Monday, February 13, 2012

Our Love Story



Go link up with Becky at Mrs. to Mama and share your love story!

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

We officially started dating 9 years ago on July 12, 2012.

2. How did you meet? (What's your "love" story?)

We met at THE trashiest nightclub ever in downtown MPLS. Wayne hates telling people that, but it's true. We hung out on and off and were friends for about 6 months before we actually started officially dating.

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}

I knew after about 3 months of dating him, that he was the one I was going to marry. We started dating on 7/12/2003, we moved in together 4/1/2004, we were engaged 10/15/2004 and were married on 11/11/2006, so we just celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary.

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?

We got married at my home church (Immanuel Lutheran) in Eden Prairie. Our reception was at the Park Plaza hotel in Bloomington. We had a big wedding. I loved my wedding so much. Truly one of the best days of my life.

Photobucket

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!

We use a lot of different pet names for each other: honey, hun, babe, baby, sweetie, wifey are just some of the most used.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.

Only 3? First off, he is the funniest person I know. He can make me laugh like no one else. Secondly, he truly loves me unconditionally without a doubt. And three, he is the best Daddy to our daughter. What more could a significant other ask for in their man, right?

Photobucket

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?

Flashback to October 15, 2004. My Husband was working the night shift at his job and got done at midnight. We lived in the Cities and he worked in St. Cloud, so he still had an hour long drive home. He had just gotten a promotion that week at work and so coupled with the huge promotion that he had just gotten in September, he was so excited about it that he decided we should get married. Obviously, right?!. Things were going our way and we were on the upswing, so why not.

Within about a day or so, he talked to his family, to my family and then he went to buy the ring. He bought it on a Thursday and was originally planning on keeping it until the weekend, but knowing him he can't keep a secret, so that night (or Friday morning actually) as he got home at about 1:30 am, he came into our bedroom and turns on the light. So not cool. Now waking up anyone at 1:30 am is probably not going to win you any points, but I love my sleep, so I himmed and hawed at him to shut the light off and that I needed my sleep cause I had to get up the next morning for work. I admit it, I was a bit of a brat. Well, he didn't listen to me and knelt down by our bed and said some really sweet things to me and then pulled out a ring...MY ring...MY engagement ring. I was sleepy and confused and didn't know what to say, so after a minute, he looked at me and said, "Well?" And of course I said "YES!"

We stayed up until about 3am talking about all the different things to come and how excited we were. We finally went to bed and I went into work late that day. I was so excited to show off my engagement ring to all my coworkers and start spreading the news!  

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?

He is a flowers/teddy bear kind of a guy. He used to buy me flowers on a regular bases (not just for Valentines Day), but hasn't in awhile. We usually exchange cards and a gift of some sort though.

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or a pop a movie in and relax on the couch?

Definitely a movie and cuddle kind of a gal. Our usual date night if we do go out will be dinner and a movie. Or sometimes we just skip dinner and buy food at the movie theater and treat that as our dinner. I wouldn't mind a picnic on the beach at sunset though. Maybe one of these years.

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant other one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?

I want us to go on some sort of vacation somewhere, just the two of us. I would love to take a REAL honeymoon vacation somewhere...not visiting family and again...just the two of us. Preferably somewhere that looks like this:

Photobucket

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.

I think we are planning on him picking up food from one of our favorite places...CRAVE and then coming home and hanging out with our daughter and then maybe a movie after she goes to bed.

Photobucket

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?

Nothing in particular. I have several things on my "need/want list:" 1. New laptop. Ours just died. 2. New camera. My point and shoot that I keep in my purse 24/7 is a POS and long overdue on replacing. 3. Car starter. For my new ride of course and because once again I'm a brat like that. 4. Some new work clothes/workout clothes. 5. New walking/running shoes.

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.

I'd say communicating with that person and listening to the other person wholeheartedly.

Photobucket

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

For me it is our daughter, Hailey. She is a product of our past, present and future love. She is our everything.

Photobucket

What is YOUR love story?

Mrs. Mama D