Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Link-up!

So I was tagged by none other than Tyah Haro for this lovely Valentines day link-up post! You can click on the button above for the questions and original post!
So here goes nothin'!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
Including our dating years, our jr. high every-other-week-breakups, and all the "on and off" nonsense, a grand total of 12 years!...I've had a crush on him since I was 9...what can I say, I'm a one-man kinda woman!
2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
We met in 4th grade when we went to the same church. I was bummed when he got kicked out of our Sunday school class for bad behavior and had to go the 5th and 6th graders class. After all, Sundays were the only day I had to admire him (and his super slick bowl-cut) from afar =)

We then went to school together once we got into Jr. High, and I got to see him almost EVERY day! Exciting right?! We started "going out" in 8th grade when we were passing notes in church, and just haven't been able to get rid of each other since!  

3. If married, how long have you been married? 
This April we'll have been married for 3 years! Whoa! Time flies when you're having fun eh?!
4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding? 
We got married in Gilbert, AZ at the Shenandoah Mill...and it was pretty awesome if I do say so myself! It was a good-size wedding, we ended up with slightly over 150 people.
5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!Nate's nickname is Suppy, and sometimes I like to throw in a little "Nay-Nay" to shake things up a bit.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
Only 3??
1.) His sense of humor
2.) His integrity
3.) His confidence...which might sound like a weird quality to like in someone, but since I am lacking (to say the least) in the self-confidence department, I wish I could be more like him. He is unapologetic for what he believes in, doesn't let anyone push him around, doesn't take things personally, doesn't second guess himself, doesn't worry about anything, and is afraid of nothing. Pretty BA right?! 

7. Tell us how he proposed?
Nate proposed on January 17, 2008, the day he got home for his 2 week leave from Iraq. After everyone left that night after visiting and hanging out we went into his room and he asked if I wanted to see some pictures from Iraq. I said yes and started looking through a large stack of pictures from his deployment so far. As I got towards the bottom of the stack there were pictures of him kneeling next to words written in the dust, on the floor of Saddam Hussein's mother's palace that read things like "Hi Rissa!," "Miss you!," and "Love you!." Then the very last picture, in the same fashion, read "Will you Marry Me?" Then by the time I looked up at him he had pulled out the ring and was down on one knee!...You know what's funny? Is it didn't really register in my head what exactly was happening, and I thought maybe that photo wasn't supposed to be there, or I wasn't supposed to have seen it yet or something, so instead of "Yes!" being the first words out of my mouth, instead I go, "Is this for right now??" ...He laughed at me.
8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberrieschampagne, and rose petals?
Neither, cause I'm not really into the cliche Valentines day stuff. Last year he made me a personalized picture frame and then HE cooked dinner...and that was good for me!

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
If I had convenient access to a beach all the time, I would totally be down for that! But since that's not feasible in Arizona, I would probably say the latter: pop in a movie and relax on the couch...except instead of watching a movie, we play with our dogs. Cause they're funny. And Cute. And when Nate talks for them, he makes them say really funny things. And it's funny. 

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
While there are tons of places we would love to go, and things we'd love to do, one that tops our list right now is to spend a summer in Alaska. ...In a big cabin on a that has our own personal dock! And then spend the summer playin' around in Alaska and doing all the awesome things you can do there.  

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
Nothing really...I have class Tuesday nights. Boooooo

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
Yes. Cannon's version of the underwater camera, unlimited shopping funds, a trip to Disneyland, and the above-mentioned trip to Alaska. 
Just kidding.
I'm not that greedy.
But I would totally take all of the above he wanted to get them for me anyway =)

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Oooo just 1??
Let the other person be just who they are, and then LOVE them for it.

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

1 comment:

  1. awww I lOVE it!! Abel & I loved looking at the old high school photos too! I never knew about the Alaska trip?!?!! Sounds like a blast!! xoxo



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