The story of us: part 3 | LOVELY LITTLE RANTS

The story of us: part 3


This is a picture from the night of our first kiss! Thank heavens for instagram.

part 1 | part 2 | part 4

This one is long because you guys keep hating on my cliff hangers ;) 
ps there's still a little one at the end but I love you still.

I distinctly remember pulling up to his house and seeing him on his driveway getting a quad ready for some adventure he was going on. He was wearing a backwards hat. Hats are my weakness. seriously he looked so freaking attractive. We flirted like CRAZY. I was in total denial, though. People ALWAYS told us we should date and I was always like NO WE ARE FRIENDS. My stubborn side would not let me think such things about Jason. We we going to be friends forever, k??? No crushes.  I even refused to admit my crush to my journal. No one, especially me, was aloud to think I might possibly have started a teeny tiny crush on THE Jason Michael Shiflet. And I intended to keep it that way. Just a little crush that would probably disappear and I would pretend it never existed.

It was softball season and our singles ward was in the finals. Jason invited me (or maybe I invited him??) to go watch the game and so we went together...because that's what friends do... I remember trying and totally failing to deny my blossoming crush on Jason. I was obsessed with the movie "it takes two" that summer. Just loved every second of it. I was talking about it with Jason at the game and telepathically begging him to ask if I wanted to watch it. 
He took the bait. I had it on VHS but no VHS player. So tragic. Jason did have a VCR so we decided to watch it as his house. After the game, we drove back to his place and popped the movie into the VCR and I sat down. Jason immediately sat right next to me and put his arm around me right off the bat. Bless that boy and his bold moves. My inner crush conflict couldn't stand a chance against this gesture. I was in heaven and I loved every single second. Eventually we we holding hands and cuddles were indeed involved. 
Slowly but surely people started asking questions. My roomie at the time, Kelsey, of course asked what was up. I did what anyone would do, deny deny deny, "oh don't worry I don't think anything will happen, it's no big deal" HAHA Candace. The charade was already up.
We hung out more and more and I invited him and my friend from the Netherlands over for Thanksgiving dinner that November. (way to invite two guys to dinner Candace,)
Thanksgiving came and Jason came over to help me prepare carrots because obviously that is a 2 person job. We went to Thanksgiving at my parents house and he mingled with my family and grandparents and aunt, he was a hit right off the bat. I don't remember exactly when this came up but it was either on Thanksgiving or on one of the following days but one day when we were hanging out, I couldn't help but spit out, "...Somethings changed!!" 
Jason tried to hide his smile as he said, "Like what?"
Freaking kid was gonna make ME say it. 
We discussed the current "changes" in our shift of friendship and decided to try things out. Were we dating? I said no, I said we could start from here and then maybe date.
I was so dumb you guys. YES we were dating (technically) and YES it was going to work out, sheesh.
November 30th, 2013 
We attended a wedding reception together. Had we kissed yet? no. We literally had talked about waiting to kiss till it was the right/special time because we had been friends for so long and were apparently transitioning and our first kiss had to mean more than just a random peck. STOP guys, it made since at the time ok??
Anyways, the wedding reception ended and it was time to go home. Jason walked me to my front door and there it was, the kiss. The only details I remember were
1) oh we kissed 
2) that was kind of awkward 
3) I can't tell anyone yet because I'm so stubborn. 
I think I did tell Kelsey right when I came inside though. And let's face it I probably told all my roommates like the next day anyways. 
Then it was December (because December comes after November 30th and yeah)
I remember we started dating (with titles OMGGGG) on December 8th 2013. I don't know why it took me a few weeks to decide k let's date.
 I have had lots of boyfriends and before Jason, that span of time was the longest I'd been single since I was 16 so I guess I was enjoying my singleness and dating scared me because HEAVEN FORBID I meet the right one and get married. 
We went to a game night or something and some lady who will nawt be named (still bitter sorry) started hassling us "Oh so you'll kiss and make out but you won't date, that's so weird blah blah blah" Yes lady, friends with benz is pretty normal k? ps we weren't friends with benz cause we were in 'limbo' as I called it (why???) So after nosy lady said that, J and I went on a walk and I was like "K YES WE ARE DATING I SAID IT" (go stubborn Candace, I knew you could do it!)
Honestly, I think I kind of knew Jason WAS going to be the one but I was too scared to admit it and almost too scared to let what was supposed to happen, happen.
ps I'm sorry butttt to be continued because the next part is just so long!

