Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hubby Love

We are so excited to be attending our college homecoming this weekend in North Louisiana! Saturday is my dear husband's (34th) birthday, so we decided to spend the weekend visiting his parents and enjoying the homecoming festivities. (Our college town is also his hometown.) Although we do occasionally visit the campus when we are in town, we haven't been to a football game in probably 8 years. This year is also the 10th anniversary year of my college graduation, which is another reason we thought it would be fun to go. To top it all off, the weather is supposed to be great! After another week of 90 degree temperatures in Texas, we are thrilled about the "cool front" and the idea of cooler weather for the game.

I've seen this little questionnaire on other blogs before and I thought I'd fill it out in honor of Chuck's birthday.
Here are some Q&As all about my husband:

♥ What are your middle names?
Mine is Rae, after my dad. His is Louis, which was his grandfather's middle name.

♥How long have you been together?
13 years total. Married for 11.

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
About 4 months.

♥ Who asked who out?
He asked me.

♥ Who made the first move?
He did. I consider the "first move" the night he played with my hair while we were watching a movie. :)

♥ How old are each of you?
I'm 32. He is 34 today!

♥ Did you go to the same school?
High school, no. College, yes.

♥ Are you from the same home town?

♥ Who is the smartest?
Oh, he is. I truly believe that he can do or figure out just about anything.

♥ Who majored in what?
I majored in Family, Infancy, and Early Childhood Education (with a minor in journalism). He majored in Electrical Engineering.

♥ Who is the most sensitive?
I am, but he can be very sensitive when necessary.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Our favorite restaurant is Lupe Tortilla.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Prince Edward Island, Canada, for a wonderful vacation in 2006.

♥ Who has the worst temper?
Neither of us has a very short fuse, but I'd have to say mine is probably worse.

♥ How many children do you want?
I think you know the answer to this. We'd love to have ANY.

♥ Who does the cooking?
We both do.

♥ Who is more social?
Definitely me. He's pretty quiet in a group.

♥ Who is the neat-freak?
Oh, I am! Thankfully, he's not very messy.

♥ Who is the most stubborn?
I would probably say he is and he would probably say I am. :)

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
He does!

♥ Where was your first date?
We went to dinner and a movie (Toy Story). It was January, 1996.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
When it comes to extended family, I do. He has a total of only 5 first cousins. I have 13.

♥ Do you get flowers often?
Usually about 3 times a year or more. The "just because" ones are my favorite.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
We always divide it evenly between families, and we are usually never at home. I have hosted Thanksgiving at our house before, but this year will be my first to host Christmas with his family at our house!

♥ Who is more jealous?
I honestly don't know how to answer this one. I guess I am. I like to tease him about former girlfriends, but it's all in good fun. :)

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
I'd say about 6 months. We had "the talk" after about 3 months, and then we spent the summer vacation from school apart. After that we were much more serious.

♥ Who eats more?
He does, but I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a girl with an appetite.

♥ What do you do for a living?
He is a software engineer at NASA. I'm a homemaker.

♥ Who does the laundry?
I do.

♥ Who’s better with the computer?
He is. Definitely.

♥ Who drives when you are together?
I HATE to drive. He likes to drive. This arrangement works out nicely!

♥ What is "your" song?
Okay, don't laugh. We really don't have a mushy, sentimental love song. But one of the very first times we ever spoke to each other was on a fall retreat with the campus organization where we met. I heard him playing the song "Shine" by Collective Soul on the guitar and struck up a conversation. It was love at first sight. (It wasn't really, but we both still grin when we hear the song!)

Happy, happy birthday to the love of my life. I wouldn't rather experience all these ups and downs with anyone else!


Chuck said...

Thanks sweetheart, you're the best! I love you!

Kathryn said...

What a lovely list!

Hope you have a really fun weekend.

Thank you for your always thoughtful & understanding comments on my blog.


prayerfuljourney said...

That was sweet...I love these questionnaires and answers! BTW: One of my brothers is a payload engineer at NASA but at the FL facility. I know he's travelled to TX for various meetings, etc. :)

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Chuck! Certainly sounds like the two of you are a match made in heaven!

twondra said...

Awww, so sweet! I love learning more about you guys! Happy birthday Chuck!!

Amy said...

Aw, you two are just perfect for each other! I love reading those little questionnaires.
Also, I want to take a vacation to Prince Edward Island SO BAD. I read about it recently in a magazine as a great vacation spot, and on top of my childhood LOVE for Anne of Green Gables, it just made me want to go there even more. You must tell me more about it....
Have a great time on your trip!

Stacey said...

Thanks everyone! It was fun to do. I love reading these things and learning about other people, too. Feel free to keep it going!

Prayerfuljourney, that is neat. I wonder if they've ever crossed paths?

Amy, I will send you an email with photos and info soon after we get home! Can't wait to tell you about our trip to PEI. I encourage you to go if possible! It fulfilled a dream I'd had ever since I first saw Anne of Green Gables on PBS. :)

Life In Mazes said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetheart!

I hope yall have a great time at the game! The cool front is such a nice treat!

I liked reading your list. You two are so blessed to have one another!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Chuck!

Fun list.


Connie said...

I just about to type a comment saying that I think you made the first move when you walked up to him playing the guitar at Fall Retreat, and then I saw you wrote an answer about it. I'd say you made the first move, my dear! ;)

So glad we got to spend the day together! Fun stuff!! Happy Happy Birthday, Uncle! We love you!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Chuck! You have an awesome wife which I'm sure you already know! :) Y'all have a great time at your homecoming.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your dear hubby! I love the Q&A! :)

twondra said...

You have an award on my blog. :) Thanks for your support!! (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

You are such a great person. That's all I can come up with at the moment. I'll write more later.