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Chevy Man and I met back in 2004. He was a friend of one of my friends. He came up to me and said "Are you Brandi?" I looked at him very bewildered.. and said "Ya, why do you know my name?" He then went on to tell me the long line of people who had told him about me and so on. We decided to go to a bon fire together and as he walked to his truck I turned to my friend and told him, "I'm going to marry him."

We only chatted a few times before it seemed to me that he disappeared.

A few months after this I moved to Phoenix. Always wondering what happened to him. On a trip home 6 or so months later I ran into him, we took a drive together. I realized just how much I liked him. He really didn't seem interested. So we exchanged numbers and I headed back to Arizona. I didn't hear from him until a few month later, I received a random text from a number I didn't know. I asked who it was, and it was him! I was ecstatic!

We started chatting everyday anytime that we could. This went on for about 6 months. I decided that I just couldn't take it anymore. I moved back to Idaho. I consider this one of the best decisions of my life. Not only because of Chevy Man, but because 6 months later we found out my little sister has Leukemia.

I can not imagine receiving this news and being 1000 miles away. I would have been a WRECK..

Thankfully she is doing very well and until things are much better with her, I won't be going anywhere.
I brought our first furbaby into our lives together. My cat Chelsi. I have had her since I was 12. She is a persian. We actually just lost Chelsi on February 12th. She was sick and we decided it would be best if we just let her go live in heaven. I miss her terribly. But we have the best Vet in the world and they took great care of her.
Then our second furbaby is Duramax. Back in February of 2007 we got Max. He is the love of my life. :)

So this is our life. Nothing special or fantastic. Just us.


  1. Its so nice to have a face to go with the name now! :) You and Chevy-Man make a cute couple and its a very sweet story on how you met! *hugs*

    So sorry on the loss of your furbaby. I have three here and I don't know what I would do without any of them, though I threaten to let them all outside if they keep conspiring against me! lol

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Isn't it something when you meet someone and just 'know'? I was only 15 when I met Mike, but somehow I just knew I'd go out with the guy. It was a really strong feeling but I was too young to know I'd met my 'other half.' In November we will be married 30 years, plus 9 years of dating makes almost 40 years.
    There have been numerous pets. I'm sorry about your Chelsi but I'm sure she's having fun chasing yarn balls in Pet Heaven. Duramax is adorable! May he live to be 20!
    Sorry about your sister but I am glad she's doing well and hope she continues with a quick recovery.
    And hey--the reason I stopped by in the first place--thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. Great story Brandi! I always enjoy hearing about how people found their true loves. *happy sigh* :) Sorry to hear about the loss of your Chelsi. Glad you shared your story (and nice to see what you look like too!) Have a great day.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved cat - it's hard when they get old, I just had to say goodbye to a beloved dog the year before last - a hard decision to make. I hope that your sister is doing better, too. Thanks for sharing your story - you two make a great couple :)

  5. Brandi - thanks for visiting Adventures In Savings! Wow - I miss Idaho sometimes. We lived there for 3 years (a few months in Boise and Mountain Home, then on MHAFB). But Mississippi is our home, so we just look forward to visiting up there again one day!


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