Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Marriage Meme

My friend Wyrdbyrd tagged me for this one, just in time for Valentine's Day:

1. Where / how did you meet?
At church. He was the new director of the church choir. I was a second soprano and prospective seminary student.
2. How long have you known each other?
hmmm... that would be 1988, I think?
3. How long after you met did you start dating?
Not officially until 1998, ten years later. It's a long story.
4. How long did you date before you were engaged?
Just six months, I think.
5. How long was your engagement?
Again, about six months.
6. How long have you been married?
Eight and a half years
7. When is your anniversary?
July 31st
8. How many people came to your wedding reception?
The church one? Oh, dear, I didn't count. 200 or 250?
9. What kind of cake did you serve?
Sheet cake and a Norwegian wedding cake, too.
10. Where was your wedding?
At the church where I serve. We invited everyone to a cake reception in the fellowship hall. Some people came.

11. What did you serve for the meal?
No meal at the church, just cake. Later on we had a "family only" dinner at a nearby hotel. I honestly don't remember what we served. But one of my husband's musician friends played piano all through the dinner.
12. How many people were in your bridal party?
Husband's older son was best man, and younger son read a lesson. My sister was matron of honor. My nephew was an usher, and my two neices were flowers girls.
13. Are you still friends with them all?
Yes, we are family, after all. I think his sons still like me.
14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?
No. I didn't either, but we were both very nervous.
15. Most special moment of your wedding day?
The recessional hymn was a song written by my husband, to Psalm 118. Called "O Give Thanks". My mom and dad got us a suite in the hotel where our reception was for our wedding night. That was special, too.
16. Any funny moments?
My two neices did not get along so well on that day. There's a picture of them both, with their arms crossed in front of them. It's funny now; probably not then. They were both cute, though.
17. Any big disasters?
I can't remember any. No, those came later.
18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
To Disney world with my husband's sons! Later on, we took a little trip by ourselves to Door County. We stayed in a bed and breakfast, and made sure we had fish boils.
19. How long were you gone?
Only 5 days. The Door County Trip was even shorter.
20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change?
Hmmm. It was incredibly hot the day before the wedding, but it cooled down some for the day. If I could have, I also would have taken a longer honeymoon.

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Right side.
22. What size is your bed?
23. Greatest strength as a couple?
We have a lot of common interests: music, crossword puzzles, church, reading.
24. Greatest challenge as a couple?
We have a lot of common neuroses, and neither of us has a lot of money.
25. Who literally pays the bills?
Both of us. We divide things up.
26. What is your song?
We don't have one; I like all the songs he writes, although they are mostly church songs.
27. What did you dance your first dance to?
Don't remember.
28. Describe your wedding dress.
White, sleeveless, long, and simple.
29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?
Not very many flowers, mostly what I carried, and what the flower girls carried. I actually don't remember a lot.
30. Are your wedding bands engraved?
No. But my rings are specially made by a local man we got to know because he also made the rings for a friend of mine.

Okay, now you've made me want to go through my wedding album. You may regret this

And I tag: Barb, Marie, and Katherine E.


Barbara B. said...

Disney World is a cool honeymoon spot!

(I'll try to get to this meme tomorrow!)

Jiff said...

Door County!
One of my all-time favorite places.
This was fun to read!

gartenfische said...

Oh thank you for doing this. It was so fun to read!

Fish boil?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Diane, it sounds like a lovely wedding. It's the time after the wedding that really counts, isn't it?

Diane said...

absolutely, Mimi. It would be great to have a marriage meme that has questions about after the wedding, wouldn't it?