S: Our Story: Brooks & Natalie 2012 - 2013
FC: O U R S T O R Y | Brooks & Natalie 1st year
1: Brooks Aaron, my scoundrel (: Because we have the most adorable love story imaginable, I thought we should have a book to remember the crazy kids we were and to remind us when we forget. To remember how we began, and all the adventures we've had. We will always be these two crazy kids, completely wrong for each other & completely in love. Happy Anniversary<3 | May 3rd - 4th 2013
4: High School: Sometime in early September we fell in love and we still had months to go before we knew(: Every little annoying thing that you did, made me adore you that much more. Homecoming, ASB, Foods, & yearbook. Our stolen moments(:
5: We became best friends, I always knew you loved my spit (: | "Get to know me, I dare you."
6: In that moment at Bald Rock, we had no idea that what we had would turn into "us". As much as I like to deny it, I was completely captivated by you those first few weeks in yearbook. Any compliment or special attention you paid to me struck me. But you were such a scoundrel, I had to stay away(: But I couldn't do that and you couldn't leave me alone. I used you for your car and your money... any excuse to be with you really. We had so much fun secretly dating, holding hands when no one was watching, stealing a kiss behind closed doors. I had no idea you would be this important to me, you are my life really. We were just supposed to be a "thing". I was moving, you were joining the army. Maybe secretly we always knew(: You're dangerous Brooks Myers for making me fall in love with you, theeee happiest! I wouldn't change a thing<3
7: "I'm not going to date you." "I know."
8: You drove and I rode shot gun, we were "us" (:
9: We were the hit of senior year, the couple everyone talked about because it was "Brooks Myers" & "Natalie Jagoda" Weirdest, but cutest couple(: The last few months of senior year were absolutely perfect! We had milk shake Monday's, Vampire Diaries days, and any other excuse to skip school, We had so many fun times; getting your passport, locking your keys in the car at Jake's, making your pants into cut offs in my kitchen...
10: The night before graduation Janis, Ben, and I all stayed the night at your house; in the morning at graduation practice everything was real. Then that night, I have no idea how but we did it! Even with all or our absences & tardies we graduated! (of course I was in top ten) I was so scared, I just wanted to runaway from the world with you, but you made everything okay that day & every day since(: After graduation our lives kind of took off, but we lived that day, in that day. We had so many memories to look back on and so much to look forward to. | G r a d u a t i o n
11: June 7, 2012
12: S a n F r a n s i s c o '12
13: We made the most of our short summer. Crashed tons of pool parties, tripped to San Fransisco, dam nights, secret sleepovers... you SLEPT. One of my favorite nights was when we hung out at Food Maxx & rode the ride, such punk kids(: On the way home we blasted "I Can't Fight this Feeling Anymore". I felt so alive with you! And then it was over, we said our first of so many goodbyes.
14: San Diego | Seeing you in that airport, so happy(: We'll never forget our time in San Diego: going to the beach, riding the train, eating Golden Spoon while watching friends, our adventure to Knott's Berry Farm and watching Snoopy on ice, sneaking into the pool. It was perfect having you there. I can never thank you enough for that trip. Even though it was just ten days, I got used to you being being around, seeing you every morning. When I was at work the thought of you at home made me so eager. We grew so much closer because of that trip and had so much fun doing it. We were so much more comfortable with each other, fit perfectly (: finally okay with being seen with you in publicccc. It was so hard to say bye to you in that airport, but we dealt with it as usual(: We had so much fun in those ten days, we'll go back one day love<33
15: August 5th - 15th 2012
16: When you left to basic we were both devastated. I was so proud of you for doing something so admirable, but so mad at you at the same time(: My first semester of college consisted of me waiting for letters and over due phone calls. Looking back I loved this part, the anticipation of your letter or call was agonizing but every time I heard your voice or read your words it made everything worth it. It made us so much stronger. I was so excited to talk to you when I got your first phone call and so nervous! I started cry as soon as I heard your voice, you did too(: You | grew up so much in basic & went through so much. I look up to you for all you've done Brooks, my hero. | August 27th - December 18th
17: Seeing you for the first time in Fort Benning, I can't even describe it! The world ended & began in the same moment. I was so nervous baby. I couldn't stop staring, I couldn't blink, I just wanted it to be real. I couldn't let go of you either I had to have my hands on you, making sure it was real. Everything was gone, you were my only thought(: Everything I had was focused on you, I swear I didn't even taste my food! I had forgotten what it was like to feel (: You were such soldier! You looked so handsome in your ACU's that first night, couldn't believe I had a man in uniform. Then at graduation, my baby looked so handsome & so official in his ASU's. I was so proud! .
