S: Rene & Trish - Our Love Story
FC: ''We should get jerseys 'cause we make a good team. But yours would look better than mine 'cause your outta my league'' -Relient K | Rene & Trish Our Love Story
1: When you are in love, you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams. - Dr. Seuss
2: We went on our first date, which was a double date on June 28, 2006 - a Wednesday night. Months before this date, there were talks of us getting set up by Liz & Steph but it never materialized...and we can both honestly say we were not interested:) I was in Haiti from January to April in 2006 and oddly enough, I thought about Rene while I was out there. When I returned, I had hopes that Steph would bring up Rene again...but she never did:( Rene thought Mike would bring it up again as well but Mike thought Rene wasn't interested any more. One evening in June, a mutual friend of ours, Dustin, called me up and set up our double date. I think we were both excited & nervous and it turned out to be a really fun evening. We went to Mongo's and then did some go-karting. I was gone at an Encounter weekend a few days later but Rene called me the following week to go rollerblading...and the rest is history. We rollerbladed for hours that evening...laughed a lot and had some really good talks. I could tell Rene was a really special guy - someone that I had been praying for, for a really long time.
4: Something we enjoyed doing together - Making a delicious meal - kabobs on the BBQ and cream puffs - yum:)
7: Rene & Squishy | Where we met : 725 at Springs in Winnipeg First Date : Mongos & Grand Prix Amusements First Officially started dating : July 19 2006, after a Wednesday night church service at Springs in the city First Kiss : In Kenora by the water on a Sunday afternoon in August. First movie in the theater : Cars
8: Rene + Trish = Crazy in Love
9: We are in love... :)
10: 1ST CHRISTMAS TOGETHER | I got Rene 6 gifts for each letter in the word 'Hockey'. Cheesy!! Each letter stood for something I loved about him:)
11: Rene has always been great with surprising me with many great gifts. His Giving character is something that I love most about him - so selfless. I've learned a lot from him. | 'Squishy' was Rene's nickname for me for a couple years. So flattering, lol!!
18: Engagement Story | In January 2007, Rene was house-sitting for his parents while they were on vacation. The week of January 10, 2007 happened to be an extremely cold week in Manitoba - around -40C! About a week before Rene had asked if I would want to come over to his parents on Wednesday night and he would make me supper and we could watch a movie. I started to become suspicious when he left a note on my car at work a day or 2 before to say that he loved me and was excited for Wednesday night:) When we first started dating I had mentioned to Rene that I was pretty simple when it came to romantic stuff and a room full of candles and white lights - I thought that was so pretty. When I drove onto the Ross driveway that cold January night and pulled up to the house, I noticed it was very dark inside. I thought to myself, either Rene was going to scare me or this was 'it':) When I opened the door a wall of heat hit me lol! Rene wanted to use their 3 season room that night and so he had the heat cranked up in the house, heaters going in the 3 season room and the wood fireplace fired up in the living room! Candles and rose petals led me from the front door to the 3 season room where Rene was waiting on bended knee with my ring! He asked me to be his wife and I of course said 'yes'! He served me Chicken lasagna and cheesecake which he had helped Liz make that afternoon. Such a sweetie.
20: "Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned." Song of Solomon 8:7 | "There are three things that amaze me - no, four things that I don't understand: how an eagle soars through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman." Proverbs 30:18-19