Chris’s best friend’s (from college) wife, Lindsay, has a cute little blog called The Newlywed Notebook where she talks about all sorts of fun things. She did this blog tag about her and Eric and I loved it so much I wanted to join in!
And just for fun, here’s a photo of Chris and I from their wedding. From what I remember, it was a blast. ;)
1. Who said “I Love You” first and when?
Chris did when he visited me at Drake one weekend. It was only like 3 or so months after we were exclusive, too. I think prior to that weekend I had sent a text that said something about “you better love me” (jokingly) because I picked him up a bottle of Jameson
with a fake ID for my sorority crush party that weekend.
I’m pretty sure his words were “Is it too soon to say I love you?” :)
2. How long
did you date before you got engaged have you been dating?
A little over 5 years… and we found out that around the 5 year mark, the pressure is ON. ;) Just kidding. Neither of us feel pressured from anyone, but family and friends are starting to be more blunt about it.. which is fine. I mean, who doesn’t want to go to a wedding? :)
3. How did you know that your
spouse BF was “the one?”
Honestly, after we moved in together. After a year or so of dating we would talk about marriage right after college, then I got scared. It had nothing to do with our relationship, per say, but marriage all of a sudden gave me anxiety. Of course he was incredibly understanding and neither of us has pressured the other one into anything, so that’s been awesome.
Or, when he agreed to let me have the master closet.
So after moving in together, things went (are going) way better than I ever imagined. I knew it was either going to make or break us, and safe to say the marriage anxiety is gone. :) Maybe because it basically feels like we are already married?
4. Was your first year of
marriage living together more like a dream or a disaster? Why?
Dream! Honestly. Not only are we saving money (I think? Clearly I do not manage the finances. Haha) but it just feels normal. We both do things around the house, split chores, finances, etc…
5. What is your favorite thing about your
I’m going to piggy-back off Lindsay’s answer and go with support. I can be impossibly unreasonable sometimes, and he puts up with me. I am usually indecisive, changing the way I am eating, working out, dressing, etc. and he supports it all. He supports my wanderlust and dreams of being an entrepreneur and his love never waivers. And I would say I am a crazy person about 75% of the time. :)
6. What is the one thing your spouse boyfriend does that drives you insane?
LOL! Let me pull out my list. Just kidding.
I think it’s when he interrupts a story I am telling and asks silly questions or for details that don’t matter. LOL! It’s funny to think about it, but when I am in the throes of a dramatic the story, the last thing I want is someone to stop me and ask me a detail that I deemed unimportant. Haha. Or, when I just need him to agree with me but he defends the other side or tries to justify it/make it better.
I think it’s the difference between his analytical mind and my not-so-analytical mind. Or just men vs. women. :)
7. What is one thing you do that drives your spouse boyfriend insane?
Probably leave the toilet cover (not seat) up or making unconsciously pushing all the sheets on our bed to the bottom. Leaving the bathroom counters a complete disaster with hair products, make-up, hair tools, etc. Or just being crazy. It’s a toss-up.
8. What was the funniest thing that happened on your
honeymoon first trip together (PG people, keep it PG)?
Oh, tough call. I would guess I consider our first solo-trip to visit his Aunts and Grandma in Florida. Let’s see… I completely ate shit on the boardwalk while jogging back to the hotel with his Aunt. That was pretty hilar. Or having to dress up as pirates one day (hair, makeup and tshirt/accessories) and walk around Disney. Or drinking WAY too much at the Wine Festival thing Epcot has and photo-bombing and getting photo-bombed.
…Maybe those were all “be-there” things. ;)
9. Who the bigger cover-hog?
Totes Chris. And he’d definitely say I am. But I’m always right!
10. What is one thing you and your spouse couldn’t live without?
Travel. Adventure. Vacations.
We are always planning our next trip, adventure, date night out, concert or whatever. We definitely share a love of those things and traveling together is so much fun.
Food would be a close second. We both love to eat!
11. If you could make your spouse boyfriend get rid of one thing that they own, what would you choose?
Probably his HS graphic tees (AE, A&F, Aero, etc.) :) Luckily most are gone after relentless teasing.
12. If your spouse boyfriend committed a non-violent but illegal crime, would you turn them in, cover for them, or join them?
Cover or join. I guess that would depend! Like, if it was an illegal crime where being quiet was involved? He’d be better off just having me cover because I am not stealth or quiet.
13. What’s one tradition that you and your spouse boyfriend have started now that you are
married living together?
Hm, usually we put up the Christmas tree while enjoying some wine. We wanted to make it a thing of going on a short trip over Easter, but that was only a one-time thing. Those are all I can think of right now. Unless meticulously scheduling holidays between our families counts as tradition? Or picking up Meatball poop?
14. If you and your spouse boyfriend could only take one more trip for the rest of your lives, where would you go?
Europe. Although I have never been and he has. It’s our second vacation in the queue. There are just so many beautiful places in Europe!
I might consider Glacier, because it’s hard to imagine GNP getting boring.
15. What is one goal you and your spouse boyfriend want to complete in the next year?
Typical – save for trips. We have St. Lucia and Europe planned, so saving is high on our list. Paying off loans and building a bigger savings is also up there. We don’t really have much of a set budget right now, we spend when we want and save when we can… but we are for sure putting more effort into saving!
Take these questions and answer them on your own blog and link up with Lindsay :)
Happy Thursday <3