Monday, February 23, 2009

in honor of kev's birthday today . . .

I found this little quiz online and decided it would be fun to put on here -- for those who don't know us from way back.

What are your middle names? Mine is Beth (for my mom) and Kev's is Michael.
How long have you been together? Together since Fall of 1998, married since July 2000
How long did you know each other before you started dating? Depends on who you ask. Our relationship started out as a miscommunication (story for later) so if you ask me, we knew each other for about a week. If you ask him, it was more like a month.
How old are each of you? He's turning 29 today and I'm the same, at least for the next 6 days.
Whose siblings do you see the most? They're about even. Both sides live in CA so we don't see either of them often enough.
Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Money, maybe (I'm a spender, he's a saver) although we don't really have any so it's not a constant problem. :) We usually don't fight much.
Did you go to the same school? For college only. We met during a worship team retreat the first weekend of school, 1998.
Are you from the same home town? Almost. We lived about 5 miles from each other in the SF Bay Area in CA until he was about 10, then he moved out to the valley. But his family did visit the church my dad pastored in San Leandro once when we were really little.
Who is smarter? Depends on the topic. Science and Math: totally him. English and Art/Crafts: me. He does waaaay better on tests than me - he hardly has to study at all and I cram the night before.
Who is the most sensitive? If you mean who cries more often, that's me. But mostly because I'm a sap.
Where do you eat out most as a couple? Because we have limited options here, it varies. But if we had one it would be Olive Garden, hands down.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? CA to WY or MT, depending on which way you go. But we've both been to Canada separately and I've been to Southern Mexico by myself and he went to GA.
Who has the craziest exes? Him. But I think I'm biased. He would say all my exes were losers, but that's what he's supposed to say, right? :)
Who has the worst temper? Him again. He can hold a grudge like none other. It takes way more for me to actually snap and once I do, I'm over it.
Who does the cooking? Me during the week and him Saturday morning for breakfast. We also fend for ourselves a lot depending on what activities we have going on. But his chicken and dumplings are to die for! (Thanks Debbie!)
Who is the neat-freak? Neither of us really. He hates clutter, tho, so we argue about that more than we should. I hate dog hair, especially in the kitchen. I do the cleaning because I get to stay home, but everyday clutter doesn't bother me that much until I can't find something so I don't always notice it. And the toy mess? I see it as a sign of children having a fun home to play in. He sees it as overwhelming messiness. So as long as the toys are picked up in the front room when he walks thru the door after work, we're okay. :)
Who is more stubborn? Both of us can be sometimes. He shuts down, I pester him until he talks about it. Hence the stove story.
Who hogs the bed? Me Me Me. When we first got married, one night I was so nailed down to the center of the bed that he actually rolled over and laid his head on his bedside table and slept there the whole night. I'm always cold so I seem to mosey on over to where the heat is (and he sleeps really hot, no matter the season.)
Who wakes up earlier? Him during the week but not because he wants to. Darn alarm clock. I get up earlier on the weekends.
Where was your first date? Technically it was to Denny's for ice cream sundaes just to talk about his recent break-up with his girlfriend back home. Our third date was to the ER for his dislocated shoulder!
Who is more jealous? Me, unfortunately. And he likes to tease me because he knows I get worked up. His favorite topic is "the one that got away". Punk. :)
How long did it take to get serious? Like I said, it was a miscommunication. When we met I was done with dating around and was totally looking for a steady boyfriend. We went to the movies (a week after meeting) and as the previews were running he leaned over and said he was having a good time with me and would like to get to know me better. I thought he meant he wanted to "date" exclusively and I was all for it. I found out later (after we were engaged) that he had just meant he wanted to hang out more and get to know me. It just worked out that he didn't find anyone else he wanted to date at the time.
Who eats more? Sweet stuff: him. Salty stuff: me.
Who does the laundry? Me, although he puts away his own clothes when they're done. He's tried to get me to do it over the years but I've always said I'm his wife, not his mom and he can put away his own darn clothes! Gennie puts away her own stuff and Josiah will, too, when he can reach the drawers.
Who's better with the computer? Him, hands down. Kinda goes along with his job. I know the stuff I use for photography and he knows the rest.
Who drives when you are together? He does unless his bones are hurting and he can't do it. Not sure why but it's always been that way.

Kind of an abrupt ending, but that's a peek into the life of us. Hope it was as enjoyable to read as it was to remember!

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