Hello, Hive! I am so excited to be writing our intro post on Weddingbee! I started reading Weddingbee about a year ago (before I got engaged) and loved following all the bee’s engagement stories from beginning to end. I am still pretty amazed that I now get to share our story with all of you!
So, who exactly are the Scepters?
We are high school sweethearts who have been dating since the summer before high school. Mr. Scepter and I met at our middle school, when my best friend started dating his best friend. (Which in middle school world meant that our lunch tables combined.) After a few months of middle school-esque flirting we started dating. We went to different high schools, but met each other every Friday night to see a movie. When it came time to chose colleges we had a difficult choice to make. We each had very different tastes in colleges, and due to what each one of us wanted in a school (I wanted to live in a big city and go to a school that had a great Communication program; Mr. Scepter wanted to live in a smaller city and enroll in a great Aerospace program) we ended up picking different universities. It was a hard choice, but ultimately we decided that at the age of 18 we each deserved to pursue exactly what we wanted. Luckily, our chosen universities, Texas for me and Texas A&M for Mr. Scepter, were only two hours apart.
Thanks to a lot of rides from friends, intense scheduling due to my Type A personality, webcam chats, letters, phone calls, text messages, surprise packages, unscheduled visits, and support from our friends we made it through four years of a long distance relationship.
When graduation rolled around we had had enough of our LDR so we made a joint decision to compromise and move to a city that worked for both of us. After searching high and low for grad schools and jobs we ended up in Dallas – more specifically right in the middle of the Metroplex, in the city of Arlington. I can’t pretend like it is my favorite place we have ever lived, but as long as I get to see Mr. Scepter everyday I could live almost anywhere. Eight months after I moved to Dallas Mr. Scepter proposed and we have been planning our wedding ever since.
We have a lot of differences, but we have been lucky enough to grow up together and grow to compliment each other. We have similarities, but I love how our personalities and interests work the best when one of us can make up for the other one’s slack: Mr. Scepter is good at math and science and I am better with words. Mr. Scepter is an excellent cook and I am a baker. Eric likes to golf…I like to not golf. However, there are things we both love: eating, our basset hound Sherlock, Super Mario Brothers, watching TV series through Netflix DVDs, and having a relationship tradition rooted in episodes of How I Met Your Mother.
Why did I choose the Scepter icon? I loved a lot of the magic/fairy-tale icons and was having a hard time picking one. I showed them to Mr. Scepter and explained that whatever icon we chose would be what we would be called. He looked at them for a minute and the following conversation ensued.
Mr. Scepter: “So I will be referred to as Mr. Whatever Icon you choose?”
Mr. Scepter: “Hmmm….Sword.”
Me: *Crinkles Nose*
Mr. Scepter: “Okay, which one do you like?”
Me: “Coach, lyre, genie, crown or scepter.”
Mr. Scepter: “Mr. Scepter…that sounds cool.”
Me: “Scepter it is!”
And that is the story of how the Scepters came to be. I can’t wait to talk to you all, hear your stories, and share our story with you! Let the blogging begin!