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  • I was outside a 4:15am today and saw a large ring around the moon.  I took a couple pictures but not much showed up.  Take a look for yourself.  chris howell

  • Here are a couple of my photos i took this morning, approximately 5:20 and 6:00 Alisa Novak

  • Here's a fall photo! I took it a couple days ago in between classes! I'm a junior at Marquette University with a major in Broadcasting. I saw the opportunity for an awesome photo since the trees on Wisconsin just changed color this past week! Kate O'Neill

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  • Top Vacation Spot? My folk's cottage up in Door County, just outside Ellison Bay. Took this on the evening of June, 9th, 2014, just down the hill from the cottage. Believe it or not, the only editing here is a slight sharpening, my watermark and the elimination of a couple dozen or so mosquitos. Beautiful place to get away! John Velguth

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  • COWARDS!!! You have no response to this story but it will be told!!! WTMJ should be ashamed of themselves. This girl's family reached out to you last week when she first went missing. And what did you say to them? Oh she's a runaway; she's not important. What has to happen in order for you to cover a story? Does someone have to die before you shove a microphone in the face of some unsuspecting family member to ask 'how do you feel?' Why not take a step to prevent tragedy rather than waiting for it to happen before addressing it? SHAME ON YOU! No thanks to you, this girl was found and is now getting the care and concern she deserves. She is a good kid who needed help finding her and you were one who dismissed her. Let's make sure there's not a next time. Do you want another family's worries to turn to tragedy? Or are just sitting so you can capitalize on the next story?

  • This is Odin the Weimaraner in his handsome bow tie. He's 10 weeks old and loves to play! Amberly & Jason from Milwaukee

  • This picture was taken out my front window. The birds eat at the nearby feeders and the sit in this bush just a couple feet from the house. Diane Myers, Union Grove

  • Scott,� here are a couple pics i just took of the beautiful sunrise here in racine county near union grove.�� -darrel tietyen

  • Our love story began in April of 2000. What began on a date for two people who were looking beyond the present and for a future quickly blossomed. Through days of walks in the park we honestly discussed our lives past, current and what our hopes and dreams were for the future. The day Jonathan told me he loved me, he illustrated by giving me three roses; two red, one blue meaning us in love. When he proposed, it was at McKinley Marina as we were walking. He stopped me in front of a bench pulled out a hand written deceleration (in the form of a scroll) of his love for me and what I meant to him. He got down on one knee with beautiful ring in hand and asked if I would do him the honor of becoming his wife. Of course I said yes. We have been married for almost twelve years and are thankful for the Lord's grace in our lives, each other and our family. Mrs. Lisa Steffel

  • I met my husband, Donfalow, when I was about 16. He was friends with my nephew's father. When he flirted, I didn't notice because I was already dating my boyfriend. We lost contact but life went on. Throughout the years we would both unknowingly ask around how the other was doing, having many mutual friends. I knew he had went to college, gotten married and divorced, had a few kids and I did the same thing. But in 2008, we were both single again and reluctantly out one night with a girlfriend. Not having all that much fun (the bar scene isn't mine) I called my nephew's dad asking if he was doing anything that night (we kept in contact, my nephew is 17 now). He let me know that he was already out with some friends, including Donfalow. I suggested they come to the place where I was. Once I saw him come through the door, our eyes met and we hugged for the first time in 15 years - I knew that I was supposed to be with him. We've been together ever since, we have a wonderfully amazing almost 3 year old son together and he is an amazing step-father to my two sons from my previous marriage. Together we have 8 kids; it is a hand and houseful at times! After getting laid off from his job in January 2012, we reevaluated our life and decided I would be the bread winner and he would be the stay-at-home parent. This has worked out with some ups and downs, but we get through everything together with LOVE being our main priority. We were married in a little ceremony on September 22, 2012 surrounded by our family and close friends. Our life isn't perfect but from that first hug I knew he was mine.

  • This is for entry into the Love contest. I'm having trouble entering, so I'm submitting for the 3rd time... I'm Michelle Donahoe. My amazing husband is Christian. We met at age 20, now 42. He still makes me feel as if I'm the most beautiful woman in the world. He' my dream come true. I'm an artist and it's been rough the past 5 years. He supports my business decisions and believes in me. We struggled with infertility and he was always so supportive and loving. We have 2 beautiful adopted children and 6 years ago, we had a miracle daughter. I am truly blessed. We don't have a lot of money, but we are rich in love. The Donahoe Love Story

  • Hi, My Lovely Spouse Joan and I met in the old-fashioned way, through a newspaper personal ad. After a few phone conversations, we decided on a having a date. We saw "Four Weddings and a Funeral". In the first few minutes of the film starting, there was a funny moment and Joan let out a huge, earthy laugh. It was that moment I fell in love with her, and though it took her a bit longer, we've been Married 19 years, many of those happily. My family all agree that she's the best thing to ever happen to me. Me too.

  • Soon after we met, we became friends. Over many months of sharing deeply, we became best friends. But he fell in love with me, and I ran away. He said sorry, and I came back. We were friends again. But he still knew we were more than just friends, and he ran away. I missed him, I missed us so I went to find him When I found him, we both fell in love, so we got married. And fifteen years later, we're still best friends.

