How long have you been together?
Our first date was on June 26, 1999. We were married on June 26, 2004. Because I'm dorky like that.
How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We met in March of 1999. It's kind of a long story, but also kind of amusing. A friend of mine kept asking me to go to a Singles Group with her. I wasn't interested - I was convinced there wouldn't be any "good" guys there. She talked another friend into going with her. They both used to pester me to go with them. One week, the Singles Group meeting was going to be at a restaurant that made The Best nachos so I agreed to go - just for the nachos. I met Pete that night and decided the Singles Group wasn't that bad. The rest is history. Oh, and those two friends who talked me into going to the group? They are both still single.
Who asked whom out?
I gave him my phone number. Actually, I was too chicken, so a friend gave it to him for me. A few days later, he called and asked me out.
How old are each of you?
Oh geez, you would have to ask. No snickers, okay? I am 41. Pete is 35. Shut up.
Whose siblings do you see the most?
Pete's. My brother is in Colorado and we only see him every few years. Pete's brother was in Virginia. Then he was in Utah for a while, so we didn't see him much. Now he's renting an apartment a few towns away from us until the New Year, so we see him several times a week.
Did you go to the same school?
No. Even if we had grown up in the same town, we wouldn't have ever been in the same school at the same time. Unless I stayed back a few years or he skipped a few grades - or both.
Are you from the same home town?
We aren't even from the same home state.
Who is smarter?
I'm not really sure. We both did really well in school. Pete probably uses more knowledge on his job. I probably have more common sense and a better memory.
Who is the most sensitive?
Most certainly me.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
I'm not sure we really have a favorite place. It depends on what kind of food we're in the mood for. We are lucky to have a bunch of really great restaurants in this area.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Probably to San Diego last February. (Hi George!!)
Who has the craziest exes?
I don't know. Me? I certainly have the most exes. (That doesn't make me sound trampy, does it??)
Who has the worst temper?
Me me me me me!!!! Poor Pete, I don't know how he puts up with me!
Who does the cooking?
I do. Pete's not a bad cook. But he's a slow cook. And a very messy cook. So I do most of the cooking. He usually makes breakfast on the weekends though. And if we want chicken cutlets, he always makes them. His are a lot better than mine. Not sure why, but they are always so juicy and yummy. (Great, now I'm hungry.)
Who is the neat-freak?
That's me again. He is a slob. When he had his apartment in New Jersey and we were doing the long-distance thing, I used to take a week of vacation time to stay with him a few times a year. I always spent the first few days cleaning his apartment.
Who is more stubborn?
I was going to say me again, but he's pretty stubborn too. In a battle of wills, he's usually the one who gives in though.
Who hogs the bed?
Not me this time!!! He constantly migrates to my side of the bed in his sleep. K.C. sleeps on my side too. I have no room!!
Who wakes up earlier?
On week days, he gets up first and I get up while he's eating breakfast. On weekends, I'm always the first one up.
Where was your first date?
Tavern On Main. After dinner, we walked on the beach and sat on a bench and talked. Years later, he brought me back to the same bench to propose. It's the bench I am sitting on in the picture at the top of this post.
Who is more jealous?
I think it's probably a tie on that one.
How long did it take to get serious?
We had been dating for 6 months when he got the job offer in New Jersey. I told him the choice was his, but that I wouldn't do a long-distance relationship again. (I had been in one with my college boyfriend after graduation and it ended in a mess.) Pete decided the job was too good to pass up. I decided being with him was too good to pass up. I think the minute I decided to do the long-distance thing again, it got serious.
Who eats more?
I always give him a larger portion of dinner. So I'll say he does.
Who does the laundry?
Me. But when I was working, we both pitched in and did it.
Who’s better with the computer?
Who drives when you are together?
He always does the driving. We never talk about it though. We usually use my car, and I just hand him the keys on our way out the door.