Monday, March 14, 2011

The Zach and Sarah story

During my giveaway the following question was asked!

Stephanie asked: What is the story behind you and your sweet hubby? How did y'all meet, start dating, get engaged, etc?! Emily asked: how did you and Zach meet?
AubreyLaine: How did you & your husband meet?

So here we go! I’ve been friends with Sandy since seventh grade. In 2005, my last semester of college, she started hanging out with (her now husband) Adam and his roommate, Zach. One night they were going to dinner and Sandy invited me and Natalie along. We met for the first time in March of 2005. It was NOT love at first sight, or even second, third, etc. Not that we had anything against each other, but as we all began to hang out over the next couple of months, Zach and I did not seem to get along very well at all. We always seemed to be arguing about something. When we would all hang out, we would pick at each other and I will honestly say that never once did it cross my mind at that point that we would ever be anything more. I can also honestly say that neither one of us really seemed to like the other all that much. I was getting ready to graduate and move away and I really thought that would be the end of it.

After graduating, I got a job and moved about an hour away. Over the summer one night, I was bored and decided to log on to AIM (remember that?!). Zach was at home for the summer and happened to be online and he IM’ed me. I thought it was a little weird just considering our past, but we chatted that night. And then I think we chatted again another time a few weeks later. During this time, I had been talking with another guy and thought things were moving toward something but they just never really materialized. The guy ended up being a jerk and I was way better off, even though I was hurt by it all. By the end of summer, we were talking a little more but it was all fairly innocent. There was a little flirting going on but nothing much. I mentioned to Sandy at one point that I wondered if he liked me. She did a little digging and found out that he was interested in me. I was slightly hesitant just because of what I’d just gone through but thankfully kept an open mind.

During that fall, I started a managerial MBA program at the U of A where we had class one Saturday a month and assignments in between. On the first Saturday class, Natalie and I headed up the night before to stay at Sandy’s so we didn’t have to get up so early. At this point I knew Zach liked me but I wasn’t sure how I felt since we hadn’t gotten along so well earlier in the year. We all planned on having dinner and as it turned out, that afternoon, Zach just randomly lost his voice. He seriously couldn’t talk! Kinda funny! :)

He and I started talking a little more and a couple of weekends later, Zach, Adam and Sandy all came down to my house for the weekend. Zach and I stayed up ALL night talking. Seriously. All night. We sat out on the deck and watched the sun rise. And we were together from that point on.

Six months to that day later, he proposed. Before arriving at my house to pick me up, he stopped at my parent’s house and asked my parents’ blessing. We went to a nice dinner and while we were gone, he enlisted the help of my best friend to decorate my house. There were roses scattered all over, candlelight, other various wedding themed decorations and letters that spelled my new initials. We got back to the house and he proposed. It was perfect and beautiful and one of the happiest nights of my life!

engagement We were married 8 months later and I could not be luckier! I’m married to my best friend and I love doing life with him. We are the perfect match for each other and it’s so funny how life turned out for us based on the start we had.


If you are single and still waiting, let this be an encouragement to you – you never know if someone you have already met might be the one. We are proof positive that you cannot judge a book by its cover and that appearances can be deceiving! When we first met, I never would have imagined us married. But we are, and I’m so thankful he is the one God made for me!

“I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.”

Song of Solomon 6:3


  1. I love this story! When you were telling me this story last week I didn't realize that Sandy and Adam were married now too. How neat!!! Love you guys!

  2. What a sweet beginning! And, what an encouragement you are to others who may be waiting for their Mr. Right :)

  3. what a great story!!! its funny how the person you are looking for is found in the one you'd least expect :) I wasn't into J when we first met either --- so glad we took another look :)

  4. What a cool story! I never knew how you guys met, so I loved getting to read this! Y'all really are perfect for each other and such a great example to Stephen and you, Sis!


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