Our Story: Part VII

Our Story: Part I

Our Story: Part II

Our Story: Part III

Our Story: Part IV

Our Story: Part V

Our Story: Part VI

When I returned to Ohio from spring break, I had to buckle down and finish my thesis. But at the same time, I kept emailing Mr. Funnel Cake and talking to him online when we had a chance.

Mr. FC was always amused how late I would stay up working, and he would IM me and marvel at the odd hours I was awake. We were talking fairly often by now, and he was even flirting online sometimes, telling me things like how he would volunteer to help me search for a swimsuit if I “needed help.” Gentleman he was, he would sometimes apologise if his quips were “too brash,” and he always sounded sincere.

One night in May ’08, Mr. Funnel Cake said he was searching for someone who would come to Paris with him for a few days during summer break, and he nonchalantly asked me if I was interested. I told him of course I’m interested because I’d never been and I started looking for flights, but didn’t take it too seriously.

The next time Mr. Funnel Cake asked me about Paris he was really keen on me coming, so I just sort of went with it. I still had money from my thesis grant to blow on travel, so I figured why not travel to Paris after graduating? It would be a perfect graduation present to myself.

Mr. Funnel Cake and I made plans and bought tickets, and I found us a hotel with two twin beds to share. (Because we are modest like that.) I admit, I was a little nervous about spending a WHOLE week with Mr. Funnel Cake. We had only met each other five times, after all. What if we ran out of things to talk about?? What if he kissed me and it was horrible and we spent the rest of the week in awkward silence? Who goes on a vacation with a guy they barely know? What would happen???

Come June ’08, I graduated from Ohio State and two weeks later I was flying to France. We met at Charles de Gaulle airport and hugged hello. The first day was wonderful…we walked all around Paris seeing amazing sights, and we went to the Eiffel Tower immediately.




Since we were vacationing together, I had an excuse to take photos of Mr. Funnel Cake and me together.


That said, we both still took secret photos of each other.


Mr. FC snapped me taking photos in Versailles. I’m not the only one taking secret photos!

For some reason, on the first day we only wanted to pay to go up to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Maybe we were cheapskates, but we didn’t feel like waiting in line to go to the top. Mr. Funnel Cake kept flirtatiously poking me the whole day while I tried to take pictures, and in the evening I got really cold in the June weather and I remember hesitantly feeling his hands at the subway and commenting how much warmer he was than me. I was trying to open up and be a little forward, but I still wanted him to make the first move.

First night, though, we went to sleep in our twin beds, which were coincidentally RIGHT next to each other *hint hint* and, as a result of our tense nerves, we both slept awfully that night. I honestly kept dreaming he would reach over and kiss me. I’d wake up and be mortified wondering if it would really happen.

The second day in Paris, after Mr. FC had survived six hours in the Louvre with me, we decided we needed to head back to the Eiffel Tower to take night pictures over the city. We figured, when are we going to be in Paris again?? So we sprung for tickets to the top level of the Eiffel Tower, and we headed there to wait for the sun to set.


Again, it was getting cold as the sun dipped below the horizon. At the tippy top of the tower, I got colder and colder, and Mr. Funnel Cake edged in behind me closer and closer to keep me warm as we watched the sun sinking slowly, until we were wrapped in each other’s arms. When Mr. Funnel Cake said something particularly sarcastic that made me turn my head back and look at him, it was then that I could tell this was it. As the sun set, we both leaned in and shared the most romantic kiss of my entire life.


Photos I took just after the kiss…my heart aglow


This kiss changed everything. After this moment, we were together. Mr. Funnel Cake confessed that he loved me, to which I unromantically responded, “What? Are you crazy??” (I’m a little slow.) We spent the entire week as a couple without a single care in the world, lying in each other’s arms, eating cheese, and drinking wine. It was heaven.



Mr. FC uncorking a bottle in front of the Eiffel Tower on the last night



When we had our painful goodbye at the airport, I felt an earth-shattering loss as I boarded the plane. To this day, I can almost cry just thinking of that day again.

I needed to find a way to be with this man. I didn’t care how, I would do it.

