Yay, I got tagged! Thank you to Alexa from No Holding Back, who tagged me in this really fun Old School Blogging Post Linkup. It was apparently started up last month by Elaine and Heather. I have been so busy and have a few posts actually pre-scheduled, but had to do this one and thought it would be fun to share here with you. And also, thought I could keep with the theme of oversharing that I began with yesterday’s post!
This month is all about marriage, babies, and bliss, which works for me, but 2 out of three at this point isn’t bad (yes bliss is hard to come by when you have two little kids that take up all your time, but I guess we do our best!!)
- How did your husband pop the big question?
It was Palm Sunday Weekend in April 2004. I had known it was coming, but didn’t know when, because Kevin actually took me to pick out my engagement ring. I think he was going to do a month or so later, but I kept driving him crazy knowing that he had the ring. So, he asked my dad for my hand in marriage (yes he is old fashioned like that) and took me to a local park that has a gazebo overlooking the water. Kevin started by talking about coming to this park when he was younger and how his past was shaped by this. And then he segued into his future and how I was his future. Then, he got down on one knee proposing. Of course, I said “Yes” and the rest was history!!
2. What are the three most surprising things about married life?
One – Stupidly, I thought it would be all fun and no fights. Yes, I know I was naive. After almost 7 years of marriage, I know better.
Two – I also never realized how messy a man is, because my grandfather was mister clean and my mother was always quick to clean up the messes around our house as a kid. Yes, I so am not mother on this one!!
Three – That no matter how annoyed you can get at him, that when your husband looks at you a certain way you can not stay mad at him and will end cracking at more times then not!!
3. How did you find out you were pregnant for the first time?
I had had a chemical pregnancy back in September 2008 and was reeling from that. We knew we wanted to have children and decided we still wanted to try after this. We continued for two more months. I believe I conceived right around Halloween 2008. I was teaching still and had off for Veteran’s Day. That morning, I woke up and took a pregnancy test. I had two more days before my period was to arrive, but just had a hunch and also secretly hoped I was right. The double line came up pretty quickly and remember bringing the test out immediately to show Kevin.
4. How did you choose your first baby’s name?
We had discussed names for both a girl and a boy. I actually choose her name though. It was Christmas Eve mass and I had prayed to my grandfather if the baby was healthy and turned out to be a girl I would give her the middle name of Grace after his older sister, who he was so close to in life. I also just loved the name Emma. So once we found it on March 5, 2009 at my 20 week sonogram, which incidentally was posted from a few days earlier, because we had a huge snow storm that had shut everything down, I knew right away she would be named Emma Grace. I told Kevin and he loved it too!!
5. Describe where you see yourself 10 years from now…It is coming!!
Like to hope that I will be a published and famous writer, but I would settle for my girls not being too bratty as teenagers!!
6. Describe how you find bliss either by using words or images.
Bliss is one word is a warm summer’s day that I can be sitting on a beach with a cocktail with a little umbrella in it. Quite simply, I think of my honeymoon and the Bahamas for this one. For more about bliss, click here.
Now tag 5 of your bloggy friends!
I’d love to read about your engagement, marriage, babies and bliss – and now am tagging a few people on his one below:
- Kera from Nugget on Budget
- Lanaya from Raising Reagan
- Violet from Violet Imperfections
- Julie from Julie DeNeen 2.0
- Kristi from Finding Ninee
- Stephanie from Mommy for Real
Can’t wait to hear more “Oversharing” about Marriage and beyond tales now!!
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