Our Love Story

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

We have been together since the summer of 2005 so almost 7 years.  

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

He first laid eyes on me the night of my brother’s wedding in May of 2005.  I was of course, wasted face, with someone else and probably acting like a real jackass.  It was love at first sight for him and I was lucky if I remembered my own name, let alone someone new.

A week later, I was playing coed softball with a couple of my girlfriends.  Barney was there playing on another team.  He started talking to my friend Maria because he knew her (he played softball with her before, was friends with her brother and a few others on our team that day).  I was eating fruit snacks and offered him one I accidentally dropped on the ground (sharing means caring).  After talking for a bit, he remembered me from the weekend prior (because who could forget THAT).  I also told him how much I loved bacon (that’s how you win over a guy’s heart).

The following week, we were playing in another softball tournament (we love softball, what can I say?!).  He was there, trying to get on my sweet side all day.  I was oblivious to it because why would he like me, right?!  He got my number that weekend but ended up losing it.  He didn’t call me for a few days and all I could think was his loss, seriously his loss.  Ends up he had to call a few people to track down my number (that must be love folks).  He took me to Wedding Crashers on our first date a few weeks later.  He didn’t have a license at the time, which I didn’t know.  I made comments such as “why are you driving the speed limit” or “why are we taking this route” so on (seriously though, I have never taken the route he took us on to get to town and what dude ever drives the speed limit).  Plus we got a flat tire that night. 

A couple weeks after that, we attended our county fair together.  We were both drunky poo, but he asked me in the sweetest but corniest way if I would be his girlfriend (if that wasn’t already given).  And the rest is history.

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

We got married on September 12, 2009 (that’s about 2 ½ years).

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 had a full Catholic ceremony at a rather large church that’s located in the country.  It was the church my family attended growing up and it’s about ½ mile down the road from my parent’s house.  We had 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 4 ushers and 2 personal attendants.   We sent out around 300 invitations and had probably tripled that, in people, at our reception.    

The wedding reception was held at a roller skating rink.  Yes, you may say that screams redneck or small town or whatever you want but when the decorations go up and the lights go down, it’s actually pretty classy.  Plus it’s the biggest reception hall, closest to where all our guests were coming from outside of the “big city”.

My brother and my sister also were married at the church and had their receptions at the same place.  We like to switch it up in our family.

We had an awesome DJ and he was cheap, I don’t think the dance floor was ever empty.  We also very cheap entertainment and a lot of people who were having way, way too much fun.

Cue, photo dump....enjoy!

Bach party...my favorite ladies!!

Loved my wedding dress!

My parents

Personal attendants and a little self-fondle

Wedding party

Hubs family

My brothers and sister

We're married!

Cake cutting

The entertainment

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

I and everyone else that knows him call him Barney.  I prefer calling him sugar lips or Mr. Round Tree…kidding…tell me the show and you win.  He calls me Little Bug to my face but probably devil woman behind my back.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
His athleticism, his sense of humor and ability to make me laugh daily, and how good of a dad he is to Quinn.

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

He proposed on September 12, 2008 (do you see the correlation?  See #3!).  It was a Friday night, I had just got home from work to our shitty, shitty little apartment.  He wasn’t home.  I started getting ready because we were going to a wedding reception that night and had my music blaring, of course.  He got home, asked me turn the music down and then to come out to the kitchen/living room area because he needed help with something (our bathroom was to the back of the apartment).  I came out and all I saw was him holding the box open with the perfect diamond in it.  He asked me to marry him and I think I went completely silent (or was in shock because the night before I told him I wanted a ring…little did I know).  He asked me a couple more times and then finally got on his knee.  I gave him a kiss and a hug and of course said yes.

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

Definitely flowers.  Every once in a great while he’ll get flowers and a bottle of wine.

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

Both.  I like getting dolled up and going out for dinner and a little romance but I also enjoy a relaxing night at home in sweats.  It depends on what we want to do with Quinn which is more often than not, just relaxing at home.

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

It would be fun to do something adventurous like skydiving with the hubs.  Not sure he’d be down with it.  In fact he’s not, at the mere mention of it, he said ‘fuck that’.  Such a peach.  So, we could ziplining…that’s somewhat adventurous.

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

Hubs has a stag to go to so Quinn and I will be spending the night together playing or snuggling.  She’ll want to go to bed around 7 and then I’ll have peace and quiet to myself, just like every other Tuesday night since about October.

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

No, love is all I need.   BAHAHAHA.  Actually since we won’t be together on V-Day, hubs is taking me out for all you can eat shrimp the weekend before…so that’s this weekend if I can do math correctly.

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

Communication, trust and respect are key.  But you also need time away from each other doing the things you each love to do because I don't know about you but I definitely don't enjoy the same things my husband does, aside from softball.  This is especially good advice when you have children.  Oh and go on dates without your child there.  I know it may seem stupid because maybe your child is 7 months old like ours is and is the best baby in the world but when you’re with your children, you’re not concentrating on one another.  You need adult time.   AND SEXY TIME…whoops, sorry mom, it’s only happened once.

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

Our sweet, lovable little love child.  She's the best and brightest part of our lives.  It's hard to imagine our life without her in it.  She's the best representation of love there is.  


  1. Aww, this was so sweet! I LOVE your dress and your cake! And of course your sweet little baby girl.

    I left you a little award on my blog today :) http://cpoplife.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-award.html

  2. Your story is so sweet and you were such a beautiful bride!!

  3. What a cute story! You got engaged and married on my birthday, lol!

    Also, Quinn is adorable and I love her name. It's on my list for my own future kids. :)

  4. oh my goodness, you had me laughing at your meet story. im still chuckling. sounds like it came out of my mouth actually!

    and triple 300 at your reception?! KJDFJSFJS 900 people!!! AHHHHH

    right? did i do my math right?! OH MY!! that's awesome!!

    love all the pics :)

  5. you got married 2 weeks before me! :) your dress was so gorgeous!

  6. You failed to mention in your love story that you both caught the bouquet/garter at a pretty awesome reception! Even if it was partially staged.....

  7. hahahaha! love the boob grabbage! that would totally be my friends and I too :)

  8. ok I love how you described how you met and I laughed out loud that you told him you liked bacon. The pic of you grabbing ur tatas is hilarious..what a cutie patootie child ya'll have

  9. This post is very touching! I never knew love would be this powerful and happy. :') I was really inspired after reading this post. Stay in love both of you.


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