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the birthday weekend

March 26, 2007

first of all, thanks to all of you for your birthday wishes. that was really sweet!

my birthday weekend was great. on saturday, we headed up to tennessee, met my brothers and sister-in-law for church, and then went to my parents’ for lunch. i got great gifts. my grandpa and grandma gave me a puzzle of cats he had made and had framed for me, ryan and oriona gave me a beautiful flower arrangement for the new house, and randy gave me money which is to be used “for scrapbooking and for scrapbooking only”. awww. joe and my parents gave me what i thought they were going to: the cricut diecut machine!!

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i love surprises

February 27, 2006

joe told me on friday that he had a surprise for me. yesterday, i got it.

i was sitting in bed, reading, when he told me to close my eyes. when i opened them, i was surrounded by rose petals, and my breakfast was there waiting for me. we snuggled together amidst the petals, eating our breakfasts, watching “house” on dvd and just having some “us” time. it was wonderful. that definitely was *the best* way to wake up.

i love you day

February 15, 2006

the alarm went off at midnight yesterday morning.

“why is it going off?” i mumbled in my grumpy, semi-concious state.

“valentine’s day starts now,” joe said. “every hour i’m going to tell you something i love about you.”

and he did. i smiled as i fell back to sleep.

at 8 a.m., joe woke me up with breakfast in bed and reasons 2-8. throughout the rest of the day he’d call me and give me a reason. it was the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me, and it made me so happy to hear the different things joe loves about me.

after work we scrapped our plans to have dinner at olive garden. we didn’t feel like waiting for several hours for a table, so we got takeout at applebees and curled up on the couch. i enjoyed it much more. he got me a gift certificate and the movie “in good company,” which is what we were watching last valentine’s day when we first said, “i love you.” it’s going to be our traditional valentine’s day movie. i gave joe the second season of arrested development (one of his favorites!) and a large hershey kiss container filled with chocolate.

for my final surprise, joe put tea candles all around the room and lit them and had a bottle of pinot grigot, one of my favorites. it was a fabulous day.

and tonight? dinner at olive garden. ๐Ÿ™‚

couldn’t have a better day

January 28, 2006

today was a fabulous day. joe and i went to my parents’ house for lunch, and then we went with them to look at the courthouse where we plan to have our wedding. on our way back to cartersville we met up with john and stacey to talk for a little bit and picked up a wedding planner, journal and wedding scrapbook.

when we got back to cartersville, we went straight to target to do our wedding registry. of course, we couldn’t leave without buying *something*, being three candlesticks and candles for our mantel, sex and the city season 5 and an 80s compilation cd. after target we hit up applebees for dinner.

but the best part of the day? when we got home i popped one of the 80s cds in the cd player to hear “eternal flame” by the bangles (absolutely love that song!). joe came into the living room, turned off the light, restarted the song and pulled me up off the couch to dance with him. “this is our first dance as an engaged couple,” he said. “is it bad that i don’t want this to end?” i started to cry (yes, yes, you can call me a dork!). i didn’t want it to end either.

my weekend is almost here

November 17, 2005

today is my last day at the paper. i’m sad. and scared. i’ve been a journalist for four years, and now, though i’ll still be a journalist, it won’t be the same. i’ll be writing three-sentence stories instead of 15-inch stories. i don’t want to stop writing. i’ll have to find some way to continue. maybe i’ll start freelancing.

on a brighter note, this weekend will be mucho fun. tomorrow we’re going to my parents’ house for my dad’s birthday. he *loves* harry and david, and when i saw a harry and david store a few weekends ago, joe and i decided to make him a basket. we got his favorite fruit flavored chocolates, chocolate truffles, nuts and a coffee mug in a pretty basket. i know he’ll love it.

on saturday we’ll head down to atlanta to celebrate our one-year anniversary. we’re going to muck around during the day (joe promised me lunch at johnny rockets, one of my favorite restaurants. they make a fantastic veggie burger) and then he has a fancy schmancy night planned with dinner at the palm and a night at the atlanta marriott marquis.

