Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Our Love Story Linkup

I'm linking up with From Mrs to Mama to share our love story with y'all!
1. How long have you & your significant other been together?
We started dating in December of 2010, so a little over two years.

2. How did you meet? {What's your love story?}
Okay, here is the short version...

I met Jonathan in six grade {1998} when he changed schools.  So we have known each other since we were 11. We were always great friends all through school, we had lots of classes together, & were both officers in our school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  

I always thought he was a great guy & SUPER hot. And he says he had a crush on me all throughout junior high & high school. However; we never dated until 2010. 

 He will tell you its because he was too shy to ask me out & he also says I was never single for him to have a chance. haha I would say, he never acted like he wanted anything more than friendship, so I had no idea he had a crush on me!

Well, fast forward to 2010. We had both just gotten out of relationships. I was on facebook one night & noticed he was single :) So, I sent him a message just to catch up. Well, facebook messages turned into text messages.  Texts turned into phone calls. Then we decided we should hang out!

We knew VERY quickly that this was it. We would be together forever. He told me he loved me after like two or three weeks and then we started talking about marriage. We got engaged after seven months of dating, then we were married nine months later.

And that's our little love story. :)

3. If married, how long have you been married?
We have been married exactly 9 months today! Happy 9 months, love :)

4. If you are married, here did you get married? Big or small wedding?
We got married in the church I grew up in {the same one my parent's were married in} in Somerville, TN. Our wedding was pretty big, but nothing crazy!

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another?
Usually we call each other baby or babe. And sometimes...baby cakes. haha
He also calls me Minnie Mouse a lot because of my love for Disney & my pink Minnie Mouse pajamas!

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
1. His strong relationship with Christ-so thankful for a husband with a heart for God.
2. His beautiful heart-he is the sweetest person I've ever meet! He is so kind to everyone he meets! 
3. His love for me--He always shows me how much he loves me! I'm so blessed to be his wife!

7. Tell us how he proposed?
He took me to dinner at The Butcher Shop. When we got back and walked into my apartment there were roses everywhere & my favorite love song {Today by Joshua Radin} was playing in the background. Then he got down on one knee & asked me to be his forever :)

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day or strawberries, champagne, & rose petals?
He is a flowers & cupcakes type. Cupcakes>champagne! :)

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop in a movie and relax on the couch?
Both! But since we don't live near the beach, I will have to say movie & couch.

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant other one day. If you could do anything or go anywhere?
I would love to relive our honeymoon! It was definitely the best week of my life!
Another week at Disney, just the two of us would be amazing!

11. Tell us what you plan on doing this Valentine's Day.
We are going to eat some yummy food, then watch a movie! Very simple, but so us :)

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's Day?
Nope. We decided this V-day we are just giving cards & a very small gift. $10 spending limit!
So, something small like a tasty treat or a movie! 

13. Give us one piece of advice for keeping a relationship strong & full of love.
Keep CHRIST at the center of your relationship.

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

During our wedding ceremony we washed each others feet. 

We did this to symbolize our commitment to serve each other, just as Christ did in the book of John, chapter 13. Christ washed his disciples feet to set an example for us. As Christians, Christ has called us to serve one another. So instead of lighting candles or mixing sand during the ceremony, I wanted to do something to show our commitment to serve each other & to serve Christ. 

To me, this is love. :)


Faith said...

SO beautiful :)

i love that you washed each other's feet during your ceremony. we did God's Knot.

Anna said...

precious. I loved reading this. :)

Tamara said...

So sweet! I've loved reading this!

Holly said...

So sweet! Pictures are beautiful :)

Jamie said...

So sweet!

Sarah said...

Loved reading this!

Ashlee said...

Aw I love your love story! So cute. I love your "What Love Means To You" pictures.


Sunkissed and Southern said...

oh my goodness, i have never seen that during a wedding ceremony! that is really really beautiful and so special. what a cool idea!

Pamela said...

Ahh! Loved this! You two are adorable!!

Pamela M said...

Beauiful wedding pics!!! New follower :o)

Jillian @ Newlywed in Nashville said...

Happy 9 month anniversary! That is so exciting! :) I love reading about your story, it's so sweet!

P!nky said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww what a sweet sweet post! So adorable! God surely had a plan for you both!

Love the last pictures, so amazing.


Samantha said...

oh my gosh this just made me tear up! Your love story is simple but so true. I have been with my bf for about 2 years and some change and I have been praying every night for him to find christ. It's so important in a marriage or any relationship at that fact. You are so blessed and grateful! :D

Ashley Paige said...

