Saturday, February 13, 2010

Droppin' hints...

 I don't need much to make me happy for Valentine's Day. I love chocolates and have dropped enough hints this past week to have earned...oh, I'd the very very humongus box of chocolates!

I left hints everywhere...

On his truck

I left one at the haystack so that he would be sure to see it when he feeds the horses.

I left one for when he chops the wood for the day.

I left one for him to find when he goes on duty.

I left one for him to find when he gets a drink.

Takes a shower...

When he gets his socks...

And one that he is sure to find...on the remote in his TV room...

I just know he won't dissappoint me.

And just in case he did forget...I bought two! One for him and one for me!!! 

I thought I would share the sweet story of how I met this wonderful man. This knight in shining armor, this best friend I've ever had.

When I was fifteen, my family moved from Boise to this little small town that I call home now. My father had been raised here and my mother had been raised in an even teenier town a short distance away. So needless to say...there were a lot of relatives in town.

I was your typical fifteen year old girl and was always scouting out my new surroundings for BOYS. Everytime I would meet a boy in my new town, I would go home and tell my mother about him and more times than not, she would say, "oh honey, I'm so sorry but he's your cousin", (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) it didn't matter, he would be related. I was beginning to hate my existance in this new town, since one of the lastest boys I had met was a dreamy, ever so handsome boy that I had just been told was my 2nd cousin (again).
My older brother was dating a girl (not related, by the way) and they decided that they would take it upon themselves to help me meet the perfect boy, the man of my dreams. Her brother.
Without me knowing of their plans, they asked me if I would like to go with them for ice cream, and of course I did. We started driving a ways out of town (and in the opposite direction of any ice cream, that's for sure) and turned down a country lane that led to a large open alfalfa field. In the distance I could see a young man with a shovel changing water (irrigating the field (yeah, I didn't know either, I was a city girl)). When I asked my brother why we were out there, he gave me some lame excuse and then said that something was wrong with the car and everybody out. Well everyone got out, but then jumped back in the car and sped down the lane leaving me out there all alone standing in the field with only this guy in the distance.
Yep, that's right...the poor guy drives up
(he didn't know what was going on either) and askes if I needed help. By now I was catching on, and asked he if would give me a ride to town, because my brother was a loser.

 I have been riding in his car now for the past 39 years.
 He certainly turned out to be the man of my dreams.

Wishing you all a very chocolaty, flower filled, diamond studded Valentine's Day!!!


Deb said...

Love this sweet story June. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day xo

Anonymous said...

hahah funny posting of the eharts

Your story was lovely.I also lovee chocolates and roses.Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day with your Knight in Shining Armor.See I thought fairytales came true,;)

Natasha Burns said...

Oh June what a beautiful story! So, did it work out with your brother and your now sister-in-law?
Love the hints, they are way too cute. if he doesn't find them near the socks, on the windscreen or in the hay, he certainly can't miss them on the remote control!!

LiLi M. said...

I'll remember to this next year hehehe! What a sweet story, I always love romantic stories! Hope you have a lovely Valentine's day with your sweetheart! Warm wishes from afar, LiLi

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh June, I just loved this sweet story! So funny about all your cousins. BTW, I think 3rd cousin is legal, at least here in Missouri, LOL, maybe even 2nd. ha ha. How frustrating would all that be!? And the heart reminders everywhere, just the best! Great photos!
big hugs and Valentine wishes,

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Cute story and I wish you and the man of your dreams a lovely chocolately weekend!

Julie Marie said...

Oh June, what an adorable story!!! I love how you and your hubby met... and I love your little town, even though I have never been there that I know of (we travelled through Idaho alot on our way to Fort Lewis when I was little, so I am not sure???)... And I adore how you hung little hearts everywhere for him to see!!! I can sooo relate to the one on the badge!!! tee hee hee! I hope you get your humongous (sp?) box of chocolates! Happy Valentines Day! xoxo Julie Marie

Rosine said...

