Friday, January 29, 2010


Full Name: Darin James Johnson

How long have we been married? It will be 4 years in March

How did you meet? My friend and college roomie was getting married. After her rehersal dinner we all went across the street to this total hole in the wall bar which was actually really close to where I lived at the time, but I had never been there.

We were standing around talking and this guy came up to talk to me. I wasn't really thinking anything of it and then I noticed that he was everywhere I went. I even came out of the bathroom and he was there. I picked up this newspaper that they put out here in KC called The Pitch and pretended to read it so he would leave me alone. He came up beside me and said "anything interesting in there?'

So I finally gave in and talked to him a little. He was nice, but too short for my taste. Through our conversation we found out that he knew the guy that cut my hair. Random piece of info, but relevant for later. I was going to leave and he asked me for my number. I said I would give it to him, but he couldn't write it down. He had to remember it. I knew there was no way he would remember. And...he didn't.

About a month later I went in to get my hair cut. When I came in Joe, my stylist at the time, was smiling at me with this weird look on his face. He said that his friend, Darin, called him, told him that he met me at Jerry's a while ago, lost my number and wanted Joe to give me his number so that I could call him. Joe told him he was crazy. He said "dude, she's like 8 feet tall." Anyway, Joe persuaded me to call, said he was a good guy and all that jazz. So I called and now we are married with 3 kids. Guess his shortness didn't bother me too much after all!

Who asked who out first? Darin asked me out first.

What was your first date? Well, we went to Tanner's Bar and Grill. I remember that I had a pretty bad cold so Darin told me I should eat spinach dip because that would be good for me. Don't ask, I don't know.

We hung out at Tanner's for a while and then he took me to Jerry's. Nice, I know. Back to where we met. I got to meet all the people that he hung out with. I remember talking to Charles the most. Charles is from Scotland so I really liked to listen to his accent. When I got home after I had basically been gone all day, my roommates boyfriend said "you must have had fun because you have been gone for like 8 hours". It was a fun day.

Who said 'I love you' first? I don't remember, but I am pretty sure it would not have been me.
How did he propose? He took me to our favorite place to eat, J Alexanders. We ate and then we ordered dessert, which we never usually do, but I didn't really think anything of it. He went to use the restroom and came back carrying the cake and had the ring stuck inside. He put the cake down in front of me and just asked me to marry him. He tried to kneel down, but the booth we were in was one of those that was kind of raised up off the floor so he couldn't. He was pretty nervous.

Who's taller? Me. I am 6 feet tall and he is about 5'10, maybe 5'10 1/2 on a good day.

Who is smarter? Depends on the subject. Darin is one of those people that never really says "I don't know" because even if he doesn't know, he will make you think he does. Part of the salesman in him I guess. =)

Who does the laundry? Darin does the laundry and folds it. I put it away. Unless it is something that I don't want dried or something like that, then I do it myself. He always gets irritated because I ALWAYS leave kleenex in my pockets and it gets all over everything. Or all my clothes are inside out. I asked him what the big deal is if the clothes are inside out and he said because its like you have to fold it twice. Oh, and his favorite thing...big basket of little clothes! Funny.

Who pays the bills? Darin

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Well, if you are standing and looking at it, I do. But if we are in bed, Darin is on my right.

Who mows the lawn? Darin. He tried to show me how once and the mower basically took off without me. He was like "okay, that's enough of that". I think I could if I had to though, but I would probably rather pay someone else to come do it for me. I do help shovel the driveway when it snows. Does that count?

Who cooks dinner? Darin. He is a good cook. I am trying to cook more. I think it will be easier once the kids start eating more of the stuff we eat.

Who wears the pants? Depends, I think we are pretty good at coming to decisons together...most of the time anyway.

What do you like to do together? Just be at home with the kids watching Dateline, Friday Night Lights, American Idol, whatever show we are into at the moment.

Does he have any hidden talents? Hidden? No. Everything about Darin is pretty much out in the open.

What do you admire most about him? His ability to forgive people and forget about it. I wish I could be more like that. I can tend to hold a grudge for a while. I may forgive in time, but I never forget.

His best features and qualities? He is funny and can usually always make me laugh, he is someone most everyone likes to be around and he is very accepting of others. He loves his kids.

Who has more siblings? Me. He is an only child and I have a brother and a sister.

Who eats the sweets? Well, we both do, but he has no self control. He does really good all day. Drinks his protein shake in the am, eats a good lunch, a good dinner and then when 8 or 9 o'clock hit, if there is candy or chocolate in the house, watch out! Then he always follows his binges up with a "I'm such a pig". But he does get up and is at the gym every morning at 5:30 so he deserves a little treat, right?!

What does he do that surprises you? I have been with the man for almost 8 years now...nothing surprises me about him anymore. He will bring me home cards for no reason every once in a while or leave me a nice note.

Guilty pleasures? He likes to watch football, hockey, basketball...really any sports He loves to ski and tries to get out at least once a year. Before we had kids he would take a couple ski trips to Colorado every year. He likes to golf during the summer.

Who is more stubborn? Me for sure.

Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Darin.

There you go. A little "blog" for Darin since all of my posts are usually about the kids! We love you Dadda! Thanks, Jen for tagging me. Those are fun!


  1. Yay! I love hearing those things! Darin is a great guy and dad. It was fun to read about how you met! :)


  2. That was great, Rach! I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know Darin.