Tuesday, February 7, 2012

[Our Love Story]

Today's post is brought to you by the ever popular holiday, Valentine's Day! I'm linking up with Becky at From Mrs to Mama to share our love story with the world!

Taken Ladies
1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
A little over 4 years : )

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}

Without giving too much away, I'll give you this shortened [100 word] version of our love story that I recently submitted for a Valentine's Day read.
Through a random act of Facebook contact, running into each other on campus, and unknowingly sitting near each other at football games, I met my best friend (and boyfriend) during college. When I found out that his football student ticket seat was near mine, I decided that the time had come—I had to make a move! We hung out during that football game, after that game, and we still hang out for games today! We’ve been together through 2 college transfers, 3 years of long distance love across 2 states, and a total of 4 awesome years!

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

We aren't married [yet]! Haha I know this one's the one! It's just a matter of time until it's official. Until then, you can catch us hanging out with each other having just as much fun together!

4. If you are married, where did you get married? Big or Small wedding? If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?
Well, you already know we're not married! I We imagine it being a small affair and I imagine it being something very intimate. Although I want the ceremony to be intimate I could see us having a large get together with all of our favorite people to celebrate.  
You'll just have to stay tuned to see what happens! ; )

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do Share!
I call Ryan Pine-Sol. It involves a very loud basketball game sophomore year where I was trying to share his name with a friend and she kept thinking I was saying Pine-Sol instead of his last name [that doesn't sound anything like Pine-Sol]. From that moment on, he's always been Pine-Sol in my book : )

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
His personality. Hands down. He's so funny and personable--he could be friends with the devil! Also, his outlook on life always inspires me to be a better person [not for others, but for myself]. It always seems like he has a handle on things, and I can see why-he doesn't take anything too seriously. Also, he's an amazing cook!
Also, he always has a glass of wine ready for me when I need it most. He knows me best!

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal.
I haven't been proposed to....and to be honest, I'm trying not to formulate some spectacular (to my standards), or magical expectation. Because, honestly, I don't know if that's what I want. To be perfectly honest, I want him to do it however he'd wish. It would make it waaaay more special to me!

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
Ryan is a little bit of everything. Our first v-day together he did the flowers [roses] and teddy bear [build-a-bear] thing and it won.me.over! But now, we don't put too much into the holiday. Yes, we celebrate, but after the first year, I've been happy ever since : )

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
I like both. We can't really take advantage of sunset dinners, seeing as how we're in TN (who really can??), but I really enjoy a special night out to a special restaurant. And anyone who says they didn't like a night in on the couch, watching a good movie with popcorn and cuddles, obviously has never had a night like the above mentioned! Hahaha I love it all!

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant other one day. 
I would love to take a nice, long vacation in another country. One of the things that I think we do the best is go on adventures together! We've traveled a few places together before that we didn't have a schedule, but just went. It was amazing! I love going new places, seeing new things, and getting a good local feel for a place and Ryan always goes along with it (if not pushing me to do it even more). It's a perfect match!

11. Tell us what you plan on doing this Valentine's Day.
Well, we'll be in a car travelling to FL on the actual day of Valentines, so that makes it a little hard! BUT, I think we'll probably have a sweet meal and treat each other to a little something on Sunday or Monday night, before the trip!

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
Not really. If I could have anything I would ask for some new body spray from Bath and Body or a trip to the movies to see one of the newest cheese ball films. I'm not hard to please! :)

13. Give us one piece of advice for keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
I'm not the perfect person to get advice from, but from what I've learned over the last few years....you can't get too uptight about, well, stuff! It's just that, stuff. It doesn't matter a week from now what you're upset about. Just focus on loving each other and treating each other well. And always, always treat each other special. Don't let the other person forget that they are your favorite!

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

This picture is of use when we went to Mexico this past Spring after we both graduated from college. We were SO happy to be together and starting off our lives together [in Mexico]. We were ending our college careers and our 3 year LDR by celebrating on the sunny beaches of Mexico, with a drink in our hands, and beautiful views all around. We were, and still are, so happy!

What's your story?? Link up [here] to share your story!


Amanda said...

LOVED reading your love story and your nickname for him is awesome!

Bethany said...

I agree with you, can't go wrong with B&B Works spray :)
Stopping by from the Love Story link-up.

Audrey said...

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College Dating said...

The two of you are such a fabulous couple! I was really inspired by your love story. :') God bless the both of you.