Friday, December 26

The proposal!!!

The thing i like the most about Andy's proposal to me was that it was so us. It wasn't rehearsed or planned. He proposed when it felt right, not when anyone else expected him to. It felt right for it to happen the way it did, on Christmas, with just the two of us talking to each other, nothing too planned out, with my family in the next room.

We were talking in the living room and he told me how much he loved me. Then he said something proposal-ish (i can't remember exactly what it was) and then stopped, which made me say "you're not going to propose now are you?" He smiled and tried to throw me off track. Then a few minutes later he said something else proposal-ish and then stopped again. I said something along the lines of, "Seriously! Are you proposing? Because you shouldn't be teasing me with this!" He smiled and then said, "Do you want me to?"

And then my wonderful boyfriend said some wonderful words to me. While i don't remember exactly what it was, the basic idea was "weddings and rings asside, i love you, i want to take care of you, i want to have children with you, i want to make you feel like this (happy, loved, desireable) all the time." He had me close my eyes and continued to talk to me while he reached into his pocket and pulled out the ringbox! (And he used the ringbox i had gotten a while back that was shaped like a ladybug! Yay!)

I seriously did not believe that he was proposing until he pulled out the ringbox. That's when i knew he was serious! (Of course, it was dark in the living room so i was pretty much assuming the ring was in the box since i couldn't actually see it. I knew he wouldn't tease me that much...) I knew he was serious because he had planned it out and used the ladybug ringbox and made it as perfect as possible.

Afterwards, i said i was sorry if i had messed things up and he said that "that's what he loves about us. That we can mess things up and they'll still work out all right." That's why i want to spend the rest of my life with this man, because he makes everything beautiful. Because he's able to put things into perspective for me. Because he makes me see that my expectations and opinions and plans are not always the best for me or us. Because he shows me that he will take care of me and love me and cherish me no matter what. He makes me feel so safe when i'm with him. I feel protected and loved and couldn't ask for a better man to marry.

Wednesday, December 17

Another list

So the rule is to "italicize" what you've already done...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving6
6. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Taken from And Stanley makes three...

Monday, December 15

It's f-f-f-freezing!

I can't believe how cold it is outside! Even though you'd think i'd be used to the cold by now, i'm suprised by it every year. At least it gives me a good excuse to stay inside tonight to relax before the rest of my crazy week!

Thursday, December 11

Are we done yet???

I'm SO ready to be done with school for the semester. The students AND the staff are annoying me. I'm editing research papers (which i'll be grading next week), putting in grades from this semester, scheduling students for next semester, planning for next semester, and trying to keep student government and yearbook going. Thank goodness there's only one more week!

And i think i officially have a scrapbook obsession, but i'm totally okay with that because it's just so dang fun!