This is our first New Years Eve together…I think before we were dating!
This was taken at a youth weekend with our church
How old are each of you?
I’m 25 and John just turned 29.
Did you go to the same school?
But here we are at Notre Dame! Even though neither of us went there.
Are you from the same home town? No
Who is the smartest?
Can we be equally smart?
Who majored in what?
I majored in Biological Science in undergrad and in graduate school I’m taking Gastrointestinal Science. John is an electrician…so electricity?
Who is the most sensitive?
Me. I cry at….everything: Cute commercials, TV shows, Movies. I cry when people compliment me. So true and so sad.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
House buying has meant no eating out
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Who has the worst temper?
John. But I only say that because John will go from neutral to so incredibly angry in about 2 seconds. It’s not a gradual thing. I get angrier as I think about something, and it takes me longer to get over things.
How many children do you want?
Four-Six. Ya, I’m serious.
See, we look good with babies!
Who does the cooking?
I would say it’s equal. John is a better cook though.
Who is more social?
John, I think.
Who is the neat-freak?
Me, Hands down. John used to be neat. Then he lived with his cousin Andrew and they would leave doing the dishes for the weekend….ew.
Who is the most stubborn?
Me. Which is probably why John has the worst temper.
Who wakes up earlier?
John. He’s up between 5:30am and 6am every morning. Sometimes I will sleep until 8 am. I have trouble getting up before it’s light out. I need to work on that.
Where was your first date?
I have no idea at all.
Who has the bigger family?
John. John’s parents are both 1 of 8 kids. Which means a HUGE family.
Do you get flowers often?
Yes. I’m lucky!
How do you spend the holidays?
Stressed out! Christmas Eve is usually OK. John’s Grampa’s birthday is Christmas Eve so in the day we visit with him and then at night we have my mom’s family Christmas. Christmas Day is another story. My dad’s family Christmas is always Christmas Day every single year. John’s family’s Christmas is Christmas Day every other year. So you’re thinking that’s easy just alternate. But my parents are divorced and it wouldn’t be fair to see my mom’s family every year and not my dad’s family. Before we were married we would go to our own family Christmases. But now that we’re married I don’t know what we’re going to do.
I’m hoping on Christmas Day my family could have lunch and John’s family could have dinner or v/v and then we could see everyone! Because it’s Christmas and I might cry if we have to choose….seriously.
This year we aren’t going home for Christmas. So we’re going to spend Christmas Eve with my friend Vanessa’s family, Christmas Day alone (which we’re excited about) and Boxing day with our friend Matt’s family! Vanessa and Matt are married and they basically adopted us.
Who is more jealous?
Me. But I’m usually kidding. John works with mostly guys, but when he starts mentioning a girl I tend to ask a lot of questions. Luckily for me they usually tend to smell bad…
How long did it take to get serious?
3 months before we kissed…. so at least 3 months. I can’t remember, it was sooooo long ago.
Who eats more?
I do…at meal time. But I think John secretly snacks. Maybe I just hope that… so we’re tied.
What do you do for a living?
Rachel – Student….for life. Seriously. I should get a real job.
Who does the laundry?
John mostly. He does it better than me which I mention here (# 3 ). I usually fold it though. I like folding it.
Who’s better with the computer?
I would say it’s tied.
Who drives when you are together?
John mostly. I prefer to be driven around. Who wouldn’t?
What is “your” song?
We don’t have one. Sometimes when I’m mad at him, he’ll sing me “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash.