Marriage Stuff: Turning Toward Him

By the time my husband arrived home from work, I was already in sweats, curled up on the couch, blanket draped over my lap, three episodes deep in a Keeping Up with the Kardashians season 1 marathon. I’d planned to order a pizza and relax in that spot for the rest of the evening.

So when Joe got home and asked if I was hungry, I was fully prepared to suggest a medium pepperoni pizza for two. He had other plans, “how about something out of the box?” (No pun intended.) He suggested we go to a local restaurant/bowling alley.

Ugh, I immediately thought to myself, now I have to get dressed.  Continue reading “Marriage Stuff: Turning Toward Him”

Engagement Photos: The Christmas at Easton Edition!

We already have incredible photos that re-enacted our first date at The Ohio State Fair (taken by Nigel Stratton), but our wedding photo package included engagement photos, so we figured why not do some more? Easton Towncenter is my favorite mall in Columbus and Christmas is my fiance’s favorite time of the year so, we decided Easton Mall would be the perfect place for our pictures!

Our photographer was Azar Photography and Andriy (the photographer) is awesome! After you take your pictures with him, he compiles this sweet slideshow for you:

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No More Fighting For Love

The other day, I read this quote on a Tumblr page about love: “Anything worth having is worth fighting for”.

Immediately, I thought to myself: that is one of the most ridiculous statements ever when applied to romantic relationships.

I know that now, but I only wish I would have realized that early on. Continue reading “No More Fighting For Love”

Ohio State Fair Engagement Photos or Something Like That…

Last year, Joe and I went to the Ohio State Fair together. That later became known as our first date. (I didn’t know it was a date at the time.)

This year, we decided to go back to the state fair and take pictures because we only have one picture from that important night. We had so much fun at the fair. It was a perfect day weather-wise, a little on the crowded side but we still got to ride the ferris wheel, play games, eat funnel cake and see the Butter Cow! The Ohio State Fair is definitely one of the highlights of my summer and the fact that it now holds special significance for me and Joe makes it ten times better!.

I’m not sure what classifies as “engagement photos”. Joe and I are engaged and these are photos so I guess these are it!

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The Moment I Knew: A Love Story of My Own

I used to think this “Big and Carrie” relationship was love. Now, I know it was just ridiculous.

I’ve always been a sucker for a good love story. If you want to tell someone how you met your S.O, something sweet he/she did for you, the first time you kissed, the first time you exchanged “I love you’s”, how you got engaged, or anything lovey-dovey, I’m your girl. I pore over pictures of couples on Facebook and Tumblr. I re-tweet Tweets and “like” loving Facebook statuses. I’m the girl that will look at your entire album of vacation pictures, random Saturday together pictures, engagement pictures and wedding pictures and even HS prom photos. I love to see two people in love.

When I was younger, after asking married couples how they met, got engaged, etc…I always asked “How did you know he/she was the one you were supposed to marry?” The answer was always the same “You just know.”

This perplexed me. I didn’t want to leave such a big decision up to just knowing. I wanted a clear manifestation of Jesus Christ holding up a sign with an arrow pointing to the man I was supposed to marry. I wasn’t going to rely on a “feeling”. My feelings had gotten me into emotional trainwrecks in the past so no way was I trusting them with the most important relationship of my natural life.

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How He Did It: The Proposal

After promptly announcing my engagement on Twitter and Facebook on Monday night, admist all the “congratulations” (smile!), “finallys” (rude!) and “when’s the wedding” (uhhhh I dunno!) there was the inevitable question: “How did he do it???”

So, I decided to post the story on my blog for inquiring minds who want to know how my wonderful fiancee proposed to me on April 25, 2011.

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E-Stalking My Ex…Like You Haven’t.

A couple of weeks ago, my ex-boyfriend, Authentic, texted me out of the clear blue sky and said,

“Hey, I’m not sure if you knew already but I got engaged two weeks ago.”

I had no clue.

And, because I’m an emotional cutter, today I decided to log onto my Myspace account (for the first time in forever) and check out the woman he is marrying. Continue reading “E-Stalking My Ex…Like You Haven’t.”