Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Our Love Story

Today I'm linking up with Becky from frommrstomama to share a little bit of our love story.

November 2009

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
Since April 2003, so almost 9 years! Wowza!

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
We met at a college swim meet in November 2002.  I was a freshman and he was a senior at a different university.  My friend knew him and introduced us.  The three of us went out to dinner at a noodle place and I stayed in touch with him through AOL instant messenger.  We made it through four years of long-distance love, between four different states (IL,AZ, CA, WV).  And the rest is history as they say.  

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}
It will be three years July 18th.

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?
Our wedding took place in the morning on the beach in our FAVORITE spot, Newport Beach, California.  About forty-five people came. It was total perfection.

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
We mostly use the normal one's like honey, love, hon, babe, amor.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
Hmm...I love he gets excited and interested in things that I am passionate about.  Whether it is a craft project, or photography he is right there cheering me on.  Another thing I loved about him from the very beginning was his intelligence.  He is excelling in dental school, and that is so attractive to me.  Plus he does math in his head so he is a great shopping companion, especially when sales are involved(which is the only time I go shopping...haha!).  I also love that he makes me feel safe and secure.  When I am near him I feel like everything is going to be ok as long as we're together.

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
He woke me up to propose on the morning of my birthday at 4am.  I do remember smelling a cake being made but I just thought he was baking a b-day cake.  So he walked in the room and asked me to to marry him and he was holding the cake in one hand and the ring in the other.  

"proposal cake" April 18th, 2007

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberrieschampagne, and rose petals?
He LOVES to cook so for Valentine's day in the past he has cooked a great meal, lit some candles, and popped open a bottle of wine.  We do have an October baby after-all ;)

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Definitely a sunset dinner on the beach!  The beach wins most of the time.

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
I want to go to Fiji or Seychelles so BAD!

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
Our little family of three will probably go out to dinner and then we'll go home and I'll make some dessert and then we'll see what happens next.  Pretty laid back but still awesome none the less.

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
He got me a IPAD!  I told him that it is a combo birthday and Valentine's day present.  Sooo spoiled.

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
I think that listening is very important.  It is so easy to get distracted but if you make an effort to connect with your partner daily and let them share the things on their mind it shows you truly value each other and keeps you on the same page.

14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.

 This picture shows love, hope, and excitement.  Family and love go hand in hand.

Thanks for reading a little of our story.



  1. Wow! An ipad! Awesome! Love you guys!

  2. So, I've been spending my morning reading all of the link-ups on Becky's blog because I'm pregnant and hormonal and sappy and what not.. and I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog! I love it! What a sweet, sweet story! The Husband and I have been together nine years, too! Isn't it wild? IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER! Ha! :) Looking forward to reading more! Definitely a new "follower" here! Happy Wednesday! ;)

  3. Such a beautiful and cute little story! So glad I read. Y'all are a cute couple! Love your freckles too :)


  4. Love that y'all got engaged at 4AM! Not many people can say that :)

  5. The two of you are a perfect match made in heaven! I was really inspired reading every details of your love story. :) God bless you more in your endeavors together. I'm happy for the both of you.