Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Soul Mate Sweetie

Earlier today I read all about my sister Ashley talk about her husband David. It was a lot of fun. Since most of the people that read this blog also read Ashley's you know exactly what I'm talking about! Now I get the same opportunity to talk about my sweetie!

What is his name? Thomas Juergan Kruger

Profession? Senior at the University of Utah. He will be graduating with his Mechanical Engineering Degree in May & will be starting a career soon after that at the Puget Sound Naval Base.

How long have you been married? 3 1/2 years now! We're not really newlyweds anymore, but we still act like it! Ask any of our family!

Who is older? (this question was added by Ashley, but I kept it in) I win more than anyone I know, even though I know a lot of girls that could answer yes to this question. I am 4 years older than Tom almost to the day. Tom's birthday is only 3 weeks after mine!

How long did you date: This question is a little tricky and I had to think about it. It all started with my 28th birthday (Jan 20) and we got engaged in July. So that makes it about 6 months, but Tom was living in Seattle for about 3 months of that time. Then we were engaged for about 3 months more. I guess it's your call of 3, 6, or 9 months!

Who eats more sweets? Well, right now it would be Tom, but only because I'm on a diet. Usually we both have the same neverending sweet tooth. Nummy! I wish we didn't.

Who's taller? Weeeellllllll, we're both kind of short. I always tell Tom if we ever end up with kids they stand no hope. But they'll be cute shorties! Tom's still taller than I am though, by several inches.

Who has more speeding tickets? I think him, since I only have one. But I'm not very sure about that. He's not here right now to ask.

Who can sing better? No idea. Based on the number of times each of us gets asked to sing it would be Tom, but I've been singing longer so who knows.

Who is smarter? That would be Tom as well. I married a very talented and intelligent man. He's very smart and hard working. I'm not a slouch in that department either though, if I do say so myself.

Who does the laundry? Me usually, we've gotten into kind of habit with that. Tom helps me put it away and he does mid-week loads though. He even cleans the bathroom and does the dishes. A saint among men!

Who pays the bills? That would definitely be me. We've learned there needs to be one person in charge of that particular responsibility or things get forgotten. I do it because I have the time and I don't have other distractions.

Who cooks dinner? This one is definitely half and half. We both do this depending on who has the time and the desire. Our favorite thing though is neither of us! We both like to cook on occasion, but not all the time.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I always hate this type of question. From which direction? The right side when we're in it or facing it? When we're in it, it's me. If you talking about when we're facing it, it's Tommy.

Who drives? Tom drives most of the time because he enjoys it so much. It's one of his relaxation mechanisms. Since I really don't care, I let him do that. It's actually kind of nice when we're traveling. I get to sleep, which a driving car puts me into very quickly. And Tom doesn't mind, good for me.

Who is more stubborn? Definitely a toss up. We're both hard headed, but we respect and love each other enough to be willing to compromise.

Who proposed? My loving romantic husband. Such a sweetie.

Who has more siblings? Me. I have 2 sisters & a brother, Tom has 2 brothers.

Who wears the pants? I'm lucky enough to say neither one of us or both of us. We work more like a team. This goes back to the stubborn thing. I'm way to stubborn and hard headed to allow anyone to tell me what to do, but I will make a joint decision.

Well, that's it. Tom, you know how much I love you. You make me very happy!


Ashley said...

Yea! I am so happy that you did it. I have to admit, you did marry a pretty great guy! I am so glad that we all did so well in that area!

Tom said...

First of all, I'm not smarter than you. Second of all, I think you're a better singer than me. Lastly, it's a good thing we work as a team. Neither of us handle being bossed around very well. If either of us had that kind of bossy personality I don't think we would have made past the third date.

Miriam Higginson said...

I agree - all 3 of my girls made pretty terrific choices in the husband department.

Janssen said...

What a sweet post. I wish we saw you guys more. Maybe if we didn't live on other sides of the country :)