Justin’s side – I met Kim while I was living in Phoenix, AZ. We had spoken before online, but had never met in person. One weekend I decided to visit her and meet her family in Thatcher which is about 3 hours east of Phoenix. I’ll never forget the first time I saw her; she was riding in the passenger seat of a car pulling up to the Circle K convenience store. Her sister Kristen, whom she brought for moral support/protection had driven her there to meet me so they could show me how to get to their place. We hit it off and soon I was going to visit almost every weekend. We’ve been best friends ever since and husband and wife for almost 8 years now.
My (Kim’s) side – First off, J and I are not like your average couple. I know there are other people out there, but not many, and I love these kinds of stories. Justin and I first met online when I was a senior in high school. We had talked back and forth all the time, and finally about a year after I graduated, he decided to come down and actually meet in person. He was living in Phoenix at the time, and I was still living in Thatcher while going to Eastern Arizona College (about 3 hrs away). We met at the Circle K convenience store there in Thatcher (which isn’t a circle K anymore). Kristen, my sister just younger than me, came along with me in the car. I sat in the passenger side, and when we saw him with both “oooooh-ed”. When we told him to follow us we were talking about how cute he was on the way home. When he came down he met my whole family, they all loved him, especially my niece Brooklyn. We hit it off pretty well and became best friends. He started coming down every weekend or every other weekend. I’d also go up there sometimes. I loved it when he came to visit. I always felt wanted and accepted. He has always been so kind, caring, and loving towards me. I had always hoped that we would end up together. When he asked me to marry him it was like a dream come true. We got married November 21, 2004 in Thatcher Arizona.