Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Steve during the infamous Bike Week in Laconia, NH.
You can see the "Hell's Angel" sign in the background.
I have been Husband Tagged by my friend Laura. I have to say that I wish the questions got a little more informative because there are so many great things about my husband than where me met and when we got married, etc. so I'm going to give you a little more info so you can get to know him just a little bit better. My husband is a "Master Patrolman" for the Laconia Police Department. He's worked there for 10 years and has loved every minute of it. He's their "go to guy" when they need someone taken down. He's large in stature but cuddly as a teddy bear. I think those qualities make for an outstanding police officer. He's been given many awards throughout his career including one for "NH Heroes" because he attempted to save a drowning man. I'll give you the quick was summer (and we have a lot of lakes here) and he was called to a beach where a man was drowning. He went about 30 feet out (it was at night) and couldn't find him so he (uniform and all) dove down over 10 feet to finally locate him. He was the only one there that was strong enough to pull him to the surface. CPR was attempted but was not successful. He risked his life to try and save this man. (I must mention that there was alcohol involved) I was really proud of my husband. Another interest of Steve's (besides me) is Jui-Jitsu. It's a brazilian form of martial arts ground wrestling. He may not be the best in form in his class because he's fairly new and still learning but no one can submit this powerful man. He has earned the nick name of "KONG". His favorite birthday cake is a homemade German Chocolate Cake that he receives from me every year. He likes to play golf, basketball and ski and is the best husband and father in the world. There, I feel better. Here is the rest of the story...

When did you meet? August of 1992 at (formally known as) Ricks College. Steve was actually my Family Home Evening Brother.

How long did you date before getting married? We dated from October of 1992 - June of 1993

Where did you get married? Washington DC Temple

Who said I love you first? Steve did

Who cooks more? I do but according to him he thinks he makes the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. (I asked Stevie who is sitting next to me and she says mine are better - although his are pretty decent)

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Depending on the set up of the room, I pick whatever side is closer to Ben since he often needs assistance at night.

Who is taller? Definitely Steve. He's 6'3 and I'm 5'7.

How old is he? Old....he's going to be 37 this April.

Who drives? Usually him, sometimes if I want to razz him up I'll hop in the driver seat. He doesn't like that too much.

Who proposed? Steve did - I could never imagine me being the one to do it - wierd.

Who wears the pants? Both of us. Sundays I usually wear skirts or dresses though. (hee,hee)

Who kissed first? I am not a forward person so again this one goes to my husband. Call me old fashioned.

How many siblings? 3 - 2 sisters and 1 brother

Who does the laundry? Definitely me - his idea of laundry is to see how much he can stuff into the machine no matter what color. A little scary.


paulak said...

Awe! How sweet! What a guy!

Alicia said...

He seems like a great guy. I have to say it is some what surreal. The last time we saw each other I think was when you came to my apartment at BYU, you had come down from Ricks and you, Ben, Brian, Brenda and I got together for an evening. Then we all went our separate ways and now I am reading this bio on Steve and feeling like I missed out on so much. I hope one day we will be able to get together again sometime, I would love to meet your family.

LL said...

loved it Becky, i'm glad you added the extra info...that was great. aaron and rach have told all kinds of great stories about him, sounds like he fits right in to a FUN family.

Aaron said...

No one has submitted him yet only because he keeps fighting 110 pound Oriental toothpicks. I got your beef and your submission hold from the top rope right here!

Ben Hutchins said...

Love the bio and story. I do not remember hearing about Steve pulling someone out of the lake at night.

And of course I had the honor of being the first family member to meet Steve when I went up to Rick's College to visit Becky... and my classic one liner has lived on - - "Becky... you are'nt going to marry him are you?"

I will openly admit I was very protective of my twin and thought at 19 years... it was all too soon. I knew I wasn't ready so I didn't want you to be ready :)

But time is a great equalizer. I am thrilled that you and Steve are so happy together... and I could not imagine you without him. Now if I could just get Steve to find a police job out here in Utah! Then I could embarass him so more out on the golf course... seriously.

Anonymous said...

For those who are just being introduced to Steve, he is indeed a great guy. He would give the shirt off his back if he thought it would help you. He is kind and thoughtful and funny. You got a great on Becky.