Thursday, March 22, 2007

Marriage Meme

Edited to add- Stephanie reminded me to tag you people! So Reda, Andie and Jessica! You've been tagged!

Look at that sneaky look on his face. What a handsome devil he is!

Marriage Meme

Stephanie tagged me for this meme.

1. Where/How did you meet?
I recall the first time we met but Chris doesn't. Some girlfriends and I were at the mall hanging out at Big Loafer. We hung out there because Danny Burks would slip us free fries and drinks! We were the "young ones" in band (yes, I know, we were (are) total geeks) and some of our older friends from band came in and had a seat across from us. They had someone I didn't know with them! I was intrigued by this tall guy. "Hmmmm, I think he's my next boyfriend" I thought to myself. Little did he know, he was being stalked!

2. How long have you known each other?
Almost 20 years (YIKES!)

3. How long after you met did you start dating?
I don't really remember and I don't really know "when" it was called dating. We were a bunch that constantly ran around in a "pack".

4. How long did you date before you were engaged?
We dated for a good long while. I mean we were BABIES! Chris was deployed to the Gulf War while we were dating and I was still in my senior year of high school. He called me in December of 1990 before he shipped out on the USS Tarawa to the Middle East. They were in Hawaii so I'm sure it was very romantic for HIM! LOL but I said yes anyway!

5. How long was your engagement?
Let's see. December 1990 to August 1992. Almost 2 years!

6. How long have you been married?
This year is the big 15!

7. What is your anniversary?
August 8

8. How many people came to your wedding reception?
Uh, I don't remember, but not many. It was small. 50 maybe?

9. What kind of cake did you serve?
Oh do I remember that cake! It was sooooo pretty. Fresh flowers decorated the entire cake. Torlone's Bakery made it. But I do NOT recall what flavor it was!

10. Where was your wedding?
9th Ave. United Methodist Church Huntington WV

11. What did you serve for your meal?
No real food, just nuts and mints and whatnot.

12. How many people were in your bridal party?
I suppose 5, if you count the flower girl and my cousin who was a jr bridesmaid.
Check the picture out below. You might recognize that Matron of Honor from HERE.

13. Are you still friends with them all?
The majority was family, so I'm stuck with them! LOL

The men- Oh yes, he's still in touch with them all. When times allows of course.

14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?
I don't think so, I think we were both more concerned with "doing it right" and not passing out.

15. Most special moment of your wedding day?
We were traveling down the road to our Honeymoon destination and the music that was supposed to have been played at the wedding (The Wedding Song and then right after that, Longer, and then Unchained Melody) came on the radio. It was as if God said "See,, I wouldn't let the day go by without your songs, I waited until you two were alone and could appriciate it!"

16. Any funny moments?
Hmmm,, I guess they are all funny now but they were'nt then! During the reciting of the vows I spaced out a bit and Chris had to nudge me to get me to answer and by that point I forgot what had been asked so I winged it! I don't think anyone noticed! (well,, maybe) then there was the moment I came to the back of the church and I had only requested that ONE song NOT be played. ONE SONG. I came to the back of the church and what did I hear? Ice Castles. I was not happy.
Look at the picture below. I'm so so glad the preacher was blind! No, literally, he was blind and if he wasn't before,,, that cleavage might do it! LOL

17. Any big disasters?
Mom and I exchanged angry glances when I insisted that she go pay the preacher. I didn't want him to leave without being payed! We also got all of our luggage locked up in the trunk of the car. It wouldn't open for anything. We had to pop the lock out of the trunk.

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Columbus OH. Rented a suite at the All Suites Marriot. Nothing crazy.

19. How long were you gone?
A few days.

20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change?
Oh yeah. Much less frilly. It would be fun. We're actually thinking about doing it again but we've let our 15th anniversary sneak up on us so maybe next year?

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The very very very left edge!

22. What size is your bed?

23. Greatest strength as a couple?
Chris's ability to put up with me. It's not easy, let me tell you! I'm not screwed on right sometimes and he's ok with that.

24. Greatest challenge as a couple?
Finding time for each other, or any time really.

25. Who literally pays the bills?
I'm so not good at that. Chris has been doing a super job lately.

26. What is your song?
? See #16, Unchained Melody (PRE Ghost! LOL)

27. What did you dance your first dance to?
We didn't dance.

28. Describe your wedding dress:
I made my wedding dress. It was something to do while Chris was away. It kept me focused. I had it cleaned about a month before the wedding and the dry cleaner MELTED IT! I still have it but it's a mess. Mom went up to Barbie's in Milton and bought me a new dress. It sure was frilly. Not really me but I love it just the same.


Stephanie said...

Oh my! I didn't know you and Mary went that far back! That cake was gorgeous!

Thanks for playing!

Stephanie said...

Oh were you going to tag anyone?

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

awwww, what sweet pictures! You (we) were so YOUNG! Congrats on your long and happy marriage. :)

Dianna said...

That is great! What a trip down memory lane for you. My stepson is getting married this summer and I've got wedding stuff going thru my brain all the time anymore, if you care to tag anyone, I'll volunteer!

crystal said...

Dianna, where's your blog? I can never click/link to it!