Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Yesterday, Brittany over at Living in the Moment shared a survey that I thought was really fun. She tagged anyone who was interested, so I thought I'd join in! It's about me and Luke instead of just me :-)

~What are your middle names?
Luke and Lynn. What? You thought his first name was Luke?? Actually, his first name is Thomas because he was named after his dad. So he goes by his middle name.

~How long have you been together?
Married for 1 year and 3 months, together for 5 years and 2 months :-)

~How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We knew each other through mutual friends for probably 9 or 10 years before we started dating. But we were more or less acquaintances. We really KNEW each other for about three months before we started dating.

~Who asked who out?
Luke asked me out.

~Who made the first move?
Him, simply because I believe that's the guy's territory. I'm pretty traditional when it comes to dating and gender roles.

~How old are each of you?
He's 25 and I'm 24. I'll be 25 in 3 weeks, though on November 6 :-) He's just about exactly 6 months older than me.

~Did you go to the same school?
Nope, although we lived less than 5 minutes from each other for most of our lives. He was homeschooled all the way through 12th grade, and I went to Malone University while he went to our local branch of Kent State University.

~Are you from the same home town?
Yep...well, I've lived here forever, and he's lived here since he was in early elementary school. It's a tiny little town, and we both love it. We love living in the country, and we will probably always live here :-) It's the perfect place to raise a family!

~ Who is the smartest?
I'd say it's pretty equal. I did score 1 point higher than him on the ACT ;-) I'm the nerdy book-smart one, and he's the savvy street-smart one. So together we make a good team :-)

~Who majored in what?
I majored in early childhood education, and he majored in horticulture.

~Who is the most sensitive?
Umm...ME. by a LOT.

~Where do you eat out most as a couple?
We have a Sunday tradition where we eat at a little restaurant called The Hot Dog Shoppe. They serve breakfast on Sundays, so sometimes we get that and sometimes we get their AMAZING cheeseburgers and chili cheese fries. JC, one of our best friends, usually comes with us. It's like a tradition :-) Although when we start having kids I want to make the biggest, best meal of the week on Sundays and make it a big family affair instead of going out. I'm rambling.

~ Where is the furthest you have traveled as a couple?
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We definitely need to change that one soon! Myrtle Beach is a 12 hour drive from us, so that's a little pathetic.

~Who has the worst temper?
I'd say we probably tie here too. Neither of us really has an explosive temper. We're the kind of people who let things build up until it pretty much eats at us, and we just randomly explode. It doesn't happen very often. Unless it comes to sports...then Luke has a temper 10 times worse than mine!

~How many children do you want?
I want 4 or more. Luke wants 3 or less. So I figure one of us will change our minds once the kids start coming. I'll probably decide that 3 is enough :-)

~Who does the cooking?
Me. Luke's always the one who grills, though.

~Who is more social?
Probably Luke. We can both be a little shy and quiet. I'm more talkative, but he's more outgoing. So I think that makes him more social...??

~Who is the neat freak?
I'm more of one, but I don't think either of us really is one though. I LOVE a clean house, but definitely fall short a lot in keeping one!

~Who is the most stubborn?
Probably Luke again. Sometimes it drives me crazy :-P

~Who wakes up earlier?
Me. He wakes up when I'm out the door for work. In the summer he does because I don't have to work!

~Where was your first date?
To Tinseltown to see "The Village." Neither of us really liked the movie that much, but it was still a great date!

~Who has the bigger family?
Immediate family? Luke. He has 2 sisters and I only have 1. Extended families are probably about the same...his might be a little bit bigger.

~Do you get flowers often?
No. He knows I prefer chocolate!!! ;-)

~How do you spend the holidays?
We are both blessed with big, loving families, so we usually spend holidays jumping back and forth between about 5 different locations to visit family (and eat delicious food!) :-) And then we come home and crash. I wouldn't have it any other way, though!

~Who is more jealous?
Sadly I have to admit that I'm definitely the jealous one. While we were dating there were a few incidents with ex-girlfriends that caused the jealousy (not on Luke's side! I don't want it to sound like he ever cheated on me in his mind or his heart, because I know he would never do that!) It happens when your husband has like 10 exes :-P I'm glad he chose me in the end :-) Now that we've been married, the jealousy has gone away.

~How long did it take to get serious?
Not long at all. I remember thinking I would marry him even before our first date. We first said "I love you" after two months of dating, and talked about marriage about 6 months into our relationship. We must be pretty patient since we waited until we had been dating almost 4 years to get married!!

~Who eats more?
I weigh about 60 or 70 lbs less than Luke, and I probably eat almost as much as him. That's just wrong! He probably does beat me by a little bit, but it's close! What can I say...I love food!

~What do you do for a living?
I'm a special ed aide (actually, let's just be honest and say that I'm a special ed. teacher who gets paid an aide's wages :-P) And he works for the parks and recreation department in a city nearby. He gets to do all kinds of fun jobs like build decorative walls, mow the lawn, fix things, Clean up all over the parks, line and maintain baseball fields, and clean up duck poop at the pond. I think that last one's his favorite. I mean LEAST favorite! Oh, and in the winter he gets to shovel and blow snow off the sidewalks. Every day. He doesn't like doing that, either! He loves his job overall, though!

~Who does the laundry?
Sometimes he'll throw a load in or transfer one to the dryer, but I do ALL the folding. So me, pretty much.

~Who's better with the computer?
Definitely him. I'm clueless.

~Who drives when you are together?
He does 99% of the time. I have driving anxiety and he makes fun of my unagressive driving. Remember, I'm the sensitive one, so that usually makes me cry. So I just try to avoid driving when he's in the car :-)

~What is "your" song?
We danced to "When God Made You" by Newsong and Natalie Grant for our first dance. I love it and think it's so sweet! But our ringtone for each other has always been "I wanna grow old with you" by Adam Sandler from the movie "The Wedding Singer." So I've always kind of thought of that as "our" song, too! The lyrics are so sweet and always make me laugh.

Wow, I always write way too much with these things! That was fun, though! I hope you feel like you know us a little bit better.

And I tag anyone who wants to do this! I would love to learn more about you and your significant other :-)

Don't forget about my photo scavenger hunt!! Be taking those pictures :-) Someone asked me today if the picture has to be taken this month. That is a good question, and I have decided that it doesn't matter when the picture was taken, as long as you can take credit for it.


  1. This was a fun read, I enjoyed learning more about you!=)

  2. What a great way to learn about you two! And for being so truthful with it all! :-)

  3. Love it! Love it! Glad you played along!

  4. I loved doing this survey. It's soo cute! :)

    I left something for you on my blog!

  5. oh I love reading these things!!

  6. THose things are always fun to read and learn about people. I love the song "when God made you!"


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