  • My parents, Tom and Carol, met in the 1980’s. He got her attention by whistling to her from across the street and they’ve been together ever since. They’ve been married 28 years and have 3 children. As their daughter, their marriage is something I have always admired. It’s full of love, friendship, trust, and humor. Even during the difficult times, they have fun and make each other feel loved and valued. This past year, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout chemotherapy and surgery, my dad’s been a constant support and hasn’t left her side. They truly exemplify unconditional love.

  • James grew up in Minnesota, went to school in Michigan, then moved to Phoenix.Stephanie grew up in Milwaukee, went to school in Minnesota, then moved to Phoenix for a teaching job .6 years ago, James was in Minneapolis and Stephanie was in Milwaukee for Christmas. We never knew we would meet each other in baggage claim at the Phoenix airport on our way back.She had a connecting flight in Minneapolis. The same flight as me. Our bags were delayed for over an hour. We talked for the entire time. We fell in love. We got engaged at the same spot and married last March. It was fate.

  • Thank you for the opportunity to win a stay in Chicago! This is our story. (And yes, we know how lucky we are!) John and Liz met in 6th grade homeroom. After type-A Liz told class-clown John he was obnoxious, they dated all throughout middle and high school. They then endured 6 years of long distance so Liz could pursue fashion design in NYC. On weekends, they bussed three hours each way to see each other. When John was promoted to Milwaukee, Liz traded her heels for snow boots, and in December John got down on one knee in that 6th grade classroom. They are planning a May 2014 wedding at the country club where they snuck away in middle school and first kissed! Love, John and the soon-to-be Liz Bradshaw

  • My husband and I met at the ripe old age of 16 and 17 years old at Capitol Court Mall in Milwaukee. After a brief separation during our Junior and Senior year in high school,we were reunited and have been together ever since. We were married in 2006 and have three lovely children which makes it a little challenging to have alone time as a couple! Our love has seen us through some very difficult times with the loss of my husbands father a few years ago and him also being laid off from work last year. But our motto is any hardship doesn't matter as long as we are together! Angela and Jamel Harris

  • My sweetheart and I met online and after years of searching for true love. I finally found it on the other end of a computer screen. We decided to meet up after endless hours of texting back and forth and once we met, it was love at first sight. We have pretty much been inseparable ever since and I can honestly say, I’ve never been happier. Our love should be an inspiration to others not to give up on love. It's out there. You just have to find it.

  • My husband and I met in prison. We spent several years gazing at each other through thick security glass and bars. It was an all male prison so of course I wasn't incarcerated. Luckily for us, neither was he. He spent a lot of time walking through secure doors that I controlled via computer screens as I watched him through cameras. One day I called him asking for paperwork that I needed. After we met and exchanged the paperwork he immediately called me and asked me out to dinner. The rest, as they say, is history!

  • My grandfather, Peter Panagis Jr., is currently 90 years old and is still in love with his bride, Marian Panagis (Russell) who just turned 88 on January 3, 2013. Peter joined the Army to help defend this great country in WWII. At just 20 years old he was shipped overseas to the Pacific, and left his family and sweeheart back in Milwaukee, WI. While overseas he never forgot about his love at home and wrote many letters to Marian. The plan was made to meet in Georgia during a short leave and get married. THere was no parent knowledge and no parent consent, just two kids running off to get married because they were in love. They continue to hold on to those letters written seventy years ago. On February 21, 1943 they put the plan into action and became man and wife and on February 21, 2013 they will have been married for 70 years.

  • My grandfather, Peter Panagis Jr., is currently 90 years old and is still in love with his bride, Marian Panagis (Russell) who just turned 88 on January 3, 2013. Peter joined the Army to help defend this great country in WWII. At just 20 years old he was shipped overseas to the Pacific, and left his family and sweeheart back in Milwaukee, WI. While overseas he never forgot about his love at home and wrote many letters to Marian. The plan was made to meet in Georgia during a short leave and get married. THere was no parent knowledge and no parent consent, just two kids running off to get married because they were in love. They continue to hold on to those letters written seventy years ago. On February 21, 1943 they put the plan into action and became man and wife and on February 21, 2013 they will have been married for 70 years.

  • Jamie Rinehart (Boy)Jami Gardebrecht (Girl) I was doing yard work at my house one fine summer weekend and one of my neighbors stopped to talk to me. As the people in the neighborhood all seem to know a little bit more about you than you do about them, my neighbor mentioned that she heard I worked for Kalmbach Publishing Co. I said yes! She asked me if I knew her Granddaughter, Jami, who worked there. I said no, but that would be an easy name to remember because THAT'S MY NAME TOO! I promised my future grandmother in-law I would stop by her cube and say hi. The following Monday I found Girl Jami's cube, knocked on her wall and opened with the line, "I know your Grandma!". Somehow it worked! We are getting married in October.

  • July 26, 1989, we met through a mutual friend. I know it sounds cliche to say “Love at first sight” but that is what it was, and we knew from that very moment we would be together for the rest of our lives. We will be celebrating 21 years of marriage this June and we contribute our happy marriage for never taking each other for granted, loving each other regardless of our faults, and loving each other as passionately as when we first fell in love. We consider ourselves to be lucky to have found the love of a lifetime.

