Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On a cold winter night just before I was about to head back to Georgia for the holidays, I told Lauren that I had gotten her a Christmas present. I then instructed her that what I got her was in the bathroom and she would have to get up off the couch to come take a look at her awesome present. Once she got into the bathroom I told her that her present is in the bathtub behind the shower curtain and that she would need to slowly open the shower curtain to take a look. (As a side note- We had just moved into an apartment together and the shower head we had was an absolute horror; it sprinkled everything but you while you tried to shower.) So she carefully opens the shower curtain, and before her there is a brand new shiny silver shower head with a pretty red bow on it. At this point I can sense the tension growing. I can hear it in her mind thinking "he honestly got me a shower head for Christmas?!" So then to edge her on a little bit, I said "L, aren't you going to try it out? It has 5 different settings the box says." As I can see her start to get a bit perturbed at this point I say "I got the old one under the sink here if you want me to put it back on?" Then while she turns the water on and checks out the new shower head, I pretend that I am digging under the sink for the old shower head and pull out her real Christmas present. As she turns the water back off and turns back around towards me, I showed her the ring and asked my little L "Will you marry me?"
Pièce de résistance... She said yes!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hoping to avoid the all too familiar ice storms of Fayetteville, we were glad to move to Dallas before January. On Monday night, we were woken up
to freezing rain and sleet. The first day of being stuck in the apartment was productive, the second was not so productive. By Thursday we were both ready to get out! Then Friday we woke up to a beautiful five to six inches of snow on the ground. It continued to snow all day!!

Since we have spent so much time together inside, we got a lot of planning done. And we have finally picked out a date!! We kept going back and forth on season, month, everything imaginable. We have decided on June 8, 2012. Yes, it is a long ways away. We want to get married in the summer, and this summer is too soon (plus I am graduating in May, yay!) Eight is Rob's lucky number, so it was meant to be!