Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Love and Marriage...

ksl tagged me for this. I think she knows what a silly fool I am for feeling all special when someone tags me for a meme! ;) I love these...this one's about my marriage.

1. Where/How did you meet? This isn't information I usually offer up since I try to avoid the kinds of looks I get when I tell people, but what the hey....my aunt introduced us. Turns out his uncle is married to my aunt. They married years before either of us were born and we went our entire lives without knowing each other. Then one day she set us up to meet.

2. How long have you known each other?: for a little over 7 years, we met in person on Oct 23, 1999. We had talked on the phone for about a week before.

3. How long after you met did you start dating?: We started dating when we met. Not love at first sight, but pretty darn close.

4. How long did you date before you were engaged?: 2.5 months.

5. How long was your engagement?: 10 months.

6. How long have you been married?: almost 6.5 years

7. What is your anniversary?: Nov 4, 2000

8. How many people came to your wedding reception: About 125, I think.

9. What kind of cake did you serve?: A friend of my mom's made the wedding cake and the groom's cake. To be honest, I don't remember what kind...just plain ol' wedding cake, but it was purty AND tasty. In my experience, that's not a common combination in wedding cakes.

10. Where was your wedding?: First United Methodist Church of Houston-Westchase.

11. What did you serve for your meal?: Roast beef, swedish meatballs, vegetable crudite and some kind of potatoes, I think...again, I don't really remember (it almost seems silly now, the amount of thought that I and my parents put into all of it since I can't remember most of it). I do remember the really good rolls, though.

12. How many people were in your bridal party?: 2 bridesmaids, 1 junior bridesmaid, 3 groomsmen, 1 junior groomsmen and a couple of ushers.

13. Are you still friends with them all?: Just one of my bridesmaids, my dearest friend Alison. And Sweet Hubby is still in touch with the groomsmen that he's related to.

14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?: Yes, he was so choked up that he whispered everything and no one could hear him.

15. Most special moment of your wedding day?: Before we got married, Sweet Hubby and I would watch Mad TV (before it got nasty and vulgar) every Saturday night. The night of our wedding as we left our reception, we collapsed into the limo and watched Mad TV....and then laughed at how sad we were being so tired and watching TV on our wedding night.

16. Any funny moments?: Sweet Hubby danced like I had never seen him dance before (and haven't seen since). I laughed so hard at him....you just have to know him...he's not the dancing type.

17. Any big disasters?: Not that I know of. My mom runs a pretty good interference with things like this. And my dad runs a pretty good intereference for her.

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?: Nowhere right away. We had to change the date of our wedding several times and by the time we finally got it settled, Sweet Hubby couldn't change his vacation date from work. Not to mention we were broke. So we waited a year and went to Disney World for our first anniversary.

19. How long were you gone? 5 days.

20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change? I would have had bagpipes play at some point in the wedding. I just love them. And I'll ditto what ksl said, it would have been wonderful to have Gram and Papa there.

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?: The side farthest from the door.

22. What size is your bed?: Queen.

23. Greatest strength as a couple?: We have the same values and the same "map" for where our lives and our family is going. We come through problems fairly easily and move on pretty quickly.

24. Greatest challenge as a couple?: Like a lot of people, money. We don't always agree about it and it's been a sticking point for 6.5 years.

25. Who literally pays the bills?: He used to, but I'm taking a much more active role in our finances lately. I've paid the bills that we pay online.

26. What is your song? : It changes a lot...I'm not sure we even have one now.... do grown-ups have a "song"?

27. What did you dance your first dance to?: Oh, gimme a sec....I'll think of it...it's by Keith Urban....OH! "Everything" or "I Wanna Be Your Everything" or something sappy like that.

28. Describe your wedding dress: Sleevless, boat neck with lace and embellishment around the middle. Big skirt with lots of layers, chapel length train.

29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?: White and red roses. That's pretty much it.

30. Are your wedding bands engraved? What do they say? Mine's too small to be engraved (I have tiny fingers), but I had his engraved..."All my love, All my life"

Are you a fool for a meme like me? If so, TAG! You're it!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! The most important parts are remembered in detail. The fluff gets forgotten.

Kelli in the Mirror said...

You DO have tiny fingers. I think my wedding ring is at least double the size of yours. I love that engraving in his! I didn't know that.

ksl said...

I'm glad to make you so happy with the meme. I should do one every week just so I can tag you. :)

4andcounting said...

My mom and dad share the same story on meeting. People always think that makes them related, they don't get it that they are not. Just had to say I knew what you meant.