Friday, September 30, 2011

Getting to Know Judith B




My name is: Judith B

My favorite dinner is: Mozzarella stuffed chicken breasts in Parma Ham.  If you haven't tried it yet- do!!

My favorite dessert is:  Banoffee Pie

My favorite flower is: Tulip/ Gerbera

My favorite hobby is: Reading

My favorite restaurant is: Nando's/ Kubla Khans

A game I like to play is: Uno

The music I listen to most is: Jason Mraz

My favorite thing to buy is:  Clothes for Emily/ things for the house

A book I highly recommend is: Man's Search for Meaning

A movie I watch over and over is: The Proposal

A smell that makes me pause is: Jean Paul Gautier aftershave.  YUM!!

The city I would most like to visit is:  Beijing or Tokyo

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Movie!!  I'm a simple girl. lol.  Or a nice walk

The best vacation I ever had was: Greece on our honeymoon
 
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Ariel- because I would love to breathe under water


If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  Piano/ Italian


What chore do you absolutely hate doing?  Picking things up/ putting things away


When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?  Facebook/ email/ skype family at home.

What's the coolest thing you've ever done?  Depends who you ask.  Sailed the Turkish coast.



How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? At home in Scotland, he proposed on one knee by a wee brook in Colinton, Edinburgh



The best thing about being married is:  Being with my best friend



What do you and your husband like to do together?  Anything, as long as its together.  OK- that's cheesy, we don't like shopping when tired or hungry.  Never ends well!


What would be your perfect day?
  Sleeping past 7am,  Walking on the beach,

What story does your family always tell about you?   Any of my daft quotes/ blonde moments. They don't mind embarrassing me!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Getting to Know Emily S



My name is: Emily S


My favorite dinner is: Pasta Primavera, Eggplant Parmesan, and Homemade Waffles

My favorite dessert is: Anything Chocolate

My favorite flower is: Purple Rose, Ranunculas, or Hydrangeas

My favorite hobby is: playing the piano, viola or singing

My favorite restaurant is: Floridino's in AZ

A game I like to play is: Pit

The music I listen to most is: Classical or Alternative

My favorite thing to buy is: Clothes

A book I highly recommend is: Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K. Truman

A movie I watch over and over is: Pride and Prejudice (Newer one!)

A smell that makes me pause is: Homemade Bread

The city I would most like to visit is: Zurich, Switzerland or Buenos Aires, Argentina

My favorite thing to do on a date is: go to the Nickel Arcade

The best vacation I ever had was: at a cabin in the snow as a child with family

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Princess Aurora

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the cello

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Taking out the trash

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Nap!

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? Speaking the truth

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? My scriptures

What is your dream vacation? A tour of Europe, South America, and Asia

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? Sung "I Need Thee Every Hour" in front of all the missionaries when I was in the MTC and gave birth to a 9lb 12 oz baby boy.

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? I was a Resident Assistant in Heritage Halls and he lived in a hall close to mine. A mutual friend hooked us up. After a few weeks, he decided he wanted to "just be friends" and so I went on a mission. When I got back we saw each other in the Cannon Cafeteria and he asked me out. A few months later he proposed on New Year's Eve at the top of the Joseph Smith Building with the temple in the background. We rode in a horse-drawn carriage around Temple Square as fireworks signaled the beginning of the new year, 2009.

The best thing about being married is: Having someone to share all aspects of life with.


What do you and your husband like to do together? Take walks.

What would be your perfect day? Getting to meet the Savior face-to-face and knowing I have complete my mission on earth sums it up.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? The money that the husband makes he shares with his wife. The money that the wife makes, she shares with herself.
 
