Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's Official...

I've joined the blogging world... And for a good reason, WE'RE ENGAGED! What better reason to begin blogging than to blog about planning the most amazing day of your life?! I am ecstatic to be planning our big day!! I secretly began planning our wedding the day after our second first date (I'll explain later)! I think my future hubs is excited about most of the planning process as well, although if you ask him, he might not admit that. :)

Speaking of my future husband, he's AH-MAZING! Borderline perfect. Yes, I really feel this way! Matthew and I went to the same high school, but didn't officially meet until after we both graduated. I was 20 and he was 19 but we didn't go on our first date until September 14th, 2008. Matthew picked me up from work (I had an early work meeting) and we went to brunch at the Capital Club where I ate one piece of bacon and approximately three small pieces of cantaloupe - I am very weird about eating in front of people before I know them, not sure why. After brunch we went to the Columbus broadway production of The Lion King.
After the play we had a long way back to the car in the biggest wind storm Columbus has ever seen! Little kids were literally holding on to benches and light posts! Lucky for me I had Matthew to block the wind and keep me from blowing away! After our first date we talked for a few days but didn't go out again. :( LUCKILY, a few months later, after I was settled in to a new job, we reconnected. Yay! We went on our second 1st date on Friday February 13th, 2009 - don't worry, we're not superstitious. When I got home that night Matthew had messaged me asking if I would be his Valentine the next day, and we have been inseparable ever since!

Fast forward a few years to January 31st, 2011. What started out as a not so great day turned into the BEST. DAY. EVER. I was not having a good day at work and I was getting a little antsy about when he was going to pop the question. I talked to Matthew a little through out the day about how frustrating it could be waiting for something when he possibly, might have made me think it was going to be a lot sooner than it was. And I know these things can't be rushed and it will happen when the time is right...but let's face it...the time was right.

I got home from work not feeling much better about my day, dreading especially, the thought of coming home and exercising. When I walked in the door the first thing I saw were roses on our pseudo dining room table. Thinking it odd but (not surprised) that Matthew would buy me flowers just because, I continued into the apartment. To my surprise, he cleaned! This is normally my job and I'm actually kind of surprised he knew where to find the vacuum let alone how to turn it on. Ok. Not that surprised. :) The only other thing I found somewhat strange was that the man was dressed. Jeans and a polo shirt. He never gets dressed when he doesn't have somewhere to be going (that I haven't planned out for us) because if was up to him he'd wear a work shirt and sweat pants EVERYDAY. After a few minutes Matthew convinced me to go upstairs and change so I could get my work out over with. Upon reaching the top of the steps, what did I see? Rose petals? On the floor? Hmm...? I open the door to our bedroom and was shocked to see roses, rose petals, and candles everywhere. At this point there are 3 things that are keep running through my brain. #1: I wish I had washed my hair this morning. #2: I wish my outfit was cuter right now. #3: I BETTER SIT DOWN! Matthew sneaked up the stairs behind me and pulled out 3 more roses. He handed me one and told me it was to represent my past. The second he handed to me and said it was to represent out future. He gets down on one knee. OMG IT'S COMING! HE'S REALLY GOING TO DO IT! He hands me the third and final rose and says this rose is to represent our future and it has the ring attached to it! All the while I'm thinking to myself that I can't cry because if I cry I won't hear what he's saying and I need to remember everything he's saying for the rest of my life. Well telling myself not to cry didn't work b/c not only did we both cry, I can't even remember if I said YES! He assures me I did say yes! Whew!

Now we're planning our wedding and getting ready to start our lives together as a married couple! Can't wait! So there you have it, the long, short version of our first date, and proposal...

Keep reading as we plan our wedding together!

Oh, by the way, Matthew just pulled these tickets out of his desk drawer! I can't believe he still has them! How sweet! :)


  1. Wahoo! Welcome to bloggy world! Can't wait to keep updated on your planning on here. It will be a great way to remember all your feelings at each step in the process! Excited for post #2 :)

  2. This made me cry AGAIN. Love you guys!!!!