Wil and I met in July of 2009, a few months after I moved to Chicago. We met at a neighborhood dinner group that was an offshoot of the church we both attended. Every Thursday this group would get together for a pot luck dinner and Bible study. I met Wil casually, he tells me he noticed me, but neither of us jumped right away. Eventually we followed each other on Twitter, I can't remember who initiated this, but it very well could have been either of us. I tweeted about Precepts, an intensive study I was starting, and he @replied me asking if I gchat so he could ask me more about it. I replied of course and with my username.
We talked online that night for hours. Casually about making dinner, what activities we were involved in, I honestly don't remember the details except that it felt super casual, very natural. This was the week of Thanksgiving because he was at home in Texas, but still had work to do. We talked online the entire work day the next day. And the next day. And the next. Then he was flying home, to Chicago, and I realized how much I'd told him. I also realized that even though I'd seen him every week in person for the past couple months I hadn't really gotten to know him and that I wanted to see him again. Mostly just to see him, but also to make sure I hadn't divulged too much information online to a creeper. He was going to a show when he got back and asked for restaurant suggestions. As I had only lived in the city for six months I really only had recommendations around my neighborhood. I casually complained about not wanting to make dinner, and he casually asked if I wanted to join him (please read: this was my plan all along).
I met him at Fifty/50, and we hit it off like old friends. It was one of the easiest conversational meals of my life. When the time for the check came, I told the server I would be joining a table with my roommate tables yards over and could he please just transfer my tab over there. I didn't even allow a conversation about who would pay. Wil was dumbfounded (read: impressed).
We went wine tasting the next day, and to Target afterwards for travel toothpaste and shampoo. The next Friday we went to our first concert and he held my hand :-D
Saturday, December 12, 2009 he asked me to be his girlfriend.
That was two years ago today! These have positively been the best two years of my life so far. And I cannot wait to see what the next years bring.
Because no post is complete without at least one picture. this is from our first concert together that Friday night :-)
Interested in having me take pictures with you and the love of your life? Please use my super awesome new contact page :-)