Mique tagged me for 8 things about my marriage. So here goes…
Where did you meet your husband? At a country dance club in Alvin, Texas. A bunch of people from the Singles Ward (young adult church group) met there.
What was the first thing you said to your husband? I don’t remember. I had a long-distance boyfriend I was trying to ditch as well as flirting with a couple other guys at the time. The first conversation I remember having with him happened at a Houston Astro’s Baseball game. I was flirting with this one guy and he wasn’t giving me enough attention. So I left that group and sat next to a mutual friend of ours and Jason was sitting next to him.
Where was the first kiss? First date? Jason asked me out ironically at my “official first date” Adam’s house. I know so funny. No, he wasn’t there he was serving a mission for our church. Anyway, it was the 4th of July, and a bunch of us had spent the day at the beach and then met at Adam’s house. We played softball, ate, etc. Later that evening, my friend was chasing me around threatening to stuff watermelon down my pants (yeah I was really mature) and I grabbed Jason as a shield. He wouldn’t help me but told me he’d make it up to me. When the night calmed down Jason came up to me later and asked me if he could make it up to me by taking me to the George Straight concert. I said “yes” and haven’t stopped since. 😉
As far as our first kiss goes, it was 3 dates later after he took me to the circus. It was awkward and we still laugh about it today. Luckily, we’ve perfected it over the 13 years we been together.
Did you have a long or short courtship/engagement? We dated for 9 months and were engaged for 4 months. Our courtship was a wild ride. Mainly because he found me when I was having the time of my life. I was in complete denial that I would marry young and had a difficult time coming to terms with it. Once I realized he was my soul mate and could not risk living life without him, we got engaged. Looking back I’m really glad that he saw me at my worst and I saw him at his worst. It made being married a lot easier. We didn’t have a hard first year of marriage – I think it’s because we got it all out while we were dating. (ha ha)
Where did you get engaged? Jason took me to a park and proposed. It was lame. We both admit it. Nothing like Mique’s! The thing is that we were both so tired of discussing it, that once I decided I wanted to marry him, why wait.
Where did you get married? We got married at the Dallas temple on August 18, 1995. My 12 year anniversary is this weekend. Turns out that our friends here in Keller (that we met 2 years ago) got married there on that same day. I know, totally crazy. I remember seeing her wedding dress while in the brides room. (I was wishing I had decided on short sleeves like her’s instead of the traditional long sleeves. Boy, it was a hot day.)
How did the reception go? It went fine if you consider my mom insisted on making my dress, the bridesmaid’s dresses, decorating the church, and making both cakes. Even though I gave her 4 months, she procrastinated. She ended up gluing lace onto my dress, not finishing my wedding cake, and showed up 1 1/2 hours late to the reception making my receiving line very late. Other than that, it was the party Jason and I wanted it to be.
How was the honeymoon? Fine. We went to San Antonio and celebrated on the river walk. Jason made it up to me for our 10 year anniversary and took me on an amazing Carribean Cruise.