valentine's day mushiness.

happy valentine's day! i saw this fun link-up on jane's blog and decided to overshare our love story. you can tmi too! right here.

how long have you and your significant other been together? 
b and i have been "facebook official" since august 2009. but i count our anniversary as cinco de mayo 09. here's our first photo together, taken in june of that year.

how did you meet? {what's your "love story"?}
we both went to ohio university, graduated in 2008, took some of the same classes and had mutual friends. and we never met at ou! i relocated to nashville right after school, but he stayed and continued to work in athens. he moved down in march 09 and lived on our friend's brandon couch. brandon happened to live with courtney, aka my nashville bff. i made the first move {no one is surprised} and the rest is history. as you can see below, we were both very busy during school, so it's good we didn't meet then.

if married, how long have you been married? if not, is this the guy you hope to marry? 
yes, i do hope we get married. lots has to fall into place before then, but i've got a good feeling about it.

do you have any nicknames you call one another?
haha, YES. most begin with the letter "b". variations on baby, bunny and buzbah are the most commonly used terms.

name three things you love most about your honey?
i love baker for being so calm when i am so crazy. i love that he is giving {to a fault} to anyone he comes into contact with - even homeless people can sense it on him! i love how much he loves his family and how much he loves me.

is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day or strawberries, champagne and rose petals?
haha, neither? he is a pizza and beer kind of guy.

are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl or a pop in a movie and relax on the couch kind of girl? 
i am more of a go and do something kind of girl. although, if someone offered me a couch right now i'd be ALL about it. we are currently sitting on our dining room chairs or the floor.

tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant other one day. 
i would like to travel more. we just counted this weekend and we both have been to 25 states! halfway there. so, i'd like to see the other 25 together. i know it's close to b's heart that we own a home and get a dog someday, too.

tell us what you plan to do this v day? 
we are staying in and making pizza!

are you asking for anything this valentine's day? 
nope, we aren't doing presents. that whole moving-across-country-thing was a pretty big gift already this year.

give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
honestly, i am the worst to give this kind of advice. i consistently worry, worry, worry. it always feels like people i know {plus some bloggers i love} are going through a divorce. it's hard not to wonder how your relationship will turn out. after one particular instance of me reading him an insane breakup story, b finally turned to me and said "sometimes, things just work out." and dang if that isn't a good answer.

show us a picture of what love means to you.
i should post a mashed-up photo of us with our families. we both have amazing example marriages to look at and i feel really blessed for that. in lieu of that, here's a pretty sweet moment caught by vickie.


  1. You two are so cute. I'm totally doing this!

  2. Adorable! Thanks for sharing. Two things: 1. Our dating anniversary is Quattro de Mayo, 2007, so yay! and 2. That photo of you on the phone makes me smile. "Problem statement: You're not here. Strategy: Call you until you come out." Oh, Junction Punches, you really helped us apply what we learned in class to real-world situations.