  • July 26, 1989, we met through a mutual friend. I know it sounds clich� to say “Love at first sight” but that is what it was, and we knew from that very moment we would be together for the rest of our lives. We will be celebrating 21 years of marriage this June and we contribute our happy marriage for never taking each other for granted, loving each other regardless of our faults, and loving each other as passionately as when we first fell in love. We consider ourselves to be lucky to have found the love of a lifetime.Shannon & Mark BeckerManitowoc, WI Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

  • We, Kim and Tim Newberg, met in LTC's gameroom one day; In 1981, the journey of our love began this way. On July 21, 1984, single sweethearts became husband and wife; We then asked Jesus to come into our life. Tragically, in '90 and '91, our first two children unexpectedly died; But our love grew strong as we held each other and cried. After delivering healthy boys in '92 and '95; We realized we'd been through valleys of death, but our love remains truly alive. In '09 we celebrated 25 years as one; We took our first honeymoon-romantic and fun!

  • We, Kim and Tim Newberg, met in LTC's gameroom one day; In 1981, the journey of our love began this way. On July 21, 1984, single sweethearts became husband and wife; We then asked Jesus to come into our life. Tragically, in '90 and '91, our first two children unexpectedly died; But our love grew strong as we held each other and cried. After delivering healthy boys in '92 and '95; We realized we'd been through valleys of death, but our love remains truly alive. In '09 we celebrated 25 years as one; We took our first honeymoon-romantic and fun!

  • I met Jessica at Ripon College's track stadium, April 27, 2006; the day she ran off with my heart. Five years later, I proposed to her in the very same spot that I fell in love with her. We were married one year later near that track where we first met. On our wedding day, we had a grand entrance that even took us for surprise. Before taking us to our reception, a helicopter flew us over that special spot we met six years ago. We were able to re-live the special moments of our relationship while starting another one.

  • Our story began 31 years ago, when we were both working at the West Bend Distribution Center. My future husband worked 2nd shift in the warehouse and I worked 1st shift in the office.. His cousin Timmy, who worked 1st with me, introduced us. On the very first date, Paul told me he was going to marry me. How many ladies have hear that one. lol Well, it turned out to be true. This journey endured some hard times and many happy times with the addition of 3 children, a few dogs and cats along the way and the few bumps that I am sure many long lasting marriages have had. All in all, those memories quickly fade, and left behind are memories of all the good times, conversations, hugs and love that has carried us thru. In closing, I would have it no other way. As I was blessed to have married my best friend, confidant, love and supporter. Sincerely, Kathy Bondar

  • I forgot to attach the photo of Scott Meadows and I still happily stuck in the sand

  • This story is of my parents, Ken & Carol Schwartz. They met at a bar in November 1966 called Moose Lodge. Fell in love and married 3 months later. They just celebrated their 46th Wedding Anniversary on February 4th! They made a beautiful life for themselves in New Berlin and raised 2 wonderful children. They are best friends and couldn't imagine life without each other! They have the ultimate love for each other that has been shown to all of their grandchildren. They all hope they are able to find that same type of love one day! Daughter, Kari

  • I was leading the single life and doing the usual single guy things going out and trying to find love. A friend of mine called me up one day and said she was moving to Arizona and wanted me to come out and party with her. So I show up and only know a couple people. A few people decided they were going to go to a bar and party a little more and I decided that I was going to go. We got to the bar and my friend that was moving introduced me to a friend of hers that met her at the bar since she had to work that nigh . The night went on and the girl I met started playing video games and pool and I told a friend that I really like that girl and I am going to get her number before the end of the night. The night went on and I finally got the nerve to ask her and she gave it to me. We started dating for a few months and things started to drift apart. I think some of it was because we were young and it was about a hour long drive between us. So we ended up breaking up. I ended up dating a few other girls and then met one and we ended up getting married. We stayed married for 3 years and decided things were not working out . So we got a divorce. My friend calls me that she was moving back from Arizona and wanted me to meet her to party and talk about old times with her and a few friends. So I met her at her house and there was a good number of people there. I saw one girl there that just caught my eye and I just thought wow I need to go and talk to her. So we started talking and then decided to go out and have dinner. We decided we wanted to see each other again and then I said let me come pick you up for our next date. She agreed and she told me where she lived and it sounded real familiar but could not put my finger on it . We went out that night and we started talking about our old jobs and cars we used to have and she says to well i used to work at this store and I looked at her strange and i said I used to date a girl that worked there then she told me the car she drove and I said I think we used to date and we talked more and sure enough we did . We are married now and love each other more and more.

  • We were both in Oconomowoc, attending a church related retreat, designed to heal the hearts of those that have lost their partners. Cancer had robbed both of us of our mates. We met...and together with others, we shared...we laughed and we cried....and, ultimately, over the following months, we fell in love and married....proving that no matter how difficult things can seem...life does indeed "go on". We will be celebrating our ninth wedding anniversary next week and are grateful to have one another to share the balance of our lives together.

  • I'm Jene. Nicole and I first met in 1994 at the Stevens Point Trivia Contest while both married; we would see each other one weekend a year for the next 5 years. 2007, our paths crossed in Madison after we both were divorced. It took a while (months) for us to realize we knew each other. 2011 she crashed her motorcycle on the night (her birthday) of our almost first date. Four weeks later we finally had dinner. At first I did not know it was a date, during that evening I figured it out. A May wedding is planned.

  • My husband and I met on the telephone in April 1999, and we've been inseparable ever since. My roommate called a friend of his, but he wasn't home, however, his roommate was. Scott heard me laughing in the background and asked who was laughing. My roommate said,

  • Fate stepped in when Andrea got a flat tire on her way home from work. I was coming home from school when I saw a damsel in distress. After removing her tire I realized she did not have a spare. I offered her a ride; that is when I realized I got lucky. She's going two doors down from my apartment! She's friends with my neighbor! That night we talked til the sun came up, it was magical, hours flew by. We were married the next year. 16 years and 3 children later we are still best friends. PS This picture is us on a horse drawn carriage ride through downtown Savannah GA. We have a daughter named Savannah that came afterward, coincidence?

