Remember When is a story-telling series that shares a “favorite memory” of each married couple featured in its pages. As humans, we believe that we desire connection, relating to others, hearing their stories, being encouraged, and celebrating the small moments in life that are simple, positive, and joyful.
So, Kiley and Angela, what is your favorite memory together?
Kiley and I will have officially been married for two years this May and together 10 years this July, so we have plenty of memories (and it’s honestly quite hard to choose just one)! We actually were friends (and neighbors across the apartment hall) before we started dating. The summer of 2007 was by far one of the most fun and memorable summers yet … and I think one of my top overall memories of our relationship thus far. I had two part-time jobs, Kiley worked full-time 3rd shift, and since all of our roommates left during the summer, we started to hang out more often.
I told Kiley that spring, while playing together on an intramural softball league, that growing up I would beg my dad to let me play tennis but unfortunately, living in a small town, we really didn’t have that option. Kiley made it is his goal to actually teach me how to play. Almost every day, around 11am, we would drive around our college town of La Crosse, windows down, eating sunflower seeds, listening to 90s rap music, and finding an available court to play tennis on until I had to go into work in the afternoon. We filled our time off with being outside and playing tennis, softball, or bags. We became so close and loved spending time together … in turn, he finally asked me on an official date in July.
The best part for me was, after the fact, realizing how much he really did like me. He literally worked from 10pm – 6am (sometimes more), went home to sleep for a few hours, set his alarm to wake up around 10:30am … all just to teach me how to play tennis. Neither of us will ever forget that summer — it was easy, we had no worries, and we both just simply embraced those carefree months 😉
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