Monday, April 7, 2008

The story of the King and Queen

Kathy from Kathy likes Pink tagged me for this meme. I will be tagging some of you soon!!!

How long have you been together?
We have been together since February of 2000. We have known each other since college. A long time ago, 1994 I think. We hated each other. He was a pompous, self important, arrogant, ultra smart, JERK!

How long did you date?
February of 2000 until we got married October 7, 2001.

How old is he?
He is 37. And I am 2 years older than him and he LOVES to point that out!!!

Who said "I love you" first?
He did. In an email. Which I believe I still have somewhere and if I don’t have it physically, I can recite from memory.

Who is taller?
He is, but not by much.

Who is smarter?
Without question he is.

Who does the laundry?
Laundry????

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
Him.

Who pays the bills?
I do. Although we are trying to make it a group project.

Who mows the lawn?
The landscaper.

Who cooks dinner?
I make dinner for the kids. We generally scrounge the left overs from the kids. I can’t remember the time I made a yummie grown up dinner for us!!

Who is more stubborn?
I don’t really know. Neither of us get stuck on things or have power struggles. Generally we work together to figure out an issue.

Who kissed who first?
He kissed me first. In the parking lot of our alma matter. My heart nearly pounded out of my chest.

Who asked who out?
I don’t know how to answer that one…not sure he ever asked me out.

Who proposed?
I did.
Alright Muffy Willowbrook, you asked for it!!
We moved in together in November 2000. We had had a conversation 6 mos into our relationship about our level of commitment and how we were in this for the long haul. This is a discussion that neither of us wanted to have, however, it happened as my living situation was changing and his needed to change. So we decided that we would live together knowing that inevitably we would one day marry. Even though I, in my most conservative way, had proclaimed that I would not live with anyone prior to marriage.
I remember "the proposal" vividly. It was not so much a proposal as a rhetorical question in only the way that I can ask such question. It was a Saturday morning and we were just hanging about. I was standing over our table shuffling papers and said, quite matter of fact, "Are we going to get married this year ?" To which he replied, "Yes."
No man had it easier. We planned the most beautiful wedding in just 7 months.


Who is more sensitive?
Me, hands down.

3 comments:

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Tell the story of how you proposed!

Sue said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Muffy Willowbrook said...

So matter of fact! How cool and relaxed. Says alot about your demeanor, which is awesome. I love it when women do gutsy shiz like that.