Jamie and Wendy met at a local night spot in November
of 2006 and hit it off pretty well. We couldn't keep our eyes off of each other and after keeping in touch
through emails, instant messaging and phone calls for almost 2 months, Jamie asked Wendy out on a first date.
Jamie & Wendy's first date was on January 7, 2006.
Although Jamie claims that he asked her out a week before this date (New Year's Eve) and she "stood him up" (they joke around
about it all the time now). They met at restaurant called "The Depot" in Lincoln. (The Depot is actually very
historical place in Lincoln and serves as a real train depot next to the train tracks and part of the building are actual
rail cars, unfortunatly it is now closed). After dinner they went to Capone's and met Wendy's friend, Holly, for drinks.
After a couple of hours there they went next door to Rumors and played a game of darts where Jamie cheated (just
kidding). Jamie said if he wins he gets a kiss and to make a long story short... he got his kiss...
After dating for several months and driving back and forth
from Bloomington to Lincoln to see each other on the weekends, Jamie asked Wendy and her daughter to move in with him in May
of 2006. In June of 2006 after Jamie moved in to a bigger apartment, Wendy and her daughter Kristina moved in.
Right before they moved, Wendy found out she had been offered a job at State Farm in the Corporate Law department. The
new apartment (townhouse) was about 2-3 blocks from her new job, Corporate Headquarters. Perfect!
Kristina started attending Bloomington Community
High School in August. Then they decided to rent out Wendy's home in Lincoln and that took several months of moving
things, painting, small repairs and cleaning. She found a suitable tenant in December of 2006.