Sunday, April 06, 2008

Love GenX Style Contest entry #6

Remember the story with the most votes wins the "date with your spouse" gift certificate! If you haven't yet submitted a story...what are you waiting for? :)

This entry is from Laura P...

It was a cold, blizzardy (is that even a word) night, but my best girl friend and I were determined to go out for our girls night out.

We thought we were going to go to the new Mexican restaurant in town but it looked kinda spooky as we drove by so we settled for our old standard, The Jail. Which in reality is really a Pizza Delight restaurant but since the building had been a jail in it's former life, that is what we all called it.

As we walked into the crowded restaurant we were happily surprised to see a long table full of our mutual friends. They quickly waved us over and insisted that we join them. This was so much more socializing then we thought we'd get that night. We were totally stoked! While we were shoving the pizza and garlic fingers in our faces, people began discussing what to do after dinner. The plan was to head over to the Inns and play some Risk.

While neither my friend or I were avid Risk players, we were more than happy to come along if only to enjoy being with so many fun people.

Once we were all settled down to play the game, Mike made sure to pair people up fairly, i.e one person who has no idea what they're doing paired up with someone who has been playing the game since birth. As he made the rounds around the table, he skipped me and I was a little confused and quickly spoke up and he reassured me that I would be Marko's partner when he arrived.

I had heard of this Marko fellow before. He was the son of one of the teachers I worked with. The only time I had actually seen him though, was when he drove his mother to work and even then I could only see his shoes and bottoms of his pants as my classroom was in the basement.
Well that night changed everything. We were the perfect match as we conquered the world that night and became King and Queen of the world!

And now after 4 years of marriage and two little ones later I'd have to say that we're still King and Queen of our little world.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Win a date with your spouse (whoo-hoo) Love Gen X Style! Share your story and WIN a dinner for TWO to the restaurant of your choice! ($50 maximum) Tell us the story of how you and your spouse met. If you have photos, send those along, too! All the stories will be published on this blog. The winning story will be the one with the most comments...so tell your friends. A winning story will be chosen at the end of the blog tour and will be published in Tricia's monthly newsletter! (Just think, you'll be famous!) Contest entry form for Generation NeXt Marriage blog tour! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stop Lurking! Every week I will draw names for a free Tricia Goyer book from those who comment on my blogs. Winner's choice! Tell your friends.

66 Comments:

At Monday, 07 April, 2008, Blogger Sarah said...

I'd love to see Marko and Laura win a night out for a relaxing dinner on their own!!

 
At Monday, 07 April, 2008, Anonymous Mainland Weed said...

If anyone deserves a date night, it's Laura and Marko.
Good luck, meemer!

 
At Monday, 07 April, 2008, Blogger Bonnie said...

Very cute story you two. Hope you win.

 
At Tuesday, 08 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura and Marko are a truely wonderful couple - they love each other, they love their children and they work hard and deserve a little break from their busy lives to spend some time with each other....I wish them much luck!

 
At Tuesday, 08 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marko and Laura re pretty special and deserve a night out . They get my vote.

 
At Tuesday, 08 April, 2008, Blogger Sassy_Canuk said...

Laura and Marko get my vote :)

 
At Tuesday, 08 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Marko and Laura deserve a lovely evening out, just the two of them. They get my vote!

 
At Wednesday, 09 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute story! You guys deserve a good date night! - Sarah S

 
At Thursday, 10 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura and Marko deserve a night out! I vote for you!! :-)

 
At Thursday, 10 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura and Marko have made of their lives what I truly wish I could have made of mine. They have a wonderful relationship and are truly a team. Please reward them with a much deserved night out together.

 
At Friday, 11 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As busy young parents Marko and Laura need a night out to fuel their jets.

 
At Friday, 11 April, 2008, Blogger Inner hinge crack said...

You two busy busy people completely deserve a night out!

 
At Friday, 11 April, 2008, Blogger StephanieAllen said...

Aw, what a great story! I didn't know how you two met. You definitely deserve a night out! :)

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura and Marko deserve a nice night out on the town

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Blogger Kevin said...

Marko & Laura deserve a night out, as fellow parents we can understand how much this would mean to them. I vote for you!

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These two lovely people deserve a night out for sure! VOTE!

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please give these two a night out. Vote.

