Sunday, November 22, 2009

the story of us

I found this on a blog that I read and copied this from her blog! I thought it would be fun so share a little piece of us with hopes to know us a little better.  Hope you enjoy.  Feel free to copy and paste into your own blog and fill in the blanks.  Please let me know if you do so I will be sure to come read.

♥ What are your middle names? Elizabeth and Layne

♥How long have you been together? We will be married 15 years this next July.

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? I remember Robby from high school basketball trips to Vega.  But, really didn't know him.  I also remember that he took one of my high school friends to prom.  Once at Tech, our paths did not cross for several years.  We met in November(ish), had a wonderful uneventful date, and parted ways.  About 4 months later, we tried the dating thing again...haven't looked back since. (Long story, I really was the bad guy here!)

♥ Who asked who out? Robby, asked me out without hestitation the first time.  It took him at least a week before we had an actual date the second time around.  Can you blame him???  A man can only take so much rejection.

♥ How old are each of you? I am 35 and Robby is 37.

♥ Did you go to the same school? Robby went to high school in Vega, and I went to high school in Hartley, just about 50 miles up the road.  We both went to Texas Tech for college, but God knew that we weren't ready for one another yet.  He waited 3 years before officially introducing us to one another.

♥ Are you from the same home town? No

♥ Who is the smartest?  I really don't know how to answer this.  I will say that in college, Robby probably made much better grades than myself.  I had a pretty bad attitude.  Wasn't my favorite.  Robby is incredibly smart about life.  He handles issues with insurance, money, land, etc...I don't know what I would do without him.  I think he is the smart one, but we argue about this.  I would honestly say that we are both pretty smart people.

♥ Who majored in what?  Robby has a BS in Animal Science from Texas Tech.  I have my BS in Biology, and my masters in Reading.

♥ Who is the most sensitive?  Robby is by far more sensitive.  I have sensitivity issues I think.  I really do wish I were more sensitive with sick children or sick husband.  I am more of a suck it up kind of person. I could use a little more compassion!!

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?  Our favorite eating out spots are in the city...not in our tiny town.  We love Abuelo's and Outback...really anything.  We both loved to eat!!

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?  I had never really travelled anywhere of significance when I married Robby.  For our honeymoon we went to St. Marteen.  This would be the fartherest we have travelled from home.  But we travel a lot.  This is one thing we love to do together and with our family. He and I are going to Las Vegas in a few weeks for the National Finals Rodeo.  We haven't been on and "adult" weekend get-a-way in a while now, so I am really looking forward to it!!

♥ Who has the worst temper? MOI!!!  Robby has no temper. Or he just knows how to control it better.  Me, I have an easy temper and a BIG mouth. What ever comes to mind usually comes spewing out my mouth.

♥ How many children do you want?  We both would probably take at least one more.  It started as four, then went to three.  Had two, thought we were finished.  Had one more.  Three perfect blessings!!  Our family is complete with three!!

♥ Who does the cooking?  I love to cook, therefore, I do most of the cooking.  Robby does grill out for us.  Yummy!!

♥ Who is more social?  I think we are both equally social.  In our younger days, Robby was VERY social.  I would have to drag him from a social event.  He always wanted to be the last to leave.  Now that age has taken its hold, we aren't much of night owls.  I love my girlfriends so much...couldn't live without them, just stay so busy with work and kids that I tend to neglect these girls.

♥ Who is the neat-freak? I want to be, but have a hard time with the non-neat-freaks in my home.  It is usually over this very thing that my other personality, psycho-mom, comes spewing out.  She is scary!!!

♥ Who is the most stubborn? Me!!  Not something I really care to admit!!  But, yes...honestly its true!!

♥ Who wakes up earlier?  Robby wins here...hands down.  I LOVE TO SLEEP!!! Robby loves to sleep as well, but with his job, he as learned to function on very little sleep.  He is usually gone from the house by 5:30 or 6:00.  Sometimes, earlier than that!!!

♥ Where was your first date? Our first date was when we students as Texas Tech.  We took our first date to Chili's and then back to my house for a movie.  I slept through the movie.  Actually, this date was really a non-date.  We didn't have another date for about 4 months...which really began our dating relationship.

♥ Who has the bigger family? I do!!  Immediate family that is...I have 2 siblings, Robby has 1 sister.  He has a huge extended family though.

♥ Do you get flowers often? Um, no. Rarely!!!  Just makes me appreciate them when I do.

♥ How do you spend the holidays? With both of our families living in our small town, we can easily do both families.  We switch off for Thanksgiving.  Christmas Eve is always with his family.  Christmas Day is at our home for Santa, and then my parents for the afternoon.

♥ Who is more jealous? Probably me!!

♥ How long did it take to get serious?  I think Robby was more serious WAAAAAYYYYYY before I was.  In fact, he had every right to leave me high and dry because it took me so long to committ.  I don't know why he stayed.  He is just that kind of guy...a GREAT one!!

♥ Who eats more? I could give Robby a good run for his money here.  I love to eat!!  I think I can hold my own pretty well.  However, I think he still eats more.

♥ What do you do for a living? I am a 7th/8th grade Language Arts teacher.  Robby manages the family feedyard. If you are wondering what a feedyard is...just leave me a comment and I will make a post about this.  Very interesting!!

♥ Who does the laundry?  Robby is not opposed to doing laundry.  I am just home more, so I do the laundry.

♥ Who’s better with the computer? Definitely me!!  I love computers...any technology for that matter.  I could have so many techie gadgets if only my budget would allow.

♥ Who drives when you are together? I would say that we each do our fair share.  We each prefer the other drive.

♥ What is "your" song? "Keeper of the Stars" by Tracy Byrd was our first song and sung at our wedding.  Now we each have new songs every now and then and put them as ringbacks on our cell phones.  Some are "Lost in this Moment" by Big & Rich, "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley, "Making Memories" by Keith Urban....I could go on!!!


MomBrose said...

I would love to know what a feedyard is! I'm not from a small town at all, so I'm clueless when it comes to that kind of thing :D

Nic said...

I just might have to do this. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the prayers and I hope you get to sleep in this week =)

Jenilee said...

We each prefer the other to drive too! Neither one of us likes to drive so we take turns. I've done more lately because I get carsick, a lasting effect of pregnancy. I used to be able to read in the back seat of a car... those days are over. just turning around to get something for the girls makes me feel sick. it's awful! anyway, loved your info list!