Husband Tag!

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Husband Tag!I have been tagged! (Thank you Melissa!) I needed motivation! I haven’t blogged forever - so here goes. These types of things are so weird, because I can't get it all into one answer - but it is fun anyway - Here is about my honey!

Just us

1. Where did you meet? We actually can’t pin point the moment in time, but we both attended Lehi High School and really got to know each other in Brother Simmons’ Seminary Class.

2. How long did you date before you got married? 6 months - but we knew each other for for about 4 years before that.
Mark Proposed with a play reenacting our friendship/courtship and pulled me up on stage at the end.

I made these shirts after we saw Napoleon Dynamite - we were the first!

3. How long have you been married? Almost 4 years

December 17, 2004

4. What does he do that surprises you? I am amazed at just how constant Mark is. He is so steady, and secure. However, I am surprised at the new technology that somehow sneaks into our life!
5. What is your favorite feature of his? Definitely his eyes. They are the most startling color, and very dramatic with his dark hair. 
6. What is your favorite quality of his? I love everything about Mark. He makes me laugh, is a wonderful husband and father - and I really appreciate that he holds the priesthood. It sounds kind of selfish, (and cheesy) but one of the things that I appreciate the most is the qualities he brings out in me. He helps me be the me I want to be just by being who he is.
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Deb, or babe. (I love both)
8. What is his favorite color? White, black or silver - the classy colors of his favorite technology... (Mac computers, I pods, plasma tv screens...)

9. What is his favorite food? Chocolate
10. What is his favorite sport? Podcast Appreciation/Tivo viewing/blogging - he stays up on everyones blogs religiously.
11. When and where was your first kiss? We actually have 2 first kiss stories, before Mark left on his mission, he kissed me on the cheek and asked if we could go out if I was still around when he got home. Then when he did get home, I kissed him - on our second date! (I know - kinda forward huh?) It was at my parent’s house in the carport. 
12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Movies and occasional outings. Mark loves the Mac store, I love going to the temple or window shopping.
13. Do you have any children? Merrill Grant Nott, he is almost 1 year old now!
14. Does he have a hidden talent? Mark plays the drums, has an uncanny knack to know lyrics to a song after only hearing a few notes of the intro, and he will never admit it, but he has a great singing voice too!
15. How old is he? 25
16. Who said I love you first? He did, believe me I was quick to respond.
17. What's his favorite type of music? Mark is a real music enthusiast. He knows so many songs! He was raised on classic rock, and got into Pearl Jam in junior high. He loves piano rock, and lately we have both discovered the joy of Michael Bouble.
18. What do you admire most about him? His obedience to the Lord. He knows what is right, he knows what he needs to do and plugs along with love and dedication. He is also so logical. He approaches each decision in our life with a clear head and logical thought.
19. Do you think he will read this? Yeah, and think it is totally cheesy!I Tag: Jamie Smiley, Heather Kimball, Chelsey Bean, and Krystal Jolley. Have fun!!

Just Being Cute

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Here are just some fun pictures of our kid!

Merrill on the Moon

Merrill reading his "Think Geek" magazine

Merrill in his PJ's from his Aunt Cathy, and Slippers from Grandma Nott!

Spaghetti, YUMMY!!!

Healing Field

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I used to work for the Colonial Flag Foundation.
Every Year on 9/11 they post flags in memory of the victims in the Sandy Mall behind Target at Sandy. It is one of the most moving memorials I have ever experienced (even if I didn't use to work with them.) I totally recommend going. There are actually fields all across the country to remember everything from victims of child abuse, military, education etc.  
This year at Sandy they have added the education model - I took Merrill, it made good memories for me, along with remembering... CHECK IT OUT!


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Back in 2005 Mark and I wanted to go on an outing without spending money we didn't have. So, thanks to some weird tourist website, we found the International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake.
It was pretty fun to spend time together and talk, but the place is basically a bunch of trashed gardens with an international theme. Occasionally you can pick out a country they are trying to represent with a flag, but mostly it is a joke.

We decided to take Merrill back (another free way to get out of the house.)

This time it was pretty much the same EXCEPT for the fact that we ran into at least 4 couples making out! I guess it is the hottest romantic spot in SLC now that temple square is under construction!!!
The rest of my pictures aren't loading...I am not feeling patient enough to figure out why. Maybe I will put them up later.

I love my Geek!

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It is sad, but for us, this is really close to the truth!