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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Husband Tag

My friend JACKIE tagged me to answer these questions about my Sweetie. I invite any of you to consider yourself tagged if you would like to do this. I specifically tag DOROTHY, DARLA, SHELLEY, and SUZANNE just 'cause I want to!!!! ha ha (Do it if you wish!!!) Here's my answers about George. The picture above has always been one of my fav's. It was taken while we were on a walk on the cart path at Druid Hills Golf Course near our home. More pictures are below the Q&A's.

1. What's your husbands name? George Emery Adams

2. How long have you been married? 8 yrs. on June 23

3. How long did you date? Not very long; It was truly love at first sight. Our first date was Marcy 29, 2001, and we were married on June 23, 2001.

4. How old is he? will be 67 on March 9

5. Who eats more sweets? Neither of us eat many sweets; George eats a small piece of dark chocolate every day for his cholesterol.

6. Who is a better singer? Well, since I majored in Voice (many moons ago), I used to sing better. But --after my vocal cord problems, I don't sing anymore much. SO--I guess we both enjoy singing about equally these days!

7. Who is smarter? George DEFINITELY; I always wanted to marry a man who was smarter than I am... He's the smartest person I've ever known!

8. Who does the laundry? I do the laundry--but he always helps when we hang clothes on our racks and in the garage (to keep from using the dryer so much).

9. Who pays the bills? I write all of our checks--but George keeps track of everything on his computer Quicken program.

10. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you stand at the bottom of the bed, I'm on the right. We have a wonderful king-sized bed!!!

11. Who mows the lawn? George does--but there is a good reason!!!! He bought an electric lawnmower (which is wonderful) --but the darn thing weighs at least a million pounds. I can't push it!!!! (Is that a good enough excuse???? ha)

12. Who cooks dinner? We do it together--although George enjoys cooking (from scratch) more than I do. He usually is in charge of our entrees --and I do the veggies and salads. He has cooked for years and keeps a long list on his computer showing various recipes. SO---I'm lucky to get a delicious entree everyday (such as Chicken Cordon Bleu, etc.)... I'm a blessed woman!

13. Who drives? George does almost all of the driving --since we have a Prius and he is a slow driver to help get better gas mileage. When I drive, I have a heavy foot--if you know what I mean!!! ha

14. Who is the first to say they are wrong? We both are very aware of each other's feelings--and we both spend our lives trying to do what we can to please each other.

15. Who kissed who first? It was MUTUAL---and our first kiss was on April 21, 2001 on a blanket in a field at Fall Creek Falls State Park. What a magical day!!!

16. Who asked who out first? Well--this has a complicated answer. I was teaching a Bible Study (Experiencing God) at our church. He was in the class. Since his job took him out-of-town during that study, "I" suggested that we get together sometime and I would help him catch up with the study. HE invited me to go to dinner --and I thought we were just going to discuss the Bible Study that night. HA HA HA---Once we started talking, the Bible Study never even came up in the conversation the entire two hours. We were just so comfortable with each other ---and that night was the beginning of the rest of our lives together. (Don't ask George though about the TWO times he asked me out after that night and I said NO... I did have two good excuses, but he still gives me a hard time about saying NO.)

17. Who wears the pants? He would say ME and I would say HE.... Ha ha ---We don't have just a 50/50 relationship---it's a 100/100 relationship. My friend Judy cannot believe that George and I truly do enjoy being together 24/7. Most couples don't have that kind of relationship. George and I really are blessed to have found each other.

This picture above was taken when we were visiting Edgar Evins State Park (TN). The sun was beginning to set while we were at the lake--and it was such a beautiful evening.

This picture of George was taken when we visited Fort Harrod at Harrodsburg, KY.

I saved the best 'til last!!!!! Isn't he a HOOT? We were taking pictures ---and I think George was ready to get that session OVER WITH. Ya think????? ha ha ha

I'll close this post by saying that this is the story of a silly, fun-loving, crazy, mountain girl from Virginia who fell in love with an academic, computer geek, book-worm, farm boy from Indiana. She brought him out of his inner-self, and he slowed her down a bit and helped her smell the roses (literally)!!! Life is GREAT--what more can we say!


Kim said...

Wonderful pictures and interesting info regarding your husband. I loved reading the part of your conversation after your Bible Study. It does sound like true love indeed! Congratulations for finding it.

Peggy said...

What a blessing to have such a talented loving, caring hubby! But I think he is very blessed too to have you for a wife. Thanks for sharing as I really enjoyed reading your list,

Unknown said...

What a wonderful post. I will be honored to post about my great husband as well.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so cute and funny Betsy. I am honored that you tagged me and I will get to it very soon.
you two have just the best relationship....you are so very lucky!!!!!
love the pictures...that George is cute and funny.

