Friday, June 17, 2011

pinching myself

Engagement story still coming...promise!  Just waiting for pictures and a [very sneaky] video.

But in the meantime, I have been compiling a [very long, very detailed] to-do list [it's the only thing that keeps me sane!], picking colors, and deciding on décor.  And a million other little things.

Tim called the temple yesterday to reserve a date.  And the date will officially be...

August 5, 2011!

[If I could insert a thousand smiley faces right there, I would.]

I wish I could tell you how hard it was to choose between Friday, August 5th at 10:30am and Saturday, August 6th at 1:30pm.  It doesn't seem like it should be a hard decision, but it totally was.  [Or totes was, if you want to be hip.]  Tim called me at work, and we went back and forth like 134 times.  Or something like that.  Long story short: it will be very hot in Arizona on either day at either time.  So in the end, it came down to the fact that we didn't want to travel for our honeymoon on Sunday.

And, at the risk of making you think we're crazy, we are thinking about buying a house.  [Saying that makes me feel grown-up.  Actually that's not true.  It makes me feel like wow-that-sounds-really-grown-up-but-I-still-feel-like-a-little-kid-and-can't-be-doing-grown-up-things-like-that-yet.]  Yes, we will both still be students.  Yes, we are in our early twenties.  Yes, we both only have part-time jobs.  But.  It's so tempting right now because the market is so down and because the mortgage payment would be about a third of what we would be paying for rent in an apartment.  For more square footage.  So we are doing some research and we will see.

It all feels so surreal.  Sometimes I have to pinch myself [figuratively, not literally...but that would be interesting] to remind myself that this is actually happening, that I am not 10 years old anymore, that I've found the love of my life, and that he wants to marry me.  It's weird when something you've been dreaming about your whole life actually happens.  Weird, but awesome.

49 days, people.  49 days.


katielizabethawkes said...

i'm a nerd and this made me emotional. stop that. let's stay up until 2am every night planning your wedding. no wait......we already do that.

karajean said...

I am so excited for you!! Good luck wedding planning- my bro and his wife did it in 6 weeks, so it is possible. And that's good that your man has opinions-- I swear it helps!

Can't wait to read more details!

Annie Citrine said...

Seriously I am SO SO SO happy for you. :) You and Tim are PERFECT for each other! .. but you already knew that. ;) obvi.

Katie said...

Aw, I'm so excited for you! You'll be fine with the short engagement - everything will get done. Oh and for the record, I like the sound of August 5th better than August 6th. Good choice. :)

Can't wait to hear the story!

shirley elizabeth said...

Move into our ward! It's the best.

Or you could get a really big house for really cheap out in Timbuktu, but who wants to do that?