Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine's Lunch Date!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Proposal

A few months ago I shared about how I wrote a book for Fred one year with our love stories in it and I shared here one of them of our first date. For this Valentine's Day I thought I'd share our story about the day Fred proposed! The day he put a ring on it! Here it is...
Their spot...
Every year Fred and Nancy looked forward to going to the LA County Fair on a special date. They would go there every year to visit the spot where they shared their first kiss. It was a special spot, under the moon and stars in a garden on a hill lit by lights hanging from the trees. They would grab their favorite fair food, a bloomin onion and philly-cheese steak and then take it to their spot to share. 

Nancy should have seen it all coming.

A few months before leading to that day, anytime they went to the mall they looked at engagement rings "just for fun," Nancy tried on rings only dreaming of one day day actually owning one and being engaged. They were only 19 after all but she knew one day he would ask her to marry him so she wanted him to have an idea of what she liked for when the time came.

Little did she know that Fred was in fact looking for the ring he was going to propose with.

That night on, September 27, 2007 everything was going as expected for Nancy; the weather was perfect, the air smelled like sweet kettle corn and they strolled around looking at all the booths and vendors. On the other hand, Fred was a nervous wreck and all he could think about was that he was about to ask the girl of his dreams to become his wife. 

They grabbed their traditional dinner and went straight to their spot. When they finished Fred shared with her a few verses from the bible and they listened to some worship songs Fred had picked out for that night. This is why Nancy was so in love with Fred, he always found ways to include the Lord in their relationship.

He stood up and asked her to stand up with him to give her a hug. Nancy was sitting on the ground so she grabbed his hand so that he could pull her up, she noticed he struggled a little bit to help her up but didn’t realize why. He had trouble helping her up because in his other hand was the ring.  Fred held Nancy closely that night on that hill with twinkling lights all around. His heart was beating out of his chest that she could feel it, his breathing was also unusual so she thought it was from that moment he had helped her up, must have winded him!

As they embraced each other they reminisced on the first kiss they had shared on that very spot, Fred declared his love for her and the night could not be more perfect, Nancy thought in her heart, “Maybe next year we’ll get engaged here, this would be the perfect spot!” 

A few seconds later Fred took a deep breath, got on one knee, pulled out the most beautiful ring and asked, “Will you marry me?” Nancy overwhelmed with joy and tears fell to her knees on the ground with with him. He put the ring on her finger and her answer was “YES!” She couldn't believe it! The man of her dreams had proposed to her!

The first thing she frantically asked was, "Do my parents know?" They were so young, in college, did they really agree to this? Was this for real? We're they really that much closer to getting married? He reassured her, "Yes I sat with them and talked to them, I talked to our pastor," and she couldn't believe that her best friend, her boyfriend was now her fiancĂ© and soon to be husband!  

That night Fred and Nancy were the happiest people at the fair just like the night they had shared their first kiss.

The night he proposed

Friday, February 13, 2015

Catching Up... The Holidays

We cray!
Well hello there! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, a blessed Merry Christmas and an exciting New Years! I've been totally out of the loop with blogging and that tends to happen when I my life is consumed with... Well. Life!

So we've had tons going on since November when Noah turned 1, tons I tell ya! So lets play a little catch up:)

So the biggest one, I'm pregnant! We found out mid October but kept it pretty secret for a few weeks, or months... I want to share every detail about how I found out, how I told Fred and just share on what a gift this pregnancy has been from the Lord, a total sweet surprise! So I plan on posting about it soon and sharing more pictures about the gender reveal and all that fun stuff!

This year (or I guess now this past year) we hosted Thanksgiving! That was a blast, did the whole sha-bang, pretty traditional and we had our yearly Loteria game with the family! This wasn't any other Thanksgiving though it was Fred's birthday, not only that, it was his GOLDEN birthday! 27 on the 27th! So I tried to make our decor kinda gold to go with his birthday theme! So much fun!

Then Christmas came along, most wonderful time of the year! We tried taking our own family pictures and that was a succesful mess! Succesful because we at least got ONE good picture for our Christmas card, a mess because well imagine trying to get two overly energetic toddlers to stand still and look at at the camera... You get the picture! Or not really, well at least one:)

We spent Christmas Eve at Uncle Dougs house and we did our gender reveal! Found out we were having a Mickey Mouse! Which meant BOY! I was overjoyed! Cant believe we'll have a house full of little dudes! Christmas morning the grandparents came to watch Luke and Noah open their gifts and I cooked a special Christmas breakfast for everyone.

Then celebrated the New Year and Nicks 27th birthday in Dallas! We had dinner at Grand Luxe, were supposed to head to Fort Worth but realized we wouldnt make it there til after midnight so we headed downtown instead and made it with minutes to spare before the clock struck 12 and I kissed by hubby  under the light of fireworks and rain!

Then guess who took his first step?!? My little sweet Noah! He's a walker now and unstoppable!

Luke continues to grow and amaze us at how smart the kid is! He's so aware of everything that's going on, conversations we are having... Nothing will fly by that kid! He's so verbal, so sweet... He's 2.5 and I also plan to post a more thorough update on my big baby Luke!

So February is here! Yikes! Love is in the air! Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I'm looking forward to taking the boys out for coffee and donuts in the morning and then having a nice home date with my hubby! We're putting the boys down, then turning on the candles and cooking steak and lobster together with yummy sides and dessert! We plan on photographing it so hopefully it makes it to the blog!

Happy Valentine's Day guys and remember Jesus loves you most!
Putting the lights on the tree!

The Thanksgiving table set up! Had so much fun putting it together!

Birthday boy blowing out the candles!

Building bears with cousins and grandpa!

The bestie

Christmas 2014

Luke's favorite! Brewing coffee with daddy! His love for coffe is ridiculous... Luke's! Not daddy! (no he hasnt tried it)

It's a Boy!

Christmas Morning

Noah excited to open gifts!

Luke is totally into Ninja Turtles right now!

the mess!

Runing around the playground and going down slides with my littles before my belly gets too big!