My blog URL may be a bit oddly named to many who visit for the first time. My original choice was "A Happy Heart", but I signed up before I was ready to really begin blogging and proceeded to forget my login information. I came up with my blog name SheCalledME from the following story:
Portland State Graduation - 1996 (don't laugh at the glasses!)
15 years ago on January 18, 1993 at late morning I phoned Craig, my husband. I met him in a singles branch in Vancouver, Wa after he had returned home from his mission in Washington DC. We talked several times at church and it was very refreshing to meet a guy who smiled, laughed, and had the cutest dimples - he, to me, seemed like a very content guy.
Proud owners of our new $900. Volvo - 1998 - Alexandria, VA
The reason for my call that morning was to ask him out on a date, it was clear that my "flirting" wasn't getting through to him! My opportunity to ask him out came when my recently returned missionary brother -who didn't drive - needed a ride to the movies to meet a girl and he wondered if we could do a double date. I immediately thought - here's my chance!On top of the world-Liechtenstein, 1999
A rare occassion - A work event - 1999
Apparently, Craig wasn't doing anything that day and his cool shock on the phone was clear, he was very surprised that I called and would meet me at the theatre. Aladdin had just come out and this was our movie of choice and a movie we see and hear in the car at least once a week.
Freezing in Bratislava, Slovakia 2000
For the benefit of the girls, we hold hands during the "magic carpet ride" and sing our parts as Aladdin and Jasmine for "A Whole New World". Although the girls seem to expect this now and will reach out to us and say "do you trust me daddy (or mommy)" It's quite cute!
Another work event- 2000
The "she" in the title refers to me -that called Craig, who would be the "me" in my blog title, which action in turn, created "us" six months later in the Portland, OR temple. It was just "us" for 10 years.
Loosing our hair at Stonehenge - 2002
We had a lot of time to get to know each other, to travel, and experience life both the good times and bad. I couldn't imagine my life without him and am grateful that I married a man that feels the exact same way about me.
Sealing Day June 26, 2003
Happy one phone call that started it all!