Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Link up

Today is the day of L-O-V-E and I'm linking up with Sel and Hallie to share a little bit about me and my husband.

So here's the deal - head over to Sel or Hallie's blog, grab the button and link up by answering the questions below.

~ Here goes ~

1.) How did you meet your significant other?
Joe and I met in 2003 online, in a good old fashioned AOL chat room with dial up internet. 
Wow, that makes me feel old! 
We started talking and I had to run out the door to meet up with a friend. 
It was late and for some strange reason I gave him my number. 
I was super insecure at the time so I said "listen, look at my pictures, here's my number, if you're still interested, call me - I have to go."  Not even 30 minutes later my phone rang.  We talked for hours and decided to meet up.  ...the rest is history!  

2.) What/where was your first date?
Our first date was dinner and then we went to Newport and sat on the beach.  We talked and laughed and really got to know each other that night.  It was also the night of our first kiss!

3.) What's your best relationship advice?
Honesty and unconditional love - our relationship, like any, has taken many turns, hit rough patches, significant changes and challenges and through it all we've come out stronger and better than before simply because through it all we've remained honest.  Our love isn’t based on conditions.  We choose to love each other through all things, whether good or bad, messy or fun, difficult and easy.  It's a vow we made to each other, the Lord and in front of our families when we got married and it's not something we take lightly. 

4.) What is your most embarrassing moment in front of your SO?
This is funny now but at the time I was really embarrassed!  Now remember, we started dating back in the day, when boys would ask girls to "be their girlfriend".
(I have no idea how that actually works now-a-days)

We officially started dating on November 20, 2003,
but we should have officially started dating on November 19, 2003. 
We were at his house and he handed me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, I read the note thanked him and gave him a hug.  I couldn’t tell you what the note actually said but it was something sweet.
The very next day we saw each other again and he handed me a single rose with another note. 
This time the note was more detailed and specifically said "Will you be my girlfriend?"  I of course said yes! 

He then tells me that he tried to ask me out the day before with the previous note but I didn’t get it. 
ummm... cue embarrassment!  Whoops!

5.) What most attracts you to your SO?
His love of the Lord, me and our daughter.  Obviously this isn't what first attracted me to him but over the years this is what it has grown into and it's beautiful.

6.) If a movie was made about your SO, what actor/superhero
would play their part?
Not really an actor but I'd have to say either Mike of Frank from the show American Pickers.  My husband loves all things flea market, yard sale, thrifting etc.  This show is all about that and he dreams about hanging out with these guys!



SEL said...

I love your answers!!

I'm seeing a lot of people met online. I think that's awesome!

And I love the notes and flowers story. That's totally something I would've done too. Just read it to be polite but not fully get it? Yep.

Happy Valentine's Day, beautiful!

Meg G said...

This is so sweet, Laura!