“How We Met” Story #15 — Doug & Shauna


Doug and Shauna

Married 19 Years


Shauna and I met because of a joke perpetrated by my friends at a Burger King Drive thru window. Some buddies of mine had gone there for food, and they gave Shauna my phone number as a joke. (She was working at the window.)

She called me as soon as she got off of work thinking I was one of the other guys in the car. I hadn’t even gone to dinner with them. We talked on the phone for quite a while, and found out we had a lot in common.

We decided to go out together. In our area there is a very large outdoor rodeo and amusement park the last week of July. We decided to spend the day at the amusement park. We had a very enjoyable day. We continued to talk on the phone quite a bit. We really seemed to hit it off.

It seems like we knew from day one we had a future together. We hadn’t been dating very long when we started talking about marriage and the size of the family we would like to have. We began dating in July, got engaged in October, and were married in February. It all seemed to happen so fast.

It is funny when you think that this whole thing started out as a joke!

What We Do to Strengthen Our Marriage


We really enjoy going out for date night. We both miss it when we allow ourselves to get to busy and don’t make it out.


This is one of the “How We Met” stories featured here on “Laura’s Strengthening Marriage Blog.” You can enter to win a Romantic Getaway to The Anniversary Inn by sending us a favorite photo of you and your spouse, and/or a wedding or engagement photo, by Saturday, February 14th, 2009. Tell us the story of how you met, how many years you’ve been married, plus something you do to strengthen your marriage (500 words or less). Send your photo and story here. We’d love to receive your story and your photos even if it is after February 14th!


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  • SimplySweetMarriage March 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    That is hillarious that you guys ended up getting married over a joke…what is so cool is that you are still married after 19 years!

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