  • Hello! We hope you enjoy this poem that tells the story of how we met nearly 16 years ago in Costa Rica: February 29, 1996: This pair met face-to-face and Cupid's arrow quickly hit. These twenty-something singles met through work over the phone - He - in his native Costa Rica, she - in her Milwaukee home. She exported, he imported - tools brought them together. A business trip to his country led to love lasting forever. Six months later in her hometown church, they both said

  • Hello! We hope you enjoy this poem that tells the story of how we met nearly 16 years ago in Costa Rica: February 29, 1996: This pair met face-to-face and Cupid's arrow quickly hit. These twenty-something singles met through work over the phone - He - in his native Costa Rica, she - in her Milwaukee home. She exported, he imported - tools brought them together. A business trip to his country led to love lasting forever. Six months later in her hometown church, they both said

  • My to-be girlfriend, Kate, met my best friend down in Costa Rica on a social work trip and he immediately put us in touch, something he's never done in the 12 years I've known him. Kate and I got to know each other over Words With Friends, took a stroll on the beach the first time we met 2 months later and instantly hit it off. We enjoyed two more brief visits together until I moved from Portland to Wisconsin to be closer to her, and we continue to fall more in love with each other every day.

  • In 1992, before online singles websites, my future wife, Robin, was visiting a friend, who put a personal in the newspaper after breaking up with her fiance. The friend reunited with fiance but the responses came flooding in. The friend gave the responses to Robin and told her to call. The first call she made was to my house. My roommate had responded to that personal ad. Robin asked to speak with Steven. Ironically, my name is Steven too. I never handed the phone over to the other Steven...we are going on 20 years marriage and 3 wonderful children.

  • Brandon and I met in December 2003 at a friend's house, shortly before he left for bootcamp. It was literally love at first sight. Our first month of dating was through hand written letters, followed by an engagement and marriage a year and a half later. We have endured many deployments, long nights away from each other, moving across the country and the world, but are still standing strong 9 years later. We will love each other always, forever and through anything. Kari & Brandon

  • Our picture is on our wedding day in front of the bronze bike statue in front of house of harley on Layton Ave. We are both avid Bikers and enjoy our summer weekends on two wheels. I hope to be riding with my wife Roxanne till the day I die!

  • My husband and I met in a teepee! Our families participated in 1840s reenactment rendezvous for 20 years - this is how we met. Growing up, we spent every other weekend together camping with our families. He'd give me piggy-back rides, and I'd chase him around camp. As we grew older, we stopped the rendezvous to pursue some of life's milestones: colleges, careers, travel, etc. and lost touch. Almost 15 years later, in 2006, we reunited at my sister's wedding. A few months later we decided to give dating a try, and five years after that he proposed.

  • My name is Nichole. When I moved to Wisconsin for nursing school I vowed to my family I would be moving back in two years after I graduated. That all changed when I met my soon to be husband Steven. We met in school and soon became study buddies. We spent many evenings together studying for various exams. One evening he asked me to have dinner with him after class and we have been together ever since. Our wedding is planned for this June. ** The photo is from our engagement session a week before he deployed to Afghanistan. He will be home a week before the wedding!

  • My name is Letisia Padron and I first meet Eric Castleberg in November, 2011 through some co-workers of mine and friends of his. It was a Thursday night of bowling; he was subbing for another team. I gave him my number but, when he called me for a date it was too late. I had gone back with my ex-boyfriend at the time; that did not last long. I saw him again on March 9th, 2012 and we started talking and exchanged numbers. We then made arrangements to go out on a date March 17th, 2012 (St. Patrick’s Day). We have been together since and going on our 1 year anniversary. Eric is very sweet, romantic, funny and my partner for life; I love him dearly.

  • How Jessica met Cameron is told by one name: Stacey. Let me explain. My crush sat close by Cameron at work. I begged my manager for any project work with my crush. The closest she found was with a nearby department, of which Cameron was my contact. Enter Stacey, coworker and Cameron's friend. She was convinced that Cameron and I would make the cutest couple. She nudged Cameron daily until he asked me on a date. Fast-forward seven years... the catalyst of our story, Stacey, was ecstatic to be Cameron's best

  • Curtis and I started with homemade Christmas candles from me and a thoughtful coffee mug from him. Soon we were dancing to Gyration and teaching him the Electric Slide. Our 8 yrs prior to marriage was paramount in giving us the strongest marriage. On our wedding day we vowed to love each other more each day….and we do, a pat on the butt, a wink across the room and a kiss goodnight, “I’ll see you in the morning” as I usher him out the door to work. After 13 years, we still know how lucky we are.

  • 100 words is not that many. Here is a little insight into our lives and why I feel like the luckiest girl in the world everyday I wake up. Love always shows up when you least expect it. Those words hold true for us. I was only 22 and had no idea what my future held; all I knew when I met Mike was that there was something different. That curiosity led me to our first date, his proposal a year later, and my dad letting me go at the alter eight months later. Never did I imagine there was as good of a match for me as Mike. We have been married for seven months and I'm already certain that a lifetime together will not be enough.

