Sunday, January 11, 2009

once upon a time...

Once upon a time, there lived a little boy and a little girl. The little boy and the little girl lived far far away from each other in distant lands {for this story's sake, we shall call the lands Texas and Maine.}

The little boy's name was Jonathan Grant. Jonathan Grant was a spunky little boy with big hazel eyes and dreams of being a carpenter like his grandfather.

The little girl went by the name of Tiffany Michelle. Tiffany Michelle was a girly girl who loved to dress-up in twirly skirts, play with tonka trucks, and had high hopes of one day becoming a farmer and owning the modern day Noah's ark.

As Jonathan Grant and Tiffany Michelle grew up in their adventurous ways, little did they know that one day their paths would cross and together they would embark on the most wonderful adventure of all.

When the time came for the little boy and little girl {who were not quite so little anymore} to go away to pursue their studies, they both chose to go to Lee University in the land of Tenn-er-ssee. There, they made friends of all sorts, learned about fun things {him: music her: theatre}, and became fans of Paul Conn.

On the night of the very last day of finals for the Fall '05 semester, Jonathan Grant and Tiffany Michelle met through mutual friends {shout out to Kristen and Russell.} On this monumental night, Jonathan and Tiffany got to know each other through activities with friends that included Steak'n Shake and the midnight premiere of King Kong {which they sneakily made sure they sat next to each other} at the sticky theatre {their affectionate name for the local cheap theater, which is no longer in business. R.I.P. to the beloved sticky theater.}

That night was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

During that Christmas, Jonathan Grant and Tiffany Michelle chatted online through Facebook and AIM a lot. A lot, meaning every single day except for a few minor exceptions. During this time of getting to know each other, they discovered they had a lot in common: their love of Jesus, heart for ministry, dislike of drunkenness, artsy ways, The Princess Bride, and more.

When the little boy and little, I mean...the college-aged boy and the college-aged girl arrived back to school for the Spring semester, it was evident that there was something between them. For that first week back, they hung out with their now mutual friends every night.

And on the Saturday of that week, Jonathan Grant took Tiffany Michelle on her very last first date ever {and that, my friends, is another story for another storytime.}

And fifteen months later, Jonathan Grant created the most wonderful and romantic proposal and got down on one knee and asked Tiffany Michelle to share to be his wife...{Tiffany Michelle: YES, YES, YES!}

On July 28th, 2007 Jonathan Grant and Tiffany Zajas committed their lives to one another...which was the beginning of their most wonderful adventure yet.


  1. That's so cool guys. You two are so creative. I am so happy God brought the two of you together.

  2. Cool! I look forward to following you in your blogging adventure.

  3. you guys make my blog look like kids stuff. you two are great! hope you enjoy this as much as i am starting 2

  4. Thanks for reading and commenting!

    @Miranda: You're cool. And I'm happy God brought us together too. :) Love you, sis.

    @Dad: Thanks for following us. That's pretty cool of you.

    @Lauren: What are you talking about? I think your blog is great (now that I know you have one)! And I am so happy that we are now bloggy friends.

    And...I just have to point out...that I think the baby picture of Jonathan I put up is one of my favorites of him. Haha. The greatest part is, when he had his portrait taken no one told him to pose like that. Makes my heart happy.

  5. Are one of you really from Maine? I live in Maine! :)

  6. Courtney, yes! I (Tiffany) am from Maine. I was born and raised in the Portland area. Lived there until I was 15 years old. That's so cool that you're from Maine too!