BC: to be continued...
FC: Jake & Emily | O U R S T O R Y
2: about us | Jacob Manzella | April 15, 1991 | Blue | Economics/Politics | Humorous | Considerate | Logical | Adam's Song - Blink 182 | The Hobbit | The Godfather
3: Emily Edbrooke | November 25, 1990 | Purple | Reading | Passionate | Driven | Kind | A Walk to Remember | One Last Time - HIM | TheWedding Singer
4: H O W W E M E T | We met during the spring semester of our Junior year of high school in Mr. Hooper's physics class. I remember being instantly attracted to Jake's sweet nature and sense of humor. After adding him on Facebook and making several passes at him, Jake finally caught on that I liked him. | I always like to think of our first date as being the first time Jake took me out to lunch at school. Naturally, he drove and took me out for peanut butter and jelly bagels. He opened the car door for me and pulled out my chair for me when I sat down. We had a great time and instantly connected to one another. | 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 | I remember our first kiss like it was yesterday. After a fun afternoon together, Jake walked me out to my car to say goodbye. As I was getting in my car to leave he leaned in, grabbed my car door at the same time, and bonked me in the head! Jake was so embarrassed but I thought it was the cutest thing ever. I knew from then on he was the one for me! | The first time Jake and I exchanged "I <3 you" was actually while I was at the Atlanta airport on my trip to Myrtle Beach. Jake texted me and told me "I <3 you". I remember being so excited and texting him right back saying the same thing. My head was in the clouds the whole week and not too much later we began saying the real thing to each other in person. It came so naturally to us both. | F I R S T I L O V E Y O U
6: We had so much fun together our senior year, I will never forget going to homecoming and prom together, our first valentine's day, or graduation. You made school worth going to everyday and I looked forward to seeing your sweet face in the hallway between classes and the notes on my car during lunch.
8: Silly | Sillier | Silliest
9: 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 stinky. | Allerton Park | Together Forever <3
10: For one of Jake's birthdays I threw him a surprise party and invited all of our friends. Nothing can replace the look on his face when we walked in the room. We've celebrated many birthday's together. They have all been fun and special in their own way. I can't wait to celebrate even more of them together. <3 | Our Birthday's | ..............................................
11: For my 18th birthday (the first one I celebrated with Jake), he got me the most beautiful sapphire ring. To this day, it is one of my most prized possessions.
12: Whether we are at a party, celebrating Easter, or opening presents on Christmas, every holiday with Jake is a special one. We have so much fun together even when we are apart. I have texted Jake every Christmas morning since we met to see what Santa has brought him!
13: Let's Celebrate! | ........................................... | Spending the 4th of July together has always been one of my favorites. There is something so romantic about watching all of the colors exploding in the sky with the one you love.
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15: Right around the time we spent our first Valentine's day together, Jake and I picked out a special puppy named Molly. Though she was a handful at first, she has been one of the best things in both of our lives and we love her dearly. Good Golly Miss Molly! <3
16: favorite places | Jake and I have visited the Wisconsin Dels twice with my family. We have loved both trips very much! There are so many fun things to do there. Here are a few of us at the beach: | Each year Jake and I love to go on the haunted hay ride in Springfield, Illinois with my family. We have such a blast even though I hid my face in Jake's shoulder the entire time. I have always been a scaredy cat! | Haunted Hay Ride | Wisconsin Dels
17: Jake and I loved visiting the Smokey Mountains together. It was an absolute beautiful vacation. We both had a blast spending time with his family, eating tons of good food, and sight seeing! | Allerton Park has always been one of my favorite places to be. As soon as Jake and I started dating a made it a point to take him there. We have been there several times since. It is truly a magical place that we both love. | Allerton Park | Smokey Mountains
19: Wisconsin Dels & Key West | Our trip to Key West was a blast! Between the romantic trips to the beach, swaying in the breeze on the hammock, and going snorkeling together, we hardly had time to rest! I will never forget this vacation and hope that we have a chance to go back someday and enjoy the beautiful weather.
20: Tennessee | ................................ | Tennessee was certainly a vacation to remember. We got to play glow in the dark mini golf, try out a new Wizard Quest, and play around with go carts. The best part was spending time with everyone at the cabin though. The food was to die for!
21: One of the coolest parts of our trip were the hiking trails and driving through the mountains. We got to see so many beautiful things together and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The worst part of the vacation was when I got sick and then drove us home and got that darn ticket! What a memory!
25: Jake has such a kind and loving heart. He makes me laugh constantly and never ceases to amaze me. He truly is my perfect other half and my best friend in the whole world. I am so blessed to have him, and will always cherish the time we share. I look forward to a long, happy future together. Happy Anniversary Baby! I love you forever and always! <3