With your votes, we have narrowed down the field for Moose Jaw's Sweetest Couple to the top 8! Check out their stories below:
SHANNON & ANDREW
Here's our story!
Andrew and I have been together now for almost two years (February 8th is our anniversary!! Woohoo). Our story is a little unique as to how we met.
Andrew is from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and I'm from small town Saskatchewan. However, my mom is from the east coast as well; I've always considered NL a second home. Andrew moved here three years ago, because he works at 15 Wing as an Air Traffic Controller. A family friend from Newfoundland informed me that a distant relative of his was moving to Moose Jaw to work, and asked if it would be okay if he gave Andrew my contact info. At first I was confused, and didn't really want to go on a "blind date." My friend reassured it wouldn't be as a date, more so as a friend to show him around Saskatchewan if he needed. I thought about it, then said it would be alright if he needed to call me.
After months had passed and I still didn't hear from him, which really didn't bother me any (lol) because I had no idea who he was.
One weekend my mom and I were coming to Moose Jaw to have a spa weekend, and afterwards we were going out for supper and drinks. As we were headed to Bobbys place, my mother informs me she asked Andrew to join us. I was in shock and totally confused. Questioning my moms choices as to why she did this, she explains, "Shannon, you don't get it.. You grew up in SK, this is your home. I'm from NL too and I know it's always nice to know someone from where you're from." Long story short, I was so mad at my mom for asking this random guy to our dinner... until he walked in the door. I had no idea what he looked like until this point. This handsome 6'4 dude just walked in and I just about melted. He joined us for dinner and I was so happy my mom invited, because little did I know, that night I met my soulmate.
Now Andrew and I are living together in Moose Jaw. We got took possession of our house in July and life is great. Andrew came into my life at the right time and I don't know what I would do without him. He's my support system, my best friend and my one and only. I know our journey together has been short so far, but I know it's one that's going to last a lifetime.
And that's why I think we're, Moose Jaw's "Sweetest couple."
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TIFFANY & JARRYD
My name is Tiffany Eddy. I would like to enter my fiancé and I into the Moose Jaw's sweetest couple contest. We have been together for almost 12 years (crazy, I know!) and just got engaged over the Christmas holidays. I would love to win this and enjoy the day with just him. We're both busy people with work and each of us taking online courses, a little break is always needed.
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HEATHER & ASHTON
Hi!! My name is Heather and I'd like to nominate ourselves for moose jaws sweetest couple!! We've been together 14 years, married for almost 9! We are about to have the anniversary of our first sons death. He would have been 12. We've been through pretty much everything you can go through as a couple and come out stronger every time. My husband is extremely hard working. He works 6 days a week only has Mondays off. Works 2 job. One Very high paced. It would mean everything to us to have this time alone together like this!! His birthday is also Feb 15th
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MICHELLE & JEFF
I met my husband 14 years ago. We met through work and knew each other for 5 years, he asked me out several times but I always came up with a excuse why I could not go out with him. He is 6 years younger than I and I was a single mom to a little boy. I did not think he was ready for that kind if relationship and my son came first. Well after 5 years of asking I said yes but..... He was not to meet my son for at least 6 months, after about a month he called my house and asked my son to go to fudruckers with him. I called him back and said "what did I tell you?" He said I love you and I want to show you I'm up for this long term. Long story short 6 months he asked my son for my hand in marriage and proposed to me. I said "yes" 8 months later we were married and he and my son also exchanged wedding vows and rings. Here we are 14 years later , we have one son together and our marriage is stronger than ever. He's my happily ever after and still makes me weak at the knees. I love this man for everything he's done and still does for me and my boys after all these years.
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CINDY & GERALD
Gerald and I meet about 13 years ago. I had a little coffee shop downtown. He would come in for coffee and one of my yummy cinnamon buns before he had to start his night shift at the rail yard. We would chat. Every once and a while he would come in for lunch, if it was slow I would sit and visit with him. I was going through a very rough patch at that point in my life and he was just very kind and easy to talk to. I ended up closing my cafe and moving to Maple Creek.
