The real LA love story asked:
I am always curious about how people decide who to spend the rest of their lives with so do you mind sharing the story of how you and your husband met?
Hubby and I met on Match.com. We were both divorced and a little disillusioned with the dating process. I met him after 3 weeks on Match.com, he was the first person I went on a date with from the site. His Match.com experience was a little different, he had to kiss a few toads to find his princess. We were engaged after 13 months of dating and married 15 months later. There is more of our love story here if you are interested.
If you or your husband got a job opportunity that required a move overseas for a year, would you let your family experience a new country or turn down the opportunity and stay home? (I always think it's fascinating when people do this!)
I suppose a lot of factors would go into this decision but if it was a job my husband wanted to take and the money was enough I would jump on the opportunity in a heartbeat. I think there is something said for stability and keeping your kids in the same school but I would never pass up an opportunity to experience another culture like that.
How did you choose your kids' names?
Bethany also asked:
I use nicknames for my kids on my blog here but their names are not secrets. Hubby and I both like unique names since we both have uber popular names, Nathan and Michelle. We both hated sharing our names as kid and having to go by your first name and last initial. We don't have any kids together so we haven't named any together but he tends to like more unique names than I do.
Our oldest is Brennan. I knew a little girl from church named Brenna, when I was pregnant. Before I knew if Brennan was a boy or a girl, I had decided on Brenna Riley for a girl. When I found out he was a boy, every name I suggested his dad didn't like. Finally at about 6 months pregnant, Brennan's dad suggested his name. I liked the name but wasn't convinced it was the one. After a few weeks it stuck and we have Brennan. I love his name, I love that it is unique. I do not love that people cannot pronounce his name when said verbally, something I never thought of when naming him.
Our middle child, is Wynter. Hubby's ex-wife had read a book with Winter as the main character and suggested it to hubby. He liked the name and changed it to Wynter. You know, 10 years ago that was the trendy thing to do. I love her name, the most unique of all our children but I would've spelled it like the season to keep things simple.
Our youngest is Phoenix. Hubby and his ex-wife separated while she was still pregnant. They each made a list of names they liked and Phoenix was on both lists. Easy to decide. Almost 8 years ago the name was very unique and neither masculine or feminine. Over the last few years it has gained popularity as a boys name, although there was another Phoenix in her dance class of 10 girls.
I love talking baby names!
I hope you enjoyed reading and learned a little something new about me and my family. Thanks again to everyone who participated, it was a lot of fun!