Monday, January 21, 2008

I got Tagged!

Lara tagged me with this one.

Everything you ever wanted to know about my relationship with Geoff. Because I don't tell you all enough about us anyway! HA!!

What’s his name? Geoffrey Stephen

How long have you been together? In October, it will be 13 years! Can't believe it's been this long!

How long did you date? Would you believe we met June 30th and got engaged July 11th? If you really "know" then you "really" know - huh? We didn't get married til Oct. 21st - so you could say we dated almost 4 months. :)

How old is he? He will be 39 this next April!

Who eats more? He's a big guy but doesn't really eat a lot. He could probably eat more than I but rarely does. He just doesn't eat the right things. :) Although we bought a scale this past weekend and he has lost 20 pounds since Christmas!! Loving the new job!!

Who said I love you first? He waited FOREVER to even kiss me! Well, forever in our whole whopping 2 weeks of dating. He when he finally did - the day before our engagement - I believe when he did - he said it first! I wasn't going to jump the gun or ruin a good thing!

Who is taller? He is but not by much. I am 5' 8" and always dreamed of marrying a really tall guy, but Geoff is 5' 10" and tall enough for me! I do miss wearing heels a bit but sacrifices are worth his love!!

Who is smarter? Depends. If it's grammar - me. If it's math - HIM! We take turns knowing trivial items - sports, music, entertainment, etc. Gospel principles - HIM! He is so well versed in the gospel and has an admiration for Joseph Smith that no one else can top!! His true hero!

Who does laundry? Yes he does. He can sort, load, change and fold them all! He doesn't do it all the time but when I need him to do it - he can!

Who does the dishes? We share it. I do it more now that he is back to work, but he does them over the weekend most of the time. He is great about loading them. He hates to unload them, which I'll gladly do if he'll load them! :)

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? That's a tricky question. If you are laying in bed, I do. (closest to the bathroom) If you are looking at the bed, he does. He likes to be closest to the door, but will accommodate whatever.

Who pays the bills? I do. He has never been good at that. Although he is the first to remind me of bills that need to paid - even if I've already done it. :)

Who mows the lawn? Ummm.....the lawn service! Don't we love the trade!! :) I teach a weekly voice lesson for our lawn to be done. Right now it's not pretty and we hate it, but with the freezes happening, we can't cut back anything without the fear of killing them. One more month and I'll take a picture of our pretty yard.

Who cooks dinner? We share. With my teaching and theatre schedule, Geoff is very good to take over dinner. I try to have something ready but it doesn't always happen.

Who drives when you are together? Geoff for the most part, but he will ask for me to if he is tired. It took time for this - he gets nervous when others drive. :)

Who is more stubborn? (not changing this one - thanks Lara for the words) I think we can call this one a draw. We're both quite stubborn, although in different ways.

Who kissed who first? As I mentioned above - Geoff kissed me. He was so respectful and although we had only been together a short 2 weeks, I was housesitting/nannying for a friend and he was over every day! We spent A LOT of time together and he didn't try anything. I did get a hug after a week! UG!

Who asked out who first? He did. :)

Who proposed? We really didn't have much of a proposal. We just looked at each other and he said, "So when should we get married?" It was a very mutual agreement. Although he did go see my dad and ask his permission!

Who has more siblings? I do. I have 4 sisters and 1 brother. He has 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Who wears the pants in the family? (again, Lara's words that fit for us too!)Hmmm....this is a tricky question. I think a lot of people would look at our relationship and say that I do. But I feel like we do a pretty good job of sharing them, and Geoff would say the same thing. Whatever it is, it works for us and we're happy.

As for tags, let's hear from Julie, Lacey, Laurie and Courtney. And anyone else who wants to is certainly welcome.



Lara said...

Very fun! Thanks for doingthe tag...I loved learning more about you guys! Geoff is a gem.

Crazymamaof6 said...

i did this a long time ago
(in august ) but i dug it up for you and posted it again.

wow! Geoff is pretty fab. keep him happy! you don't wanna loose all that.

Laurie M. said...

so fun! I love hearing about the little things in your relationship!

Courtney said...

Thanks for sharing! Loved learning more about for tag, I'll get on that when I recover from my illness, yuck!