July 31, 2012

Is It Just Me or Is This Crazy?

To pick up where we left off on our love story journey...the baseball game was fun, we left and went our separate ways home. Friend and I went to her apartment, and the boy and his dad went back to Prosper. An HOUR north.

Later that evening the boy texts me and asks what I have planned for the rest of the night. Keep in mind that this was a Tuesday and we all had work in the morning. Well, the boy decides to come hang out with us. And I'm FREAKING out. I don't know whether to think this is super cute and romantic, or absolutely crazy. I actually called my mom and asked her if she thought the boy was creepy and insane!

So the boy makes it to my friend's place and we hang out there for a bit and make the worst chocolate chip cookies in history. Then the boy and I go out for coffee. Long evening short, we grab some coffee and start talking and getting to know each other while driving around town. I got to show him where I grew up and went to school and worked. We had parked my car at a local park and had thrown a football around and hung out outside a while before the town tour. When we get back to the park to get my car so I can go home, the park was closed. Gates locked down. No way am I getting my car out. So the boy has to drop me off at my house and being the gentleman that he is, walked me to the door. And it was locked. So on our first unofficial "date" my mother has to come let me in at 2:00 in the morning and meet the boy.

The beginnings of relationships are always whirlwindy and exciting. So the next night we planned for me to come to Prosper and for him to show me around his world. A long and perfect evening involved watching a lightening storm, climbing a grain tower in said lightening storm, driving around the "country", flattening a penny on a train track, hugging a tree, playing at Dave & Busters, taking a picture in a photo booth, and just enjoying getting to know each other. I think it's safe to say that by the end of those two days we were in serious like with each other. Precious...I know.

That weekend I was scheduled to be a D-Now counselor at a church close to him, so when I finished up on Sunday afternoon, we met up and went to lunch with his dad (mom was in Africa at the time). After lunch he took me fishing! Something not entirely new to me, but it had been a while.

The next few weeks are more of a blur, but I will put up some old pictures to try and tell the story.

to be continued...

July 30, 2012

Big Brother's Wedding...and Rehearsal Dinner

So while I am trying to recall and relay my love story to you guys, I will slip in little random posts here and there. Like, crafting, daily life and thoughts, events, etc.

My lovely momma let me plan and execute my big brother's rehearsal dinner! I was super excited, especially since I had recently stumbled upon Pinterest. (My lifeline and mortal enemy.) With a couple months to plan, I was immediately researching and deciding on the perfect theme for the soon to be Mr. & Mrs.

Momma and I decided on a "classy tailgate" theme. Which was going to be fun and challenging because the groom went to OU and the bride A&M. And we were off. Hats off to Pinterest for doing most of the work :).

We knew where they wanted to have it, Blue Mesa, which was perfect for a more casual, but classy event. After tables and heads were counted we knew we'd need a few different types of centerpieces.

Burlap will take you a long way...

And with a few detailed touches, they ended up loving it! WHOOP! and uh..BOOMER SOONER!

The last picture is a board of 20 Things. I had the bride and groom send me 20 things they each loved about the other. This ended up being really sweet.

Begin the Begin

I'm a procrastinator...obviously. I haven't been sure of how to start this story, so I'm just going to lay it out there. It'll be messy, and I'm not the most eloquent of writers. Or a writer at all, really. But I suppose I can be an author. Especially an author of my own story, right? So here goes folks. It'll be interesting to see what the rest of the family and other parties involved think once I tell them this even exists.

So in January 2008 this mean boy broke my heart. So I thought. He really wasn't all that great. But I was at a point in my life where I had decided to quit dating just to date. I was ready to date for the future. I was ready to date to find love, which at this point I had never experienced. So this mean boy "breaks my heart". He wasn't ready for "future" dating.

When you are a young enough single girl and a boy breaks your heart, in step the most awesome of friends. The other young enough single girls. These girls are a part of every young enough girl's life. And they're even more awesome when you are a part of theirs too. Friendships run both ways. You're there for me...I'm there for you. Some of your friends cheer you up with glass seats that night at a stars game...which was awesome... Some of your friends set you up with your future husband.

Well the girl that actually introduced me to the mean boy, decided that after he broke my heart, she wanted to introduce me to another boy (we had yet to determine whether or not he was mean). So this awesome friend of mine wrote the new boy a message saying the she had found a wife for him. Which was interesting since he lived close to 1,000 miles away at the time. He said "neat, I don't live anywhere close to ya'll". Oh ye of little faith :).

Months go by...like 3. April rolls around and the new boy has since moved back to Texas. My friend and I finally make this meeting happen. I spent the weekend with her family and her and we went to church on Sunday like normal. And the boy was there with his family. His parents and her parents were friends, so I believe there was a little more conspiring than I'll get into here. So, we meet. And then we part ways and go home.

The boy messages my friend that evening asking for my number. Cute. The next day the boy texts me while I am at work and decides he'd like to get together and what are my plans for the week yada yada. Another friend and co-worker of mine and I were going to the opening day for the Rangers. Well wouldn't you know it, he and his dad were going too. We go to the game and close to the end of it we find them and meet up with them at their seats. And take a picture :). Which I will add later since I can't find it anywhere!

to be continued...