What story does your family always tell about you? My younger brother was born very prematurely and almost died. My mother was in the hospital recovering with him and my father was supposed to be watching me. I was two years old and very independent. I asked him to take me to the park but he wouldn't. I left through a hole in the fence, walked down the alleyway, crossed two busy streets and played on the playground in my diaper, alone. My parents were frantic looking for me but a neighbor spotted me and called the police and returned me.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Getting to Know Summer H




My name is: Summer H

My favorite dinner is: Rice with soy sauce, grilled salmon, and stir-fry or roasted veggies


My favorite dessert is: cake/frosting and sees candies


My favorite flower is: Sweet pea


A book I highly recommend is: there are several, but of course the Book of Mormon


A movie I watch over and over is: Emma (the version with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam) But I think I know it by heart so I don't watch it much anymore


My favorite thing to do on a date is: play a sport


The best vacation I ever had was: my honeymoon! (visited amusement park, museum, aquarium in Cali!)


If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? speak another language, play the guitar, make a million dollars quickly


What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? technology


What is your dream vacation? visiting my parents or reliving my honeymoon

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? At BYU, lived in Heritage, same ward. He proposed in Temple Square Vis. Cent. in front of Christus


The best thing about being married is: Having your best friend for eternity and never really having to say good-bye


What do you and your husband like to do together? talk, watch movies, play games

What would be your perfect day? Spending time with all my family and then having my parents babysit for a date night with Phil.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Worry about your faults, not your spouses; Be thoughtful and do everything out of love

Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting to Know Aimee C



My name is: Aimee C

My favorite dinner is:
Macaroni and Cheese


My favorite dessert is: Strawberry Shortcake

My favorite flower is: orange roses

My favorite hobby is: playing tennis

My favorite restaurant is: Olive Garden

A game I like to play is: anything outside

The music I listen to most is: Whip my hair: Willow Smith

My favorite thing to buy is: I HATE spending money!

A book I highly recommend is: Fire of the Covenant by Gerald N. Lund

A movie I watch over and over is: Pride and Prejudice

A smell that makes me pause is: Any-I have a keen sense of smell

The city I would most like to visit is: Madrid, Spain

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Play anything outside!

The best vacation I ever had was: Lake Powell and/or Yellowstone!!


If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Hermoine Granger

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Sing alto

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning the toilet

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Work-out

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? A/C--Heat

What is your dream vacation? Lake Powell

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? I was married in the Temple to my sweetheart with most of my family there and we had our incredible little girl.

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? We met at our mutual friends mission call opening. He proposed up at Park City at my friend's condo.

The best thing about being married is: EVERYTHING!!

What do you and your husband like to do together? ANYTHING!!



What would be your perfect day? Being with Brandon and Beth ALL DAY!!!


What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage?
Adore each other.


What story does your family always tell about you? When I was little I would sit in the back of our suburban by myself and sing at the top of my lungs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Getting to Know Alyse A


My name is: Alyse A

My favorite dinner is: Chicken n’ Crescent rolls

My favorite dessert is:Pecan Pie

My favorite flower is:Gerber Daises

My favorite hobby is: Video Games

My favorite restaurant is: Five Guys

A game I like to play is: World of Warcraft

The music I listen to most is: Symphonic Metal (Nightwish), Enya, Imogen Heap, etc.

My favorite thing to buy is: DVDs

A book I highly recommend is: The Lightning Thief

A movie I watch over and over is: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

A smell that makes me pause is: Rain

The city I would most like to visit is: London

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Dinner

The best vacation I ever had was: Hawaii

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Hermione

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Magic or the Force

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Mopping

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Read or Video game

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? Artistic

What is the "thing"you are most grateful for? My Husband

What is your dream vacation? Europe

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose?
My freshman roommate Rachel said I would get along really well with her brother. We got along better than she thought :P
Proposal: He stole a trading card game card from me and edited it to say “Your opponent must propose to you” and slipped in on my deck while I was out of the room.

The best thing about being married is: Always having someone to cuddle with at the end of the day

What do you and your husband like to do together? Go out to dinner,play games

What would be your perfect day? sleep in a bit,have a nice big breakfast that I didn’t make, play a game of Samurai swords,settlers, some WoW, maybe watch a movie, really good lunch, and my grandma’s lasagna for dinner, and her nut cake for desert, then a few more games with family and/friends.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Selflessness is Key

What story does your family always tell about you? When I was 3, I knew the answer to: “What did Samuel say when God called his name the third time?”

