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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


you never wanted to know about us.

A list of random facts about us, as a couple, in honor of Valentine's Day.

**We hate buying cars. We once bought a used van (2 years old) that ran for only 7 out of the 30 days we owned it. It shall never be forgotten. Neither will the dealership.

**We have purchased 2 homes thus far. Both times we feared we had made a horrible mistake. Somehow we survived. Plus, we may have gained a little wisdom. Check back with us when we purchase our next house in 2080.

**Neither one of us likes to kill spiders/bugs. We both do it when we have to. Nurse Boy has to do it whenever he is around. He almost never kills the insect on the first try and he can never find it once he "thinks" it is dead. This includes spiders crawling on the ceiling directly over our bed. There have been several arguments over spiders. Especially the ones over our bed. I am totally serious.

**We are both crazy about our kids. We honestly believe they couldn't be more beautiful on the inside or the outside. If you don't agree, we don't like you. It is that simple! ;0)

**We both hate to clean the kitchen and do the laundry~~two jobs that have to be done ALL THE TIME at our house. Thankfully, we help each other out a lot in these two areas.

**Neither one of us likes to handle the finances. Don't get me wrong, we are BLESSED not to be in credit card debt. (Mortgage, well, that's another story.) We aren't careless, just not interested in handling all of the little details that can go along with running a household and a family. Usually there is one person who enjoys budgeting, crunching numbers, and analyzing their 401K. All we like to crunch around here are carrots. It is the sad, sorry truth. The upside? We never fight about finances. I honestly can't think of one fight about finances. Spiders, on the other hand...

**Peanut butter is a staple in our home. If you don't like it...leave.

**Our dream car is a brand new Town-N-Country with leather seats and everything on it. We will never have this dream car. As practical as that sounds, it still isn't practical enough for our reality. We just can't bring ourselves to buy a NEW car.

**We complete one another. We compliment each other's strengths and weaknesses. We are both better people because of our marriage and our relationship.

**We spend endless hours every month talking about each one of our children. We discuss any needs, wants, achievements, goals, problems, or concerns. We are always reflecting as parents. It is the toughest job we have. Just when we think we have something figured out, we discover we have NO IDEA what we are doing.

**We have a passion for marriage ministry. We feel that God has plans to use us in this area, but we don't know how or when. If it is licking stamps for Gary Smalley's ministry, we will do it. We want to be a vessel and are excited to see what is in store.

**We really enjoy this blog together. We have always cracked each other up and enjoyed playing off of each other's strengths. We also enjoy the community of bloggers that we cross paths with each day. Thank you for stopping by.


Boy Mom said...

OK, so that house is still for sale in our neighborhood, I would come car shopping with you and watch for peanut butter to go on sale at the local grocery store. I'd even let you borrow my shop vac...once, OK twice.

You are just the cutest couple ever! I think you're already being used by God to minister to marriages. I know I'm thinking about all the stuff no one wants to know about Adorable Hubby and I.

I think you have the 8th, 9th, and 10th, most beautiful, inside and out, children ever. I seriously love that we share that love and insight into children.

Love ya :)

Chaos-Jamie said...

I am so on the same page with you on children. mama bear has come out a growlin' a lot lately. Lot's of people are going on my "I don't like you" list.

I've been thinking about you two a lot. I have read some super fantastic marriage and relationship books that I think you should borrow. Since you're both such huge readers and all. ;)

Chris said...

Love-ly post =D

It's so nice to find a couple who actually enjoys being with each other. And your children, I'm sure they're perfect... and I love peanut butter. Please don't make me leave.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

You two are great! Love the spider story. That could certainly be my house!

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And the town and country is my dream car too. But without the leather seats. Leather is sticky.

Mummy McTavish said...

I could tell you spider stories that would make your skin crawl. There was this one that came in our house and... but I might get kicked out then.

I think your kids are beautiful and I eat Peanut Paste too. Am I in the club?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a bit late in visiting via the SWAK carnival, but what a great story!