Thanks to everyone who submitted anonymous questions via my new ASK ME! Page. I am going to be answering all the questions every Friday so keep them coming!!
Question: How did you and Keith meet?
I have actually known Keith my ENTIRE life. He is older than me by 11 years so when I say Keith has known me my entire life I am literally serious! Keith’s family and my family are old friends and I grew up seeing Keith at various events (Thanksgiving, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, etc…) throughout the years. I had a MONSTER crush on Keith when I was 15. I mean MONSTER! Now remember he was 26 and I was just this bratty, skinny legged, brace faced 8th grader! (What’s not to love…haha!) It obviously wasn’t until I was in college (maybe my sophomore year…so I was 19 or 20 years old) that we started talking via AOL Instant Message (haha..remember that?!?) and forming a friendship that wasn’t based around family/friend get-togethers. About a year and half after I graduated from college we officially started dating (July 3, 2004) and got engaged one year (to the day…July 3, 2005) later and then got married about 9 months after that on April 30, 2006. Here is a picture from our 10-day Hawaiian Honeymoon in MAUI!
Question: What has been the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life?
This was a tough question for me because it forces you to think about all the things in your life that have shaped you to be who you are today. I would have to say that for me it was my parent’s divorce. They got divorced later in my life. I was a sophomore in college when it all went down. But let me back-up, I had the BEST childhood ever! I mean really. It was my mom, my Dad, me and my younger brother, Josh. We were such a tight foursome! We had family dinners every night, went on family vacations, had family game night. Neither me nor Josh were very rebellious kids and we had the best parents! All of our friends would always say we were the “perfect family.” My parents were cool and even in high school all our friends (and boyfriends/girlfriends) loved my parents. It was really nice and made those formative years really GREAT for me and my brother. I guess what was so hard about my parents eventual divorce was that I didn’t see it coming and it really rocked my world to the core. It made me question a lot of things and led me to make decisions that probably weren’t the best for me. But fast forward to now and things are FINE! My mom is happily remarried to my stepdad, Jim, and I love him so much! And my Dad is happily dating a woman, Jann, who I absolutely adore!! So all is well today….but it took a lot to get me and my entire family to this point! I will post a picture of me and my adorable brother:
Question: What is your favorite “unhealthy, go all out” meal?
Haha…love this question. I am going to go with Chinese Food, baby! And I not talking about gourmet Chinese. I mean greasy spoon chinese!! My favorite Chinese meal would be either cashew chicken or orange peel shrimp. I am not a fried rice lover so I would want just plain brown rice with lots of sodium laden soy sauce. Plus a cup of hot and sour soup! Oh…and I can’t forget the fried eggroll (with the red sweet and sour sauce for dipping) and the fortune cookie!! I am in heaven just thinking about all of it!
Question: Do you live near your family?
Thankfully, YES! We all live in Austin, Texas. My brother lives here too! He is actually in graduate school at St. Edwards University here getting his MBA! (Woot! Woot! Go BRO!) Keith is from Dallas, Texas (about 3 hours north) and almost all his family lives there (except for one sister who also lives in Austin) and when we got engaged I made it clear that he was moving here!! haha! Thankfully he wanted to move to Austin and was more than willing to come down! I am extremely close with my family…I talk to my mom and my dad both every single day. And I talk to my brother all the time too. I would miserable if I were very far away!
Thanks for all the great questions! Keep them coming and every Friday I will answer more of them! Like I said all the submissions are 100% anonymous so ask anything you want to know! ASK ME!
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