Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our Love Story: Part 2

"Here's the thing about this love story of ours. Its long. And drawn out. And mushy-gushy. And even a bit cheesy. But it's true. And I've decided to take my time writing it, capturing all the special details of those moments I never want to forget. So if mushy-gushy, cheesy love stories aren't your thing, I totally get that. Just know that I'm writing this as a gift - to my family, and my children, and their future children - and also, for [Parker] and me - so that on those days when the kids are screaming, the laundry is overflowing and the bills are rolling in...on those days when it all just seems so hard, we'll have this to remind us of those first moments when we fell in love. And if sappy, detail ridden love stories are your thing, well then you've come to the right place." -Ashley Stock

To read the beginning of Our Love Story click here.

Summer 2010

Since adding Jordan and Tessa (who, by the way, are my two best friends for those of you who don't know) on Facebook the previous summer, Parker had talked to both of them a few times throughout the year. He had other girls in Ohio that he had dated over the year, so neither Jordan nor Tessa occupied his thoughts too much. They were just nice girls for him to chat with over the internet, but when he did talk to them, he always had fun and was his funniest most witty self. He had plans to go to Cardston again during the summer of 2010 to go on 'Joseph's Legacy' with the youth his Grandparents' stake. He and his sister, Rylie, went to Canada about a week before the trek was to begin and during that week, Parker's grandma kept telling him that he should ask Jordan out.
She had run into Jordan at the 'beauty parlor' (Parker's words) recently and had told Jordan about how great Parker was. Parker's grandpa, who is a doctor and worked with Jordan's dad at the time, offered to call her dad to arrange a time for Parker to take Jordan out on a date. Parker eventually asked Jordan out on his own and they went to get ice cream at Dairy Queen after one of her shows at the theater. Whilst on their date, Parker saw the coin machine where the coins go around and up and down and then eventually make their way to the bottom and wanted to try it. He realized he didn't have any change on him so naturally he asked Jordan if she had any. Jordan looked at him awkwardly and replied by saying, "uhh..I've got my card?" Apparently, she thought that he meant he needed her to pay for their ice cream! Parker clarified why he wanted the change and assured her that he had money :) A few days after their date, Parker saw Jordan at the theater for the movie The Karate Kid. She was with her future husband Tim Zemp. So that was the end of that..


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