Once upon a time, there was a 36 story condo building called The Avenue in uptown Charlotte being built, starting in 2005. Of the 386 units, Kevin and I each bought one pre-construction. We didn't know each other at this point and I don't think we met until we moved into the building in November 2007. Kevin claims we met at one of the "get to know your neighbors parties." Hmm!
You see, I was not even going to move in. I was going to buy a house and flip my condo to make some money (oh la la - looking back, that would have been a great idea, but I wouldn't have met Kevin!). And guess what - Kevin wasn't going to move in either - he was going to flip his too.
But - we both decided to close and move to the Avenue. We live a floor apart and on the lower floors, therefore we moved in before most others. We were 2 of about 10 people that lived in the building the first month.
Okay let's back up for a moment. I used to work with a guy named Brett. Brett's (then fiance) Emily worked with a girl named Wendy. Wendy was dating a guy named Josh. Brett and Emily got married in October of 2007. You folllowing along here? Wendy and Josh went to their wedding in New York. I did too. Brett and Emily knew all three of us were about to live at the Avenue together so they introduced us. Kevin did not exist to any of us at this time.
So, back to Kevin and I both closing on our units in the first week of November 2007. The Avenue held a party on November 29, 2007 for all the current residents. Kevin had amazingly met Josh and Wendy (he knows everyone in the building, I swear). He talks to EVERYONE in the elevator -- still to this day!
|Our first picture - even before we started dating! December 2008|
|Within the first month of dating.|
You read that right. I wasn't smart for the first 15 months of knowing Kevin. :) But looking back, it all worked out for the right reasons!
|One of our first pictures together at Alive After Five.|
|This is the only picture I have from that night at Basil. Wendy, me, Kim|
And that's my story!