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

VOTE!!!

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for the "King and Queen".

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marko and Laura, here's my VOTE.

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story, great people. Vote!

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a sucker for happy endings myself. Let's see an especially happy ending for these two with a night out! I VOTE for Marko and Laura. :)

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judging from what I've seen of Laura's blog, these two would make excellent use of the night out, and probably post pictures. It would be a great choice, so I vote for Laura and Marko!

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Mom of a young one too, and I know how important those nights out are. Let's give it to Laura and Marko, they deserve it!

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone deserves a night out, these two do. Laura and Marko!!

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! In the 5 minutes or so that I've been watching, you have racked up 9 Anonymous votes. Most which end with "VOTE!"
Cheaters never win! ;(

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Blogger Laura said...

To whom it may concern, after I sent in my story I received an email with a link to my story which let me know that I could tell my friends about this contest and encourage them to vote for me. I have a blog (lauraperic.blogspot.com..you can go and check it out for yourself) and so I told all my friends about it, set the link up there and have written two posts about it. I wrote the second post today which would account for the influx of votes. I didn't see anything in the contest rules about voting twice so if someone has voted twice and if that is against the rules then please by all means remove my story from the running. I would certainly not want to win because I "cheated."

 
At Monday, 14 April, 2008, Blogger Mike Thomas said...

I am the 'Mike' mentioned in this story, and I love hearing the tale! Marko is such a great guy, and Laura a great gal. They have been great friends to my wife and I, and we would LOVE to see them have a special night out on the town!

Mike Thomas

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Tammy and I've had the pleasure of knowing both Marko and Laura for a few years now - they suit each other so well - it's just wonderful to see and they work hard on loving each other and their marriage is top notch. I believe they deserve this "night out" together......

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger SArmstrong said...

Stephanie's Mom votes for Laura, who I always remember as being a lovely young woman who I knew would marry a lovely young man and who together would definitely deserve a night out!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Blogger Dianna said...

Being new parents is the best thing in the world, but you still need to have some one on one time with your spouse..Marko and Laura are two fabulous friends, and they really deserve to have a night out. Just the two of them! i love you guys, and hope you win! Love Dianna

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Jason said...

I vote for them to win this night out!!!!!

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Rob said...

Laura and Marko need to be spoiled :)

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous Caro said...

I vote for Laura and Marko.

 
At Tuesday, 15 April, 2008, Anonymous ben said...

you guys deserve it. you should win

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Anonymous CreativeCathy said...

I vote for Marko and Laura

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Blogger Razzy Girl said...

These guys are great. They deserve a night out!!!
Wendy

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Blogger Barefoot Sarah said...

I think these guys totally deserve to win! Have fun!!
Sarah

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura and Marko definately deserve a vacation. My vote is for them!

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Laura and Marko! They deserve this!

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura and Marko deserve a night out! Please give it to them!

 
At Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Laura and Marko too.
Gordon

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, what a great story. Vote!

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two kind people with two young kids - - give them a break! Here's my vote.

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweet story! Good luck, you have my vote.

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting for these two to win the night out. That's a very nice story. :)

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea this is. Great story Laura and Marko, I vote that you get the nice dinner.

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Marko and Laura.

Lou

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dinner for Laura and Marko! The story of your meeting sounds fun.

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to vote for this story.

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my vote. Good luck!

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

That's a great story. Hope you win!

 
At Thursday, 17 April, 2008, Anonymous Lynn said...

I vote for this story.

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really sweet story. I vote that you get the dinner!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I vote for Marko and Laura"

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura and Marko need a dinner just the two of them. Vote!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you guys win, so here is my vote.

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Penny said...

Marko & Laura totally deserve to win this prise. I really hope they get to go out to dinner for a relaxing evening out! They are so great and a super example to me and my hubby for a loving and treasured marriage!

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A night out for Laura and Marko! I vote for this story.

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'l vote for this one too

 
At Sunday, 20 April, 2008, Anonymous mary e said...

I vote too!

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura deserves this! Please let her and Morco go on a special date!

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Blogger Celinoooo said...

Marko and Laura definitely deserve to win!
They get my vote! :)

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for this one!

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Blogger blayre said...

vote vote vote vote vooooote!

 
At Friday, 25 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Marko and Laura!!!

 

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