Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Forced Awkwardness Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

You know my thoughts on "Forced Awkwardness Day" but I must brag on my sweet husband! To say that he's had a rough week, would be a vast understatement. Yesterday alone, (while I had the morning off due to bad weather) he had to get up and drive all the way across Oklahoma City in the snowy mess so that he wouldn't be late for his 7AM Board Exam... Doesn't that sound like a ton of fun?! The test goes from 7am-5pm and then the poor guy had to go on-call from 5pm-10pm at the hospital! Soooo not my idea of a good day. BUT despite all of these stressors and despite being far beyond busy, he somehow made time to pull off the perfect Valentine's Day present and make me feel extra special today! We had agreed that we weren't going to purchase each other presents this year, but this morning I woke up to beautiful flowers! And to make pretty flowers even better, they were arranged in an adorable vase by my very most favorite MacKenzie Childs!! Oh, how I LOVE that slightly overpriced black and white check! I was THRILLED! When the flowers fade away, I'll still have this super cute vase to use over and over! Yet again Brandon added the perfect thoughtful touch! He is such a wonderful husband and I am so very thankful to call him mine!

Ok, so I've seen quite a few of my favorite blogs post this little quiz today and if everyone jumps off the Valentine's Day bridge, then yes, I guess I'm going to jump with them! I didn't include all of the questions because I don't want to spoil all the fun of what is to come in Meeting My Match but here's to a little Forced Awkwardness fun! 

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?

Because we went on years' worth of first dates, we don't have a specific date on which we officially started dating... I think the first time he considered me as his girlfriend was around mid-May of 2010. I mean, he didn't officially call me "girlfriend" or anything, (which kind of makes this sound like a stalker answer) but it was pretty much a done deal at that time... I'd been wanting to claim him months before that! (Stalker answer, confirmed) So, I guess a year and nine months!

2. How did you meet?

We met in Dale Hall at OU during a class... I was late, he was sweet (some things never change)... You can read the whole story on how we met by clicking here: Meeting My Match Part I. You should read it because it's pretty cute (and by "it" I mean my husband... I was late, disheveled and on the borderline of being an idiot)...

3. If married, how long have you been married?

We were married on September 17th, 2011... Three days short of FIVE months and loving every single minute of married life!

Photo by Josh McCullock Photography
4. If you are married, where did you get married? Big or small wedding?

We were married at my family's Ranch. We had 350+ at the wedding, BUT in a small town large weddings aren't uncommon because literally everyone has watched you grow up! And even though Brandon's family and friends had a bit of a drive, they rolled out too! It was so wonderful to be surrounded by all of our favorite people! We felt so loved and very, very blessed!!

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!

I call him BK and B... and when I'm joking I call him "Bwan-den" in a whiny voice like how my little niece says it. I also occasionally call him, (He's going to shoot me for this one) hubby-lovey... I'm not sure where that came from but it kind of stuck! He doesn't really call me anything in particular... just the normal stuff - darling, babe, etc.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.

(a) I love his passion for Christ and his desire to lead our family according to God's perfect plan for us. (b) I love his thoughtfulness and his desire to serve others... He is definitely a giver of his time and attention. I'm always so impressed that amidst the chaos of residency he continues to put others first. (c) I love his humility. It amazes me daily.

7. Tell us how he proposed?

Ohhhh, I can't wait to tell you that wonderful story... but not until we get there in Meeting My Match!

8. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine’s Day.

Well, we have super exciting plans (hence the sarcasm). I have to work a basketball game tonight so Brandon is going to come meet me and we will have a romantic dinner down in the media room and watch a little OU v. Texas hoops! BUT we are going to dinner and a play on Thursday for a fun little date night!

9. Are you asking for anything this Valentine’s day?

Nope, we decided not to do presents since we are splurging and going on an impromptu ski trip later this month!

10. Give us one piece of advice for keeping a relationship strong and full of love.

Every day you have to try your best to out give the other person...

11. Show us a picture of what love looks like to you

Husband helping me plant pansies on his one morning off work. He is all that I could ask for and so much more than I deserve!

Be Blessed!

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