Wow- You guys wrote a lot of good questions and I have really enjoyed thinking and writing about them all. So lets get started! I have written a lot and I hope if you have time you will read…
Here are the first set of questions you asked all pertaining to Kev and Me:
1. How did we meet?
We both went to Framingham State College. He started there and I came in half way thru Sophomore year. Our first class together was Art History. I didn’t know anyone and I sat next to him because I thought we could be friends because he had a patch on his coat of a band that I really liked. A few classes later he asked if I wanted a ride to a show that we found out we were both going to. I freaked out because I didnt know him and told him no. haha! Its a real long story and if you are dying to know details you can write me and I will fill you in but to keep the story short after a few classes together we become really good friends. One day after our bookmaking and letterpress class he told me he had to tell me something. We went back to my room and told me he really liked me and knew we were meant to be together and that he didn’t know what to do because we each had a boyfriend and a girlfriend at the time. Crazy huh? I said I didn’t know what he wanted me to do because I had a boyfriend. Even though secretly I totally loved him. My boyfriend at the time sucked and I had been with him for 5 years. I guess I was just scared to leave. Anyways, then he told me he couldn’t see me anymore than because it was to hard for him. Ouch! I was crushed. Well fast forward 7 months and we had to hang out for a friends birthday and I finally knew I had to break up with my boyfriend. The day I broke up with him was Kev and me’s first date. haha whoops. We went to see out favorite band Silent Drive’s Cd Release show. Their new cd was called “Love is Worth it.” and we both agreed love was worth it. That cd will always be one of our favorites.
2. What made me fall in love with him? and how did I know he was the one?
I fell in love with him because he is the most caring and sweet person I have ever know. He has a huge heart and is so so passionate about things. He makes me laugh and he has the funniest sense of humor. He treats me like a princess. He makes me amazingly awesome things which sweep me off my feet. He is beyond talented in what he does and we share so many goals for life. He loves art, music and adventures. And of course being a gal from Canada, the icing on the cake was he was a hockey player. I knew he was the one because know matter what happened in my life good or bad it was something I wanted to go thru with him. There was no doubt. I loved my friends but I loved him more. When something exciting was going to happen I just wanted him there to experience it with and the same goes with something bad or sad. He truly is my bestest friend. (sappy i know- sorry just being honest)
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3. How did he propse?
Well if you know us we really don’t do anything by the book. So honestly neither was out engagement/wedding. We had talked about getting married but also really wanted to move something warm. We had always joked that we’d get married when we decided to move somewhere because then we could start fresh and not have anything real belongings yet. Well I applied to a teaching job in Hawaii as a joke. Well not a joke but I didn’t think I had a chance being that I lived in Mass. Well they called me on a Wednesday for a phone interview. They offered me the Job on Thursday and told me I had till Tuesday to let them know. Friday every single person in my family started showing up from all over the country for my sisters wedding that was on Sunday. I didn’t say anything to any one except Kev because it was her weekend. Well Sunday evening came around, it was late like after midnight and we were finally back at my parents house after all the celebration, so I told my parents. We had a family meeting on Monday night (mine and Kevs parents) to talk about if they would give us their blessing to move so far away. By the end of the meeting we were getting really excited and my dad goes “does this mean you are engaged?” and we looked at each other and just started laughing. We had no ring but we wanted to get married more than anything! It was awesome because I had all these relatives and my best friend there because of my sisters wedding that got to be a part of that night that normally wouldn’t have because they live in Canada. We all toasted with champagne! The next day we went to the jewelers and we picked out a ring together. It was so fun! Then a few days later when it was ready we drove to Framingham to a special spot we use to hang out in college and he got down on one knee and officially asked me to marry him.
3. What was your wedding like?
We got engaged on May 24th(? I think thats the day) and we had to leave to drive cross country and move on July 2nd. We were already going on a cruise in June for my moms 50th so we decided why not get married on a Cruise. We got married on June 16th in the morning as we docked in Key West, FL. We had a JP come on the boat (who was crazy by the way and it was awesome) and we got married in front of our parents and siblings in the viking lounge on the ship. It was awesome and amazing and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. It cost us like $1000 bucks + my dress and our rings and that was it. Before the actually ceremony we all gathered in my parents stateroom (they had a balcony) and my dad gave us a little service. Both parents spoke and I feel like that is where we really got married all cuddled in a little room with each other. The other stuff was just a formality that we laughed and giggled all the way thru. It was the most romantic thing ever. You can read more of my thoughts on it HERE. We got engaged, Married and moved to Hawaii all in 5 weeks.
4. Wedding Pictures?
If you go to the top right of my site you can click on Gallery and see photos of our wedding. I wore a very simple dress. I am not a beading girl, so my dress was plain except for the gathered sections at bottom and a gray silk ribbon around my waist.