See full story: part 1 | part 2 | part 4
xo
Candace
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37 comments

  1. Such a great story, thanks for leaving me hanging...haha I kid I kid. Looking forward to the next part.

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    1. hahah I love me some cliff hangers ;) last part coming tomorrow!

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  2. So cute! Haha I like your, "Stop it made sense at the time!!!" I totally get it. :)

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    1. haha I'm glad someone understands! I was soooo silly about everything!

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  3. STOP!!! THIS IS ADORABLE!!! I'm obsessed with your love story!! haha

    xx Olivia
    www.hellooliviablog.com

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    1. Thank you!!! ahhh you're the best Olivia!!

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  4. I love your story, it's so sweet! :) Yay for finding the one.

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    1. Thank you, Jen!! seriously, so glad I found him :)

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  5. Okay I can't even tell you how much I love these posts. Like I never want them to end! (of course it won't ever end because it's still happening, but you know what I mean) I love you how you remembered the little details like how he was wearing a backwards hat (seriously though so sexy right) and the "friends with benz" lol. John and I "hung out" for like 2 whole months before we made the official title. He kept calling us "BFWF" best friends with benefits lol. I'm excited to hear this next part because I'm pretty sure you got engaged pretty quickly right ;)

    xo. Morgan

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    1. "BFWB" I can't type when I'm so excited.

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    2. Last "dating" post is tomorrow finally haha no more cliff hangers! so good call, you were right! I LOVE backwards hats. I have to beg him to wear it like everyday I love it so much. hahah we were totally BFWB, too. I want to read your story so bad, it sounds like it was so similar to ours!! WRITE IT NOW!

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  6. aahhh - how precious is this part of your story.
    Those first kiss moments are so special... you just made me want to write mine out with my husband. it involved skating & me nearly breaking my neck falling - good stuff :) haha

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! Oh you HAVE to write yours, I would love to read it! And I'm glad you did NOT break your neck haha makes for a great story :)

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  7. I freaking love this! So cute. I love that you remember so many details and all the dates!

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    1. Thank you, Alyx!! haha I had to write it soon so i wouldn't forget all the details :) That's the most important part to me!

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  8. It's scary to admit how serious and real something is! I think your story is so sweet. You two were meant to be. :)

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    1. Oh I know! I was sooo scared to admit I actually liked my best friend. Luckily I came to and it ended happily ever after :)

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  9. Aww this is so cute! We watched a VHS on one of our first dates too. My Cousin Vinny - my husband's favorite movie. It was so awkward/exciting!

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    1. haha yesss we can relate!! Best type of date if you ask me :) I love good ol classics :)

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  10. Love this!!! Makes me want to tell about how drew and I met. :)

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    1. Oh I would love to hear how you and Drew met!! Please write yours!!

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  11. hahaha the signs were all there! So funny that you were so stubborn :):)

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    1. Seriously what was wrong with me?? haha sooooo glad I let me heart win :)

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  12. I CAN NOT remember if I already said this, (sorry if I have) but your story is so dang cute. I love every single post!

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    1. Ahhh thank you soooo much Maren!! Is your story on your blog? I HAVE to read it if it is! I'll just go check!! haha

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    1. Thank you Emily! Wrapping it up officially tomorrow! :)

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  14. I love how the VHS is the excuse to chill at his house! HEHE! So cute!

    xoxo,
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    1. haha seriously, I was desperate for an excuse!! :) Thank youuu!!

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  15. You're too cute. i remember the first time I realized i was falling in love with Kyle and I was worried that I was falling too quickly. Two years later I'm glad we fell in love :)

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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    1. Thank you!! awhhhh don't you love that? I loveeee all the little details, I had to write it all out before they start to fade away!

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  16. In limbo - ha, that's funny. Such a cute story. :)

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    1. hahah I was (still am) so weird!! Thank you Mandie!! :)

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  17. It Takes Two...one of my all time favorites! I just watched it a few weeks ago, actually. And I can completely relate. When the hubs and I first started dating, we had both just gotten out of serious relationships so it took us like 6 weeks to say we were actually dating. Can't wait to hear more!

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    1. Yesss it is SO GOOD seriously. Love that movie so much! I need to watch it again like... today haha Yay I'm glad I'm not just a crazy girl who couldn't commit right away :) Last part is tomorrow wrapping it up!

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