Throw Back Thursday

Feeling nostalgic as of late. Probably considering our wedding is FAAAAST approaching. I normally don’t participate in #tbt (Throw Back Thursday) because I’m far too lazy to find pictures old enough to be considered a throw back. I’m talking baby pictures from Mom & Dad’s house. One day I will remember to just scan a lot of them when I’m there and have a backlog of them ready for every Thursday for the rest of my life. I could throw back some middle school pictures, but wait, no, way to awkward looking. [White eyeliner and glitter on my cheeks, yikes] or high school, but wait, no, way to awkward looking. [heavy black eyeliner and refusing to wear anything but inside-out-hoodies and sweatpants to school, yikes again] I could Throw Back some college pictures, but I fear my future in-laws will judge me in a very negative way. Also, these college pictures are still prominently framed in my office and I refused to acknowledge that my college days are now enough in the past to be considered Throw Back.

So on this fine Thursday, here are some Throw Backs of Mark and I. As much of a Throw Back as you can get from only knowing each other 2.5 years.

 

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Throw Backs from: the dinner after Mark proposed, the first time I took Mark to THE Ohio University, our first (and only) time skiing, a holiday work party, a dinner date at Gervasi Vineyards, the actual proposal, my favorite picture of us of all time, a picture of us climbing some bamboo trees in Hawaii, us at the Grand Canyon, a night out at Velvet Tango Room in Cleveland, us at a comedy show in Chi-town, a picture of us being slap happy in Arizona, a casual stroll along the beach in Malibu, The eve of New Year’s Eve, a Jason Aldean concert at Blossom, a picture from a spontaneous birthday trip to Florida, us posing for a picture while on a safari in Africa, and finally, a picture from a party we had on Dec. 21, 2012 (End Of The World Party). The End. Happy Throw Back Thursday everyone!

P.S. Sorry for all the pictures but it is fun to take a stroll down memory lane sometimes!

The Proposal 2.0

I know I have a page dedicated to the proposal, but I wanted to revisit the day with PICTURES this time!!

What a perfect day it was! The sun was shining, I was oblivious that my world was going to change (for the better) and I was head over heels in love.

Short version of the proposal: We were out on Lake Havasu, just the two of us and Mark starts playing music on his phone. The second song being “Faithfully” by Journey (our song). He comes over, gets down on one knee & asks me to be his wife!!!! I.am.in.complete.shock. I like to think of myself as pretty aware of my surroundings/able to pick up on things. I had no idea he was going to propose. I didn’t even know he had a ring.

For those of you who know me, you would think was reaction would be loud shrieks and screaming. WRONG. I was dead silent. My whole body was shaking and my throat was dry. I think I eeked out the words “are you serious??” Once I finally realized what was going on and was able to come to grips I was able to scream out yes and I couldn’t stop shrieking for the rest of the night!

I think my favorite part of the proposal was that it was our little secret for several hours. We were out on the boat all day and didn’t call/text anyone until a good 5 or 6 hours after the fact. How magical!

Here are some pics – enjoy!

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A reenactment of the proposal!

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Thumps Up & All Smiles

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Our Celebration Dinner