Daniel & Raquel.
Joey’s middle name came from the Elton John song called “Daniel”. Apparently his Mom was a fan but she claims it was before he came out of the closet. Uhh I have seen the pictures of Elton John in the early 70’s and really did he need to say it. I think the feather boas said it all. My name is loosely from my Grandmother Rachel.
♥ How long have you been together?
We met in 2003 and were friends for most of that year. Then by the end of 2003 we were together.
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
hmm a few months I guess
♥ Who asked who out?
I told Joey he would be my boyfriend by Christmas. And he was
We were really good friends and there was this point where it went from just wanting to hang out with him to needing to have him in my life in a bigger way.
♥ How old are each of you?
31 & 35
♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most?
I have 2 younger sisters and he has 1 younger brother. Even though my siblings live further away we still see them more.
♥ Do you have any children together?
one wild and crazy kiddo
You all know her as The Phi
♥ What about pets?
Mr. Buck-a-roo Fantastic is our dog. We have had him 5 years
Joey claims to have no love for Roo but every morning they are both asleep with Roo right at Joey’s feet.
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
being away from our family = no babysitting = no alone time
Trust me this is tough. We can only see kids movies in the theatres because we just can’t seem to be okay with The Phi watching rated R flicks. We always have to eat where either, pizza or macaroni and cheese is on the menu.
♥ Did you go to the same school?
No way. I went to Moorpark and he went to some school in Covina
♥ Are you from the same home town?
No. I'm from Santa Paula/Moorpark and he is from Covina/Fontana
It’s like we grew up in different worlds
♥ Who is the smartest?
i am the book smart one and he is the street smart one. I graduated from UCSB and he graduated from the school of hard knocks!
I may have a degree but believe me he is the more logical one. There are some things he comes up with that are just brilliant and sometimes so obvious!
♥ Who is the most sensitive?
me, unless we are listening to mariarchi music then he is all weepy
Blog post coming soon about this.
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
dude, where don't we eat out, but lately I guess the buffet at the casino
Or the Basino as The Phi calls it.
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
We honeymooned in Oahu and it was freakin spectacular.
♥ Who has the craziest exes?
Not really crazy but still pop up once in awhile. We saw Joey’s ex-wife in Wal-Mart once that is about it.
♥ Who has the worst temper?
neither of us really ever get mad.
I am serious we don’t.
♥ Who does the cooking?
Me all me
Well when there is cooking happening.
♥ Who is more social?
Joey is so quite that he was once mistaken for a mentally retarded person. So the answer is me.
That is a total true story.
♥ Who is the neat-freak?
I am the neater one, but Joey is the clean freak.
I pick up things but he get all deep clean when he cleans stuff
♥ Who is the more stubborn?
When he sets his mind on something there is no chance in changing his mind.
♥ Who hogs the bed?
Apparently I steal covers, but I will never admit to this. It is all just an accusation at this point. Until I have evidence I am not buying it.
♥ Who wakes up earlier?
I have to, because I have to be at work at 8 and because he drives a motorcycle I have to take The Phi to school everyday. Yea convenient I know!
♥ Where was your first date?
we had a psuedo date where we hung out in Huntington Beach. We saw Tito Ortiz in an elevator.
It wasn’t an official date but just a “hey lets meet up and hang out”.
♥ Who has the bigger family?
me duh, I am the Mexican one.
But believe me, his family is not small at all.
♥ Do you get flowers often?
since we have been married just once for Mothers day.
Before that he brought me flowers once when we were dating and then again when I was in the hospital after I gave birth to his offspring.
♥ How do you spend the holidays?
In the car driving from family to family
♥Who's more jealous?
He won't admit it but certain bans on certain places make me say he is the more jealous one.
I do have a small streak though.
♥ How long did it take to get serious?
i dont know about 5 seconds after we kissed
Even before we kissed I knew that I would fall in love with Joey. I knew that I wanted him to be in my life forever.
♥ Who eats more?
But sometimes it’s a tie.
♥ Who does/ did the laundry?
I use to do all our laundry, but then he complained about how I folded his jeans and I stopped doing his.
See back when my parents were first married my Mom attempted to make homemade tortillas and Pops made fun of their shape. From then on we always had store bought tortillas. This stuck with me and when he complained the days of me doing his laundry were over.
♥ Who’s better with the computer?
me, teaching Joey about email is like teaching The Phi about email.
By that I mean it is frustrating and difficult.
♥ Who drives when you are together?
Joey always drives
In my old age I have developed a hatred for driving. I would rather sit back, sing some tunes, and watch the world go by.