Saturday, February 23, 2008

Love Tag

This Love Tag was on a friends blog (thanks Kristine). I decided it would be fun to go through memory lane. She tagged a few of her friends to do this. I am going to do the same. I will Tag Shana and Julia.

1. WHAT IS YOUR HUSBAND'S NAME? Daniel Evan....(but he goes by Dan)
2. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED? Wow the big 10 years!
3. HOW LONG DID YOU DATE? We hung out for 2 months and had our first real date in September before I left to go back to school in Utah. And we were apart two weeks and then he moved to Utah. We were engaged after a twelve hour drive to Utah. We were engage for 1 year. Don't recommend long engagements. Our parents freaked out after two months of knowing each other. So, I guess when you really add up how long we dated...I guess you can say we only had one real date.
4. HOW OLD IS HE? He is now 36. I have been planning his "Over the hill" party for the last 7 years. Yeah, I started when he was 29 and complaining he was an old man. He has been complaining every year, of every month, of every week, of every day, of every hour, and of every minute. I am trying to decide if I should really wait for his 40th Birthday or do it sooner.
5. WHO EATS MORE SWEETS? Definitely he does! (He even eats it in front of the kids when they lose their snack)
6. WHO SAID 'I LOVE YOU' FIRST? He whispered, "I love you" in my ear. I was asleep on the floor at my parents house. And the funny thing is that we weren't dating at that time. Boy, did I wake up pretty fast and said, "Thank you."
7. WHO IS TALLER? Dan is 6 ft. I am 5'7'
8. WHO CAN SING BETTER? Funny question. Not me and not him. I guess, you can say I do. He likes to sit next to me and change the words of the song until he gets me to start messing up.
9. WHO IS SMARTER? We have not discussed this one who is smarter. I guess, there are somethings that are still unanswered. We are both smart in different things.
10. WHO DOES THE LAUNDRY? I have to say we both do. Before we had kids it was mostly ME! He was shrinking my clothes or mixing certain colors that bleed all over the other clothes. Or ironing clothing that end up changing colors or leaving a light imprint of the iron. He learned to sort HIS and HERS. If he was trying to be helpful; He did the House laundry and His laundry. ...Leaving my alone to avoid a very expensive shopping spree to Nordstrom to replace damage clothing. Now I have kids; I feel they just empty there drawers of cleaning laundry back in the hampers for me to rewash. As I am doing laundry and sorting them, I come across several clothing items still folded. I have a lot of things to teach my kids.
11. WHO PAYS THE BILLS? Me, for now.
12. WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED? Dan and I decided it does not matter which side of the bed we slept on. Well, technically I sleep on the Right and he sleeps on the left. If I sleep on the left, Dan seems to find him self rolled out of bed and right onto the floor. I guess you can say I am a roller. That darn daybed growing up.
13. WHO MOWS THE LAWN? We both do yard work. Most of the time it is Dan. One year I hired a neighborhood boy to mow our lawn. Which meant more time for Dan to spend with me since I fractured my tail bone and he had to do everything; house work, laundry, cooking, yard work...everything. Boy, I missed my Man of a Maid.
14. WHO COOKS DINNER? I love to show off my cooking skills. Dan was so excited to marry someone who can cook. Now we both do. And let me say, "I love it." He has surprised me with dinner on many occasion.
15. WHO DRIVES? I do a lot of the driving. When we are on the go; he just got off of work, taking his pills (drowsiness hits), or he is usually changing in the car. When we drive to California he usually will do most of the driving.
16. WHO IS MORE STUBBORN? It is me. Poor guy, he doesn't have a stubborn bone in his body.
17. WHO ASKED OUT WHOM FIRST? Well, he made the first move in come up to me and start talking to me. He called me up a few days later and asked if it would be alright if we can go out sometime. Nothing, so I starting inviting people over to hang out my parents house. And then I started inviting less and less guys. It ended up it was just him and my brothers at the house. Oh yeah, it took him a few weeks to figure out my brothers were my brothers. My brothers wanted to play a joke on him. I'd figure, why not.
18. WHO PROPOSED? I don't know. After a twelve hour drive from California to Utah and I might say very interesting and enjoyable conversation. I asked him, "If we were engaged." He said, "Yes." He then tried several times to surprise me and do a real proposal. That didn't work for him, I always ended up asking him, "If he was proposing tfinally gave up.
19. WHO HAS MORE SIBLINGS? He does. He is the oldest of 8. Yes, eight kids in his family. In his family there are 3 boys and 5 girls. We figure his mom was pregnant the first 10 1/2 years. Two weeks out of the year Dan and his sister are the same age. I am the 3 child out of 6. I have 5 brothers. I am smack in the middle of boys. No wonder I was a Tom Boy for most of my childhood. It wasn't until freshman year; I started to change.
20. WHO WEARS THE PANTS? Ha ha ha! Quoting from the blog of Kristine regarding this question. She said,"I'd say we're equal, but I have more opinions." Of course, it's me. If he made all the decisions we will still be on our first date; starting to expire and smell; while he is still deciding what to eat off the menu. He is much better now. Just after we were married his Uncle gave him some advise, "Yes dear, anything you say dear." And of course, my parents advised him to succeed or to have things go his way to use one of the following phrases, "Do you have anything else to say?", "Regardless!", and "Nevertheless."


Kristine Van Buskirk said...

Thanks for the note. I'm glad you liked it. Fun to learn about the 2 of you together. Fun memories!

Mad Queen said...

Oh,and I forgot to tell you I love your new blog look! Way to go that you figured that out as a "new" blogger! I did mine and I have no clue now how I did it... my sister-in-law walked me through it. Love your look!