About Laurie

8 Things About My Marriage

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.

Sorry for the Novel. I tag: Katri, Rochelle, Chanda, and Lacie. (Man, a lot of you guys are already tagged! I’ve got some reading to do.)

18 thoughts on “8 Things About My Marriage

  1. Thanks for humoring me…fun answers. Love the pics too. That is crazy that one of your friends now got married the same day you guys did…small world. And bummer about the reception- in the end it’s all about getting married and starting your life together anyway. That’s probably why I didn’t care about all the details. I just wanted to get married! I wonder if we went on the same cruise (for our honeymoon)you guys did for your 10th? We did it again with my fam (mom, dad, sis, bro & spouses- no kids) a couple of years ago.

  2. Yes, my mom and I are polar opposites in every way. I lost almost 20 lbs during my 4 month engagement having to deal with my mom so closely and knowing she would not have it all finished in time. It was extremely stressfully. Especially because I paid for the majority of my reception. In the end my mom came through – she was just very late.

  3. I enjoyed your answers and realized we have some stuff in common. Alvin isn’t too far from me, we’ve been married 12 years and we honeymooned on the Riverwalk too.
    Sorry you had a stressful time–hope you can laugh about it now. 🙂

  4. We’ve been laughing about it ever since. I used to tell him how grateful I was that he found me. Which is exactly what happened. Jason and I are very compatible. We have the same temperament, the same values, and the same goals. I’ve felt very blessed to have a good marriage especially since my trials revolve around my challenging kiddos.

  5. Webb Family – I guess it does sound like I was a “player”. Truth is at the time I really cared about my long-distance boyfriend but he didn’t have the same goals or moral values I did. Because we felt so strongly about each other, we kept our relationship going longer than was probably healthy. And for the first time, I found myself surrounded by boys that where spiritual, a lot of fun, and who I felt safe around. I was able to let my guard down and as a result we had some crazy adventures.

  6. So fun to read about other’s courtships! I have decided the church really knows what they are doing with creating single’s wards–I met my husband at one too!

  7. What a fun post! I had to copy….I love hearing people’s personal stories….us girls, we could gab forever about our weddings and birth stories! 🙂

  8. It was fun to learn more about you! I love these tag things!

    I know where Alvin is. We lived close to Alvin when we lived in the Houston area. We actually lived in Friendswood/League City.

    You make an adorable couple.

  9. OOh I think I like those questions better then the ones I did on my blog. So fun! I love the pictures. Such a cute couple!

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