Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Love of My Life

What is his name? Aaron

How long have we been together? We started dating in January of 2003 and were married on July 25 2003- so we are coming up on five fantastic years!

How old is he? Older than me, that's all that matters! Actually he is 30, but not for much longer!

Who eats more? Definitely Aaron. A few months after we were married, he sat me down and said, "Sweetie. There is something we need to talk about. You have got to cook a little more food. I have been starving for about a month now!" Who knew how much a man could eat?

Who said I love you first? Aaron- It was kind of funny because he went to Arizona with me to support me while I ran a half marathon (believe it or not- I ran one!). After the race, we were hanging out in the swimming pool and kidding around and he jokingly said, "I love you". As soon as he said it, he realized what he had said and tried to back pedal. It was a tiny bit akward and he was like, "I mean I love hanging out with you- I love being here with you, you know? " I just let it go, but later that night he brought up the swimming pool incident and said, "I really meant it- I do love you". I was so excited!

Who is taller? Definitely Aaron- I would be one TALL girl. (Let's all hope Maggie doesn't pass him up!)

What is his favorite sport? Basketball, Tennis and Golf. I love that we can play golf and tennis (I try) together!

Who is smarter? That's tough. It depends on what you want to know!

Who does the laundry? Mostly me, but we are working on a deal where Aaron is much more involved. Next time you see him, ask him how that is working out for him!

Who does the dishes? We both do.

Who pays the bills? I do. I always have. I definitely don't want him to know everything I spend money on! J/K

Who cooks dinner? Me. Unless it is a breakfast for dinner night- then Aaron takes over.

Who drives when you are together? Definitely Aaron.

Who is more stubborn? Neither of us are very stubborn, but if I had to pick one, I would probably have to say me. Aaron is very accomodating.

Who kissed who first? Aaron kissed me. I thought he would never do it, but I am glad I waited for him to make the first move.

Who proposed? Aaron. He came to San Diego with me to visit my family. We went for a drive and went to Coronado Island, just outside of the Hotel Del Coronado. We were walking on the beach when we saw a shovel and pail. Aaron suggested that we build a sand castle. So we sat down and started digging. All of a sudden, we hit something hard in the sand. It was a big box. I had no idea this was coming, so I seriously thought we had found something that someone else had planted there. I felt guilty opening it up. It was a big treasure box with sparkling cider and flowers. Aaron was ready to open the sparkling cider and I said, "This belongs to someone, we can't just open it". I was ready to rebury the "treasure" when I looked at Aaron. He was down on his knee with the ring box open and it finally sunk in that this was all for me. It was really fun! This picture is from that night. My brothers were hiding behind the rocks taking pictures!

Who has more siblings? Aaron. He has 4 siblings and I have 3.

Who wears the pants in the family? I would have to say me. Sad, but true!

Aaron is such a great man! He is a wonderful husband and I love him so much. Medical school has put some serious demands on our time together, but I love that when we do have time together, we both love it so much. We could talk to each other forever! He is an incredible father to our two girls and they love him so much. He works hard and makes me very proud to be his!


Kerry said...

Hey! Tony and I got engaged on the beach in front of the Hotel Del too! He "found" a shell with a ring in it. I love it! What a great story! I wish I had pictures of our are very lucky!

Debbi said...

I Love it, this is one of my favorite tags, they pictures are great!

Andrea said...

what a fun post katie!! i love it--you two are so cute togther! you were one HOT babe on your wedding day!

Brad Anderson said...

I had no idea in the early 1990's, I was posting up in the paint with such a romantic guy. I would have hugged you instead of boxing you out!
Perhaps I would have LET you make a lay up instead of slapping each shot back into your face.
Or maybe, just maybe, I would have given you my sweaty towel you ask for so many times after the Morgan/Grantsville games.

eRiCa said...

That was soo dang cute and I love love love all the pictures. Hes a keeper for sure. That was way cute how he proposed!

Lindsay said...

Katie, Katie...that made me smile all kinds of smile. You guys are beautiful and deserve each other. So glad everything is great. Love ya and miss seeing you around.

Mary said...

This was so fun to read!! I'm so glad you posted this.

donatello said...

kate-what a lovely tribute to your husband. it made me so happy to read it. love you!


George said...

Happy Birthday Tallred! Your wife sure makes you sound like a fine man! It probably doesn't take much work.