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Real Couple: Kay & Brett

Real Couples, Kay & Brett

Get to know this cute Connecticut couple and their Lab, Coco!

Location: Salisbury, Connecticut

Their Digs: They live in their family's lake house; 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,500 sq. ft.

Ages: Kay's 22; Brett's 26.

How They Met: At college orientation. “We both stared at each other all night and ended up in the same English class. We sat next to each other, hung out the next night, and the rest is history -- love at first sight,” says Kay.

Together: 3 1/2 years

How He Proposed: Brett surprised Kay at Tiffany & Co. in New York City and let her pick out her engagement ring -- just like in her favorite movie, Sweet Home Alabama.

Married: June 20, 2009

Careers: Kay is a nanny and is currently studying graphic design; Brett is a police officer.

Pets: Coco, a three-year-old chocolate Lab, named after Coco Crisp and Coco Chanel

Have Sex: 4 or 5 times a week

Baby Clock: “We definitely want kids, but only once we’ve traveled, checked some things off our ‘to-see’ list, and feel financially ready,” Kay says.

Biggest Pet Peeve: Kay: “Brett falls asleep on the couch too much.” Brett: “Kay is too indecisive.”

Biggest Compromise: “We know how to make decisions that rarely conflict with each other’s likes and dislikes, so there really is no need to compromise in most cases,” Kay explains.

Downtime: They love watching the Red Sox, playing with Coco, and watching movies together.

Guilty Pleasures: Kay is obsessed with Bravo reality TV, Tiffany & Co., and baking. Brett enjoys creating themed beer-pong tables for friends and leading his fantasy sports teams to dot-com greatness.

Secret Nobody Knows: They can carry on complete conversations in movie quotes.

Fantasy Buy: Red Sox season tickets

On Weeknights: Because of Brett's schedule, they don't have a traditional workweek. He works the evening shift, but during their nights together, they make dinner and watch their favorite TV shows, like Burn Notice. On days off, they like to go boating on the lake.

-- The Nest Editors

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