Monday, November 18, 2013

Still so surreal...



Thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes! I still can't believe that Todd is my fiance!  Todd and I were talking about something the other night and he said, 'We're engaged." and I made him say it again!

I keep looking down at my hand and I just cannot believe I get to marry him.

A few of your asked to hear how it happened.  We had an appointment with Jenn Hopkins to have pictures taken for Christmas cards.  Sure, it's a little unconventional to send out Christmas cards with your boyfriend but we have been dating for over 3 years so why the heck not?  Plus, have you seen all of the pretty new Christmas cards on Minted and Tiny Prints?  Since Monday was not a work holiday for most people, Todd complained a little about having to take half of the day off but I mean come on, pictures take 30 minutes!

I'm little awkward in front of the camera anyway (thankfully Jenn helped with that!) so when we first started taking pictures Todd was being his normal goofball self doing dorky prom poses.   Next thing I know, he was doing something in his pocket and then he was down in the dirt.  What was he doing down there? My thoughts went something like this, "He's going to get his jeans dirty and we just got here! Oh HA HA aren't you funny acting like you're proposing. REAL FUNNY TODD! OMG HE HAS A RING!"  I think I just kept asking, "are you serious?"

Thankfully he was serious! (And yes, he did call my dad and step dad that morning to ask for their blessing. :))  Looking back at those pictures puts the biggest smile on my face.

The thought of planning a wedding is a little daunting and I'd skip it all and just go get married next weekend if I thought we could get away with it.  I just cannot wait to marry him! I can't wait to introduce him to someone as my husband.  And I can't wait to send a letter and put our last name on the return address.  I just cannot believe I get to marry him.  Forever! Ahhh!!

20 comments:

  1. big tears, reading this. so, so happy for you... "happy" is so weak. can't even put into words the joy I feel for you. we love y'all!!

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  2. So happy for you, too! I am so looking forward to wedding posts!

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  3. Congrats! Enjoy wedding planning, it flies by! I just got married last month and it seems like yesterday I just got engaged.

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  4. I found your blog from Kelly's Korner the day you announced your engagement. Congrats! Enjoy this time. There's nothing like it.

    I'd love to read how yall met--I know it was through Singles on KK. I tried to find it on the blog but it looks like maybe you've gotten a new blog since then :) Is there a link to an old post? I'm a sucker for a good love story!

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    1. I've always had the same blog but I never really talked too much about our actual relationship. Todd was part of SUYS back in summer of 2010. He was originally set up with one of my friends but she was like "look, he's not right for me but he would be perfect for you!" We talked through Twitter, Facebook chat and email until September when we finally met. He lived 6 hours away from me. We dated long distance until January 2012 when Todd moved to Florida. And here we are!

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  5. Congratulations again! What a sweet story. That would totally be me... I would have no idea what was going on and it would take me a second to register!

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  6. Love the story! I know your wedding will be just fabulous and I'm sure we're all looking forward to going on that journey with you through your blog! Could we maybe have a close up of that gorgeous ring???? Pretty please o:)

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  7. Can't wait to read along - but enjoy the time - it will pass by fast!

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  8. So very happy for you both. This is SUCH a great way to capture that moment... The proposal goes WAY too fast!! I kept thinking that when my fiance proposed... "Wait, it's over?!" You two make a beautiful couple... Enjoy planning!! I'm just now discovering how many details are involved!! Definitely goes best with a glass of wine :)

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  9. Umm I love this picture of you. You look so happy...and your skin looks freakin' flawless :)

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  10. OMY YAY!!! what a fun proposal and gorgeous picture! can't wait to see what you plan and if you're coming to charleston let me know I've been doing my own research because I just got engaged 3 weeks ago myself!! I am thrilled for you!!!

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  11. Congratulations!! So excited for both of you, and have been secretly hoping he was going to pop the question soon! :) I am sure you are going to have a wonderful time planning your wedding! I can't wait to follow along. The one thing I always tell people is to always focus on the fact that you get to stand up in front of God, your family and friends and marry the love of your life. Don't focus too much on the details...something is bound to not go exactly as planned (my dress was almost 8-10 inches TOO SHORT when it came in, 6 weeks before the wedding...yes, I cried...that ugly kind of cry, but it all worked out!) Enjoy this wonderful, special time in your life!!

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  12. Enjoy every minute of your engagement and marriage! Before you know it, you guys will have been married for 11 years and perhaps you'll be headed to an AU or Florida game with one (or all) of your kiddos! It is a wonderful journey and I wish you both all of the blessings that we have experienced!

    And I never knew your dating story- how awesome that y'all met through Kelly's Korner! :)

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  13. So happy for you!! Such a wonderful love story and you seem so meant for each other. Can't wait to keep following this happy story you are creating.

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  14. SUCH a blessing to have those photos!

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  15. Sorry this is so late in coming, but many congratulations to you both from a long-time (but obviously not regular enough ;p) reader!

    Alissa

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