Monday, September 12, 2011

28 for him.

My Manfriend just turned 28.

I wanted to take the time to do a little shout-out to that special man in my life... when we met it was love at first sight, I knew I had found the man of my dreams and we spent every moment thereafter looking into each others' eyes longingly as we rode off into the Sunset to start our life together.
Jussst Kidding.

That didn't happen at all.

Here's the real story in simple terms:
  1. I had a group of college friends who meant the world to me.
  2. The Boy started dating someone who was in the Group I was in, so he was introduced in those terms.
  3. The Boy then hijacked all my guy friends and made them his own and I became friends with The Boy but wasn't that close to him.
  4. We went through college together as really good friends in our large group but not really one-on-one friends.

    {young bucks in college- platonic buddies circa 2006}
  5. Post-college, we both dated other people... yada, yada,yada... we both broke up with other people and found ourselves single at the same time.
  6. We started going out with all of our single friends together and enjoyed the downtown evening scene.
  7. We kept embarrassingly flirting at the end of most of the nights but refused to act like we liked each other the next day (my maturity is so off the charts sometimes).
  8. After enough of that, we decided to head to a few happy-hours alone to test the waters.
  9. Waters tested- we actually blended quite well.
The End.

In all seriousness sometimes I don't really reflect on how much time I spend with him. He's so important to me and such a joy in my little life.

Thank you for all you are to me~ and happy, happy, happy birthday to you. XO.


Anonymous said...

happy bday to him!!!!

i think it is cute how you met. i think its even cuter that you referred to him as manfriend. that means you and i are getting old.

Unknown said...

im so glad you've got someone that makes you so happy!
and bonus you look so cute together!!!
happy bday caitlins manfriend!!!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Happy birthday Caitlin's manfriend!
Awe, freakin' cute!
I love how you guys met. I am all for knowing someone/being friends with them, & then one day your like, "OMG, I am in love with this person!"
You already know how I think hes' super adorable. You guys are adorable! (SUPER ADORABLE BABIES, YES!)


Leia said...

Happy birthday to him! It's so nice to read about your little love story. Even though it took a while, I'm glad you got together in the end - it sounds like you make each other very, very happy!


mizztraveller said...

so sweet love story ^ ^. Happy Birthday to him

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to him!!! Loved the story... so cute!

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Happy birthday to him. That is such a sweet story, and I think it's great that you guys were friends first. You guys look very cute together too. :)

erika sorocco said...

Awwwwwwww....the two of you are too adorable. Seriously. I love this story. Happy, Happy Birthday to The Boy! :)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to him, Cheers !!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to him! :)

Anonymous said...

Awww! Happy Birthday! :)

Unknown said...

LOL Nick and I's love story is similar to that...not sure how I am going to explain it to the kids actually...tell your man happy birthdaY!!!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

Happy Birthday to your boyfriend. I love that you added the story of your relationship! :) I love it. Hope that your boyfriend has a wonderful birthday and I hope that you both have a wonderful time spending it together!


Tina said...

aww!! happy birthday boy!!!! our boys are both september babies! lol you guys are so cute together and im so happy for you :) i hope your relationship grows even more stronger!

Anonymous said...

awww happy birthday to your man friend :) and that was a fun story read! you guys are totally adorable together, just sayin.
ps. thank you for your kind words and your virtual hugs xoxo

happy hour 24/7 said...

happy birthday to the manfriend! i love knowing other people's stories on how they met, etc, etc. i like that you guys pretended not to like each other the next day! hahaha classic!

Bonnie said...

You guys are super damn adorable. I love your story. It's so non-storybook, which is why I love it so much.
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Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I love your story. This is a perfect scenario - I always love it when something bigger grows out of friendship. Although, I will admit that I wouldn't have been that patient lol I really hate it when I don't know what's going on between me and some guy haha I prefer only a little period of uncertainty and then I need to know and decide for myself whether we're friends or more than that. And this is why I'm single lol

Raven said...

oohlala your manfriend is all sorts of HOT! Good job Miz Caitlin!

Sierra said...

Yay for your manfriend! you two are too cute and loved reading about your love story - glad you two work so well together! ;) and I see that he can fish - nice job!