Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chapter 13

**Posted this from my brand new MacBook Pro that Im in LOVE with! :) Anyways--short chapter but I thought I would put a little something up...I will try and do another one soon, but with finals coming up things are going to be crazy so bear with me! hope yall enjoy and any comments and feedback is greatly appreciated! thanks ladies :)

We walked over to the restaurant, being that it was only a few blocks away from the hotel. Jon had opened the door for me and led me to find his parents who were already at the table; they stood when they saw us coming their way. Jon says his hellos then introduces me to them

“Jamie! It’s so good to finally meet you!” Andree says
“Hello Jamie, its great to meet you.” Bryan says
“Hi! It’s good to meet you guys too! Jonathan talks about you guys all the time.”
“Yeah, we’ve heard a lot about you too,” Bryan says as we all sit down
“So, tell me more about yourself Jamie, where are you from?”

I tell Andree and Bryan about growing up in New Mexico and going to school out there, they had a lot to say about it and how cool it sounds because it’s so different from Canada and Chicago. The conversations went well through dinner and I really enjoyed talking to them and hearing funny childhood stories about Jon. We were at the restaurant for about 3 hours just talking and ordering almost every desert on the menu before we decide to call it a night.

“Well, Jamie, I’m glad I finally got to put a face to a name, and you’re exactly how I pictured you,” Andree says as were walking out the doors
“Thank you Andree, it was good to finally meet you too, I was nervous for a while, but now I realized I was nervous for nothing,” I respond
“I’m glad Jonathan found you, you’re a beautiful girl, and I couldn’t be more happy for you two,” Bryan adds
“Yes, Jonathan you got quiet the catch here, I’m proud of you,” Andree says again
“Thanks guys, glad you approve,” Jon says
“Oh of course, Jamie, we expect to see more of you!” Andree tells me as she gives me a hug
“Yes of course!”
“Ok, we will be seeing you guys at the wedding tomorrow!”

Jon and I walk back to the hotel hand in hand and talking about the night. He said he’s never seen his mom so happy and that he was glad they liked me too. Brent and Dayna were already in the room when we got back, they asked how dinner went and Jon said it went really good. We all decided to go to bed knowing that tomorrow would be a long day.

Jon and Brent are the first ones up…morning people of course. I get up a few hours later and then Dayna. Jon thought it would be fun to walk around the city and see where he grew up and stuff, and show us the community center and such places where he went when he brought the cup here last summer. So we started at a local diner for breakfast before we made our first stop at the community center that was named after him. We also went to see his elementary and middle school and also the rink where he was always skating. We went to deli by the local hospital for a small lunch then we went back to the hotel to get ready for the wedding. The guys played video games in the hotel while Dayna and I got ready

“Jamie, I don’t think I have ever seen Jon so happy then when he’s with you”
“Aw, thanks D!”
“I’m serious though! Like when I’ve gone out with the guys after games or whatever, I’ve seen girls come up to him, practically throwing themselves at him, and he didn’t really look happy and looked uncomfortable. But with you, he is more like himself and he’s not as reserved,”
“Yeah, he would tell me the stories of when him and Kaner would go out, and of course Kaner didn’t care, Jon was just like, there not caring about it,”
“Oh, yeah the horror stories of Kane’s nights out” she says with a laugh
“Yeah, so besides us, who else is here?”
“Jordan and Chelsea, Brian and Lauren, I think Andrew Ladd and his fiancĂ© are here, and Adam Burish came out here too with some girl. And Patrick and Abby,”
“Oh nice, I don’t know why I thought there would be more here,”
“Yeah, I did too but some of the other guys had previous plans so they didn’t come,”
“Oh, well that’s cool though,”
“Yeah. So what do you think of Chicago so far?”
“It’s been amazing so far, it’s kind of hard being so far away from home though,”
“Yeah I bet, that’s how it was for me too, and I think I had it bad because I didn’t get along with any of the girls at first,”
“Yeah, they were quick to judge and ask questions and things, Chelsea was the first one to actually talk to me and be friends with me, then the girls eventually opened up.”

After talking about Dayna’s adjustment to Chicago and getting ready, the 4 of us got a taxi to the church a few blocks away for the wedding. The whole ceremony was beautiful and I’m pretty sure all the girls broke a few tears. Then it was time to go back to the hotel for the reception. There was a photo booth near the entrance, an idea they took from the Sharp’s wedding, so we had some fun joking around taking pictures. The reception was so much fun, typical wedding songs were played and the food was beyond amazing. I think Dayna and I danced to almost every song, and drug the boys out with us, or danced with some of the other guys, including Adam Burish and none other than Marc Staal, who I pretty much love because he is a Staal, and I love all those boys. After a full night of dancing, Jon and I headed up to our room and call it a night.

The next morning, before Duncs and his new wife jet off on to the Bahamas, they invited us all to breakfast, which was nice, even though we were all pretty calm and clearly still tired from the night before. Most of the guys had gone to their hometowns for the summer; Jon and I stayed in Manitoba for a few days and spent some more time with his parents, as well as his brother David and his girlfriend.


  1. Very cute Chapter. Cant wait for more. I wonder why the girls didnt like Dayna at first?

  2. Can't wait for a new chapter!!! =)