5.What Island in Hawaii did you live on?
We lived on Oahu and we just loved it!!
6. How did Kev feel about me starting my blog? Does Kev read your blog?
I had had a Livejournal account since we moved to hawaii so we blogged on that for a year as we lived away from family. I just kept it up when we moved back. Last Jan. I had expressed interest in having a more legit looking blog and wanting to make it more of my passion. He was right on board. He is the one the bought me the domain name for valentines day last year as well as designing my whole site for me.
Kev is I think the biggest fan of jenloveskev. He reads every post and he also reads every comment you guys leave. He is very sweet about how much he loves my blog.
7. How do I take my coffee?
I don’t drink coffee (except mocha ice cream does that count?) I never got into it. I am much more obsessed with tea! Especially Mint green tea. I have about 2-3 cups a day.
8. When do we get to see new apartment pictures?
Although we are all moved in, I still have some things to hang on walls and things to do to make it feel more like our home. We aren’t allowed to paint and I am having a hard time having all cream walls. yuck! I am trying to fill the walls up nicely before we show everyone. Soon though!
9. If I could live anywhere where would that be?
Well now isnt that the million dollar question. hehe. This is something we always talk about. We arent people to settle. Do I think albany will always be my home- no but do I know where that is, no. I do know I have a fondness in my heart for living out near Vancouver. We would really just like to do a lot of exploring to cities around the US and Canada to figure that out. I would say in a fantasy I would love to move and live in Paris.
10. How do we pick up and move with out it seeming like a big deal?
I moved a lot as a kid so the world just seems small to me. I am not afraid of change and well actually love it. So moving and changing locations excites me because of how it will let me grow as a person and all the new things I will get to experience.
11.Does Kev care about how many clothes I buy? Does he get annoyed with it all? Where do I keep all my clothes?
I luckily have a huge walk in closet now that holds all my clothes very nicely. I will have to take a picture someday for you.
hehe now the question about Kev is funny, when he read that one he said “Good Question!”. The answer is yes he does but he has gotten a lot more relaxed about it all. I am not a crazy spender as you all know, I like bargains, thrift stores and clearance racks so he knows that I am respectful of our money and that I try to spend wisely. But I will say we have worked out and I try to stick to a clothing budget for the month.
12.What is the biggest Challenge of being married? What is the best part? Do I hate how people portray marriage now a days?
Umm their are always challenges in relationships but we work on them as best we can together. I will be honest and say that OUR biggest challenge is how we see money. I am a little more of a free spender than Kev who wants to be the big saver. Although we do butt heads over it sometimes, I also think it balances us each out. We have a healthy savings account because of him and we have a little risk taking because of me. It works out for the best in the end.
Hmm the best? Can I say everything? Being Married is the single biggest blessing in my life. I love it more & more every day that goes by. I feel like before we got married I was like “I wont feel any different after we are married” but the truth is the more people I talk to that have gotten married all agree the answer is yes you do feel different. I feel like as soon as we were married I loved kev more than I even did before. It was different, it was better. For me marriage is something I couldn’t be happier with! Its sad that the movies and media portray Marriage as being this terrible thing that ties you down. I hate that! I hate when I hear women saying how stupid their husbands are or men bad mouthing their nagging wife. It makes my heart hurt. I hope that we can be a glimmer of light about marriage out there in such a negative world.
13. Favorite TV show?
The Office is by far our favorite show. I also love 30 rock, Friends, Project Runway and Top Chef.
14.Did I see a lot of love at home from my parents? and do I think that effected how I see my marriage and home today?
This was a really great question. My parents have been married for a very long time. When we were growing up there was A LOT of love in my home. We always felt loved but it was also clear how much my dad loved my mom and my mom loved my dad. They made that clear to us. Sometimes I would be upset about them going on a date together but now I think that is so awesome that they made time for each other like that. I do think my parents are my role models of how marriage a Â should go and I hope that I model that to others and to our future children.
Kev and me def. want a family sometime and when the time is right it will happen and we will be very excited about it.
16. Does kev have an opinion on how I describe our life together?
I am very honest in what I write about us so he never really says anything about it because he feels the same way about what I am writing. He does like to criticize how terrible my grammar and spell is on my blog though. hehe whoops! All I can say is that’s why I am an art teacher not an english teacher…
17. Favorite place in Boston?Â
Boston is def. by far Kev and me’s favorite city. I love love love Boston. We love it best in the summer because we love just wondering around the streets on warm nights. We still love walking along the freedom trail even if we have done it hundreds of times. We love hanging out in the common, eating at outdoor cafes on newbury st. We love Mass Ave. over by the middle east. We love Harvard Sq. and also love love love the Harvard Natural History Museum. We love the northend, and walking along the harbor, we also love the ICA- what a view from there!! I could go on forever!