Friday, February 6, 2009


My Cousin Sus tagged me in her latest blog about significant others. I thought it might be a fun one to respond to.

Where did the two of you meet?

I think I was about 8 when I truly met Cameron for the first time. I had probably seen him around church before then, but it wasn't until I was 8 that my sister and he had become great friends and she brought him around. That is when my crush began.

What was the first thought that went through your head when you first met him?

Um probably, I heart you. I do remember writing that on my binder at one point in time.

Do you remember what he was wearing?

Most likely some old t-shirt and jeans. He had braces back then too, ooh sexy.

Where did you go for your first date?

This is cute. I was still in High School and Cameron came home from UCLA three different times (over a span of a few months) to ask me out. Sadly, each time he came back he found out that I was dating someone different. So, when things finally ended between the last guy and I, Cameron found out, and came two weeks later to call and ask me out. At that point he called my house, and asked me what I was doing that night. I said, "I don't know, what are you doing tonight?" He said, "I am taking you to dinner and a movie". He was so suave :). You have to understand, this was a dream come true for me. I had a crush on Cameron for years, so of course after hanging up the phone I screamed and jumped up and down with my friend Jackie for about ten min. It felt so surreal.

We ended up going to a restaurant on state street called State and A. After we walked around state street and ended up and blockbuster only to rent a Hichcock movie called Rope. It was a good night.

Where was the first time you kissed?

We kissed on our first date about 7 hours after I told him (while driving to dinner), "as much as I have wanted this for so long, I'm really not ready to get into another relationship right now." HA! It was all downhill from there. When he dropped me off at home he leaned in for the kiss and no joke, his foot revved the engine. It was classic.

When was the first time you realized you liked him?

First time I saw him with my brother and sister.

How long did you know him before you became a couple?

Um I guess since I was 8 so that would be about 10 years.

How did he propose to you?

Ooh this is a good one, they have shown it a few times on Good Morning America. The year Cams volleyball team won the National Championship they were asked to be announced at the Oregon State vs. UCLA game at halftime. So, at halftime all the boys come walking in a line up to my seat holding roses in thier hands. Cameron who was last grabbed me and walked me out onto the floor at which point the men all took their shirts off which read, "Brit I love you", then they turned around, "will you..." then they scattered and turned again, "marry me?" It was very sweet and so us! These were all our buddies and Allan (cam's bro) of course was on the team too, so it meant a lot that they were all a part of it.

Do you have kids together?

Yes, we have two beautimous kiddos!

Have you ever broken the law together?

Um, while we were backpacking Europe we broke a few "no tresspassing" signs to cop up a tent and sleep, or uh, just to trespass and see some beautiful sights. "Oopsy Daisiey's".

Do you trust him?

Yes ma'am. Well, with the important things anyway. It pretty much goes through one ear and out the other when he says he going to do the dishes or something like that. (He does them all the time, just not when I bug him and he tells me in that voice, "I'll do it today.")

Do you see him as your partner in your future?

Of course. We would be lost without each other. Even with the bickering part.

What is the best gift he gave you?

Aside from my two beautiful children, and his never ending emotional support. The best tangible gift that I ever received from him was a book of Shakespeare sonnets with one of his own written for me on the cover page. So romantic!

What is one thing he does that gets on your nerves?

Oh sus, really, Can’t really think of anything? I dont believe you. Lets think, It drives me nuts when we are out together and he gets on the phone (almost always with Allan). That is a HUGE pet peeve of mine, (hence the reason why so many people get mad that I don't answer their calls right away, I don't talk while I am out with people, I think it is rude).

Where do you see each other 15 years from now?

Sitting on the sidelines watching our three kids playing sports and having fun. We will be happy and more in love than ever. Oh, and we will be world travelers!

What causes the most arguments?

Money. The tone in which we speak. And probably more than anything, our kids. It not that they cause the argument, its that we both get so stressed with them (usually Syd's crying) that we just lose patience and start snapping at each other. I totally understand why so many people get divorced after kids are born, they make life so enjoyable, but sooo much harder at the same time. The screaming, we just can't take anymore screaming!

How long have you been together?

Going on 9 years. Wow that went by fast. I was such a baby when we first started dating and got married. Crazy!

Who Do you Tag?

Um...I will tag two of my best girlfriends Katie and Anneli, two of my inlaws Angela and Shar, and of course my father in law, Big Jim.


coco said...

This was fun to read....I knew a lot and learned a lot! Cameron is lucky to have you--don't let him forget it!

coco said...

PS- I like your new blog pic! The whole big happy family!

Britney said...

You are cute COCO. When are you coming!? I think i like the old picture better, but Cameron was feeling left out. :)