Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Our Love Story

Okay, so I saw this on my BFF's blog and I had to play along....
I can never turn down a good link up and who doesn't love to talk about the love of their life?!?! :)  There are questions for single ladies AND taken ladies...so you should all play along!
Here goes.....
Taken Ladies

1. How long have you and your significant other been together? 
It will be 5 years March 9th! Crazy!
2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}  
We met while working together at Opryland Hotel. I was working my internship and he was working to pay the bills while he attempted to do the music thing here in Nashville. He had just started dating someone and I had just broke up with someone...perfect time to build a friendship....and we did. We were friends for a year, a year of developing a crush on each other and not knowing the other felt the same way! In March of 2007, I got a new job and went out to celebrate....The Hubby came to celebrate with us....and that was it. We had a little liquid courage to share our crushes and we have been together ever since!
3. If married, how long have you been married? 
 We were married October 3, 2009, so 2 years, 4 months and 2 days (got that from my little ticker I still have at the bottom of this! :))
4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  
We were married here in Nashville, ceremony in our church and the reception downtown. 
It was awesome, everything I wanted it to be! 
I would say it was a medium size wedding, 150 ppl. You can check out all the recaps:

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share! 
 Well, we have all the typical names, honey, babe, etc.....but we have a few special ones....Hubby used to call me Hotty Toddy (all you SEC fans will appreciate that one)/HT....he now has me in his phone as Wifey and I call him Frankie (his real first name) and Hubby, The Hubs. 
6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey. 
 His good heart. He is a typical male, hard, stern and doesn't take crap....but every once and a while something or someone tugs at his heart strings and he is more caring and sensitive than me. I love him a little more those moments! I mean you should see how he is with our puppies....he is going to be such a good Daddy! 
He makes me laugh...on a daily basis. Even when I am mad or sad or hurt he can do something that brings a smile to my face and makes everything else seem smaller. 
His love for SEC football...odd choice you may think, but it is cute.....yes some days it drives me crazy, but most days I love it. I love his passion, and love how it is something we can do together and pass along to our little girl! Although, I do believe she will be a Rebel, sorry honey! :) 

7. Tell us how he proposed?  
He proposed the night before my 26th birthday - which was also the night before my big birthday party. He said he wanted to take me out to dinner, just us, since the next day was going to be crazy hectic. He took me to dinner and then to Opryand Hotel, where it all started, to look at the Christmas lights (a tradition we started the year before) so I thought nothing about it. He was fine at dinner and then while we were having cocktails at one of the hotel bars he was drinking his Jack Daniels and little quickly! :) I still thought nothing about it....we walked through the gardens and ended up making a wish in one of the waterfalls...and that is where it happened. I was looking in my purse for change and next thing I know the love of my life is down on one knee! It was so perfectly cheesy and dreamy! I couldn't have planned it better! I have much more details and in depth story here
right after he proposed
8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?  
Ummm, I would say champagne...but not really any of the above. He is more the let's go out to dinner or go see one of our favorite bands. But I will say he bought be flowers for our Anniversary and my birthday last Fall....only the 2nd and 3rd time he has ever bought me flowers! Which I looooooooooooove! Especially hydrangeas...and tulips....and peonies....no roses, thank you! :)
9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?  
I have to agree with Laura, sunsets on the beach just aren't possible for us...but I would like to think if they were he would take full advantage. He does like to sit on the patio with a cocktail in the Spring and Fall...it's pretty fabulous. And we do love movie time, there is nothing better than cuddling on the couch with each other, the pups, and some popcorn!:)
10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere? Our next big trip won't be for a while as Little Miss will be making her grand entrance in June, but when we can...we are going to take at least 2 weeks in Europe. One of The Hubby's best friends is in London and I have yet to see everything I want to over there....so two weeks filled with France, London, Germany, Italy, Ireland it will be awesome! And I also want to go to Greece so badly...but that is a trip all in it's own! :)
11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.  
We are going to one of our favorite restaurants, Jimmy Kellys. We went there last year at it was perfect. Not too crowded, not some special menu at some crazy price, just quiet little rooms in a very old house, some vino, and us. It's perfect. We will do the same this year sans Vino for me! :) 

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day? 
All I want is for him to take me to see "The Vow" this weekend....yes, I am that girl. But I looooove me a good cheesy romantic movie, and with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum...it sounds pretty perfect! :) 
13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love. Communication is key!The Hubs and I have come a long way and have learned so much on how to communicate and speak with the other...it's amazing the difference when you know how to do this! :) And another thing I think is huge....don't take yourself too seriously. This is something the hubs is teaching me more and more everyday. I am a typical southern woman who sometimes gets to involved with "how things should be done", "keeping up with the Joneses", "how I pictured it in my head", etc....and the truth is, and cliche as it may sound, none of that crap matters. At the end of the day it is me and my hubby, and is long as we are kissing and hugging and smiling, none of that crap makes a bit of difference.
14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you. 
One of our engagement pics....love!
and coming soon....

 So head over to From Mrs. to Mama and play along!!


Pamela M said...

Love this post and congrats on your pregnancy!! New follower :o)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Wonderful post!

Kristin said...

I think it's so cute that he used to call you Hotty Toddy! :) You guys are such a cute couple! And isn't Jimmy Kellys delicious?! We seriously love that place! Sounds like you've got a fabulous Valentine's Day planned!

Jillian @ Newlywed in Nashville said...

I totally want to see The Vow too! Hopefully the hubby will let us :) Congrats on the pregnancy, that is so exciting! Love your blog, I'm your newest follower!


Kaytee said...

hey girl! new follower after the link-up. ps LOVE your wedding dress.

Karla said...

LOOOVE the last picture.. super adorable! The love story is super cute.. "Liquid courage" lol
New follower :)

Karla said...

LOOOVE the last picture.. super adorable! The love story is super cute.. "Liquid courage" lol
New follower :)

Karla said...

LOOOVE the last picture.. super adorable! The love story is super cute.. "Liquid courage" lol
New follower :)

Karla said...

LOOOVE the last picture.. super adorable! The love story is super cute.. "Liquid courage" lol
New follower :)

Jeremy and Megan said...

I love link-ups! I'm a new follower! Congrats on your pregnancy! :)

Melissa Knott said...

So cute! I love this link-up too. New follower! XO

Emily Hope said...

Great love story. I love your proposal story. Those are my favourite to read. Also - I love your baby announcement - such a good idea.

Makin Memories Of Us said...

Comin over from the link up! Loved reading yalls story. Our anniversary is Oct. 18th - October weddings are the best :)

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Aww, your story is so cute! I don't know why I hadn't read it before now (since I've been following for a while), but I love it! Especially because I just went to Opryland for the first time this year to see the lights and I LOVED it! Super sweet place to do it :)

Roxy said...

You & your sweets look so happy walking down that aisle together! Y'all look like you should be cake toppers!

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Pamela said...

Oh my goodness, yall are way too cute!! Love the proposal story! Congratulations on the baby!!

Mrs. Mama said...

You guys are SO precious, and I am SO glad you linked up, and now I have another mommy blog to read! EEEK!

I want to see the VOW too!!

Summer said...

hey pretty girl! I love reading your love story again and I am so stoked your about to have a baby! You look fabulous!! I also want to see the VOW!!