Champions of Extraordinary Marriages

About October 16, 2009

Tony & Alisa’s Quick Stats:

Tony & Alisa’s Ages : 36 & 35
Years Married : 13
Kids : 2 (ages 7 & 4)
Pets : 0 (There’s enough going on in our household)

We have been married since 1996.  We met in the summer of 1994 while Alisa was at CU-Boulder for a summer internship and Tony was on of four fraternity guys hired to cook and clean.  I often joke that I knew Tony could cook before we ever started dating.  He was our morning cook, and even now the kids say he makes better eggs than I do.

We both thought that our time together was just supposed to be a fling and here we are a lifetime later.  At the end of the summer I (Alisa) left CU for my senior year at DePauw University  We started a long distance relationship and were able to see each other about every 6 weeks or so.  We financed our relationship on credit cards and really got to know each other through lots (and lots of phone calls).  We were dating at the very beginning of the internet and had no cell phones!

After I graduated I moved out to Colorado and tried to find a job, no luck.  A few months later we ended up in Southern California with Tony’s family.  Tony proposed on Thanksgiving Day 1995 and we began planning our wedding.

A year later we married and began this adventure called marriage.  We had no idea what was in store for us…

That’s who we are, but this blog is about more than just us.  It’s about relationships, in particular marriage.   Our intention is not to make this a one-sided conversation about a day in the life of.  We would much rather engage in a dialogue. With each other. And with you. As events, “discussions” and understandings evolve in our own lives, we’ll share them with you, then–and this is the important part–we hope you’ll share your experiences with us.

Thanks for joining us.


8 Responses to “About”

  1. Linda Foote Says:

    I just read your island post and it made me miss you guys even more. We love you. Evan and I were just talking about Andrew, you, and Alisa last night.
    Hugs, love, and Prayers,

    • Tony & Alisa Says:

      Thank you for being a part of our wonderful circle of friends. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since Andrew died, sometimes it seems like just yesterday. I am so appreciative for the family and friends that we have that remember him and talk about him. As difficult as it was I am amazed at all that has happened as a result of his life, short as it was. Hopefully we will see you soon.

  2. Hey, Tony! It’s Dustin from and Twitter (@EngagedMarriage). I just wanted to stop by to say hello and tell you your site looks great. Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Stu Gray Says:

    Hey Tony and Alisa!

    Just found you guys thru Dustin’s site – It’s great to see another married couple passing on encouraging words about marriage! Looking forward to reading more of your stuff! 🙂

    • Tony & Alisa Says:

      Thanks Stu. I’ve been following you on Twitter and your blog over the last couple of months. Cool to see you found us through Dustin’s blog. We have a really cool blog series coming next week. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Cynthia Says:

    I found your site through Tony’s facebook post on the YYYYYYYYYESSSSSSSSSS!!! group – I’m in love with Someone Magnificent, and will enjoy your site for encouragement to be romantic and live with my heart open, in love!

    • Tony & Alisa Says:

      Cynthia, I love how you phrased “live with my heart open, in love!”. We hope to be a place of encouragement, providing the resources and tools that couples need to truly become one in their relationship. It’s great to hear that you are in love with Someone Magnificent, that’s definitely something to treasure.

      Happy New Year!

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