♥ What are your middle names?
Douglas and Elizabeth
♥ How long have you been together?
Married 2 years on Dec. 30...Engaged about 5 mos prior, July 14...Started dating May 7...you do the math.
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
♥ Who asked whom out?
Jim asked me to go to a soccer game at Grandview with his mom...our first date was chaperoned...how sweet! ;)
♥ How old are each of you?
Jim is 36 and I'm 27
♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
I have step-siblings in Iowa, but the rest are in CO and CA and we only see them once or twice a year. Jim's youngest brother is in MI so we see him whenever we're out there (which is more often than CO and CA) and his middle brother is in Germany w/ the Marines...our time there might overlap and I'll finally get to meet my BIL!
♥ Do you have any children together?
Yup - about 20 weeks along! We love the prospect of seeing our family grow...we'll be the Tri-Engle family soon! Haha...I crack myself up.
♥ What about pets?
We LOVE animals...we can't wait to have a big ole cuddly dog (I want a Newfoundland and Jim wants a Doberman Pinscher) Look 'em up, they're BIG, BEAUTIFUL dogs...though I'm not as partial to the Pinscher as I would be to, say, a Rottweiler. Oh, but right now we have two Oranda Goldfish, named Laurel and Hardy.
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
We have a goal of being in Germany someday as church-planting missionaries. We're really eager to be there, but the time of waiting (and deputation) can be trying, but Faith-strengthening - which is the thought that bears us through it all...and of course, God's amazing faithfulness!
♥ Did you go to the same school?
Well, sorta. I went to FBBC and Jim attended FBTS - which is on the same campus. That's where we met.
♥ Are you from the same home town?
Jim is from Downriver Detroit, I am from hmmm...Vancouver, WA; Eglin AFB, FL; and (basically) Southwest IA.
♥ Who is the smartest?
Who is the smartest: Jim
Who is the smart alek: Sarah
Ok, but seriously though - we both have different kinds of "smarts" and we're constantly learning from eachother! Oh, but he does have to ask me how to spell stuff...does that make me less not-the-smartest?
♥ Who is the most sensitive?
Oh, boy...hands down...me. I guess it depends on what kind of "sensitive" but, I probably won't go a week (or two) without shedding a tear about something or other. Jim tells me I balance him out in this area - but I guess it takes a spaz to do that...because I am a spaz. Jim is sensitive in really important ways though...he gets teary or thoughtful when he sees a precious father/son relationship or when someone gets saved. I may be sensitive about that, but I'm also sensitive about shopping...or whatever. Stupid stuff like that. ;)
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
IHOP - Jim likes his "all you can eat" pancakes...and I like my hashbrowns. Village Inn is a close second b/c Jim can eat breakfast for every meal of the day.
♥ Who has the worst temper?
Haha...me. Jim is seriously the most patient person I've EVER met...hence, marrying me and creating the PERFECT balance. I'm serious, we're polar opposites!
♥ Who does the cooking?
We tag team it. Jim LOVES to cook. In fact, he's in the process of baking his famous chocolate chip cookies right now. He also loves to cook meat and such. I like to experiment w/ new things and he's never averse to trying them!
♥ Who is more social?
Um, me. Did you NEED to ask that? :) Actually, Jim can be pretty social in the right context - he's more of an observer, which is probably one thing that makes him the smarter of the two of us.
♥ Who is the neat-freak?
Jim, but he gives in to my "laid back" way of life sometimes! I like to keep things fairly neat, but I'm not a freak by any means. He's pretty relaxed, too...I like that. In fact, I need that.
♥ Who is the more stubborn?
Well, well, well...looks like I have to fess up to another wonderful, wifely trait. I'm most definitely the most stubborn of the the two of us. But we both have our areas of stubborn expertise. Jim is stubborn about things that count like doctrine and stuff. ;) I'd put up a fight about that, too...but I'm more likely to be stubborn about stupid stuff like yeilding at yeild signs correctly and using my turn-signal...or if a word really counts in Scrabble.
♥ Who hogs the bed?
Niether of us really - okay, okay, fine. I'll admit it. Me. I like to sleep right in the middle...therefore skirting Jim off to the very edge until his arms and legs are dangling off. Well, that might be an exaggeration...or not.
♥ Who wakes up earlier?
Oh, this is where Jim rocks. He's the Early Bird and I'm the Night Owl...though, again, we've developed a balance...
♥ Where was your first date?
Grandview Park Baptist High School Soccer Game and Scrabble at the Worsham's.
♥ Who has the bigger family?
If you mean siblings - me. I have 4 younger sisters, all of which have children (save for the 10 year old) and Jim has 2 younger brothers, one of which has 5 kids. If you're talking cousins 'n stuff...well, Jim's dad is the oldest of 7 boys...and two of those boys (his uncles) have, like, 10 kids. He can't even count his cousins!
♥ Do you get flowers often?
I'm all about flowers...hand-picked, store-bought, borrowed from the neighbors yard...and when Jim spends the money on something like flowers - which I agree, can be a bit impractical - I feel like he's treating me like royalty...giving me something I don't need or deserve...I enjoy a bit of superfluity at times. I guess that's just the romantic in me! I'd say if he thinks I'm worth the extra expense...bring it on baby.
♥ How do you spend the holidays?
♥ Who is more jealous?
Song of Solomon 8:6-7. This was the passage used in the challenge at our wedding. "Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, Jealously as cruel as the grave; It's flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house it would be utterly despised."