The Adventure Starts Here: The Guy Behind The Blog - August Edition

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Guy Behind The Blog - August Edition

In hopes to share some more random information about Chris, I'm back today for  The Guys Behind the Blog link-up.   Chris mentioned that this month's questions were not his favorite.  But I have to say it's kind of fitting for them to be "love related" since this is also the month we were married... we celebrate 5 years of marriage tomorrow!  

1 // Share a funny wedding story with us - it could be from your own or one you attended.
Not that funny of a story but I was at a wedding maybe 6 years ago, and the best man gave literally the worst speech I've ever heard, and that includes all oral presentations in high school, etc.    A year or so later, I was asked to be a best man by my great college friend Joe.    I said yes, but then panic set in as I realized that I would have to give a best man's speech, to upwards of 300 people!   Anyway, I prepare and wrote out a very thorough speech.   This was the first Meghan and I had ever attended together.   Also, my parents were there, so I had quite a few key eyes on me as well.   Anyway, the speech went fairly well, but the big joke was that in my printout of my speech, I actually wrote my first and last name in the first sentence, as if I was going to be so nervous that I'd even forget my own name.    Oh well, better safe than sorry!

2 // On the topic of love, who was your childhood crush?
Probably the first girl that I ever had a crush on was in like 2nd grade, and her name was Kelly.   She and I were both shy and we both seemed to have a crush on each other, but before I knew it, her family moved away to another state and my dreams had been crushed, haha.

3 // What is your top love language? What is your significant other's love language? 
I guess my top love language is acts of service.   I like doing the manly chores like taking the garbage and recycling out or mowing the lawn or fixing something, or getting things ready for a trip or washing the car, etc.     Meghan's love language is maybe words of affirmation.

4 // How did you meet your significant other? 
My mom knew Meghan because Meghan worked at the dentist's office during high school, and my mom has been a fixture at the dentist's office for years.  Years later, when Meghan went in for a routine cleaning, my mom found out Meghan was single and got her number and email address and gave them to me.    It's ironic because my brother was also single at the time, and he's closer to Meghan's age, but somehow I won the phone number lottery that day.   haha

5 // If you're engaged or married, how did you propose? If you're not, how did you ask your girl out? 
I didn't want to get engaged at a restaurant or something like that, so I thought about a unique place that I could propose.   I had planned to take Meghan to a Penn State football game in mid-Oct, so I planned everything around proposing that weekend, at Penn State.   My idea was to watch the football game, then walk across campus to the nittany lion shrine, which is a big photo op site, and pop the question.   At the time, somehow assumed there's be very few people there, but since it was a football game, I was very wrong.   There were probably 50-100 people standing in line to take a picture with the shrine, so when I got on one knee, I was way more nervous than I thought I would be.   From what I remember, people who saw what was going on cheered and stuff, so that was pretty cool, but it was kind of a blur, so I don't remember a ton from that moment.   Looking back, it would've been cool to have a video of the moment, and the crowd reaction, but we have some pictures of the before and after, so that'll have to do.

Also, don't forget to link up your back to school posts!


  1. Such a very sweet engagement story! And yikes!!! Speaking for 300+ people? That's quite a wedding!!! Beautiful wedding picture! Happy early anniversary!

  2. Oh my gosh!!! I always thought it would be so cool to be a MOH but then come speech time, oh no! I'd be terrified. I love that he wrote down his first and last name haha. I think I'd have to do the same!

  3. I am a HUGE college football fan... or just any football really ... so I love how Chris asked you there.


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