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Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Last First Kiss


There we were, friends just sitting together late into the night talking. I don't just mean talking, like chit chatting, but that really deep conversation. That first conversation where you discover that person, that you discuss anything and everything, hours into the night, not even realizing how late it is. Well yea, it was one of those talks. Curtis and I were just sitting there in my living room. We had already talked about our families, school, church, dreams, favorite movies, life changing moments, and for some reason now we were talking about kissing.

While chuckling and laughing, we talked about the differences between guys and girls. I asked him, "Where is one place you have always wanted to kiss a girl?". He looked at me weird and says, "uh.. like on the lips?". Ha ha no, that was not what I meant. We laughed and then I was shocked to find out that guys don't day-dream like girls do of frolicking in the snow with their honey, building a snowman and then suddenly a snowball fight breaks out, then soon you realize that you are both in the snow looking at each other and then, there it is... a kiss. Sweet right!?!? Well,... yea I guess guys aren't really into thinking about the whole tender snowman scenario. Curtis was now intrigued about these kissing day-dreams and asked if I had any dream kissing spots. I did and he laughed at me as I told him some of great romantic kisses on my List, all the time continuing to tease me about my winter wonderland fantasy.

That was the night when I realized that Curtis was different than most guys, that there was something more to him, that we were already practically best friends. We started to hang out a lot more from then on, we started finding ourselves going to movies together, out to eat, snowboarding... but none were said to be dates, we were just two close friends that hung out.

Days later we found ourselves on one of our many snowboarding trips. We had been having fun, the snow had just fallen and the conditions were perfect. We spent the evening trying to show each other up by taking jumps, trying to do tricks we just couldn't do, and of course falling flat on our butts hoping the other hadn't seen. We had both flown down the mountain when Curtis shot off the trail and into the trees. He carved in and out of the brushes and trees going through the untouched powder, it looked great... well, until he reached snow that was too deep for him, making his board come to a complete stop and sending him toppling over. I of course cracked up and thought it was hysterical. So, of then my competitive side kicked in and I went flying into the trees, carving in and out of brushes. Curtis watched and was making me laugh, he was hoping for the moment of me falling; so he could get his laugh. The smile was wiped off his face when I went flying by and even sprayed a little snow on him. I turned my head gloating and laughing, well, until I lost control and fell head first sending powder everywhere.
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We both cracked up and laughed and got ourselves together. Curtis and I had to take off our boards and start to hike out of the trees. It was dark with only the soft glowing lights in the distance from the lighted trails. Curtis was ahead of me, but I was able to see him working hard to push through the snow, keeping his board balanced on his shoulders. I finally got my board off and started to head out. I tried to hurry up so I could catch up with Curtis, but suddenly he stopped. I didn't know what was wrong, so I stopped and looked around, trying to see what had made him so still. Curtis slowly turned around, looked at me, and then start marching towards me. He tossed his board away, ripped off his hat and threw it aside into the snow, all without missing a beat. He walked right up to me and pushed me down into the snow. I didn't know what was going on or what was happening. While thoughts were racing through my mind, I took a moment and looked at Curtis. He was laying there looking at me in the most sincere way. At that moment he slowly came in to kiss me. It was the best kiss ever, even though both our faces were freezing and I was worried snot was going to come out of my nose. It was so natural, so familiar, and so right. Curtis pulled back and raised his hand to move some hair out of my face, looked me in the eye and said, "You can cross that one off your kissing List."

From that moment on Curtis and I have been inseparable. He is my best friend, my confidant, the father of my child, the reason I do anything, he is the best thing that has happened to me, and he helped me cross off making out in the snow. :) Happy Anniversary Curtis (well I'm a little early, technically it is tomorrow), I love you more than ever!

51 comments:

  1. That is one of the dang cutest stories ever. Have you ever heard the song Inevitable by Anberlin? you should...it reminds me of your story. Plus, it was on our wedding video. haha.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuA3mDHEbTk

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  2. That has got to be the BEST first kiss story I've ever heard. Holy sexy! The chucking the hat aside and brushing your hair away! Cripes! Add to that the fact it was a perfect scenario on your list! It sounds like it was straight out of a romantic movie. Wow! Seriously. Wow.

    Love the pictures. You two seem to have so much fun together. So important. What a perfect couple!

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  3. Beautiful story! Happy anniversary.

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  4. That is the cutest freaking story ever! Pulled at my heartstrings. I love a good romantical story. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a great story! Happy Anniversary!

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  6. What a perfect time to write this. Absolutely LOVED it. And the black and white of the two of you under the words on the temple is fantastic.

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  7. What a beautiful story! I literally smiled through the whole thing. That is one for the memory books. Congrats on your Anniversary!

