What advice would you give to an engaged couple about marriage?
W: Marriage isn’t a checklist. It’s always easy and it’s always hard.
S: Travel together. It gets you out of your comfort zone and I think it makes you feel closer when you experience something new together.
How long have you been together?
W: Since May 2014
S: I don’t know if we’d say May or August 2014…
Who was interested first?
W: I initiated when we started really talking, but technically you since you had a crush on me a decade before 😉
S: I don’t know… I think William was?
Do you have any children together?
S: Not yet.
What about pets?
S: Mavis Jane! 🐶
Who said I love you first?
W: Probably me.
S: I don’t remember 😳
Who is the most sensitive?
S: I am.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
W: Home. Why would I eat out when I’m the best chef West of the Mississippi? 😉
S: We tend to get takeaway, but in a restaurant I’d have to say Sandpiper.
W: I am.
S: William is. He was born in September 1985 and I was born in February 1989.
Who has the craziest ex?
W: I have no idea. We don’t know each other’s exes…
S: I don’t think either of us do. All of our exes are in happy, healthy relationships and we’re not in communication with many of them.
Who has the worst temper?
S: Neither? Maybe William because he’s more of a perfectionist than I am?
Who’s more social?
W: Mavis 😂
S: We’re both homebodies, but have our moments.
Who is the neat freak?
S: I think we both are; we much prefer when everything is in its place and everything is tidy.
W: Sarah. I don’t believe in romance.
S: William is! He’s so thoughtful with surprises and planning things and just his little every day actions.
Who is the most stubborn?
S: We both can be, but I think he is 😂
Who wakes up earliest?
W: Ma is 😂
S: I try to…
S: William. Hands down.
Where was your first date?
W: Spruce Mountain hike.
S: Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs. After driving to COS from DIA we watched the Alabama game and hung out. Our first date I guess was our hike at Spruce Mountain – such a fun way to connect!
Who has the bigger family?
W: Neither? We both come from still married couples with three children, and ea h of our grandmothers are still alive.
S: I don’t know… if we’re talking immediate families, they’re the same. We’re both the oldest of three kids.
Do you get flowers often?
W: No. I don’t believe in flowers. I am fundamentally opposed to the idea of flowers.
S: No. William doesn’t like getting them because they die and he doesn’t think that’s an appropriate expression of love. I get wine or Vermont teddy bears 😉
How long did it take to get serious?
W: Immediately. We both knew. We’re both the oldest & planners and once we started talking we didn’t stop.
S: Well, we started talking all the time in May, William came to visit for Labor Day and after that we were together pretty much every weekend that fall… I knew William was “the one” for sure during our first trip to the Grand Tetons that October…
Who picks where you go to dinner?
W: We both do.
S: We alternate. Generally we pick a type of food we want, and then decide where to eat from there.
Who is the first one to admit when they are wrong?
S: I’d like to say it’s me, but I’m not sure.
Who eats more sweets?
W: Sarah. She likes sweet pork and lots of fruit.
S: Neither? I guess William does when we have ice cream or cheesecake, but neither of us are big sweets people…
Who cries more?
S: I do. I’m such an easy crier.
W: Coming up on two years.
S: 10.10.2015 💛
Who makes the most mess?
S: I’d say we both do; he does while cooking & I tend to leave a trail of things I haven’t put away yet…
Who has more tattoos?
W: Neither. We don’t have any.
S: We don’t have any.
Who hogs the remote?
W: No one hogs it, but only one of us has appropriate tastes. (S: #rude).
S: Neither? If we’re watching tv we tend to watch shows together.
W: I refuse to answer that question.
S: William is.
Did you go to the same school?
W: No; you didn’t go to Alabama.
S: For one year – my freshman & his senior year of high school.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together?
S: Bari, Italy or Berlin, Germany… not sure which is further from Idaho.
Who hogs the bed?
W: Mavis. But I hog the covers because I mummy.
S: Mavis does! 😂
Who does the laundry?
S: I do.
Who’s better with the computer?
S: William is.
Who drives when you are together?
S: William does.
S: William! It’s one of the many reasons I had a crush on him so long ago!
Magnus & Elizabeth. His paternal grandfather’s name & my paternal grandmother’s name.