1. How did your husband pop the big question?
Well, I just wrote a little about his proposal on a post about the beautiful ring he gave to me a little over a week after he poped the big question. He had asked me on our second date, if I would go back to the States with him when he would have to leave a mere 8 month from that time. I agreed, and we started planning the wedding, or actually, getting his paper work together. Germans LOVE their paper work! But even though we were planning out our future together, he had not actually asked the question. Since the holidays and New Year were ahead of us, I assumed he was waiting for a special day. Well, this special day was a Friday. I had come to his place after my classes and we were awaiting one of his friends for dinner. Suddenly, he noticed that we were out of toilet paper (so romantic, right??) and we rushed to put on our shoes and jackets to run to the Shopette on post before his friend arrived. I was getting ready, when he suddenly said: "Wait a second!". I turned around to him as he went down on his knee, took my hand and asked me the question. I knew it was coming at some point, but was so surprised, and I bawled like a baby. Of course, I said "yes", standing there with one shoe on!
2. What are the three most surprising things about married life?
Difficult question. First, I guess, to realize what "for better and for worse" really means. We have had some rough patches in our marriage, but always worked it out. There were moments when walking out might have seemed the easiest way, but I cannot imagine being without that man any more, so there is nothing as bad as being without him!
Second, that relationships to get better with age. I have gotten to know him so well, we sometimes don't even have to say a word but still know what the other one thinks or wants to say. Even on random stuff, it's so funny sometimes!
Third, I'd say that I am really surprised that this guy managed to deal with me for over 7 years!! :-)
3. How did you find out you were pregnant for the first time?
I was eating pickles and salsa by the spoon, so the hubby thought it would be a good idea to ask the stick-gods for their opinion. I took the test first thing in the morning on a Sunday and way to nervous to look at it. Richard had to go and check for the result, and when he told me, I jumped on the bed :-)
4. How did you choose your first baby's name?
Honestly? We chose it on our first date :-) We were talking kid's names; my favorite girl's name was Lily, his Miranda, and we thought that it sounds nice together. That was back in the day when no-one would call their kid "Lily"; three years later, it had become an "in"-name without me even knowing, because I never researched girl's names during the pregnancy as we had already decided.
5. Describe where you see yourself in 10 years.
Well, by then, the German bureaucracy will hopefully have allowed us to build our house, so definitely living in our own little slice of house. I would like to have at least one promotion under my belt by then (it's not that easy at my work to get promotions, it's more like applying for a higher-grade job) and hopefully made our Violet a big sister, too. But basically, I just wish for all of us to be happy and healthy.
6. Describe how you find bliss using words or images.
Well, there's waking up to a huge Violet-kissy in the morning, getting a surprise little back-rub from the hubby, having Lily run me over with a big hug after stepping in the apartment after work. My family is my life and bliss..
I'd like to invite any and all of you to join in the fun and answer those few question!! Enjoy!
If you have any other questions for me, just ask and I'd be happy to answer them in an upcoming post!!
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