Friday, September 27, 2013

i should be disowned...

I feel so blessed that I inherited Eric's family as my own when we got married! I love them so much, and they love me, but I'm not really sure why. Have I ever shared my experience about the first time I met my future in laws? No?

Oh dear.

Here goes...

When Eric and I were first dating he told me all about his amazing family and of course, I couldn't wait to meet them! I remember the weekend he took me home like it was yesterday. To get caught up on why it is so memorable you really should read this post. I promise you'll love it (and die over my beginner blogging skills) :)
After we got home from the funniest (for me) and most embarrassing (for Eric) reception, I met his parents. They had just flown in from a business trip and we were all really tired, so we pretty much said "Hi, nice to meet you" then went to bed. The next morning we woke up and scrambled to get to church on time so we didn't really have time to chat. After church we ate a delicious lunch then lounged around and started to really get to know each other. Somehow we got on the subject of names when my mother in law told me that her middle name is "Gay". I remember telling her that wasn't surprising at all because of the era she was born in, blah blah blah. I then proceeded to make the biggest fool of myself....

me: "What I don't understand is why someone would name a baby boy "Guy". Seriously? Where is the creativity? Oh gee, I just birthed a boy and I think I'll name him Guy??! What is with that?" Oh believe me, I just went to town about how silly I thought that name was...
Eric: "Um Courtney? That's my dad's name."
me: "NO way! Shut up! You're teasing me!"
MIL: "No, really. His name is Guy."
My father in law was just staring at me with a half smirk/half bewildered/half this girl's an idiot-look.
me: "I don't believe you!"

So, my MIL goes and finds a Navy certificate to prove to me that his name truly is Guy.

Awkward....

I.wanted.to.die. Why didn't Eric stop me when I was ranting about the name? Or better yet, why didn't Eric tell me his dad's name in the first place? Or best yet, why didn't I remember what his name is (because let's be real. Eric told me his parents names before I met them)? Luckily, his parent's figured there was a reason I have blond hair ;) They forgave me, gave us their blessing to be married, and love me as if I've been in the family forever. And I've since learned to think before I speak ;) ha ha!

Guy with his brand new granddaughter, Mia :)

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23 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

I have the first time both of our parents met on my blog. I was new too and the whole post is hysterical!!

P!nky said...

Oh my! Darn that boy for not stopping you ;)!

It's a sweet story to read though!

xoxo

Ech and Will said...

How did he not stop you sooner!? I love that your MIL got his Navy certificate and everything.

Pamela said...

hahaha bless it!

Sarah said...

HAHA. This is a great story! So awkward but makes for a good laugh a few years later. :)

Katie said...

hahah whoops!! My face probably would have been every shade of red.

Nicole@mamashiptips said...

That is sooooo funny .. Cute story lol.. Hi GUY :o)

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

HAHA! That's too fun. My brother in-laws name is Kirby and I asked him if that was his real name. ;) Sort of the same. lol

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

LOL, you're too cute! I think that there are many things about us (meaning ourselves) that make us unique and it's not like you were cursing him.. in my opinion, that was super cute. And you're right, Eric should have told you but in all honesty.. it's a cute story to tell!

Hannah said...

haha. That is hilarious. And so incredibly awkward. I would have died.

Caroline said...

Hahaha, laughed out loud - too funny! Ah well, at least there's always a story to bring up at the Thanksgiving table? :)

Holly @ The Grass is Always Greener said...

you are so lucky. I have had two sets of inlaws and they both hated me. I agree with you though, Guy is soooo unoriginal.

Nic at Haus of Harnois said...

hahahaha oh my gosh, oopsies! If it makes you feel better, my husband loved Guy as a boys name if we were going to have a boy and I was like HELL NO, WHAT THE HECK! heheh oops!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I have always loved this story!

Shawna said...

HILARIOUS!

RadiantKristen said...

Hahaha, Eric probably felt so much better that he wasn't the only one who had been embarrassed that weekend!!!

Jamie Danielle said...

You two have the cutest little girl ever. Look at her sticking the tongue out.. lol

life as Mrs. said...

haha- #blondeshavemorefunanyways

Allison said...

Aw you poor thing. WHY DIDN'T HE STOP YOU? Haha.

Amanda said...

Hahahaha this is hilarious!

a_est said...

Hilarious! I had an Uncle Guy.

Rachel said...

Oh man....how unfortunate...and hilarious, and terribly embarrassing. That's good that they haven't held it against you in future years, though! :P

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I would have died! That is too hilarious! I'm glad they forgave it!

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