Monday, January 26, 2009

Hey Gumby, Wanna Dance?

So on Sunday was my husband’s birthday. I knew I needed to do a post, but what to do? My super awesome friend Christine provided the perfect tag. Thanks Christine!

1) Where did you meet your husband?
At a Singles’ Dance neither one of us wanted to go to. Does anyone really WANT to go to those? I was actually meeting someone else there and Tony was so doped up on Nyquil for a bad cough that I could have been Gumby and he would have still asked me to dance.

2) How long did you date before getting married?
We met on September 1st 1995 and were married March 21st 1996. Can you say quick engagement?? Hey, what can I say…after he met me he couldn’t function until I was his.

3) How long have you been married?
Almost 13 years

4) What does he do that surprises you?
The way he still looks at me surprises me. Like it’s the first time he’s seen me all over again. He writes me the most beautiful poetry.

5) What is your favorite feature of his?
His eyes are forest green and I just love his nose. I know that sounds funny, but it’s just an excellent feature…really I am quite a fan!

6) What is his best quality?
His honesty and integrity. He does the right thing all the time, even when it’s hard.

7) Does he have a nickname for you?
He calls me Beautiful or Clara.

8) What is his favorite food?
Meat with a side of Meat with a little Meat for dessert.

9) What is his favorite sport?
Football. Super bowl Sunday with his beloved Steelers playing may be a religious experience for him.

Watch this: Hey Tony, the Steelers’ suck!

Just kidding, they are so cool…really, I just can’t watch them enough. Please let’s watch another Steelers’ game…please…

10) When did you first kiss?
On our fifth date after I hit him upside the head in the Salt Lake Temple’s visitors center. (Want to hear that story?) I’m never one to rush things, but after five dates, come on! I laid my forehead against his because I am SO not forward or anything and waited for him to kiss me.

11) What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Travel. We would get away anytime if we could. We love to talk about anything and watch movies, play games, and write. We go to our writer’s group every other Saturday together and it’s a highlight for us both.

12) Do you have any children?2 and I’m pretty sure they belong to us. Wait is that a Cheez-it box next to them? Yep, they’re ours!!

13) Does he have any hidden talents?
Him singing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' is quite entertaining. Also, he's a great actor.

14) How old is he?

15) What is his favorite music?
Classic Rock. He’s a music lover. Everything from the Beatles to Pink Floyd to the Blues. Tony has music in his soul. He can’t seem to do any household chore without it…hmmm…

16) What do you admire about him?
His ability to have a positive attitude even when it seems like the world is crashing around him. He has such a powerful belief in the gospel. His testimony is stellar and affects everything he does. He is an awesome teacher and will explain things and answer questions in a way that I could never conceive of so that others understand.

17) What is his favorite color?

18) Will he read this?
Oh yah. I so appreciate how much he reads my blog and how supportive he is of it.

19) Who said "I love you" first?
He wanted to wait until I did I think. He alluded to it, but wanted to make sure I was feeling the same way.

Happy Birthday sweetheart. We’ve had an amazing adventure and some really, really, tough times. Through it all, I choose you again and again. Thanks for asking me to dance…


Lara said...

Great post Rachel. You are lucky to have such an awesome husband. And he is just as lucky to have you!

Jillene said...

Aaaawwww....I loved that post/tag!! He sounds like a keeper!! Happy Birthday hubby!!

Becky said...

That was a lot of fun to read, and I don't even know your husband. (Well, I guess technically I don't "know" you either, but still.)

"Meat with a side of Meat with a little Meat for dessert." Awesome!

Kristina P. said...

You sound like such a great match!

rubberbandgirl said...

I love that he reads your blog. That's awesome.
Great post on the man you love!
Do you need to come over here on Super Bowl Sunday?

Lara said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday to Tony! :)

mindij said...

Happy Birthday, Tony! I'm coming to your house for dinner! I love "meat with a side of meat and meat for dessert"!!! Just stick a candle in it and it's the perfect birthday 'cake'!! Go Steelers!!!

Donna said...

What a great husband you have. Forest green! That's my favorite color. This was a good way of "celebrating" his birthday on your blog. My husband's birthday was last week and I meant to do something on my blog but never did.

Robin said...

Interesting. . . Randy and I started dating on Sept. 22nd and got married Mar. 3rd.

Happy Birthday Tony.

Christine said...

That was awesome! You sound like a perfectly matched pair. I want to hear more of the Visitor's Center story...

Anonymous said...

happy birthday ... I love hearing about happy marriages. and that music you listed off is music I just listed off on a post of mine.

deadchickenman said...

Thank you everybody for the happy B-day wishes.

and... thank you, Beautiful. Made me sound like a nice guy.

I love you babe!


PS. Go Steelers. :)

clan of the cave hair said...

that is a hubby post I can get behind. Sometimes you just KNOW the couple has been fighting and now instead of telling each other they are sorry and appreciate each other, they post cheesy appreciation blogs that the one who needs to be told doesn't read, but not here! Very nice!

Melissa said...

What a sweet post! Hope your hubby has a fun birthday.

Rachel said...

Oh cute!!! What a sweet post to your cute hubby!!! I've been looking through your blog and you're so fun!!! Thanks for commenting on my blog, I love finding fun new blog friends. I'll pop in once in awhile, kay? :)

Erin said...

So he likes meat huh? So fun!

Happy birthday to Tony!

R Max said...

You're right... he has an exceptional nose.

Tink said...

Awesome post and tribute to your sweety! I got some good laughs out of it too--like you talking to him while watching the Steelers! I voted for the steelers to win the Super Bowl, BTW, in our family pool! Wahoo! Happy Birthday to your honey. He's still so-so young! (At least compared to me!)

R Max said...

I just popped in to say I love the Yiruma song you have playing on your blog.

That's all... go back to what you were doing... don't mind me.

Jeana said...

You're in love, that's the way it should be. . . okay, yes, I'm singing that awful song from the Wilson sisters (what was their band name?) from high school.

You guys are cute. Good luck on Sunday for the Superbowl--I allow you to eat Doritos and chips that day. (You can tell our Skinny B author friends that can talk to me if they have a problem with that!)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Such a wonderful post, Rachel. I love learning a bit more about you and your husband. You two obviously have a wonderful relationship.

Also, fantastic that he reads your blog. I am still begging my family to click on the link that I keep sending them. :)


Debbie said...

What a sweet post. Sounds like a great match.

Melissa said...

This is a really wonderful tribute to your husband.