>> How long have you been dating and/or married?
She Said: 3 ½ years
He Said: 3 ½ years
>> What did you think of each other when you first met? Was it love at first sight?
The first time we met was in between classes at UNT, he was in a huge hurry and it was super hot outside so it was more of a hi and bye meeting. Several months later around Christmas time we were able to meet again through mutual friends and I was so excited to see him and had instant butterflies. He’s so handsome : )
He Said: Well the very first time we met was just kind of in passing and I was on my way to a particularly stressful class at UNT, so I didn’t really think much of anyone, but the first time we got to sit down and talk a couple of months later, I was definitely taken.
>> What have you learned from your relationship?
I’ve learned that it’s much more important respect each other and compromise on things that is it is to be right all the time.
He Said: I think I’ve learned quite a bit about compromise and forgiveness
>> Who makes the decisions in your relationship?
Most decisions, like where to eat or what movie to see are pretty mutual but on major decisions I would say I default to Branden
He Said: Most decisions are pretty mutual
>> When did you know you had found "the one"?
She Said: "
The One” makes me feel like I’m in a romantic comedy and not real life so I feel a little silly talking in those terms, but what I can say is that Branden is all the things I value in a man and I’m so happy with our life right now and I know I will be happy for a very long time.
He Said: I have a difficult time subscribing to the idea of a “one”, but what I can subscribe to is the fact that Kelsey compliments many of the areas where I am weak and visa versa. That and she’s just fun to have around.
>> What is the best advice you have to offer a new couple?
She Said: Pick
your battles. There are things worth fighting for but most of the time it’s really not worth it.
He Said: Just have fun. If you can’t laugh with the person you’re with, it’s going to be tough
>> What was your first date?
We went on an awesome date, he drove an hour to my apt to pick me up and took me to Dallas to eat and go ice-skating. It was so fun and I had never been before! We skated and talked for about two hours, which must have been love because my ankles hurt after about fifteen minutes. : ) Then he drove me all the way back home and then an drove an hour to his house. I didn’t realize at the time how sweet that was, because I didn’t know he lived that far away!
He Said: Maggiano’s and ice skating
>> What are five words that describe you?
Tenderhearted, imaginative, protective, creative, focused
He Said: Easy-going, independent, random, art appreciate, creative
>> What are five words that describe your significant other?
She Said: Passionate, adventurous, talented, principled, witty
He Said: Caring, crafty, thoughtful, organized, artsy