Monday, February 2, 2009


Eight years ago today, at 2pm, Cory and I were engaged!! We had decided to have our wedding on February 2nd, 2002, at 2pm. Remember my numbers obsession?? I guess Cory or my little brother remembered me talking about how this couple got engaged on a Friday, and a year to the day got married. I thought that was so cool. So Cory came to my work to surprise me!! Surprise he did!!
Let me back up a bit first. I used to work with my mom and Cory's mom also worked there. She found out I was single and said, "I have two sons." I think she regrets that moment now. ;) Anyway, she gave Cory my number and I waited, and waited, and waited for his call. Let me tell you, I had been on so many blind dates that summer and fall it wasn't even funny. You would think I would be scared of this one. Well, Cory finally called me and talked as though he had known me forever. We talked several times before we met up and went on a date with his parents. Yes, our first date was with his mom and step-dad. We went to a Chinese restaurant and I was there first and got a booth with his parents and then he walked in. After we ate, we went to the Mall. There I proceeded to slam his car door into another car. He was very good about it and only later did I realize how car-obsessed he is. At the mall, he held my purse which I thought was very gentlemanly. We left at nine and I drove an hour or so back home.
We met on November 18th, 2000. Engaged February 2nd, 2001, and married November 3rd, 2001. It was fast but when you know you know.
Actually, Cory knew before I did. As time went on, Cory told me that he was praying hard before he called me and didn't want to pursue a relationship with me unless I was the one God wanted him to marry. Now, isn't that a sweet story??
{The photo above is the day Cory came and proposed.}


Joanna said...

That's a very sweet story!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

How cool... Happy Engagaversary!

Rambling Girl said...

Very sweet story it is! Great pic also!

Katy said...

That is sooo sweet! :)

joyfullness said...

Elise..did we already know our anniversary is the same!!??
What in the world!! 3:00
Sweet story...we were engaged on February 17th...just 15 days later than you!!
But we did get married exactly 1 year from the day we had our first official date (we knew each other for 6 years prior..pen pals of sorts..).. at the location we had our second date..a picnik in a park while we read "The NOTEBOOK" outloud to each other..under two trees...yeah..we got married at THAT park under those two trees!!
Okay twinsie...Happy Day!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Elise- I love your engagement story!! I have warm fuzzies now! What a darling picture of the two of you, too. So romantic.... Lori

Anonymous said...

Sweet, sweet story!
Hope you guys had a happy day!! :):)