Hallo June, everywhere hearts, it's so wonderful!
Best wishes to you


OH June, If that isn't one of the best love stories I have ever been told! I love your so very suttle hints too....hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your knight!

Karen Valentine said...

June that has to be one of the most amazing "first meeting" love stories I have ever heard! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful and love filled day tomorrow!! He couldn't possible miss all those hints! Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

Thanks so much for your happy birthday wishes!

My Desert Cottage

Anonymous said...

Awww June a funny and very romantic way to meet your soulmate:) I met my hubby on a blind date my cousin and his sister arranged and then forced me to go. That was Dec 14th, 1991 and we've been together ever since. I hope to be as lucky as you and celebrate 39 years. BTW, the hearts sprinkled about your hubby's day is so darn cute and a great idea! I may have to try that next year, he he.

Rumour has it said...

Well, June, you´re a very clever woman!!
Why didn´t I get even the idea?? :D
Your story made me smile and yes, next year I´ll keep in mind to prepare some ´hints´ as well :)
Happy Valentine to you and your loved ones, best greetings,

Victoria said...

I love your blog! I just started blogging myself. Thank you for sharing such a sweet story:)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a lovely story, June. Destiny played it's part in your meeting, I think.
I;m sure that you will have the most wonderful day tomorrow.
I love the hints that you left, June XXXX

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, what a lovely post! Your heart is everywhere!
Have a wonderful valentines day!!!
Hugs, Yvonne

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I loved your story on how you meet your prince. Love how you still leave all your hearts for him, Happy Valentine's day. Jane

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

That is a very Romantic story.....and how sweet of you to leave little hearts for him to see :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I have to love you, June. You move to a small town, meet a guy in a field and marry him and live happily ever after. How easy was that?? I had to have my heart broken 89 times!!!!!! Just kidding. What a special story. It made me smile. Happy Valentine's Day to you and the love of your life! :-)


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Well I would say that hubby would not get the hint...but you put it where it counts...the remote....He probably finally saw it!

Karen said...

Now THAT was a great story! I would've killed your brother first - then kissed him and really made him sick!
How fun! Thanks for sharing that. And I LOVE your heart ornaments! (Why can't I find any of those anywhere?)
Happy Valentines Day!
Some days are diamonds

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Well, your brother was certainly not a loser after he coordinated your match made in heaven!!!! I hope you still thank him everyday!!! ;)
Cute CUTE story June. And you are so cute leaving hearts for him are such a sweetheart...literally!!!!
Have a good one and I hope he brings you a box of chocolates, although you do qualify for any added Valentine bonus too!!!!
*wink wink
everything vintage

Diane said...

There's no way he could miss some of those "subtle" hints.

And your story of how you "met" is a great one. I bet is some ways you just dearly love your brother for it but at the time you could have easily killed him.

Carole said...

Match made in the farmers field! How perfect. They must have known you were meant to be together.
Thank you for letting us get to know you even better.
Happy Valentines Day!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

What a sweet love story.
I guarantee he will find that hint on the remote control! LOL

Happy Valentines Day Sweet Bloggin Friend.


Connie said...

What a sweet story but if someone had left me out in the fields I would have shot them when I found them, sweetpea! LOL I would have been scared to death. Yeah, I know what you mean about being related. All Mormons around here are related. We're the only ones in Idaho without kin in th' state!

DustyLu said...

Beautiful story ! I love it and your touches were perfect. He will get those chocolate! ~lulu

A Fanciful Life said...

Oh, June... I just love your post today. First, how clever you are with the hearts everywhere. But your story of how you met is wonderful. I love hearing about people's lives and this was certainly a really sweet story. So glad for you...

Happy Valentine's Day with your sweetie!
Sharon :-)

The Feathered Nest said...

Awww June...this is the sweetest love story!!!! And how wonderful that he didn't turn out to be your cousin too! I hope you both have a great Valentine's Day together ~ sending you love and hugs, Dawn

Barbara Jean said...

