Monday, August 22, 2011

Introduction of my Dave...

I didn’t even realize I had not done a formal introduction of my Dave. Thanks to Malea for making me aware of it! Here’s a little history first of how we met.

Dave and I met a few years ago of all places in our single’s ward. Crazy, eh? I heard him speak in church one Sunday, and as he was introducing himself he said that he was a Math teacher at UVU. For those of you that know my history with Math, you will undoubtedly understand why I decided to write him off – even though he was a nice looking guy who appeared to be very normal. How could I possibly get along with a Math teacher, right? Well, within a few months I began going to get-togethers, and he was usually there. A friend of mine was interested in him, so I just kept my distance anyway. I mean, how could we possibly have anything in common?

A while later, we happened to find ourselves on the same cruise to Mexico. It was an LDS Singles cruise. I’ll tell you this; I wasn’t all excited to be there – since I had been recently disenchanted by a short relationship. Dating someone new was the absolute last thing on my mind. While on the cruise we spent a lot of time with Dave on the boat and on shore excursions. I thought he was a nice guy. He was always kind and considerate of everyone. I didn’t think much more than that, but I did take notice that he looked at me a little more than others. However, I wasn’t going to even let myself play that scenario out in my mind. Oh, one thing I did forget to mention – I noticed that he had a very nice build, which never hurts!

We all had a great time on the cruise, and upon returning home, I began to realize that I missed not seeing Dave. It was so nice having him around. He was such a calming presence (and still is).

Without boring you with the little details, Dave asked me out about a month later, and the rest, well, it’s history. We’ve been dating for 15 months now, and things are great!

Dave is originally from California. He moved to UT the same year my family moved from Hawaii. He is the 3rd of 5 kids. He got his under grad at BYU, then his masters at the University of Houston. He is a full-time Math teacher at UVU. He’s a very active guy. He loves the sun and continually shames me with his tan skin. He is handsome, kind, good-natured, intelligent, funny, sensitive, logical, and he gets along with pretty much everyone he meets fabulously. What I love about Dave the most is that I can just be myself with him. On any given night, you can find us watching the O’Reilly Factor and eating Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff or a good steak. We’re fairly easy going.

Yep, I love this man.

You may leave this introduction asking, “When are you getting married?”

I only have this to say…

Someday :)

You’ll find it all here!

7 comments:

Team O'Connor said...

Well I'm glad you introduced him because I was definitely wondering :) I'm glad you have such a great guy to spend your time with. Nothing beats it :) I hope you have tons of more fun together. You should have some fun in Germany visiting me!

Caitilin said...

Your Dave is pretty rad.

Erin said...

Carrie, I am totally down with a visit to Germany! When will you be there, and for how long?

Eh said...

(smiling) Lovely intro...and I loved it even more in person. I like Dave and haven't even met him yet. Ha. Still I say he is one blessed dude to have you like him so much. (wink)
~jenny

Malea said...

Well Holy Bob Saget! Me thinks I'm in love with him, too!!!! My favorite was, "nice looking guy who appeared to be very normal". I'm happy for you both! Looking forward to when I can meet him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jordanhorrocks@gmail.com said...

I completely agree with your assessment of Dave... sorry to stalk you blog. Just found out you were engaged. Congrats. Dave was one of the best roommates I had (in Houston) and was nice to everyone he came in contact with--- and we had some epic tennis, ultimate frisbee, softball, football, and soccer times! That is awesome!

Riley and Breanne said...

I loved reading this! He sounds pretty amazing!