  • Scott and I met 28 years ago and went on our first date. We both knew on that date that we were meant for each other. On our second date Scott asked me to marry him. I have never regretted that decision. We have been though much together over the years and are proud to celebrate 27 years of Marriage this coming June 7th. We have four adult kids and one daughter-in-law. I can't think of a better way then to celebrate Valentines Day with my silly Husband Scott. Scott & Jennifer Rausch Twin Lakes,Wi

  • In 2002 Jeremiah was visiting a friend and looking for an apartment in town. They stopped into the mall and saw Tegan working. Jeremiah told his friend “Wow, the girls here are beautiful. I need to move here.” Jeremiah was too intimidated to talk to Tegan that day. Eight months later Tegan and her sister walked into Best Buy, where Jeremiah worked. Jeremiah bravely said, “Hey, don’t you work at the mall?” Their friendship began and blossomed into a relationship. Jeremiah wore his Best Buy uniform (outfit he was wearing when they met) on the night he proposed in 2011. Here's Tegan and Jeremiah exchanging cards before the ceremony without seeing each other on their wedding day.

  • I had met William on July 4,1997, through a mutual friend. It was the summer before I entered into High School. In the beginning, we were only acquaintances. But after seeing him through this mutual friend, time after time. I started having feelings for him. So I had asked this friend of ours, for his phone number, so I could ask him to my first Homecoming dance. I called him up and asked him to the dance, and he said: Yes!! We are in love and going strong 15 years later with one son and one on the way.

  • Leah and Stephen met in Dublin, Ireland in 2001. She was from WI, he came from FL. She was a bubbly and outgoing redhead - making friends with everyone. He was tall, dark, and quiet - but watching her. They explored cliffs and castles, taught children, and enjoyed the beautiful Emerald Isle for two weeks. The day before Leah left for home, Stephen asked for her address. He wrote, sent gifts, and wowed her with his affection. Two years and a day after they met, they married. Ten years and four kids later, they are more in love than ever!

  • I met John in college in 1998. We were just good friends back then and we were both dating other people. After graduation, he went into the military and the last letter I sent to him included my mom’s phone number if he ever needed to reach me. After that, we lost touch. However, he kept my letter with him over the years; it even went to Kuwait when he was deployed there. Eight years after I sent that letter, my mom’s phone rang one day. Many adventures, one wedding and two kids later, we’re very happy!

  • The year was 1966; I was in basic training, for the Army, with orders for Germany. My mother worked at the Mitchell Street Woolworth's store, along with a young high school girl, Mary. My mom asked Mary if she would like to write to her son, Mary agreed. Letters were written, pictures exchanged and gifts for almost two years before our meeting for the first time. A year and a half later we were married, that was almost 44 years ago. Our family includes: a wonderful son, Mark; a fantastic daughter-in-law, Jeanne and two of the greatest grandchildren ever, Chad and Morgan. “Life is good” our love makes life great.

  • My name is Shelly Oberdries and this is a picture of my husband and I on the first day we met. It was April 2008 and it was a typical Sunday afternoon for me, I was at All Star Bowling Alley for our Sunday bowling league. After league finished a bunch of us our were hanging out in the bar. Keith was there visiting his brothers who were also a part of the league. I had seen him before but didn't really know him. My best friend at the time told Keith and I to take a picture together even though I didn't really know him, so I obliged. And that was the that. After we left the bowling alley we ended up going to Josh and Kelly's house, one of Keith's brothers with a bunch of people from our league to grill out. Well Keith was there too. I was holding my friend Amanda's son Kegan who was just a baby at that time, and it sparked up a conversation with Keith and I because no one else was inside the house. He asked if it was my son and I explained it wasn't and that it was my nephew. We ended up exchanging numbers later that night before I went home, which I was excited about. Then we spent hours that night chatting through text messages and made plans to hangout the following day together. After we finally stopped talking for the night I texted my best friend cause I was SO excited to tell her. And that was when she told me that she had been going through her camera and she found this picture of us. I had completely forgotten and was SO excited that we had our first picture together. That was almost 5 years ago this upcoming April and we're still happily together and working on our family =)

  • Little did I know that the girl I met on stage during Shorewood High School's 1976 spring musical ("Anything Goes") would become Mrs. Wexler and mother of our two great kids. In this shot from the play, Shorewood drama teacher Barb Gensler told us to look at each other "as if you were falling in love". I'm so glad I followed her direction!

  • My name is Nicole Duerr and this is my boyfriend Seth Olsen. We met when my cousin introduced us while they were working at Sentry together. We chatted on Facebook and eventually ended up going on a date together for ice cream. At first neither of us liked each other but we continued to talk and see each other not realizing how the other felt the same way. After many texts, dates, and late night phone calls we really connected and three and a half years later we are still inseparable and I cannot imagine my life without him!

