Our Story

It all started with a hug. We were both engineering students at the University of Texas at San Antonio. It was in December of 2009, when I was having a difficult moment around finals and Arturo offered a comforting hug. From that moment on we became best friends.
In February, we went on our first date, movies and ice cream. It was in front of the ice cream shop that Arturo asked me to be his girlfriend, it was then and there that we had our last first kiss! We still remember that day like it was yesterday and we visit that ice cream shop every year on our anniversary. 
Over the years we have both grown so much individually and together in love. From college life, to getting our first jobs, planning our wedding and getting married. It has been such an amazing time in our lives and we continue to grow more in love with each other with every passing day. 

Melissa

There's nothing a slice of chocolate cake or cookies 'n cream ice cream can't fix! 

I think I have a bit of a sweet tooth! Just a bit!

Love The Big Bang Theory! Howard is my fav because engineers are just as smart as physicist! 

Yep, I'm a nerd, and an Electrical Engineer!

I was brought up listening and dancing to music from the 70's.

I love all kinds of music from all eras, including classical music!


Any time I need a break from reality, I love to jump into a good book. 

My all time favorite is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.


I'm full of laughter and have a loud laugh! 

When others laugh, it makes me laugh even more!


I've been playing volleyball since I was 6!

I'm very competitive, Arturo says I turn into a whole other person when I play!


I love watching movies! 

I can have a whole conversation with my family quoting movie lines!


Arturo

I'm a huge Star Wars fan!

When I was growing up my nickname was R2, and ever since then I've collected R2D2 memorabilia.

 I love cars but my favorite car is the Aston Martin Phantom. 

Amazing class and power, not to mention it's James Bond's car of choice!

When it comes to food, there is always room for seconds unless the food is really good, then we are talking thirds!

Pizza and Tacos de lengua there are no limits!


I'd love to meet and get coffee with Chip Gaines! 

After reading his book, I can relate to him and think we'd be best buds. 


Many people find painting a room such a hassle, but I find the whole process soothing and fun! 

I've learned how to color match paint to the exact color anyone wants.


I like classic, old school fashion with a modern touch.

I carry hankerchief, and pocket squares!

Favorite Memorable Quote

"Mornings are for coffee and contemplation." 

- Jim Hopper
Stranger Things

Our Favorites

We are constantly celebrating our relationship and marriage!

We continue to count every month we've been together!

New York Style Pizza, Cheesecake,
&
New York City!

We went to NYC for our first anniversary, and we love the hustle and bustle!

Our playlist is always on shuffle! 
We love all kinds of music, and never know what is going to come on next!

Our Favorite TV Shows:
- The Flash
- Supergirl
- Top Gear
We love to rewatch: 
- Gilmore Girls
- Downton Abbey
- The Office

We love movies! 
DC and Marvel, Star Wars & Star Trek.

Favorite Superheroes: Iron Man & Wonder Woman

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