Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I've been tagged a while ago....

1. When is your "engagement" anniversary?
September 17th, 2005...just 3 months before we go married...and I thought it was forever until he actually proposed...i was so anxious!
2. When is your "marriage" anniversary?
December 17th, 2005 (we actually count the temple date instead of the civil wedding- for those of you who don't know, in Brazil they don't recognize temple marriage and so we got married civily on the 15th, drove the entire day of the 16th to the closest temple and got sealed bright and early on the 17th)
3. How long have you known your spouse:
I think the first time I met him was august of 2000. So technically almost 10 years...WOW!
4. How long did you date/court before you were engaged?
after he came back from his mission we started sating again in July and got engaged in september
5. Where did you meet your spouse for the first time?
It was at the Oeiras chapel in Portugal. I saw him with cargo pants, a shirt that matched the pant and a little hat(bone)...I thought he was really handsome and he had the bad boyish look to him, which I loved and also the most beautiful green eyes :) I think I feel for him then... :))))
6. What is you and your spouse's full names:
Mathew Kretly Pretel Busto
Barbara Roque da Costa Pretel (Yeah! I refused to take the Busto)
7. Do you have any children:
Yeap, two girls...2 1/2 yrs old and 6 months
8. How many - boys/girls:
2 I said before....heheheheh
9. Do you have any house pets:
No, not yet...I really want a god though....
11. Do you live in the country or town/city:
I would call rexburg country, but we are moving in a few days to Sao Paulo, the 5th largest city in the world: POLLUTION here I come!!!!!
12. What are some of your favorite activities together:
I love to watch movies with him and cuddle. Mostly out main thing has been talking lately though, because he is never home with his last semester of school and I miss talking to grown ups :)
13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot:
Any beach
14. When did you first kiss?
It was at a temple trip to the Madrid Temple in Spain. I can't remember exactly, it's in my diary. I think June 22nd, 2002
15. What church do you attend?
LDS Church in Rexburg
16. Did you get married in a church?
Campinas, Sao Paulo Temple
17. What town is your current address at:
Rexburg, Idaho (and we looooove it)
18. Do you work or stay at home:
Stay at home....and it's a FULL TIME JOB!
19. Where did you go on your honeymoon:
Maceio, Alagoas Brasil and visited places around there...
20.What was the funniest gift you gave when dating?
I don't think I ever gave him anything funny....hahahahaha. I pretty much gave him clothes, cuz he needed them...
21.How long have you been together?
If you count dating time before his mission and after 6 years . If not 4 1/2 of marriage.
22. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We became friends for about 2 years before we started to date. Dating is a little different in Latin America (or Portugal for that matter) you become exclusive once you start I started dating him when I turned 16t.
23. Who asked who out?
We were listening to Djavan sitting next to each other on the bus heading to Madrid and at 5 in the morning as I was falling asleep he kissed me, needless to say I woke up right away...hahahahahaha
25.Where do you each work or go to school?
We both went to BYU-Idaho. He is not working right now and my work is within the walls of my home. ;)
26. Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Figuring out how to live together without killing each other :) hehehehehehe. I think once we added on the kids, the stress level went up, but we are both very bad tempered people and so patience is the hardest thing for us. Also dealing with stress and money has proved to also be a huge challenge. We are able to make it all work out though.
27. Did you go to the same school?
Yes, BYU-Idaho. The best school ever ;)
28. Are you from the same home town?
Nope. He is from Lisbon, Portugal(he was born in Brazil and grew up in Pt) and I'm from Brasilia-Brazil
29. Who is smarter?
Depends on what you are talking about....but we both are....what kind of question is this?
30. Who is more sensitive?
Me!!!! He is emotionally challenged...hehehehehe
31.Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Applebee's yummmmmmmmmmm
32. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
34. What attracted you about him/her?
His green eyes, his bad boyish look, how he was taller than me (I have a problem with short guys), how he made me feel like a princess and the amount of fun we had together....but mostly and AT FIRST his amazing looks :)hehehehehe
35. Who does the cooking?
I do
36. Who is more social?
I think we both are.....
37. Who is the neat-freak?
I am for sure
38. Who is more stubborn?
Hahahahaha, we are tied on that one
39. Who hogs the bed?
He does
40. Who wakes up earlier?
He does because of school
41. Where was your first date?
? we don't know. I asked him and he also doesn't remember. Really we don't have dates in Brasil, it's more like you start dating and then you go out as boyfriend and girlfriend. If you are not dating when you go out you are just hanging out with least for me and my group of friends was like that.
42. Who had more boyfriends/girlfriends?
He beat me by one (he had 4 and I had 3) but he def kissed more....he had kissing buddies...arghhh
43. Do you get flowers often?
No, but I would love to :)
44. How do you spend the holidays?
We have lived away from both of our families since we got married and so we don't know, I would imagine we would split Christmas and New year's taking turns with each family.
45. Who is more jealous?
I AM. Crazy jealous lady....yeap it's me ! :)
46. How long did it take to get serious?
After his mission it took one kiss :)
47. Who eats more?
I eat more when I'm pregnant and he eats more on a daily basis...
48. Who does the laundry?
I do, he never helps with laundry, he hates it.
49. Who’s better with the computer?
Funny question. Def him....he is a computer programmer.
50. Leave a piece of advice for the other couples:
My grandma said this to us on our wedding: Respect each other and be selfless. It still is hard on us to be selfless all the time, but we are working on it and it really is the only way. I find that if I try to think of him as I do things, he tends to respond better and apparently starts being selfless himself. Also have fun together and LAUGH together. It has helped us thru the hard times and it definetely improves the day to day routine and stress :)))

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I tried to put pictures and the internet went down. So now I just want to write a little something to shake the dust off this thing.

Our tickets are confirmed and April 13th it is. My parents are about to close on purchasing a place in Sao Paulo and it looks like we might really take over their rent. Life is busy but wonderful! At this point I'm surprised at my calmness and how much I'm not worried about Brazil. Maybe we have no idea what's coming at us, but we feel like we have everything we need and that everything will really work out the way it's supposed to. Thank you for the scriptures you've left here the support and prayers!!! We really don't feel like we have a lot on our plates now. We are moving along and we are happy!

For the past days Bea has been teething. I can really see her gums swollen and I can feel how hard it is too. I hope those teeth erupt soon because she has been miserable and FUSSY like I've never seen a child of mine :) She especially likes to fuss at night when we are all asleep (and prefer to remain so), the other day I went to bed at 4:30 trying to calm her. We've been taking turns with tylenol, motrin, teething tablets and orajel. The tablets and orajel seem to be really helpful (thanks Katy!!!)

Isabelle is a talking machine. She watches "finding nemo: 30 times a day. It's AMAZING how she never gets sick of it. She doesn't spend a lot of time actually in front of the TV, she watches segments of the movie, but she needs to have it on at all times for some reason. So I'm working on memorizing the lines (got a lot of them down already).

Mat is 2 weeks away from graduation. We have decided to go celebrate at Texas Roadhouse instead of making a dinner, because we will have nothing in the apartment at that point. Everyone if invited! It will be fun!!!! We went to grad fest today and I took some pictures. I make everything a big deal, I love celebrations and I want him to enjoy every bit of it, sor we will MISS THIS SO MUCH!!!!! Pictures to come.... :)

I'm just counting down the days...I can't decide if I'm nervous of excited...probably both! 19 days.... :)