Friday, October 12, 2007

5 Years With My Man!!

Rich, I love you so much and am thankful daily for the love, patience and laughter you lavish on me so unconditionally. You are my family and I'll love you, always. Happy Anniversary!

In honor of our five-year anniversary, today, I thought I would now post about my MAIN MAN!! (Amy H., your timing couldn't have been better to tag me with this one)! Yes, the date on the camera that took the above picture was not right.

1. Who is your man? Richard Zeldon Jenkins

2. How long have you been together? seven years...married 5 (October 12, 2002)

3. How long did you date? Dated 1 1/2 years, engaged 6 months

4. How old is your man? 35 (36 this December)

5. Who eats more? Definitely Richard (see # 7) but I hold my own.

6. Who said "I love you" first? I think I brought it up, but we both pretty much said it, and I will never forget it...December 27, 2000 in my apartment in College Station.

7. Who is taller? Ha! Rich is 6'4" and I'm 5'6". I LOVE how tall he is!

8. Who sings better? We both can sing, but probably me (he also plays guitar and it is so attractive)!

9.Who is smarter? Richard, for sure!

10.Who's temper is worse? Mine...but I'm wearing off on him!!

11. Who does the laundry? Me.

12. Who takes out the garbage? Richard.

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Richard. He likes to sleep closest to the door, so in our first house he slept close to the door, on the left side.

14. Who pays the bills? Well, it used to be me, but just recently we have set a new budget and Rich is in charge and I'm loving it! I still pay some of them, though.

15. Who is better with the computer? DEFINITELY, ME! The man rarely checks his email. Usually I check it for him and tell him if there's anything important he needs to read and then he will get online and read it.

16. Who mows the lawn? Both of us...the other day I mowed and he weed-eated. I like to's good exercise and good sun exposure, but I hate to weed eat and Rich does it much better than I!

17. Who cooks dinner? I do most of the time. Richard has done it before, but if I don't cook we will more than likely just not eat or find something for ourselves.

18. Who drives when you are together? Both of us, but I'd say the majority of the time Richard...I get really tired driving and fell asleep at the wheel for the first time not long ago, so now he's paranoid.

19. Who pays when you go out? Whomever has a wallet handy or didn't forget HIS billfold!

20. Who is the most stubborn? Probably me, although neither one of us really has to fight that battle.

21. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Eek...that one's hard but probably Richard. I'm getting better, though.

22. Who's parents do you see the most? Well, his parents live here so we see them more often. Mine live 7 hours away in South Texas, but I wish we could see them more.

23. Who kissed who first? I think Richard kissed me, but I vaguely remember saying to him, "It's about time..." or something like that because I wanted to kiss him much sooner than that!

24. Who asked who out? Well, we met in College Station at The Texas Hall of Fame. That night, VERY UNLIKE ME, I asked Rich if he would call me if I gave him my number. WHAT? I know, crazy, but he was hunky and I was lovestruck! Then, he called me and asked me out to a Charlie Robison concert the next night back at The Hall. It was awesome!

25. Who proposed? Richard, on my parents land in the back pasture. It was SO sweet and romantic. The rock he did it on is now called "proposal rock" and my parents say if they ever move, they are taking it with them. Y'all this rock is ginormous, so I will have to see that if it ever happens!

26. Who is the most sensitive? Oh, definitely me! I get weepy over silly things, but I also get my feelings hurt more easily than he, especially if he's the one doing the hurting (unintentionally of course).

27. Who has more friends? Richard is a very private person and somewhat reserved and I'm totally opposite. So, I would say I probably have more friends than he, only because I'll tell anyone just about anything.

28. Who has more siblings? We both just have one brother.

29. Who wears the pants in the family? I must say we are equally fitted. We really do have a very equal partnership, and we didn't set out to have it that way it just happened. I think it's because we're both really layed back people and neither one of us feels like we must have it our way.


  1. Happy Anniversary!! What a beautiful picture--you look gorgeous! We just celebrated 5 years this summer, and it seemed like such a milestone for some exciting. Have fun celebrating with your sweetie!

  2. Happy anniversary! You guys are so perfect for each other, and are such a blessing to us.

    Enjoy the day!

  3. Now wasn't that fun? Glad you participated. Happy anniversary. Are y'all going anywhere fun? Have a great day!

  4. Happy Anniversary....It only gets better. (I only have 1 more year on you though...ha ha) Thank you for sharing your wedding pictures...that was fun....
    off the subject....we need to all get together...i really need it

  5. So sweet!

    I'm with you on mowing the lawn. I tried to weedeat last week but SOMEONE had rigged up the weedeater string so that only HE could possibly figure out how to use it.

    I didn't know the story of how you two met. It just amazes me how God ensures that we find our perfect partner.

  6. Y'all are sooo cute together. I am sooo thankful y'all moved to Childress. I LOVE you girl!

  7. I hope you had a great weekend. was this the weekend you went to SA? I am jealous that we didn't get to see you when yall came through time! Happy Anniversary!!!


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