Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Story of Us

I stole this blog post idea from my newly-acquainted friend Chelsea at The Perfect Catch (she originally got the idea from Mrs. to Mama). She and I met through our Pi Phi alumni group and are discovering more and more that we have in common! I foresee a double date in our future... :-)

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
Jason and I have been together for 2,683 days, 11 hours, and 20 min. That translates to 7 years, 4 months, 4 days. Nerdy, right? My friend Chelsea (not the same one mentioned above) and I used to calculate what percentage of our life we’d been with our significant others when we were in college. Specifically in differential equations class. We almost created our own algorithm to calculate it. But then we realized that was way too nerdy. 
2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
Jason and I met at a Sigma Nu Fraternity party. I was irritated from recently driving back from Boulder only to be forced to hang out in boring ol’ Golden. The party was a drag as none of the guys were talking to anyone but themselves so being the shy person that I am, I waltzed up to the circle of boys and introduced myself. Jason was one such boy and we ended up spending the evening talking to one another. I thought he was incredibly sweet – until he didn’t offer to walk me home across campus at 1:00 am in the dark. Boy was crossed off my list after such behavior. Until a friend and Sigma Nu pledge brother convinced me to give Jason my contact information and he asked me out on a date and apologized for not walking me home. He was cute so I decided to give him a second chance. :-)

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 for 1,276 days, 19 hours, and 20 min. Or rather, 3 years, 5 months, and 28 days.

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 were married on August 16, 2008 at Willow Ridge Manor in Morrison, CO. It was a medium sized wedding with ~160 of our incredibly supportive and loving family and friends.  
5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
Jason epically fails at nicknames. 7 years and I am still Darcy. Sometimes sweetieheart when I haven’t screwed up… I call Jason Bug, short for Cuddle Bug.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
Just three?! I love his kindness, his hardworking attitude, and his patience. (The last one is a biggie since the Lord skipped over me in that particular Fruit of the Spirit when He passed them out!)  

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
Jason was living in Houston my senior year of college. He flew to Colorado and drove to Golden to surprise me. He called me while I was at my sorority house waiting for my mom to bring my softball equipment (I had a game that night.) On the phone with Jason he said that I had a package. I hurried downstairs to look for my package inside where our mailboxes were. Nothing. He said, “no your package is outside”. So I hurried outside to look in the milk carton where they put our mail before it’s sorted. Nothing. Jason exasperatedly said, “no look up”. As I looked up I saw Jason wearing a suit carrying a dozen roses. Out of the corner of my eye I could see my mom had arrived with my softball equipment. Inside the sorority house we were hosting an open recruitment event. One of my sisters calmly said from the kitchen window, “Why is Jason here…in a suit… with a dozen roses…?”  20 girls rushed to the window to watch while my husband, now even more nervous due to the unexpected audience, got down on one knee and proposed. (Please note the softball equipment behind us. Needless to say I skipped the game though.)

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
Flowers (if they are on sale or Jason used a coupon) and no teddy bear. But mostly I love the cards and notes Jason gives me. Where as I look for the $1.99 card at Hallmark, Jason takes 20 min to read them all and select the perfect one. Love that guy!  

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Jason and I are not beach people. And I don’t understand the second statement. Please use the word “relax” in another sentence… Jason and I would prefer to go hiking or bike riding or do some sort of activity together. 

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
That’s tough… travel is the first thing that comes to mind, but a close second (in five years of course) is starting a family.

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
Going to Bible study… a women’s Bible study.

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
Please note yesterday’s post on our Valentine’s Day gifts – click here.  

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Put God in the center of your marriage.

14. Show us a picture of what love means to you.
Kissing this face every day. Now that's love. I hope Jason doesn't read this post...

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