Friday, February 15, 2008

My Valentine

I was tagged by some friends to share a few things about my Valentine. I thought it was cute, and since I'm married to such a wonderful guy, I thought I'd brag a little bit and pay tribute to my love.

What is his name? James LaMonte Ellertson
How long have you been married? 10 Years this July!
How long did you date? Dated a few times Christmastime 96 to early 97. Then nothing until October 97. We got engaged Feb/Mar 98, Married July a long time about a year in a half from meeting to married.
How old is he? 33 (old man!)
Who eats more sweets? ME...he likes snacks but I like sweets!
Who said I love you first? It was Jim. I remember feeling it, but not wanting to be forward, so I thought I'd wait for him to say it first.
Who is taller? Jim is WAY taller--9 inches more!
Who can sing better? I think this is a tie. I can read music really well so I can stay on tune, but Jim has a beautiful voice so I think it's a tie.
Who is smarter? This is really subjective. I know more answers on Jeopardy and I read a lot more, but he knows so much more about computers, sports, etc.
Who does the laundry? This is how it goes...I put the loads in, and we usually fold together while we unwind after the kids are in bed...and then somehow between the two of us, it gets put effort!
Who pays the bills? Me
Who sleeps on the right side of bed? Me
Who mows the lawn? Jim does, but when it is SO long, I've been known to get out there and just do it real quick too.
Who cooks dinner? Me, but Jim will "prepare" it (leftovers, etc.) if I'm just not in the mood.
Who is more stubborn? Me.
Who asked out whom first? Jim asked me out first after meeting through a friend at her Christmas party.
Who proposed? Jimmy did.
Who has more siblings? Jim has 5 siblings, I have 3
Who wears the pants? Hmmm. We both do--in some areas of family life, I take the lead, in other areas, he does. It really is a team effort.

I must say that marrying Jim was the best thing I ever did. My life could have taken many different courses, but every day--every day--I thank my Father above--for the life I share with my husband. He is the most patient, loving, kind person. I aspire to be more like him. He is such a good example to me of the kind person I want to be....and SO much more. I LOVE him.


cindylou said...

I loved this post, Sara! What a great guy you've got! I'd hold on to him!! :o)

The Serr Family said...

I enjoyed reading about your Valentine! What a great family you have!

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