Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Husband Tag

Shani at CelticMom did this tag tonight, and I thought it looked like a good opportunity to brag on my husband.

1. Who is your man?  My pastor and my best friend, Gary. 

2.  How long have you been together?  Married 20+ years.

3.  How long did you date?  We knew each other for six years before we were married. When we met we were religious but lost.  We dated about two and a half tumultuous years in college, then split up. When we found each other again about three years later, he had been saved, and he led me to Christ. Hooray!  He was a new man, and I was a new woman. We had about a six month engagement.

4.  How old is your man?  44

5.  Who eats more?  Oh, I must, certainly.  Just for "fun" (*rolls eyes*) we try to keep a 30 pound buffer between us, but I have closed in the gap a bit.   No, wait HE is closing the gap!  He has lost weight!

6.  Who said "I love you" first?  I did.  I was totally taken in by his athletic good looks and winsome ways.   We had so much fun together when we weren't fighting!

7.  Who is taller?  He is.

8.  Who sings better?  lol.  Can't answer that. 

9.  Who is smarter?  I am more "educated" but he is a lot wiser.

10.  Whose temper is worse?  Mine!  

11.  Who does the laundry?  Me. 

12.  Who takes out the garbage?  Either of us, or one of the kids!

13.  Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?  I do.

14.  Who pays the bills?  He does. I don't even know where the check book is.

15.  Who is better with computer?  I'm not sure.  Probably he is. But we're both dependent on the resident teen techie.

16.  Who mows the lawn?  What lawn?  We don't have grass.  Once in a while he will go out and do "yard work", which means he pulls two or three weeds that are poking through our gravel. 

17.  Who cooks dinner?  I do.  He can make pancakes, though.

18.  Who drives when you are together?  He does. Always. I have not pumped gas in so long I don't remember how anymore.

19.  Who pays when you go out?  He does.

20.  Who is most stubborn?  It's a tie.

21.  Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?  He usually is. Oh wait, then I am more stubborn, aren't I??

22.  Whose parents do you see the most?  Mine.  We're 200+ miles from mine and 2000 miles from his.

23.  Who kissed whom first?  Funny thing is, we dated for quite a while before the first kiss.  In fact, we actually discussed it long before it ever happened, lol.  He kissed me. 

24.  Who asked who out?  I asked him to go lap-swimming with me. LOL!! (He didn't get his athletic build from swimming, I can tell you that, hee hee!)

25.  Who proposed?  He did!  It was very romantic.  For those of you who know the area, Plainjane, we were on Interstate 35E, driving past the Eagan water tower. lol!

26.  Who is more sensitive?  I am.

27.  Who has more friends?  Neither of us has many friends, but since I am blogging here, I will have to say I do!

28.  Who has more siblings? We both have two.

29.  Who wears the pants in the family?  He definitely does. Both literally and figuratively.  He is Mr. Dominant in every area except the ones he doesn't want the responsibility for.  Like the kitchen or the laundry, lol!  Actually I am very grateful for this.  He keeps me on the straight and narrow.  He's a man I admire.

30.  How did you meet?  I took the seat in front of him in calculus class and said, "Hi."  He fell in love with me instantly, but it took him a while to realize it.


  1. homeschoolshelterJuly 16, 2008 at 2:10 AM

    Thanks for your comment. I have heard of Beethoven's Wig. I've hesitated in purchasing because my children already make up their own weird lyrics and I'm afraid I'll inhibit them.

    Brag on your children's good taste in music all you can. I am very proud that my children can't stand (most) rock music, except when we are at the store and it causes them to misbehave. :-/ Seriously, my 4yo has a hard time with behavior when they are playing loud, cruddy, rock music. Oh, how I miss Muzac.