  • Our names are Melissa & Harry Gooden we met 21 years ago while working in the same auto repair shop we was both young and we went our separate ways. I was riding the Metra train on my way home from work, I got off at the Kenosha stop and like everyone else I was walking fast to the steps and I literally ran into my future husband. We talked and got caught up and found out that we have so much in common camping/fishing ext. We got married October 15,2011 at Wolfenbuttel Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • Our names are Melissa & Harry Gooden we met 21 years ago while working in the same auto repair shop we was both young and we went our separate ways. I was riding the Metra train on my way home from work, I got off at the Kenosha stop and like everyone else I was walking fast to the steps and I literally ran into my future husband. We talked and got caught up and found out that we have so much in common camping/fishing ext. We got married October 15,2011 at Wolfenbuttel Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • I picked up the latest edition of the Single Magazine from the local Pick N Save store in Oak Creek, WI and there was an ad from a man who said he likes to take long walks and romantic dinners and sounded perfect! I answered his ad and waited to hear. The next day I received a call from him and we set up a blind date on Friday night October 1, 2000 at Chi Chi's in Greenfield and this year we will celebrate our 10 year Wedding Anniversary 10/25/13. He drove me flowers to my job and then drive back home 2 hours to Green Bay and we did do long walks and romantic dinners just like he promised. Dreams do come true.

  • Matthew is part of “our” hearts. This is our (Angie & Eric Richardson) son. Matthew loves animals. He has always kissed his fish before he threw them back, he kisses our dogs daily and decided to kiss this frog. We kiss Matthew everyday. He is OUR love. I like to think he kissed the frog, dreaming of a Princess….

  • Mike and I met when my father invited him over for my little brother's birthday on July 15, 1985. We married on Sept. 14, 1985. This photo is us at our youngest child's wedding on Jan. 18, 2013. Twenty-seven years later and still in love.

  • In a land far away (Pakistan) there lived a Princess. She prayed that her knight in shining armor would come to her and take her away with him to a magical place and they would give him a Pricess for his birthday one year later. Super naturally, our prayers were answered! We met online, I went to Dubai 11/17/11 and I proposed to her. A year later, we married on my birthday (11/17/12) in Milwaukee and my princess is living with me now.

  • In a land far away (Pakistan) there lived a Princess. She prayed that her knight in shining armor would come to her and take her away with him to a magical place and they would give him a Pricess for his birthday one year later. Super naturally, our prayers were answered! We met online, I went to Dubai 11/17/11 and I proposed to her. A year later, we married on my birthday (11/17/12) in Milwaukee and my princess is living with me now.

  • In a land far away (Pakistan) there lived a Princess. She prayed that her knight in shining armor would come to her and take her away with him to a magical place and they would give him a Pricess for his birthday one year later. Super naturally, our prayers were answered! We met online, I went to Dubai 11/17/11 and I proposed to her. A year later, we married on my birthday (11/17/12) in Milwaukee and my princess is living with me now.

  • In a land far away (Pakistan) there lived a Princess. She prayed that her knight in shining armor would come to her and take her away with him to a magical place and they would give him a Pricess for his birthday one year later. Super naturally, our prayers were answered! We met online, I went to Dubai 11/17/11 and I proposed to her. A year later, we married on my birthday (11/17/12) in Milwaukee and my princess is living with me now.

  • Jon and I (Lori) met through a co-worker of his at the time. I started chatting with his co-worker in a chat room and he decided that I was more suited for his co-worker. He gave Jon my email address and we started chatting and eventually started calling each other. We started dating April, 2001 and were married 2 1/2 years later on October 18, 2003 and have been together ever since.

  • My husband and I met when I was engaged to his best friend, and he was involved with another girl. We doubled dated often with our respective partners. Over time, both of our relationships ended, but we became good friends while mourning our losses. My mother always liked him and when he asked me out on a date, she encouraged me to accept. After a couple years of dating, I married my best friend and we've been married for 40 years. I guess Mom was right!!!!!! Gunther & Sharon Bahlaj

  • My husband Dan and I are an internet success story. Although we initially met on yahoo personals we had a common friend. My friend Mary from High school knew Dan. I had to take my car in for service one day and planned on walking home since they had no shuttle service. It was about a 2-3 mile hike so it would have been ok in early September. When I mentioned I was going to do this Dan said he would be in the area (he was going to be, but it was for a date he was meeting). He picked me up and took me to my home, against by better judgement. He went on his date, then called me afterwards and asked me to go on a proper date with him. Years later he told me he couldn't stop thinking about me throughout the date. The only problem was he wants to play racquetball with me at UW Milwaukee's gym and I had NEVER played racquetball before. So, what else could a girl do but cancel on him last minute (he says I "stood him "). After a week of my canceling he first called Mary and asked for advice (she said it was very uncharacteristic of me) and then sent roses to my work and I realized then that I better start taking him seriously. The rest is history. We now have been together over 11 years and married for 6 years. We have 2 children who we both love to pieces. Because of the kids we find it hard to get that intimate romantic time we need. We would love a get away if even for just 2 simple nights.

  • On Oct 27, 2009, my birthday - my husband who I was with for 17 1/2 yrs, and married to for 8.5yrs passed away. Life for our then 3yr-old and myself since then was hard. Then.... On Oct 27th 2012, I was 'given' a new love - Oscar. He was existing and so was I. I truly thought that after being beaten and robbed in 2011, that happiness, security and love would be in my future at all...yet here he is... The love of my life

  • We met a couple of years ago, I was doing my daily walk and I saw this young man on my trail and he smiled and I smiled back. I didn't walk the trail for a couple of weeks, so I started back and I saw this young man again, he approached me and asked my name and gave me his number and asked me to call him sometimes. I waited a while (being recently divorced), I wasn't looking for anyone, so I saw him again riding by and we waved. My sister talked me into to calling him, just to see... So I did, we talked on the phone like teenagers all time, our first date was a walk in the park. Taking things slow. We started to see more and more of each other, he met my parents and the rest of my family, and we traveled so I could meet his parents and rest of his family. It was so wonderful, something I never experienced in a relationship before. Thanksgiving 2012 was so special, Marcell proposed to me in front of all of my family and friends. I am so blessed to have another chance at love with a wonderful man that loves me and loves my children like his own. I know that bad things happen to good people, but I never gave up on love or ever wanted to be a bitter woman. Marcell was my special, knight and shining armor, my prince I am so lucky to have him.

