I never thought I was the kind of girl to fall in love. But this kid right here proved me wrong. The first night we kissed he told me his life goal was to make me feel beautiful and he’s been trying ever since and some days, I believe him. The day he asked me out he was so nervous and I was so excited we didn’t even really finish the question and answer process of it. “Can I like.. Call you my girlfriend?” “Yeah..” “Like, I’ll be your boyfriend too… If that’s okay…?” “Yes!” Was how I remember it.. Then the first time he told me he loved me, we were carrying a cooler to a beach and he just said it and backtracked and said he said something else and it didn’t count and I was so confused so I just went with it.. The first actual time he told me was we were playing a drinking game and I finished my drink and started his on my turn and he told everyone at the party, guys.. My girlfriend is awesome! And blurted out I love you! And was like uh.. And I wouldn’t let him take it back. Ever since we first met back in December of 2011, I still get butterflies when I hear his name, I still have a school girl crush, and my love has only grown immensely. A year is a small increment of time when you’re comparing it to forever. But it’s a beginning and every love story starts somewhere. I couldn’t imagine spending the past year with anyone else. Ryan is amazing in every way imaginable and I love him more than I ever thought was possible.