Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The ManTar

1. Who is your man? Josh

2. How long have you been together?
Hmmm, if we are talking from the first time we dated, then eleven years this Christmas break. If we are talking about when we started dating again, then ten years next April. If we are talking about marriage, then six years.

3. How long did you date?
Depends on how you look at it. I'll say, three years consecutively before we married.

4. How old is your man? 24

5. Who eats more? I think we roughly eat the same amount. He might eat a tad more than me at times.

6. Who said "I love you" first? He did, when I was thirteen, behind an elementary school in my neighborhood.

7. Who is taller? He is.

8. Who sings better? I'm going to say me.

9. Who is smarter?
Books smarts, it would be me. Technical smarts, it would be Josh.

10. Whose temper is worse? I'm going to have to say me. Josh has no temper most of the time. I don't even know if mine qualifies as temper, it is more a reflexive response when my feelings are hurt. I'm not an angry person.

11. Who does the laundry? Like Kristin, I do the laundry and Josh does the dishes. I can't stand to touch old food. Blech.

12. Who takes out the garbage? Josh. I feel the same way about trash as I do about old food.

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? When laying in bed, I'm on the right.

14. Who pays the bills?
Josh does.

15. Who is better with the computer?
Well, since I married Josh for the free IT support, I'd have to say he is.

16. Who mows the lawn? Josh all the way. When we see women outside their homes doing lawn work, he always points it out and says, "She's doing the lawn!" and I reply, "Would you rather marry her?" I always win that one. ;)

17. Who cooks dinner? Josh. Okay, it is really starting to sound like I do nothing around here. ;)

18. Who drives when you are together? Josh does. I hate driving with other adults, I always feel like my driving is being critiqued. I think driver's ed left me with some post-traumatic stress.

19. Who pays when you go out? Josh typically does, unless he's busy with the kids.

(the other woman is his little sister, also known as my best friend)

20. Who is most stubborn? Definitely me. He can be stubborn about some things, but I can really dig my heels in at times.

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I usually do a pretty good of staying in the right, but if and when I am wrong, I will fess up. Josh, too. I think we are about equal on this one.

22. Whose parents do you see the most?
Mine. My mom helps out a ton with BubTar and so we are their frequently. Plus, they have a swimming pool! We see Josh's parents just a tiny bit less, though. They get a good amount of face time, too.

23. Who kissed who first? Me, but only because he said (oh so dramatically) "Kiss me, Kyla." and I did. I totally rag on him for saying that the way he did and he says, "It worked, didn't it?" He's right. It always worked.

24. Who asked who out? Any way you slice it, Josh did the asking. Now we have some disagreement on when this happened. He claims that one night, after meeting in person, in our chatroom he asked me out and I accepted, but the next day I didn't remember it at all. I didn't even remember talking to him that night. He thinks I got cold feet and tried to play it off. The next time he asked, I accepted. He thinks, to this day, that I do remember that first query, and I am just too stubborn to admit it. I say, he is delusional. The only explanation I can offer is that I took TheraFlu before going to bed that night, and TheraFlu makes me high as a kite. I could easily have woken up, hopped online for a bit, and gone back to bed and not remembered it. He's not buying it, though.

25. Who proposed? Josh. It was a surprise. He had been saving up for the ring and it was supposed to take much longer than it did.

26. Who is more sensitive? Me. Definitely me.

27. Who has more friends?
Me, I think.

28. Who has more siblings?
Josh. He has five siblings.

29. Who wears the pants in the family?
We share them. I think there are issues we are both passionate about and defer to the other on, but all real decisions are made together. There isn't one pants-wearer in this house.

Tagsies! I am going to pick the dear Flutter because her man just had a birthday and I'd love to hear more about him, Slouching Mom because she recently posted about a day she and her husband unknowingly shared as children, and Beck because she and her husband just shared a special anniversary.



Aliki2006 said...

I love this! The combination of your asnwers and the pictures is wonderful. Thanks for such a lovely, enjoyable read this morning.

Jessica said...

That is great and very informative. I loved the pictures. That last one is so special. You were a beautiful bride and Josh a handsome groom.

Anonymous said...

This is really fun to read, and see! You're both adorable, but you in those wedding photos, breathtaking! The way Bubtar favors Mantar is totally disarming.

Amy said...

That was great Kyla! I too loved all the pics, especially the ones from early one. Yall make a really cute couple :)

S said...

Ack! My extremely private husband is NOT going to be happy that you tagged me...

I'll have to answer the questions without violating his need for a huge amount of personal space -- this is going to be a challenge.

So thanks a LOT, friend. ;)

You guys were meant to be. It's so clear.

Junie's Blog said...

Awwww you guys are so CUTE together! I loved reading this!

cinnamon gurl said...

Oh, that was fun! The pictures AND the answers!

ewe are here said...

This is wonderful! The answers, the pictures, the 'story', just wonderful.

Janet said...

Love all the pictures in this post! You seem outrageously, wonderfully happy together. Congratulations.

j said...

I love this too! I did a "remake" of the meme over at my blog, hehe. Awesome pictures! You two are so gorgeous together!

Christine said...

i love this!

you guys seem so in love. it's beautiful.

Beck said...

You guys are SUCH a beautiful couple - and that wedding picture is breathtaking.
It's so much fun to learn more about Josh! You guys sound like you're very kind to each other, which is a huge thing.
Okay, I can't wait to do this.

moplans said...

oh Kyla this is lovely.
I love wedding photos.
In my relationship I have the street smarts.
I like to tell The banker he is only smart on paper.

moplans said...

oh Kyla this is lovely.
I love wedding photos.
In my relationship I have the street smarts.
I like to tell The banker he is only smart on paper.

flutter said...

You guys are *so* cute. And you tagged me! Yay!

Will do tonight, although we don't have nearly as many photos

Mad said...

Oh those pictures, Kyla! You know, the ones of that little boy and girl. Sheesh.

For the record, Josh is a cutie. OK, now I feel like Stifler's mother.

Oh and I FINALLY put something in the mail for you today. The thing is, I was so keen to get it packed up and off that I forgot to add a note. Here is the missing note: the big thing is for you in case it snows again. The two little things are for the kids. The medium sized thing is for you all to share although now I am tempted to say it's for Josh because it is about as sweet as he is.

Kristin said...

I sure hope that was sparkling cider in those champagne flutes, you wee ones. :)

You guys are the cutest little couple. It always boggles my mind that you've been together for so long.

The pictures are sooooooo great. Love young Josh...Bub looks SO much like him.

What a fun one!

Sarah said...

Oh My God! These pictures are so beautiful and so fun! You guys make a lovely couple!!!!!!

cindy kay said...

You are such a cute couple, and so YOUNG! (See, I'm showing my age, now.) You are the same ages as my two oldest children, who, sad to say, are not married yet, but want to be. But looking at your pictures I can pretend....

~aj~ said...

You and your man are just too cute for words!

epi said...

Awww, so cute. I was totally thinking the same thing as Kristin - the resemblance between him and Bubtar is amazing.

kittenpie said...

This is so damn cute. And um, niiiiice prom picture! hee hee

Mimi said...

Wow, what a fantastic post! And the photos are just killing me. You guys look so young young young in some of them. (Well compared to me, I guess you look young in all of them. But you know how old I am ...)

I really enjoyed reading this!

Anonymous said...

I loved the pictures but going back and reading the words...so much better.

You guys were made for each other.

ms blue said...

I read this earlier and I completely loved it. I may attempt to do this at a later date but I doubt that I could pull it together so beautifully. The photos are stunning. You guys make a great couple!