he said/she said: how it all began

i'm not usually a fan of these "chain letter"/"forward" types of posts, but this one is fun, especially considering how different stevie and i are. i can't wait to read his responses and all of yours when you do this yourself! (wow, i just read stevie's response and it's even worse than i thought. worse than BA, alifinale, so don't feel so bad!)

1. Where did you meet your wife/husband?

He said: Brad & Deb's

She Said: My BFF's (Laurla & Diane) wanted so set us up cause stevie and i both loved "the darkness" and frisbee golf...they took me to a party stevie was having at his parents house while they were out of town. i saw him, thought he was still in high school, and peaced out.

2. What was the first thing you said to your wife/husband?

He said: "nice hippie shirt"

She said: i don't really remember the first thing he said, but the first thing i remember him saying is "if we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?" via a text message, of course. i couldn't think of a clever enough response so i didn't answer immediately, then i forgot to answer altogether. that got him interested-"playing hard to get.' wasn't really what i was doing, but hey, it worked!

3. Where was your first date?

He said: motorcycle ride up alpine loop

She said: good questions. my memory is that of a fish these days...i'm pretty sure we went on a motorcycle ride on the alpine loop. i remember i kept watching stevie in the rear-view mirror and his face looked so cute when the wind pushed it back. and he had a bandana holding down his crazy long hair.

4. Where was your first kiss?

He said:
the makeout room

She said: the make-out room in stevie's house of guys. we had to make a reservation on the white-board. I think we were watching a wes anderson flick, but i can't remember because we were too busy...

5. Did you have a long or short engagement/courtship?

He said:

She said: oh, this is embarrasing. i always said i wouldn't pull a zoobie move, but it happened. so be it. we dated for approximately 2.5 months (late september to mid december) before we knew we were MFEO (as alifinale puts it). or until we realized we'd both better settle. we didn't want to ruin the excitement of stevie's sister's december wedding, so we kept it a secret for a bit. we didn't officially get engaged (cause the ring took so friggin long and we had to make sure my parents were on board. after all, stevie does have a tatoo...j/k) until february. then we got married in april '05.might i add the the majority of our courtship was spent in costume. i'll have to make a seperate post of that.

6. Where did you get engaged?

He said: liz's room

She said:
this fabulous little joint called my bedroom. i bet stevie will talk about this with bitterness: he wanted to take me snowshoeing but i was a butt and wouldn't agree to it for some reason. so, instead he put the ring in a wad of toilet paper inside a box of dark chocolate liebniz cookies that holwonder brought back from germany. (the tp was thoughtfully included to keep the chocolate from melting all over the ring, as he was smuggling the cookies in his north face puffy coat pocket). we went into my bedroom (honor code, schmonor code) and he plugged in his iPod to play michael bolton's "said i loved you, but i lied" and like threw the cookies at me or something...i think he said "so, will you marry me?" i must have said "yes."

7.Where did you get married?

He said: SLC

She said: The SLC temple on a chilly tuesday in april. It started raining just as we finished up our last picture. But it was beautiful and all the spring bulbs were out and the sky was amazing in the pictures.

8. How did the reception go?

He said: super duper

She said: well, i don't mean to toot my own horn, but it was AWESOME! we had soooo much fun. i practically killed myself planning the affair. my mom and a friend's mom did all the food (desserts only, of course) and i ran around in my dress setting up tables and decor before. i looked like a drowned rat by the time it started, but it was worth it because everything was perfect. and, of course, we danced to "said i loved you, but i lied" and my dad and i danced to "time after time." my friends and i all danced like we were at the prom-i didn't want to leave, we were having so much fun. but leaving was fun too, because we had 3-foot sparklers held by family & friends lighting our way. (i think they had fun with those too-swordfights and light-saber battles...). and the cake? only THE BEST tasting wedding cake i've ever had. stevie's aunt bakes a mean wedding cake.

9. How was the honeymoon?

He said:
super duper

She said: A blast. We went to the bahamas and took scooter rides, swam with sharks, ate cracked conch, lost our virginity and i said goodbye to my vegetarian ways. plus.....went to the pirate museum! you know me, i heart pirates! my favorite pictures were from the pirate museum....i'll have to dig those up. Wait-i think i was supposed to answer: "how was the honeymoon? ha, well it never ended. we are so happily in love and every day is such an adventure!"


BA said...

Man, Chicks are so gay.

Anderson Rules! (said to the same rhythm of O'doule Rules)

buddens said...

We had sparklers at our wedding too, but not 3 feet tall! Sounds awesome.

Um, at least your husband responded???

Diane CaƱate said...

I love how short Steven's answers are...classic.

Alifinale said...

Steve and Brian are so related. It is fun to hear about you guys because we were in OR when you guys started dating. You guys sure were fast...zoobies.

DC United said...

Your answers were classic until the very last sentence...which I only read half of before I filled my garbage can with vomit. ;)

{lizzythebotanist} said...

that was the point, dc. that was the point. ;)

AlexisTexas said...

zoobies unite! on that point at least...ahh memories-i love looking back on those times and not knowing steve at all but loving how funny you were about him when you talked about him at work! precious times...that was a super cute post though. even from stev.