Friday, April 4, 2008

All About Steve (A Tag)

1. What is his full name: Steven Keith Parke (aka Bones). I have to admit that the first couple times we hung out I wasn't completely sure what his real name was. Everyone called him Bones.
2. How long have we been married? It will be ten years in August!!!! I can't believe it.
3. How long did you date? A year and a half
4. How old is he? He might not want me to say. He's older than me, and I'm no longer in my twenties. We'll leave it at that.
5. Who eats more? Most of the time it's Steve. Except when it comes to treats. That would be me, hands down!
6. Who said love you first? Does "I think I'm falling in love with you" count? Because I remember he said that first. The actual "I love you" I don't know. Probably him though. I knew the rules.
7. Who is taller? Steve
8. Who sings better? Steve. I am a horrible singer.
9. Who is smarter? It depends on the subject. I'm better at math. He's better at a lot of the other stuff.
10. Who does the laundry? Me. Steve's in his first year of law school. Do we even need to ask?
11.Who pays the bills? (See answer to number 11.)
12. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do. I always have to be on the right side, no matter where we are.
13. Who mows the lawn? In all of our years of marriage, we have never had to mow a lawn. I suspect that by the time we do get a lawn, Grace or Roman might be able to mow it.
14. Who cooks dinner? I do more than Steve does, but he does do it sometimes. We also eat out quite a bit more than we should.
15. Who drives when you are together? Steve
16. Who kissed who first? Steve kissed me before we had even gone on an actual date. In all fairness, we had "hung out" a few times.

17. Who is more stubborn? I can't say that either one of us is really stubborn. Grace is the stubborn one in our family.
18. Who asked who out? Hmmm... good question. I invited Steve along with some other friends to dinner at my house first. This can't be counted as an actual date though, since it was me and three guys. Then he and some friends invited me to go to the park with them to play croquet. Steve proceeded to ignore me and flirt with another girl. (He says this was part of his plan to get my attention.) So this definitely can't be called a date either. Then we hung out at a school swim party. We came with other people but he gave me a ride home. Date? Probably not. Then I invited myself to his house to hang out. Not really a date either. I guess our first official date was when Steve cooked dinner for me. So I guess it was him. But it looks like I did some chasing though doesn't it?
19. Who proposed? Steve of course! After some disceet suggestions on my part.
20. Who has more friends? Steve
21. Who is more sensitive? Me. Luckily I have a great husband who knows how to cheer me up.
22. Who has more siblings? Steve. Six brothers and one sister.
23. Who wears the pants? It really depends what the issue is!

These were not on the original tag, but here are some more interesting things about Steve:
24. Steve's favorite band is Depeche Mode. (Some of you may be too young to know who they are.)
25. He served a mission in Albania, and he speaks Albanian.
25. He was born on a Chippewa Indian Reservation in Minnesota.
26. Steve has started and run three sucessful businesses.,, and Roman Grace.
27. Steve has a degree in diamond grading from the Gemological Institute of America.
28. He's been to at least 16 countries, including China and many in Europe.
29. Steve is an amazing father. He's so sweet and patient with our kids. I've never met a better dad.
30. Steve is the best husband I could ever ask for!
If you're reading this and you'd like to be tagged, then consider yourself tagged.


Meridy said...

That was fun to read! I might have to do one myself. ;) I liked your wedding picture!!

Kate said...

I'm glad you guys kissed before you went on a date because so did we and some people think I'm a tramp for that. Whatever! If Deborah did it, then I can do it.