Monday, February 13, 2006
Ben and I met at school in Wisconsin while washing dishes. We didn't really start talking until about 2 months after that, but as we got to know each other we saw that we had a lot in common and we started to develop feelings for each other. I would find myself hanging out in places where he might pass by just so that I could see him, or maybe talk to him if I was lucky. I liked him but I didn't think I had any chance... till one day when he asked me to go to coffee with him. We walked down to a cute little coffee shop where we talked for hours until I remembered that I was supposed to pick a friend up from work, so I stood up to leave but as I opened the door I heard him say, "Gina, sit back down for a sec..." When I sat down he told me how much he liked me and we decided that we should get to know each other a bit more and consider taking it to the next level. As I left the coffee shop my heart was floating and my mind was filled with diamond rings and wedding dresses... not getting my hopes up at all!! ;) What can I say, I'm a girl. The next month was so fun, we spent almost every day together just getting to know each other and having fun. Pretty soon we realized that this was an awesome relationship and we wanted to make it official. We dated for a while then for summer break we came here to his home in Florida, where he proposed to me on the beach (the one and only perfect proposal, I'm convinced, it still gives me butterflies.) We were married on August 6th in a cute little brick church and it was the best day of my life to that point. Every day since then has been better and better and I'm now the happiest I've ever been.