S: Mike & Danae 2008-2011
FC: Mike & Danae | 2008-2011
1: Our Family
2: Once Upon A Time, Danae and her sorority sisters were invited to go to Chicago for a TriDelta Convention. She and her friends had been working really hard and put so much time and talent into making a Christmas CD, with all of the profits going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mike was in Chicago for his July 4th holiday. He was working for a British soccer coaching company (Challenger), and went with a bunch of the lads on a week-long tour of Chicago. Having saved up all of his money from the summer work he had done up to that point, he and the lads were really enjoying their time off of work. On July 3rd, Danae and her friends were up for a good night out in Chicago, so they asked their hotel bar waitress where the good bars/clubs were, and she directed them to Rush and Division. After finishing their “Big Bar Martinis”, they hopped in a taxi and headed down to discover the true Chicago nightlife. Mike and his mates spent a large amount of their holiday “touring” the city’s bars, and on July 3rd, they were checking out the nightlife on Rush & Division. After many pints at the hotel, and surely a few on their way to the bars, they ended up in a lounge bar called "The Leg Room". Mike and one of his friends were busy drinking at the bar while the rest of his mates headed toward the VIP lounge, toward Danae and her friends. Mike and his friend Paul planned to watch the rest of their mates crash-and-burn as they tried it on with the girls in the VIP section. Eventually, they decided to walk over and save their friends the embarrassment of being shot down in flames. Mike and Paul joined the girls in the VIP section, Paul standing beside Mike, who sat down on the arm of a chair next to this gorgeous blond. Paul was trying his hardest to be a good wing-man for Mike, and blurted out that Mike was related to Paul McCartney - - - knowing that it would get some attention from the girls.
3: Danae's friend, Sara, who knows of Danae's unhealthy obsession with The Beatles, interrupted Danae and said “DANAE - - - this guy’s related to PAUL MCCARTNEY!” Danae then turned to see who she was referring to, and couldn’t help but ogle at the guy's gorgeous black curls, his stunning smile, and his absolutely beautiful brown eyes. Mike quickly rebuked the claim that his friend had made, but the chat-up line had worked, and Mike quickly caught Danae's attention. And from there, Danae and Mike were off and talking about The Beatles —- and hit it off unbelievably well. Being so interested in each other, the whole group just kind of faded into the background as they talked and talked and talked. It wasn't long before Danae realized she was falling in love with this man who said everything she thought, who was stunningly handsome, and had the sexiest accent she had ever heard (bonus!), and Mike was feeling the same about her. After hours and hours of talking and laughing with each other, Mike kissed Danae, and they both knew at that moment that they could never ever kiss any other lips for the rest of their life. After getting Danae's phone number, Mike happily ended his July 4th holiday in Chicago with full intentions to somehow see her again. She was the first girl he had ever took any serious interest in, and he was determined to spend some more time with her and to get to know more about her before he went back to England. Unbeknownst to Mike, his boss heard of his romance in Chicago with a girl from Toledo, and assigned Mike to work on soccer camps that were as close to her as possible. And so....After a few Saturday nights filled with dancing and talking until the sun came up, they went on to have an amazing 10-day holiday in Chicago, where they fell into the best kind of love: the kind of love that most people only dream about, the kind of love where distance doesn’t matter, the kind of love that makes you stay up all night, the kind of love that makes you crazy enough to leave all of your family and friends and move halfway across the world, the kind of love that truly changes your life.................. | "From this moment on I know, Exactly where my life will go, Seems that all I really was doing, Was waiting for love" - Real Love by The Beatles
5: TO LOVE & TO CHERISH | TO HAVE & TO HOLD
7: earth that loves you more | "A dog is the one thing on | than you love yourself"
8: Mike & Danae
10: Family | "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it"
12: "Grandparent's are a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend "
13: "Life may change us, but we start it and end it with family"
15: Family | "In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future."
18: Katelyn | Luke
19: Travels | Washington D.C | Memphis | Chicago | London | Spain
22: All You Need
23: Is love..........
24: "There are only two | joys in life. To love | and to be loved ....."