They were just talking. Just friends. That was all. She never expected there to be anything more, until one day, there was. As they sat on the couch and discussed their future, Becky realized that she wanted to be with Michael more than anything in the world. A friendship turned into a relationship, and their future together unfolded.
She was just looking. Just browsing the websites, seeing what was available. That was all. She never expected the little red house with the Hobbit door to appear. But one day, it did. And as she walked through the house, she could see her and Michael’s future in the bright little house- from cookouts in the backyard, to sitting on the front stoop, to baking cookies in the kitchen and having Lord of the Rings movie nights.
The offer was made, the keys were passed, and a home was created. Walls started to be painted and furniture was bought, but before all the chaos began of moving in, Becky wanted to celebrate the fleeting moments of two best friends and partners embarking on the adventure of buying a first house, and creating a home and life together. Becky and Michael, I am so thankful that I was able to document this amazing experience for you, and I wish you all the best as you make your Hobbit house your home. Congratulations, and lots of love- M
He sat at my bar rail one night, telling me about the girl that he was talking to. He was hanging out with Brandon, my boyfriend (now husband) at the time. He talked about where she lived, what she did, how old she was. “But she’s still no Kelsey,” he said to Brandon. “Who’s Kelsey?” I asked. I hadn’t known Tyler very long, but something about the way he said her name and the way eyes lit up when he said her name had me curious.
She was the love of his life. The high school sweetheart that got away. He let her go because basically, he was dumb and in high school (his words, not mine). But as he talked about her jokes, their phone calls as “friends” and the countless hours they spent together at horse shows, I knew that their story wasn’t done.
“I’m still secretly in love with her.” he said. “Everyone I date, everyone I talk to..it’s not the same. They’re not HER.”
That was two years and two months ago. After living hundreds of miles a part, and surviving on Skype dates and phone calls for weeks at a time, they just celebrated their two year anniversary. They have two lovely dogs and just got a set of keys to a little house in a small town. Their horizon is glowing and Brandon and I are so blessed to call them best friends and brunch buddies. Kelsey and Tyler, we can’t wait for what’s to come 😉 xoxo- M+B