Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Getting to Know Mary H

 Mary is the Relief Society Secretary!

My name is: Mary H

My favorite dinner is: Chicken Alfredo

My favorite dessert is: Cheesecake

My favorite flower is: Gerber daisy

My favorite hobby is: Creating things – either on the computer or crafting it

My favorite restaurant is: Panera (East coast version of Paradise Bakery I believe)

A game I like to play is: Nertz

The music I listen to most is: Country or Pop

My favorite thing to buy is: Books

A book I highly recommend is: Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

A movie I watch over and over is: Sweet Home Alabama

A smell that makes me pause is: Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

The place I would most like to visit is: New Zealand

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Go dancing

The best vacation I ever had was:  10 day trip to visit Switzerland, Italy, Monaco (my personal favorite), France and Belgium
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Elizabeth Bennet

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? make a Strawberry Surf Rider smoothie from Jamba Juice

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Washing dishes

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Reading a book or looking at posts on Pinterest

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? Being a good listener

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? The internet

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? It’s probably not the coolest but I got to help program a simulator to train military to drive a tank and then I got to test it in the hydraulic simulator. (Yes I have a little nerd inside me.)

How did you meet your husband? We met at FHE. During the introductions at the beginning of the semester I sat next to him. As we went around the circle all the girls from my apartment said they were dating “the most amazing guy in the universe.” Matt asked me if I was dating anyone and when I said no, he asked if I wanted to date him for 5 minutes. I said yes so when he introduced himself he grabbed my hand and said “I’m Matt and I’m dating the most amazing girl in the universe.” A week later we had our first date and never stopped. FHE works!

How did he propose? We packed a picnic dinner and hiked the Y. We danced on top to music that was playing down on campus and then he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. After I said yes, he disappeared behind a bush and brought out a dozen roses and an iPod with our songs so we could dance to them.

 The best thing about being married is: Always having someone to enjoy life with – he makes everything better.

What do you and your husband like to do together? Play card and board games

What would be your perfect day? Sleep in, have breakfast in bed, go to the beach, have a picnic, go on a date with Matt (dinner and dancing) and finish with a candlelit swim in a hot tub

What was the best advice you got on marriage? My sister-in-law wrote in our guest book – “When making out in the bathroom be careful not to slip and fall.” Someone else added “The same applies on roofs and ladders”

 What story does your family always tell about you? The time that I sat picking flowers on the soccer field while the opposing team went right by me to score a goal. I was not allowed to sign up for soccer after that. In my defense our team was awesome and the ball never got close to the goal until that time so I was really bored.


  1. haha, I love your story of how you met! Good for Matt. :)

    Also--I didn't know you liked dancing!

  2. I LOVE PANERA! We discovered it in San Antonio...there was one right by our house. YUM!

  3. My mom sends me Panera gift cards which she keeps forgetting I can't use out west! I LOVE your FHE story... one of the best "how we met" stories I've heard! ALSO love the humor in the last two questions :)

  4. I love dancing. I've mostly done swing but a bit of ballroom and salsa. Unfortunately I haven't been able to go for a long time. :)

  5. Awww-I just LOVED your proposal and FHE stories... so cute! I also laughed reading your last 2 answers.