Well folks it's been a while since I have blogged, sorry been a busy lady trying to plan a wedding and buy a house!!! WE finally found a house together that we love! Well we will love it once we make it our own and get everything just the way we want it!!! Got LOTS AND LOTS of work to do but it will so be worth every minute of it when we are done!!! I took pictures of the house as it looked when we bought it and I am going to take pictures of it as we remodel. Here are a few pictures of it for now!!!
This is the front of the house, love the front porch!!
This is the living room with a wood burning fireplace!!
The large eat in kitchen!!
The unfinished upstairs in the bonus room looking toward the craft room!!
The unfinished up stairs looking toward the guest room and the bathroom will be in the area behind that door!
Me with the pile of carpet from all the bedrooms, that was a hard job!!!!
Donny and I met in Arkadelphia AR for a long weekend since he was not going to be able to make it here in May. He was off for Good Friday thru Monday so we decided this would be a good time to meet in the middle!!! My sister, Linds, and her boyfriend, Wendell, went with me so would could all just hang out and have a fun weekend.
We met around 3 at the Comfort Inn hotel and got checked in and got all of stuff into the room. We just hung out for a while then went to El Mariachi for dinner and then headed to Hot Springs AR for a late movie. We went to see Alice in Wonderland, not my choice but it was a really good movie!!!!! We got back to the hotel and played some games and stayed up late or should I say early, ha-ha.
Saturday morning we slept in for a little while and then went to lunch at Cracker Barrel then headed to Hot Springs. We went to a mall for a little bit then headed up to the Mountain Tower. In the Mountain Tower you go up 1256 feet above sea level and can see out 140 miles, it is so pretty and peaceful up there with all the beauty God has created!!! After we hung out up there for a while we walked around downtown Hot Springs and had a little mini photo shot. Donny was not feeling very well, he was queasy to his stomach (Little did I know it was because he was nervous) but we got some cute pictures from that day!! We went to dinner at Chili’s then headed back to the hotel for a movie/nap, I was tired and fell asleep for a little while, HA-HA.
In downtown Hot Springs next to a little spring!
Right outside the Mountain Tower
We got up Sunday morning and got ready for church, we went to Aaron and Rachel Ward’s church, then went to lunch with them to Little Italy, a really good little authentic Italian place in Arkadelphia, AR!! We had a good time visiting with them. Then we headed back to the hotel for more pictures in our cute outfits and to change clothes. We all changed and headed to the Crater of Diamonds in Murfreesboro, AR for a little fun digging in the dirt!!! Well little did I know this is the place where I would become the happiest girl in the world, speechless, shocked, blessed, and so much more!!! How the proposal happened: Well I was standing up looking at a rock while Wendell was taking a picture of me! Donny was behind me on his knees holding the ring and so Wendell snapped a picture of him too. They all started giggling and I had no clue why so when I turned around he hid the ring and I asked why they were laughing and Donny just told me he found a big rock. So I asked to see the picture but Donny said no let me just show you the rock. Then he pulled out the ring!!! I was so SHOCKED!!!! I asked him if he was serious!!!!!! He said of course I am, will you be my wife and spend the rest of your life with me!!!! It took me a minute to get the word YES out because I was so speechless!!! I had no clue whatsoever that it was going to happen!!!! They had it all planned out, even the sound to make (cocka-cocka) to let everyone know it was time. Linds videotaped it while Wendell took pictures!!! I couldn't stop smiling and still can’t!!!!! We went back to the hotel and all changed and went to dinner at Outback to celebrate. After dinner we went to another late movie to see Clash of the Titians, another good movie. We got back to the hotel and just hung out for awhile before bed.
After Lunch on Sunday
I was shocked and still have the little shovel in my hand!!
Smiling like crazy!!!
Monday morning we got up and cleaned the messy room showered and checked out. We went to lunch at Chicken Express and went out for a little Geocaching!!! We headed back to the hotel to pick up the car and say our goodbyes. It is so hard to say good bye, it sucks!!!!! But soon it will no longer have to happen cause WE ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I am still trying to get use to saying that I am getting married!!!
SO last night I went to a line dancing class that one of our offices at work is offering on Monday nights. It has been over 12 years since I have line danced but it was so much fun!!!! I am going to try to go as much as I can. Even if I never go to bar and line dance it is still fun and it is a workout too!!!! HAHA I am sure it was a sight to see but I finally got most of the dances!!!
It is getting harder and harder every time to say goodbye!! I never thought when we started talking in Sept 2008 that it would lead to where we are now. I love him with all my heart and miss him like crazy when we are apart. We get along great and have an awesome time while we are together. He is so good to me and treats me so special and I love him for that.
He drove all day Christmas Day to come visit and we got to have OUR Christmas on Christmas night, which was wonderful!!! He headed back home on Monday Jan 4th, which was so hard for me. I got so use to him being there and now I am back to my lonely little house, so sad. I am going to TX on Feb 12th so that we can spend our first Valentine's Day together. I am so excited!!!!!!
This is a picture of the first time we met in person in April 2009.
This is from the weekend we started dating in July 2009.
This is from his first trip here to TN to meet the family in Aug 2009.
I have more pictures from his trip here but do not have them uploaded yet, sorry!!
So here are a few pictures of me and my man from his visit to TN last week!! We had the best time while he was here and it was SO VERY HARD to say goodbye!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to head back to TX in Oct!! It is going to be a long 6 weeks. I never imaged saying goodbye would truly hurt like it did on Sunday night!!! I do not think I have cried that much in forever. My little eyes were so swollen from all the crying. Being 12 hours away sucks but he is so worth all the pain I have to go through!!!