Monday, October 20, 2008

Our beginning...continued

Brandon and I hung out as friends for quite some time. We cut a lot of classes together and went to a friends house and played basketball, jumped on the tramp, or talked. We tried a date a few times but plans fell through...we had fun just being together and hanging out was free. He had a great group of friends (Adam, Jason G., Trale, Joey, Jason A., Kenny) that were so gracious to accept a girl in their circle. I mostly preferred to be with boys because girls were so shallow, catty, and jealous at this point. I remained drama free when I was with boys, just had to put up with the teasing and fowl manners, no problem! The girl-free days didn't last long because I met Autumn, Joey's younger sister, and she and I hit it off. I never regret a day in my life that she has been a part of it, I love her with all my heart. To this day I consider her to be one of the best friends I've ever had.

I had a non-exclusive dating rule, which Brandon who only ever dated exclusively hated. I didn't date just one person, although I preferred to be with him. He had to book me in advance sometimes and there was one incident where I overbooked. This was memorable for me because I had to call him and break our date (for the record I didn't want to do, but it was the right thing to do) because I had already promised a second date with someone else. He was infuriated, hurt and confused. I felt torn but I went on my date and had a horrible time...he tried to kiss me and I cut the good night short. The next time I talked to Brandon he told me he and Adam (his cousin who he lived with) went on a double date. He took a girl from his ward who had a huge crush on him and he knew it would make me jealous. It worked, and I never broke another date with him again!

So, obviously we continued to date and we added a few friends to our very tight knit circle (Joel-home from a mish & Caleb) and had the time of our lives! We continued to date through Brandon's senior year at Woods Cross High. I had a scary date with a return missionary who after the second date was ready to propose and I decided that I didn't want to date any one else. When Brandon and I were together again we were driving towards his house in North Salt Lake and passing the temple I told him what I had decided. He about drove off the road but couldn't stop grinning. I don't know for sure but I think this was the push for him to start his plans for a proposal.


The2goldylocksand3bears said...

Oh Pu your so sweet I feel the same way. I miss you so much. I think about those carfree days quite often. I remeber that dance with you in the red dress! I still have a home movie of us that night!! I shared it with Jeffs family a couple years ago it's humerous that my boyfriend of how long is now my brother in-law. Life sure is funny. I know your birthday is right around here i'm thinking the 20th but not sure. Whenever it is I hope you have a great day. I'm turning 30 this year so you've got to be pushing 40!! J/k you look exactly the same as you did in high school. Love ya ~ Bob :)

kener4 said...

Awww, that is So sweet!
I can't wait to hear about the proposal and the wedding!
I love these pictures-you haven't changed a bit. Still so young and beautiful!
Post soon, I can't stand the suspense!!! ;)

leesa said...

Hi Pualani! I don't know if you remember us, Jason and Leesa Attebury. Jason found your blog, he's like hey remember these guys? Of course I did, how could we forget you? It's so cool how you can find people through the blogging world! Wow your kids are so grown up!
Our Kids are: Madison age 9 Bailey age 6, Cameron age 3 and Connor age 1. We would love to hear from you! Leave us a note on our blog. Hope to hear form you soon!
The Attebury's

The Delgado's™ said...

Hooray Yay! I found your blog!! I'm soo excited you have one now! I love it!! Awesome, so now you have to keep in touch more often!