Annie: O.K., think, think back, what was it like to be in love for the first time?
I think it’s just like this crazy new found energy that you find, that you can stay up until 5 a.m. every night, fall asleep for one hour, get up at 6 a.m., and you could go all day. It’s like this adrenaline rush, that you can just survive off of this feeling, I guess, is the best way to put it.
Michael: When it’s right, it’s right. When it’s not right, you should know. It’s like buying a house. You can look at a hundred different houses, but when you walk into the house that you know you’re eventually going to buy, you just know from the moment you set foot into it, you know. We’ve had that experience, too. That’s what it was like, it was like stepping foot into a house for the very first time. You just knew.
Annie: I love his sense of humor, that is one thing that I really love. I love that Michael is really good at communicating things when I’m not always great about communicating. Michael is very good about, like, “let’s sit down and talk about this” when sometimes I just don’t want to talk about it. Michael is really good at being very mature and talking about whatever we might be either arguing about or if something is upsetting or whatever. He’s really good at talking about things like that.
I love that he loves me for who I am. Like right before we got married, Michael wrote down the hundred days before we got married, he wrote down 100 things about me that he loved. And that was so sweet. I don’t know if I could do that for you. [She laughs] Obviously I’m struggling right now. [They laugh] But you were so thoughtful, that was so…
Michael: …Well if you did have three days before we got married, that would’ve been good. The three cards you would’ve given me would’ve meant all the world to me.
Annie: Did I give you three cards?
Michael: No, I’m saying the three things you love about me apparently. That would’ve been nice.
Michael: And she’s cute. And her hair. I figured, you know, I can’t do this to my son, my future son, so I had to go find someone who’s got a “mop top.” [She laughs] And I think I did a really good job.
We’ve been together for seven years now, from the time we started dating until the time that it is now, you know, dating, engagement and then marriage. It’s been 7 years. It’s hard to imagine life without Annie. I mean, I would still get by, I mean I’d probably make bad decisions, probably wouldn’t be as well dressed, but I think that there would be a void. And it’s hard to describe it, but there would be a huge void in my life.