I decided this morning that our blog was in dire need of a good dose of smoo...along with some fun trivia info about Joe and I. So, in honor of our one year and two month anniversary, here's a little peek into our lives. Enjoy! :)
What are your middle names?
Tyler and Miriam
How long have you been together?
We've known each other for 2 years, 2 months, and 13 days. ;)
Who asked who out?
He emailed me first, which I guess amounts to the same thing. ;)
How old were each of you when you met?
I was 29, he was 28.
How old are each of you now?
How tall are each of you?
I'm close to 5'11 and he's around a little less than an inch or so shorter. Being virtually the same height makes for easy kissing! ;)
Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
Definitely mine. They were always around during the time we were getting to know each other, and have continued to visit frequently. Whereas Joe's family isn't nearly as close, and we only see his siblings a couple times a year at most.
Do you have any children together?
What about pets?
Nope. Don't have much option for that at the apartments we've lived in, and neither of us is crazy about indoor pets anyway. Maybe if we get an acreage someday we'll get a dog...we'll see.
Did you go to the same school?
Hehe - nope. ;) I was homeschooled all the way, and he attended public school in SD and WI.
Are you from the same hometown?
Sort of, if you count the fact that he was born at the hospital in my hometown - the hospital where I would have been born if my parents hadn't opted for a home birth (my siblings, dad, grandma, and other relatives were all born there). But his family moved out of state when he was about 6 months old and he'd never been back to see his birthplace until he came to visit me for the first time. :)
Who is the smartest?
Joe is, no question about it. :) I know some things he doesn't, obviously, but he's far more intelligent and quick to figure things out.
Who is the most sensitive?
Not surprisingly, I am. But he is very sweet and sensitive in a guy-ish way. I love that about him. :)
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Subway probably is top of the list, but we've also been to Pizza Hut several times (including our first in-person meeting!), as well as Taco John's and other favorites.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Colorado, for our honeymoon! The train ride out there and back was absolutely amazing, and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our all-too-short week out in the mountains.
Who has the worst temper?
We're probably about equal, hehe. Both of us are pretty laid back and don't find much worth getting upset over, and we also both have a tendency to react quietly to conflict...but we both have a strong stubborn streak, too. After all, we're firstborns! ;)
Who does/did the cooking?
I'm in charge of all the regular, day-to-day meal preparation. But if we're really rushed and I need help finishing, or if I'm busy with an urgent design job, or if I'm sick, Joe is really good about stepping in and helping out. He's a great cook and makes a number of dishes much better than I can. And his grilling is amazing!
Who is more social?
We're both introverts, and it just depends on the setting which of us is more social. We both need a good bit of recharge time, though thankfully we both can get it pretty well just being with each other.
Who is the neat-freak?
I am, lol - no doubt about that. ;) But he is really great about not leaving dirty clothes or wet towels around, cleaning up after his self-administered haircuts, etc. He nicely tolerates my urge to keep things less cluttered, and in turn I'm learning to not freak out TOO much if things aren't perfect. ;)
Who hogs the bed?
He tends to more often, though I get even by hogging the blankets. 0;-)
Who wakes up earlier?
In general I do, and I require less sleep overall. But he can wake up much faster and more coherently than I can. Makes for a good combo.
Who has the bigger family?
I do, for sure. He does have 3 siblings, but very few aunts/uncles/cousins. I have 5 siblings and a very large, close-knit extended family, especially on my mom's side.
How do you spend the holidays?
My family doesn't celebrate Christmas or Easter, so we've been spending those holidays with his family - and my family gets all the others. Keeps it simple. :)
Do you have little pet names for each other?
How long did it take to get serious?
From Friends to Dating? Pretty much no time at all, since we were both very intentional about the relationship from the beginning.
From Dating to Seriously Dating? We made our courtship public and official (with my dad's blessing) after 6 months - but we were both very serious long before then.
Who eats more?
He does, hehe. And he eats literally twice as fast as I do. O_o
Who sings better?
I do, though he's not too bad and sings out strongly in group settings if it's a song he knows.
I am, by one year and 27 days, I believe.
Who does the dishes?
I do, though he has pitched in a couple times when I've been quite sick for more than a few days. He's also great about helping clear the table and put dishes in the dishwasher.
He is quite proficient at it. ;) I've never been told that I snore, so I guess I lack that skill.
Who’s better with the computer?
Depends on what we're doing...we each know more about certain things, and I obviously know more about Macs than he does.
Who drives when you are together?
Joe always does, since I [still] can't drive our stick-shift car. But he's a good driver and we both prefer that he drive anyway.
Who is the first to admit when they're wrong?
Not sure...maybe me, though he's sweet about it, too.
Who kissed who first?
It was mutual. :)
Who eats more sweets?
Joe definitely has more of a sweet tooth, hehe. I do like some sweets, but the older I get the less I can handle at a time, and most don't appeal to me.
Who does the laundry?
He actually does it more often than I do, as far as getting the loads started and spreading out the laundry to dry (we lay it around our spare room, unless we're in a hurry and need to use the dryer). But I tend to fold the clean laundry more than he does.
Who pays the bills?
This is Joe's arena and he does a fabulous job with it. I never have to worry about him missing a payment or not keeping things straight. I'm so grateful for this, since math and money matters aren't my cup of tea.
Who pays when you go out to dinner?
Joe does, but we usually use coupons that I've tracked down...so I think we're even. ;)