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  8. Ok first, I love how you guys always are soo expressive in pictures. Second, I loooove your wedding dress. Third, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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  9. OOOHHH - I'm all 'a flutter' from reading that! Oh - that is the most romantic kiss ever! I would totally love to be kissed like that... I think I'll steal that little fantasty from you and mention it to my hubby :) How beautiful!

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  10. wow how romantic!!! :) you guys are sooooo cute!

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  11. What a romantic and sweet story! Happy anniversary, too! :)

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  12. That is just about the cutest, sweetest thing I've heard in a long time. Happy Anniversary!!!!!

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  13. What a great story!

    And Happy Anniversary - August must be a popular month, my anniversary was yesterday, the 14th!

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  14. i don't even know where to start!!

    my first last kiss?? love it!! and the wedding hair?? and the wedding dress?? not to mention the amazing kiss story!!

    seriously awesome friend :)

    happy, happy anniversary!!

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  15. Awww I totally have tears in my eyes after reading that! Happy Happy Anniversary!

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  16. What a great "first kiss" story! Have a Happy Anniversary!

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  17. Found you through McMommy. That story was so heart warming and sweet. I love it. You guys make such a cute couple.

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  18. Awww - you two make the cutest couple. Happy Anniversary, and I love the pics!

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  19. w-o-w That sounds like a book, not a real life. What a wonderful story - and a romantic guy. Guess it was no trouble figuring out that he was a keeper. :^)

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  20. I read that story and when I was done I just gave a happy, blissful sigh. :o) Seriously, seriously romantic! And such gorgeous pictures, too - you guys sure are a beautiful couple! Happy Anniversary :o)

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  21. That was such a sweet story and I love all the beautiful pictures. Happy Anniversary!!!!!

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  22. THAT is an AWESOME memory! =)
    Happy Anniversary!

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  23. That is so sweet of a story and so romantic!!

    Happy Anniversary to you guys!!

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  24. What a great story and fabulous memory. I love it, thanks for sharing it!

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  25. So sweet. I loved reading this. It's truly wonderful when husband and wife are best friends. Gives me a warm fuzzy. ;oD Happy anniversary!

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  26. Wow, what a story! He sounds like a keeper! :-)

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  27. What a great story!! Nothing beats falling in love with your best friend!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  28. Much better than the lip pucker and the "you wanna?" I got from my husband...

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  29. I don't suppose there was any powder left in the immediate area after that kiss right?;) Happy anniversary!

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  30. that is so sweet, you know you have a keeper when they love you enough to remember something like that, and then make sure it happens. happy anniversary. have a wonderful day together.

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  31. Ha! Now I've got all the inside goods on you guys. I don't think I'd actually heard the whole story!

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  32. Just gorgeous.....thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary to you both
    xx

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  33. What a wonderful, romantic story. How great that he was your good friend first-- very solid. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary!

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  34. Now that's a man who really knows how to make a woman swoon.

    My good friend was at her friend's house helping her clean when she came across a strange list of a bunch of places. The title had something to do with places that her friend and her friend's husband wanted to..er...you know. She said it was very, very embarrassing, but really funny at the same time.

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  35. Perfect post.
    Perfect couple.
    Perfect Last first kiss.
    Perfect story.
    Perfect happily ever after.

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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  37. Awe - what a sweet anniversary post and first kiss story.

    My last first kiss was something like he barely smooched me, almost on the lips but not quite, church parking lot......awe young and in love :)

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  38. great story! Happy Anniversary!

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  39. That is an amazing, sweet, and unique story.

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  40. I love this story! You deserve the best and looks like you found your perfect match! Way to go woman! =)

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  41. what a great guy, I shim marching up to and everything ripping off his hat LOL!! FANTASTIC!

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  42. OMG, I love it! That was an awesome story and what a keeper! Cross that off your list!!! I love that he said that! I also love your family pic with the two of you and the baby, adorable!

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  43. I have that little tingling feeling you get in your lower tummy when you think of something that makes your heart flutter. That story is great. I love your pics. I love the silliness in you two. I love your comfort with each other. It is so enjoyable to witness.

    KEEP BELIEVING

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  44. What a sweet story! And a beautiful couple. How's the rest of your list coming along?

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  45. Now that is an awesome story!

    Happy anni

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  46. That is one of the best stories ever. The love and chemistry was just oozing! Gave me goosebumps....the really good time!

    Congrats on your anniversary. Hope it was lovely!

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  47. LOVE it! I'd buy your book anyday! ;)

    Happy (Belated) Anniversary! You've got one lucky guy there! Congrats.

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  48. What a sweet post! What temple were you married in? Just wonderin'! I enjoy your blog!!

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  49. I still take credit for the whole thing! ;) Love yall

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