I was scrolling through my Facebook feed yesterday when I happened upon this post by The Lady Okie. 10 questions to throw out there this Valentine’s Week to share your love story for all the world (or you handful of people) who read this.
When did you meet? The glory years of high school. Specifically, 2009-2010
How did you meet? Oh gosh okay well we met in high school. I was a wee sophomore point guard and he was a large junior football player. My high school basketball coach had her son’s church ball team scrimmage us during practice in order for us to practice against harder teams we were competing with that week. Matt was on the team that scrimmaged us and I knew of him a lot earlier than I ever actually met him. I didn’t actually talk to him until my junior year of high school and his senior year.
First Date: Well, we somewhat debate on this. The first time Matt took me to dinner (Outback) was in June of 2011. We then went to the zoo together a few weeks later which Matt considers our “first date.” I consider the night we spent at Outback Steakhouse and then Pinkberry after is our first date (I mean he paid so there).
Date you got engaged: January 3rd 2015
Marriage Anniversary: December 20th, 2015 (Close to Christmas and I love love love it because we saved A TON on decor for our wedding. Boom).
What is your song? Bad question. I grew up loving listening to music with my dad and hearing things from The Police to Bruno Mars. Matt doesn’t share the same desire to guess the singer and song on the radio. Anyways, we used to say our song was Play That Funky Music because one time when we first started dating it came on the radio in the car and we blasted it and sang all 6 minutes of it at the top of our lungs and it’s one of my favorite memories ever.
Do you remember the first movie you saw together? The Other Guys and I didn’t even watch it because I fell asleep and thought it was boring. Matt’s a movie guru and I read books. It’s just how it is and how it’s always been.
First road trip together? Not including the Zoo I’d say his families reunion in Walterboro. We had only been dating a few months and we headed down there to Walterboro and I met majority of his extended family.
Who was interested first? I’m going to say him but I was for sure interested. He was very straight forward like “are we doing this dating thing? Because I think we should.” And I was very “you’re super great and super nice and opposite of me but let’s do it.” But secretly I was like OH MY GOSH I LOVE YOU ALREADY.
Who said I love you first? He did and it was precious and I love him so so so much yesterday and today and will continue to love him more everyday for the rest of our lives.
Happy Valentines Week, friends!