Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wedding Colors

Since we are getting married around Christmas next year, I thought it was only appropriate to use the color red! So our wedding colors are red, black and silver. It so happened that our decorations for our Christmas tree this year was red, black and silver. I promise I didn't pick those colors because of that! Also, Brandon loves the color scheme because it happens to be the colors of his favorite NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Believe me, I definitely didn't pick those colors because of that either!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone...

Brandon and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope your day is full of laughter and lots family time! Merry Christmas!!! Santa Clause is coming...! :)

Christmas 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Official...

After talking with Brandon, we have decided that we are going to commit our lives to each other on December 10, 2011! That means in less than a year I will be married to the greatest guy in the world :) YAY!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Proposal...12/10/10

Ok now on to the proposal...
He always thought proposing under the big Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center would be romantic and something that I would love (because I love Christmas so much!) On that Friday, we started our bus tour and happened to look at the bus stops and Brandon noticed that the last stop was in Rockefeller Center (Perfect!) For the first part of the day, Tyler, Brandon's brother-in-law, had the ring in is pocket then half-way through the day Brandon got the ring from him. Brandon was worried I would notice the ring box in his pocket so he made sure I was sitting on the opposite side everywhere we went. When we finally pulled up to Rockefeller Center, it was dark and there were hundreds and hundreds of people around the tree. Brandon said we needed to take a picture by the tree so we trudged through the people and as we got close to the tree, a huge group of people moved and left a big open area for us to take a picture. We gave our cameras to Tyler and Alysha (Brandon's sister) to take our picture and after they took it, Brandon started hugging me and saying nice things. At first, I didn't know what was going on until he unzipped his coat to get the ring box. When he was unzippping his coat my response was, "Are you serious?" I think I said that at least 3 times. He finally got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said yes and cried a lot. And to top off this fairy tale proposal, after he put the ring on my finger, it started snowing! I'm not joking, it really did snow! I was totally shocked and wasn't expecting it at all! I would have bet my life that he wasn't going to do it. Only a few people knew that he was going to. Obviously, Tyler and Alysha did and my roommate Channing and her fiance Zach knew because Brandon had asked if Channing could figure out what ring size I was. Brandon did ask my dad's blessing the week before we left and my mom figured it out and pestered my dad until he told her. So she knew a week before it happened but Brandon's parents didn't know until we called them after it had happened. Brandon wanted it to be a surprise for everyone!

I feel so lucky to have Brandon in my life and couldn't imagine what I would do without him. He makes me so happy and makes me laugh all the time! I love him soooo much!
Here are some pics :)

New York City- Christmas 2010

It has always been my dream to go to NYC around Christmas to see all the lights and decorations. I've been to NYC twice before this trip but never at this time of the year! We left on a Thursday and came back Sunday. It was a short trip with a lot of sightseeing to do! We ended up taking a 2 day bus tour that was hop-on hop-off at all the locations we wanted to see and we also got the New York pass that let us in all the attractions. We ended up seeing the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Macy's, and of course, Times Square. Here are a few pics of the trip!

Friday, December 17, 2010

First Time Blogging...

To be honest, I've never blogged before so this may be an interesting project! I recently got engaged to my best friend a week ago in NYC. He is the greatest and had me fooled from the very beginning! We started dating a year ago but have known each other for years. One of my roomies started blogging about her wedding planning experience and I've loved following her story so I thought I should try to do the same! I don't know if people will actually read this but it's worth a shot! I will keep you updated as things come together for the Big Day :) Thanks for joining me in this wonderful process!!