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Two Years Later…

July 17, 2017

VSCO Cam-2Hey there! I hope everyone is enjoying their beautiful vacations, family time or raking in some summer moolah this weekend. I’m having a blast traveling to one of my favorite places in the world, but there will be more on that in a later post. This one is important!

My boyfriend, Hunter, is getting some extra special attention on the blog today because we celebrated our TWO YEAR anniversary last week! Unfortunately, I couldn’t see him on our actual anniversary, so we had to push up our date night a little. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you saw we had a wonderful little afternoon with mermaid donuts and lobstah (that’s how the New Englanders say it). I’m grinning ear to ear thinking back to two years of hockey games, day trips, brunches, and a whole lot of love. I am so thankful to have Hunter in my life. He is an incredible blessing to me, so I thought I’d share some fun stuff about how we met and why I think we’ve been able to make it to two years together.

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17-year-old Catherine and Hunter dressed in Hunter’s hockey jerseys for Homecoming Spirit Week.

Hunter and I met our junior year of high school in history class. I remember instantly thinking he was really cute with his blonde moppy hair, chiseled face, blue eyes and towering stature. Hunter is a whopping 6 foot 3 inches, so he was easy to spot in the hallways because his head bobbed above the rest of the kids. He also played hockey which was adorably attractive. He may of been a quiet kid, but he sure was an eye-catcher! Although we met junior year, our little love story didn’t start until a while after.

When I was in high school, I wrote for the school paper. The hockey team was doing really well in their summer series of 2015, so I pitched a story to write about the team for the paper. Although I’m pretty proud of the story, it was also a perfect excuse to talk to Hunter again. I had his number from history class, so I asked him to do a quick interview with me at a local coffee shop. After we finished his interview, he asked me out to the movies! That’s how it all began. Nothing glamorous. I don’t know if we knew how special our relationship would become.

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We love going to Allen Americans games! It was one of our first dates.

I wouldn’t say our relationship was love at first sight or anything. Sure, he is my Prince Charming NOW, but when we met, there wasn’t a super magical moment where everything fell into place. Once we started dating, our relationship just grew stronger. Now, he’s the first person I talk to about everything. I bounce ideas off him for the blog, cheer him on to victory in all his endeavors, and he comes over almost every night to binge Halo Top, Hawaii Five-0 and catch my dog every time he slips out of the house.

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This is my favorite picture from Prom. We never took a perfect one because the wind was so strong!

I’m really proud of our relationship. We try to eliminate judgement, support each other and speak very honestly. It took some time for Hunter to open up to me, but we communicate much better nowadays. We talk openly about things that make us nervous or things we want out of our relationship. It took both of us some time to learn that clamming up is not a way to get what we want. I think long-distance made us stronger because we were forced to say what was making us anxious about the situation. Our communication has improved, but we are still pretty bad at deciding on a place to eat.

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This picture was taken in March 2017 while I was home from college!

Hunter is a very classic gentleman. From the way he dresses to his manners and his outlook on life, he has a very level head on his high shoulders. He’s thoughtful, mature and kind. He cares for me, and he always does his best to make me happy. Hunter is very supportive of me and what I want to do. His quiet and easy-going attitude balances out my active and creative mind. We’re very different, but we compliment each other very well. I know it’s a bit cliche, but he really is my best friend and one of my biggest blessings. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

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