Tuesday, January 31, 2012


This statement will be part of the vowels we say to each other in over a year but I guess I decided I needed to test the waters now. I have had a cold for the past week and my voice and steadily declined but yesterday and today it has become nonexistent. Andrew said it so awful that I can’t talk as much but I hear a hint of sarcasm in his voice every time he makes this little comment. I decided I needed to go to the doctor and get everything checked out since I wasn’t getting much better no much how much I rested. I went to a grown up doctor for the first time and had to get a shot (OUCH), and two prescriptions.  I guess I just want to make sure he is going to stick around for the sickness part too!

On a happier note, it’s official. Facebook official that is!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Hey everyone this is the first post in my new blog. As I’m sure you can tell it’s going to be all about this crazy journey I am about to start with my best friend. Here is the story of how it happened…
            Everything was going great for Andrew and everyone else who has been lying to me for months and then Monday hits; Andrew wakes up with the stomach virus and I wake up with a cold from my preschools. Little did I know that this made everyone extremely nervous because we had a big day on Saturday. We both battle though our illness and were feeling much better by Friday so we decided to have people over to grill and sit by the fire pit. We all had so much fun but I proceeded to drink a little too much wine and feel TERRIBLE when I woke up Saturday morning. I did not want to do anything except lay and bed and eat saltine crackers but that was not in the plans for me because Andrew insisted we go to eat at RAW, our favorite sushi restaurant (who wants raw fish when they are hung-over no one). I was supposed to babysit from 12:30-5:30 which gave Andrew a lot of time to run errands for his big night but I ended up not having to go which totally threw him off. I proceeded to lie in bed and nap a majority of the day until he made me wake up to get ready for dinner. I wanted to stay in and watch Netflixs but he was not having it.  We went to dinner and he drank a few beers, I drank water, and we ordered a few rolls.  There was a photographer there taking pictures “for the chamber of commerce magazine” and I got very excited that I was going to be in it, I was so oblivious to everything. They brought out our dinner and then a chief special came out that looked like a giant ring and when I turned around Andrew as on one knee. I immediately started balling crying and demanded he put the ring on me. He put the ring on my finger, we kissed and the whole restaurant started clapping, it was magical and more then I could have ever hoped for. We drank champagne and ate a little more but we were both to excited to eat so we got almost our whole meal to-go.
            After we left dinner we went to Portico to sit at the bar and have a glass of wine but when we got there Andrew had planned a huge party with all of our friends and family. So many people came to celebrate this amazing night with us and we are so blessed to have such remarkable people in our lives. I immediately started crying again and hugging my mom. I then made the rounds to see everyone who had traveled such long distances and show off my beautiful ring.  We celebrated the night away until the restaurant closed at midnight then a few close friends came back with me to my house to catch up and continue the party. Before we knew it it was four in the morning and we were still up chatting away.

The night went by way to fast and I feel like I didn’t get the chance to talk to everyone I so desperately wanted to. I told Andrew our wedding was going to have to start at noon to allow me plenty of time to spend with everyone because this night flew by haha. He pulled off a surprise which is very difficult to do with me and I am so proud of him. I never thought he could be so organized and coordinate so many people, much less keep a secret but I am so glad he did. The night was perfect and fits our personalities to a T.  I am so excited to start the planning process and my life with an amazing man. I am truly so blessed and God has brought me the perfect person. He reminds me every day to slow down and enjoy the little things, he makes me laugh until I pee, and he still gives me butterflies after being together for over three years.

To quote William Jones “I tamed the wild beast!” and I could not be happier!