Wednesday, September 10, 2008

12th Anniversary

Laura asked that since it was our twelfth anniversary that I write about our dating and wedding. Here goes…How we first met really is a funny story. We were both attending BYU at the time. I was working in Salt Lake at the Valley Fair Mall selling HealthRiders. I am sure you remember those awesome machines that were going to revolutionize the health industry. Anyway, Laura was working at the State Prison in Draper as a Mental Health Tech. She was teaching sex education to prisoners that were convicted of sex offenses. I will have to discuss her job in another posting.So, each weekday we both made the drive from Provo to the salt lake valley. One day as I was just getting to the top of the point of the mountain I saw a big passenger van and a little white Honda accord on the side of the road. People were always getting into accidents there. So, being the nice guy that I am I decided that I would pull over and let them use my cell phone. Twelve years ago not many people had cell phones. So, I met the driver of the Honda, Laura, and gave her my phone. Then I went to check on the people in the big van. To my surprise it was a bunch of nuns. Laura had hit a van full of nuns driving to the Utah State Prison to teach a bunch of sex offenders about sex. I had to laugh. So, I started talking more with Laura and because I was so handsome and nice she gave me her number and we started dating. A brief 4 weeks later we got engaged. And the rest is history.Isn’t that a great story? It is all true except for the Nuns and the accident. I really met Laura through a friend that had served a mission with me that also lived in the same complex as her.=)

8 comments:

Laura said...

I have always loved the nun story!!!

Mary said...

You totally had me going. I was thinking, "I can't believe I've never heard this hilarious story of how they met!"

liliblogs said...

Brandon, your opening posts are awesome. I'm a fan of you having a blog (though you've set the bar pretty high for yourself quite early on!)
-Cousin Lili

Ann said...

Brandon, you are a character! But it was a fun read! Welcome to the blog world. I have a site on Facebook. Love you all,
Aunt Ann

di said...

i remember when you told me this story...i was young, naive, innocent. now i'm married to dan and know much much better. love you brandonlooney! :)

myimaginaryblog said...

Yeah, count me deceived, too. I think I was especially impressed that you had that cell phone. (Was the 4 weeks part true? I didn't realize it had been quite such a whirlwind.)

Laura said...

I believe it was 5 weeks, but yeah, it was quite the whirlwind. We married 3 months after our engagement.

GrandpaRocks said...

Now I know what happened to our little white Honda.

But I guess it was worth it.