During the next several months, I began my long, arduous journey into the realm of Swiss visas and working permits. I can’t exactly explain what it felt like to be apart from Mr. Funnel Cake, but it felt sort of like there was a ghost by me, or an invisible thread. Quite frankly, it felt genuinely uncomfortable to be so far from him, but five months later when he was coming to Columbus to help move me to Zürich, all felt right with the world. After waiting this long, I was falling in love and was prepared to make every sacrifice to be with Mr. Funnel Cake!

**All photos are personal**


Mrs. Funnel Cake

Zürich, Switzerland/Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
October 2011
An Abundance of Albums, Pt. 2
Coordinating the Day: Part 1
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  1. Member
    mightywombat 4974 posts, Honey bee @ 9:49 am

    Wow, what an amazing story!!

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:50 am

    I have tears all over my keyboard reading this!! Amazing story FC!!

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    KitKatNYC 925 posts, Busy bee @ 9:52 am

    I love this! The whole time I’ve read your posts I’ve been thinking “Kiss the girl already!” but wow! First kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower – you must have been swooning!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:54 am

    Awwwww :)

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    KCheer 370 posts, Helper bee @ 9:57 am

    Yea! They kiss!!!

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    GirlKy 23 posts, Newbee @ 10:00 am

    Love it! So romantic!

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 10:04 am

    Such a great story. The first kiss with my husband, granted it wasn’t in such a romantic spot, made the Earth move. It was the most magical moment ever.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:06 am

    Amazing story. Your kiss sounds perfect and dreamy. And he told you he loved you after your first kiss? Seriously, best story ever. The Funnel Cakes are officially the cutest couple ever to me.

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:10 am

    This is such a great love story, clearly you guys were meant to be!!

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    highwire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:21 am

    Oh. My. God. What a first kiss!!! Ours was at a drunken college party after talking for 5 minutes…not remotely romantic lol!

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    Sking 580 posts, Busy bee @ 10:22 am

    More FC stories! More FC stories! What a fairytale…

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    acingthelace, Guest @ 10:24 am

    I am seriously tearing up! That is a beautiful story! When my FI and I went to the Eiffel Tower, we, too, shared a kiss on the top level, and it was beautiful. I am so happy for you two! He seems like such a sweet guy! What a fun, romantic, epic love story!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:36 am

    Can it get any more romantic? Such a great story!!

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    Christine, Guest @ 10:41 am

    This has got to be the sweetest love story of all time! I’ve loved reading every installment of it!

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    Melissa, Guest @ 11:01 am

    First kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower at sunset?! Best. Story. Ever. Wow!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 11:19 am

    OMG! I’ve been following this story for weeks and I was always on tenterhooks when you blogged about something else instead of the next installment of how you got together. This is one of the cutest stories EVER…Really a ‘meet cute’ story and a first kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower. I am swooning right here. Swooning!

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    SMEEheehee 16 posts, Newbee @ 11:24 am

    What a wonderful story!

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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:27 am

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t dream up a more perfect first kiss than that! My first kiss with Mr. S was on a couch with “No Country For Old Men” playing in the background. You could seriously hear people dying while we kissed. Anyway, I’m addicted to your story…it’s soooo romantic!!!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:33 am

    What a beautiful story! I think a kiss atop the Eiffel Tower is every girl’s dream. Ahhh, Paris sounds so dreamy.

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    sewing 2649 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:38 am

    *swoon* i’ve been quietly reading along with your story..soo romantic! would make for a great manga :)

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    cr6zy 1187 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:40 am

    awe he’s smiling so hard he’s got big man dimples! thats super happy in love.

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    lullafly 27 posts, Newbee @ 11:42 am

    I have goosebumps and chills! You’ve rekindled all of the glorious feelings of my own first kiss with my FI, and I just want to SQUEE for you!

    Seriously, this story is so romantic that I can’t stop grinning.

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    toshella 730 posts, Busy bee @ 11:58 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. Could this get more romantic? I think you are secretly living in romantic movie (did you notice cameras at the Eiffel Tower after you kissed?? Hee). Wow and wow again – what a great story!

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    Future Mrs N 45 posts, Newbee @ 12:14 pm

    I’ve loved every installment of this story. How perfect! Tears all over the place right now!

