ALL ABOUT US:
Jennifer Mary Henkenius
Born: June 29, 1969
Youngest of 7 kids
Occupation: Massage Therapist for Bella Sante, The Spa on Newbury
Frederick Bernard Salvatoriello
Born: January 22, 1972
Oldest of 11 kids
Occupation: I/T Specialist for the Lotus Development Corporation
HOW DID YOU MEET:
Jen: Rick scheduled a massage at my office in July and that's when we met for the first time. I hoped for so long he'd come back and practically gave up hope, then he came again in November and asked me out!
Rick:I had just come back from three months of back-packing in Europe and my muscles were in pain! So I picked a random message therapist out of the Yellow Pages and it happened to be Jen. She looked incredible and was dropping several hints so I got up the nerve and asked her out.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE DATING EACH OTHER:
Jen: Rick swept me off my feet, I've never met anyone so attentive to my needs. We couldn't stay away from each other!!!
Rick: I initially thought we would just be friends but as time went on Jen kept amazing me with how cool she was. I had this list of the perfect woman stashed away and Jen was the first one to ever score 100%.
WHAT WERE SOME BIG MOMENTS BEFORE THE PROPOSAL:
Jen: Valentine's day was amazing, Rick snuck into my living room while I was at work and transformed it to a dining room (i didn't have a dining room). I was showered with flowers, champagne, romantic music, poetry and food!! This year he bought 20 HUGE ballons, candles, rose petals, champagne, brie and Frank Sinatra.
Rick: Jen surprised me on several occasions. The first was when I tried her cooking. She is so good that it's better than most restaurants! I then found out one weekend that she likes video games. Guys, if you find a woman who likes Play-Station, hang onto her. The first time she met my little brothers and sisters was a treat. She played with them longer than anyone over 15 has for a long time, and they all go nuts whenever she visits. Anyone who likes kids that much is a keeper. She is also very good at math, so hopefully our kids will have better luck at it than I did.
DESCRIBE THE PROPOSAL:
Jen: I had no idea at all. We were away for a "surprise weekend" to Rick's family reunion!! Rick got up in front of all these relatives under this giant tent with microphone in hand and invited me to come join him. He told everyone that at the next reunion he hoped to bring another Salvatoriello and got on one knee and asked me to marry him!!!
Rick:Once I knew Jen was the one, my goal was to make the proposal as dramatic as possible. I planned the whole thing in total secrecy - the looks on everyone's faces was truely priceless. We even got it on video!
HOW IS PLANNING THE WEDDING:
Jen: Great!!! Rick has done the majority of it so far. I've just been creating this web page and some other easy tasks.
Rick:Jen is being modest. Anyone who can get all those bridesmaids organized has done quite the job. Besides, she is my inspiration. We decided not to use a wedding planner and it has been quite the challenge getting all the pieces to fit. The Knot.com and my parents have been a great help. Weddings are expensive!
YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?:
Jen: gosh there's just so many. definately I would have to say if I had to pick just one, South Park.
Rick: Mystery Science Theater 3000 or The Simpsons
FAVORITE BOARD GAME:
Jen: Trivial Pursuit.
Rick: Chess or Stratego
Jen: bridal ones :)
Rick: Military History or Newsweek
Jen: flowers, good food cooking
Rick: Whatever perfume Jen is wearing
WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD:
Jen: hmm, i can't believe it but i just can't come up with anything for this answer right now
Rick: Coward! - guilt is the worst
BEST FEELING(S) IN THE WORLD:
Jen: being cuddled with
Rick: I agree
Jen: American Pie
Rick: When Harry Met Sally
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU AWAKE IN THE MORNING?:
Jen: uggh, i don't want to get up.
DO YOU GET MOTION SICKNESS?:
Jen: Not usually
Rick: If you keep your eyes on the horizon, you can get by
ROLLER COASTERS SCARY OR EXCITING:
Rick: I agree!
PEN OR PENCIL?:
Jen: depends on what i'm writing
FUTURE SON'S NAME:
Jen: the first one would be Frederick something Salvatoriello
Rick: Frederick will work for me, after the first one it's her turn to pick a name
FUTURE DAUGHTER'S NAME:
Rick: Wife gets first pick
Jen: pizza, italian, anything fresh and yummy
Rick: Pizza/Chinse food (american style, not the real stuff that Dan had to eat)
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?:
FAVORITE ICE CREAM:
Jen: chocolate covered waffle cone something or other
Rick: Sweet Cream and Cookies
CROUTONS OR BACON BITS:
DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE:
Jen: not lately,i've been doing too much of it
Rick: depends what I am driving and if there are cops around. I like to go fast! But I hate it if someone else is driving.
STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?:
Rick: Cool and fun too, as long as you are not carrying golf clubs
IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Jen: Mother Teresa
Rick: the Pope or my Great Grand-Dad Rocco
WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?:
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Jen: i'm completely happy with what i am now.
Rick: RULER OF THE WORLD
IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOUR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Jen: i'm completely happy with the color it is now.
Rick: Blonde, but only for fun, I like my haircolor
IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?:
Rick: actually it's half full
Jen: Young Einstein
Rick: Hard to choose - Sparticus or The Outlaw Joe Wales
ARE YOU A LEFTY, RIGHTY OR AMBIDEXTROUS?
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR?:
Jen: just one that shines
Rick: a BMW that makes 90MPG
FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH:
Jen: ice hockey!!
Rick: NFL but ice hockey is second