    Re: your entry here. I'll have to tell my dh about your yard. He'll be jealous. Our front has no grass, but our back, and biggest, has quite a bit. He's always trying to come up with ways to shrink it. We have a few ideas (such as a raised bed garden and a garden railroad) but we have to actually get out there and do it. :-)

    And I absolutely love your conversion story. It's probably the most romantic one I've read. That is just so wonderful, how your own husband was God's instrument in your salvation.

  2. LOL, yes, I have often thought the Eagan water tower is soooo romantic. lol - not. It must have been a very romantic drive. Fun meme!

  3. Hi Sally!

    I'm glad you took the tag and ran with it - I would've tagged more people, but I just don't know who likes them, and who it doesn't. Of course, when it comes to talking about our husbands, I suppose I could've tagged my entire Friends list, lol!!

    Have a lovely day!



  4. awww... I was gonna tag you, but you tagged yourself! :)

  5. Don't you just love these chances to brag!! I know what you mean about no lawn. It only takes about 15 to mow our 'lawn'!

    When we lived in Mich it would take at least 1 hr. minimum. Usually more!!

    It was really neat to learn some new things!!

    Thanks for sharing,


  6. Ahem! Yes, I said <i>cum laude</i>! I debated about saying it the way you said it in your comment... one sister, one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law. Alas, I didn't. So, now the whole world (all two of them who have read my post) can laugh at how smart I really amn't.

  7. Since I saw that PlainJane is in Minnesota and since I know there's an Eagan near the Twin Cities and an I 35E in the Twin Cities, I put 2 and 5 together and determined that I'm really not as smart as I thought I was! Ha! So, is your hubby originally from Minnesota? Is that where you met and went to college?

  8. I just love these tags. :-)

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Now you can lose the stress over your 30 lb. buffer. LoL!



  9. Firstly, look you did a tag! You no-tagger!

    And secondly, this made me smile. Very nice.

  10. I loved reading your tag!! Okay, here is the longest comment on the planet but I wanted to share.

    1. Who is your man? My best friend, Jon

    2. How long have you been together? Married 13+ years.

    3. How long did you date? We knew each other 2 years before we started dating and dated about 2 years

    4. How old is your man? 37

    5. Who eats more? He does and he is a string bean! I gain weight just watching him eat.

    6. Who said "I love you" first? I don’t remember but it was probably about 5 minutes before we became engaged. We didn't throw those words around lightly.

    7. Who is taller? He is.

    8. Who sings better? We can both carry a tune.

    9. Who is smarter? Hmm. On a timed IQ test I beat him by 5 pts. On an untimed one, he beats me by 5 points. I think we give each other a run for our money.

    10. Whose temper is worse? Mine!

    11. Who does the laundry? Me.

    12. Who takes out the garbage? He does.

    13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does.

    14. Who pays the bills? I do but he usually sits and talks with me and he is 100% involved in the budget.

    15. Who is better with computer? I’m better at HTML. He is better at techie stuff.

    16. Who mows the lawn? He does! I’ll never admit I even know how.

    17. Who cooks dinner? I do. He grills.

    18. Who drives when you are together? He does. He would never want to deal with the kiddos in the back.

    19. Who pays when you go out? He does.

    20. Who is most stubborn? I am.

    21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? He usually is.

    22. Whose parents do you see the most? His. They live 900 miles away and mine are about 3,000 miles away.

    23. Who kissed whom first? Funny thing is, we dated a long time before the first kiss. He kissed me. (same here!!)

    24. Who asked who out? He asked me out and asked me out and asked me out. I FINALLY said yes.

    25. Who proposed? He did!

    26. Who is more sensitive? Hmm. I think I am but I’m not all that sensitive.

    27. Who has more friends? We are friends with other couples so I’d say we are tied.

    28. Who has more siblings? He does. I have 2 younger siblings. He has 3 older half-siblings.

    29. Who wears the pants in the family? He does but somewhat relunctantly. I’m not sure how to say that. He isn't a wuss at all. He is sooo easy-going that he usually just goes with the flow.

    30. How did you meet? College chapel service.


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