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:16 pm

    It’s official – I’m officially in love with you two. :)

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    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 12:38 pm

    Ok I LOVE that your first kiss was on the Eiffel Tower! Seriously! Who has a story like that?!

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    ninjadarling 391 posts, Helper bee @ 12:49 pm

    I absolutely LOVE reading through your story!

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:24 pm

    Finally you kissed! This has been like reading a good novel! What a romantic story – at sunset atop the Eiffel Tower. Wow..!!!

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    In the media 1565 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:24 pm

    FINALLY! Yes! How incredibly romantic and lovely and*sigh*. I’m living vicariously through your love story.

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    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:41 pm

    Oh my god… this story. I am sitting hear tearing up like a baby. So, SO, romantic. I love you two.

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    tocarat 324 posts, Helper bee @ 1:44 pm

    It’s a fairytale! So romantic, thanks for sharing!!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:49 pm

    @Miss Pony: Yeah he told me he loved me about an hour after the kiss (when we were doing more kissing) and I was completely flabbergasted. It was like he’d been itching to tell me he loved me for months. Swiss guys are so shy I swear!

    @Miss High Wire: Lol, well you two knew what you wanted and went for it! Not a bad start at all. :) At least you didn’t have to drag your toes around wondering if he liked you or not. 😀

    @acingthelace: The Eiffel Tower is such a romantic spot, isn’t it? :)

    @Miss Seal: Hahahaha, no country for old men? Miss Seal, that is seriously funny. When love’s abound, it doesn’t matter what’s happening around, right? :)

    @cr6zy: Only *one* dimple actually. Mr. FC’s face is amusingly lopsided. One big cute dimple. 😛

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    sarah, Guest @ 2:04 pm

    oh my god that’s an amazing first kiss story wow

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    lcneiny 183 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:11 pm

    TEAR!!! I am loving the progression of your story! You could sell the rights and make a fabulous romantic movie, ha :) Seriously though, your first kiss sounds phenomenal, how many people can remember so succinctly the events leading up to THAT MOMENT?! Sigh. I can’t wait for the next installment.

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    stephbonthego 710 posts, Busy bee @ 3:22 pm

    That has gotta be the most romantic first kiss I have ever read about. Paris at sunset *wipes smiley tears*

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    Miss Winter 260 posts, Helper bee @ 3:45 pm

    Oh the kiss – I sighed when reading it! Yeah – the funnel cakes finally got together!

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    PandaPanda 33 posts, Newbee @ 3:55 pm


    that’s all i can say :)

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:27 pm

    So romantic! You really are a fantastic writer. :)

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    maggierose 632 posts, Busy bee @ 5:35 pm

    Wow! This sounds eerily similar to how me and my FI first got together (sans the kiss on top of the Eiffel tower!) – but he was also in another country, we met in that other country, I went back to the US, commence online flirting, me finding an excuse to go back to his country, him telling me I could stay with him (as friends, of course)…although we both secretly liked each other we were scared to make a move until BAM it finally happened and we were together ever since :)

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:44 pm

    Beautiful story

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    lisaelanna 530 posts, Busy bee @ 9:53 pm

    AWWWWW!!! You could make a movie out of your story. And it would be one of those that I’d buy on DVD and then watch every time I need some romance.

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    Julie, Guest @ 11:06 am

    OMG. I love this story. First kiss on the Eiffel Tower! That’s crazy romantic! It must have been so painful to wait all those months, but how worth it was that kiss when it happened? Also, when my BF first told me he loved me, my response was the exact same as yours, lol.

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    LK, Guest @ 3:18 pm

    ooo I have goosebumps reading this…what a beautiful love story

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 2:42 am

    OMG! SWOON! How lovely. Your first kiss was atop the eiffel tower, really? Wine and cheese on the grass staring up at the eiffel tower (I did this with my girlfriends, when I was there, but to do with the man you love OMG)! I mean really can it get any better.

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:36 am

    This is such an awesome story!!! I’m so happy you are together!!!! :)

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    HelloRaeven 568 posts, Busy bee @ 6:13 pm

    I just finished reading your entire set of “Our Story”. It seemed so perfect! Congrats for finding the love of your life in such a fairytale perfect way! :]

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