Thursday, April 8, 2010

How To Stay In Love [#1]

My hometown of Flagstaff does something called "Mormon Prom" for the 16+ kids as an alternative to the "dirty dancing" craze that has recently swept the nation. It's a classy night in a good atmosphere. My little bro is 16 now, and has a cute little lady all his own. [weird, yes because I'm used to the J.T. that played with rescue heroes and ran naked through the house after his bath. but she's a total doll! One of those girls every mom wishes her son would be interested in.] 

They've been "together" for 6 months now, and on the 6 month mark, J.T. put this little ditty together to ask her to Mormon Prom.

As I understand it, J.T. wore a jacket over this shirt all day until choir, which I think they have together. Cue the roses, sharpie in the oversized bag and a cute note from my stud of a brother.

With 3 older sisters, chances are he's got some good resources for spoiling a girl! Now, all of you ladies who are sitting there wishing your man would do something like this for you, remember there is no reason you can't spoil (and probably slightly embarrass) your man just the same. Plan a fun date (or night in) and put a little effort into asking him on a good old-fashioned date. A candy bar and a note in his lunch/wallet/car will make a pretty big difference in his day. Who knows, he might just reciprocate sometime.

Then, you can make out like teenagers. Because being a teenager, sometimes, really isn't all bad!

Note: if you're interested in some pretty sa-weet ways to ask him out-you've got to read this post.

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  1. Aw-I didn't know the whole story. We do like the Amanda. And the J.T.

  2. Well my bad for not posting them for you Kristin. sorry... But the story goes kinda like this............

    Woke up earlyish (6:15 AM)

    Drove to school with roses

    Placed Roses and Poem on her seat and Sharpie inside "cute" bag

    Entire jazz choir(made up of all HS girls) was there early rehearsing and got their awwws out

    Amanda has 1st hour choir I have 2nd hour choir

    I avoid her between 1st and 2nd hours

    She writes I <3 U JT on the chalkboard (sorry couldn't get a pic of that...)

    She finds me after 2nd hour at lunch with the roses despite attempts to evade her

    She has to go out to her car so i go with her

    once we walk out the door i ask her if she has the sharpie

    she didn't i told her she should go get it

    i hide behind a wall and take off my jacket and wait...

    she appears sharpie in hand and checks yes

    happy day for everyone!:)

  3. and i actually looked at that ask a girl to a dance link before i called you for help.. hahaha

  4. I love this post... You are completely right. Instead of sitting back wondering why my husband hasn't done a big gesture in a while, the better thing to do is ask myself the last time I was responsible for a big fun gesture of love. I was totally inspired. I couldn't sleep which is why I was reading your blog at 6 am and I realized while everyone was sleeping I could do something fun. I filled the tub with Kaylee's toy fish and wrote "of all the fish in the sea I chose you" on the wall. :)

  5. o JT you're wonderful! :) I like the chalkboard bit.

  6. aw Stacey that's awesome! :) I love love. :) How'd he like it?