I had no idea that on March 14, 2008, I would meet my future husband. Had I known, I might have gotten my hair done or worn something different, but whatever, it worked out. Luke and I met at a pie party on 3/14 (get it, pie on pi day...haha?) hosted by a mutual friend. I only knew the hostess of the party, so I was drowning in a sea of small talk with "average LDS young single adults" that did not intrigue me whatsoever. Finally, two huge guys walk into the party and they immediately capture my attention. Up to that point, everyone else had been politely serving themselves individual slices of pie onto separate plates. These two guys walked in like they owned the place and began to shovel pie straight from the tins into their mouths. Now, that's what I'm talkin' about!
One of these guys was Luke, of course. Eventually he came and sat next to me on a couch and we started talking (only much later do I find out that he only sat next to me to play "wingman" for his friend to try and separate me from my friend.) And well, I wish I could say that we hit it off right away, but we really didn't see eachother for a few months after that.
Later that summer, I got kicked out of my home ward and started going to the single's ward again. I had started going on tennis dates with another guy in the ward when Luke invited himself to play with us. I was pretty irritated that he would just invite himself on our date...the nerve! (he actually had no clue it was a date, so he says.) So we ended up playing tennis once a week even after I stopped seeing the other guy.
Then in December, I was preparing for my company's holiday party. My best friend and I always get super dressed up and go with dates, but her date cancelled on her at the last minute and she needed a replacement....so I called Luke. Luke went with her and I went with my date. A week later, Luke asks me out on a date, which floored me! I had no idea he was interested.
We ended up driving out to Beverly Hills to see a movie called Happy Go Lucky for our first date. We watched the movie, got milkshakes and ended up talking in his car until about 3 am (just talking, I promise!) I guess he had a good time because we kept going on dates and well, we've been hanging out ever since!