Monday, September 19, 2011

Getting to Know Lauren G






My name is: Lauren G


My favorite dinner is: Chicken Noodle Soup in a Bread bowl

My favorite dessert is: Frozen Yogurt

My favorite flower is: Red Rose

My favorite hobby is: Writing music

My favorite restaurant is: Gloria’s Little Italy

A game I like to play is: Battleship

The music I listen to most is: Alternative

My favorite thing to buy is: Shoes

A book I highly recommend is: The Secret

A movie I watch over and over is: Ever After

A smell that makes me pause is: The ocean breeze

The city I would most like to visit is: Santorini, Greece

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Getting hot cocoa and laughing hysterically…chocolate makes me hyper.

The best vacation I ever had was: Callabria, Italy


If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? “Belle” from Beauty & the Beast. She’s classy.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Ballet, I want to be better at it.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning the Bathroom.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Go for a run or try to relax my mind doing Yoga

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? My eyes

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? My good husband

What is your dream vacation? A Mediterranean or Caribbean Cruise.

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? This past summer, I was out snorkeling a reef in Hawaii and ran into 2 white tip sharks…that was a rush.

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose?
Long story short- we’ve been best friends since we were born. Our parents are really close friends, and they had no part in hooking us up, it just happened on its own ;). We dated on/off through high school & college…we were never “in love” then, just dated as friends…we wrote throughout his mission and with time, he won my heart through writing. When he returned, we dated and he proposed a few months later.
We were in Austin, Tx when he proposed in a botanical Butterfly Garden. He set it all up himself. Butterflies were all around us and we were in the middle of a white gazebo. He had 3 small gifts wrapped. All three of the gifts were these beautiful white shadow boxes he made with seashells shaped like butterflies inside(if you can’t tell, they’re my thing;)). In the very last box I opened, he had my wedding ring in the middle of a seashell in this beautiful glass box. He got down on one knee and read me a beautiful poem he wrote and then asked me to marry him! One of the sweetest moments of my life… J

The best thing about being married is: Having your best friend there for you, always.

What do you and your husband like to do together?
The thing we like most is exploring. We like trying new things: like new restaurants, movies, mini vacations, hiking, and where to find the best sushi

What would be your perfect day?
My perfect day would be a simple one. I’d wanted to be surrounded by the ones I love, close family and friends. Probably on the beach somewhere all day with white horses and boats everyone could ride. I’d want to stay in a beautiful house with big comfortable beds and soft silky sheets. The simple luxuries of life. J

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage?
Serve each other. If you’re always looking out for the other person’s welfare, you’re never going to get caught up in yourself. It’s a simple way to achieve great happiness together.

What story does your family always tell about you?
When I was only 3 years old, I would run around in my slip and ballet shoes singing phantom of the opera songs, word for word and with perfect pitch. Everyone seems to remember that story; best part is we have it all on video, so it’s pretty hilarious.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting to Know Jessica R




My name is: Jessica R

My favorite dinner is: Papa Murphy’s Hawaiian Pizza

My favorite dessert is: Red Mango Frozen Yogurt

My favorite flower is: Tiger Lily

My favorite hobby is: Creating...Anything

My favorite restaurant is: Carabba’s 

A game I like to play is: Monopoly Deal

The music I listen to most is: Country

My favorite thing to buy is: Bacon

A book I highly recommend is: The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

A movie I watch over and over is: Tangled

A smell that makes me pause is: Summer (fresh cut grass, flowers, barbecues, sun tan lotion, chlorine, etc.)

The city I would most like to visit is: Athens

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Mini Golf, Movie, Frozen Yogurt

The best vacation I ever had was: At Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? hmmm.....

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Speak a foreign language

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? CLEANING THE BATHROOM!

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? By eating a Creamie and watching a show on Netflix

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? I’m a good listener

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? My family (of course), besides that, my health

What is your dream vacation? Going somewhere warm (tropical, if possible) and being active (kayaking, backpacking, etc.)

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? Lived in Wymount!

How did you meet your husband? We grew up in the same stake and had mutual 
 friends.  

