Tuesday, September 25

love stories: laura & radley

Are you ready? I don't think you are... because today is probably going to be everybody's favorite day on beauty and the feast because it's definitely mine! One of my favorite bloggers... ever... is here to share part of her love story which just happens to be my absolute favorite love story... ever... and part of the reason I started this little series to begin with.  I've been following her blog for years and never even kind of dreamed that I'd ever have the privilege of hosting her on my little blog. Meet Laura from Little Things and Curiosities and get ready for some beautiful words and heart melting story-telling about the guy who captured her heart (and let's be honest... all of ours' too) and how she just knew he was the one.


photo courtesy of cooper carras

You just know. That's what people always say about finding their other half — about knowing once and for all that they've met The One. You just know. And I understand what those people mean, because at some point in a relationship, you stop waiting for everything to become clear, to turn black and white. At some point, your questions are either answered or feel irrelevant or maybe you just stopped asking them because you decided that the gray area was sort of the point. The gray area, you realized, is everything.

I just know — and yet, there was also this one moment. This one sweet and simple, fleeting moment in which I realized Radley was It.

His face was scruffy and tanned that morning, slightly burnt, his days back then filled with bayside runs and sandy beach football and long, sunny motorcycle rides. He wore khaki cargo shorts and a green tee, the one I loved because it brought out the golden-green shade of his eyes.
It was early in the morning, a Sunday, and we were carrying hot coffees as we walked along the edge of Mission Bay. I wore cutoff denim shorts and a hooded sweatshirt and my hair was frizzy from the wind.

"The sky is cerulean," I said. "Cerulean. That's my favorite crayon."

And the way he looked at me — his head tilted sideways, eyebrows raised, a half-smirk — well, everything felt sure. He knew, and I knew, and the sky was the color of the brightest blue crayon.

{You can read about the beginning of their love story here.}

19 comments:

k8te said...

i love this story! so adorable... :)

Robyn said...

lovely

alongobucco said...

So sweet, I love these so much!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Allie said...

LOVE them!! They give me such hope!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

So sweet.. what an adorable couple! Headed over to check out her blog now :)

Alexa said...

Awww I love them. Such a sweet story.

Amanda Holland said...

Soooo freakin cute! I love their store and I hope we can all find our own Radley haha ;)

Elsha Bodily said...

I am literally speechless.....so amazing and inspiring and cute and about everything else in the world :)

Chelsea said...

Ahhh makes me feel soo gushy! Love it! I really do!

Laura Marie said...

Amanda, I hope you all do too! :)

Meg said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous. I love the pictures, and the sweet story. This post {and blog!} just made my day. I am definitely following :)

lifeatruestory4.blogspot.com

Louisa said...

Awh, that is so beautiful.

Alynne Leigh said...

Um. I'm in love.

Who knew that a crayon could do that to me.

-xx-
Alynne

www.designedtoloveblog.com

Megan said...

I've re-read this story over and over every day since it was posted. Those last few lines really get me.

Treasure Tromp said...

cuteness!!

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

I love this series. Stores like this give me goosebumps and remind me of my own little love story with my boyfriend :)

xx

Holly Foxen Wells

GlamourMash

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, so sweet! x

http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

Katie said...

This is so darn cute. What an adorable couple!

Kasey Lynne said...

Wow...this girl is a dang good writer! Her story is so sweet!