Monday, July 06, 2009

Sweet mercy, I’d have loved him even then.

He was playing a guitar. He was wearing cowboy boots. Do you really need more than that?


Two generation of Petrees {first Jason’s dad, then his sister and then Jason} participated in The West Texas Farm Bureau Beauty/Talent Contest. If I posted the pictures of my sister-in-law, I would never get to see my niece and nephew again. So instead, I give you my husband, the cowboy who took me away.

So earnest.

So oblivious to the beauty contestants beside him.

So 1994 when I was a sophomore in high school and a sucker for guitar playing blondes.

I always knew God was looking out for me.


  1. ohhh this!

    gives me so much hope.

  2. oh i love this! :)

    i just love a love story!

  3. Anonymous10:10 PM

    Quite frankly...I can see clearly why that handsome young man is looking out into the lights and mic rather than said "beauties" right there...ummhmm...he only had eyes for the real beauty in his life and she won't standing there that night. No ma'am.

  4. Robyn9:02 PM

    Yes, I do love this story - but may I also point out your timeline discrepancy ... 7th grade in 1994???

    I can only say this because we are just months apart and because I love you more than I love my luggage! :)

  5. Eek! Robyn's right! Clearly, I was not paying attention in math class. Duly noted and changed.

    What would I do without you, dear friend?

  6. So, did he win?? Fantastic photos!

  7. Love the black and white dress....who taught any of about fashion in 1994? Were there mirrors back then?

    I wish you could see my prom dress.


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