This is the story of us...

So here it goes
I met my husband in 2003 while he was visiting one of my friends in Germany. He had just finished his first year of college and saved up enough money to make that famous Euro Trip ;) We were so young but we fell madly in love and even though he  only stayed for 3 short weeks we both knew it was meant to be. So we spent the next two years extremely long-distance-dating.

Living so far apart was hard, especially being as young as we were. In the end however, we made it through all of the tough times, being alone when you really needed someone and the late night phone calls and video chats while college room mates were trying to sleep or rolling their eyes at us. We got engaged at Christmas time 2003 and married in July 2005.  Even after we were married it still took us until May 2006 before I could finally move to the States to start our life together. Greencard paperwork is no joke people! 

After moving from Germany to the States we lived with my husbands family for almost two years. During that time we decided we needed our own nest and with the help of his family we started building our house in the early summer of 2007. I took us about 13 months to get it move-in ready. While building the hubby was working full-time and I was going to school full-time. We also adopted our first baby, little Yorkiepoo Melvin who is now 5 and a little later on Penny Lane who is 3. 

The house turned out beautifully and we couldn't have done it without the help of our families. The building process was such a great experience and we learned so much. You truly get an appreciation for all the work that goes into building and maintaining a house when you do it yourself. 
Of course there are still little things here and there that we are working on as we find time or change our minds about paint colors and such. We tried faux finishing the walls in the living room once and it went horribly wrong. It ended up looking like we had a water line break and water leak through the wall ;) But hey, you learn as you go. 

In May of 2011 we welcomed our first son into the world. Logan Henry. He is absolutely perfect and so much fun to be around. We are learning so much about ourselves and being parents is definitely our best achievement yet. We have been married for almost 6.5 years, graduated college, found jobs, built a house, adopted two lovely puppies and produced one handsome little guy. I don't know what else to say but - life is great. 
We can't wait to see what is in store for us next. 

So this is our love story so far...
If you've read all of this and I haven't scared you away yet, please feel free to leave me a comment, shoot me an email or follow this blog. I would love to hear from you :) 


  1. Couldn't help but be very compelled by your story.

  2. wow. what an awesome story. my husband and i were long distance for a year when we were dating, but not that long. and i can't even imagine what it would be like being married long distance. love that you built your own house!

  3. Hey, reading your story gave me strength. You have made your relationship work.. even though it must have been extremely hard. You both have achieved so much together. I hope you stay happy.

  4. WOW. Wir haben einiges gemeinsam. I'm German as well, got married three years ago and living in Los Angeles ever since. Love your blog of happiness made in the states. Much love, Kathrin

  5. I'm a sucker for unique love stories, because I have one, too! Love your blog so far.

  6. Wow..What an eduring love! Hope mine will happen one day as well ;) maybe not so far away though...

  7. I have a similar love story. You can read it here :

  8. Three years long distance!!?? He's a keeper for sure! Love this story!

  9. simple and one of the best love story ....


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