5 months!

Happy five months to Tyler and I!
I know most of you are thinking, "five months? we hit that forever ago", but for us it's exciting.

This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your spouse, not just you. Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know! ;-)

♥ What are your middle names?
Tyler: Shaw
Alie: Dean

♥ How long have you been together?
Less than a year! We started dating on July 24, 2008, and were married on December 20, 2008. You do the math.

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
About two weeks, maybe? One week of that, Tyler was out of town.

♥ Who asked who out?
Tyler asked me out. Well, sort of. He had the guts to hold my hand (and my roommate’s) during the Emma Smith movie, and I was smitten.

♥ How old are each of you?
our birthdays are coming up in a month, but as of now:
Tyler: 22
Alie: 20

♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most?
Alie’s siblings are probably seen more because they’ve moved up and out of the house, and have families now, whereas Tyler’s siblings are mostly younger. We’re actually going to visit Brian and Mackenzie this weekend in Denver.

♥ Do you have any children together?
Nope. Just the few we have from previous relationships. Oh wait, just kidding. :)

♥ What about pets?
We recently adopted a beta fish named Jamal who must have some sort of infection or disease. Don’t get us wrong, we love him. But he’s much messier than a fish should be.

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Being apart the entire day kills us. We’re on campus going to school and working til at least five everyday, and then have to come home and face homework.

♥ Did you go to the same school?
Yep, but we don’t have any classes together, and rarely get to see each other on campus.

♥ Are you from the same home town?
Tyler: Bakersfield
Alie: Oceanside

♥ Who is the smartest?
It all depends on the subject. Tyler can talk your ear off about anything computer-related, and aspires to be Jack Bauer for a living. Alie can complain to you all about bad typefaces and who’s going home tomorrow night on The Bachelor. You decide.

♥ Who is the most sensitive?
Alie is, hands down. But then again, Tyler was sniffling and in tears right along with her when they watched Marley & Me.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Easy. El Gallo Giro, the best cheap Mexican food in town.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Mexico on our honeymoon cruise. But we tend to go on a lot of road trips, too.

♥ Who has the craziest exes?
We both have crazy stories, but Tyler’s ex right before me tried a lot of shady stuff. Finally Tyler decided he wouldn’t take her crap, and I came along a few months later to save the day.

♥ Who has the worst temper?
Alie does. She can be very stubborn.

♥ Who does the cooking?
Both of us, but mostly Alie. Tyler usually volunteers to do the dishes. :)

♥ Who is more social?

♥ Who is the neat-freak?
Neither of us, really, but things never get out of control. When Alie gets stressed, she cleans the entire house top to bottom, which helps. But overall, Alie is neater than Tyler.

♥ Who is the more stubborn?
Probably Alie. Okay, for sure Alie.

♥ Who hogs the bed?
(Tyler says) Alie steals the sheets…

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
Alie. Longer morning routine. But on Saturday mornings, Tyler always does.

♥ Where was your first date?
First as an official couple? Oh jeez. One-on-one date: Tyler took Alie to the Old Spaghetti Factory, her favorite restaurant.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
Pretty much the same, but both are pretty large.

♥ Do you get flowers often?
Tyler: Never
Alie: Whenever Tyler is feeling extra sweet, and sometimes on the 20th of each month.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
The last two big holidays were spent planning a wedding, but we like to visit family in California.

♥ Who is more jealous?

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
Alie: Three days. Read my journal. I knew he was the one.
Tyler: Maybe a week? He knew, but was scared to admit it.

♥ Who eats more?
Tyler. Alie regularly passes her leftovers to him at the dinnertable.

♥ Who does/ did the laundry?
Both of us do, actually. The entire process is done together, hand in hand.

♥ Who’s better with the computer?
Tyler...he’s got great computer hacking skills.

♥ Who drives when you are together?
Tyler. And he always makes sure to open my door for me (even in the event that I do drive). :)

Happy five months! :)


kwistin said...

(wait for it...)

AAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww! You two are super cute. 5 months down, eternity to go! Congrats!

The Boring Family said...

So sweet. Can't wait to see you guys!