What's Your Love Story Link Up!


Today I'm linking up with Becky for her awesome Valentine's Day link up!
1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
Justin and I have been 'together' since December 27th, 2006! We've been dating since March 17th, 2007!
So next month it will be 5 years! :)

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
Our love story is very long! So I'll sum up the first part and then you can check out the second part HERE!
Long story short, Justin stole me away from a major tool one of his friends that was playing me for a fool. They fought over me {literally} and well, we know who won! At least he got a nice prize! ;)
Pretty much how it went down...

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}
As you can see, our love story turned out to have a happy ending!
We got married August 27th 2011! We will be married for 6 months this month! I can't believe it! :)

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 had a very big wedding at the church where I grew up! We had around 250-275 guests and a beautiful reception that followed!

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
He calls me babe, baby, Jerry {long story} or wifey. I call him babe, babbey, hubs, hubby, hubba-wubba, boo, booie, pork chop.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
1. The way he makes me laugh. I can be having the worst day and no matter what I'm going through he can always cheer me up. He knows exactly what to do and say to make everything okay. I love that so much about him!

2. His smile. When he smiles at me, he makes me feel like I'm the only girl in the world. It's like no one else matters besides me. It's such a special feeling!

3. His heart. He has such a big heart. I know that he would do anything for me with out thinking of himself first.

How can that not make you laugh?

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
Justin decided to take me to Newport for my 19th birthday. He made reservations to this really nice place called Jeff Ruby's Waterfront! He requested a window view seat over looking the river and down town Cincinnati! We ordered $35.00 dollar steaks and had a very romantic dinner! After dinner Justin and I walked around the levy and decided to get ice cream! While we were eating our ice cream he asked me if I wanted to take a walk over to the bridge to take pictures! I quickly responded with a giant, "YES!" (surprised that Justin wanted to take pictures?) On our way over there we saw that we couldn't get over to the bridge because it was blocked off. So we decided to stop there at the overlook of the bridge! Justin gave me a big hug and said, "I love you baby, always have and always will..." I leaned back from the hug and responded with, "why are you being so sweet!?" He went on to tell me that it was my birthday and that was the reason why! ... A few minutes later he asked me if I still wanted to marry him? I was thinking, "duh, why are you even asking me this?!" (in my head!) but responded with, "of course I do!" Right then he looked at me and got down on his right knee and said, "Lauren, will you marry me, and make me the happiest man, and be my wife?!" Tears of joy and happiness filled my eyes! I don't even remember saying yes?! I was to busy jumping up and down and crying! He did everything perfectly! He even asked my Daddy's permission! :)

Right before he popped the QUESTION! :)

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
I would have to say BOTH. Depending on his mood, he's very sweet and cute but also very romantic when he wants to be!

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
I'm defiantly a sunset dinner on the beach type of girl! That was my life for a full week in Hawaii and I loved every second of it!

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant other one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
If I could go anywhere with him I would love to just hop on a plane and go wherever it takes us! We both love going new places and surprises so I think it would be so much fun and so spontaneous!

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
We have the entire day off together on V-day so we're starting early with a Valentine's Day breakfast that I'm making for him! That includes heart shaped waffles or pancakes {his choice.} Then we have day plans and dinner reservations to our favorite place Brio! I also told him making a fort that night to camp out in is a must!

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
I've hinted for an edible arrangement but that is all! :)
They're delicious and SO pretty!

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Ladies, always respect your husbands. I've learned this time and time again that they always show the most love/affection when they feel the most respected.

14. Show us a picture of what love means to you.
It's love :)


  1. I am in the process of writing our love story for our wedding website, and seriously thinking of writing a more in depth / honest / funny version of it for the blog! perfect opportunity I am totally linking up!

  2. So fun! Loved reading about y'all ! We had a big wedding too. Big weddings are so fun!

  3. I can't get over how pretty you are Lauren! Loved getting to know you better. Oh and your wedding looks gorgeous :)

  4. Your wedding looked gorgeous! And you two are so cute :)

  5. So sweet! Your proposal story actually made me tear up! Sounds like you two have a lot of fun together! My husband and I are newlyweds also. :)

  6. aww this is such an awesome link up! I had no idea your wedding was so big but it looks absolutely gorgeous! And I love the scandalous how we started dating story hehe


  7. operation find a boy so i can have a love story - - begin now!

  8. Very cute love story!!

  9. Thanks for sharing your story! New follower!! :o)

  10. That last photo is perefection!! You know you're with the right person when you can be a total goofball and laugh. I love these mushy stories! Yay V-Day!! :D

  11. That last picture is SO cute--you guys are adorable! :)

  12. Pretty much going to echo everyone else and say how adorbs your last photo is!

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  13. love number 2 and 8! 2 made me giggle, and 8 is just too sweet for words! i am a sucker for proposal stories. sounds like you found yourself a keeper!

    great story girl!

  14. LOVE your story, and all your pics are so cute! Y'all are the sweetest couple! :)

  15. Loved reading your love story!

  16. I love love your blog!!!! Now following :) follow me?!


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