Here at Tree Hut, we want to make your heart skip a beat, one engraved watch at a time. Of course, we wouldn't be able to do that without YOUR engravings. It's a great partnership: we craft the watches and you think up the inspirational quotes to memorialize on the watch back.
One of our favorite things to do is get to know the customer behind the watch order. With only a small team, that can be impossible sometimes. That's why we love to reach out to Tree Hutters who engraved unique quotes on their watches.
As you know, we love punny love quotes about time. So we asked Caitlyn Moser, who purchased an engraved wood watch for her boyfriend's birthday, to share her adorably sweet love story.
How did you think of the engraving: "The Best Time is With You"?
I came up with this quote on my own. We love puns and I wanted to incorporate "time" as a cute pun, but I didn't want to be overly cheesy with it. I played around with some different phrases, like "time with you is my favorite" but I didn't like how it sounded so eventually I came up with using "the best time is with you." I just wanted to express how much I enjoy being with him.
What was the special occasion for the watch, and how did your boyfriend react?
This is a birthday present for his 27th birthday. I love birthdays and giving gifts and I wanted to find something super unique and came across Tree Hut! He's ridiculously picky, so I really struggled with finding a gift. He LOVED it, though! He thinks it's super cool and he loved the engraving even more. He's proud of me for coming up with a cute, creative pun.
He took his old watch immediately to put the new one on.
How did you meet?
My sister and brother-in-law actually introduced us at a party they had at their house. My brother-in-law had told me a month prior that his friend wanted to meet me (and sent me pictures of him) but I didn't think much of it, besides that he was good looking. I went to the party anyway and we ended up talking all night by the campfire and drinking beer. We stayed up til at least 12 or 12:30 and I had to work the next morning at 4:30, but it was well worth the exhaustion and hangover that accompanied it. :) We've actually only been dating for 6 months, though it feels like I've known him forever.
When did you fall in love? Was there a moment of realization?
This is really weird and funny...and there's a backstory to the story. I clean my ears every day with Q-tips after I get out of the shower and my mom makes fun of me because she says I have the most ridiculous look on my face while I'm cleaning them. I kind of zone out and just goofily smile (without even knowing I'm doing it). Anyway, my boyfriend and I were talking one day and I told him how my mom makes fun of me for the way I clean my ears. He told me his does the same thing!! I've never ever met anyone else who does that (or who admitted it at least) and then the one day I saw him doing it and couldn't stop laughing. If I hadn't loved him before, I definitely did at that moment. I still laugh when I see him clean his ears.
What was the best day you had together?
We always have a good time, but I really loved the first time we hung out / went on a date. It was in December and the weather was like a spring day. I was at Starbucks supposed to be reading and writing a paper and he came and met me there. We got lunch and then sat outside Starbucks for hours, talking and getting to know each other. We then went for a beer and kept playing the typical question game. What I loved most about it was we were out in a public place, but it still felt like it was just the two of us. All I could pay attention to was him.
What a sweet story, Caitlyn! We love your engraving, too -- how perfect for a budding relationship. We wish you and your boyfriend luck in your journey ahead!
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