Elizabeth and Austin
There are so many ways that I'm attracted to Austin, that it's hard to remember the first thing that caught my eye...but I think it was the way he looked when he smiles. Not that he tends to smile often (he's kind of a serious guy most of the time), but when he does, you can tell that it's genuine and that HE is a genuine person--and this I value in him more than anything else. Our first date was at a micro-brewery here in Fayetteville, NC. We could hardly hear each other over the din around us, but we stuck it out and spent hours together just talking. By the time we left that night, I had a feeling this relationship was different from anything I'd experienced before. Since that time, we have been constant companions, and we never tire of each other's company. We were engaged on the anniversary of our first date, at the same restaurant where we met, and married in May.
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