Monday, October 29, 2012

How I Met Your Father

I'm linking up with Becky again for Show & Tell Monday!  Click the button below to head over and link up!

1. Tell us about how and when you met your love and what attracted you most to him.
I met Nick 10 years ago in 2002.  I feel old.  (At least he's older.)  We met through an ex-boyfriend of mine.  Stay classy, San Diego!  I was first attracted to his looks (tall, dark, and handsome?  yes please!) and the fact that he was so nice and outgoing.  He had SO many friends so I knew he was pretty awesome right away.  I loved his smile and sweet demeanor.  We had some mutual friends so I would see him at parties and once I broke it off with my other boyfriend, I stalked Nick down at his super important job.  [He was a big wig at the time...cashiering at the grocery store!]  I am a little old fashion in that I like the guys to pursue me.  So when he didn't, I simple made him give me his phone number.  :)
This is from back in October 2002...I saved it!

2. Show us the very first {or one of the first} pictures you guys ever took together. {Feel free to show us more than one}
I couldn't find any pictures from the fall of 2002 but we went to my senior prom the following spring!
Prom 2003

Fall 2003

Halloween (2003?)

3. Tell us some of your favorite memories that you two had together.
We have SO many!  Some of the top moments include...

Building our house together (2005):

Getting our fur babies, Chip & Dixie (2005):

Getting engaged in Florida (2006):
Gotta love my beach hair, ew!
Getting married (2008):

Going to Kauai and Maui for our honeymoon (2008):

My college graduation (2009):

Going on a Caribbean cruise (2009):

Having our first son, Carson (2012):

4. Tell us your favorite qualities about this man, what makes him "the one."
I love how great of a husband and father he is.  He is sweet, gentle, and caring.  He's even a good listener (even though it doesn't always look like it, he's good at multitasking)!  He's my best friend and we really do like spending all of our time together.  (are you gagging yet?!)  I love his dark hair and blue eyes, love his height, his athletic build, and his smile. :)  I think we're perfect for each other b/c we balance each other out.  I'm type A and turn into a big ball of stress pretty much all the time and he's mellow and stress free!

5. Tell us what your "date nights" typically look like.
Since we had Carson, we've only had 2 date nights.  One was a movie at a dinner theater and one was a nice dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants (Ocean Club).  Before Carson, our date nights were pretty much dinner or movies.  We need to make one of those date jars from Pinterest so our dates are more original!  Now that Carson is with us, we do a lot of "day dates" like going to the zoo, the park, etc.  I usually try to convince Nick that we NEED dessert after a date...and I'm usually successful.  :)



  1. Such a cute couple! Gorgeous house by the way! and such a sweet baby:)

  2. Glad I found you through the link-up. You two seem perfect for each other! :) It's nice to see couples still in love after many years together AND having a baby. Love the wedding pic--CUTE!


  3. Ok I love this wedding pic of you two! So gorgeous! Also, I just clicked something on your blog instead of clicking comment and I have a feeling it has something to do with google plus. Which I loathe. Grr stupid iPad+ fat fingers!!!!

  4. Stopping by from the linkup & a new follower. Looking forward to getting to know you.
    > Chelsea