Tuesday, December 30, 2014


bet you can't guess what this post is going to be about?! I tried to come up with a more subtle title, but all that came to mind was 'Holy Shit! I'm Getting Married!'. I still can't believe it.

The Monday before Christmas, the boyfriend called me a little flustered over something. That something was my first, and second best, Christmas present. After months and MONTHS of begging and pleading to increase our pet count, and constant, slightly angry, refusals by him, he gave in.

"I'm Reese!"
The flustered part was due to his attempt at making that sweet little face a surprise. Waiting until Christmas to pick her up was no longer an option, and he was at work, so I had to leave right then to go pick up my new baby. Yes, I cried. 

Now, I had actually thought I was getting a ring this Christmas, so the puppy completely caught me off guard, and I just assumed the proposal would wait for another day. Per our tradition, we opened our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, and the possibility of gaining myself a fiancĂ© crept back into my mind. But, again, not the case. Which, again, I didn't mind, because I had a wonderful boyfriend and now two sweet pups to snuggle up to that night. 

The next morning, while we were cleaning up wrapping paper, because I open presents like a maniac, and putting away our respective gifts, I got my final and best present. 

It is five hundred times more perfect than I could have imagined, and I am one million times happier than I ever thought I would be. 

The thought of spending the rest of my life with him makes me feel so at ease with the way my life will turn out. I hope every person gets a chance to feel this way. Also, I hope you find somebody with enough sense to butter you up with a puppy first. We all knew this was a guaranteed yes when I got that first whiff of puppy breath. 

Now that I'm actually planning a wedding, I realized how counter-productive Pinterest is.  So far, I've come across two dresses that I absolutely must try on.  After some serious detective work, I was able to find the designer of one to inquire about the price of his dress.  And since $18,000 is more than my budget for my entire wedding, I decided to start working on hunting down dress number two.  After some more intense detective work, I was able to find a store that carried the second dress and it was in Melbourne! Just an hour away from my house. Perfect! I have to drive down to Melbourne to run that pesky little marathon anyways. This is totally meant to be.  Except, I can't read, and this store was actually located in Melbourne, Australia, not Melbourne, FL.  

Tina:  0 
Wedding Planning:  2

Whatever.  The nice thing about being engaged, is now I have a shiny ring on my finger to stare at until I forget all my problems and then run into a wall since I'm usually walking while doing this.  

Another bonus in all this is the band is gold, and I own absolutely no gold jewelry, and since I couldn't dream of making any changes to the most perfect ring on the planet, your girl gets to go shopping for new bling.