cinemagraph_phootshoot LOVE SESSION IN INDIANA

During Christmas break of 2011, I was stressed out and in the middle of the second year of my Master's degree in flute performance, and I just wanted someone to take me on a date. I met Christopher (aka tree_arms101) on OkCupid. We met in person the day before Christmas Eve for sushi and beer in Owensboro, KY, and we've been together ever since! To say Christopher is a trooper is an understatement. I was living near Nashville at the time we met, and he drove 3 hours every weekend (one way!) for nearly 4 months to see me. He had already applied and been accepted to graduate schools for psychology in KY, but when I decided to move to Tallahassee, FL to pursue my doctorate at FSU, he simply applied to more schools further south to be nearer to me; no questions asked. For two years, he drove 4 hours every weekend (one way!) from Georgia to Florida to be with me. Now we live happily together in Tallahassee with our cat, Beena 🙂 Christopher and I are homebodies for sure, but we LOVE food, especially brunch, so most of our activities revolve around eating! rocker_in_love (1 of 99) rocker_in_love (2 of 99) rocker_in_love (3 of 99)

THE PROPOSAL

Christopher kind of hinted at our proposal. He told me to make sure my schedule was clear on a particular Monday in June 2014. I dressed up and was on guard the whole day, but it never happened, so I got frustrated and changed into comfy clothes and was a little irritable to be honest! He said he wanted to go out for dessert crepes, so we got those and headed over to a park in Tallahassee. I found out later that Christopher had actually reserved the whole park for us that evening, but when we arrived, there was another couple hanging out. I could tell Christopher was mad. We sat at a bench and ate our crepes while silently wishing the trespassers to go away, haha! When they finally left, Christopher took me by the hand and led me around the park. We sat at a little table in front of a historic home on the property that had one single rose on it. He said he wanted to take pictures of me looking off at the enormous oak tree, and when he said he was done and I turned around, he was down on one knee! My parents came into town to visit the following day, so getting to tell them the news in person was extra special. rocker_in_love (4 of 99) rocker_in_love (5 of 99) rocker_in_love (6 of 99) rocker_in_love (7 of 99) rocker_in_love (8 of 99) rocker_in_love (11 of 99) rocker_in_love (9 of 99) rocker_in_love (12 of 99) rocker_in_love (13 of 99) rocker_in_love (14 of 99) rocker_in_love (15 of 99) rocker_in_love (18 of 99) rocker_in_love (19 of 99) rocker_in_love (20 of 99) rocker_in_love (21 of 99) rocker_in_love (22 of 99) rocker_in_love (23 of 99) rocker_in_love (24 of 99) rocker_in_love (25 of 99) rocker_in_love (26 of 99) 1rocker_in_love-(27-of-99) rocker_in_love (50 of 99) rocker_in_love (51 of 99) rocker_in_love (52 of 99) 2rocker_in_love-(60-of-99) rocker_in_love (54 of 99) rocker_in_love (55 of 99) rocker_in_love (56 of 99) rocker_in_love (57 of 99) rocker_in_love (58 of 99) rocker_in_love (59 of 99)