today is sort of gloomy and cold and my toes are mostly numb and hurty.
but garrett and i are going on a date of sorts tonight. and i'm pretty excited about that. also pretty excited for the cute little cystic zit that decided to make a Valentine's day appearance. seriously, when will i be an adult and not break out?
now for a butt load of pictures of me and garrett from when we were mere embryos/freshmen in college to the present.
you're pumped. i can tell.
(i'll have you know it took no less than an hour to get those pictures up and organized in chronological order..since blogger took the liberty of scrambling them once i uploaded them. and also deleting half of them.) but you know, whatever. it's cupid's birthday. it's worth the time if it means i get to be all weirdly nostalgic and gushy looking at pictures of us growing up and falling in love. i also like watching my hair grow. it's a rare occurrence, so i enjoy it when i can see it.
today i'm joining in on this valentine's day link up hosted by The Life of A Not So Ordinary Wife
a few days ago i asked garrett a series of questions that he ought to know about me/our marriage. the first answers are my own. just so you know just how far off or on base garrett was with his responses. also, i just typed everything he said verbatim. it was sort of fun.
kate:2 years, 10 months.
garrett: "almost 3 years."
Where was your first date?
kate: it's hard to say since we never really dated.Ruby Tuesday..?
garrett: "Ruby Tuesday...or a graveyard. you pick."
Where was your first kiss?
kate: on the front porch of the Fawson House in Virginia.
garrett:"on the porch at SVU. Fawson."
Who first said, "I love you"?
kate: Garrett did.
What were your wedding colors?
kate: aqua blue and red.
garrett: "i don't know what color to call it. teal blue? and red."
What is her most commonly used phrase?
kate: i don't even..whatever.
garrett: "i just make crap up." (he's right. i do say that a lot.)
Who is her celebrity crush?
kate: christian bale
garrett: "christian bale"
If she was ordering drinks for both of you what would you each get?
kate: water for me. coke/diet coke for him.
garrett:"you would get a Diet Coke or water..but i guess if you're saying drinks you mean a drink. Not just water. Right? Or should i say water? and if it was available, Cherry Coke for me. Now if we're at Sonic it's a little different.." (i had to cut him off. it was getting cray)
What is the best meal she has ever cooked you?
kate: ranch pork chops.
What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you?
kate:pizza. (the pizza was good. i totally ate it. garrett just decided he didn't like the sauce that day.)
garrett:"THAT pizza. it's the only meal i've ever not liked. so that's pretty good."
What is the most-played song on her iPod?
kate: something Taylor Swifty.
garrett:"Red-the Taylor Swift album"
What would she say is your most annoying habit?
kate:not stopping something when i ask him to. (ie foot tapping or weird noise making.)
garrett: "my leg twitching." (that, too.)
What is the last thing she does before she goes to bed?
kate:check all social media platforms.
garrett: "brush your teeth. because first you take out your contacts and then you wash your face and then you brush your teeth. and then you get in bed and then we cuddle."
If you could throw out one item of her clothing what would it be?
kate:my gym t-shirt from middle school.
garrett: "i don't dislike any of your clothes. so i guess like an old pair of underwear?" (can i just interject that i was so not expecting that..i don't even...whatever.)
What would you say is your favorite thing about her?
garrett:"your Jesus feet. they're just really soft and perfect. but i mean..i honestly just kind of like that you do love me for some reason. that's my favorite thing." (it was weird at first, but then it turned kind of sweet. and that is probably the most accurate description anyone could ever give of my husband..weird at first and then kind of sweet.)
What's her go-to drink at Starbucks?
garrett: "that passion lemonade thing. or maybe peppermint hot chocolate."
What's her blog's name?
kate: Eloquent Graffiti
garrett: "Eloquent Graffiti...but i still can't spell it."
not half bad for never dating, eh?!
that boy, i do just love him lots.
pretty glad he's my valentine for foreva.
i have to go shower now. i have a hot date tonight.
(come back soon to read about how not hot our date actually is.)
lyrics: i'm giving you all my love, i'm still looking up.