1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding?
My hubs and I have been married for almost 7 years come November 11. We got married November 11th, 2005 in a medium sized ceremony. We got married in a small chapel and had the reception in a nearby home. It was perfect for us at the time. We started planning in July so we didn't have a lot of time to plan some HUGE fancy affair and I wouldn't really have wanted that anyways.
2. Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love.
3. How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
It was a fairly simple proposal. I am not into big grand proposals, those in a restaurant are not for me, I would probably crawl under a table and cry. We went on a picnic for the 4th of July and under a big old tree on the grounds of our state capital he got down on one knee and proposed. It was perfect.
4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
Since I can't find the "official" ring picture, I had to take a cell phone picture, believe it or not our photographer took the pictures on a film camera (digital wasn't as popular yet), which was a pain when I wanted to get them onto my computer, my mom had them all scanned and put onto discs, which I have yet to have time to organize. So here is my ring.
5. Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last
I think that in todays society, marriage is just kind of not held as a high priority for a lot of people. We get busy, we have kids, we have jobs and we seem to forget the vows and promises we made how ever many years ago. People don't try hard enough, when the going gets tough people seem to just get going. In order to make things last, we need to learn to listen and actually hear the other person, communication is key and learning how to fight. I realize that statement sounds completely out of place (WHAT PEOPLE FIGHT WHEN THEY'RE MARRIED), but people don't realize that fighting, when done correctly can help and bring a new understanding of your spouse.