Friday, August 21, 2009

true love...

Since it's growing dangerously close to our first anniversary of happily-ever-after wedded bliss and since I just read a friend's blog where she filled out the same survey, I thought I'd do the same because... Well, sometimes my heart explodes with so much love for my husband that I wish I could meet him for the first time all over again. Here goes:
1.) Where did you meet?
East Tennessee Children's Hospital. 2 west front nurses station.

2.) Who introduced you?
No one. He looked up my name on the patient board and asked me a question.

3.) What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
"What big eyes he has! They're very nice eyes. His last name is England. The only other England I ever knew was Ali England from my drama class in high school. Surely they wouldn't be related since they look nothing alike". Turns out, Ali is his sister.

4.) Do you remember what he/she was wearing?
Scrubs and a white coat with his name on it.

5.) Where was the first place you kissed this person?
My porch after our 2nd date.

6.) How long did you know this person before you became a couple?
About 23 days.

7.) How did he/she ask you out?
He'd kill me if I put it in writing so I'll just talk about the first unofficial date... Our first unofficial date was after he passed me in the stairwell of the hospital rushing to get to work having been called in. He asked me if he could get me anything from the cafeteria and I said "sweet tea, 5 lemon packets." He did and then later that day, we split a coke float in the med room.

8.) Do you have kids with this person?
Well, I'm growing our first as I type this. We'll have this babe in arms in about a month.

10.) When was the first time you realized that you really liked this person?
About 3 days after meeting him, I was starting to figure it out. About 2 weeks after meeting him, I found myself peeking around the corner of the back nursing station where I was charting to see if he was going to bring his charts back there and keep me company.

11.) Do you get along with his/her family?
Yes. They are so wonderful and sweet and they seem to like me even though I'm short and cantankerous.

12.) Do you trust this person?
With anything and everything.

13.) Do you see her/him as your partner in the future?
Yes. That's pretty much why we got married...and the point of it all.

14.) What is the best gift she/he gave you?
His vow to love me and be faithful to me until we are parted by death, my wedding band, the baby... in order received.

15.) How long have you been with this person?
3 years in December. When it's right, it doesn't take very long to figure it out.

16.) How well do you know your man or woman?
Pretty well. I can predict his reaction 9 times out of 10.

17.) What features attracted you to them first?
His eyes and big eyebrows and smile... then his personality...then his biceps and smell.

18.) Hair color?

19.) Does he/she let you wear the pants?
We share the pants.

20.) Do you have a shirt of hers/his that you sleep in?
He has several shirts that are older than the shroud of turin that he won't let me throw out. I make it a point to wear those to remind him that maybe we should donate them to the smithsonian ... you know, since they are sooooooo valuable.

21.) Does she/he make you happy?
I thought I was a happy girl before I met Ben but now it's a whole 'nother level of joy. I never knew life could be this much fun.

22.) Does she/he have any piercings?
No dice.

23.) Does she/he have any scars that you know of?
He has a laproscopic and open appendectomy scar. He also has few scars on his left shoulder and a tiny scar on his lip.

24.) Is she/he Outgoing or Shy?
He can talk to anyone and if you didn't know him well, you might say "outgoing" but he's got a quiet, introverted streak.

25.) Does she/he sing?
Sometimes and I LOVE when he sings. He doesn't have a classically beautiful church choir voice but he has a uniquely beautiful (albeit not always in tune) voice and I love when he sings.

26.) Do you like her/his friends?
Yes indeed.

27.) Does she/he have any tattoos?

28.) Does she/he look like their mom?
Yes. He has masculine versions of her eyes and nose.

29.) Do you like her/his sisters/brothers?
Yes. He has a big family and I like them all.

30.) What is the most romantic date you have ever gone on?
It depends on how you want to define "Romantic" and "Date". I don't think he's ever orchestrated an elaborate romantic date but we've had some really special times just sharing brownies on the porch.

31.) Do you have any nicknames for each other?
I call him "Bear" and he calls me "KatyMac" or "Mac" of "Mac-a-neudo" or "Mac-a-roni" or any other mac-like pun.

32.) Do you live with this person?
Yes. For almost a year now.

33.) Do you have any pets together?
We have 2 funny dogs that he married into... and a sweet kitty that joined the clan about a month after we got married.

34.) Where is this person?
At work.

35.) What is your anniversary date?
We met December 1st, 2006. Our first OFFICIAL date was December 23rd, 2006 and our wedding date was September 6th, 2008.

36.) When will you guys do something next?
Later tonight we'll probably go to the international house of pancakes so that he can eat after the gibbs game.

Ok, so that is the survey. Also, as a tribute to my darling husband I thought I'd share a link to a super-funny blog... At least he can be happy that I didn't write it.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Have you ever seen...

A more beautiful 33 week babe-in-utero? I can't believe we helped God create such a perfect little miracle!