I have no idea how to start this PJ thing, even after reading so many others! Hope this is okay. Who we are: I'm Stephanie (or Steph, if you want), I'm 24 and I'm a stay-at-home mommy of two beautiful little boys. Aside from being a total Disney freak, I love anime, video games, World of Warcraft, cats (we have 3) and dogs (we have none right now, but will one day). I love pizza and sushi more than anything - but not together!- and since I was born and raised in Southern Florida, I also grew up on Cuban food and a Cuban sandwich is like nothing else in the world to me. So tasty! I barely survived my 3 years of living in Texas because there was NO authentic Cuban food! I lived off of fajitas and chicken fried steak. My Fiance's name is Alec, he's going to be 30 in just a couple of months. I constantly tease him about being my little old man. He knows it's all out of love. Anyway, he's a huge computer geek and works in IT. He was born in Ohio, but he moved around a lot as a kid. He lived in Florida, Virginia, and even England for a few years! Thankfully, his family decided to come back to Florida to settle down. He loves everything technology, anime, video and computer games (but mostly World of Warcraft), cats, pokemon, and he's into Disney more than he'll admit. He sings along to all the songs and he's a total dork with me. Here's our little family this past Easter. How we met: I was out with my friend/roommate at the arcade playing Dance Dance Revolution (For those of you that don't know, it's the game where you watch the screen and step onto the corresponding arrows as they come up). It was a huge hobby of ours that my friends dragged me into when I'd moved home from Texas. We knew a lot of the people that went there, but that night there was this guy we'd never seen before. He was amazing at it! I'm a big nerd myself, and I happen to think geeky guys with computer and gaming skills are super sexy. Then, my friend pointed out that he had a World of Warcraft hat on, which is my other big hobby/obsession. I had to talk to him! I'm not the outgoing type at ALL, I'm usually very shy and awkward around new people. I was drawn to Alec, so I complimented his hat and we started talking. By the end of the night, he asked for my phone number and things just went from there. It's a perfect example to our total nerdiness. This is a picture from my birthday this past year, taken at the arcade we met at. The engagement: Our relationship went faster than we expected. I knew I wanted to marry Alec after maybe a month or so of dating, but we'd both gotten out of terrible, long-term relationships not a year before we met, so we were both -trying- to take it slow. Even after we found out I was pregnant, we didn't want that to be the reason to get married. By Christmastime after our first son was born, though, I was getting impatient and I let him know it. We'd been together a year and a half by then, and had already been through a lot together and things were still great, even through the toughest times. He dragged it out another month, waiting until my birthday. He was just trying to wait so he could get me my "dream ring." He was going to wait until my birthday dinner to propose in front of my friends and his parents, but he knew how impatient I was and he couldn't wait to give me my ring. He got home late "from work" one night (he'd been to the jewelers after work to pick my ring up), and we were sitting on the couch talking. He leaned in to kiss me, and grabbed my hand and slipped the ring on as we kissed. Then he asked a simple "Will you marry me?" I'll admit I was a little disappointed that he didn't get down on one knee, but that's just not my Alec and I know it. I started crying right there, of course, and took a picture of my ring to send to all my friends. I don't feel the need to post a picture of my ring, because it's just a regular, one carat 3 stone ring on a white gold band. It's what I've always wanted though, as I love the symbolism of the 3 stones representing past/present/future.