That is just the sweetest story ever!!

And I love how you left him hearts all over to remind him of the special day tomorrow.

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Patina said...

What a sweet love story! I love your little hints, I'm sure after 39 years he got the hint. Wishing you a large box of chocolates this Valentines Day.

Pat@deepintheheart said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet story...I'm sure after 39 years, you will get your chocolate! (I've also been married to my high school sweetheart for 39 years. There are not many of us out there.)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

June, your meeting story was a lovely cherry atop the Sunday of this had me with all the charming reminder pictures!! :)

Robin said...

such a sweet story! I also just LOVE all the little hints you left so cute!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

So glad you shared your special 'Love Story'. Enjoy your Valentine's Day filled with love....and chocolate!


A Southern Rose said...

What a sweet love story. It made me smile.

Happy Valentines Day!

Lee Laurie

Sandi said...

June you are too cute!! Love those little heart reminders! We certainly have enough chocolate in this house so I can send you some if you don't get any (but I am sure you will) HAPPY HEART DAY!!

Robin Thomas said...

I love this post June. Love it. It makes me happy. He is still shoveling, huh? Enjoy your chocolates...

Unknown said...

love your your eye for beauty...LOVED your "love Story!" As always...thanks for sharing a piece of your heart with us! happy valentine's day! fondly, ~*~*~*~michelle~*~*~*~

Faded Charm said...

Very clever indeed. I love your story about how you met your husband. It's like something you would read in a book.

Enjoy your Valentine's Day.


Cottage Rose said...

Hello June; OH what a beautiful love story... my favorite so far,, besides my; love all the Red Hearts hope he gets the hint,,all though I am sure he will not let you down.... Happy Valentine's Day

Alice W. said...

Such a fun story June of how you met! Your love is very inspiring ;) Happy Valentine's day!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

What a romantic story of how you met your husband ~ that is so lovely.
Happy Valentines Day and I hope that you get to enjoy lots of chocolates and I love the hearts you have left for your Special Man!


Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with a little hint or two, or eight lol. What a lovely story...happy heart day to you both!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It's me again !!!!
I just wanted to thank you for your comment on my post for Renee's birthday. Often, people don't comment on those sort of posts so, many thanks for your support June.
Enjoy Sunday. We are going with family and friends to The Royal Albery Hall to see The Cirque du Soleil. XXXX

Tara said...

What a great story! It made for good blog fodder too, I bet you didn't think of that when it was happening all those years ago-hee hee! I love the little hearts you left all over for your sweetie, what a very loving and creative idea. Your pictures were gorgeous too! Happy Valentine's Day June and have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet story! Surely your guy will take all of those pretty hints that you left him everywhere and present you with the perfect gift. You certainly deserve it.

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June. What a lovely story about THE man in your life. And you made me giggle with all your hearts in the house to have someone notice them. We don't celebrate Valentine here. Some younger ones do I believe but not us oldies. LOL But I love reading all the stories and looking at all the hearts and sweets. Happy Valentine dear June and enjoy your chocolates.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Valentines Day...wonderful real story. The heart photos are so good.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Love Story!!
Wishing You a Wonderful Valentine's Day!





Lisa said...

Okay June, that is THE most romantic post I've EVER read. I mean it. First of all to put those hearts all over the place for him to find. Now that's love. Then your sweet story. I'll bet your children love to hear it over & over again when they were small. That was mean & sneaky of your brother, but it worked! Happy V Day to you & your sweetie. Lisa

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You are lucky to have such a smart, wonderful, MEAN brother. I loved this post, all of it, so cute and that last picture... now I am on the hunt of some heart ornaments...

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I got so caught up in your post, I forgot to thank you for my hug yesterday...smiles

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Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Oh June, You are so cute, leaving the hearts for your sweetheart as hints! I'm sure he chuckled every time he found one.
What a sweet love story! I think your brother is just awesome!
Have a wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day!!!

