Thursday, May 10, 2012

9 Years & Counting...

So I decided I'd do something different for our anniversary post. You can see the last couple of years here, and here. I actually started this questionnaire for Valentine's Day but never posted it and realized it would be great for this occasion as well! So I tweaked a few questions and here you go!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together? A little over 10 1/2 years.

(This is a honeymoon picture I took that was still in the frame so we do kind of look distorted and if you look close enough you can see my reflection taking it with my phone)

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?} We met through a mutual friend at a party. Once we started talking though we found out we knew a lot of the same people, we just had never crossed paths before. After that first time we met though we were pretty much inseperable from that point on.

(Another honeymoon picture in a frame I took, not the best quality)

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell} We have been married 9 years today! I can't believe it's been that long!

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 got married at the church my parents got married in and then had the reception at the B & A Warehouse (it was awesome). It wasn't huge but there were a lot of people there and we had a great wedding and reception. It was everything I ever wanted!
5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share! No we've never been nickname type people.

(This is from a trip to Vegas-again another framed pic, we have no real recent pics)

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey. His patience, the way he is when he's playing with the kids or loving on them, it's priceless and the way he is positive about everything (even when I'm not).

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal? We went to Vegas with my parents and his mom for the first time. We had talked about getting married eventually but I had NO IDEA he was going to propose that weekend. Apparently they had it planned where he was going to do it out somewhere (I can't even remember where now in Vegas) but he changed his mind and couldn't wait any longer so once we got checked in to our hotel he came to my room and asked me then. To say I was shocked is an understatement. It's actually a funny story because I was irritated at first that my mom and dad had left us (because we were all so excited to be there for the first time) when in reality they were waiting right outside the door!

8. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch? My dream is a sunset dinner on the beach but I'm good with a movie and relaxing on the couch as well.

9. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere? I really want to go to Hawaii. We almost went there for our honeymoon but decided on St. Lucia instead.

10. Tell us what you plan on doing on you anniversary this year. He actually has an event at work and has to work tonight and I have to take Emma to her rehearsal for her recital. It's funny how things change with kids in the picture. I'm sure we'll celebrate soon though with dinner out.

11. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love. Communication is the key!

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

Happy Anniversary Ben!! I love you!



Tiffany said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been 9 years! Awesome!

Kristen Pesnell said...

Such a great post! I loved reading all your answers!