Meet the Engelsons!
So, you want to know more about us?
LOVE | Since we'll most likely be bombarding you with questions about your love story it seems only fair to tell you a little about ours. We’ve been together since 2014, we met on the dating app OKCupid (thank goodness for modern romance, right?), our first date consisted of a rain storm, drinks, Greek Food (anyone else as obsessed with saganaki as we are?), and endless hours of conversation. It was simple, perfect, and it wound up being the last first date we'd ever have to go on! Woohoo!
Flash forward 2.5 years, we got engaged at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa in February of 2017, Seth proposed to me in front of my favorite animal in the world, the West Indian Manatee - it was a total surprise!
Later that year, in December, we got married at the Davis Islands Garden Club surrounded by all of our loved ones on the coldest day of the year. No one was quite prepared for the cold front - but it wound up working out in our favor because it kept everyone dancing to keep warm!
FAMILY | Our little family consists of the two of us plus our pups Remy and Coda. Remy, is a lab/shepherd mix, with escape artist tendencies, always bursting with a crazy amount of energy, and we're not gonna lie she can be kind of a crab. While Coda, is a Bernese mountain dog, obsessed with attention and barking loudly, we swear she just likes to hear the sound of her own bark, and she's an eating machine! No joke, she starts doing low quiet barks exactly when she knows it's time to eat and if we don't feed her right away her barks get louder and louder, Seth says she's natures perfect alarm clock. One thing is for sure, Remy and Coda keep life interesting.
FUN | On the slight chance that we aren't working or doing projects around the house there's a good chance you can find us hanging out at Disney World. We’re Disney Passholders and love Disney so much that we even have an Instagram account dedicated to all things Disney World since we go so often!
Another pastime of ours is heading down to a local beach to watch those gorgeous Florida sunsets - it's nice to just unwind and watch those pretty colors dip lower into the sky.
Besides having fun figuring out married life, trying to keep up with our pups, spending time running around Disney, and watching countless sunsets, we also really love kayaking, road trips, showing each other funny memes and videos, and exploring all the new places.
I'm a 5'1" Starbucks loving, ukulele playing, furniture rearranging fool! I cry when I laugh and have a love-hate relationship with the one living plant that I own (I swear I water it!) I'm a total type A personality when it comes to cleaning and organizing, but getting to fuel my creative side sparks a crazy amount of joy!
Amazon is my kryptonite, there are honestly times I don't even remember ordering something and then it just shows up at our door! (...I know Seth secretly judges me for it.) I have a healthy obsession with beautiful coffee table books - none of which I ever actually put on our coffee table, and all of which were ordered from Amazon. My biggest fear is being taken out by a giant wave, and yet my favorite movies all have giant waves. Maybe that's just my way of vicariously living on the edge.
I'm Veronica's taller half. I was never really a fan of the TV show Friends, but apparently, I'm living the show - the Chandler to Veronica's Monica. By day, I work in IT and Veronica is unaware of what exactly it is that I do, and I really enjoy that. I'm quick to crack a joke, but most of them are "groaners"... But that's okay, I'm a dad joke powerhouse. Feel free to roll your eyes, Veronica sure does!
I grew up overweight and worked hard to lose a lot of it. It's amazing the transformation I've been able to make over the last 15 years....I somehow now enjoy sushi, vegetables, and.... doing chores. Who would have thunk it? Not my parents! I've always been mesmerized by the ocean and space. I'd certainly be an astronaut, but after several "uranus" jokes, they'd probably send me on a one way trip to a galaxy far, far away.
SILLY QUESTIONS + SILLY ANSWERS
What Friends character do you relate to most?
VERONICA - 100% Monica
SETH - Chandler.... Even Veronica. doesn't know what my day job is.
What fictional place would you like to go?
VERONICA - The cottage in Surrey, England from the Holiday.
SETH - Pandora from Avatar.
What movie title describes your life?
VERONICA - Just go with it.
SETH - Beauty and the Beast.
What is one of your favorite smells?
VERONICA - Freshly mown grass, new parchment, and spearmint toothpaste.
SETH - BBQ
Do you like raisins?
VERONICA - Everything is perfectly fine WITHOUT RAISINS. STOP USING THEM.
SETH - Only in Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
First thing you'd ask if you had been frozen for 100 years?
VERONICA - Where's the bathroom.
SETH - WHERE'S THE BATHROOM?
Is a hotdog a sandwich?
VERONICA - Nope! A hotdog is it's own thing. I back up my answer with the evidence that a hotdog bun is one piece, while sandwich "buns" have a top and a bottom.
SETH - I would like to invoke my Fifth Amendment right to stay silent.