Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Exciting Updates!

Hi friends!

Happy 2013! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and new year. We had a great Christmas at home with my family and then traveled to Florida to see Chris' side for New Year's! 

I know I haven't posted in a couple of months which I guess is becoming the new normal. I keep saying I'll be better, but I'm going to stop saying that. I mainly post for my own benefit so that years from now, I can look back and see what I did on my 25th birthday or where I was three Thanksgiving's ago. I have decided to look at my blog as a personal diary and not a public blog. I do love all of my readers and if you are willing to put up with my sporadic posting then I'm happy to have you here! (And if I'm going to be honest with myself, my life has been pretty uneventful since moving back home...)

Moving on...

Chris and I adopted a precious puppy on Thanksgiving weekend. Her name is Abbey Rose! She has been such a handful but we love her more than anything. She has been taking up a majority of our free time and we are acting like "parents" now. I can't remember the last time we went out for more than 2 hours alone! Ha! This picture was one of the first I took of her. She has grown quite a bit, but she's still pretty little.

I guess the biggest piece of news to share (and the real reason I'm writing this post!) is that Chris and I are engaged! He asked me in Savannah, GA on New Year's Day. It was our 3 year anniversary!

We were in Savannah for a day trip on our way down to Florida to see Chris' family. Everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) knew for over 2 months that Chris had a ring and was planning to propose. The whole trip to Florida was mostly so his family could throw an engagement party and celebrate with us. It was so much fun and really nice! 

I am in major planning mode since we have set the date for June 29 of this year! I had been "pinning" wedding inspiration like crazy since October, but it's different when you actually have to make decisions about design and style. But I'm enjoying getting things in order and hopefully things go smoothly and I can avoid becoming a bridezilla :)

My mom and I went shopping for a dress last week and that was fun! I know that should be way down on my list of priorities, but I really couldn't resist. Currently I'm torn between an affordable David's Bridal gown (less than $500) and a more expensive but GORGEOUS Maggie Sottero gown. I keep telling myself it's just one day and I'll never wear the dress again so I should go with the more financially sound choice, but then I look at the picture of me in the Maggie and I'm like....OMG I HAVE TO HAVE IT! 

I'm telling you...Bride Problems!! Ha! I'm so excited to finally be able to say that I'm engaged. It's been a long time coming!!