Sunday, October 18, 2009

Questions and Answers Part Deux

In typical Rachel style, here’s a very belated Round II of the Ask Us Anything part of our last giveaway.


Forgive me if I’m a bit behind on bloggy business… we are on week two of being sick.  Though my man seemed to have a miraculous recovery this morning… wonder if opening day of deer season had anything to do with it? (cough cough)

Here’s the next installment of those great questions y’all asked – the ones about Mr. Daddy and I…


Foursons said... How did you meet Mr. Daddy?

I’d been working for a law enforcement agency for a couple of years when I promoted to his divison.  Mr. Daddy had been welding on some I-Beams that day and was covered in soot from head to foot. 


His baby blues and amused grin left me completely tongue-tied for the first time around a boy.  We were friends for almost a decade before he planted that first kiss on my cheek.


JenniferNe said… Where did you two go for your first date?

It’s a running joke by now… we grabbed dinner at Tony Roma’s and they shut down shortly afterward.  Two other restaurants did the same thing when we tried to plan a date, LOL.

We spent the rest of the date walking around the beautiful lake we always post pictures from :)


Both Lisa and Julie asked if people ever thought I was Mr. Daddy’s daughter when we were out together?

Oh girls, you are incorrigible!  After all that angst of trying to get Mr. Daddy to ignore what “everyone else” might think, there really wasn’t much attention paid by the average passerby.  Truly, I think it only gets confusing when my mom is hanging out with us and people assume she’s Itty Bit’s mom – cuz those two are stinkin’ inseperable!



Foursons asked... Do you ever feel awkward with the age difference between the two of you?  Did either one of you have reservations about the age difference? My husband and I are 10 years apart and sometimes it is glaringly obvious.

Not usually.  Only when he’s cracking up with my parents about ABBA, and I’m like, “who?”  ;)

His age-difference reservations nearly kept him from committing.  I can’t say that I blamed him for worrying, but I think both of us knew we had too good of a thing to walk away from.


Pam D said... I just had to ask... other than spewing hot lead down Rach's shirt and searing her girls and then asking to "make it better", what "lines" did you use on her to woo her? Cause that one was so smooth that I just know you have a ton of other ones.

I just knew I’d never hear the end of that, ha ha.  Mr. Daddy would rather tease than try a bunch of pickup lines.  Though I do have to admit his “we’d make cute kids” didn’t hurt his cause.

After we got married, his best line was a single sentence in a text message, “If you weren’t already mine, I’d marry you all over again”.  Yep, he’s a keeper.


shmode asked... Was your wedding more or less traditional'ish?

Love this question!  I was determined to enjoy the heck out of the day.  I commited the grave bridal sin of choosing my dress simply because I’d fallen in love with my mother’s and sister’s gowns and needed something that would coordinate.  (I know!  What was I thinking?!  They looked gorgeous though!)  The dress didn’t fit (you can see my arms pressed against my side to hide the safety pins), Mr. Daddy wasn’t keen on a tux, and it was three days before Christmas.

We had a tiny beautiful and perfect ceremony with only family and celebrated afterwards with banana splits.  Then threw a big reception the next day and enjoyed every minute and every guest.  Way better than stressing over the details – it was completely joyful.

And (ahem) very much in keeping with our personalities :)  A tad untraditional?



Foursons asked... What do you and Mr. Daddy fight about the most?

LOL.  Fight might be a strong word… but this time of year can be a bit frustrating for a hunting widow.


I’m afraid I’m not the ideal, “go ahead and take a couple weeks off honey” kind of wife.  I know, mean.  I try to be supportive, but I run out of steam fast when I’m working and caring for Itty Bit, and being terrified that some hunting buddy will saunter in for coffee when I’m in my skivvies ;)

Curious as to how Mr. Daddy would answer this one, ha ha.


Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy asked... I would also love to know if you have any tips on marriage? Ya know, marital advice?

Yeesh… I am thoroughly unqualified to answer this!

I know there are times I have to step back and look at how I speak and act.  If I wouldn’t say/do those things to a good friend, then I shouldn’t to my spouse.  And man, is it easy to get comfortable and take someone for granted.  That’s kind of my self-check to make sure I’m trying to be the person that my spouse most wants to spend time with.  Is he still going to like me in 10 years?

One thing I took away from the Love and Respect book, was that communication can get fouled up, but we need to remember that our spouse’s motivations are usually not to wound.  If I assume Mr. Daddy has good intentions, it’s much easier to see his heart past the temporary debate.

I bet Mr. Daddy has better advice.  But the guy is crashed out right now after chasing some deer :)


Still more yet to answer, but it’s 1am and this chick is zonked.  Thanks for the great questions.  It was loads of fun to recall some fun memories!

Isn’t it about time you all had an “Ask Me Anything” post? :)


Floortime Lite Mama said...

loved this sooo much
you and mr daddy should write a book about your life together

Ms. Sarah said...

thanks for sharing :)

Brandi said...

Great answers Rach. I ♥ the wedding pic. Y'all look so good together. ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu and your mom do look so much alike and your wedding picture is just precious. Love what you chose to wear. Perfect!

Unknown said...

Your beautiful Rachel...I love the color you chose and your style! You guys are such a neat couple!

Shana Putnam said...

I tagged you on my blog!!

Kmama said...

Great answers. I love the pic of Itty Bit and your mom. Absolutely precious. Of course, you and Mr. Daddy look great in your wedding pic as well.

Foursons said...

Great answers! I still haven't answered all my questions. I got so many and it is so overwhelming!

Lisa said...

Love the follow up, even if it is "not on schedule." I am never on schedule, so I completely understand! LOL LOVE the wedding picture. And your mom looks like she could be your sister, so I could see how that would add to the confusion as well. Love the pic of Dick VanDyke. We live in coal mining COUNTRY, (and hopefully it will stay that way, stupid Obama, ANYWAY) and we see men like that on a daily basis. My on dear Daddy used to come home looking like that every day of the week.

Not to start a political rally, but for everyone around the country that is not familiar with coal and it's working, all this "Going Green" stuff and coal and mining processes ruining everything has NOTHING to do with the environment. It has to do with how the government could make more money for THEMSELVES by getting coal from China. TRUST ME. I live in the Kentucky/WV Coal fields. It's all about the Benjamin's, Baby.

Sorry to have make a post of my comment! LOL

Anonymous said...

Very Fun! ;)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

He does kind of look like your dad in that wedding photo. *snort*

I'm kidding!!!! I think he looks kind of like George Clooney in that photo actually. Was that a compliment, or....? It was meant as a compliment actually. said...

This is a terrific post. I just love you two. You are a great couple and a great couple of people :)

Your wedding photo is beautiful, whipped cream (frosting?) and all.

Sweet, very sweet. (the post, not the whipped cream :)

Alicia W. said...

I love getting to know more and more about you! Great post.

Tina said...

Great post! I love learning about others relationships! Cute wedding pic!!
Oh, and I can relate with you on this time of year. Sometimes I start to feel a little neglected and unimportant!! :)

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