Friday, October 16, 2009

All About Us

This post is a little different in that it's got trivial answers about me and my husband. So here's a little glimpse at the two of us.

♥What are your middle names?

Mine is Marie. His is Allen.

♥How long have you been together?

We were married twenty-three years this past June. We've now both been married over half of our lives.

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

He asked about me for two weeks, and he asked me out the first time we actually met.

♥ Who asked who out?

He asked me out. And he kept asking after I said no.

♥ How old are each of you?

I'm 43 and he's 46. I can't believe you made me say that.

♥ Did you go to the same school?

We did in college.

♥ Are you from the same home town?

I'm from Chicago and he's from Detroit.

♥ Who is the smartest?

Are you trying to get me in trouble? Actually, we once took an IQ test and scored within one point of each other. His was higher. I think he cheated.

♥ Who majored in what?

I majored in secretarial science. He majored in pastoral theology.

♥ Who is the most sensitive?

Me, of course. and I cry more easily too.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?

It depends on what we want. Lately we seem to be heading toward Olive Garden when we go out. We'd both love to eat at Ruth Chris' one day when money is not an object. : )

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

Nairobi, Kenya.

♥ Who has the worst temper?

I think he used to, but I've seen some amazing things that God has done in him the last few years. I probably have the worse temper now.

♥ How many children do you want?

We've got six and think that's probably enough.

♥ Who does the cooking?

I do most of the time. But I'm training all my boys so they can do it occasionally as well. My husband can make some basic things, but mostly the cooking is up to me.

♥ Who is more social?

Definitely he is. He's never met a stranger.

♥ Who is the neat-freak?

Neither of us like a messy home, but both of us occasionally contribute to one.

♥ Who is the most stubborn?

Absolutely, totally without a doubt it's him.

♥ Who wakes up earlier?

It depends on who has to be somewhere earlier. But the alarm is on my side of the bed, so if it's set for him, I tell him it's going off and then I turn it off. And then I go back to sleep. He resets it for me.

♥ Where was your first date?

The dining hall at college.

♥ Who has the bigger family?

I have five siblings and he has two.

♥ Do you get flowers often?

I get them occasionally. For years I got them whenever I gave birth. Could that be why we have so many kids? Don't think so. There are easier ways to get flowers, including buying them myself. : )

♥ How do you spend the holidays?

Usually as a family. We spend the day enjoying our family and doing things together. Last year we did something different and went to the celebration at the house of some dear friends of ours. We became part of their family for the day, and it was really special.

♥ Who is more jealous?

Absolutely I am. I've seen several times where women seemed just a little too interested in my husband. I solve it by linking my arm through his and giving him a kid to hold. All clear signs that he's taken.: )

♥ How long did it take to get serious?

He was serious from the start. It took me a while. I'm a slow mover.

♥ Who eats more?

He does and he doesn't gain weight and I really hate that about him.

♥ What do you do for a living?

He pastors our church full time, works occasionally as a painter, and sometimes helps with the kids' homeschooling. I work part time for an auditor, homeschool the kids, and write in my spare time. Which at the moment tends to be between 2 and 4 a.m. No wonder nothing I write makes sense!

♥ Who does the laundry?

All of us do. Everyone's required to help shuffle the mountain of wash through. (BTW, thanks Mandy and Susie for the tips on laundry! They help a lot!) When I say everyone, I mean everyone. Terry does laundry too. Without being told, I might add.

♥ Who’s better with the computer?

I think it's a toss up. I know stuff he doesn't know, and he knows stuff I don't know. We tend to complement each other that way.

♥ Who drives when you are together?

Usually he does. If it's a long trip, I'll take my turn but it never lasts as long as his does. That's fine with me because I could be sleeping or reading or writing. Or breaking up the kids fighting in the back.

♥What is your song?

We don't have a song. But we do have a phrase that we use, mostly with the kids. "Lovey, Lovey, kissy, kissy. Stinky shoe!" Don't judge me. In the first place, it was a lot cuter when they were little. In the second place, they're boys for pete's sake. They're not gonna get all emotional and mushy.

Okay and now that I've told you more than probably either of us are comfortable with, feel free to leave an answer to one or two questions in your comments. Let's hear about you!


  1. That is so cool!!!

    I am taking it and will do it next week if that is okay with you :)

  2. LOL. That was too fun! My hubby and I scored two points apart on an IQ test and yes, he scored higher. In my defense I had a five week old when I took the test. ;)

  3. Oh I enjoyed this so much! My hubby almost always does the driving too, and you already know he is a full-time pastor too.

    Love that you have a big family, the Lord gave us only two, but I am so thankful for those two!

    I am having a free blog makeover giveaway.

  4. Funny! I loved it. Your little saying made me laugh. I gotta say it's slightly unusual, but hey, if it works in your fam, great!

    I think you should do your love story along with Musings of a Future Pastor's Wife...she's got that MM&M thing going on and I bet you've got a great story.



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