I just read this meme on Rebekah's blog & loved reading her answers...of course i wanted to do it, too. You should do it also! It'd be fun to read about your life with your husband! :)
Here we go...
1. When is your "engagement" anniversary?
March 15, 2008
2. When is your "marriage" anniversary?
November 14, 2008
3. How long have you known your spouse?
Our parents met when i was an infant & he was three.
4. How long did you date before you were engaged?
We were "official" 2/16/08 & engaged 3/15/08. One month.
5. Where did you meet your spouse for the first time?
Church. I was too young to remember, though.
6. What is your spouses full name?
Brad David Venable. I know people don't like putting their names on their blogs, but yeah... i don't really care...haha.
7. Do you have any children?
8. How many? Boys/Girls
Brad wants two kids. I thought I wanted three, but now i think two would be fine. I can't believe I'm saying that... this is the girl who at one time wanted eight children! Yeah. But 2 or 3 sounds good to me! I can't really answer the boy/girl part because i just don't know. I see Brad having a "daddy's girl". I see myself as the mom of girls. But i used to babysit families of all boys & think that's the cutest thing ever. Then again, my BFF Sarah has three girls, & i also somehow think that is the cutest thing ever! I also have a thing for sisters...i enjoyed having a sister so much that i hope if i have one girl, that i will have another. But i want a boy too. Hahaha. Yeah. This is a long drawn out answer. The main thing is this: Every single family i look at, i think is cute, no matter the combo they have. So i think whatever God gives us will be the best thing for us & for our kids. :)
9. Do you have any house pets?
A shih tzu named Fievel.
10. Do you own a house or rent?
We own a trailer. Can't wait till we can buy a house.
11. Do you live in the country/town/city?
12. What is one of your favorite activites to do together?
We are homebodies, really. We like being at home... watching movies, eating dinner, just talking, whatever. When we go out, we like to see plays (or maybe that is just me & he is along for the ride. HA!). We also like having friends over for dinner.
13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
Well, Destin was pretty nice!
14. When did you first kiss?
May of 1997 (my first kiss ever) & then February of 2008 (after not kissing him or anyone else for 11 years...so it seemed like a second 'first kiss'. Ha!)
15. What church do you attend?
HeartsEase Family Life Church
16. Is this the church you were married in?
with Pastor Philip on our wedding day.
17. What town is current address at?
18. Do you work or stay home?
i work in an office.
19. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went on a Carribbean Cruise with Carnival. Jamaica, Cayman Islands & Cozumel. It was wonderful.
20. What was the funniest gift one of you gave while dating?
The first gift Brad gave me was for Valentine's Day 2008. We were not official until two days later. He gave me this red stuffed monkey that says something funny when you squeeze him. Ha. I wish i had a pic of him. I'll have to do that sometime. He's cute. And he's the only stuffed animal in the house that i didn't end up giving to the dog. Haha.
21. How long have you been together?
We dated in 1997 for 13 months. We dated in 2008 for one month, were engaged for nine months & have been married for almost two years. I guess in total that is almost 4 years? With a huge 11 year gap in between? These questions are always difficult for us to answer. LOL.
22. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We have known each other forever.
23. Who asked who out?
Brad asked me out. It wouldn't have happened otherwise, i'm too shy!
24. How old are each of you?
I am 32 & he is 35.
25. Where do each of you go to school?
We don't go to school. Thank the Lord!
26. Which situation is hardest on you as a couple?
There are a few things that i want right now that Brad wants later. God has shown me that he is right. So i have to be patient & trust that these things will happen in God's perfect timing.
27. Did you go to the same school?
We only went to the same elementary school for maybe two years, though he was in my sister's grade & his sister was in mine.
28. Are you from the same town?
Kind of. Pretty much.
29. Who is smarter?
Definitely Brad. He is so freaking smart. I don't think he would agree with me, but seriously...there is really no doubt about it. He talks about stuff that goes way over my head a lot of the time. He knows a lot about music production & he studies the Bible on a very deep level...it's awesome. Sometimes i'm like "i have no idea what you just said." & he has to bring it down a few levels. Haha. A lot of what he says is VERY interesting, though, if i'm in the mood to pay attention. :) He reads a lot of EVERYTHING...& i know that is part of why he is so smart. (I read a lot, too, but mostly novels. Haha.)
30. Who is more sensitive?
Me. No doubt about that one! I'm such a girl.
31. Where do you eat out most as a couple?
La Madeleine's. Brad is in love with their potato soup, so he always wants to go there.
32. Where is the farthest you two have traveled as a couple?
the carribbean for our honeymoon!
33. Who has the craziest exes?
We are each other's exes. Haha. We dated in 97 & got back together 11 years later (see my sidebar for the story). I had two boyfriends before him, but they were very short relationships & not serious at all. He had a couple of relationships like that too. We didn't date anyone else after our first relationship in 97. A few dates here or there, but that's it.
34. Who has the worse temper?
We are really exactly the same in this department. We are pretty laidback & when it comes to people or major situations, it takes a lot to get the temper flaring. We remain pretty calm about the big things. But we always get really crazy mad about the smaller things: traffic, dropping things, spilling things, etc. Haha.
35. Who does the cooking?
Me. I love to cook. Brad cooks eggs for breakfast sometimes. That's about it.
36. Who is more social?
Definitely me. I'm not necessarily Miss Social Butterfly or anything, but most people compared to Brad would be considered 'more social'. Haha. Don't get me wrong, i love my friends & hanging out with them, but i definitely love my alone time, too.
37. Who is the neat-freak?
Hmm...I guess me.
38. Who is more stubborn?
Brad? I'm not sure. I think it depends on the situation.
39. Who hogs the bed?
Neither of us hogs the bed, but i hog the covers. :)
40. Who wakes up earlier?
41. Where was your first date?
December 1996 - a christmas banquet with his work.
December 2007 - dinner at bennigans (i hate that restaurant, by the way. haha.)
42. Who had more boyfriends/girlfriends?
I had two before him but i really don't count either one of them. He had one or two before me, too.
43. Do you get flowers often?
No...not really, haha. But he will get them for me for valentine's day & maybe my anniversary & that is fine with me. As long as i get flowers sometimes!
44. How do you spend the holidays?
We take them as they come. We always have Thanksgiving & Christmas with my immediate family, and his immediate & extended family. All are in our city. But my extended family is spread out & i try to go to Mississippi to see as many of them as i can about once a year... sometimes around the holidays, sometimes not. Last year, we did go to Mississippi for Thanksgiving but stayed here for Christmas. I think this year we will stay here for both, but try to make it to Mississippi in the spring.
45. Who is more jealous?
Neither of us are jealous. At all. Ever. We've never been the jealous types.
46. How long did it take to get serious?
Not long at all, this go round!
47. Who eats more?
Brad! Seriously. So not fair. Haha.
48. Who does the laundry?
Me. I don't mind doing it at all. Sometimes i will ask him to throw a load on if i have to work at the theatre that night or something.
49. Who is better with the computer?
Brad, for sure.
50. Leave a piece of advice for other couples.
Talk about everything.