Wednesday, May 1, 2013

They called her Stinky

Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph).

Sarah
Her dad called her Stinky when she was a baby because, let’s face it, she pooped a lot. She grew up in an olive green house on Gemini Street and it was the center of her universe. Her little sister and brother were the ultimate playmates – of course they alternated between loving and hating one another. Her mom was a teacher and her dad worked retail, and every evening they all had dinner together (each food group was always represented). Commercial television was off limits, and so was swearing, and the front yard. She got good grades in school and she loved to write. She learned, laughed, loved, cried, discovered. College was a little rough, and she checked out and moved to the Islands for a while. However, it was hard to deny that she loved school, and writing, so eventually she returned to reality. She has degrees and certifications, but ironically isn't using them at her job, which she loves. As for love, she married her best friend about a year ago and they are blissfully happy in their new home. They have so many amazing people in their lives that sometimes it’s hard to make time for all of them, but they try. Her family is still the center of her universe, including her wonderful husband (and their cat). She can’t wait for all the adventures that are still ahead. It seems like the harder she works, the luckier she gets.

Stewart
He grew up in the country, in a brand new house with a pond full of fish out back, a field filled with cows, and a gorgeous German Shepherd. He's always loved animals. His mom worked at the police station and his dad was a teacher, and they loved their three boys to pieces. He saved his allowance so he could ride his bike to the corner store and buy candy. He had a mullet with beautiful brown curls at the end, and he rocked parachute pants. He was incredibly clever, smart, and athletic – He loved every sport and played soccer, baseball, and basketball. He hated to weed his mother's beautiful gardens. He lost her a few years later, and it almost destroyed him. He focused. He played. He learned. He traveled. He escaped. He graduated from college with a perfect grade point average. He moved to England and worked in finance, even though he knew he wanted to be a firefighter someday. He fell in love and his dreams began to come true. Now he fights fires for a living, and he married his best friend about a year ago. They are blissfully happy in their new home. They have so many amazing people in their lives that sometimes it’s hard to make time for all of them, but they try. He loves travel and adventure, and experiences them with his wife and their families as often as he can. And he still saves his money to buy candy.     


10 comments :

  1. That was so sweet and well written! Great little vignettes!

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  2. one day you guys will have adorable babies!!!

    {love jenny xoxo}

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  3. So glad you're doing the challenge, Sarah! Loved reading this and getting a little more background on you and your man! :)

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  4. ahh this is so cute, love the baby photos. loved learning more about you and your husband

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  5. Adorable!! And I love how you were able to summarize both of your lives in such a cute way.

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  6. cutest thing ever! I want to go buy candy too! You and Stew are lucky to have such great family & to have met eachother! lol about the front yard being off limits!

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  7. I loved seeing pictures of you and Stewart as little people - so cute! I enjoyed reading this post, such a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. awww, this is my favorite post of yours...ever!

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