BC: April 13, 2012
FC: Our First Year | Mariano & Baylee
1: “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” -Bob Marley
2: About Baylee | Birthday: November 6, 1991 Favorite Color: Hot Pink Favorite Movie: The Notebook Favorite Hobby: Volleyball Describe Her in Three Words: Great, Beautiful, Angel
3: About Mariano | Birthday: December 24, 1988 Favorite Color: Dark Blue Favorite Movie: Gladiator Favorite Hobby: Soccer Describe Him in Three Words: Thoughtful, Unique, Handsome
4: How We Met | Our First Date | We were both in Biology lab together at Lander University. We ended up having the same lab group too! | February 14, 2011 Our first date was on Valentine's Day. We went to the Mill House in Greenwood, SC and ate pizza. Then we went to the movies and saw The Eagle.
5: He asked her to be his girlfriend! | Our First Kiss | February 9, 2011 We were in the Williamston dorm parking lot before he was about to leave. Snow was falling from the sky on that night. | April 13, 2011 We were at Starbucks in Greenwood, SC. He asked, "Will you be my girlfriend?" She said, "Yes, duh!"
6: Our First Vacation | February 2011 We went to Florida with a group of friends for Spring Break. We went to the beach and had a blast!
7: F L O R I D A Oviedo New Smyrna Beach Daytona Beach
8: Award's Night at the Opera House
10: V A C A T I O N
11: Universal Studios Orlando, FL | 2011
12: Fourth of July | 2011
13: R A N D O M | St. Patricks' Day 2011 | Date Night | Dinner with the Grandparents | Six Flags Atlanta, GA
14: Happy Halloween!
15: Where's Waldo & Wenda? | October 2011
16: Baylee's 20th Birthday | November 6, 2011
17: Thanksgiving 2011
18: Sean came to live with us all the way from Spain. We were so excited! | Our Newest Addition
20: Mariano's | 23rd | B I R T H D A Y
21: Mariano had to do a lot of work in order to get his birthday gifts. He had to unwrap box after box, and it took a while! He got a personalized Papa John's pizza and homemade cinnamon toast crunch cupcakes. | December 24, 2011
22: Christmas 2011
25: For Christmas, Mariano had to hunt his gift. He had to work his way through 10 clues, and he even had to drive in the car to get one of the clues! It was definitely worth the hard work to see the looks on his face!
26: Universal Bound! | 2012
27: Valentine's Day 2012 | For our 2nd Valentine's Day together, we went out to eat at the Mill House and to the movies to see The Vow.
28: Happy One Year Anniversary Babe! It's hard to believe that one year ago today I became your girlfriend. The past year has by far been the best year of my life. You have shown me what it is like to have a best friend and soul mate, and what true love is. You are patient with me even when it's hard, you love me even when I get on your nerves, and best of all, you never ever give up on me and always make sure to tell me how much you care. I couldn't ask for a better person to share my life with, and I am so blessed that I have you. You never cease to amaze me with your unique personality, weird ways, and the fact that you put a smile on my face in some way each and every day. I know there will be many more years to come as our relationship grows stronger, although none will be like our first. I love you more than you'll ever know. Love Always, Baylee
29: To be continued...