January 28, 2011
Love Story: Tara & Jamie
It was a warm Saturday night and the Salt Lake Valley was alive with barbeques and college parties. The date was May 20th, 2005 and I was with the ultimate party girl, my cousin – Kristen Miasnik, making “appearances” at each of the parties. I must admit…I was NOT in the best mood. J I wasn’t feeling that great, I was tired, and I wanted to go home. Kristen convinced me to go to one more party before calling it quits. We showed up at the birthday party and headed straight for the kitchen. I was feeling a little anti-social…and I was more interested in eating than meeting new people.
So – there we were…two blondes…standing in the kitchen…snacking on licorice and chips! (Who wouldn’t want to hit on us? I mean, we DID have amazing Dorito breath! J) I was about ready to go home, when a guy that Kristen knew, walked into the room. They saw each other and exclaimed, “Hi! I haven’t seen you in forever!” They hugged and began catching up on each other’s lives. His friend (Jamie….be still my heart….) walked through the doorway right after him and I decided that I needed to change my attitude for the night and have a little fun. (I guess the fact that he was pretty dang CUTE also helped my quick attitude adjustment!)
I turned to Jamie and exclaimed, “OHMIGOSH! It’s been SO long! I haven’t seen you in forever!” He immediately went along with it saying something like, “I KNOW! How have you been?” He then proceeded to engulf me in a giant hug and then we just kept playing along. We started joking around and with a straight face, I told him that it was hard keeping in contact with him when HE was the one who broke MY heart! He came back with, “No! YOU were the one that broke MY heart!” We were SO convincing that both Kristen and Jamie’s friend, Chris, stopped talking and began to watch us in awe. It was hilarious….and SO much fun! THAT is how I met Jamie Carson! I would like to point out, that although I WAS the first one to initiate the conversation…Jamie was the one who asked for my phone number……lol…..thus starting us down the path of dating.
The next day, Kristen asked me, “Now, how do you know Jamie again?” She was so surprised when I told her that previous night really was the first time I had ever met him. We were both to the point in our “dating careers” where it took a little more than the norm to impress us. I guess you could say “we had finally met our match”….
Jamie is a hopeless romantic, just like me! On our first date, he stopped the car overlooking a gorgeous view and cranked up the music in his car. Pulling me out, we danced on the side of the road while he sang the entire song to me on perfect pitch – the WHOLE time! I was on cloud nine that night when he dropped me off. That date was only the beginning! After dating for two years, we were sealed for time and all eternity in the beautiful Salt Lake Temple. We’ve been married for over three years now! He’s the perfect man for me and I am still completely head-over-heels in love with him!
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