"In the Fall of 08, I had an 8am class with a professor that very closely resembled Santa Claus (we're still not sure that he isn't the real deal) and I always sat in the 2ndish row. Without fail, there was always this kid that would sit directly in front of me and would NEVER stop talking. One day, when I was leaving class (in Ballantine Hall) and walking to another (in the HPER building), I saw this guy walking on the sidewalk who was in the next class with me. He had on his IU football sweatpants and probably matching t-shirt and back pack and he was SO CUTE! I remember thinking I didn't know what to say to him so, instead, I walked as fast as I could past him on the side walk and kept my head down. By the time I got up the huge ramp to enter the building, I was sweating and out of breath. I had a little time before my next class so I went and sat at a desk in a tiny hallway that people used to sit at and study in the HPER building. Just as I sat down, the same guy I just blew past on the side walk is at the end of the hallway walking toward me. So, of course I start freaking out but play it cool and just pretend to be studying. He kept getting closer and closer and I thought for sure he was going to walk right past me and then all of the sudden he stopped and said "Hey, are you in that class too?" I turned around and said "Yeah, I'm Kayla! What's your name?" And with the cutest grin while sticking his hand out he said, "Mitchell." To which I replied, "Mitchell...Can I call you Mitch?!" And he just laughed at me and that was about the extent of the conversation before continued to walk down the hallway.
All day, I remember thinking about how cute I thought this Mitch guy was and told a few of my friends about him, so of course... we tried looking him up on Facebook, but if you know Mitch at all, you know that he doesn't have one! The next time we had our 8am class I remember walking in and seeing Mitch sitting in a row by himself (probably sleeping) and I was about to walk past him when God gave me a shove and I looked at Mitch and blurted out (in my Forest Gump voice, I'm pretty sure), "Is this seat taken?!" Luckily, he didn't think I was too crazy and let me sit next to him. I remember going home one weekend not long after that and telling my mom about Mitch and telling her that I was going to "marry this kid," before we even started dating.
One day right before Thanksgiving Break, Mitch sneakily asked for my phone number and he quickly became one of my best friends. I waited what felt like FORRREVVVER for him to ask me out on a date (we went to see the first Transformers move) and then finally on September 9th, 2009, he asked me if I would be his girlfriend. To which I immediately said yes! After that, it's pretty much history... :)"