Friday, October 28, 2011

{Followers Fest} Our Story.


Welcome any new followers!

Matt and I met a little over 3 years ago while working at Walt Disney World in FL. 
{I love and miss Florida, Matt is happy to be out of the heat here in Washington}

{hehe, us on one of my favorite rides, Rockin' Roller Coaster @ Disney's Hollywood Studios}

Dancing as a Dragonfly in Disney's SpectroMagic Parade 2008. Matt came to every single one of those parades and would follow me along the route taking pictures and encouraging me because the wings hurt so bad I would cry. Such a good boyfriend he was : )

One of our last days at Disney World :( I think this is the last picture we have there. I am dying to go back. It makes me so sad I could cry. It's probably the only thing that makes me want to cry lately. 

After we lived in Florida for a few months {together - seperately we were there longer} we moved to Wisconsin with my family for about a month and a half. Complete opposite of Florida, we moved in the dead of winter. Matt, being from California, was cold freezing! 

While living in Wisconsin, we came to Seattle on vacation to visit Matt's family. That was it. The rest is history. We moved here two weeks later and love it. It has taken me these past 2 1/2 years to learn to love it here, but I think I'm finally there. Having my dance studio here helps a lot is why we'll never move. Sometimes I have my days where I cry and beg Matt to please let us move back to Florida (yes, cry. Like a child lol). But then, the next day I'll wake up and be fine again. As long as we keep taking trips to Disney all the time I think it will be all good. 
{I don't do so well with the dark here, I'm a sun girl! Or now, a Vitamin D popping girl}

After we moved here we got engaged a few months later and got married 2 months ago! 
It has been quite the journey, but I am so happy it's been our journey. I don't know what I would do without Matt or Emerald City Dance or Cogsy Wogsy! In general, I am loving life. We are loving life :) Here are few of our favorite memories since living here in Washington...

{Us on our vacation here}

{Our roadtrip moving here}

 {Our niece, Clare was born.}

{Matt wrote "Will You Marry Me?" in the sand at one of our favorite Seattle spots, Alki Beach. The plan was always to do it in Vero Beach, FL but...we have yet to get a chance to go back lol talk about a long wait}

{We got a puppy! Cogsworth, our love!}

{Cogsy, the yellow submarine lol}

{We went to Disneyland, it was my first time. Here is the first time I reunited with Pluto, it was sad}

{Alice in Wonderland}
 Matt took me to Goofy's Kitchen for breakfast, of course I hung out with Pluto again!

{We love being silly together}

{Our baby}

{This past summer we went to Mt. Rainier! It was incredible}

{Matt's brother and sister-in-law brought two more babies into the world!}

 {I love being an Auntie}

And then yes, finally...we got married!

These have by far been the best 3 years of my life. So many more memories happened in between those pictures, my computer kept freaking out as I was trying to add them all. It's so hard to pick which were the best. 

I can't wait for what God has in store for us next. Degrees for both of us maybe? :) 

Right now, we're just enjoying the ride. Happy following new friends!



  1. Aww, disney lovers! How cute! I LOVE Disneyland. If I could I'd go every year :). And your little puppy is SO CUTE! Cogsworth? I'm in love!

  2. What a great story, love it. I can sympathize with all of the moving around. I went from NY to AZ back to NY to Southern California and now I live in NorCal! Phew!

    Disney is so great, though DisneyWORLD is so much better ;)

  3. great story and love the pug. stopping by from the followers fest, i'd love for you to visit my blog and check out the huge giveaway going on- xoxo, nicole

  4. What a lovely story, and how exciting to have worked at disneyland. that is such a fantasy place for us here in Australia. Some girls from my daughters dance school went there this year, so maybe.. one day. Congratulations on your marriage, I wish you well for your future, you look like a lovely couple. visiting from the followers fest.

  5. Such a cute story! My husband and I are from Orlando too and Disney is our favorite place ever! This time we will be at our first station though no more Florida :( We also have a pug named Monster who we love to death. I am a new follower, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. just saw your comment. feel free to email me at thelovelypoppy at gmail dot com w/ any questions :-)

  7. Stopping by from Follower's Fest. I love, love, love that you met at Disney. My husband and I went there for our honeymoon and can't wait to go again. Now following your blog! :)

  8. Thank you all for following our blog :) Allison--SO awesome that you honeymooned at Disney World! That was our original plan before we sadly had to switch it to a "Minimoon" in OR (which turned out amazing), but yes, we LOVE Disney too :)