Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How Well Does Your Spouse Know You?

So not to be a debbie-downer, but Chris and I have never really celebrated Valentine's Day.  We are not big fans of Halmark holidays- overpriced meals and flowers.  (Ok, I am a big fan of flowers and Chris does get them for me, but I have no particular association with flowers and Feb. 14th)  

Chris is a wonderful husband and is great at showing me and reminding me of his love for me- THROUGHOUT the year- not just on Valentine's Day.  I love you Chris- today and everyday. 

In fact, our first Valentine's Day together (we were engaged) Chris made me the anti-Valentine's Day Dinner: ribs and corn on the cob.  Corn in your teeth and BBQ sauce all over your face is super sexy...

But in honor of Valentine's Day I'm linking up with The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife for ""How Well Does your Spouse Know You?"

How long have you been married?
Jen: 3 and a half years
Chris: Since July 11, 2009

Where was your first date?
Jen: SEC Championship Football game: LSU vs. TN
Chris: The SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome 12.1.2007

Where was your first kiss?
Jen: Chris' apartment
Chris: The foyer of my apartment at the Mill

Who first said, "I love you"?
Jen: Chris
Chris: Me

What were your wedding colors?
Jen: Red and Black
Chris: Black, white, and red

What is her most commonly used phrase?
Jen: umm, I have no idea...
Chris: "Tell me I don't need this...."
(That is probably true...)

Who is her celebrity crush?
Jen: Tim McGraw (have you seen his most recent picture in People Magazine?)
Chris: No idea, Keith Urban?

If she was ordering drinks for both of you what would you each get?
Jen: wine for me and probably a beer for Chris
Chris: Jen- red wine me- probably a beer, but she might surprise me with an old fashion

What is the best meal she has ever cooked you?
Jen: Not sure? Chicken Pockets.  The first meal I ever made him when we were dating.
Chris: Chicken enchiladas

What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you?
Jen: Anything and everything without meat
Chris: Vegetable lasagna

What would she say is your most annoying habit?
Jen: Biting your nails
Chris: Biting my fingernails

What is the last thing she does before she goes to bed?
Jen: Take a drink of water and set alarm 
Chris: Other than give me a kiss, take a sip of water 

If you could throw out one item of her clothing what would it be?
Jen: Socks that I leave in the bed
Chris: She is pretty stylish and gets rid if things regularly, I can't think of anything. 

What would you say is your favorite thing about her?
Jen: no idea...
Chris: The way she crinkles her nose when she smiles 
(I should have known this...)

What's her go-to drink at Starbucks?
Jen: Grande, half Caf, 3 pump, skinny White Chocolate Mocha
Chris: It's really long mocha, half caff, with skim milk

What's her blog's name?!
Jen: Team Bowen.  This will be really embarrassing if you get it wrong...
Chris: Go Team Bowen
(Ok, in all fairness to Chris the url is  And this is what he types into his google search bar to find and read my blog)

Overall, I would say we did pretty well!

Happy Valentine's Day :)



  1. so, clearly he prefers chicken over vegitables!
    Love that your first date was a football game! Happy Lovebug day to you and yours :)

  2. omg this is so sweet :) love both your answer and that you both know each other so well!!

  3. i've loved reading these posts - so fun! i'll have to do this some time!

  4. i love yall's answers (and that we used the same font colors for this post)! so glad you stopped by my blog :)


  5. HI there. I am Laney and your newest follower. I got your link from isnt she a gem? :D

    I see that Tim McGraw is your celebrity crush. I dont sugggest seeing the ellen show where he talked about well.....I wont tell you. If you havent seen it you'll have to look it up. Tim Mcgraw on ellen - feb 2013 :D I was shocked myself

  6. So cute!! I loved seeing everyones answers on this:)


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