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Documenting Love: Erin & Jacob's Story

Welcome to our Documenting Love series where we capture people's love stories through photos and the written word. This may be one of our favorite weekly series! Check out the gallery and read the couples love story below. Keep in mind that we ask the couples to answer the questions separately so we can draw parallels between their experiences and, you know, say a collective, "Ahhhhhhh!" If you or someone you know wants to be featured in this series, please get in touch with us, hello@seattlerefined.com.

Erin
My first memory of Jacob is meeting him at K-Town (holla at my eastside people) in Kirkland. It’s an 18 and under club that we met at over eight years ago. I vividly remember that he was rocking stud earrings and spikey blonde hair. He likes to think the first thing I noticed was his sweet dance moves, but it wasn’t.

Jacob
My first memory of Erin is when I was 19 and went to a club in Kirkland. It was an 18+club, cringey I know, but it was a good time on the weekends with my buddies and I.

Erin
Jacob is always willing to try new things and I envy him for it. I am scared to put myself out there and he always dives in head first. The proudest moment I had was when he said yes to taking a chance and going to travel around Spain with me. I knew he terrified about going to Europe for the first time but he was such a trooper. He fell in love with traveling and convinced me to go back. Now we are going to in Italy in May!

Jacob
I am very proud of Erin for many reasons, but to be honest the thing that sticks out the most is her focus and drive. She is so eager to learn more, set goals and work hard until she achieves those goals. I can honestly say she is one of the hardest working and most driven women that I have ever met! She never gives up and always gives it her all. I am also very proud of her for having the initiative to stick around after three years of my dorkiness, jokes and shenanigans.

Erin
I knew I loved Jacob when we realized that we liked the same pizza. Pepperoni and pineapple... I'm kidding. I fell in love with Jacob because of his heart only three months into our relationship. When I was still living at home, I called him to complain about the amount of pain I was in after my root canal. He said he was so sorry that he couldn’t come over and be with me. All of the sudden I flipped over and there he was in my room! After getting over the shock of him somehow getting into my house without a key, I realized that he would do anything to be there when I needed him. Since then, he’s been the most dependable person I know.

Jacob
I knew I loved Erin when she tagged along with me on my annual Memorial Day Weekend extravaganza in Lake Chelan. For my friends and I, this holiday is up there with Christmas, NYE and 4th of July. The amount of craziness that ensues always leaves fond memories (and some lack thereof). I did not expect to realize that I loved her but after sharing one of my favorite weekends with her I realized that she constantly made me laugh and smile. My friends noticed how happy I was and they also enjoyed her company. Over all I am very thankful for that first trip that we shared because it made me realize how happy she made me. No matter how great of a day, weekend or year it had been, I knew without a doubt it would always be better with her by my side.

Erin
We really are best friends. I tell him everything even though most of the time he has no idea who or what I am talking about. Jacob and I have the relationship balance thing down. We respect and enjoy our time together more than anything else but we understand that there needs to be a balance. I need to have wine nights that turn into karaoke nights with my girlfriends and he needs to stay up all night playing video games with his guys. We respect our time apart because it makes the moments when we are together so amazing.

Jacob
I would say that what sets our relationship apart from others is the fact that we are so comfortable around each other. We can tease each other, love each other and support each other at the same time. If you know me, you would know that I have a unique sense of humor and somehow, she taps right into that. She can dish it out just as much as anyone else and to be honest I find it funny. I would also say that what sets our relationship apart from others is the fact that we are willing to go out of our comfort zones for one another. Whether it be a trip to Spain, off-roading and getting stuck, a camping trip, a trip down the coast together or answering random questions about our relationship for an article. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Erin
The thing I love the most about Jacob is his heart. Jacob is one of those people that will do anything for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are his closest friend or if you haven’t talked in months. If you call him and need something, he will find a way to make it work. He’s also the guy that will always help you move. One, because he has a truck and two, because he knows how much it will help.

Jacob
I would say that one thing I love the most about Erin is the fact that she is always down to have a good time. She loves to hangout with friends, do activities, travel and even spend a Sunday re-binge watching Game of Thrones so I can catch up. She is just always smiling and making the best of situations. I can honestly say that the thing I love most about Erin is that she is my best friend and no matter what will support me, laugh with me and go on an adventure with me.

Erin
Jacob thinks he is the funniest person you will ever meet. He is the definition of his own number one fan. Which makes me a very close second. And I will finally admit this to the entire Seattle Refined reading world - Jacob, you are funny. When I am not laughing at him or with him, Jacob continues to surprise me by shinning in every social situation. I can take him anywhere and he will meet someone that he has plans with to go golfing, grab a beer, or go hunting with. He loves people and people love him.

Jacob
My favorite qualities of Erin are that she is empathetic, daring and loves her family. She will also take the time out of her day to help anyone who needs it.

Erin
The sexiest thing about Jacob is when he actually does his hair and doesn't just wear a hat! I'm kidding...but not really. Also, when Jacob cooks for me. I have no desire or ability to make us dinner. The only meal I can make in complete confidence is Kraft Mac and Cheese and Jacob knows that. I have that recipe down. I come home from work way later than he does so when he has my apartment smelling like the most amazing meal ever- that is my favorite thing in the world. Keep on feeding me!

Jacob
I mean we all know the Sir Mix-A-Lot song but the sexiest thing about Erin is the fact that she can roll with the punches. She can take whatever life throws at her and she will always stand up for what is right and will even call me out on my BS - but do it out of love. Erin’s personality and morals are second to none and I find that extremely attractive.

Erin
As bad as it sounds, we love our TV Shows. Right now, we are watching Mayans (the Sons of Anarchy Spinoff) and we love it. We try to have one show we always watch together. On the regular, we are watching Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy. I always win when we compete again each other.

Jacob
Oh gosh, I have so many favorite rituals together. I don't just have one so feel free to stop me whenever! Memorial Day Weekend in Chelan, having dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant, Pasta Frescka, going out on the boat during SeaFair, country music concerts, traveling to new places, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, cooking dinners together, and going to Talarico's for pizza and karaoke!

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