How did he propose? He took me to a FANTASTIC restaurant in downtown Spokane, then took me to a bridge overlooking the Spokane Falls, said some mushy, gushy stuff I don’t remember, then asked me to be with him forever

The best thing about being married is: Not being single

What do you and your husband like to do together? Hike, camp, mini golf, play card and board games, swim, and watch the Cosby Show.

What would be your perfect day? Going to the water park with my family, taking a nap, eating good food, not doing dishes, visiting with friends, and going on a date with Ryan.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Be patient.

What story does your family always tell about you? When I was little (5 or 6 years) I would get up on the coffee table, picnic table, couch, you name it and do a dance that I called the “Juicy Pride”.

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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Getting to Know Candace W


Candace is the 2nd counselor in the Relief Society Presidency!




My name is: Candace W


My favorite dinner is: Chicken Bundles with Rice or anything Italian

My favorite dessert is: Cheesecake, Cookies, Brownies

My favorite flower is: Gardenias

My favorite hobby is: Jogging, Hiking and Dancing

My favorite restaurant is: Café-Rio, or Paradise Bakery

A game I like to play is: Ticket to Ride

The music I listen to most is: Country and Church

My favorite thing to buy is: Books from Deseret Book or Shoes 

A book I highly recommend is: The Book of Mormon

A movie I watch over and over is: “Tangled”

A smell that makes me pause is: Warm Brown Vanilla Sugar

The city I would most like to visit is: London, England

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Play sports, or go on a walk.

The best vacation I ever had was: Royal Caribbean Cruise to Haiti, Grand Cayman, Cozumel , Mexico


If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Belle

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Learn to surf, or Quilting, Sewing

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dusting

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Exercise, or read a book

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? My hair, or feet

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? The restored gospel of Jesus Christ, Temples and Family

What is your dream vacation? I would love to go to Hawaii for a week and learn how to surf.

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? I would say serving a mission to Santiago, Chile. I also lived on Fisher’s Island and loved living the “beach life.”

How did you meet your husband? I first learned that my husband existed when I was serving in my third area of my mission. He had served in my same mission two years prior and had wrote a detailed description in the area book. He had excellent handwriting. When I returned from my mission I met him in my home ward. We talked about Chile all through Sunday School, and he came over that night to get my number. We went on our first date to a Chilean restaurant and the rest is history. We were married five months later in the Salt Lake City Temple. 

How did he propose? He flew me down to Mesa Arizona where we drove back towards Utah. While we were driving, we stopped in Gunnison, UT, where my grandparents live and he proposed at the local community park. He had a storybook theme. He first read me my favorite childhood stories, and then he gave me a book that he had wrote about us. He had pictures of us dating and he wanted it to be a memory book.

The best thing about being married is: Is always having someone to laugh with and talk to.

What do you and your husband like to do together? We love to exercise, and play sports together, cook, play board games, watch movies, and listen to music.

What would be your perfect day?
To wake-up and cook a big breakfast, go for a hike, or jog. Go wakeboarding, or swimming. Then go out to dinner, and lastly watch a movie together.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage?
Always start a marriage discussion with a prayer and ended it with a prayer.

What story does your family always tell about you? They tell the story of when I got knocked out in my high school bathroom. When someone kicked the stall opened and I had a huge mark on my forehead. It was a great welcome to my first few weeks of high school.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Getting to Know Helen R


 Helen the 1st counselor in the Relief Society Presidency!


My name is: Helen R

My favorite dinner is: Homemade Tacos, Black Bean Burgers, Lasagna, Homemade Pizza, Doner Kebab

My favorite dessert is: Chocolate and Strawberries or Ritter’s Frozen Custard

My favorite flower is: Sunflower, Daisy

My favorite hobby is: Fencing, photography, hiking, playing with my daughter, going on dates with my husband, traveling

A game I like to play is: Killer Bunnies

The music I listen to most is: Classical-Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

My favorite thing to buy is: good food

A book I highly recommend is: The Alchemist

A movie I watch over and over is: Silverado, How to Train your Dragon, North and South

The place I would most like to visit is: where I can see the northern lights

My favorite thing to do on a date is: eat

The best vacation I ever had was: visiting Conrad in England before we were married and returning to Germany to see the baptism of a man I taught on mission

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Anne of Green Gables

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would learn to be perfectly Christlike

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Vacuuming

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Think of new recipes, visit with friends, study in the scriptures

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? My hair

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

What is your dream vacation? Warm… 

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? Give birth

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? I met him in Germany. He proposed in the temple.

