3.13.2014

in a new york minute....

hideous pic, i know.... but you  need to understand the size reference


everything has changed.
everything.
game changer.
literally.

this man.
oh, i don't even know where to begin...

i will say that we have a pretty adorable story including the fact that he called me "melissa" (not adorable) on our first date in utah and weren't even into each other..... we call that "melissa's first date."
"natalie's first date" was in nyc and i have not slept more than an hour since that night.
we have too much to cover. we are lost in a cocoon and i never want to emerge.

in typical MiM fashion, i'm going to keep this dreamy man (i suppose we'll call him THE COACH) to myself.
he's quite public in his professional life but fiercely private about his personal life and i'd like to keep it that way-- for the record, he gave me his blessing to write about us, but i want him all for myself, thank you very much.  it's funny, neither one of us knew much about the other professionally... which is amazing. i fell in love with his core. so much goodness there.

oh and he's tall (6'8" vs. 5'3")! and hilarious! and smart! and well read! and kind! and interesting! and gentle! and confident! and strong! and capable! and just... i don't know... earth shaking and peaceful all at once.

this one feels different, friends.
it does.

i'm in trouble.

21 comments:

Emily DeBry said...

I love this. Thank you for sharing I love your blog

Paige said...

And how does he dress??

heidi and tom said...

MFEO

Shelby said...

OMG...b-ball playa at its finest! Sounds fun and exciting!

Reid Lambert said...

Thanks for clearing that up. He was alternatively listed at anything from 6'7" to 6'9" back in the day.

Emily said...

Alright, I'm com'n out of the closet as a faithful MIM blog reader. Is this kid from centerville? Pretty sure I spent my junior and senior year cheer'n him into the state championship. Good for you! Gooooo Vikings! I mean jazz!

carly said...

Exciting times!!

Sara said...

I only know you through this blog but I am beyond thrilled for you. I cried when I read your post because you deserve it all, everything good and wonderful, and I'm so glad you are happy!

Fistylist said...

That's how I felt when I met my husband...enjoy every single sleep deprived second!

Natty said...

Congrats on your trouble! How exciting for you! Best of luck with the coach!

andrea said...

Trouble is good. Very good. Happy for you.

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Katie Elizabeth Hawkes said...

ohhh this puts warm fuzzies in my veins. After watching your heartache the last few months, it seriously fills me with hope (that I really needed) that lightning does, in fact, still strike, and good things do come around again :) Thanks for sharing this.

Shawnee said...

Love, love, love this!

onehm said...

So happy for you! My husbands parents are 6'7" and 5'2" and they are a great couple!! Glad you are enjoying new love!

Lexi and Robert said...

There is nothing better than the love bubble! So happy you have found someone who makes your heart soar!

Jacob Phelps said...

it's hard to beat a tall man, I tell you. Granted, i'm 6'3'' so that makes being taller a tad difficult!

So happy for you and "The Coach" - have fun!

Kika VilaNova said...

yes!!! this is awesome!!

Annie said...

What are you talking about, that's a DARLING pic! The height difference makes you both look that much more endearing and I wouldn't mind being with a tall guy as well.

We're alls o happy for you! It sounds like it's so right, and isn't that what we all deserve, dang it :)?

Ann said...

So very excited! I love romance. Happy sigh for.you two!

Ann Mitchell said...

Looking forward to lunch with the coaches later today. Hope he's there!