Step 1: Boy meets girl

Every love story has the same beginning, and ours is no different, step one: boy meets girl.

Our story begins on September 15, 2005.  Paul came into South Beach Grill, a restaurant/bar that I (Shari) was working at.  From here our stories vary slightly… Paul claims that I messed up his meal, because his nachos came out with lettuce, and he does not like lettuce!  I say that he was just being difficult and flirting, but I brought him a beer on me to smooth things over (and save my tip)!  Either way, when he left he said he would come back to see me later that night… and he did! 

After that night in the bar, we hung out almost every day.  We just were having fun, becoming good friends, and at some point it turned into something more.  My family lived about 4 hours from us, so Paul was able to meet them that October.  That November, Paul took me back to his hometown in Arkansas.  I was able to meet his family and some friends.

It’s hard to say when it happened, but at some point we fell in love.  Below are some pictures that document our relationship.  (Note: We are often by ourselves on trips, so pictures tend to be of our faces, with no background… Just a warning!)

Pumpkin Patch, Virginia Beach, VA Oct. 2005

Pumpkin Patch, Virginia Beach, VA Oct. 2005

Mt. Nebo, Arkansas Nov. 2005

Mt. Nebo, Arkansas Nov. 2005

River Market, Little Rock, AR Nov. 2007

River Market, Little Rock, AR Nov. 2007

Swings at Busch Gardens, Virginia May 2006

Swings at Busch Gardens, Virginia May 2006

NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA October 2006

NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA October 2006

Riding Horses in Little Rock, November 2006

Riding Horses in Little Rock, November 2006

Wright Brothers Memorial, NC July 2007

Wright Brothers Memorial, NC July 2007

Luray Caverns, VA September 2007

Luray Caverns, VA September 2007

 

So there it is, and there we are…

Now just wait for Step 2…

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6 Responses to “Step 1: Boy meets girl”

  1. Brenda Says:

    What about you engagement and wedding and Paul’s new job and moving to the south and your new home or is all that in step 2? Brenda

  2. Jennifer Says:

    Shari this is WAY TOO CUTE!!!!!! I love it….some of this I knew but alot of it I didn’t thanks for sharing!!!! Can’t wait for step 2 =)

  3. Bethany Says:

    Love it! But where is the rest?? Miss you, Love you!!! Tell Baby Berger Aunt Bethany and Uncle Shane love HER!!! Oh, and Sophie can’t wait to meet her BFF!!

  4. Melissa Says:

    Congratulations to you both! Paul was friends with both my husband and I in high school and we are both thrilled for you two and your upcoming blessing! We both hope things go well for you both and that the future holds nothing but great surprises and wonderful journeys! Love always, Travis and Melissa Slone

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