Annoying Boy + Annoyed Girl = Love?

One year ago today, Chris and I went on our very first date together. A lot has happened since then!

I remember last October well. I had been dating someone else for about 5 months. It was long distance, so we did our best to stay in touch and see one another when we could.

Then there was Chris—we had met in church, and, although he was extremely non-committal and in the process of dating every other girl in the ward, he decided to butt in on my long distance relationship and mix things up a bit. I’m glad he did--even though I thought it was terribly rude and cocky at the time.

Since Chris’ apartment building was a stone’s throw away from my own, he would “drop by” more than I thought was appropriate, (considering that I had a boyfriend of course). But Chris’ persistence never fails him. For two weeks straight he would walk into my apartment unannounced, and proceed to pound on my bedroom wall until I came out to see him. How romantic. I can’t imagine why princes in fairy tales never took that approach. I guess it was better than him asking to use my hair as a rope so he could sneak in through my window.

Anyhow, this “annoying guy who kept coming by my apartment” as I often referred to him, had the gall to ask me out mid October! I don’t know what he did to downplay the fact that I had a boyfriend, but I found myself going on this date as a favor for my roommate who was also going, and the rest is history. The annoying boy and I had a fantastic Thursday night date at the Haunted Mill (Idaho’s neatest haunted house). We held hands, we got scared out of our wits, and we got married.

And this photo is what we have to remember it by. Check out the passion. I should have guessed.


  1. hahaha i love the photo! i'm glad you found chris too, you are a very cute couple {but you live too far away...}

  2. Oh my gosh, this is hilarious! I know that's a pathetic comment, but considering I spit my milk out of my mouth, I think it will be okay.

  3. Oh Tori, I love reading your blog. You always make me laugh! Though not at you, with you!

  4. I loved this post. I'm so glad you got married.

  5. haha TORI!! I so so love your blog! It's so cute. I may be stalking it often. ;)

    And I too love that your guys are married! You're both perfect together!

  6. Tori, your humor is the best!! I found myself laughing out loud several times in this room all alone... Chris's approach vs. the fairy tale prince approach...saving money with the paper ornaments only to discover the Christmas tree was a bit over-priced and there is more...can't wait to read more of your blog.

    I love you Tori so much. You are an angel given to me as a daughter-in-law, a beautiful blessing you are. Keep blogging!! Just love it.