Jane said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I loved reading the story about meeting your husband.

koralee said...

Such a sweet post!!!!!! Love you idea. Sending you some love today. xoxoxo

Claudia said...

That is the sweetest story! I'm sure at the time you wanted to smack your brother, but he was an angel in disguise. I love the hearts you have left everywhere. Happy Valentine's Day!

Laura said...

Dearest June-

This is such an amazing post. I love your blog so much.

You need to record this story about how you met. It is wonderful-


Cherrie said...

What a great story you have to tell to all your future relatives! Happy Valentine's Day!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh June that is a wonderful story! How sweet! I am chuckling at all of the hearts you have left hubby-you are very creative in your hints! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Blessings for lots and lots of chocolate!


Regina said...

What wonder wonder wonderful stories !!!! Love them both !

Should have hung some hearts around for my love - he really forgot this special day (and is so disappointed about himself, my dear love).

Guess he will bring some lovely gift later the day.

Dearest greetings from the Cologne Karneval in Germany


Pondside said...

What a sweet story - I love 'how we met' stories! I'm sure your brother reminds you of how much you owe him!

sweetpea said...

Happy Valentine's Day June! Thanks for sharing that story. He is very lucky as well. Did he get the hints?



Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your just too much, what a darling you are with the heart thing.... I do hope he got the hint.

OMGosh June, This is the funniest and soo darn cute of a story I have ever heard. The more I read about you the more I think how special you are. You are a SWEET NUT *

Love & Hugs-

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, that's lovely, the hints and the story. And, I believe it is the only documented instance of a brother being right. :)

Julie said...

Hi June,
Thank you so much for sharing how you meet the man of your dreams!!!
I hope you have the WONDERFUL of Valentine's Day EVER!!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Valentine's sweet June! Now this is a true story of sheer romance ... I love it!

I'll share my See's with you ... oops! there is only one left ... you may have it!

May love continue to ride down those country dirt roads forever ...

G'morn, sweet friend ~ just popping in to wish you & your family a loving & beautiful Valentine's Day in love ...

Hugs of love,

kelli said...

Oh June, what a perfect story on Valentine's Day. I love it!

And no, I wouldn't mind in the least (about the paper idea)


One Shabby Old House said...

That is the cutest story and the way you dropped hints here and there was precious.
We all are wishing were a fly on the window of that car. :)
Happy Valentine's Day

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I loved the story of how you and your hubby met! I am positive he is a wonderful man because he has such a great lady behind him!! Good thinking to go ahead and get those box of chocolates, too! I hope your day has been the sweetest and happiest ever! Vicki

Andrea said...

What a wonderful story,thank you for sharing. A Valentines wish to you from a little village not far from the sea on the south coast of England x x x

Lori said...

June, that is the most beautiful story!!! oh, i just love sweet and romantic...a perfect tale for valentines day...i hope you are enjoying your chocolates:)

Ann Marie said...

I love your hints! ha-ha..
He is a lucky man to have you! I tell you.. you are quite the woman!

I like your story! I always love to hear a good love story. :)
I too wanted to date a 2nd cousin of mine. It doesn't help to have a very commen last name.. :)

I hope your Valentines was everything you wished for!!

Lovey said...


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha! This story left a big smile on my face. What a romantic story! I'm sure you don't think your brother is a loser anymore. :) Love all your little Valentine reminders in all the important places. Hope you had a beautiful day. Blessings, Tammy

Val said...

What a lovely romance! May be you could write a successful story!you are talented to tell us about your life!

Barbara said...

June...that was such a lovely post. First you had me laughing at the hearts all over the place and then you had me crying at your discovery in an alfafa field! What a lovely romance!
Hope you two had a wonderful day!

Unknown said...

what a great idea! I'm sure he smiled everytimes he saw one......
what a wonderful romantic..

Regina said...

Hello June,

thank you for your so lovely comment on my blog and becoming a reader of it. Inspired me to (try to) translate my entries in English.