Beautiful love story- I've LOVED reading today's link ups! So much, in fact, that I'm sharing our story on the blog tomorrow! It only took two naptimes and an entire Disney movie to write it ;) Oh, life with a Toddler! Definitely a new follower!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh gosh, your love story sounds just like mr. taylor and i's. we've known each other since we were 15 years old, having every single class together, but didn't start officially dating until we were 21. Got married when we were 23 and keep on lovin' :)
xo TJ

Tiffany said...

Wow that is amazing!! I've never been to a wedding where they have washed each others feet! That is awesome!

Kristen Danielle said...

I really enjoyed reading this! :)

How sweet that y'all washed each other's feet. Can I ask a silly question?? I'm sure the feet washing has a significant meaning... what does it mean?

Courtney B said...

I LOVED reading this about you and your hubs! Cutest couple EVER :) What a perfect day to find your blog!
I totally agree! Keeping Christ at the center of the relationship/marriage is crucial.
P.s. you were a STUNNING bride!

Megan said...

I love that you two washed each others feet. What a great testament to your love and your relationship with Christ!

Laura said...

Such a cute love story! You guys are adorable!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

this is beautiful!! anad i love how your did the washing of the feet ceremony...so beautiful!!!

Krista Lynn said...

This is so beautiful! What a gorgeous picture with such an amazing/powerful meaning!

Stephanie said...

I love the foot washing ceremony! My brother is a pastor, and he and his wife did this with my grandmother's antique wash basin. It was so beautiful!

Your story is so sweet...I loved reading through it and seeing all the pictures! : )

Roxy said...

I've never seen the washing of the feet in a wedding ceremony. How original! Congrats newlyweds!

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dina vanessa mercado said...

a love story made in heaven!!! i so admire your love for Christ and for each other... truly if we put Christ in our lives especially in our relationships with our love ones, it would last forever... love what you did on your wedding day, washing each others feet is a sign of humility and willingness to submit to God and each other... love love love you both!!! a beautiful lady with an equally handsome man!!! wooohooo!!! love your blog!! so following you now... may you be continually blessed by God... hope you could visit my blog too.. kisses!!!

Brittany said...

I LOVE that you washed each other's feet. So unique and symbolic. Y'all are such a beautiful couple! Have you seen the show "The Lying Game" on ABC Family? I think you look a lot like the star of that show :)

Mrs. in Memphis said...

I love this post! What a great way for your readers to get a glimpse into your lives as a married couple. :)

Eclectically E said...

so happy to have found your blog!! Happy 9 month anniversary :) you were a gorgeous bride!!!

Mrs. Mama said...

those last two pictures are amazing {all of them are amazing}... but i love that you guys did this to show your commitment to one another.

loved how he proposed, so sweet and intimate.

i need to set a spending limit as well!

Brittany said...

I love the way you washed each others feet. What a testimony!

Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

loved hearing all your lovely details! the washing of the feet is so sweet :)

Leslie said...

We got married on the same day!!!! We were married 9 months yesterday also :) YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

Hi! love your blog! you also picked a fabulous day to get married ;) happy 9mo!

glad you found me yesterday. I am new a follower of you too now!

Kathy C. said...

I love the fact that you and your hubby did a foot washing during your ceremony. That is such an important symbol of love and devotion. As Christians we should always remember the commitment we make to our spouses. Kudos!!

Whitney said...

shut up. I teared up a little bit seeing that y'all washed each other's feet at the ceremony. :)

Summer said...

what a great story. i never heard of the washing of the feet but that is awesome! how cute he cause you minnie mouse lol...i love disney too! You are goregous girl and I just love your wedding photos and your story!

jennifer blair said...

Oh my goodness. This is such a sweet post! I love that you washed each other's feet in your ceremony! What a great picture of love Beautiful!

TaraR said...

Ummm talk about a story book romance!? This was precious, I loved every bit of this God ordained love story. What a sweet & genuine love....melt my heart <3

Heather at 123 said...

Love your story! I really love the last two pictures.

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Kayla @ Keepin' Up With the Klaassens said...

New follower! I think your ceremony is so sweet, I've never heard of that before but it definitely shows true love. Congrats on 9 months!

Renee said...

OMG! So the whole feet washing thing just made me tear up. I love it.

Amanda said...

I absolutely loved reading your love story! This was a great start to reading and catching up on who you are from your blog :)

Kristina said...

Loved your story! Of course the feet at the end. It makes me think we should have thought of that!! :) new follower!

College Dating said...

The two of you are a perfect match made in heaven! I was really inspired reading every details of your love story. :) God bless you more in your endeavors together. I'm happy for the both of you.