BC: to be continued...
FC: Stephen & Samantha | O U R S T O R Y
1: About Us | How We Met | Chicago | Vermilion Homecoming | Summer Time | Semp/Nicaragua | Homecomings 2013 | Christmas/New Years | Everything in Between | Candid Moments
2: about us | Stephen Budweg | July 11, 1996 | Blue | Drumming | Loving | Supportive | Goofy | The Chamber by John Grisham | Subdivisions -Rush | Captain America
3: Samantha Davis | October 25, 1995 | Teal | Playing Sports | Beautiful | Wonderful | Kind | Hunger Games | I'd Need a Savior | Despicable Me
4: H O W W E M E T | We met through youth group in 2012. We became best friends through a missions trip to Chicago that summer. | In February of 2013, We went on our first date to Slow Train to get coffee, then headed to McDonald's to get a snack. | O U R F I R S T D A T E
5: O U R F I R S T K I S S | On February 14, 2013 we went on a double date for Valentine's Day with our friends Morgan and Jake. We went to Slow Train then headed to the music center to play piano in one of the practice rooms. He read me his poem which at the end he asked me out and I said YES! We left and at my car we kissed. It was kind of awkward but a very special moment. | Stephen told me he loved me after a couple months and I wasn't ready. I was so scared, but after about a month I slipped it while we were hanging out and he was so shocked and so happy at the same time. | F I R S T I L O V E Y O U
6: Stephen and I started to develop a strong friendship through this missions trip. This missions trip was a great start to strengthen our youth group. The bond we started in Chicago has grown into the best of friendships. | Chicago
7: Chicago was a great experience to have fun but also have a lot of challenges with the frustration of hearing our leaders ask if it is perfect or ask if we can do it a better way.
8: Our first dance together! We were just friends at the time but we still had so much fun! I asked Stephen because all my friends had dates and I did not and I thought it would be cool to take my best friend. We had such an awesome time and a dance I will not forget!
9: Vermilion Homecoming | ........................................... | 2012 | We first saw my grandparents and took a few candid pictures with them. Then we went to the beach to meet up with my friends and took more pictures! We went to dinner in Huron which was interesting. After dinner we headed to the dance and had a blast!
10: Summer of 2013 was awesome. We took bike rides, had picnics, went to graduation parties, went to Dave & Katelyn's wedding, and went on many many dates! It was a very memorable summer to say the least. | SUMMER TIME | .............................................. | 2013
11: I have been wanting to go to an Ohio State football game for a very long time so his Aunt Sandy and Uncle Jeff took Stephen to a game for his birthday and ended up inviting me as well!
12: Semp was an awesome week of evangelizing on the streets of Chicago. We both grew in our faith so much and I think it has helped our relationship ever since. | We got paired with people we didn't know so we would feel a bit uncomfortable and also reach out and make new friends. I was paired with Kevin and Stephen was paired with Alyson. The four of us were pretty close that week. | Semp
13: Nicaragua | Nicaragua changed our lives forever. I think it was the culture shock and the strange and awesome ways the Lord moved in each and everyone of us. God did amazing things that week that none of us will ever forget. We made awesome memories and met even better people.
14: First Anniversary | Vermilion & Fireland's Homecomings | ....................................... | September 14 & 28, 2013 | Homecomings 2013
15: For Fireland's homecoming we went to Ziggy's to eat before pictures which took FOREVER, yet we made some great memories! For Vermilion's homecoming we went Olive Garden for dinner then went to the dance which was so much fun! I wish we could go back and relive those nights!
16: First Christmas Together | My family has a tradition of going to Christmas Eve service then afterwards we get hot chocolate and drive around and watch Christmas lights. Stephen joined us this year but we also went to the Skolnik's for their Christmas Eve party and got to hang out there. Then we went and looked at lights and opened one gift. Our one gift we opened was pajama pants which is also a running tradition in my family. Spending Christmas day together was so nice to be able to relax, open gifts, and just be able to spend time with our families. It was a great Christmas all around,
17: For New Years Eve our youth group had a lock in at church. We had a photo booth, played board games and ate lots of food! We stayed up all night for the most part. | New Years Eve
18: Stephen meets the family | First day back from Nicaragua | Lazy Sunday afternoon
19: I love that we can be silly together...We're so fortunate to have the friendship we have as well as the love we share. I am so blessed to have found my true love and my best friend. We have such a good time together. I love you my drummer boy.
20: favorite places | When Grandma Joyce came into town she took mom, Stephen & I to a Cleveland Indians Game. The guys sitting behind us were hilarious about how horrible the Indians were playing, and it kept us entertained for awhile! | One night we came to the beach to have a picnic. We brought hot dogs, caramel popcorn, and cans of Root Beer. We then watched the sunset and relaxed. It was one of the best dates we have had. | The Beach | Progressive Field
21: Chicago has been the place we have gone for the past two summers. It keeps drawing us back there to serve and help people there. The memories we have made are incredible and have left a mark on us. | We have random dates to go bowling! We go to Rebman's, Lake Erie Lanes, and also Oberlin College Lanes. We are competitive but we still have a blast when we go and just have fun! | Bowling Alleys | Chicago
24: friendship | ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
25: Stephen has such an amazing and kind heart. He is always so willing to help people which is truly incredible. He truly is my perfect other half. I am so blessed to have him, and will always cherish the time we share. I look forward to a long, happy future together.