Sunday, February 22, 2009

John & I

What are your middle names?

From birth or now? Edward and Bailey now... from birth Edward and Kay. (Never did like my middle name - so I dropped it for my maiden name when we got married.)


How long have you been together?

9 years, 11 months, and 50 weeks since our first date. 7 years married tomorrow.


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

I guess technically 2 years - but "knowing" each other only means chatting online off and on.


Who asked whom out?

John asked me out of course - I'm an old fashioned girl after all.

How old are each of you?

I'm 30 and he's 35... both have birthdays coming up toward the summer.

Whose siblings do you see the most?

That's hard to say - his sister technically lives closest - I guess... but we probably see them about equally.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?


Right now - the whole baby thing... it has been a struggle that we've battled since our honeymoon. Just when we feel like we're making progress - we have another bump in the road... and it's frustrating. We try to keep the faith, and most of the time we do alright... but there are certainly days that it is very hard.

Did you go to the same school?

No, we went to the same college - but he is 5 years ahead of me.


Are you from the same home town?

No, John is from a small town north of Houston, and I grew up in the city. It's funny that we sort of met in the middle with where we live now - it's not too far from the country - but close enough to the city to have great shopping and things that I like. Gotta love the suburbs!

Who is smarter?

For sure John on all accounts. He's got an amazing memory and can recall information much better than I can.

Who is the most sensitive?

We're both sensitive in our own ways, but I would venture to say that I more sensitive than he is. I am very emotional - wear my heart on my sleeve, and most people can tell how I'm feeling just by looking at me.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?

This cracks me up because we have such trouble with this decision... or at least I do. I'd say we frequent a Mexican food place called La Hacienda the most... but that is going to change very soon at least for a while.

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

Mackinaw Island, Michigan... I think. What a beautiful place... I'd love to go back sometime. It's a great place to relax as they don't have cars on the island... you take a ferry over there and it's all horse-drawn carriages, bikes, or walking... LOVED IT! The million and one fudge shops weren't too shabby either!

Who has the craziest exes?

Oh gosh - I don't know... we aren't in contact with any of them really - but I guess John's last girlfriend before me was the craziest. She called me right after we started dating to tell me that John was cheating on me with her... then she called me to tell me to let John know that her Dad passed away... her mom showed up at John's office once to see why they'd broken up... and then she showed up another time to tell him that she was having a baby.

Who has the worst temper?

I think maybe John... or he's the most vocal about it - when I'm mad, I tend to go off on my own and sulk... then get over it and forget about it. Or well - I get mad, flare up and then move out of that emotion fairly quickly. I don't forget about it - but I don't hold on to the emotion of anger for very long.

Who does the cooking?

I do most of the basics like daily dinners (he does them too to give me a break), but John makes fancy meals, desserts, and big breakfasts. So I do the daily stuff, he does the good stuff!
Who is the neat-freak?

I don't know - we aren't total neat freaks - but we like to have things picked up. Our favorite day of the month is cleaning-lady day!!

Who is more stubborn?

It's even.

Who hogs the bed?

Our dog.

Who wakes up earlier?

99% of the time - I do, but I almost always go to bed earlier than he does. He's more of a night owl than I am, so it ends up that I wake up earlier just by default.

Where was your first date?

I'm not sure of everything we did, but I know we went to Olive Garden.

Who is more jealous?

I don't know - I don't think either of us have ever truly been jealous or had a reason to be.

How long did it take to get serious?

We had already told each other we loved each other before our first date... so ummmm... I think we were serious right from the start.

Who eats more?

I don't know if this is fair - I had a gastric bypass... so John eats normal amounts, but I eat small amounts.

Who does the laundry?

Usually, I do the laundry - but John surprises me from time to time and does it all... so it just depends on the week.

Who’s better with the computer?

That's another hard one - we have strengths in different areas - he is the more technical computer person... I'm more application based in my knowledge. He's the "network administrator" of the house though.

Who drives when you are together?

Usually John, but in our carpool to work - he drives in the morning and I drive in the afternoon... any other time though he drives... unless he's not feeling well.
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