Monday, February 13, 2012

A Day I Will Never Forget

Nine months ago almost to the day G took me on our first date.  We went to the top of Mt. Nebo.  We just talked and talked and had the best time.  I remember thinking I have never met anyone in my life that I could have such good conversations with so easily. 

A few days later we graduated from college and I temporarily went home for about 3 weeks.  I could not get my mind off of him.  We continued to talk constantly.  On May 31st I moved to Central Arkansas where I would coincidently start a job at the same place as G.

We continued dating and having the time of our lives.  I told my dad it is just so fun being around him every day.  It never gets old.  I know you don’t want me to get all mooshy on you, but it literally felt like I was in a dream.  I was just waiting to wake up, but thankfully it never stopped being anything less than amazing.

Fast forward almost exactly 9 months later. G decides to celebrate Valentine’s Day two days early, since on the real Valentine’s Day it was supposed to rain.  He took me on a ‘secret date.’  It’s just my personality to try and figure out everything, but this time I just decided to go with it.  Well not without a few questions.. only a few.  We drove and chatted and sang and danced (like all of our roadtrips) until I eventually figured out we were going to the top of Mt. Nebo. I mentioned on the way up how the first time we went up there we played 20 questions, and G said “well let’s play again tonight.” 

We got up there and enjoyed the scenery and our BBQ sandwiches we had picked up on the way.  Then we started playing 20 questions.  I noticed that G’s questions were so serious, and most of mine were just questions like “What is your favorite all time movie?” 

After a few rounds it was G’s turn and he asked “Are you ready?” and I said “to go?” and he said “no for this…..”  I watched as he knelt down on one knee and with the sweetest look on his face said “Gentry, Will you marry me?”  The next moments were filled with shock.  I just stood there waiting for him to get up because I thought he was just kidding.  Finally he said “what is your answer?” and I said “YES!” Then, he pulled out the most beautiful ring! Ahhhh!

So today I feel like that little kid on the youtube video saying “Is this real life?!” And I am so excited that it is.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Attitude

I am a very black and white person.  I like to set rules and goals for myself and it really erks me if I don’t achieve them.  My daily agenda is written first thing in the morning and as the day goes by I mark things off the list.  My calendar is filed with the day’s events for months back and months ahead.  I like to have a plan.

I tell you that to tell you this:  it has bothered me that I haven’t had time to keep up with my blog.  I have failed at documenting the small things, the fun things, and the big things over the past year. So I gave up. 

Recently I started looking back at my blog posts and realized how much I love having those memories documented, so I decided to change my attitude.  Even if I post once a week or once a month, it doesn’t matter.  A little is better than having nothing at all. 

With that being said, I am going to continue blogging with a new attitude.  In my spare time I will blog just so I can go back and enjoy reading ‘my jaunts’.  Also living approximately 134 miles from my parents, I know they will enjoy keeping up with me again.