Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Our Love Story

 I'm linking up with Becky over at From Mrs to Mama for the Love Story link up. Feel free to head on over there and join in! It's so much fun reading everybody's stories :) Here's ours!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
We've been together 3 years
2. How did you meet?
Ha. This is a funny story which makes me look like a total crazy-cakes. It makes him look like a hero though :) We met in college. He was a senior at NC State and I was a Jr. at Meredith College. The day we met, I was moving into my new apartment with my best friend Jessica and our mutual friend Rachel. It had been a stressful day, and it was the middle of August so it was hotter than hell. My parents had come up to Raleigh to help, and we had gotten there at 7am. First we had to paint the apt., so we couldn't move anything in until this was done. Then we worked on Jessica and Rachel's rooms first, then the kitchen and living and dining rooms. It was super late at this point, so my parents had to leave, which left me to put my room together alone. I hadn't even taken plastic of my mattress yet. So I go to put my box spring on the bed frame and it falls right through the middle. I became hysterical after this. It was past midnight, I was exhausted, and now my bed didn't fit. That was way more than I was emotionally equipped to deal with at that point. I called my sister sobbing. She couldn't understand anything I was saying, and my mom freaked out and thought I was dying. When I had finally calmed down enough to talk, I told them what happened. My sister offered to come up, but mom wouldn't let her. She decided to call Jake and see if Joe was back up in Raleigh for school yet. Jake is Joe's little brother btw. The plan was to have him come over and make sure the bed was put together right, and if so to help me find a solution. Now, if you know Joe and I, you know that all the tools we own belong to me, and I'm the one who puts things together and builds all the furniture, and Joe? Eh not so much. I of course didn't know this at the time. Now I was completely capable of fixing this on my own, but I was so upset I couldn't think straight. So he agrees to come over and brings over his roommate Parker. Turns out I knew Parker, we went to high school together. So they knock on the door, and I answer in purple yoga pants, an oversized tshirt, a greasy ponytail (b/c I'd been working all day) and mascara running down my face. I looked stunning obviously. They show up in shorty shorts, and cut off tshirts. They had come from some ROTC thing so they looked about as fabulous as I did. So they come in and check the bed out, and turns out I needed support slats. No big deal. We decided we'd go to Hope Depot in the morning to get them since it was almost midnight at this point, and they weren't open. Now I was in a relationship when this all went down, so it wasn't exactly love at first sight. I mean, we didn't really pay much attention to each other at the time. But they helped me fix it, and I made a horrible dinner to say thanks, and then they went on their merry way. We didn't see each other again until December, but we started dating immediately and have been inseparable since. Even though he was asleep for most of our first date :)
3. If married, how long have you been married?
A year in April
4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?
We got married in the courthouse. We're having our actual wedding this May. And it'll be a medium wedding.
5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
Babe, Baby, Joe-Joe, JAB, Honey. 
6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
He is so funny, incredibly smart, and a wonderful husband and father. We laugh all the time, and he dotes on Charlie and me.

7. Tell us how he proposed?
We were in our living room, on our couch. Just the 2 of us. It was simple and perfect.
8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
He's both. Honestly, he doesn't have a style. He switches it up all the time.
9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Movie on the couch. Although, I wouldn't mind a sunset dinner on the beach.
10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
We love to travel, and we hope to one day tour Europe.
11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
We will probably stay home. Having a new baby makes romantic dinners out kinda tricky.
12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
Yep. A jewelry box and an uninterrupted shower.   
13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love. 
Honesty, communication, and acceptance are so important. They all tie into each other. I'm not an expert by any means, but these are key components to keeping our relationship strong. We're lucky in that the love just happens, no work involved.
14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.
Love is welcoming your soldier home from war
Love is watching basketball with your daughter

Love is giving your baby your finger when she's upset and that's what she wants

Love is a Daddy meeting his daughter for the first time

Love is meeting my daughter after 10 1/2 hours of labor and an emergency c-section.

Now go link up and read everyone else's stories!
PS Check out this post as well! I might even order something :)

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  1. hehehe babies always keep parents at home. Hope you and your daughter get some flower from your favorite man:)

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  3. Great story! Sweet pictures! (sorry about the previous post, I was signed in, while making over a blog.)

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you don't think I'm a crazy person :)

  4. Hi!

    I saw you became a follower of Wifessionals (your hubby's army uniform caught my eye!!) Where are you guys now? Still Benning I think?

    I always love finding other Army wives (: