Friday, February 10, 2012

Our Love Story

I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Blue Eyed Bride, and she was participating in a link party. So I thought, well I have never done this before but why not!

So all I have to do is answer some questions.

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
Matt & I have been together for 6.5 years. 
2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
It was the first day of my first teaching job. The whole staff was in the cafeteria for breakfast. Matt walked up to me and asked if we knew each other. I didn't know anyone except for my bosses, but he was insistent: from University of Maryland?, from education classes? from Habitat for Humanity? But, I was new to the state and didn't know anyone. When he gave up with the questions, he helped me set up my classroom and numbered all my books (even though I later learned we did it wrong). 
On Friday, he invited me to happy hour with his friends. Someone suggested tequila shots and I suggested doubles. What a cocky kid. Let's just say, we both puked that night. 
We went on our first date 3 weeks later.
3. How long have you been married? 
We got married November 7, 2009. So two and a half years. 
4. Where did you get married at? Big or small wedding? 
We got married in Connecticut, 30 minutes from my parents' house. It was in the most beautiful French restaurant. Le Chateau is a mansion that was built in the very early 1900's.  And we packed it! We had 174 people, and it could only fit about 165 comfortably. We packed the house and had a rocking wedding! We would get married all over again if we could afford to throw the same party again! When the band stopped playing, the dance floor was still packed. I wish we had told them to keep playing and we would keep paying.
5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
We actually don't. We aren't nick-name kind of people. 
6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
1. I love that he puts up with my BS. I am messy, and he is very clean. I know it drives him nuts. And I do try to put all my stuff away. But I am not very good at it. 
2. I love that he is soooooo handy. He can fix anything. He can build anything. 
3. I love that he is willing to fight for us. When the going gets tough, we fight through it.

He loves that I can't stay out of the kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. I am having a affair with my kitchen. 
7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
I figured it out. He wasn't sneaky. He was looking at engagement rings on my computer. 
We were taking a repeat trip camping. Something we did the first three years we were together. But he was making a big deal out of it that year. So I knew something was up. When we got there, it was rainy and cold. I was nervous for him. And I worked myself up into having a cold. So we couldn't go on the amazing hike that we did three years before. So we found a kick hike to the top of the Appalachia. When we got to the top, we were standing in the middle of a cloud. Matt had the pack, and asked if I wanted an apple. When I turned around, he was standing there with a ring in his hand. It was very special! He had prepared a little something (that I still have today!!).
Then we spent the rest of the day walking around a street fair drinking wine. 
8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
He buys me flowers because he knows I love them. He doesn't care about any of the stuff. He just cares about me :)
9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
I love the beach. I would spend every day there if I could. But I really love being with my hunny. So I will pick him over any location or activity. 
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 start a family with him. I love him so very much. And we would have very cute (and smart) babies. Also, I would like to buy a house that needs a lot of work and gut it. Matt would be in heaven if we could gut a house and build it from scratch! And he promised me that he would build me my dream kitchen someday.
11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day. 
The only thing that makes Valentine's Day special is Hallmark. I just like it when my hubs and I have fun together. We will probably go out for sandwiches (his favorite) and see a crappy movie (my favorite). We call that a compromise!
12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
The only thing I ever ask for is a card. My mom did this growing up. All she ever wanted was a love letter. And that's all I want too. But then he surprised me! And asked me if I wanted something shiny! Or new gym equipment. And that is what we call a VERY HARD DECISION! I think I am getting a necklace and a kettle bell.
13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love. 
Fight for what we love. But not aggresively. If something isn't right, you have to stand up for yourself and tell your partner what is important. And stand up for each other. 
14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.

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