Sharing a name with the father of the Highlander

April 4, 2013

I love the questions for this month’s Old School Blogging link up.

It was so much fun last month and I’m thrilled to be playing along again with Heather and Elaine!!!

Won’t you go back in time and do it up old school with everyone?

Just copy and paste the 6 questions and tag 5 other bloggers…

1. How did your husband pop the big question?

We had only known each other a month and went on our first weekend trip – visiting friends of his in Tampa and then meeting my parents for the first time. We went out to Ybor City with hubby’s friends and had a good ol’ time. I ended up getting my belly button pierced! At the end of the night we stopped for a beer and a slice of pizza at a little pizza joint that was very popular. As we sat there sipping our beers and eating our slices, hubby starts talking. He was saying how we already share everything (I moved in with him pretty quickly. I much preferred his house to the dorms. 🙂 ); the house, the money etc. and he asked me if I’d like to share something else with him. I said: “What else?” And he answered: “My last name.” Guess what my answer was!!! 🙂 We’ve shared the same last name for 12 years now.

If you’d like to know more about our story you can read my hubby’s take on it here!

2. What are the three most surprising things about married life?

One, would be how annoyed I still get by the clothes left all over the house just not in the laundry hamper. Number two, that I CANNOT sleep without hubby in bed next to me. Three, that after 12 years he can still surprise me – in a good way! 🙂

3. How did you find out you were pregnant for the first time?

We suspected, he told me to take a test, twice… The first time he was at work and I called him. The second time he was home waiting in the living room while I was busy in the bathroom. I walked out of the bathroom, handed him the stick and said: “Happy Father’s Day.” (It was the day before.)

4. How did you choose your first baby’s name?

I remember pouring over lists and crossing of names. I had always liked my son’s name. Hubby loved it because of a movie. Our son is Conner. Conner of the clan MacLeod, also known as the Highlander.

5. Describe where you see yourself in 10 years from now…

Ten years from now, both my older two children will be in college and little sister in the prime of her teenage years (14). I’m sure there’ll be some drama involved on that end. I will be working, either as a teacher and hopefully, as a photographer on the side. By then I’d like to have a town home or house on the water, a canal with a small boat at the dock that we can take out on the weekends.

6. Describe how you find bliss, either with words or images.

Bliss for me is a hot bubble-bath with the lights and music low and scented candles burning, soaking away all my troubles and reading a good book.

And this…

boat on the river

... and JUMP!

… and JUMP!

2-6 sunset



I’m tagging Hilary, Brenda, Leslie, Beth Ann and Nanci. 

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  • Elaine A. April 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I could find bliss in all of those places too. And I think it’s so wonderful that you and your hubby knew that you were meant to be so quickly!

    Thanks for playing along and linking up!! 🙂

    • Susi April 5, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Thanks, Elaine. When I first saw hubby in his leather jacket that was it for me! 😉

  • Leigh Ann @ Genie in a Blog April 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Very cool engagement story! I love the name Connor too.

    • Susi April 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Thanks, Leigh Ann. 🙂

  • Jen E @ mommablogsalot April 12, 2013 at 10:51 am

    LOVE how he phrased the marriage proposal – so sweet! And the Highlander reference? Awesome.

    • Susi April 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Jen. Glad you stopped by to say Hello! 🙂

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