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Friday, November 21, 2008

A Bit of History

I saw this tag on Christy Henrie's blog, and I learned so much about her reading it, so I thought it would be fun to give you all an insight into Kirk & me.

1. Where did you meet?
On the internet. Yep.

2. What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
I'm going to go with when we met in person here... I was so flustered because there had been some issues with getting the date going. We were supposed to double with my friends, but they had car trouble so I had to go pick them up. Kirk beat me back to my parents house, so he was already chatting with my parents and sister when I got there. I mostly remember thinking, "Ok, stop talking now so we can go..."

3. Do you remember what he was wearing?
I don't. I know he looked good, but I have no clue what he was wearing.

4.Where was the first time you kissed this person?
On my parents' front porch (on our first date)

5. Where did you go for your first date?
We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory (or something like that). We've only been there once since, so I'm not sure if that's what is is called. We also went bowling. Again, I don't know the name of the place. Wow, I'm not that great at this!

6. How long did you know this person before you became a couple?
About 48 hours. The day after our first date, he came with me and my family to a region conference at the conference center, then he had Sunday dinner with us. On Monday, I met his family, and he told me he loved me. It was pretty much over for us by then. :)

7. How did he ask you out?
He didn't really. I said to him (via IM), "So when are you going to ask me out." Then he asked me out. Kinda lame, I know.

8. Has this person ever proposed to you?
Unofficially, he proposed one week after we met. We were up in Logan visiting some of my friends, and we were just kinda hanging out. Ok, we were making out. He asked me to marry him, and I didn't really answer him. About an hour later, out of the blue, I said, "Yes."
Officially, he proposed 3 weeks after we met. We were on our weekly Thursday lunch date at my parents' house. I was making Ramen Noodles. I turned around and saw him kneeling down. I thought he was making fun of my height (I'm pretty short), until I saw the ring.

9. Do you and this person have kids together?
Yes. We specialize in boys. Adam is almost 4, and Alex is 1 1/2.

10. Have you ever broken the law with this person?

11. When was the first time you realized that you liked this person?
Probably the first time we IMed each other. We had so much to talk about, and he seemed so witty.

12. Do you get along with his family?
Yes! Even though it sometimes seems like we have very little in common, we all get along great. The Fifes have welcomed me in as one of their own.

13. Do you trust this person?
Obviously. I mean, he knows where I sleep.

14. Do you see him as your partner in your future?

15. What is the best gift he gave you?
Besides the obvious (my kids), the best gift is one he actually hasn't even gotten me yet. We recently decided to not get each other gifts for Christmas this year (to save some money), and later we were talking about what we had planned to get each other. I was so proud of myself because I was going to get him a GPS for his car (he's been talking about wanting one). He asked me if I wanted to know what he was going to get me. I was honestly surprised he was even thinking about it yet. He then told me that he was going to get me a cedar chest. I've only mentioned it to him once or twice that I would love to have a cedar chest, and I was floored that he'd even remembered. Not only that, but he had talked to my mom about it, and had even discussed that maybe someday my mom would pass down her cedar chest, which belonged to her mother. Just knowing that Kirk wanted to get me that means just as much as actually getting it.

16. What is one thing he does that gets on your nerves?
Only one? J/K. Kirk is actually really easy to be around. It does get on my nerves when he leaves things on the counter, but he's been a lot better about that lately.

17. Where do you see each other 15 years from now?
Hopefully we'll be in our dream home with some financial stability including a retirement fund. We'll be getting ready to send Adam on a mission. Hopefully, Kirk will be getting close to his dream of teaching high school math.

18. What causes the most arguments?
Stupid stuff. Like "What was the name of that actress," or the meaning of words, or who said what and who didn't listen. Fortunately, the internet solves most of our arguments.

19. How long have you been together?
Almost 8 years!

20. Are you Married?

21. Who do you tag?
Anyone who wants to partcipate.


Karen said...

Sweet!! I wondered about how you and your hubby met, and now I know! BTW, I found you through Cari Doutre. You know, I feel like I never thanked you enough for playing piano at our wedding reception, even though I was just a next door roomie at Reeder Hall. You were freakin' amazing!