You are absolutely right: It is good to get to know different cultures and learn more about each other.

I feel blessed to know such a warm and wonderful person like you!

Dearest greetings from Cologne


Paris Rags Romance said...

You are so funny ! You funny Valentine lol That was so cute! Hugs, Kimberly

Anne Lorys said...

You sure are subtle! ;-)

What a sweet story!


Unknown said...

Ha! You're too cute June!! I hope you did in fact get a humungous box of chocolates!!! Thanks for sharing your sweet love story :)

Hugs ~

:) T

carole said...

Hi June:
I have tears in my eyes from your love story!!!
How warmly tender and touching.
What a wonderful life you 2 have!!!
Happy hearts day especially to Landon!!! Angels smiling : )
Much peace

a Bohemian Market said...

Hi June:
I have tears in my eyes from your love story!!!
How warmly tender and touching.
What a wonderful life you 2 have!!!
Happy hearts day especially to Landon!!! Angels smiling : )
Much peace
I messed up and signed in incorrectly so this is the correct blog : )

Caroline said...

What a great love story June. I too first met my husband when I was 15. Although we didn't hook up until I was 21 because he was 11 years older!

Unknown said...

June, thank you so much for sharing this darling love story with us!! HOW SWEET can you get?? Love this! I bet you were thanking your brother in the end, lol! Love you darling red heart hints too! I sure hope you got your second box of chocolates!! YUM!!
Big Hugs,

Rita said...

Awww dear June,
I'v so much enjoyed reading your post. all those cute hearts scattered everywhere for your DH to see them... I'll do the same next year and hopefully I'll get my huge box of chocolates (BTW I'm a chocolate addict LOL).
Loved reading how your lifelong romance started: sooooooo romantic.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a darling post! I love it! You have the cutest sense of humor;)!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi your story! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who left lots of hints around!

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Oh my I'm 91st in line!!

This is such a sweet story June and I absolutely LOVE the fun way you reminded your dear hubby - wonderful!!

I hope you had a very romantic Valentine's Day ... you may like the poem I posted on Sunday which I named simply 'valentine' a Shakespeare sonnet in praise of the longevity of love!!

Jeanne x

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Such a beautiful story and I'm so glad for y'all it worked and is still working. Have a wonderful week.


Ana said...

Awwwww! How very Darla from the Little Rascals would say. I guess you and I are forever in debt to our siblings for "hooking us up" with the men of our dreams. Hee, hee, hee! Love your story. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you had a fantabulous Valentine's Day.

Much love to you,

CIELO said...

So cute! ;)


Monica said...

How sweet, June! Loved to read about the beginnings of your love story! And the hints... what fun!Hope you had TONS of chocolates!;)

Rebecca Nelson said... are hysterical. I wish to be so bold and yet so subtle!


Love to you~


Unknown said...

Mom your so sweet! I wonder what dad was thinking finding all of those hearts. He probably thought it was a new way for decorating and is just "going with it" because it makes sense to you!
What a guy.

Love you both.


Winchester Manor said...

Oh June I just loved this post! First of all, your hint dropping is classic and I will have to remember that tactic.

I just love the story of how you met your Prince Charming and I got a good giggle to your mom's reply everytime you came home gushing about a boy!

Love and hugs,

GwendolynKay said...

So wonderfully romantic. I hope you got your chocolates after all the hints you dropped.

Secondhandrose said...

A red heart "hint" looks good just about anywhere doesn't it? What a great meeting story. Come for a visit.


Stacey said...

I love your little hints that you left around the house. What a sweet, sweet idea. But then your story of how you met your husband just melted my own heart!!! However, I laughed when you said how they got back into the car and left you there. I said, they didn't just leave her there???

Maybe you said and I missed it but did you and your brother marry siblings?

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Junie....

That's just the sweetest story ever.....You OWE your brother! By the way, did he marry the girl?


maría cecilia said...

what a super lovely story my dear!!!