Within Me Without Me

Thursday, March 01, 2007

marriage meme

got tagged for this by aimee! Thanks! It put me in a good mood reading hers, and thinking about my answers....

Marriage Meme

1. Where/How did you meet? We met at work - we were both married at the time, to the wrong people...we started dating after our separations/divorces.

2. How long have you known each other?: just over 9 years.

3. How long after you met did you start dating?: i guess that would be about 2 years.

4. How long did you date before you were engaged?: between 1 1/2 to 2 years

5. How long was your engagement?: 7 months!

6. How long have you been married?: will be 4 years in may

7. What is your anniversary?: May 17

8. How many people came to your wedding reception: 150-160 people - we invited about 200

9. What kind of cake did you serve?: traditional white wedding cake, decorated with green vines and flowers. and a chocolate grooms cake with cream cheese filling - jerry's mom's recipe that we gave to the cake lady.

10. Where was your wedding?: St Helen Catholic Church - the old church. they had just broken ground on our new beautiful church, and there were tractors and contruction equipment everywhere , which limited our outdoor picture opportunities a little...but the reception was at an outdoor park with a gazebo. we got a tent and set up tables inside. it was pretty darn hot (houston in may usually is!) but very fun.

11. What did you serve for your meal?: Barbeque! and lots of it. chicken and brisket, with all the fixin's. each table had a basket on it with bottles of wine, cheese and crackers, and candy.

12. How many people were in your bridal party?: 4 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen

13. Are you still friends with them all?: Yes - one of my bridesmaids i rarely talk to or see, which makes me sad, but she is still single, and just hasn't settled down yet. our paths don't cross much.

14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?: almost. maybe he did a little.

15. Most special moment of your wedding day?: during the cake cutting, we had the dj play the adam sandler song from the wedding singer "i wanna grow old with you". it's such a sweet and funny song, and a lot of our guests recognized it, and had fun with it. oh! and we also had champagne toasts, and we had three people cry during their toasts to us - the best man, a groomsman, and my sister/matron of honor. very touching!

16. Any funny moments?: for the garter toss, we really wanted my brother to catch the garter, because he and his girlfriend had been seeing each other for years, and we wanted them to get engaged! so we instructed a couple of the single guys to "let jim get the garter!" well, they misunderstood, and thought we said "DON'T let jim get the garter..." so when jerry tossed it, our friend jerry m. body slammed my brother and lept for that garter like a rabbit - and he is not a small guy. we died laughing, and jim didn't know what the hell jerry's problem was!

17. Any big disasters?: i forgot the unity candle at home, but luckily it was only 3 blocks from the church, so my brother ran to go get it and came back with about 3 minutes to spare before the ceremony started.

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?: We went to south padre island for a week. hung around the hotel, went to the beach, drank way too much and ate way too much. then went to brownsville to visit some of jerry's family, and went to mexico for a day.

19. How long were you gone? one week

20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change? i would have taken a little more time to plan and save money before the wedding.

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?: i sleep on the right side (from the vantage point of being in the bed, i guess.)

22. What size is your bed?: King

23. Greatest strength as a couple?: Common faith and belief in a sacramental and covenant marriage.

24. Greatest challenge as a couple?: finding time for each other, and splitting the chores around the house!

25. Who literally pays the bills?: Me. not that i want to, but if left to him it won't get done.

26. What is your song? i would say our "first dance song" see below, but really, whenever the song "wildfire" by michael martin murphy comes on, i have to call him and sing it (and he does the same) only because we both think it's the silliest, dorkiest song ever. so there. how embarrasing.

27. What did you dance your first dance to?: "need i say more" by george strait

28. Describe your wedding dress: ivory satin with sheer overlay, strapless with a 2 inch band of crystals and embroidered flowers in pink, blue and lavender. the band also went around the hem, with a chapel lenghth train. the skirt had embroidered flowers randomly placed throughout the front and back. i made the headpiece for the veil out of pink porcelain flowers, and used my sister's veil attached to it. my dress was a little snug when i bought it, but by march or so it was too small! so i worked out feverishly to lose an inch or two, but i ended up having the seams let out a little. i looooooved my dress, and i can't decide if i want to have it made into a quilt, or save it in case sadie or any one of my nieces wants to wear it.

29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?: I carried a handheld bouquet of pink roses, carnations, and lilies. each bridesmaid carried thre pink roses. my bouques arrived with a hideous bubble gum pink bow with streamers on it, which i promptly cut off.

30. Are your wedding bands engraved? What do they say? No engraving. platinum and gold. i got his on ebay ($90!!), and he got my set at a pawn shop (don't know how much, but i know it was a lot less than retail for platinum!) and no, it doesn't bother me in the least that it's second hand.

***update - i forgot to tag people!!! i tag T from onward and upward, kelli, and ksl.



  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger Aimee said…

    "She ran callin' Wildfiiiiire,
    She ran callin' Wildfiiiire,
    She ran callin' Wiiiiildfiiire"

    Oh yeah! We have that on CD, baby!

    Your wedding sounds so nice - we should have done the barbeque thing at our reception because we lu-huv us some good barbeque!

  • At 6:51 AM, Blogger phdatc said…

    I remember it all!! I sweated through my dress. But i shouldn't say anything, I got married almost exactly 2 months later!

  • At 10:27 AM, Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said…

    Oh, shall we talk about who sweated through her dress? I was seven months pregnant as a bridesmaid!! :) It was tons of fun though and I think one of the nicest dresses I've had to wear in a wedding. The only one, ironically, that I didn't feel like the fat girl in.

    I'll do this meme at naptime if I get a chance.

  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger ksl said…

    Your wedding does sound lovely! I will try to do the meme tomorrow if my sister is not having that baby!


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