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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Seven Years with the One I Love!

7 Years...
Somehow it's only felt like a year.

Whenever I really sit and think about these 7 years, I can't believe they've passed in such a blur. It seems just like yesterday I was going to Prom and thought about Nathan the entire night.
Looking back, I should've taken him up on his offer to take me to my Prom. I think it would've made our anniversary each year more memorable knowing that our first real date was to my Prom.

But in the grand scheme of things, that little aspect doesn't matter. 

What does matter is that each day from April 28, 2006 on...I've loved him more and more.
 With his new business venture, I've had a lot of time alone to sit and think. These past two weeks have been a major learning curve for the both of us. We are both having to deal with not being 30 minutes from each other all hours of the day. I can't just go be with him whenever I want. But somehow I think that it will make us stronger in the end and I for sure don't take the time we have together now for granted. The moments we have together I soak up, because now he can be gone for weeks at a time.  

And this is the first anniversary I've not seen him the day of, but life moves on and sometimes adulthood sucks.
But I won't let that little detail put a damper on this day, because we'll get to celebrate one day this week and that's all that matters. 

And in a mere 5 months I become his wife! What could be better than that?!
Words cannot express what you will forever mean to me. I love you more than you could ever know!

Love, ME :).

Sunday, April 14, 2013

One Year Engagement Anniversary

One year ago, Nathan took me on a weekend trip to Chattanooga. Little did I know that weekend he would ask me one of the most important questions I'd ever be asked.
Will You Marry Me?

It was a question I had waited on him to ask for almost 6 years. And much to my surprise, I had no idea that he was going ask me that weekend. He completely took me by surprise.

Now, a year later. I'm knee deep in planning our wedding and he's knee deep in renovating our home. 

And we'll say I do in a mere 5 1/2 months.

My how time flies.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Color Run Recap!

A couple of months ago my little cousin heard that The Color Run was coming to Nashville and she planned on getting a team together and that I needed to sign-up. Well, unfortunately, they were filled to capacity just a day later so her and my uncle were the only two registered.

Fast forward to two weeks ago and my uncle decided that he wasn't that thrilled about getting covered in paint and gave his spot to me! So to Nashville it was bright and early this past Saturday morning...and I mean early - we live about an hour and a half out of Nashville.

We got there way ahead of time to pick up our packets and for photo opportunities of course.

These are "before" pictures - we froze to death the whole morning since we didn't want to tote our jackets around or get them dirty.

We had a slight moment of genius when we saw quite a few people already standing in the starting corral, so since we didn't have anything better to do we lined up 45 minutes ahead of a time...and it was a good thing we did!

After freezing to death for 45 minutes it was time to go...and this is where we were glad we lined up when we did. We were the first heat to go out! There were 15,000 people in this 5k, so to not have us herded like cattle through the course they only let so many go out at a time. Then the next wave would go out 5 minutes later. That was smart!

The course was pretty awesome - we started off on the walking bridge (I've always wanted to go across it), down 2nd Avenue, through Printer's Alley, and then back across the river and all around LP Field to the finish line. 

Like the walking bridge, Printer's Alley was something I've wanted to go through...but I would never go through here otherwise. It's sketchy...even in daylight and with a crowd.

Here is our "after" the run...I wasn't too bad.

And here is the "after" once we hit the Finish Festival...
Ugh, yes...we were covered. The cousin didn't even look like herself and my hair was just crazy. Blonde hair with streaks of wild color just doesn't mix.

We cleaned ourselves up as best we good for the ride home. I don't think I've ever been ready for a shower as I was after Saturday, after being covered in color for 8 hours I was just over it.

Overall - I'm glad I did this run. I'm a person who doesn't like to get the least bit dirty, so it was a lot a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm glad I did it for the experience...but let it be known. I won't do it again. I'll stick to regular 5k's...because this ol' gal doesn't handle being dirty very well.