  • We met in May 13 1993, however it wasn't by my choice. My cousin and my husband's best friend decided we needed to meet. They brought my husband with them to a comedy club party I was having. They told me he was coming as a friend, but told him he was meeting me on a blind date. As the night went on Dave found out that my bday was the following week and he was telling him his was the "next" day. I informed him nice pick up line and went home. The next week we ended up going out for my birthday and they finally convinced me that Dave's birthday was the day after we met. I felt bad that I didn't believe him. But we have been together ever since married 18 yrs to my best friend. We do almost everything together. :)

  • We met freshman year of college, and all 4 years we were best friends. We both dated someone else during college but still knew each other like the back of our own hand! We met up again 2 years after college graduation at a Sigma Chi event and we have been inseparable since! And look now, we recently got engaged to be married :)

  • We met in December of 2007 when Luke came home on leave from the Navy. Essentially from that day we were inseparable. He had to leave about a month later for his next duty station. We spoke daily (several times a day) and were married 2 months later. We've been married almost five years now and have a wonderful family with three beautiful children and an adorable puppy.

  • I (Leah) took a missions trip to Ireland in 2001. One of my responsibilities was to help the missionary assist other groups coming to help. A group from Florida came and we all had a great time together, traveling through much of Ireland. At the end of the trip, this guy named Stephen asked for my address. I had hardly noticed Stephen because he was so quiet the two weeks he was there. Apparently he noticed me though! We started writing, calling and traveling to see each other. Like turned into love, and we will be HAPPILY married 10 years this July! Stephen and Leah Franklin

  • I'm Ryan and this is my fiancee' Sara. We met after a mutual friend said to each of us separately we should talk, thinking we were a good match. After three months, I finally mustered the courage to talk to her, and we have been inseparable ever since. I proposed to her on her birthday this past year, she said yes, and we are planning a June 2014 wedding. We love each other more each day.

  • I moved into the upper flat of a house in August 2010 with two girlfriends while three boys moved in below us. One night we all went for a walk. Two of the boys stayed behind the rest (only to later find out from my boyfriend) and were apparently talking about how he could get a girl like me. A few weeks later, he asked me on a date to Palermo Villa. We went on one more date and by September 8 we were dating. We've been inseparable since and still to this day live above and below each other. Convenience at its best!

  • My boyfriend Jared and I (Shelby) knew each other through most of our high school years. We were in theatre classes together and bonded over our unusual mutual love towards movie soundtracks. When he asked me out to see a movie, I immediately accepted, out of my comfort zone, because I was tired of my 18 year record of being single. A few weeks later, we went to see another movie and I invited him over to play video games and eat pizza. That night began my first and only relationship of two years (and still counting!)

  • This is us, Chuck and Nadine, at a dinner theater. I saw her at our local gym and could not keep my eyes off of her. It took all summer to get up the nerve to talk to her, but I finally jumped on a treadmill next to her and introduced myself. It has been pure HEAVEN ever since!!

  • I was on a date with a girl I had recently met. Walking to her car, I saw her work badge and realized that she was the sister of a girl I had worked with years earlier. I always had a crush on the older sister, and asked for her number. Nothing transpired until a year later, while I was sitting in my car during a snow storm, and heard her name as a winner of a radio contest. I sent her a congratulations text message to which she responded and we have now been married 3 years! Thanks!

  • Hi my name is Ann Edwards.. I met my boyfriend of almost 4 years at our old job. This is by far the best relationship that either of us has been in.. And after all these years we are still as happy as when we first started dating. We rarely ever get away just the two of us because we have kids and we both work separate shifts. This would be the perfect thing for us because our anniversary is coming up soon.. We would be very appreciative if we win this.. :-). Thankyou..

  • Glenn got the courage to request her number. Meredith gave him (not a fake number like she had contemplated doing).He sent her a text. She replied.He asked her on a date. She couldn’t wait.He suggested bowling. She suggested ice cream beforehand.He ordered Mint Oreo. She ordered Mint Oreo.He was a good bowler. She was lucky to get a strike.He ended the night with a hug good-bye. She had hoped for a good-bye kiss.He thanked her for the date. She fell asleep happier than she could imagine.Their lives continue together...

  • January 5, 2006, I was at Restaurant with a friend watching a basketball game. In my view was my future wife who caught my attention. I kept watching her through out the evening. She was with a number of people so I was unsure if any of them were her boyfriend. As we were leaving I wrote my number on a piece of paper, walked up to her and squat down looked her in her eyes and said “if I give you my number will you call me?” This year we will celebrate 5 years of marriage.

  • My name is Niki, and my husband Derek and I are high school sweethearts – I was 15 and he was 16 when we first met. It all started while we were on a double date with others…there was just a spark and we hit it off. One Chinese Buffet dinner, a movie (Anaconda), two ditched dates, and 15 years later…we have two beautiful little boys and an amazing marriage. We celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary this July!

