Friday, September 7, 2012

Five Question Friday

1. What is your favorite fall family tradition?
We usually have a family reunion in October or September - that's probably my most favorite.
But very easily tied for favorite is: our annual farm visit where we love the corn maze, the hayride, the pumpkin patch, the animals to ride & pet. (Pictures in this post are from last year's visit. We haven't been yet this year.)

2. If money weren't an issue, how many kids would you have?
A dozen. And it isn't really the money that stops me from doing just that. The two reasons we will not be having a dozen kids: Philip said no and I can't imagine how we'd drive them around. We are not "we just happen to own a school bus" kind of people.
3. If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be and where would you put it?
I would not. Let's just say I am not a fan of this trend and be done with this question before I get myself riled up and say something I regret.
4. What condiment is a must in your house?
Mayo, spicy mustard, or ketchup, depending on which family member you ask. (Can you guess which condiment is for which family member?)
5. How did your spouse/fiance propose?
Valentine's Day 1998: He took me to the restaurant where we had our first {disastrous} date one year before. He got on one knee. He told me he had something to add to our dessert and he gave me a box of those Valentine candy hearts. My beautiful, simple ring was in the box. He asked me to marry him, I said "yes," and everyone in the restaurant around us clapped. The two girls who had been hired to play the violin were, thankfully, not playing as all this took place. They were rather bad and we still laugh when we think about it.

He showed me later that he had filled the candy box with only hearts that said, "Marry Me" but I honestly didn't notice it at the time. (And yes, if you're wondering, I still have the candy box. Eating the candy was never going to happen because neither of us actually like them all that much.)

That's the official proposal. The unofficial proposal was when he asked me what I thought about getting married about a month before this all took place. And he took me to look at rings a few weeks before Valentine's. So it wasn't exactly a surprise when he officially proposed. But it was still perfect.

The marriage is even better.

What's your favorite fall tradition?

This post is linked to Five Question Friday at My Little Life. 


retired not tired said...

yes the best part of saying yes to the proposal is being married

Amy said...

Mayo = Philip. Spicy mustard = Karen. Ketchup = 2 out of 4 girls.
Do I win? :-D

Elisabeth said...

Our favorite fall tradition is going to Ohio and picking apples and pumpkins with my sister and her family. And all the hay rides, animals and stuff that goes with it.

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