Monday, April 8, 2013

Old School Blogging: Marriage and Babies

I am joining Elaine and Heather again for the next round of Old School Blogging. #OSBlog

1. How did your husband pop the big question?
   We knew we were going to get married (we actually had the spot revered) but he hadn't officially asked me yet.  He had ordered/purchased my ring, though I did not know it at the time and it was ready sooner than he thought so he was excited to give it to me.  We already had plans that night, a big group date of dinner and lazer tag.  We stuck with out plans, it was a fun night- I won lazer tag with the most individual points!  After most were ready to call it a night, including me, but Eric insisted we had to go do something else.
    We went with another couple to a nearby dance.  During the dance he asked if we wanted to walk around.  We wandered around the building eventually ending up outside much to my dismay!  It was February in Utah-- it was cold!  He told me just to imagine we were on a beautiful desert island and it was warm and then he got down on one knee, told me how much he loves me and that he wanted to spend eternity with me and asked me to marry him.

2. What are the three most surprising things about marriage?
   How much you can truly come to know someone- so much that you know everything they are thinking before they even say it.   Secondly, even though you know someone so well it can still be so fun and there are always new twists and turns.  Third some of the mysteries and differences that is the male mentality--I had three brothers, but there are some things I just didn't really understand.

3. How did you find out you were pregnant for the first time?
   We were trying for almost 9 months-- almost every month it seemed like I would start a few days late so I would take a test thinking I was pregnant, only to be disappointed.  As we continued to try, my cycle became all over the place. I got so sick of getting disappointed every month thinking maybe.  The last time after I was two weeks late (which I had been before with a negative result) I finally broke down again to take another test and this time it was positive! When I came out of the bathroom and told Eric we jumped up and down on the bed.

4. How did you choose your baby's name?
   We would lay in bed at night going through a baby book, we wrote a big list of the names we liked and then just overtime slowly narrowed it down.

5. Describe where you see yourself in 10 years?
  I will be in the thick of parenting teenagers (well Ryder will be almost 13).  Lucas, my oldest, will be a month away from graduating high school!  Eekk!  So we will be busy with graduation stuff, preparing mission papers, college papers, scholarships applications.  Wow I am going to be busy! I will be busy attending school activities, sports, drama and who knows what else.
   We will probably have moved at least once, possibly 5 times if past history continues, so who knows where we will actually be, though would love to stay right where we currently are.
   I will be even more in love with my husband than I am now and will either be totally gray or dying my hair every six weeks.

Now I am supposed to tag 5 people-- but well it's Monday, so anyone that wants to join in please feel free too!  Then go back to Elaine's blog and add you link and get to know other bloggers.

P.S. Thanks for all of your well wishes last week.  The kids and I are doing great... Eric is another story, he came down with it last night-yuck! 


  1. Love your proposal story and yes, you are always learning something new about each other!

  2. You guys are so cute! It's weird thinking that far into the future, isn't it? Lucas at 13? Wow.

  3. Can you even imagine how nerve-wracking the whole proposal thing must be for guys? I was thinking about how your hubby was probably waiting ALL night to give you that ring! ha! Great story.

    And it IS crazy to think about our kids' ages 10 years from now, isn't it? WOAH.

    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Cute story about you.
    Awesome to get to know you better.

  5. Ha! Had to laugh at the being gray or dying your hair part ;)
    And, yikes, teenagers!!! I absolutely can't wrap my brain around that yet.

  6. I love reading answers to these questions. Hard to believe everyone will be teens in 10 years. Ack! I forget our sweet kids turn into semi-adults!

  7. I love your answers!! I know exactly what I'm doing in 10 years. :)

  8. That is an awesome proposal! I love it.

    It's funny... there are a lot of things that I don't understand about men either and I bet that they'd say the same thing about us.

  9. Oh I love the proposal story! And I didn't know it took you guys almost 9 months to get pregnant. Your story of trying sounds just like mine before we had Roo. Every month my cycle got stranger and stranger. I think it must have been the stress of trying.
    Wow, it's hard to believe Ryder will be a teenager in 10 years. It's going to get here before you know it too!!

  10. My vote is you should buy stock in hair color now. haha.... :). This is cute and fun survey! And Utah in February... yeah I wouldn't have wanted to go outside either :) and I've never been to Utah.

  11. Beautiful proposal story. I know when I was trying to get pregnant, the disappointment every month was hard. Finally after 3 long years, we had our Ryan. Then another 9 years, Allison.

  12. What a cute proposal! Hey, I was proposed to outside in the cold too, so I understand!

  13. How fun to learn more about you from the pre-blogging days! :) I am glad your family is as solid as it is... and it started so well (even if it WAS freezing outside in Utah in February :) )

  14. Your proposal story is sweet! I can't even imagine where I will be in 10 yers.

  15. Awww love seeing these posts! And teenagers??? I'm hiding in a closet now...I can't imagine my boys as teenagers already!

  16. I might do this one. Ten years from now Lucas will be preparing for mission. Shut the front door! Crazy.

  17. aw, I always love reading about how people got engaged and think its so awesome that you guys just knew! 10 years from now Ryan will be learning to drive and I'll have 2 teenage girls right behind him-- I just hope I survive.

  18. I love that you jumped on the bed after finding out you were pregnant. I can just picture it!