Wednesday, February 9, 2011

20 Questions, Marriage Style

A sweet friend of a friend posted this to her blog and I thought it was fun.

1. How long have you been married?

11 years on April 15th of this year

2. How long have you been together?

18 years June 24th of this year

3. Where did you go on your first date?

First date alone was Peking Inn for Chinese and then the movie So I Dated and Axe Murderer (still one of our top 10 faves)

4. Where did you go on your latest date?

We had lunch together at MCL two weeks ago. We're KER-RAZYYYYYY!

5. What's you anniversary date?

April 15th, 2000

6. Where where you married?

St Luke's United Methodist in Carmel, IN by my brother in law, Todd

and renewed our vows this past April 4th at East 91st St Christian Church (again by Todd)

7. What was your favorite wedding gift and from whom?

Two things : One was my canister set for my dishes from my friend Natalie that I nannied for. They were really expensive and I did NOT expect to get them. The other was a hair cutting kit from our crazy friend Vojin. We registered for it partly as a joke and he got it for us!

8. Where did you honeymoon?

Disney World

9. What food do you now like because of your spouse?


10. What type of music do you like because of your spouse?

Pet Shop Boys, Moody Blues and Depeche Mode. And also Reggae

11. What TV program do you like now because of your spouse?

History channel documentaries

12. What is your favorite PG rated activity to do together?

Date nights at home where he cooks dinner and we watch a movie

13. Last gift you bought your spouse?

A Griswold family Christmas t shirt and a RAM brewhouse t shirt

14. Last gift they bought you?

GLEE cd!!

15. Favorite thing about your spouse?

I know lots of people say this about their own spouse, but he really his the kindest man I've EVER met. He is VERY good at loving me and our children.

16. Something you disagree about

He never remembers to put the seat back after he drives my car. But of course, he's usually charged my cell and filled my gas tank, so it doesn't matter.

17. Book that you both like?

I know it's cheesy, but the Bible. Other than that, not a single one.

18. Favorite shared experience.

Births of all our kids and our first Indy 500 win

19. One thing you want to do together in the future?

Retire early and travel the world

20. What makes a marriage last?

I would have to think that is different for every couple. For us, it's a foundation on Christ, a steadfast friendship, intimacy, trust, and humor.

Check out my friend Michelle's blog. She will inspire you in so many ways!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...six weeks later!

Ok, so I've never said I'm good at the blogging thing. I am terribly impatient and struggle to sit in front of the computer very long. Couple that with not liking to write, and I'm NOT cut out for the blogging world. But, with that said, I have several friends and family that don't live close by that have said that this is a good way for them to stay abreast of our family's happenings. So even though I haven't done this since last fall, I will again attempt to post some fun times and get everyone caught up.

*Meg turned NINE. Yeah, unbelievable I know since I'm still in my mid 20's.

*The girls are halfway done with 2nd and 3rd grade. I volunteer at their school a lot and am getting to know all the staff including the lunch ladies.

*Christmas was amazing and filled with blessings and precious memories.

*Chip Ganassi laid off my incredibly hard working and devoted husband after eight 1/2 years of loyal service to him without any warning and three days before Christmas. I hope Mr. Ganassi doesn't die miserable and alone, with nothing but his money.

*We rang in the New Year with dear friends and Claire and Ian made it to midnight for the first time ever. Megan, the saint, put herself to bed at 10.

*We got a guinea pig and Eric doesn't know if it was a birthday gift for Megan or if I was fulfilling my own childhood dream.

*I decided to update my blog on a random Wednesday evening when everyone was in bed and I couldn't sleep.

So, now we're caught up! Here's a few pictures to go along with all that valuable info: