Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tagged by Stefanie

So as I look back through the 270 posts over the last 18 months, I realize that very few are about my hubby, and even fewer are about us as a couple. I thought this tag would be fun to post! A little bit about Matt and me!

♥ What are your middle names?

Susannah and David

♥How long have you been together?

We have known each other since I was born.

Dated almost 3 years

Engaged 8 months

Married 8 1/2 years

That means we have been "together" for almost 12 years!

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?

18 1/2 years...every day of my life!

♥ Who asked who out?

He did the asking.

♥ Who made the first move?

Our parents!

Our parents noticed the chemistry between us, discussed the situation together, and then talked to Matt about it. It made perfect sense to him because he had always wanted to marry someone he shared childhood history with (he did not believe in casual dating), so he called and asked me. And I fell over backward in my chair.

♥ How old are each of you?


him- 34

♥ Did you go to the same school?

Nope. We were in the same homeschool group for many years, though.

♥ Are you from the same home town?

We were both born and raised in the  San Jose Bay Area.

♥ Who is the smartest?

I'd have to say we're both pretty smart. We're smart in different areas, though. He has amazing Bible knowledge, and I'm the math whiz.

♥ Who majored in what?

Me- Child and Adolescent Development

Him- Biblical Studies

♥ Who is the most sensitive?

Me. For sure. But having kids has definitely brought out the seinsitive side in him.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?

We have a series of favorites that we rotate through.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

The Caribbean

♥ Who has the worst temper?

Neither one of us has a bad temper. If you had to choose, though, it would be me.

♥ How many children do you want?

3 or 4

♥ Who does the cooking?

Mostly me, though he is a great cook, too.

♥ Who is more social?

Definitely Matt! He is amazing with people.

♥ Who is the neat-freak?

We both are neat people. Recently I've been kind of freakish about it.

♥ Who is the most stubborn?


♥ Who wakes up earlier?

Matt for sure! He thinks 5 a.m. is a wonderful time of day. I think 5 a.m. is closely related to the devil.

♥ Where was your first date?

Sushi at Shogun in Spokane

♥ Who has the bigger family?

Immediate family? Matt! He has 6 sisters and a brother.
Extended family? Me! Let's just say that our wedding photographer has to stand halfway back up the aisle to take the family photo because my family is so huge! I think we sent out 50 invitations to family alone! That's 50 invitations, not 50 people!

♥ Do you get flowers often?

Several times a year because he knows I love fresh flowers.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?

Happily... together. We have lots of rich traditions.

♥ Who is more jealous?

Neither one of us is of a jealous nature.

♥ How long did it take to get serious?

2 months!

♥ Who eats more?

Matt! Because I'm a good cooker.

♥ What do you do for a living?

We're missionaries. He writes coaching emails for people who bring groups to our marriage conferences. He also travels to several conferences each year and works with the volunteers onsite. I am the blogging coordinator for our marketing and promotions department. I get to read and reply to blogs! First and foremost, though, I'm a domestic goddess/life artist. =)

♥ Who does the laundry?

Mostly me. It is my very favorite chore! (Except for putting it away!)

♥ Who’s better with the computer?

We're both experts at different things on the computer.

♥ Who drives when you are together?

Always him.

♥ What is "your" song?

You're Where I Belong (Trisha Yearwood)

I tag Lori A, Amy H, and Christine.


Stef said...

"I think 5 a.m. is closely related to the devil."

5am IS related to the devil. I love it!!

Southern Belle said...

Thanks Emily for tagging me. I will be sure to post my own list of answers soon. Blessings!

Lori said...

I'm up to the challenge! :) I'll think of you when we drive by Shogun!