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About Hannah

Hannah Rebecca Cook was born October, 9 1986 in Charleston, South Carolina to Bob & Jane Cook. She is the baby sister of 3 older brothers, Chris, Bryce & Benton.

When she was around 6 months old, the family moved to Allen, Texas where they lived until October of 1996. They then moved to Matthews, North Carolina. She went to East Mecklenburg High School where she met Blake during her freshman year. After graduating from high school, she continued her education at the University of South Carolina (Go Cocks!) where she got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently a registered nurse on the Progressive Care Unit at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She now lives out in the boonies of Lancaster, South Carolina with Blake and their puppy (aka her child), Zeppelin. She loves hanging out with friends, 4-wheeling & camping, spending time on the lake, & going to Panther & Gamecock games

About Blake

Blake Simpson Fortner was born December 8, 1984 in Camden, South Carolina to Dwight & Nancy Fortner. He is the youngest of a brother, Paul and a sister, Jan.

The family moved around the corner to Westville, South Carolina when Blake was 3 years old. They then moved to Elkin, North Carolina in 1993. When Blake was in 5th grade they moved to Charlotte. Blake went to East Mecklenburg High School where he met Hannah his junior year. After graduating high school, Blake went to the Automotive Technology Institute in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After getting a degree in Automotive Technology, Blake returned to Charlotte in 2004 where he began working as a technician at Hendrick Honda. He is now a certified master technician & assistant team leader. When he isn't working on cars (which is never!) he enjoys 4-wheeling his Toyota Tacoma, taking the boat out & spending time with family and friends.

How we met

Blake and Hannah met on December 23, 2001 at Hannah's best friend Ashley Aycock's house. They met again on New Year's Eve at one of Blake's best friend Wes Holland's. Blake and Hannah hit it off and spent the night hanging out getting to know each other.

The next day (New Year's Day) Blake showed up at Hannah's house to see her. Hannah's mom came into her room to inform her "there is a guy here to see you.... HE HAS FACIAL HAIR!". Hannah went out to see Blake standing there but couldn’t remember if he’s name was Blake or Adam!! Luckily for Hannah, Adam called Blake a few minutes later so she was able to figure out which one he was . Blake and Hannah continued to hang out when they went back to high school and around the middle to end of January decided to become "official", although Hannah likes to joke that she is technically single since Blake never actually asked her to be his girlfriend! To make life easier on Blake, they made the official date January 1, 2002 and they've been happy ever since!

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