
We have a special relationship. It's fun all the time. He knows me like the back of his hand and  he always manages to catch me off guard. I've never been happier and more continent with where I am in life and I know he plays a huge role in that. 

 I believe that's all for now. I'm going to work on responding to everyone tonight when I get home from grocery shopping with mom.

Hope you all enjoy your "hump day". Take that however you will ;)

OH MY GOSH! I almost forgot the best random part of today! 
Ladies, friends, loves, & darlings, 
In the month of January, I'm *hoping* that I'll hit 100 followers! And in the same month, I'll be celebrating my blog's birthday! Wow! So, in order to celebrate, I picked up a little sweet goody for a giveaway. That's ready for A Daring Little Giveaway soon! 


  1. ohmyheavens! I LOVE that makes me smile that Wal-Mart was a part of your early days. (I have a secret love of Wal-Mart...shh!) I love reading love stories because they always serve to brighten your day...and yours definitely did that. It sounds like you and Justin really have something special :)

    can't wait to see pics from this dress shoot--and seriously, could you have a cooler major? jealous!

    Happy Wednesday! xoxo {av}

  2. Now that Firefighter is definitely some eye candy, heh!
    You sound like you LOVE your major, which is good, cause a lot of people don't get that oppurtunity! -Hence the reason why I don't attend schoold right now, I can't stand what I was doing for business.. eeek!

    We are for sure on for our date tomorrow night, I cannot wait to see your beautiful self! Love you sweetie!
    Mwah mwah mwah!

  3. Love this post and love you!! I am heading up to check out the new love page now, but I may have teared up a little just reading this post! Ya'll are SO cute!

    PS: I totally LOVE that fireman/bride picture! I am doing a "mess the dress" shoot soon and I may need to copy that.

  4. you are so fabulous and this love story is one for the movies:) i just love it! that text! that story! those years gone by filled with love! what an inspiration you are, dear! you'll reach 100 followers in no time with all these awesome, sweet posts!

  5. AWW, I love that story- thanks for sharing! And I cant wait for the giveaway- you will have 100 followers by the end of this week, I just know it:-)

  6. I love this randomness and your major sounds AMAZING!

    I'm going to Tweet your blog to try and get you more followers. Good luck!

  7. That pic is ttd I've seen thus far!

  8. i want that fireman.
    i mean...cute picture?
    love your story and your MAJOR.
    holy cow. amazing.

  9. Gotta love the firemen. Yowza. And your love story is just too cute. Can't wait to see the pictures from your Trash the Dress shoot. So fun!

  10. that was a sweet post...tell me more about what happen with Justin later,please!!!
    The fireman picture?....I want him!!!!!!!
    dont forget to show here your trash the dress soon...sooner!...:D

  11. What a sweet post!!! LOVE that you shared it. :)

    AND YAY for you for almost 100 followers. That's fabulous!

  12. Awww that is such a beautiful post:) The photo is so sweet and fun! I totally loved reading your story:) Have a fantastic, day my dear

  13. Your story is so lovely. Specially the part about the bb gun & the kiss on the truck. How romantic!!

  14. I just Love Love stories! For real they are my favorite and I could just picture it all happening in my head. Oh and yes to the man candy please :) My ex used to be a firefighter and id make him tell me stories over and over and over of him saving people. So romantic, i know you understand :) Hope you hit 100! You go girl!

  15. Just found your blog and think it's so cute! I love the pictures on the previous post of you and your sister! I'm happy to bring you one follower closer to 100. :)

  16. OMG! That's the sweetest story ever! How cute is it that he kissed you on your first day like that. And that he shot you on your knee! Oh girl, he's a keeper! :P



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