  • I'm Jessica Mueller, and Damon Siebert is my Knight In Shining Armour! We have known each other from high school, but really didn't talk much. Here and there on Facebook. My daughter and I were moving out of our apartment, and the night before our move, my help canceled on me! Damon literally came to my rescue! After working a long shift all night, he came by in the 97* weather, and helped me move, as well as unpack. We really hit it off, and he hasn't left my side since! We love each other so much, and we've never been happier!

  • It was a warm summer day and I was playing basketball with a friend that I had met about 3 weeks earlier. In the middle of playing a game of four on four my new friend (Jay) got a call on his cell phone from his fianc� that his 1 year old daughter had been bitten in the face by his Aunt's dog and they were driving to Children's Hospital. Jay and I immediately jumped into my car and took off to the hospital. When we arrived at the hospital Jays fiance was already there with her best friend and were waiting in a room to see the doctor. As Jay and I walked into the room to see his daughter I was hit by a force that I can only explain as fate but before me was the most beautiful, most glowing, caring, compassionate, loving woman I had ever been confronted with in my entire life. The moment are eyes meet my heart melted. Here I'm suppose to be concerned with my friends child and I turned into some blubbering love struck fool. Thankfully my friends daughter was ok and was in high spirits and ended up being our love connection. Still to this day Mariah, my friends daughter, who is now considered my niece says I brought Auntie Anna and Uncle Dean together. That little girl is my little angel cause I still thank God for blessing me with bringing those two ladies in my life. It's been 12 and a half years now since then and that was the day God Blessed My Broken Road That Led Me Straight To Her! Which led me to proposing to her in front of Rascal Flatts at Country Thunder. Andrea Isabel Darst, you are my everything!

  • My husband and I met online through Match.com in June of 2005. Him being from Milwaukee and me being from Northern WI we had no idea it would ever anywhere. His family owned a cottage an hour from me so he decided to drive to meet. We had our first date at Lake Superior, moved in together after 3 months. Got engaged 1 year later and married 2 years later and had our first son in 2012. Our son will be 1 in March and we haven't had a weekend off yet

  • My husband and I met 28 years ago in a bowling alley. My friend had invited me to join her league and I had said no, but I would visit. I decided, after being stood up by a family member for a dinner date, to go to the bowling alley all dressed up. As I was visiting with my friend, I looked up and saw the most gorgeous blue eyes starring at me. He was the most handsome man I had ever seen. He was too shy to talk to me that first day, so I decided immediately to join the bowling league just to see him again. We continued the starring game for a couple of weeks until finally his sister in law came up to tell me how much he liked me, but was too shy to introduce himself. I introduced myself to him, (Dan) we went out on a date the next day and got married two months later. We have been married almost 28 years and he is still the love of my life! We have been thru my having MS and breast cancer and came out even stronger. We have one son who is married and expecting his first child. I wish for him to have the long lasting love of his life, as I have.

  • June, 1981 - first date with Brian; I wanted to make such a horrible impression that he'd never call me again. Phil Collins was crooning,

  • June, 1981 - first date with Brian; I wanted to make such a horrible impression that he'd never call me again. Phil Collins was crooning,

  • My significant other and I are high school sweethearts. I was a junior and he was a senior at Kewaskum High School. He was on the football team and I played basketball. We met through mutual friends and ended up in the same friend group. He asked me to be his girlfriend by using road signs along my road with each sign saying a different word, Candace Beine

  • My husband and I met on E Harmony. I never thought I would use an online dating service but it turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. We've been married for 5 months and I couldn't be happier!

  • My thanks goes to Milwaukee county transit system. In the summer of 1997 my cousin and I went to Summerfest. We took the bus home and at one of the stops I got hot (there are a lot of people on the Summerfest shuttles) so I opened a window and BAM there he was getting off the bus. He is my world. He has giving me 3 great kids and many great years.

  • In 1992 my brother and I were going through tough times with our ex partners and we were each others strength. We hung out often at a local night club and one evening my brother asked if he could invite his friend Brian along as he too was going through a divorce. I met Brian in July of 1992 and upon our first meeting we talked to each other for no less than 4 hours. We were friends at first for approximately three months; not wanting to rush into a relationship. We really wanted to be together and were inseparable. He wanted more than anything for me to become more independent of a person and has taught me and helped me with so many things including how to drive and getting my college education. We dated six years before we wed in August of 1998. We have been through some rough times and always said as long as he have each other everything will be ok. Brian has never gone a day without telling me how pretty I am and always finds a way to complement me. Brian is the absolute best prize all by himself but we could sure use a vacation. By the way the photo was taken at our daughters wedding in October 2012. We had our wedding photo done at the same venue and this exact same pose

  • My name is Mandy Furey and I met my soon to be husband Jeremy Greasby three years ago when we were introduced by a mutual friend. This friend felt that the two of us would be really right for each other and told each of us that the other wanted to go out on a date. I will always be grateful that she did. One of the best parts of our love story is how he asked me to marry him, he arranged a surprise at a work conference that I attended in Indianapolis and it was an unforgettable experience. Here is a video of the proposal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdQZqpWgQk0

  • The story of how my husband and I met isn't something you typically hear about. It was my Dad's 60th birthday and I had also moved that morning. My friend was hosting a BBQ and begged me to come even though I was busy, I went. Greg followed me around and begged me for my number even though I was seeing someone, but I knew he was different. His "I'm never giving you up" courtship eventually won me over and I knew he was the Prince Charming I was searching for! We got married 2/18/12 and are anxiously awaiting our one year anniversary!