Feb 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Dating Days

This Saturday will mark 7 years since Jared and I 'officially' became a couple. Even though one could argue we were already exclusive before that, February 28th is still our special day that will always hold a piece of my heart. For this special edition of Throwback Thursday I dug deep into the archives of college pictures (a scary place to go, whew!) to find some hilarious cute embarrassing photos from our dating days. How in the world do these photos feel so outdated already?! It has not been THAT long since we were roaming the campus hand-in-hand... right?!

Many dates consisted of watching our tiny college's basketball team practically every weekend, while other times it was the big off-campus get togethers where I learned to love college football, surrounded by Buckeye fans ;)

There were hours upon hours spent in the computer labs "working on projects" but really we'd waste time on the computer's photobooth and try not to crack up in the middle of the library. Then when we were able to scrape up a little loose change, we'd venture off 40 minutes to the nearest Applebees with friends for half-price appetizers since it was really all we could afford.


And boy, did we love a good theme date or party. That certainly hasn't changed over the years!


I love that even though we grew up in the same general area, we had to drive almost 200 miles away to meet each other at college. Graduating college and coming home was a pretty easy transition for us, after all we loved all the same things and learned some new things together as well.

It's hard to believe so many years together have passed- it might be cliche, but it's so true that time flies when you're having a blast. I'm so glad things work out the way they're supposed to in life. I couldn't imagine life any other way! Thanks for letting me steal your sweatshirt, and for giving me a life full of laughter and fun.

21 comments:

  1. These pictures are adorable. It's so fun to look back, isn't it? Thanks for sharing.

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  2. you guys look like babies!!! so cute. And so random that it took going to college to meet someone so close to home!!!

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  3. Awww, y'all are so, so, so cute! I love the post. Even though it is cliche, it is totally true! Life flies she you're having fun!

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  4. Love these posts! That picture of you two in the Reds stadium is one of my favorites!!

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  5. Aww, love this, so cute!! Happy 7 years! Haha I'm feeling the same way about going through old pictures for my "our story" posts, I'm like OMG am I really posting these on the internet for all to see??

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  6. This melts my heart! Isn't is amazing how much you've jam packed into seven years together?! It's probably impossible to remember life before him! You're just a gorgeous couple. :)

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  7. Seriously! I love you two! You're so adorable!

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  8. Happy dateversary! We just hit ours in January for 8 years - time surely does fly!

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  9. Yall look like babies - but in the cutest way ever! Ross and I celebrate 8 years of being "official" in April and it seems so unreal sometimes. Congrats on yalls date-i-versary!

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  10. Look how cute you've stayed through the years!! :) Fun post!

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  11. You two are just the cutest!!! Going back through old pictures is always fun. I always say look we were babies!!! haha!

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  12. This is the cutest! Happy dating anniversary :)

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  13. Blogger never has your new posts showing up on my little feed and I don't like it!! Good thing your URL is easy to memorize :) I love going through old pictures!! Pictures from high school of Peter and I - we look like such babies it's crazy! I hope you have some fun weekend plans to celebrate your dating anniversary :)

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  14. i was thinking last night that i can't believe austin and i will have been together for 9 years this summer, so i totally get the whole "time flies when you're having fun" :) yay for 7 years together and many many more!

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  15. You two, seriously, are one of the cutest couples EVER! I love this. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  16. Oh my gosh... cutest dating babies everrrrr! Love the throwback :) I look back on pictures of Eric and I and can't get over how much we've changed in the last 7 years! It's crazy!

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  17. Ha, we had the same post idea today!

    Isn't it crazy how you can grow up near someone and not meet them until you're somewhere else? My parents grew up by each other and didn't meet until they both went off to college. I love stories like that :) Happy Anniversary!

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  18. I love the way that things always, always, always work out the way that they should. Every little step you made, whether you thought it was right or wrong, led you to where you met your sweet husband (and Sallie met Perkins) and kept on leading you to right where you are. It is amazing to look back because it excites me that one day I'll be looking back at this time in my life and I know that I will smile. Hope you are having a great week friend.

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  19. I feel like y'all haven't aged at alll! You win cutest couple in all of Blogland!

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