Monday, January 23, 2012

My Soon-to-be Husband

       As our wedding day grows closer and closer I've been trying to keep cool and remember the reason I am getting married. With all the showers, planning, errands and everything that goes along with a wedding I can see how some would say it is easy to get caught up in the "hustle and bustle" and only care about the material things. Don't get me wrong, my dress is to die for, my centerpieces are amazing.... but my fiance, UNBELIEVABLE!
       David Blake Anthony is a gift from God just for me. I don't know what I have done in my life so far to deserve such a true friend who loves me unconditionally. Blake and I began dating back in 2006, when we were absolutely smitten for each other. Everybody said that feeling would go away over time, but I couldn't disagree more. I still get butterflies when he walks in a room and blush when he surprises me. The two of us have been through a lot in the five and a half years we've been together with going to schools 100 miles away and being apart from each other more than we wanted to be, but obviously God has big plans for the two of us and I am honored to begin my journey to see what that plan is with Blake!
       The way Blake proposed couldn't have been more perfect. On July 5, 2011, Blake came home from work and we had plans to go to my favorite restaurant with some friends. He came home to tell me one of the friends we were double dating with was called into work so it would just be the two of us. "Ok, fine with me," I said, after all, it was my favorite restaurant. Anyways, we head to dinner and argue about where we are going to park because he wants to park in Timbuktu! He selects his parking space and we start walking. After we finish our meal, or I should say after I finish my meal because Blake didn't take two bites of his, we head back to the car. After our 5k walk back to the car, =) Blake can see his keys in the floorboard of his locked car. UGH... Luckily, Kayla lived just a couple blocks away and she has a spare key. We start walking towards her apartment and Blake wants to take this opportunity to walk through the new park. It was hot and humid and I wasn't having it, so he drug me through the park. We walked passed the fountain and kept walking just a little further until I saw, written on the sidewalk in chalk, his proposal!!! On bended knee, the man of my dreams, my best friend in the whole world, was asking me to stay by his side for the rest of his life! Of coarse I said YES! Therefore, in about 5 days I will promise my heart to him for as long as I live. We will vow to love and care for each other forever. Blake Anthony, I love you more than words can say, and I am so thankful to have you in my life! I can't wait to call you my husband!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

stressed out!

Everyone said it would happen.... and it did! This morning I woke up (after a late night with friends watching Alabama win their 14th national championship...) and had to go to another meeting about the wedding. The meeting was pretty much just a time for us to go over a few things and make sure everyone is on the same page and luckily, for the most part, we are. But.... I finally hit the point where I am so tired of planning and just ready for the day to finally be here. I came home afterwards and it being Tuesday, I'm off work, so I laid back down to try to take a nap. And it never fails... my phone goes nuts. It's like everybody and their brother needed me for something today only during the time I was sleeping... or trying to sleep. I made the decision today that from now on during nap time or bed time my phone will be turned off or put on silent. Whew! Just had to rant a little just then. =) Bottom line is that I have come to a point where all that matters to me is that Blake and I are standing together exchanging our vows on January 28.  All the centerpieces, flowers, chairs, music and all that other stuff will be an added bonus to our big day! Because whether or not we have all the pretty things, it will still be our big day!!