1. What are your middle names?
Charles and Renee
2. How long have you been together?
Seven and a half months.
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
A few weeks…not long at all!
4. Who asked who out?
Joel said “I don’t want this to be weird, but I like you.” And I said “I kind of like you too.” So, I think Joel did the asking out. We went out on our first date a few days later. After our friends gave us the thumbs up, that is.
5. How old are each of you?
Joel will be dirty thirty in July. Kristen will be twenty-six (read OLD) in April.
6. Did you go to the same school?
Nope. We didn’t even live on the same side of the country.
7. Are you from the same home town?
See above. Absolutley not.
8. Who is the smartest?
Me,..duh. Ok, just kidding. We've got different kinds of smarts. Joel is an Engineer, so he is super brainy smart. I am a liberal arts degree-holder, so I have tons of useless knowledge that has served me well on Jeopardy.
9. Who majored in what?
Joel majored in Environmental Engineering, and I was a double-major in Political Science and History.
10. Who is the most sensitive?
Actually, we both are. I am more sensitive off the bat, but Joel is a dweller.
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
The United States! From Germany, that is. We visited Joel’s parents in Oregon in December. In Europe (because we met in Germany) the farthest we have travelled together is Rome.
12. Who has the worst temper?
Me. Hands down.
13. How many children do you want?
Joel wants to have two. That’s all nice and well, but I am undecided. I like sleeping in on weekends. So, the final number is still up for discussion. But, we will most likely settle for one. MAYBE…
14. Who does the cooking?
We do our even share, but Joel probably picks up a little more kitchen duty than I do because I love his breakfast skills.
15. Who is more social?
Joel says that I am. I would like to be MORE social, but I am also a homebody. Go figure…
16. Who is the neat freak?
Joel is probably more so than me, but he would hire a maid in a heartbeat. There are certain times where I get super anal and MUST clean, but more often than not I am not a clean freak.
17. Who is the most stubborn?
I am more stubborn for sure. But Joel definitely has his moments.
18. Who wakes up earlier?
By far this is Joel! Although I love waking up to kisses, I would prefer an extra hour or four on occasion.
19. Where was your first date?
It was at a funky restaurant called the 21 Lounge, which is the tallest restaurant in Kaiserslautern. Joel made me brownies and we went back to his house (minds out of the gutter, people!) and we had dessert. It was really sweet and innocent.
20. Who has the bigger family?
Joel. He has two siblings to my one.
21. Do you get flowers often?
Pretty often. I could always use them more, but I bet I get them at least monthly, even if they are a potted plant and we have no yard.
22. How do you spend the holidays?
We live overseas right now, so we have no routine. And with a military lifestyle, we probably never will.
23. Who is more jealous?
Probably me. Joel is the guy with all of the female friends. I am not psycho jealous, but I definitely stick my nose up at his extensive female friend list.
24. How long did it take to get serious?
Umm…we said we loved each other after two weeks and we are getting married right before our ten month anniversary. So…pretty quickly. But, when you know you know! And we are very happy with our relationship.
25. Who eats more?
We both have healthy appetites.
26. What do you do for a living?
Joel is a Civil Engineer for the Air Force, and I am an Admin Officer for the Army. So we basically save the world…KIDDING!
27. Who does the laundry?
Mostly Joel does because there is an evil clown that lives in the basement. No, there seriously is.
28. Who's better with the computer?
29. Who drives when you are together?
Joel. Unless it is a beautiful day. Then I take my convertible out for a spin.
30. What is your song?
God Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. It speaks volumes to what our relationship means to us.