Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's Your Love Story?

Today's Day 8 topic for the Fabulous Valentine's Challenge is Love Myself.
I've decided to combine this with another link up, Our Love Story, with From Mrs. to Mama.
One of my favorite things about myself is my relationship with Steven, so I'll share that by answering these link up questions!
I hope some of you decide to join in, too! Don't worry - there are questions for the single ladies, too!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
4 years! We started dating in high school. Seems like forever ago.

2. How did you meet? [What's your "love" story?]
We technically first met in the 8th grade after Steven moved with his family to Virginia from Austin, TX where he grew up. We were on the same "team" (same set of four teachers) that year.  We started to "like each other" in high school and he asked me out on my birthday junior year. I (stupidly) said no - mostly because I was so nervous & not expecting it at all! I regretted it so much and we had a bit of a rough patch, but I made up for it by saying yes when he asked me to junior prom (he used an Up Words was adorable). 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]
No, I am not married and yes, he is. I'm not sure I'd date the same guy for this long for nothing...

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?
I'm not, but when I do, I would like to get married in my church in my hometown.  It will probably be small-medium! You gotta keep your expenses in check!

5. Do you have any nicknames that you call one another?
Not really. The only ones that come to mind are I occasionally call him SB or Stebee Joe and he in turn calls me Sarah Lou.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
First of all, I don't like "honey"...maybe if I was 60 years old. Anyway, the top 3 things I love most are
1) People skills. He can hold a conversation with anyone...he'd probably talk to a tree if it would talk back!
2) His athleticism. There is nothing I love more than watching him pitch! I'm very proud of him.
3) He would do anything for anyone, no matter what. At the drop of a hat he is always willing to help out in any way he can and likes to make sure others are happy.

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
He has not, but I have no idea what my ideal proposal would be! I've haven't really thought a whole lot about it, to be honest. I guess my "ideal" proposal would be a complete surprise. I love surprises!

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for V-day or strawberries, champagne and rose petals?
Flowers and teddy bear. In fact, he actually got me a teddy bear our freshman year of college. I still have him on my bed!

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
I might be the first if we lived at the beach, but I am definitely the movie on the couch kind of girl! I would much rather do that (for the most part) than go out to something fancy. However, to be honest, I usually end up falling asleep if we start a movie after 7 pm! Correction: I always fall asleep.

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant other one day, if you could do anything? Go anywhere?
If I could go anywhere with Steven, I would choose a cruise! He's not so much into laying on the beach like I like to do, so I think a cruise would be a good mix because there would be lots of other things to do!

11. Tell us what you plan on doing this Valentine's Day.
I'm going to visit Steven this weekend (on Thursday) so we'll celebrate Valentine's Day a little early! We plan on going to the movies - either The Vow or Star Wars in 3D - going out to dinner and on Saturday we're going to a Philadelphia Flyers game!

12. Are you asking for anything for Valentine's Day?
To be in the same town as Steven. That is all.

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Stay silly. Life is too short to be serious all the time and fight over ridiculous things.
Be silly, be open with communication and never go to bed mad!

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

Okay, so as usual I can't pick just one! So here are my top 3:
high school
senior prom
an Edible Arrangement he sent me last year for my birthday :)

What's your love story?

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Lastly, I added a mini blog sale. Nothing too special and therefore nothing too expensive.
I'm just trying to clear out some things that aren't getting much use in my closet.
In the end, they're headed to Plato's Closet so I figured I'd throw it out there.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. This is so sweet! Never going to bed mad is one of my rules too!

  2. So sweet...glad you did this! Love you are high school sweethearts!

  3. I've loved reading all of these love story link-ups! I love the advice you gave! Staying silly and not taking things too seriously makes a world of difference in a relationship.

  4. Aww.The two of you look cute together. Great love story! God bless the both of you in your lives together as husband and wife. :') I was really inspired after reading your post.

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Thank you for the sweet comments! xo!