Monday, January 16, 2012

How We Met - The Next Generation

I am so excited to introduce today's guest blogger. Trinity from Trinity is Still My Name.  I have known Trinity since I first moved to the small Utah town we grew up in. She was one of the first people to talk to the short new shy girl. I would like to say we have been best friends since but with Jr. High, High School and college we lost touch with each other. Then through the miracle of Facebook we reconnected. She has been a great friend and very encouraging ever with no further ado may I present to you....TRINITY!!!!

This is the story of how I met my husband, Blake.  It's a story filled with scandal and has a shocking surprise twist... Okay, so that could be a slight exaggeration, but it is an interesting and slightly eyebrow-raising story...
I actually met Blake when I was in the seventh grade and he was in the eighth in Jr. High School, but I didn't really become friends with him until many years later.  I always knew who he was, thought he was cute, but we never really ran in the same circles, and I never had any classes with him in high school either.  Once we graduated from high school, we both got a job at the same place, Morton, in Brigham City, UT.  Morton, which later became and is still Autoliv ASP, was one of the leading auto airbag manufacturers in the world.  He started working there about a year before I did.  I started there in January of 1994 (wow!  Am I really that old?!), and we worked together on the same production line on swing shift, but only for two weeks (still not long enough to really get to know him that well, but I still thought he was cute), and then he went to day shift. He was recently married then, so that obviously isn't when we started seeing each other (this story isn't THAT scandalous).  Time went on, I got married and divorced, and mine and Blake's paths crossed quite often at work (I still thought he was cute)... Fast forward to the year 2004.  By that time, Blake was a lead at Autoliv and getting ready to start up a new production line.  It just so happened that I put in to work on this line, and Blake liked my application and my reputation at work, and came and asked me to be on his crew.  We then finally got to know each other and became friends (yup, I still thought he was cute).  He was going through a divorce and I was having horrible luck with men, so we talked and vented a lot to one another.  Well, one thing led to another (I'm sure your eyebrows are raised) and in January of 2005, he asked me out...Yup, that's right, I dated my boss!  So, there's the scandal!  (I got gasps and eyebrow raises from some of my family too)  It was only for a couple weeks, and of course we did the appropriate thing and I transferred to a different line.  Things moved pretty fast, kind of a whirlwind.  I moved in with him in July of 2005 (I know, more gasps and eyebrow raising), we were engaged in October 2005, married in April 2006, and I was pregnant by June 2006 (told you it was a whirlwind).  I guess you could say the rest is history (I still think he's pretty cute)...

There's a very interesting back story to all this, however.  Are you ready?  Here's the shocking surprise twist...

When I went home and told my parents about Blake, my mom told me to ask him who his parents were.  She said it would be really funny if his parents were Troy & Jerene Burbank because she dated a Troy Burbank in high school (just before she met my dad) and her and his ex-girlfriend, Jerene, who he later got back together with and married, didn't get along so well.  And Troy and my dad had a mild altercation somewhere along the line as well because Troy had pulled my mom over to talk to her one day (teenagers, seriously, so silly and immature).  So, I asked Blake who his parents are, he told me, and I said, "Oh have I got a story for you!"... Yup, that's right, my mom and Blake's dad dated in high school!  What are the odds!... The first time our parents all got together was definitely a bit awkward for all of them, but they were good sports about it.  Our dads get along great, no hard feelings, and they have a lot in common (men are kind of cool like that).  Our moms, well, I think there still may be a bit of tension even after all these years (yeah, women can be kind of funny like that)…

So, there you have it.  Fact really can be stranger than fiction (seriously, you can't make this stuff up).  It makes for an interesting story, and we don't get tired of telling it.

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  1. Mouth open!!! Now that was some Young and the Restless! LOL!!! Loved every bit of it! Funny how things turn out---you've inspired me to share my own soon! :-)

    1. I would love to feature it on my blog Shannon!!!!!

    2. LOL!!! Thank you so much, Shan!…you definitely need to share your story too! :)

  2. Isn't it funny how some path just keep crossing! Great story!

    1. Thank you!…I guess it was just meant to be! :)


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