February 14, 2013

be mine?

happy valentine's day!
today is sort of gloomy and cold and my toes are mostly numb and hurty.
but garrett and i are going on a date of sorts tonight. and i'm pretty excited about that. also pretty excited for the cute little cystic zit that decided to make a Valentine's day appearance. seriously, when will i be an adult and not break out?

now for a butt load of pictures of me and garrett from when we were mere embryos/freshmen in college to the present. 
you're pumped. i can tell.

(i'll have you know it took no less than an hour to get those pictures up and organized in chronological order..since blogger took the liberty of scrambling them once i uploaded them. and also deleting half of them.) but you know, whatever. it's cupid's birthday. it's worth the time if it means i get to be all weirdly nostalgic and gushy looking at pictures of us growing up and falling in love. i also like watching my hair grow. it's a rare occurrence, so i enjoy it when i can see it.

today i'm  joining in on this valentine's day link up hosted by The Life of A Not So Ordinary Wife

a few days ago i asked garrett a series of questions that he ought to know about me/our marriage. the first answers are my own. just so you know just how far off or on base garrett was with his responses. also, i just typed everything he said verbatim. it was sort of fun.

How long have you been married? 
kate:2 years, 10 months.
garrett: "almost 3 years."
Where was your first date? 
kate: it's hard to say since we never really dated.Ruby Tuesday..?
garrett: "Ruby Tuesday...or a graveyard. you pick."
Where was your first kiss? 

kate: on the front porch of the Fawson House in Virginia.
garrett:"on the porch at SVU. Fawson."
Who first said, "I love you"? 
kate: Garrett did.
garrett: "pff..me."
What were your wedding colors? 

kate: aqua blue and red.
garrett: "i don't know what color to call it. teal blue? and red."
What is her most commonly used phrase? 

kate: i don't even..whatever.
garrett: "i just make crap up." (he's right. i do say that a lot.)
Who is her celebrity crush? 

kate: christian bale
garrett: "christian bale"
If she was ordering drinks for both of you what would you each get? 
kate: water for me. coke/diet coke for him.
garrett:"you would get a Diet Coke or water..but i guess if you're saying drinks you mean a drink. Not just water. Right? Or should i say water? and if it was available, Cherry Coke for me. Now if we're at Sonic it's a little different.." (i had to cut him off. it was getting cray)
What is the best meal she has ever cooked you? 
kate: ranch pork chops.
garrett: indian
What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you?
kate:pizza. (the pizza was good. i totally ate it. garrett just decided he didn't like the sauce that day.)
garrett:"THAT pizza. it's the only meal i've ever not liked. so that's pretty good."
What is the most-played song on her iPod? 

kate: something Taylor Swifty.
garrett:"Red-the Taylor Swift album" 
What would she say is your most annoying habit? 

kate:not stopping something when i ask him to. (ie foot tapping or weird noise making.)
garrett: "my leg twitching." (that, too.)
What is the last thing she does before she goes to bed? 
kate:check all social media platforms.
garrett: "brush your teeth. because first you take out your contacts and then you wash your face and then you brush your teeth. and then you get in bed and then we cuddle."
If you could throw out one item of her clothing what would it be? 
kate:my gym t-shirt from middle school.
garrett: "i don't dislike any of your clothes. so i guess like an old pair of underwear?" (can i just interject that i was so not expecting that..i don't even...whatever.)
What would you say is your favorite thing about her? 
kate:my butt.
garrett:"your Jesus feet. they're just really soft and perfect. but i mean..i honestly just kind of like that you do love me for some reason. that's my favorite thing." (it was weird at first, but then it turned kind of sweet. and that is probably the most accurate description anyone could ever give of my husband..weird at first and then kind of sweet.)
What's her go-to drink at Starbucks? 

kate: PTL
garrett: "that passion lemonade thing. or maybe peppermint hot chocolate."
What's her blog's name?

kate: Eloquent Graffiti
garrett: "Eloquent Graffiti...but i still can't spell it."

not half bad for never dating, eh?!
that boy, i do just love him lots. 
pretty glad he's my valentine for foreva.
i have to go shower now. i have a hot date tonight.

(come back soon to read about how not hot our date actually is.)


lyrics: i'm giving you all my love, i'm still looking up.


  1. Haha he did so good! You guys know each other well, way to go! I love all those pictures of you guys. Your kids are going to have the most gorgeous eyes on the planet!

    1. oh, i really hope so! haha all of my nieces and nephews have the prettiest eyes ever. and i hope my kids don't fall short of that. :)

  2. Ok all of those pictures are GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!
    I LOVed your wedding photo! I need to read back and see more!
    Hope your date was beautiful! Can't wait to read about it!

  3. love all the pictures! you guys are too cute!! xx

  4. Such a gorgeous couple! I love your photos, especially the one with the stuff on your teeth haha. (P.S. My husband and I love the Red Sox). I am so happy the Pretty Living PDX sent me your way!

  5. I love all the pictures!!! I like your blonde hair the best :) but maybe that's b/c I'm a blonde too. And I'm running the color run with 2 of my best girlfriends when it comes to Nashville in March! Yay!!

    1. thanks! i love blonde, too. but i get bored so easily. it's the curse of a hair stylist, i guess.

  6. ha :) I just love your pictures! It is fun watching you two grow up!

  7. You've always been the cutest! I didn't date my husband either, gal. And he never proposed. So we also make crap up! We tell wild stories about how he proposed and when people gasp and say, "Really?!" we're all, 'no.'

  8. LOL, I love that he said "that passion Lemonade thing" my husband always teases me about my Starbucks drink :) He did really good too! Your pictures are ADORABLE and how cute are your bridesmaids dresses and shoes?! Glad I found your blog through the Pretty Living Giveaway & that she sent me over to say hi! :)

  9. LOVE the Color Run photo! Doing my first in July and I can't wait! Pretty Living PDX sent me :)

  10. Love this questionnaire. I might borrow some questions to use for our 4th anniversary this August. Pretty Living PDX sent me. :)

  11. I found you through Lawless Life! Great blog! Yall make a cute couple.

  12. You are so tiny and cute! I LOVE your wedding picture. Putting all the old pics in Chronological order is so time consuming, but it's awesome seeing the progression :)

    PS. Did you know that you are a "no-replycommentor"? It's probably because of Google+. It did the same thing to me. Just wanted to give you a heads up!

  13. You are SO PRETTY!! LOVE the pictures :)
    And this was the perfect time to find your blog... so fun to read about your love. You two are the cutest!

  14. Cute pictures! I especially like the last one.

    "i just make crap up." <-- LOL.

  15. Hello, new follower from Pretty Living PDX. You and your hubby look so sweet together!

  16. I absolutely love you and your husband! Too adorable :) And Garrett's answers were so funny.


  17. Hey, Pretty Living PDX sent me. You guys are the prettiest couple I have ever seen, for real. You both look like models. I LOVE your wedding pic the most :) I hope you guys have a great future together, but it's pretty obvious you will!!


  18. It's probably wrong how much I love you guys. But I don't even care. You guys are just the cutest.