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Two Years and Counting

by Meghann on February 14, 2011

Two years ago today Derek and I drove to Palm Island for a little weekend getaway at the beach.


We walked along the water, spent some time in the hot tub, and watched the sunset over the horizon.


You can read all about the weekend HERE. πŸ˜‰

I didn’t know it at the time, but the weekend was really a ploy for Derek to get me alone and confess his feelings to me. Lucky for him, it worked.

Two years later that ploy is still going strong.

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Happy Anniversary Babe!

Love you! πŸ™‚

Derek is definitely a trooper for putting up with having a blogger girlfriend for the last two years. It’s one thing to put my life out there, but his too? That’s how I know he’s a keeper. πŸ˜‰

In honor of our two years of love, here’s a sampling of my favorite Derek posts throughout the years.

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Per Valentines Day tradition (Exhibit A and Exhibit B) Derek had a box of Godiva Chocolate waiting on the kitchen counter upon our arrival from the airport.


It was a really nice surprise that he must have planted right before we left the apartment last Wednesday. It made me smile. πŸ™‚


Of course, I had to choose the largest chocolate to try first. It was filled with an espresso creme and was mouth watering delicious. πŸ™‚


We dug into the freezer for left overs. Derek enjoyed a 15 Bean Soup Burrito (anyone else notice that bean soup turns into ‘refried beans’ once defrosted?) and I heated up the last of the Split Pea Soup.


The Split Pea reheated really well. It was still thick and creamy and added a handful of raisins and papitas for a sweet and crunchy touch.


On the side I also defrosted two cornbread muffins straight from the freezer.



It feels good to be home, but I have a TON of work that built up while I was away. I guess this means vacation time is really over.

Back to real life I go!

1 Kara February 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I had a box of chocolates waiting for me this morning too πŸ™‚

Derek sounds like a keeper πŸ˜‰
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2 kate February 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Happy anniversary! I love that last photo of you and Derek!

3 megan @ blackberries for jam February 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Wow, happy anniversary AND happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you guys have a love-ly day!
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4 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Happy Anniversary! That box of chocolates looks divine
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5 Kacy February 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Aw, happy anniversary to you and Derek!
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6 katie February 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Happy Anniversary to you !!!!

The chocolate looks divine!!!!! xoxo
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7 Bethany @ More Fruit Please February 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Happy Anniversary! I’m in love with the photo of you two in front of the fountain! It looks like it came straight out of a movie scene.
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8 michelle February 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

awesome pics! Happy anniversary to you guys

9 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Happy anniversary! You guys are adorable together πŸ™‚
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10 Savannah February 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Happy anniversary!

11 Elise February 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

happy anniversary! love that he planted the chocolate before you guys left — props to derek!
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12 Kelly February 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Aww happy anniversary!
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13 Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! February 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Happy Anniversary! You guys are just too cute! πŸ˜€
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14 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food February 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Happy Anniversary! You are such a cute couple πŸ™‚ You know he’s a keeper when he gets a box of Godivas, hehe.

15 Ashley February 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

OMG guys! I had no clue it was your 2 year anniversary today! Congratulations. πŸ™‚ The bears love you!
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16 Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) February 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I love your blog! Happy Anniversary to you two. πŸ™‚ The chocolates look incredible!
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17 Grace February 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Happy Anniversary! He is so sweet thinking about leaving you chocolates before you even went on vaca! I’m glad I’m not the only one who freezes everything leftovers! I can lots of soup and corn muffins in my freezer, too!
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18 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun February 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I want a box of Godiva chocolates awaiting me on my counter. Jealous. πŸ˜€
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19 Ashley February 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Aw that story is so sweet. Happy Valentine’s day Meghann! Good luck with the work

20 Errign February 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Happy Anniversary! That photo by the fountain is spectacular!
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21 Christine February 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I’ve gotta say, from a man’s perspective (or what I can imagine, since I’m not one of them), this is V-Day/ anniversary combo is pretty convenient! Nice! Cognrats and enjoy! πŸ™‚
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22 Fit Chick Britt February 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Cutest picture ever! Can y’all get married already?!?!

23 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) February 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Cute! I hope you guys have a fab Valentine’s Day. πŸ™‚

24 Dori February 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

You and D are so cute it makes me nauseous. But it might have been the doughnut, cookie and cupcake I ate. I love reading your love story over the last two years and that is really sweet that he left the box of Godiva there! Such forethought. Def a keeper, and please keep an eye out on dorky cute Jewish Tampa boys for me when you live there.
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25 Sana February 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm

You and Derek are def my fav bloggy couple!
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26 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Happy anniversary to the two of you!! Any guy that plants Godiva is a winner in my book πŸ™‚
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27 alison February 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Happy Anniversary!
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28 Hope February 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine’s Day! Godiva chocolate is the perfect gift! Yummy! πŸ™‚
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29 Alicia February 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

adorable! you guys are so cute!
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30 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life February 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I love, love, love that photo of you in front of the fountain!!
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31 Brittney February 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Awww, that’s so cute! I still love that picture of you guys in front of the fountain. Breath-taking!!
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32 C. February 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

a day full of love!

happy valeniversary? !
haha πŸ™‚
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33 Amy February 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

How sweet that your anniversary is Valentine’s Day! Derek seems like a great guy.
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34 Allie February 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Happy Anniversary!!!
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35 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Awww you two are adorable! Congratulations on 2 years!
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36 erica February 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

happy valentine’s day and anniversary!!! you guys make a great and super cute couple!:)
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37 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Happy Anniversary!

love all the pics!

and enjoy your Godiva πŸ™‚
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38 valerie February 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

You two are so adorable. I hope you have the picture in front of the fountain framed. Happy anniversary!

39 sarah (sarah learns) February 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

πŸ™‚ happy anniversary to you and derek! i always wish i had a valentine’s day anniversary. such a good day for it!!!
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40 Vivian February 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Happy Anniversary to you guys! We had our first date on Valentine’s day too, but that was 11 years ago. Even though we’re married now, we still celebrate it every year as our “dating” anniversary. Makes it a more special Valentine’s day.

41 MaryBe February 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Happy Anniversary!
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42 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

What a sweet tradition he’s keeping up!

43 Katherine: Unemployed February 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm

how exciting. what a great anniversary. happy celebrating!
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44 Kiran February 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Happy Valentines Day and Anniversary!! You both are definitely a cute couple πŸ™‚
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45 Erika @ FoodFitnessFun February 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day! You two are so cute together!<3
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46 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge February 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Aww, how cute! Happy Anniversary!! I love that last picture of you two in front of the fountain. πŸ™‚
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47 Lauren February 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Awww, Derek is so sneaky but so romantic. Happy Valentines Day to you both!
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48 Heather February 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

happy anniversary!
those chocolates look amazing!
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49 Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

That was so sweet!! πŸ™‚

Happy Valentine’s Day! <3
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50 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Great photos of the both of you! Happy Valentine’s Day!
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51 Jacquie February 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm

He IS real πŸ˜‰

It was so wonderful seeing you and meeting Derek this past week. You two are so cute together and I can’t wait to see you two soon!

52 Amanda February 15, 2011 at 12:39 am

Holy Godiva! That is a BIG chocolate : ) He’s a keeper.

53 Lee February 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

Happy Anniversary. You guys are such a cute couple.
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54 Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) February 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

so cute! happy belated anniversary!
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55 Jess@atasteofconfidence February 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

this post made me smile. i love that you call it a ploy, haha:)

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