S: Julie and Matt sitting in a tree / K-I-S-S-I-N-G
FC: Julie + Matt = | -The Story So Far- 1992-2011
1: To Matt Happy Valentine's Day and happy one year anniversary of us getting back in touch- the best Valentine's Day present ever! I'm so thankful that you are back in my life and I love you lots. XO
2: Once upon a time . . .
3: Let's rewind to 1992 Julie and Matt met in Mrs. Rizzo's 1st grade class at the C.M. Callahan School. As fate would have it, they were also on the same school bus and often sat together "telling secrets" and talking about mainly Matt's interests: X-men, Metallica, Mortal Kombat and, to Julie's dismay, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Both had massive crushes on each other but, since you don't tell anyone such highly confidential information in the 1st grade, they remained friends and kept their crushes top secret... except of course when it came to Julie's diary:
4: As luck would have it, Julie and Matt were in the same 2nd grade class as well. They often were partners for Pair Reading and favorite books included: | Julie continued to fawn over "Matt Davis" in her diaries. Matt remembers giving Julie this Aladdin valentine (the "special one" in the box). | In 3rd grade, Julie's elementary dreams came true when she noticed that Matt wrote "I (heart) Julie F" on his Goosebumps bookcover (see bookcover to the left and story on next page). So now she knew he liked her, too, but he still was still clueless. After 3rd grade, Matt's parents decided to move to Stoughton. This may as well have been Southeast Asia to a couple of kids and they never saw each other again. UNTIL...
6: "Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all of your heart." -Marcus Aurelius
7: Okay, fast forward to 2011... Valentine's Day to be exact. Julie woke up to an online friend request from a "Matty Fxckin Davis" and nearly fell out of her fxckin bed from shock. Ironically enough, Narelle Jordan remained a mutual friend between the two and had sent a friend suggestion via Facebook. Although both were in relationships at the time, they enjoyed catching up and agreed to meet up for a drink sometime soon. After a rendezvous with some friends at Costello's Tavern it was clear that sparks were still there...
8: Actual conversation 3/3/2011 Matt: So what time do you want to link up tomorrow? Julie: You're so lucky ur off tomorrowww...umm like 8ish? 830? M: Mad lucky I love havin Fridays off. Yeah 8 sounds great. I'm so excited J: Ah me too I still think this might not be for real. Idk if you wanna meet there or here and go in one car...? M: Yeah I'll come pick u up. That cool? J: Ok will you be riding your bicycle? Cuz you were OBSESSED with riding bikes and I hated it and had to pretend I liked it whenever you and John Moulton wanted to... fact M: Ahaahhahaha that bastard liked u too and I hated him for it J: Omg I can't stop laughing right now hahaha Also pretended to like Mortal Kombat because of you, and X-Men M: Holy sh*t X-men was my favorite thing on earth J: Ummm I KNOW I like studied up on that sh*t... Wolverine M: O my god J: Haha I'm such a creep...idk if you really believed me when I said "love of my life" M: When are we gettin married? lol
9: Once both were disentangled from their current unfortunate "situations", Julie and Matt went on their first date at The Dogwood Cafe in Jamaica Plain. To say they were both nervous would be an extreme understatement. Regardless of the first date jitters, the night was magical and the rest is sort of history. | The Dogwood | First Date
10: May 2011 Julie's 25th birthday Matt met Julie's family and friends this weekend and received stars across the board. He got extra points for baking her a funfetti birthday cake!
11: Because we're just too cute to not add in here somewhere! | Amelia & Theodore | Chewy
12: Fun times on Wajdy's boat the"J.M.K.W."
13: Louis CK | "Will you wear my ring?" | Red Sox game | Beachin' it
15: Julie and Matt spent a spontaneous weekend down the Cape and, as you can tell, had an absolute blast.
16: All dolled up!
17: Happy Halloween!
19: ho ho ho!
21: To Be Continued . . . | J.F+M.D.