Matt & Hollie have known each other for nearly 20 years. Their first meeting was a memorable one, in kindergarten. That’s right, they first laid eyes on each other in kindergarten. Matt knew she was something special so he offered her his gushers at lunch, which Hollie refused to accept. So how does a 5 year old boy in love react to that? Matt took the class picture and drew horns over Hollie’s face and wrote “looser” under her name. Not exactly M+H=Love. They continued to go to the same grade school, middle school, and even high school. As college came they went their separate ways and lost touch. But Matt never forgot her. After much determination of finding her again, Matt again followed the path of the typical (modern) romance and tracked her down on Facebook to Biola University in LA. Not wanting to loose her again, he sent her a message and made up an accuse to be “in the neighborhood.” He said the reason he was there was for a surfing trip in Orange County, false. And that he had to be there for at least a day, false. He just really wanted to see her again. With the intention of only being there for a day he didn’t leave for 4 days. Hollie even wondered if this guy was ever going home! On the last day Hollie went clubbing with her roommates for a birthday celebration and Matt came along. It was that fateful night that they would have their first kiss. That 4 days sealed the deal and they have been in love every since.
On a personal note, I didn’t realize that when Matt, who is my youngest cousin, drew over this poor girl’s face in kindergarten that he would meet his wife. Matt I have seen you grow into such a fantastic and caring man. Hollie has got to be one of the sweetest people I have ever met and you two are the perfect match for each other. She is so beautiful, inside and out. I don’t know if I have met another person with a heart as kind and sweet as hers. She is such a great addition to our crazy family.