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?
♥ 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?
♥ 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!