Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Story of Tim & Jamie

Today Tim and I have been married for 3 years! We've had so many adventures together that it seems like it's been longer. Tonight I thought I'd share our love story (the abridged version).

Tim and I met the night of October 27, 2005. How do I know that? Because I received this Facebook message from him the day after—such a smooth talker. He's going to be so mad at me if he finds out I posted that lol.
"hey what's up i remembered to add u haha. hit me up sometime when u wanna party or just stop by brophy 40, outta here at 3 ish today ne time before that though"
We met at a party. And yes, we kissed in the bathroom that night. At the time I had just gotten out of a semi-serious relationship, and I didn't want to jump right into another, so we just hung out for a little while, before making our relationship exclusive/official at the end of November. It's not much of a secret that I went a little shall we say, crazy, my freshman year at Ferris. I always say that Tim reeled me back in and kept me from making a lot of bad choices.

This is the first photo we ever took together. Yes, he had fluffy hair, wore wife beaters and incredibly baggy jeans.

We dated all through out college, but our relationship wasn't without it's bumps. We had a couple pretty big ones, that will remain private, but through them we learned how to fight, how to forgive and how to move on and build trust again.

Tim proposed the Summer between our junior and senior year of college. I remember the day so well. We had talked about getting married, but I had no idea that he had the ring, and had stopped by and told my parents he wanted to marry me. The day he propose was dreary and it had been raining all day. I was wearing my blue athletic shorts and a grubby old t-shirt, since we were just hanging out at his house. When the rain stopped, he wanted to go for a walk. I didn't. I looked disgusting. But he somehow talked me into it. We were walking along the river, and slowed down and of course in true Jamie fashion I kept right on walking. He called to me to turn around, and there he was, down on one knee and he popped the question. I hugged him and he said, "so, is that a yes?" I laughed and said, "of course!"

That was the Summer of 2008. We were married a year later on July 25th in an intimate ceremony in my Grandpa and Grandma Brodbeck's back yard. Followed by a big reception with all of our friends and family were there to help us celebrate!

We honeymooned in Tennessee, and then I joined Tim in Chicago.

We lived in Chicago for just shy of 3 years. A lot happened with we there; we moved twice, had lot's of visitors, we welcomed Stella Marie into our lives!

And now, here we are back in Michigan celebrating 3 wonderful years together. And looking forward to all the adventures that await our family!


  1. Happy anniversary to you guys!!

  2. Oh snap you brought back "the picture". I love it


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