Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Our Love Story

Interested in our love story?

1. How long have you and your significant other been together? 3 years

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}We met at work. We were working Race for the Cure and he gave me the jacket he had been wearing because he was leaving (it was the station's.) 

Months go by and we never ran into each other again, then one day he had been talking to someone whose desk was close to mine. He overheard someone else mention that I'm Native and he said, "So you're Native American? Do you have oily skin 'cause I do and I'm adopted and I've always wondered if my oily skin might be a sign that I'm Native American." Smooth Boyfriend, real smooth. 

Luckily, I thought he was hot despite that awkward start because a few weeks later, the person he had been talking to last time he'd spoken to me (unbeknownst to me, he'd come talk to her just to see me) came and told me she was like me f-c-ing wingman. One of our DJ's had just told me he had a little crush so I asked her what she meant and she said not only the DJ but B had a crush too. About a week later we went out, to the driving range (how romantical) and then to a bar for dinner and some beer. Although the driving range would not be my ideal first date (I suck at golf,) our date made an impression because he actually kept the conversation going and it was different. B has this tendency to make everyone feel like his best friend within minutes, and I was no different. 

I didn't hear from him (not even a text) for a whole week, until he asked me to come over and make Christmas cookies. I did and we were pretty much together after that.

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}
I guess I'd like to someday. I kind of go back and forth about marriage since we already have kids together and everything. But, I know that deep down, I'd like us to legally be a family.

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? I go back and forth about this too. Growing up, I wanted to get married in Hawaii. I can't explain it, but Hawaii just feels like home. Plus, plumeria is my favorite flower.
I've had this pic saved forever! I don't even like yellow but love this bouquet. via
 Then as I've gotten older, I think I'd like my aunts, uncles and cousins to be able to attend. But, deep down, I know that I'd like to get married in Hawaii. I have to decide between having my family attend or getting married where I'd really like to. I've thought about having a reception for family, but I worry that my family wouldn't travel across the state just for a party that lasts a few hours. 

If we have a wedding here it will be big because I have a lot of family, if I we have it in Hawaii it will be smaller with 20 people or so.

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share! Sorry, nothing embarrassing, just "Babe." And sometimes "Button," but that's a whole other story I'm blogging about soon.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey. I love that he's outgoing because I'm not. I wish I could talk to people as easily as he does. I love how giving he is. He's always willing to help people out even though I feel like he gets taken advantage of a lot. It doesn't deter him though, he's always willing to lend a hand the next time. And most importantly, he's such a good dad. He had almost no experience with babies before we had ours, but he's taken to fatherhood so well. He's so involved, and a huge help. I've loved watching his love for them grow.
Why yes, that is B DJing a wedding with Peanut asleep in the carrier.
7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal? I haven't really thought about this much. I'd like pictures of it, that's all I know. A cool idea I gave a friend was to tell his girlfriend they were going to take pictures (they had done the same thing early in their relationship for Valentine's Day) and  in the middle of the shoot, he dropped to one knee and proposed. She was pregnant at the time so they had not only pregnancy pictures but also special engagement photos.

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals? Neither. He's not super romantic. Actually, he's not romantic at all. BUT, about three months into our relationship, he did surprise me by taking me to dinner and then to see the Lion King on stage. I had been dying to go. He went to a lot of trouble taking his motorcycle out before hand to figure out a good route to go that wouldn't give away that we were going to the theater. A birdie told me that was the night he was first going to tell me he loved me but he chickened out. 

And, before we had the boys, he took me to the Edgewater Hotel for the weekend where he surprised me with pearl earrings made from the pearls we had gotten at the fair (that's a fun story!)  I take that back, he's romantical, just more of a grand gesture type of romantic rather than everyday things.

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch? Both. I love water, I think it would be awesome to sit on a beach with B enjoying each other's company, but I'm just as happy sitting with him on the couch watching a movie. To me, it's more about spending time together rather that what we're doing.

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere? Travel. I'd love to travel and it would be fantastic if he'd go with me. We end up having fun whatever we do so I know traveling to Spain or France or Italy would be amazing with him. 

And also....stay together. In a time where so many marriages end up in divorce, I hope we can beat the odds and model a good, healthy, loving relationship for our boys. I want them to be able to say, "Our parent's have been together for 50 years!"

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day. Nothing. I actually hate Valentine's Day and think we should let people know how we feel every day. We don't usually do gifts, but try and do something fun together like the aquarium. We try and do something we wouldn't do any other regular weekend so we stay away from dinner and a movie. This year, I'm thinking the Children's Museum or something. Something our whole family will enjoy. 

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day? Nope, nothing gift-wise, just for him to spend time with me. We used to do fun things like go to Roller Derby matches or plays or burlesque shows all the time and we don't really get to anymore so I cherish the time we do get to spend together.
Roller Derby 2009
13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love. Spend time together! We went through a really rough patch a bit after the boys were born because we were so focused on them that we lost ourselves and our sense of "us." But we made it a point to spend time together (and have couple *wink* time) and that helped tremendously! We're much more of a team again. And having gone through that made us so much better. Now we know if we feel disconnected we probably need to communicate a bit and have a date night, or just sit on the couch and watch a movie.

14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.
 I did not know how much I could love someone until I had these two. From the moment I found out I was pregnant I was in love.


  1. Very cute story! And your kiddies are adorable!

  2. So sweet--I loved hearing your whole story. I think it's pretty normal for couples to struggle after they have their first (or in your case, first and second!) kid, but I'm really glad you're feeling much better now. Your boys are so cute it kills me! Those faces are to die for. The fact that there are two of them makes them all the more precious.

  3. I love this post!! You guys are so cute :)
    We had Blake before we were married too...and I know how hard that can be!

  4. DOH!!!! Ya'll are adorbs. I heart you....thus I heart B. Keep on fighting for your family. It will always be worth it. Loved reading more about you two. Cute pics.

  5. what a way of um breaking the ice huh lol! guys sometime when they get nervous say the funniest things lol. I love that despite that you totally went for him! Check out the cuteness of a couple ya'll are and your kiddos are presh! Love this story and your blog!!

  6. Aww. This is the sweetest entry that I have read! :')


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