Today Derek and I are celebrating 3 years <3
He is my best friend and I'm so lucky to have him in my life.
We have been through so much together and really grown as individuals and as a couple.
I love him to the moon and back. 3 years down and so many more ahead.
Derek and I met in High School on New Years Eve 2005.
He was a Senior and I was a Junior.
I went to e NYE party and my friend Ashlee and I decided to bail out early.
Problem: Parent's didn't want us driving on NYE - we both had told our parents we were sleeping at our friend's house, so we couldn't go home.
Ashlee called the boy she was dating who happened to be up the street at Derek's house.
We ended up crashing at Derek's that night with his friends.
The next morning i woke up and my friend was gone! She had left me there and apparently Derek had offered to drive me home.
Derek took me to breakfast at Jerry's Deli <3
We "dated" (went on a few dates and hung out like high schoolers did) for a while but then Derek
went off to college at CSU Monterey Bay.
We never really "broke up" or had a fight or anything... we just kinda went out separate ways.
We kept in touch and were still good friends...
A year later, my senior year, I asked Derek to my prom.
He said no.
(he doesn't remember this...)
I ended up going to CSU Monterey Bay after High School and was reunited with Derek.
Our friend Mike (who we also knew from high school) knew i still had a thing for Derek.
He bet me a fancy dinner that Derek liked me too, and bet me "a fancy dinner that Derek would ask me out on a date"
I should have known something was fishy when Derek asked me out a day or so later.
Mike had told Derek about the little bet and offered to split the fancy dinner with him!!!!!!!!!
I found out (heartbroken) the next day that Derek was dating another girl.
And so to make him jealous I decided to go on a date with his roommate, Carter (the one friend he told me NEVER to go out with).
Derek ended up transferring to a college in Chicago...and I dated Carter on and off for a few years...
4 years ago on my 21st Birthday (Carter didn't want to come) Derek showed up (on a mission)
Derek told me I was meant to be with him and that one day I would realize it.
He took me and all my friends to a club to celebrate my big day.
and at the end of the night he sealed it with a kiss.
I went back to Monterey and broke up with Carter...
I was single for a while and
Derek and I started talking again (more often, like non-stop)
On Thanksgiving break right before Derek graduated he tried to
convince me we were meant to be together.
I was skeptical at first...
But we decided when he came back from Chicago we would give it a shot.
December 19, 2010 Derek got home and we were together.
I was still living in Monterey, but we made it work...
For the first 6 months or so I drove down almost every weekend to spend time with him. Once I graduated I moved back home and now we are getting ready to move in together in February...
Happily Ever After...