Friday, December 31, 2010

2010, A Year to Remember

There are many words that come to mind when reflecting on the past year: stressful, life-changing, uplifting. Reflecting back on moments that made up this year, some bring a tear to my eye and some bring a smile to lips. 

Here are some of the highlights:

The celebration of my grandfather's life in his passing.
The "a-ha" moment when realizing you want to spend the rest of your life with someone.
The torture of purchasing an engagement ring and keeping it a secret.
The big proposal and the accompanying story that will be told over and over and over again (but never gets old).
A new addition to the family in Miss Aubrey.
First professional political win (many years in the making).
The miracle of modern medicine and the speedy recovery of my mother after open heart surgery.
Spending Christmas with someone you love.
Ringing in the New Year with truly good friends.

As 2010 draws to a close the excitement in me builds about the year to come. 2011 is going to be a year packed with new beginnings and life milestones. Now to just solidify my resolutions....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Isn't She Lovely...Isn't She Wonderful

Pardon the interuption from wedding talk, but wanted to share what Martha and I were up to this past weekend. We traveled up to Decatur to meet, for the first time, the beautiful and the oh so darling Aubrey. She is my brother's daughter and boy can you tell it (poor girl).

I know everyone loves my blog posts, but who doesn't love pictures of babies?? Especially one as cute as this! So here are some pictures to enjoy I'll be back after Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Musical Wedding?

I have a confession. I am indeed a Gleek. I know that flack will be had from friends and family over this, but I do not care. Something about that show, as trashy as it can be at times, has me riveted.

Maybe it is the fact that life as a musical has always captured my imagination. How cool would life be if at any moment you and/or those around you broke out into a song to express the mood of any situation? What if at Usher's suggestion your High School Prom broke out into a choreographed dance

Or if you could express the way you felt about your best friend in a sentimental ballad.

A few weeks ago an episode featured a Very Gleek Wedding. The procession that began the wedding got Martha's excitement up and my imagination working. If you missed it, take a look. (WARNING the song is really catchy and will be stuck in your head for days!)

Now that I have alarmed all of those involved in the wedding, fear not, there is another version that doesn't include singing.

In all seriousness though, this is only a fantasy. 1. I am WAY too traditional for such a thing. 2. These ideas seem great in the abstract, but that amount of planning, practice and courage it would take to put this together is way too much for me. However, the reception might be another story....

My Terrible Blogging Habit

Yes my friends, I have failed. I  have not kept this blog as up to date as I had wished. But with the encouragement of my wonderful fiancĂ©e, I am back on the wagon. With a little more time on my hands and a few more ideas in my head I am getting back to this.

Your thoughts, concerns and encouragements are always welcomed.