18: Fort Bragg '12 | Our first real adventure! Well, our fist secret, over night, hotel adventure(: We had soooo much fun! Any long drive with a destination is always fun with you(: I loved falling asleep to your voice and steady breathing, then waking up to your pinches and kisses. It was so perfect because we were together <33
19: The first part of Christmas break we had our adventure! It was so close to Christmas, but we needed to get away, to just be us for a while (: December 27th - 29th 2012
20: It's not one of our adventures if I don't do something illegal & you pretend to be responsible... #trespassing
21: You almost crashed on the way there always yelling, "deer" and putting your hand in front of my face while I was driving! ...that might have been me(: You napped in the car in some parking lot that we probably weren't supposed to be in... We laughed about the "La Playa" Mexican restaurant every time we passed by. We went to that weird museum, I tried to get on the roof, you of course foiled my plans & left me. I climbed the fun building while you watched responsibly from below... or whatever. We ate pizza at the best little pizza place & had breakfast at that cool Wizard of Oz themed restaurant. Oh! We went to "The Restaurant" and looked like a couple punk kids wayyy under dressed, but we did't care(: We were "us".
22: Christmas Break December 17th 2012 - January 4th 2013
23: We did as much as we could in the short time that we had. Sleep overs at your house and Janis'. Our first New years at the dam (you fell asleep of course...) Christmas Eve with German Goulash at your house and Christmas day at mine. We made the usual trips to McDonald's for ice cream and Ron's for milkshakes. And then it ended. Quickly & abruptly, in the same way, in the same spot, as always. left me clinging to the memory of your lips on my forehead and your hand slipping from mine.
24: Colorado Selfies! Ayyyeee pitcha? (; Everything was okay, we made it work(: It was so much fun being able to send pictures and texts! I loved waking up to your texts at 5 am every morning. I really am going to miss it. Just know that even if I can't text you or call you when I miss you, I'm always, always thinking of you.
26: Our Little Adventures always having the most fun, always getting into the most trouble(:
27: We're the funniest craziest kids always doing literally, whatever we want to do just because we can(: Salt Lake & Denver | Salt Lake 2/15-19/13 & Denver 3/7-10/13
28: COLORADO SPRINGS | "My fiancee & I spent the weekend here this March. I was pleased & the floor arrangement was perfect for tag. We like to spend a lot of money since we're young & dumb, but never early in the morning. So the free breakfast was choice! The headboard in the room was plenty sturdy though the shower could have been a little bigger. We stay at a lot of hotels, we're sorta gypsies. This was my favorite of them all & we'll be back for sure! Cheers!!" | March 22nd-24th 2013
29: Hecka punk kids, the usual(: | Steakhouse Date Night rucked through the blizzard! | Kisses, woof (: | Our Tradition! The Myers(:
30: Deployment May 2013
31: We've had so much fun this past year(: I'm happier than I've ever been and you've made all the difference. I'm in love with you Brooks Myers, you are my best friend, you are my greatest adventure, you are my home, you are my happy, you truly are my everything. I'm in love with everything about you. I fell in love with your thoughts & the way you see the world. I love how grumpy you get in the morning & when you fake cry, I love your dorky high pitched laugh, I love your tired noises(: I love that no matter how awful the situation you always say it will work out because it always does. I miss you, I miss you so much, everyday. Someday we'll runaway together, promise(: It has to suck before it gets good, remember? And when this is all over it will be sooo good! Brooks don't you forget to keep my baby safe. I'm always with you you, right beside you. I'll see you soon baby. "I'll fight for you if you pray for me." Hugs, kisses, and pinches<33