Cedar ... said...

Betsy that is a beautiful post! Hugs to you both!

Natalie said...

You guys have a truly wonderful relationship! And your husband and I share a birthday!

NCmountainwoman said...

I'll bet eharmony would never have matched the two of you and yet things seem to be so harmonious. I'm always interested in knowing more about fellow bloggers. Nice post.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I think you've got "a keeper" there, Betsy! :) Sweet post.

Mary said...

A very nice tribute to George and your marriage :-)

Connie said...

You truly are blessed Betsy. And I bet George is a hoot! Enjoyed your blog.

Janie said...

You two sound like the perfect team. Your blog reminds me that I want to do a Valentine blog for my honey!

SmilingSally said...

Aw, what a good love story. You sound like a good match!

Neal said...

Now I know you wear the pants...don't give me a political answer. :) I may have to answer those questions. BTW, Rose has her blog back!

Dorothy said...

Hi Betsy,
Thanks for the tag. I'll get mine posted soon.
I enjoyed reading about George and I agree that you are blessed! It sort of reminds me of 'our story'.

Susie said...

Betsy that was fun to read! God sure gave you both a wonderful gift of each other. Hope you guys have a great day!

Anonymous said...

What a great post. I think it's great that George cooks for you. I taught my son how to cook and bake.

Anonymous said...

I love this meme Besty. I haven't seen one on our hubby. I will try and do this for my next post

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading this so much. You certainly are very blessed to have each other and its an honor to know you both.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: What wonderful insight into your life with George.

Diane said...

How sweet and wonderful. You guys are amazing.

I Am Woody said...

What a wonderful post! Leaves me a little teary eyed.....

Cicero Sings said...

A fun read Betsy! You and George are a great match. My Sweetie and I are happy to be together 24/7 too. We do most everything together. My friend thinks we are joined at the hip!

Shelley said...

You and George have such a great love story!! I love how you said your partnership is 100/100 and also that you enjoy being together 24/7. You both obviously compliment each other very well. Be careful w/ that lead foot Betsy!(I have one too! Makes Greg nervous! ha,ha!)
You are both such an inspiration - hugs to you!!

Dorothy said...

Betsy, I have my post up about the Husband Tag.

Dianne said...

I feel like I know George now! Great pictures and especially the last one. Really nice looking couple!

Anonymous said...

Oh you two are just so cute!!!

Betty said...

Hi Betsy,

What a great relationship you and George seem to have. I enjoyed reading all your answers to the questions. Nice pictures, too.

I was just going to write you about your weather when you left a comment on my blog today telling me all you have had was high winds. Same here and some rain.

Have a good rest of the day, Betsy.

Kathleen McQueen Wright said...

That was a fun read
10. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you stand at the bottom of the bed, I'm on the right. We have a wonderful king-sized bed!!!


Jackie said...

Awww, Betsy, what a wonderfully sweet post about your hubby. I'm kinda embarrassed I didn't elaborate more on mine about what a terrific guy my Roger is, lol

Rose said...

Great post...I enjoyed it a lot.

Lorelei and her mom are supposed to come home tomorrow was the last plans. I was just thinking about calling and seeing how the rest of the day has gone though.

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful story of 'Love at First Sight'. How happy you two are---how wonderful you found each other. I hope to find a man as courageous as GeorgeLOL.

BTW: Kylee is 15 and has been riding all her life as her mother and grandmother. I always said my kids roade before they were born--true!!
I have posted many pictures of Kylee and her horses many time, so if you go into my archives you will see her. MB

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a sweet romatic story. Thank-you for sharing this. Our anniversary is the 22nd of June. We have been married 35 years. I too like to be with my husband and when he retires we will be together24/7. I am so looking forward to that. have a great night...m.

Jen said...

You 2 were made for eachother!
Great post!

Anonymous said...

Great post. I really enjoyed reading it. Your 2 are a perfect pair. George is older than me. he he. Him March 9, me March 29. Also we share another date of March 29. It's amazing how things fall on the same date.
May you both continue to have the happiest days ever.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Kallen-- Thanks.... It's true... The Bible Study never came up in the 2-hour conversation. Amazing, isn't it??? We talked about family, where we had lived, etc. It was SO comfortable right from the beginning.

Peggy--Yes, he is very talented and loving and caring. Glad you enjoyed the post.

Darla-- I loved your "Husband Tag" post also.. We both are blessed women.

Suzanne--Yes, we are lucky to have found each other. I truly think that God put us together---and he had to move us both to a new city in order for us to meet!!!! I'll tell this story sometime. Yes, my George is a cutie, isn't he?

Cedar--Thanks so much!!! Hugs to you also.

