Thursday, March 11, 2010

Answers: Part 1

I want to know how you and your husband met. Did you know he was the one right away, or did it take a while of dating? How long have you two been married? And how did he propose to you?
Those are some big questions! They'll take up their own blog posts later stay tuned for those answers. :)

What is one quirky thing about you?
ONE quirky thing???? Geez. I could list a million. But one I can think of off the top of my head is that every time I pull a cup out of the cupboard I blow into it. Presumably to blow any dust out??? No clue, I just do this absentmindedly and always.

did you play sports in your younger years?
BAHAHAHHAHAHAHA...!!! ::gasp::
No, no I did not. You see, playing sports requires first of all...coordination. Of which, I have none. None. No really. None. It's embarassing really. I have a hard time following along to exercise videos...I turn into a twisted mess. Which brings me to the next point: sports also require physical activity...of which, I am decidedly *not* a fan. I hate exercising, I hate sweating, I hate the exertion. It's any wonder I don't weigh852 pounds...

how long did you and husband wait to start a family and what was your thought process with the timing/married years under your belt/etc. ?
Henry was born at 1 a.m. on June 23, 2007. Our 5 year wedding anniversary was June 22, 2007. So, he was kind enough to wait an extra hour so that we wouldn't have to share the day. :)

Andy and I are planners. We like things to be "just so". Control issues much? yeah. We got married young (think: 21), so we felt like we weren't in any rush to add kids to the mix. I started getting baby fever by our third year, but Andy wasn't ready. You see, we had all these things we *had* to do first:

His business (he's self employed) had to be steady, we had to own a house, and we had to be able to afford for me to stay home.


Luckily, God knew better than us (weird.) and decided that we would have a family even before everything was just "perfect". So, I got pregnant 5 weeks into a brand new job...that I couldn't afford to quit from...because Andy's business was nowhere near ready to support a family...all the while in a rental home.

I worked full time, we bought a house when Henry was 9 months old, I kept working, got pregnant with twins (when Henry was a wee 15 months old)...and then quit my job.

So it all worked out in the end. Because it always does.

Despite all our well-intentioned plans. God loves laughing at me. He thinks I'm pretty silly. And stubborn.

I now giggle a little inside when people lay out their 5 Year Plan.

I don't think it really matters how long you "wait" to have kids. Kids are awesome. They are a blessing. They drive you bananas, but they are rad. It was nice to be able to just pick up and go and not have to answer to anyone but ourselves on Saturday mornings, but then again, the longer you wait, the harder that transition will be, you know? Ultimately, I think the timing was just right for us...but I don't know anything. Really.

Having three kids in 25 months?
Whole other story.

what's your favorite kind of food?
Italian. Lots of cheese. Grease. Loads of bread. And anything vinegar-y. Salt & Vinegar chips...pickles...stuff like that.

what is your favorite meal to make?
I don't really have a favorite meal to make, but I do love trying new recipes and tweaking old ones to change them up. It's easy to make tried and true know, the stuff you can whip together without thinking because you've made it 1,862 times. So that's no fun. Bring on the homemade breads and the pies from scratch! But first, no crying babies...

what kind of things do you make henry for lunch (i feel like i always make the same 3 or 4 things for dillon and am wondering what other people make for their kids)?
Henry went through a (long) phase where he would only eat PB&J...on whole wheat. Now I'll make him rice and beans, turkey sandwiches, egg salad on pita bread, tuna, broiled chicken just depends on what I'm eating and what mood I'm in. But I'm in the same's usually the same things over and over and over...

what was your first job?
My first job was working at Blockbuster Video. I ended up becoming a Manager and worked there for like 4 years? I can't remember. I just remember it being really stressful and being really tired. And having lots of funny stories from that time period.

when you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Honestly? A travel agent. Weird, huh? I "stole" a bunch of those little pamphlets from a travel agency when my grandma booked a flight to Portugal once...and I used to sit and pretend that I was booking fabulous trips around the world for people. When I was a teenager I wanted to be a doctor. Which is weird because I hate hospitals. Then I wanted to be an architect. Until I realized how many math classes I would need to take. I became an urban planner in real life, and am now a mommy.

Much. better.

Okay, that is all for today. If you got anymore up your sleeve, let me know!


1 comment:

Joanie said...

So fun. A great ministry too.