Friday, December 26, 2008

Oh My Gosh!!!

December 23rd... a day to remember. T and I decided that we would exchange presents early and have a nice dinner alone because we would be spending Christmas Eve and all of Christmas with our families, and we figured it would be nice to start our own Christmas tradition - so he got us reservations at the Melting Pot for dinner. I went to his house earlier than planned because I really didn't want to work - who wants to work two days before Christmas anyway!

T and I were alone at his house and we decided to exchange gifts right away. If you know me well at all, you know I LOVE giving presents and don't like waiting for them to be opened! So, I eagerly watched T open his presents and he seemed to like them just fine. Then he gave me mine - a giant pink Coach box! If you know me well at all, you know I'm not a very good gift receiver - but I love purses! I knew it was a purse because we had already discussed it when he ordered it online (plus, if I didn't know - the big pink box would have given it away).

I slowly opened the box and unwrapped Julianne.... she is even more beautiful in person than the picture online! Then T told me that he was at the mall the other day and got me another gift and put it in the purse. I was kind of mad about that. I have a hard time getting gifts, and he had already bought me a beautiful purse - why would he buy me another one!? I was kind of frustrated by that! So I kept avoiding opening the purse until he told me I had to open it.

I opened the purse and pulled out a small creme colored silky pillow with ribbon on it - and noticed a shiny ring attached to it! I was SO shocked! The only thing I could say was, "Oh My Gosh" and then I covered my mouth and just looked at T. T got on his knee and told me he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me - and then asked me to marry him! (At least that's how I kind of remember it... I was really caught off guard!) I nodded, and then said yes of course! Both of us held back the tears as he put the ring on my finger and hugged and kissed me.

I was so surprised! I really had no idea it was going to happen! I thought that T would maybe propose at Valentines Day the very earliest, but more like around graduation time - so I was completely caught off guard - but I was also very happy about it! We cancelled our reservations for dinner and then left to see my family and share the good news! Afterward, we went back up to Salt Lake to celebrate with his family! We are both really excited! March 14th 2009 is the big day - unless I talk him into going to Vegas earlier! :) I'll try and keep you posted!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

So Sweet....

I'm pretty sure T will kick me if he sees this - but I had to write about it. We had our first "disagreement" Sunday night into Monday morning... really it was mostly Monday morning. And we weren't really disagreeing - my hypersensitive feelings were just hurt and one little thing turned into a horrible morning for me yesterday. Not only were my feelings hurt, but I was scolded at work and I had a final research paper due so I was not a happy camper yesterday! If you ask my coworkers - I was a mess! (there were many tears spilt all morning!)

Poor T, knowing that I was feeling bad - he wanted to talk about why my feelings were hurt and wanted to make things right so I ended up meeting with him and he jumped right in. He wanted to know exactly what I was thinking, and why I was hurt, and what he could do to make me feel better - It was quite amazing really! We talked for a while and I told him what I was feeling and he explained his reactions and by the end of our conversation - he apologized (I did too - it wasn't all his fault), kissed me and told me he loved me and it was all better! It's no wonder I am so in love with this boy - he's amazing and so sweet!

Another sweet thing... little Baby A. He is 2 today and not so little anymore! We had a little family party on Sunday where he opened presents, had cake and a bath! I just love this little guy - he makes me smile every time I see him... and I can't help but giggle when a toy scares him - it's a little funny! :) Happy B-day Baby A!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Turkey and Kurt

I just realized I never blogged about Thanksgiving! Oops! I guess I should do that! Here's the readers digest version:

I spent Thanksgiving with T and his family in St. George. It was really nice! We drove out with the dog and spent an hour or two with his parents before his sister and her family arrived. We spent the week watching videos, playing games, playing the wii, eating (it was thanksgiving obviously), and just spending time together. The kids went swimming in the back yard, the boys put together a bbq grill, and the girls went to look at model homes. T even made sure I had some time to get some homework done (what a guy!).

I have to say that I really loved spending 5 ish days with T. I was really spoiled and saw him almost every minute of every day - and enjoyed it all. He is such a wonderful guy! His family is great too! His sister and her family are really nice and I love his niece and nephew! His parents are great too - his mom is so nice, and his dad is hilarious! It was such a nice and relaxing week! The worst part was when it ended because now we had to go back to regular life - living separately, working all day, seeing each other in the evenings if possible. It wasn't something I was looking forward to at all! But we make the best of it! :)

On another note - I went and saw Kurt Bestor last night in concert. I loved it! In my opinion, it was much better than the Forgotten Carols this year! It wasn't as contrived, and it was just really relaxing. It also helped that we had AMAZING seats! My mom and I loved it - she loved it more though because she is secretly in love with Kurt Bestor... I guess it's not a secret now! ;) In any case - I love this time of year - it's so nice and relaxing! And hopefully in taking some time off this month I'll get to spend more time with T... :) Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Linking and Singing

Well, it's been a while since I've written anything really noteworthy so here goes! On Wednesday night I went to see the Forgotten Carols! Yay! I went with my mom, my little Sis Sh, and T. I had invited T the day before and he had to reschedule an appointment in order to go. I was really happy that he was able to do that!

I warned him that it was a play/musical and that it was full of Christmas songs. I neglected to tell him it was as religious as it was (it's just the Christmas story) - and he told me it was fine, he does know the Christmas story after all. At intermission I asked how he was liking it so far - and he said he enjoyed it. Really though, who wouldn't enjoy it!

The part that had me worried was the very end... If you've ever been to the Forgotten Carols you know what part I'm talking about. The part where everyone has to hold hands and sing "We can be together forever someday." I was worried he would be slightly uncomfortable - I would be! But, he was a trooper! I guess now you have to link arms and sing... He didn't link with the man next to him but he linked with me and that's really all that matters right?!

It was a nice night - I love Christmas music, especially the Forgotten Carols (although, I can live without Michael McLean's ugly voice - and Connie Lou was only mediocre) - and I got to spend time with 3 of my favorite people in the world! Gotta love Christmas time!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gratitude Day #7

I warned you... I wouldn't be able to post because I was going to be out of town! Here's my little pieces of gratitude from Turkey Day...

1. I'm thankful for families. Not just mine, but everyones. Even though I wasn't with my immediate family for Thanksgiving - I spent the better part of a week with T's family. He has a really great family! They are so opposite of mine - quiet, low key, nice... kidding of course! His family is really quiet and the week was spent relaxing and just being together. It was wonderful!

2. I'm thankful for my planner. (not my financial planner - although I'm thankful for him too - my calendar planner) I would be lost without it! How else would I know what I have to do during the day if I didn't have my wonderful little planner to tell me! It always gets so full and stresses me out looking at everything I have to do and haven't done - but really, it keeps me in check - and for that I'm grateful.

3. I'm thankful for blankets... I love blankets. They keep you warm, and when I was little I felt like it protected me somehow. The monsters couldn't get me if I was under the blankets. I just got a new blanket - it's warm and soft and makes me so very happy... I love blankets!