So here goes.. Our first picture ever together:
How did you meet?
-Andrew and I met through our mutual friend, Nolan. I knew Nolan through somebody previously that I was hanging out with and Andrew worked with him so Nolan reached out and asked if I was open to going on a blind date. Once I saw Andrew’s picture I said yes in about two seconds. Andrew called me later that day and we set up our first date.
-Andrew picked me up and we went to Outback. We both had steak, a cookie sundae for me, cheesecake for Andrew and we (well, Andrew says I did most of the talking… he thought I should audition for Gilmore Girls with how fast I was talking) talked non-stop for about two hours. On the drive home Andrew mentioned we should go on a trail run together soon which made me happy because that meant he was interested in seeing me again. We also texted again right after he dropped me off:). I talked about this a few years ago but I remember when I first opened the door when he came to pick me up that I felt at home and comfortable instantly with him. The weekend before I went on a date with him I was with one of my really good friends (JESS) in California and I shared with her that I was going to go out on a blind date. She asked to see a picture of who I was going out with and surprisingly she already knew him really well and told me I needed to marry him because she thought the world of him. It was so nice going into the date with two people that I trusted telling me about how great of a person he was <— this was SO needed for me after going through a divorce and a bunch of crazy dating experiences, it really helped me to trust him.
How long have you been together?
-5 years this April!
-2 years… I’m older!
Who was interested first?
Who is taller?
-Andrew is, he is 6’0” and I am 5’8″
Who said I love you first?
-Andrew did! He said it to me at my townhouse the night before the below race. I remember running that race the next morning and practically floating because I was so happy we said I love you to each other.
-Me for sure. Especially if I am hungry. It will always be this way no matter how hard I try ha because Andrew has more patience than anyone I know.
-We are both pretty sensitive.
-Me. I’ve actually been told by a bunch of different people over the years that I am way too loud… BUT that is what happens when you grow up with a family member that is very hard of hearing. It is just natural for me to talk really loud.
-Me. It’s ridiculous and it is something I really need to work on (wow, this survey makes me sound so fun to be married to;)
Who falls asleep first?
-I’m not even sure Andrew ever actually falls asleep. The second I am horizontal (and sometimes vertical) I fall asleep.
Who is the better cook?
-Andrew is the better cook and I am the better baker. I LOVE that Andrew is not one to assume gender roles… he cooks more often than I do!
Better morning person?
-It just takes Andrew a few hours to feel alive again in the morning:). I wake up WAY too excited about the day and then as the day goes on I lose steam quickly haha.
-Andrew is by far more patient but neither of us ever get any tickets etc.
-We are both pretty competitive… don’t put us in an air hockey tournament any time soon.
Who is the funniest?
-Andrew for sure.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
-180 Tacos. The employees all know us now and they have our orders memorized (I always get their tacos and soup and Andrew loves their salad). It’s kind of our place.
Who is more social?
-We are pretty equal with this one.
Who is the neat freak?
-Me for sure but he has learned to love that about me (at least that is what I like to tell myself;)
How long did it take to get serious?
-I think it was after our second date… At that point if a different guy I was seeing texted me I let them know that I wasn’t interested in dating anyone else. We both knew fast and we saw each other every single day after that.
Who plans date night?
-We usually switch off. Date nights aren’t happening that much these days but we do seem to get out for lunch dates together (with Beck and Skye;).
Who picks where you go to dinner?
-I do usually because I am more opinionated.
Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?
-Trick question because I’m usually the one wrong so Andrew doesn’t have to admit that he is wrong often;)
Did you go to the same school?
-We went to the same elementary school in St. George and we also both went to BYU but didn’t know each other.
Where is the farthest you two have traveled?
-Grand Cayman. The place we really want to go to together next would be Alaska.
Who drives when you are together?
-Andrew does for sure… I respond to a lot of emails and comments when we are driving so it works out that he prefers driving.
And a little bit about our day yesterday because it was a very exciting one… SKYE WENT TO PRESCHOOL.
I found a place where she can just go one time a week for two hours. She has been asking to go to school with the big kids for over a year now so we decided it was finally time to let her go.
She was as confident as can be as she walked in and gave me a kiss and then she was off to do her thing. There were no tears (from Skye at least ha) and she had a blast.
We picked up a donut afterwards and she told me all about those 120 minutes of pure happiness that she experienced.
Oh and during those 120 minutes we drove home, I showered, fed Beck and then we were back in the car to pick her up.
If you could jump on a plane and go anywhere in the world (assuming everything was safe again), where would you go?
I’d love to hear any answers to above questions if you want to or if you are in a relationship?
Any other questions that you want Andrew and me to answer about our relationship?
What was the last race that you ran?