Natalie-- So your birthday is March 9... How 'bout that???? We're going away to our mountain cabin in Arkansas to celebrate his birthday.. What will you do?

Carolyn--We are different personality-wise---but we have alot of the same interests. They say that opposites attract---so maybe that is what happened!!!! My three sons love George--and are so happy for their mom. George is VERY different from my first husband, thank God! ha

Pat--Yes, I do have a 'keeper'---and I'm holding onto him with both hands!!!

Mary--Thanks.. I think we are both blessed since we both are so happy together.

Connie--Yes, I am a lucky gal... After being single for 20 yrs. I never dreamed I'd find someone to share my life with like George. WOW!!!

Janie--We do enjoy being together. In addition to a strong love relationship, we are also best friends. I'll be watching for your Valentine Blog...

Sally--It is a great love story--which just keeps growing.

Neal---Ha Ha---I guess you are right. George is AFRAID of this ole' Virginny gal.. I checked out Rose's blog today. The baby is gorgeous. When are you going to see her?

Dorothy--I loved reading your 'Husband Tag' also... You are as blessed as I am..

Susie--That's a good way to put it. We are a special GIFT to each other. Thanks!!!

Pigeon-- And to think that my list for the 'perfect' man was LONG... BUT--cooking was NOT on the list. That was a huge surprise--and I'm not complaining!!!

Patty-- I'll be anxious to read your meme post about your hubby...

Mildred--It's our honor to know you, believe me!!!!! HUGS!

Tom-- Thanks!!!! I've enjoyed reading about you and your sweetie also.

Diane-- Well, maybe not amazing---but definitely an amazing love relationship!!!

Woody-- I'm sure you miss your sweetie today... Hope the babysitting is going well.

Cicero-- Joined at the Hip is how we are described also... When I'm away from him, I am truly miserable.

Shelley--Yes, our relationship is definitely 100/100... We are constantly communicating and trying to please each other. And YES---I do have a lead foot. George drives the speed limit and I always go at least 8 over!!!! ha.. HUGS!

Dianne-- Have you checked out his blog? You should CLICK HERE to check it out. Tell him that Betsy sent you!!!


Betty--We had some heavy rain --but not for long. We did have high winds most of the day though. Did you hear that a barn blew over in Carthage??? Guess we are lucky!!!

Kathleen-- Oh --don't you love that king-sized bed???? We love it.. We can cuddle and yet we still have plenty of wiggle room!!!! ha

Jackie-- You did great on your post. I loved it. I've always been known to be quite WORDY... ha

Rose--Oh I know you will be so excited to get that baby home!!!!! Enjoy her. They grow up so fast...

MB---I will definitely go back in your archives to see some pictures of Kylee... That's neat that she loves horses so much..

Mary--Congrats on 35 yrs. I hope to have 35 yrs. with George. Think we'll make it? We'll be 94 then!!!!! ha.... When is retirement for you two?

Jen--Yes, I agree!!!!! Thanks!

Lola---Yes, George turns 67 before either of us... And March 29 was a special beginning for us... Amazing that it was your birthday.

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you both! Enjoyed all the pic! I'm jealous - even though hubby and I have been otherwise happily married 42 years, we don't have any interests in common. During the raising of our family and careers that was no problem. But now, that we're retired it is so different. We don't even like going to the same church, lol.
He loves stamps and knows everything about them; I think some are pretty pictures.
He doesn't love the ocean; I do.
I love to visit the grandchildren; he loves to stay home alone.
He loves traveling and going to museums, doing tourist stuff. I would love to do a destination vacation, but not so much tourist stuff because I can't. It's so hard to find a compromise! So, just enjoy what God has blessed you with and I'll learn to be content with the way things are and live vicariously through you, LOL!!!

Grammy said...

I so enjoyed your heartfelt post. You sound like a match made in heaven. I am so glad you found each other. And got married on my birthday that makes it even more special. Big hug.

Jayne said...

How adorable Betsy! What a lovely tribute. :c)

Gill - That British Woman said...

very interesting, and super photos.

Gill in Canada

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Grammy---so we got married on your birthday.. That is special. Maybe that's why it is a match made in heaven.

Thanks Jayne.. He's a special guy!

Thanks Gill... I enjoyed doing this post!!! (can't imagine why!!! ha)

Cassie said...

Loved this post!! I'm so happy you two found each other...it was definately a God thing.

Leedra said...

Well, now you answered the question I asked in the last post about where you and George met.

You should hang onto the questions and answer them all at once, because it seems like I keep asking them.

I also met the love of my life after a bumpy road. We love to be together 24/7. We used to ride to work together and meet for lunch. People thought we were crazy. That is why we have had such a hard time with this separation.

You reminded me in this post I have clothes in the washer I guess I better get them in the dryer and out before I leave to work.

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