Wednesday, April 27, 2011

And so the planning begins!!

     So of coarse as soon and Mr. K proposed I was able to pull out all my hidden wedding books and magazines and get crackin'!  I've had ideas in my head of everything I've wanted to do for a long time, but now I had to let Mr. K know and get him on board.  I was lucky enough to have my mom flying in the day after the proposal to help me get started.  Did any of you secretly have books stashed away?  Or am I just that crazy girl??

     I think my favorite magazines were the the ones that were specifically made for the Orlando area.  Being as I am not from here, it made it very handy to start the planning process.  I think my favorite magazine had to be

I just loved this magazine!!  I just wish it had come out with more editions.  

     My mom came in and we hit the ground running.  The first stop was Home Depot to try and figure out colors....we weren't very successful.  I found a few things, but nothing that I loved.  So we were on to Joann Fabrics, where we hit the wedding color jackpot!!  I was so thankful to have my mom there with me because we instantly found what I'd been looking for, a perfect floral print that embodied the style and color theme I'd been looking was meant to be!!  To the floral print, we added 4 accent colors, one of them being a medium brown burlap!!  Can any one guess where I'm going with this theme?  I'll tell you all more about the colors later on...I might even show you a swatch of my inspiration fabric!!!  I can't wait to tell you exactly what it is.

     After Joann Fabric's, my home away from home, we went to Homegood's just to see if we could find some odds and ends for decorations.  God had all of this planned out already, because we walked in and there they were, my centerpieces!!  We purchased everything we needed and I felt like we'd put a huge dent in the decorating portion of planning.

     Other than decorations, my dad thought it to be very important to get my dress squared away, as well as our venue so we could have a date set.  If you didn't know, I am a planner.  I come from a family of planners.  I am definitely my father's daughter when it comes to this.  So to have my dad planning right along with me from a few states away is very special!!

     So this is just a start to the planning extravaganza!!  There's lots more to tell to get you up to date.  But stick with me and we'll get there!!  Have a great day!!

God Bless!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Big Question!

     The first question that everyone asks when they find out you're engaged is, "How'd he do it?"  Sometimes I would make up stories and tell everyone that I got tired of waiting so I proposed or that he popped the question with a gumball ring...but here's the true nitty gritty!

     It was President's Day.  February 21st to be exact.  One week after Valentine's Day.  Mr. K and I both had the day off from work and had spent the majority of the day doing our routine things...laying out by the pool, working on laundry, going to the gym...the usual.  I had made a point to not waste my precious time off with putting on make up or even changing clothes.  I was wondering around the apartment in my swim suit underneath my pajamas and Mr. K was hobbling around because he hurt his back at the gym.

     We had decided to tidy up the apartment, because my mom was coming the next day for a visit.  She had only been to town one other time and I wanted to make things comfortable and clean for her :)  That's what a good daughter does, right?  So I was working on our master bedroom and Mr. K was in the spare bedroom supposedly cleaning...I thought he was on the computer or something.  

     I was just chugging away at a pile of laundry when I heard Mr. K yell at me from across the apartment.  "Babe, could you come help me with something?"  I could have sworn he was stuck in the floor and couldn't get up because his back was hurt.  I was trying to figure out how in the world I was going to get this 250 lb. solid hunk of a man up out of the floor without injuring him any more.  I walk in the second bedroom with two armfuls of folded t-shirts expecting to see him in the uh-oh turtle know the one where you're driving down the road and see a turtle on its back flailing its arms and legs in the air trying oh so hard to flip over.

     Well, Mr. K was instead on his hands and knees digging underneath the bed.  I thought, "What is this crazy man doing?"  I turned to set the t-shirts on the bed and started to squat down beside him, when he so nimbly popped up on one knee and said,"Could you help me with this?" all while holding open this beautiful little box with a blinding diamond ring!  I was in shock.  I was in my pajamas.  I had no make-up for goodness sake!!  All I could say was, "Seriously?! You're joking right?"  That went on for a good five minutes before he looked up at me with his puppy dog eyes and said, "Babe, are you going to answer me?"  I was in so much shock that I honestly don't remember him asking me, therefore I couldn't give an answer!!  I quickly said YES and he put the ring on my finger.

     That was the best day ever!  Mr. K later told me that he had had the ring for some time.  We went and looked at rings right after Christmas and he bought the ring the next day.  He told me he had wanted to propose at his little sister's wedding, but couldn't because he hadn't been able to get a hold of my dad....insert awwwww!!  I thought that was the sweetest thing ever.  We had talked about how important it was to me to have him ask for my dad's permission and he did!!  Mr. K also made sure I knew that he didn't propose on Valentine's Day because we had a conversation when we first started dating about how corny we thought it was to get engaged that day.  See ladies, they do listen!!

   Overall, that had to be the best day ever!  The proposal was so intimate and special and I wouldn't change it for the world!  I love you, Mr. K and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

Welcome to our Humble Abode!!

Howdy do!!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  We are so excited to be able to share our special day with you and let you in on all the planning...but trust me, I will definitely be leaving plenty of surprises for the big day!!

So follow along as I catch everyone up on the last two months!  Feel free to leave questions, comments, and tons of support, because I think I'm already starting to lose it :)

God Bless!