on sunday we’re stopping on our way home to have brunch with lori, a friend of joe’s from work, and her husband. then it’s back to cartersville to relax with the crazy kitties and prepare for my first day at the new job!

i’m so excited. bring on the weekend!

the work week begins

November 14, 2005

i’m still hurting. *sigh* some of the pain is from the incisions, but i know a lot of it is from the gas they used to expand my stomach, and let me tell you that is quite painful. it hurts to move. i can’t sleep well because i can’t get comfortable.

joe was so wonderful over the weekend though. he was the one bright spot. he did such a good job taking care of me. he cooked for me. he brought me drinks. he gave me my medicines. he did the dishes. he washed laundry. he went grocery shopping for me since i still can’t drive. he took care of the cats. he was fantastic. i’m so lucky to have him. he’s going to make a great husband. ๐Ÿ™‚

most women who have endometriosis get it numerous times. i do not want to go through this again. it’s not exactly my idea of fun. *sigh* and no working out for a few weeks. on the bright side…i move down to cartersville on friday (or begin to). i can’t wait.

you know you’re in love when . . .

November 8, 2005

i’m sitting at my computer, listening to a few of my favorite romantic country songs, and all i’m doing is picturing me and joe. i’ve always loved “one boy, one girl” by colin raye, and i can see our first date, our wedding day and the birth of our children when i listen to it. it’s pretty incredible, probably because i’m realizing that reality isn’t too far off. it’s amazing when you find someone you know you’re meant to be with who does this to you, who you can’t picture your life without, and who you can’t wait to see every day. and now i have probably turned you all off of my blog with all this sappiness. hehe. ๐Ÿ™‚

one boy, one girl
(mark alan springer/shaye smith)

he finally gave in to his friend’s girlfriend
when she said, “there’s someone you should meet”
at a crowded restaurant way cross town
he waited impatiently
when she walked in their eyes met
and they both stared
and right there and then everyone else disappeared but

one boy, one girl, two hearts beating wildly
to put it mildly it was love at first sight
he smiled, she smiled, and they knew right away
this was the day they’d waited for all their lives
and for a moment the whole world revolved
around one boy and one girl

in no time at all they were standing there
in the front of a little church
in front of their friends and family
repeating those sacred words
preacher said, “son kiss your bride”
and he raised her veil
like the night they met time just stood still

one boy, one girl, two hearts beating wildly
to put it mildly it was love at first sight
he smiled, she smiled, and they knew right away
this was the day they’d waited for all their lives
and for a moment the whole world revolved
around one boy and one girl

he was holding her hand when the doctor looked up and grinned
“congratulations, twins”

one boy, one girl, two hearts beating wildly
to put it mildly it was love at first sight
he smiled, she smiled, and they knew right away
this was the day they’d waited for all their lives
and for a moment the whole world revolved
around one boy and one girl

another of my favorites is “when i said i do,” which clint black sings with his wife. it’s so powerful. especially since a husband and wife sing it. it gives me goosebumps. this song is one we’ll having playing at our reception.

when i said i do (clint black)

these times are troubled and these times are good
and they’re always gonna be, they rise and they fall
we take ’em all the way that we should
together you and me forsaking them all
deep in the night and by the light of day
it always looks the same, true love always does
and here by your side, or a million miles away
nothin’s ever gonna change the way that i feel,
the way it is, is the way that it was

when i said i do, i meant that i will ’til the end of all time
be faithful and true, devoted to you
that’s what i had in mind when i said i do

well this old world keeps changin’, and the world stays the same
for all who came before, and it goes hand and hand
only you and i can undo all that we became
that makes us so much more, than a woman and a man
and after everything that comes and goes around
has only passed us by, here alone in our dreams
i know there’s a lonely heart in every lost and found
but forever you and i will be the ones
who found out what forever means

when i said i do, i meant that i will ’til the end of all time
be faithful and true, devoted to you
that’s what i had in mind when i said i do
truer than true, you know that I’ll always be there for you
that’s what i had in mind, that’s what i had in mind,
when i said i do