Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Paint Boy and the boys headed down to Daytona yesterday for a VIP race weekend. They are red neckin' it up! 2 days at the races, box seats and "meet and greets" with some drivers. The best part (besides the fact that I didn't have to go) it is completely FREE! My cousin is a Daytona Beach detective and has worked track security forever, he totally set the whole thing up. Such a great guy!

In honor of Valentine's Day and the fact that I had time to blog, I stole this from Clemsongirl off FB.

This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your spouse, not just you. Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know! ;-)

♥ What are your middle names? Eric and Marie

♥ How long have you been together? 17 years, married 14 next month

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? We met at a pool party at the end of Spring quarter and reconnected at a keg party the weekend before classes started in the Fall

♥ Who asked who out? After sleeping on his couch after the keg party, he walked me home (one building over) and asked if I wanted to grab some lunch

♥ How old are each of you? 36 and 35

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? His, he is very "family oriented" or as most people call a "momma's boy"

♥ Do you have any children together? C is 12 and J is 6 and #3 is due in August, I am trying to see if I can get the world record on time spent at an elementary school volunteering

♥ What about pets? Buddy the Basset and Lucy, chihuahua/ miniature dachshund mix and Carley the hamster

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? we "disagree" most often about money, but don't most couples?

♥ Did you go to the same school? Yes, met in college

♥ Are you from the same home town? Nope. He married a city girl

♥ Who is the smartest? I am more book smart, lots of useless knowledge. He has way more common sense.

♥ Who is the most sensitive? me

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? Tuesday at La Parrilla, its margarita night and Nana has the boys ( I no longer partake, just eat a lot)

♥ Who has the craziest ex? Neither, we met at 18 and 19 there wasn't time to create drama

♥ Who has the worst temper? Him. I am a screamer but he holds it all in and then blows a gasket

♥ Who does the cooking? I do. Except for the grilling

♥ Who is more social? Me, definitely. It bugs him that I draw people to me like moths to a flame

♥ Who is the neat-freak? Him. I have been known to come home to a "cleaned out" house. Once even furniture was moved out into the garage

♥ Who is the more stubborn? Him

♥ Who wakes up earlier? me 6:30 to get J ready for school

♥ Where was your first date? That lunch date he asked me on was to a campus pizza place ( so he could use his meal plan)

♥ Who has the bigger family? Him. His mom is one of 8 kids and his dad is one of 9. I am still meeting 2nd and 3rd cousins. (people in the country keep track of these things, so they know who they can date!)

♥ Do you get flowers often? couple times a year, 2 dozen orange roses yesterday

♥ How do you spend the holidays? We spend every other Thanksgiving with his mom's family or my dad. Christmas is spent at home with my mom joining us. we see his family the weekend before and my dad the weekend after. ( Gotta love divorced parents!)

♥ Who is more jealous? Him. He checks my cell phone bill to see what I'm up too. (Just sayin' that the Lawyer's wife and I are planning on running away together as soon as we get these kids raised. That is what the 17 phone calls in one day are about, our plot to freedom. Yeah, right!)

I think that in every relationship one party loves the other more. I am very blessed to have found the man that loves me a teensey bit more. I like it that way. Its very nice to be loved. Its harder the other way. Think about it...