Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Guy

1. Where did you meet?

We were in the same ward at BYU. His roommate was my home teacher.

2. How long did you date before you were married?

We dated for a mere 30 days before we were engaged. Then a scant 4 months later we were married.

3. How long have you been married?

13 years. Wow.

4. What is your favorite feature?

Oh. This is difficult. I love his smile and his hands, but he's got a great little tushie too.

5. What is your favorite quality he has?

The thing that impressed me the most about Troy when we first me was his love of the Savior and total acceptance of himself and others. Troy has this amazing ability to see the hidden potential in others and always look for the good in them.

He still does this, and I love him for it.

Even when I find it completely annoying. Because, obviously, this is NOT how I am.

6. Does he have a nickname for you?

He calls me sweetheart and honey...and because I call him Charlie Brown (think Lucy pulling the football away from poor, dopey Charlie Brown)...he calls me his little red headed girl.

7. What is his favorite color?

Blue, blue, and then more blue. In case you didn't know, and I kid you not, Troy has about 50 blue shirts.

8. What is his favorite food?

Oh. Depends on his mood, but he has a major passion for Tony Roma's ribs. And since they have one in Spain (and not here in DC), he is VERY excited to go!

9. What is his favorite sport?

Oh. I don't know. I am very thankful that he doesn't watch sports. But, he did play football in high school and once a year, or so, he might even play golf.

10. When and where was your first kiss?

We were sitting on the couch in my living room at BYU. We were watching "It Could Happen to You" after having come back from Preference. Charlene and her date were sitting on the floor in front of us, and Troy snuck in a little kiss. Still makes me smile.

11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?

I don't know if we would answer this the same way. I love just being with Troy, going out to dinner, to the movies, or to the temple. I love it when I have him all to myself, so he can focus on ME. It doesn't happen too often, so I really cherish it when it does.

12. Do you have any children?

Yes, six. And yes, he does want more. Heaven help me.

13. Does he have a hidden talent?

LOL! Yes. He can tie a cherry into a knot just using his tongue. He's actually quite proud of this talent, and will perform on demand.

He can also still do a backflip.

14. How old is he?

35. Old fart.

15. Who said I love you first?

He did. We were speaking on the telephone and at the end of the conversation he said, "I Love You" and quickly hung up. I sat the phone down and looked at Charlene and said, "I think he just said I love you, but I'm not sure."

16. What is his favorite type of music?

I think Troy is pretty eclectic, but he really enjoys Gershwin, at least while playing the piano. And as many of you know, he has a fondness for Christian Rock.

17. What do you admire most about him?

Wow. This is hard. I admire what a hard worker he is...he is tireless, and works really hard to provide for his family. I also really admire his optimism. It has taken years, but I don't find it TOTALLY horrible when he is optimistic in the face of my gloom and doom attitude.

18. Will he read this?

Yes. And he can think of how much I love him and miss him.

And maybe, he might even leave a comment.

I know you girls hate tags, but I want to hear about your guys. So I tag Andrea, Melanie, Lisa, Kelli, and Kim. I could go on, but if you read this, let's hear about your guy!!!


Charlene said...

aww...what a great guy you have. How lucky for him to have you in his life!

Puhlman said...

OK Denise. Is this me Lisa or the other two or three you have on your blog. I always wonder that.

Denise said...

Always YOU Lisa!

Emily Merchant said...

So sweet. If only he were around more to be enjoyed...

Lara said...

I love that beautiful scrapbook page and I enjoyed seeing a little glimpse into your other half! What a great guy he is!

Tamee said...

We must do Tony's ribs for Bond night. I LOVE a good rib too.
Ahhh so sweet to hear little things about Troy.

Kimber said...

You really do have a great guy! I accept your tag; just give me a couple of days to post :)

Jen said...

I love the picture!
Such a sweet post.

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