Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Our Love Story

Linking up with Becky @ From Mrs. to Mama

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

Alberto and I have been together since 4/29/04 .....so almost 8 years :)

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}

Well we don't have a long sappy love story like most.  I was living in PA and he was in NJ and I had just had my heart broken by a guy I was head over heels for.  I was surfing around on this site that was kinda like myspace ...chatting with people .....and I saw this really cute guy! I thought he kinda looked like Enrique Iglesias in the profile pic so I sent him a message.  I wasn't really looking for anything serious...being that my heart had just been ripped out..........but we chatted back and forth a few times. Then after about a month or so we exchanged numbers and played phone tag for about 2 weeks.  When we finally did speak we talked on the phone till about 4 am ....and everyday after that we would talk all  night.  Kinda wierd for never meeting face to face right :)

After about 3 months we met face to face and we went to Central Park in NYC.  We went to the top of Belvedere Castle and he just came out and said "Would you like to be my girlfriend?"...SO CUTE! and we moved in together about 2 months after that and have been together ever since!

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}

Not yet ......but were were engaged at one time.  Then we hit a bit of a rough patch in our relationship and basically were unengaged.  Now things are better than ever and we have been talking about getting married again.  I really hope we do get married.  We have 2 beautiful children and we both love eachother very much :)

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding? If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?

If you asked me this question 4 yrs ago I would say I want a huge over the top wedding but now I think I would love something more intimate like just me and my honey on a beach with our 2 little ones :)

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

I call him Nene, Tito, Pito, Boober, Boobie, Bebe, Babe.  He calls me honey, mama, mami, booba, baby :)

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
  • He is super funny....always joking and always the life of the party.
  • Alberto is very spontaneous and always thinks of fun random things to do with me and the kids...so weekend plans are usually his call.
  • He isn't afraid to cry in front of me .......and for someone who is a serious tough guy....I love to see him let his guard down once in awhile and be vulnerable :)
    Love him!


    7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?

    So remember I told you we were engaged once before?  Well his whole family was visiting us New Years Eve from Puerto Rico.  He picked me up from work and told me to get dressed up nice.  I thought that was wierd since we were just staying in.  His one cousin was pregnant on bedrest so everyone was in PJ's and I didn't want to be the only one dressed up so i refused.  LOL....Mr. V was kind of upset with my for that.

    So at the end of the night ......everyone was giving a little speech doing a toast .......and Mr. V. starts his .....i wasn't really paying attention because in my mind all i could think was "What the hell am I gonna say?  I suck at speeches."  Then I notice him stuttering and I turned to look at him and he was on one knee with the ring in his hand.  Being that he's quite the jokester....I said, "Are you joking with me?"  He started laughing ..........and I just kept saying "Are you for real?"  Finally he said, "Well are you gonna say yes or what?"

    Of course I said yes.  But we never actually tied the knot because kids came into the picture.......then like I said we hit a little rough spot.  Now things are so much better .......so hopefully Mr. V. will pop the question again.  2 proposals would be pretty awesome :)

    8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?

    Well since his last name is Valentin (hence the blog name) he LOVES V-day.  He thinks its "HIS" holiday so he usually goes all out......lobster, Filet Minon, Chocolate, Wine........So he is definitely a romantic dinner kind of guy :) Remeber last year I posted this pic....this was the dinner he made me .....and there was also wine and chocolate.

    9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?

    I'm definitely a walk on the beach gal.  Because while I do love snuggling up on the couch I have a tendecy to fall asleep ...like ALL THE TIME....not very romantic huh?

    10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?

    Visit Panama and Spain where my family comes from and also visit Seychelles, Africa....one of my dream vacation spots.  But I would also very much like to go on a church missions trip with him :)

    11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.

    Wellllllllllllllllllll................we have a babysitter which is a miracle in itself ..........so we will probably venture into NYC for dinner and I'm hoping to finally go on one of those horse carriage rides in Central Park :)

    12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?

    No not really...boring right?  Just some quality time with my honey ....kid free :)

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

    Trust is #1 but also taking time to not get to comfortable and still have date nights.  We fall short of this all too often with kids being our #1 priority.  Sometimes you need to put yourselves first.

    14. Show us a picture of what love means to you.

    Old people in love always melts my heart!

    But also Dad's and daughters together :) True Love!...Sofia was just 2 here!


    1. aww erica i love ALL this! loved your how you met story... so cute that you guys talked first for a while before you actually met. and i never knew that you guys were engaged once!

      my favorite part? the fact that your honey thinks v-day is HIS day! haha i LOVE it!

      1. Thanks hun! I got lucky with V-day I guess because he loves it too :)

        I hope we get engaged again .....I mean we introduce eachother as "fiance" but I hope we have an official engagement again :-)

    2. I'm so glad I came across your blog! I love y'all's story! I hope you get your carriage ride :)

    3. i really don't believe on love online but you prove me wrong. I just hope that you achieve your dreams pretty soon.
      Stay happy and in-love always.

    4. Great love story you got here! God bless you both and congratulations. :)


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