Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love Story Link Up

I love checking in on Becky’s Blog, From Mrs to Mama. She is very funny, has great posts and not to mention a beautiful baby girl! This month she is hosting a Valentine’s link up for her readers to share their love stories and I am so excited to participate! Below are the questions that Becky asked her readers to dish on… Enjoy!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
Our first date was January 8, 2010 so tomorrow makes two years and one month!

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
We met in High School but our first date wasn’t until 15 years later when my future-husband found me on Facebook! He asked me on a date which included flying me to meet him and be his date for an Army formal. Best. First. Date. Ever!! To commemorate our first date anniversary, I posted our romantic first date story earlier this month – you can read the whole story here:Two Years Later: First Date Review

First Date - Army Formal - January 8, 2010

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}
Yes, I married the man of my dreams on May 21, 2011! We have been married for 8 months and 2 weeks.

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 was on the Lakeside Lawn at the Ridges Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. It was sooo us!!  We wanted a “get-away” wedding – something that was out of town but not quite a plane ride away.  The resort is located on the edge of Lake Chatuge and completely surrounded by mountains.  It was absolutely perfect!! If you’re interested, you can see the resort here: Ridges Resort

Our Wedding Day - Hiawassee, GA - May 21, 2011

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
Our nicknames are pretty usual, Honey, Baby, Love, Babe, Sweetheart… Now we have "characters" that appear from time to time but that wasn't the question!

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
Sense of Humor – my love has a great sense of humor! He makes every situation fun! We spend a lot of time laughing together. I love that we can be anywhere but still lost in our own world. I love the way he makes me laugh!

Thoughtful Decision Maker – ok it might not be a trait that you scribble in your notebook about your dream man in middle school but this is definitely something that I fell in love with about my husband. I love that when it comes to important decisions he takes his time, weighs all the options, and then makes his decision.  I love that about him!! Now when it comes to every-day-stuff, he is completely spontaneous – something else I love. It’s good balance to me because I am a total planner!

Listens to Me – my husband listens. Maybe not when football is on but that’s ok – I don’t bring up important stuff then – I know better! I love that when I need him to, he listens to me. And not just the words I am saying but he listens until he understands me. Whenever we have a disagreement about something, we talk about it. And we listen to each other. I have always found the way he listens to me very special. I love that about him!

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
Amazing. The way my husband proposed to me was amazing!  He lived 4 hours away at the time and surprised me by calling on Saturday, July 31 and saying he was on his way to spend the rest of the weekend with me and take me to dinner that night. I was so excited!! We were on the way to dinner and he drove by the high school where we first met (I lived a few miles from the school) and suddenly he turned in saying he had a surprise for me there. I still suspected nothing! We parked and walked around by the football field where there was a gazebo. As we got closer I saw there were blankets spread out, with candles and rose petals all over!! And just like he said, there was a present which I opened to find a large picture frame with the words “What are you doing the rest of your life… will you spend it with me”. I turned to my honey and he was on one knee with a ring!! After saying yes, we sat down to a have some cake and champagne – all of which was in the gazebo waiting on us. (Thankfully my husband had asked his family for help – they set everything up moments before we arrived!!)


The picture frame he gave me moments before proposing!





The scene inside the gazebo - beautiful!



8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
He is very romantic!! For our first Valentine’s Day, we went snow skiing in Colorado and this year I’m not sure what he has up his sleeve…

Snow Skiing - February 2010

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
I’m a little of both… on our honeymoon my husband arranged for us to have a private dinner on the beach during sunset which was amazing!!  At home I am happy to get dressed up for a night out but am just as content to snuggle on the couch with a movie – it just depends on the mood!

Dinner on the beach - St Thomas, May 2011

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
The first thing I’d like to do is start a family. That is already in the works since our first baby is due in June 2012! Since we both love to travel, we’d love to take a trip with together to Greece! I also would like to go on what I refer to as a “tour of my husband’s life” – he has lived in some unique places both in the United States and out. I always tell him that someday, I want to go everywhere he has lived and see all that he experienced!!

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
My husband will actually be out of town for Valentine’s Day so we’ve been talking about some options… He’s talked about massages (pre-natal for me!), going to see Wicked… I’m not sure what he has planned yet!

