Started with a POP!

For the longest time I have been stalling on getting this blog started, as I didn’t know where to begin.  Then it hit me start from the beginning!

Jackson and I met back in 2001, taking it back y’all. Picture a perky sixteen year old girl, who just got her drivers permit, walking into In- N -Out Burger {INO}. Looking to have the best day ever, get her permit and a job. In cork platforms, off shoulder white shirt, tight pants and a loose hip belt.

{ I just threw those shoes away last week! They finally broke, very sad day. One of my all time favorite pairs. } Okay back to the story…

I walked right up to the counter all bubbly “Hi, I’d like to speak to the manager and turn in my application”. And out of the corner of my eye I see this super cute boy, working the board. {where they assemble burgers} Our eyes met and I shied away. Then I hear this, POP. POP. Look over and see him slapping these bags on his leg. Now for my fellow friends who have worked at INO, we call{ed} it “popping the bags”. Made them open nicely, etc.. Anyway, come to find out popping them that loud is more of an attention thing. Think of it like a Lion struttin his stuff. haha.

Fast forward few weeks.. I got hired.

{I found out about a year later, I got hired on a bet. The manager at the time was Jacksons brother in law. He said he would only hire me if Jackson asked me out! }

It took him about four to five months before he worked up the courage to ask me out. And the way he did it was so cute. Remember that permit I told you I got, well I still couldn’t drive alone. So after a work meeting I was calling my mom to pick me up. Before I hung up, in walked Jackson who yelled across the back room “need a ride? I can give you a ride” .


I took the ride and to this day we are still going on a ride. It has been filled with highs and lows,  blessings and struggles. But we never run out of gas.  No matter what you and your partner go through, never run out of gas.



{Our engagement shoot 2004}                                       {Family session 2017}



2 thoughts on “Started with a POP!”

  1. So excited to follow your crazy ride! You & Jackson are the cutest couple & I just love seeing how you have one another’s backs! Blessed for sure!

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