Saturday, January 17, 2004 - As soon as I woke up I called the airlines and changed my ticket to Monday. That gave me 2.5 more days to see this amazing man. Brandon told me he was pretty excited when he found out I decided to stay a couple more days. Later that day, me, my sister and BIL went to visit Brandon at work at the Bowling Alley. While there Brandon politely told Chelsea and Shayne that he would be happy to babysit for them if they were needing a night out alone. :/ That was a good ice breaker!! I may of only been 17 but really?? A babysitter?? He just thinks he is so funny!! Good thing so did I! Although they did not take him up on the babysitting we did decide that we would go Jackpot bowling that night when Brandon got off work.
We had a lot of fun and even though I was not technically old enough to even be playing I won a whopping .25 cents.
How cute were we 10 years ago??!??
As we were leaving the bowling alley, Brandon asked me if I would like to go to church with him in the morning. I consider this our first officially date since it involved him asking me, picking me up, and us not being with Chelsea and Shayne. I of course said yes and then couldn't wait for morning to come.
Sunday, January 18, 2004 - I was super excited to get ready that morning and my heart almost leaped out of my chest when there was a knock on the door. I opened the door and he look so HOT!! Wearing his vest and sun glasses. And he smelled so good. When we got to the church building he held my hand as we walked up to the doors. I couldn't help but smile. We turned lots of heads as we walked into church. Here comes Brandon Little walking into the University ward, holding hands with a girl that no one has ever seen before. :) It was fun to see the looks of wonder on every ones faces. After church we went to his best friend PJ's house and he introduced me to PJ's mom. He was to scared to take me to his house so he decided his second family would be a good place to start. When the spent the rest of the night at Chelsea and Shayne's house. (Our first kiss happened this night. Nothing intense, just small and perfect)
Monday, January 19, 2004 - The day I had to go home. Although I did not want to leave I had no choice since school would be starting the next week. Brandon came and picked me up early that morning so we could spend a little bit of time together before Chelsea took me to the airport. We went to Burger King and shared an order of Cinni minis. We sat and talked and were sad for the inevitable departure I would have to soon make. At this point we were head over heels for each other and couldn't stand the thought of leaving. (I know it is crazy. We had only known each other for a week and had only spent a total of 4 days together. Oh and I still had a boyfriend at home. Whoops!) We eventually said our goodbyes so he could go to work and me and Chelsea headed to the airport. I told Chelsea that those were lips that I could kiss for the rest of my life!! Not knowing at that time if I would ever see him again let alone have the chance to kiss him again.
Well lots of emails, text message, phone minutes, a move to Arizona, a proposal and temple marriage later, things worked out just great!!!!! And I can't believe it has been 10 years since that amazing weekend!! With Brandon working so much lately I knew that we needed a special night out and I decided what would be a better date then to relive the weekend we fell in love. So after much preparation we went on the best date ever!
Here is how we celebrated this weekend.
He was super excited!! He he. I left my hand available again. He never once held it! What?!?! He did it on purpose and told me afterwards.
I then gave him his next card which lead us to the bowling alley. The Safford bowling alley does not do jackpot bowling so I had to make up rules for our own game of jackpot bowling.
We had such a good time!! Brandon was worried because he hasn't bowled in over a year because of the issues with his back but as you can tell by the scoreboard (224) he had no problems and he won almost all the money!! People were probably wondering why I kept paying him after each frame. At the end of the game, I walked away with $1.00, which is .75 more cents then I got 10 years ago, and Brandon made $15.50!!! He had a lot of fun and was happy with his score (had he not scored well he would of been sad the rest of the night) :) On to the next part of the date.
Like I said earlier, on Sunday 2004 I went to church with him. Well since we went out on Saturday and there was no church's opened, I invited him to join me for hot chocolate and stroll around the temple. It was freezing but beautiful as always. Little did he know that I had printed some emails that we had sent back and forth to each other after I had come back to Arizona 10 years ago. These emails were full of sweet words and poems and affection. I had him read the ones he had sent to me and I read the ones I sent to him. It was so fun to reread those first words of love between us. We found ourselves laughing a lot at some of the cheesy things that were said. Brandon couldn't believe some of the stuff he wrote. Ha ha. It was great! At one point he jumped over to me and was like, "What is the date on this email?" So I told him and he was freaking out cause we had just met 2 weeks before these email and we were already talking about getting married. He was saying there is not way Jordan better try to pull that on us. Ha ha!! I think he got a glimpse of how his parents were feeling 10 years ago. :) But it was great to read those words and remember all the cheesy things we said to each other.
Now that we were freezing, it was time for our last stop. I told Brandon he would get brownie points if he could remember what we did my last day in Montana in 2004. He thought hard but could not remember. Knowing how well his memory is I gave him a little hint on the card and we soon found ourselves at Burger king. Although they do not have Cinni mini's anymore, we enjoyed a treat together before we headed home to relieve the babysitter and peek on our sweet girl.
It really was such a great night and a great way to relive that fabulous weekend we had 10 years ago that set the foundation for many amazing years together. I think it will go down in the book of great dates!!
Love you Baby!!! Thanks for an amazing 10 years. Can't believe how fast it went. Can't wait for the next 10 years!