2 years later...as Facebook was just coming know, thank goodness, he found me and we reconnected.
After a few weeks of phone conversation, I was coming to Moose Jaw. So we decided to get together for coffee ( I ended up bringing my three year old ...). We visited for a couple of hours, my little one got hungry and I had promised her McDonald's. Instead of this being the end of our "first "date, he came along...because a man needs to eat you know! I had also promised my girl to go swimming and the date day continued. That was Jan 27,2008
One of the best days of my life!
It was hard to be living in two different towns, we talked every night, visited on the weekends. We loved just spending time together. He said it was my cooking that kept bringing him back ☺️
June 28, 2008 he asked me to marry him...of course! There is no one else I wanted to spend the rest of my life with!
Sept 13,2008 we got married!
It was a bit of a whirlwind, some thought us to be crazy because it all happened so fast. But that is us! A little crazy. We still love just hanging out going for a drive just to get out of the house. Because we now have three girls (13, 7 and 5) so it can get loud and busy in our house.
We love doing things for each other. He makes my coffee in the morning, I pack his lunches, he takes care of the laundry a lot of the time, sends sweet emails just because, I make his favourite meals on a Whim just to make him feel special. Holding hands, stealing kisses ( makes our kids crazy ). We are normal we fight about bills and chores, but at the end of the day we have our tea, say I love you and do not go to bed angry. We share our dreams for the future and look forward to our time together after the kids are in bed, even if it is just watching tv in peace and quite
This is how our crazy life started. And we plan on being just as crazy 50 years from now!
I truly have the sweetest hubby in the world... he thinks I am pretty awesome too! Love you Always Gerald
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REBECCA & BRAYDON
Hello! So our story doesn't really start like most. It's not a "high school sweetheart" story like some haha we went to high school together but we never actually talked except for when we had woods class together in Grade 9. He was a popular athletic good looking guy, and I spent my time doing musicals and trying to pass Math Class. We knew about each other but never talked until After high school when we ran into each other on a night out. He was sweet and kind and was very polite. We talked for a month or so until he asked me to go for supper with him. He opened my car door and paid for supper and was such a gentleman! We kept seeing each other for awhile until it became "official". I never knew that I could love someone so much and now almost 2 years later we are still together and yes, he still opens my car door for me and makes me feel loved every single day. And I couldn't be happy happier!!
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TAMARA & SCOTT
I just wanted to take a min and tell you a bit about my wonderful husband.
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ANNIE & JORDAN
Hi there! My names Annie Marie. And I've been blessed with having the sweetest and kindest man in my life. I guess I'm saying that equals to the assumption that I think we're the sweetest couple,
But, A little background before I go on saying why we may be the "sweetest" couple, because I Don't truly think that can be defined..
My fiancé works so hard every day to make sure we have our roof over our head, and food on our table and always has.
I recently found out we're expecting a baby in October, and with all the love we have for each other, we still find it stressful to work through everything to provide for ourselves and the new life. (Don't get us wrong we are happy and excited! Stress comes with that too though!!)
At the end of the day, it's hard to be able to grab a flower for your significant other, or plan some fancy dinner, or a surprise road trip when the stresses of life is weighing heavier each day, and saving money for such things is usually out of the question,
but my fiancé manages to come home every day, from all the stresses he has to deal with, and limited funds, he finds ways to put them aside to make me smile, or rub my back, or do simple things that mean so much.. and of course vise versa,
Because he is so sweet.
We work hard not only to live, but to love, every single day.
This brings me back to my initial comment, I don't think "the sweetest couple" truly has a definition. For if you asked for mine it would be, finding the little things and making them important, not the dinners, flowers, nights out.
But the going out of your way to lend your heart to someone you love.
To sympathize with their concerns and offer your compassion. Even when your own stresses weigh you down a little bit.
To live and work for life and love every day.
So with all of this said, I believe my fiancé and I are ONE of the sweetest couples in Moose Jaw.
And I'd love to have a break with him!
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