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
I’m not asking for anything in particular. We are planning on taking a romantic "baby moon" in March so I think keeping it somewhat simple this year is perfect!

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Apologize quickly – even if you aren’t sure you did anything wrong, it opens the gate to discussing how you are both feeling.  I believe that in all relationships the other person is more likely to hear you out after you already apologize and put it out there. This isn’t always easy but what worth doing ever is?!

14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.
This is a picture of the last dance at our wedding. We were getting ready to enter the world as husband and wife! Lyrics from this song are engraved on our wedding bands.

So there you have it... our "love story"! Click below to see the other love stories from Becky's followers!



22 comments:

  1. That is so romantic! He flew you to your first date?! I need to work on apologizing quickly, thanks for the reminder :) And congratulation on the baby! We're expecting number 2 in June as well.

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    1. Yes he flew up for the date and at first I had a what-am-i-doing-flying-to-meet-a-practical-stranger but I was a total peace about it. And thankfully he was a complete gentleman about it and well it all worked out :) Thanks for leaving a comment!!

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  2. I love your story! It sounds just awesome....being flown in for a first date!

    yes, you are right on the apologizing quickly. Not something I am good at, and often is followed by a, "but, you did this" so immature and I know when I do it.

    Glad you found us. Looking forward to following your blog and pregnancy. We are due not too far apart!

    PS- I will take floor duty over dog poop anyday! :-)

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    1. Thanks Jessica!! How fun that we are due around the same time - since it's my first I may have questions for you!! Thanks for following me - I look forward to keeping up with you :)

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  3. Hoppin on over from the link up. That last b&w pic from your wedding is gaw-gee-us! Congrats on the little babe!

    Roxy
    This South Korean's Got Seoul

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment Roxy! Our wedding photographers were incredible - I was just telling them that picking pictures to frame in our home would be easier if they'd NOT taken so many good ones :)

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    2. PS I'm glad I found your blog - looking forward to keeping up with you!!

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  4. I ADORE that picture frame. Such an adorable way to ask and have in your home forever! Thanks for stopping by earlier, I tried to reply but your email address isn't set up so I could. :( Congrats on the little one!

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    1. Awww thanks Megan, we have it on display in our home and I have to admit I love looking at it!! Thanks for letting me know about my email, I'm fairly new to blogger and am still getting it figured out. I'll get that set up though, thanks again :)

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  5. what an amazing story! i love how you guys met and the proposal is so sweet! BIG congrats on the pregnancy!

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    1. Thanks Becky!! We're excited about the little one for sure :) THANK YOU for hosting the link up - what a fun way to connect with other bloggers and read their l-o-v-e stories along the way!! Love it!!

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  6. Awe congrats on your pregnancy I can't wait to hear more about you pregnancy:)

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    1. Thanks Diana!! We're excited for sure - can't wait to meet that little one :)

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  7. Stopping by from the love story link up...you guys have quite the love story! Are you still doing crossfit now that you are pregnant? I started crossfit 3 months ago and love it!

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    1. Thanks for commenting and following! I a recent follower on your blog too!! Yes, I am still doing crossfit 3x a week - my coach modifies my movements - no box jumps, no double unders, no pushups - and has me do other similar movements instead. I plan to do it throughout the pregnancy :) Looking forward to keeping up with you!

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  8. Beautiful story! You two are such a cute couple! Thanks for sharing with us all!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy! I just started following your blog - can't wait to keep up with your adorable family!!

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  9. oh my goodness I just got goosebumps reading your proposal story how awesome is that! I love that ya'll met in highschool reconnected years later and he proposed on the football field SCORE lol! How awesome is that! You two make a fabulous couple and I just super puffy heart your dress! This was such a great story love love love it!

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    1. Awwww thanks Summer!! SCORE is right but I think I'm the one who scored :) Thanks for the comment and for stopping by - I found your blog too and am a new follower!

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  10. You have a beautiful love story {I'm a bit partial as my birthday is January 8 :} and it looks like your wedding was beautiful! Enjoy your babymoon!

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    1. Thanks Melissa!! Happy (late) birthday :) Thank you we're finalizing plans now for our babymoon!! Can. Not. Wait. !!

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  11. Aww. Nice story. Hope I could get one myself. :)

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