The best thing about being married is: eternal love and the prospect of eternal life

What do you and your husband like to do together? Everything. But especially cook, listen to music, attend plays and symphonies, ride bikes, go on walks

What would be your perfect day? A spring one. Everybody is happy, and I can teleport…

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? The honeymoon never has to end. You and your spouse may not be perfect, but together you can have a perfect marriage. Choose to love each other every day. Remind yourself every morning why you love your spouse, and let them know every night why they are the most important and greatest person in the world. And tell everybody else that your marriage is perfect. That way it has to be true.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Getting to Know Jen B


Jen is our wonderful Relief Society President!



My name is: Jen B

My favorite dinner is: I love Cafe Rio, but cooked at home, I love Chicken Cordon Bleu. :)

My favorite dessert is:
Anything Chocolate. Especially it involves Chocolate and Raspberries.

My favorite flower is: Daffodils.

My favorite hobby is: Reading and buying books (I literally have an addiction.)

My favorite restaurant is:
Cafe Rio, or if we're in England, I love Whole Foods upstairs restaurant.

A game I like to play is:
Carcasonne. I also love Scrabble

The music I listen to most is: Celtic Music--It's a fairly recent addition for me and Derek. Or Disney soundtracks. I listen to that a LOT

My favorite thing to buy is: Books. Books. and...Books

A book I highly recommend is:
John Adams, by David McCullough. I also love The Lightening Thief series. And, like anyone of our generation: Harry Potter.

A movie I watch over and over is:
Rudy or You've Got Mail

A smell that makes me pause is: Pause because it's delicious? The crisp smell of fall. Leaves fallen on the ground, cool mountain air, and the smell of hot chocolate.

The city I would most like to visit is: London is my favorite city in the world. But if it's a place I've never been, Boston

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Talk and go for walks.

The best vacation I ever had was:
Last year spending a month in Derek's mission, Croatia and Slovenia.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
Hermione. She totally rocks Except, I would marry Harry--not Ron.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Embroider. I'm trying to teach myself...ok, not really. I bought all the stuff to teach myself, and haven't started yet.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Taking out the garbage. That's Derek's job!!

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
read. or look at blogs.

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? I love to laugh. And I do it quite often.

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? haha...my books. :D

What is your dream vacation?
I'd love to spend an entire month in Northern England. Staying in a beautiful English Cottage, and just touring around the Lake District.

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? I've eaten Rattlesnake. It tasted like spicy chicken!

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? He was my FHE brother our Freshman year at BYU. We wrote his entire mission and got engaged just a couple weeks after he got home. He proposed to me on the top of the High Unita Moutains, right before a blizzard hit. We nearly died on the way home.

The best thing about being married is: someone to check the bathroom when I'm scared---just to make sure there isn't a creepy guy inside!!

What do you and your husband like to do together? We love to go for long walks or hikes. We also love to just sit together on the couch and read.

What would be your perfect day? Get up around 8ish, take my time getting ready, and then spend the entire day in a beautiful place with Derek. Either a cool city with awesome museums, or out in the mountains with a good book and snacks.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Best advice I got at a bridal shower, from my Great Aunt, was to give each other a certain amount of money each month. And the important part is, we can't question what the other person spends it on. Especially if the decision is to buy something for the other person.

What story does your family always tell about you? When I was about 6, I dropped a rock from the tree house onto my brother's head, who was about 2. I was scared I was going to get in trouble, so I said that my sister (who was 4) had accidentally kicked it out. EVERYONE believed me (including my sister) until I finally spilled the truth when I was 16. To this day, that is apparently my defining moment....*sigh*