Wednesday, June 19, 2013

love life



I am spilling about my love life a little bit today, linking up with A. Liz Adventures, a Charlotte blogger I met at Dee's baby shower last year. It's fun to link up with other bloggers (because I've been a bit MIA in the cybernets lately) and  it's fun to read about how other couples' romances work (because I'm nosy!). You can share about your own l-o-v-e or just read more love stories here


In Baltimore Harbor during the early days of dating

{1} Describe your dating life prior to finding your husband/boyfriend/fiancé.


During high school I had two boyfriends. The relationships both lasted years, the second, more serious one, until after I graduated college. It wasn’t until I moved to D.C. that I ever even casually dated, but I did for many years. Cue Love is a Battlefield. After tiring of the Washington dating scene, I decided to put up an online dating profile on match.com. I saw Dan’s profile and reached out to him. I wrote about finding love online for Gwen in Love, and you can read our full story here

Honeymooning in Morocco


{2} Describe your husband/boyfriend/fiancé in one word. How would he describe me in one word?

SMART.  When you type in an address to GPS, you can thank my husband when you arrive at your destination.  Dan kind of invited GPS in the way that Al Gore invited the internet,…which is not at all. BUT, he was part of a team that wrote the computer code for the earliest GPS systems used by the U.S. military. That work led the way for all of us to have GPS on our phones and in our cars. The odds are high that some of his coding still connects satellites today.  

His initial answer to a one-word description of me would probably be crazy, but then he’d be more thoughtful and say something about my being kind-hearted. 


{3} You had a really silly fight. Embarrassing silly. What was it about?

There was this antique bench I bought once…when I was jobless. We'd just moved in together and Dan was supporting me, even though we weren’t even engaged. At the time, he found the purchase (and my defense of it) a tad frivolous. Since then, Dan has come to appreciate the bench and accept that his opinion on home furnishings will never rarely matter much. I've learned to at least give major purchases a mention before shopping at stores with a no return policy.


{4} In three sentences (and only three!), describe where you both hope to be in 5-years.

1. I wish for success in our careers.  
2. I hope for a collection of some kids, some passport stamps, and some more antique furniture to fill a forever house. 
3. I pray that that home, somewhere near or on the Bay, will be filled for many, many years with healthy family and friends.

Lunch at Marbella Club on our honeymoon

{5}  Tell us something about your husband/boyfriend/fiancé we wouldn't know from reading your blog.

Despite his contribution to the global positioning system, he’s pretty terrible at directions.   

Also, he's a very devoted dog dad. Living with bitches has made him such a softy. 

Dan and Norma at a recent vet visit


{6} What's one thing you never thought you'd do in front of your husband/boyfriend/fiancé, but you did? 

 It rhymes with smart.

7 comments:

DeAnna Stephens said...

Love this! That's so funny about the word 'smart'. That was Brad's first word about Dan too. He said quote, 'He's a smart cat!' ;-)

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

This is so awesome. You had me laughing! And I will forever think about Dan now when I hear the words "calculating route" in my car!

Alayna said...

love this all!!!!

MCW said...

You crack me...living with bitches, love is a battlefield and him calling you crazy. When are you free?

Leigh Powell Hines said...

This is awesome. Great story. I need to do more of these things.

katie @ team skelley said...

As sweet and funny as that was, I have to admit that I am squeeing at Norma's ears. She is SO CUTE!

Whitney of Washington said...

This is SO sweet! :)

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