Monday, July 9, 2012

"Will You Marry Me"

Back on September 19 of last year, I was having a crappy day.

No particular reason why. 

I was just in one of those moods.  You know those days and "THE" mood when contact with the human race could totally send you over the edge?

Wanting to lay on my couch all day and do NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING.  Not even talk to Todd.  Not even wanting to hang out with Todd.  Was all I wanted to do.

About 3:00 in the afternoon, Todd calls and wants to come over.  After expressing that I was not in the mood for company and I would not make good company today. He answers by saying ,"I'll be over in a few."


I will not be responsible for my actions.  I warned you ahead of time.

So in less than 10 minutes, he arrives.  I refused to leave my comfy, cozy spot on the couch.  He prances in with a smile on his face.  I should have known something was up.  There was just too much pep in his step.  He "dances" his way to where I was laying on the couch and hands me a box.

A small box.

I just look up at him still refusing to make a move from my reclined position.  He is still smiling from ear to ear.  He proceeds to say, "Well we've talked about this for a long time, so let's make this official. Will you marry me?" 

I look into those blue eyes.
How could I be in a bad mood now?  This man wants to marry me.  Does he really know what had just escaped his mouth?

To make a long story short, I said yes -officially! With the ring and all.

Well, he didn't ride in on a white horse like the Prince's in Fairy Tales in all the storybooks.
But he is my Knight in Shining Armor.  Who brightened a bad day. And knows all the right things to say.

Train says it all in this song~

Last Friday, while many of you were still recouping from the Fourth of July fireworks.  I married my best friend.  The guy who ignores my bad moods and makes me laugh regardless.  The guy that has LOTS and LOTS of patience for me. The guy who accepts me for who I am- quirks and all. The guy that loves me for who I am and doesn't compare me to the Victoria Secret models.  The guy that just 9 1/2 months earlier asked me to marry him.

So we planned a super simple affair.  I mean SIMPLE.  
Just us and our three kids. 
BIG scares me.
But I love to dress up.

We made arrangements with a nearby Bed and Breakfast. 

We bought a simple, cute dress for me, rings for us both , a new suit for Todd, a bouquet at a local florist, hired a photographer- Little White Dress Visuals,  and prayed for great weather.

Dress from White House, Black Market; necklace and pearl earrings from Premier Jewelry, headband from Ulta, shoes from Belk, and bouquet from Flowers on Broad Street

And we will live happily ever after...


  1. What a sweet story!! Congratulations!

    Heather (

  2. Congrats! You looked so happy and beautiful!!! I love your dress - I almost bought that a few weeks ago! :)

    1. Thanks Nicole~ It's such a fun dress and I got it at a steal-lol~

  3. Congratulations. You look beautiful and like Nicole said, So happy. Wishing you man years of happiness :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

    1. Thanks Heidi~ We've very excited about our new life together.

  4. Sweet story and what a beautiful bride! My Todd is also my best friend. We renewed our vows in October for our 20th anniversary and MARRY ME by Train was also one of the songs we played.
    Best wishes to a long and happy marriage!

    1. Congrats on 20 years. That is such a great accomplishment and wishes for you and your Todd for over 20 more.

  5. What beautiful pictures of you and your family. Happy for you!!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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