Dec 112011
 

#000000;">happy Sunday… here i sit at work… again… but it’s a-okay. my OT days are coming to and end and for that i’m grateful. it’s been nice having some extra monies in my pocket but man, i’m beat down. just beat. 

#000000;">hope your Saturday was a great one…. let me tell you about mine… 

#000000;">i worked first… got home around 2:30ish or so… coach had football practice in the morning then was off doing the man thing at the ol Home Depot

#000000;">(thank goodness i was at work when he went there) (i don’t mind Home Depot mostly, but sometimes i don’t really want to stand around looking at nuts & bolts, sandpaper, power tools, roof coat, which board is better than the next)

#000000;">… on my way home i stopped and picked up a couple combos from Whataburger… yum! 

#000000;">we both arrived home about the same time…. i was sitting and drawing, checking in with email and other sites…and coach was doing pretty much the same…well, except the drawing part

#000000;">around 4ish he asked what sort of plans we had for the rest of the evening… i had no plans… i was really enjoying my time sitting… relaxing… reading… drawing… fabulous way to spend a Saturday afternoon… then he popped up and told me we had to go feed the pony …. then afterwards he said there was somewhere he wanted to take me… i asked where and he said don’t worry about it, just go with it lol okay….

#000000;">i couldn’t imagine where he was taking me… i figured he had some neat piece of property to show me… or some RV somewhere… or maybe a restaurant… 

#000000;">he drove me to the mall… we walk in… checking out the people and shops…. when coach grabs me by the shoulders and steers me right into……

#000000;">are you ready?

#000000;">wait for it….

#000000;">wait….

#000000;">bam!

 

#000000;">ZALES

#000000;">oh my…. he points me in the direction of rings… said to pick out what i want… holy shit! really? i was so stunned… i didn’t know what to say or what to look at or what to do… this man… and what does picking out a ring mean? we’ve been common law for about 3 years… he has pretty much always referred to me as his wife… and in passing conversations he’d mention one of these days we might get married…but other times, he’d say he didn’t really want to get married again… so i settled into common law, and was fine… 

#000000;">although a girl always likes the idea of getting married… 

#000000;">kinda comes with the hormones, social upbringing, tradition, whatever you wanna call it… but we do… mostly… want to get married…we want to know that the man of our dreams loves us enough to make the ultimate commitment… to be joined in the most sacred of unions… it means something….. more than just living together, more than just calling one another by the husband/wife names… more than telling each other it’s forever…

#000000;">the marriage… the ceremony.. somehow, it makes it all the more real… not that it isn’t already real… but … shit, i don’t know how to explain what i mean… i just know that i have boobs and i want to get married! ha

#000000;">so

#000000;">… we are getting married! 

#000000;">i guess he decided it was okay afterall… 

#000000;">i asked him how long has he been thinking about this.. he said a couple of months… 

#000000;">he did good… surprised me… i had absolutely no clue!

#000000;">i picked out a ring… beautiful ring… it will be mine on the 21st… and i can’t wait! i called Ashley, Dad, Mom… i let my brother know… and one of my best friend’s…. 

#000000;">so there you have it….

#000000;">i don’t know when, or where, or what yet… we haven’t made it that far

#000000;">i’m still trying to wrap my head around the ring thing

#000000;">love that man… 

Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  16 Responses to “no clever title comes to mind right now”

  1. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! My fiance and I decided to elope and just got married last week. And I agree with what you said in another post, even though you have already been together…it’s different when you know you are getting married. Congrats again, and best wishes for the both of you!

    ~xoxo~
    Melissa
    http://www.loveandpancakes.com/

  2. nice!!! congratulations!!!!

  3. You know, I am reading these posts backwards. I already commented on the one above, but this one has so much more detail! Really! YAHOO – you’re getting married!

    My husband proposed like this: we were driving up to my folks’ house as we usually did. (We were living together, and had been for nearly a year.) When out of the blue came this:
    DH: How do you feel about marriage?
    ME: I think it’s a fine institution.
    DH: But don’t you think it’s just a piece of paper? I already feel like we’re married.
    ME: You do? Well, if it’s only a piece of paper, then why is it so scary? I mean, there is always divorce. Divorce is common. But marriage is taking a vow. It’s more than a piece of paper.

    And that was the end of that discussion.

    Cut ahead a few months: DH: When we get married…..
    ME: Whoa! Who said anything about getting married?
    DH: We discussed it.
    ME: When?
    DH: Awhile back, in the car.
    ME: Well, it sort of blew past my radar. What about a proposal? I can’t get married without a proposal.
    DH: You actually want me to propose to you?
    ME: Well … YEAH!
    DH: So, Will you marry me?

    And the rest was history. That was in 19887. We’ve been married since that August.

    I like the way Coach did it better :-). Can’t wait to see your ring.

  4. THIS IS SO WONDERFUL SO WONDERFUL. WHAT A MAN WHAT A MAN. OMG I KEEP REPEATING MYSELF. BLESSINGS, CONGRATULATIONS, VIVE L’YOUS, MAZAL TOV, I AM SMILING FOR YOU BOTH, I AM CRYING, WHAT IS HAPPIER THAN THIS, SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH. CAN YOU HEAR ME FROM HERE? I CANT BELIEVE HOW HE DID IT AND YOU WERE SOOOO BUSTED IN THE MIDDLE OF ZALES. HE WENT TO ZALES! OMG IT’S LIKE THE COMMERCIALS.
    ARE WE TALKIN’ JANUARY 21st? WHAT WILL YOU WEAR? WHAT DID YOU PICK OUT. YOU ARE WALKING ON AIR, AREN’T YOU! A WEDDING POST A DAY UNTIL . . . . . YOU ARE MRS. COACH OR HE IS MR. SHERRI. WOW! CAMERMAN WAS A BIG SLOW POKE AND THERE WAS NO ZALES. I CAN’T STOP TALKING – LOVE UUUUUUUUU.

  5. Congratulations!

  6. I’m so happy for you!!! Something must be in the air cause yesterday Tommy just said out the blue he would get me another ring!…for or10th anniversary….in TWO years!

    • thank you so much Nicole! i’m pretty excited…. imagine that haha

      sounds like Tommy is planning and getting ahead of things … you could pick a pretty nice ring out if he’s got two years to make it happen 🙂

  7. Congratulations to you both. And we wan’t to see pictures of that ring. The mystery of this post wasn’t revealed till very late for me because we don’t have Zales.

    • ha! i didn’t think about Zales not being everywhere …. they are so big over here… and i’ll be sure to post pictures of the ring when i get it on the 21st… kills me to know it’s there and i don’t have it just yet LOL

  8. Wonderful. Best of all to the both of you.

  9. Oh Sherri, don’t know where to start. First congrats to you an the Coach. That Coach is a special one, and a great man for making this dedicated decision towards a life with someone he truly loves and cares for. This is remarkable news to hear on such a special morning. I’m letting Whit know and I’m sure a tear will come to her eyes. Again, congrats and we love you two !!!

    • he is a wonderful man… i feel so blessed… truly amazing to me that we ended up together and that things are so good…. you and Whit are pretty darn special to coach and I … xoxo

  10. Congratulations!!!

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