Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How we met...

It was New Year's Eve, entering 2008. My great friends Gary & Shannon Wiegert had invited me to party where everyone was to wear all white. The plan was to met up at their friend, Shannon Garrett's house, then make our way over to the club where he and his brother were dj'ing. When we arrived at Shannon's place, I thought I was in the coolest home ever! An old firestation!!! As I walked in, I immediately recognized him from other gatherings. I went over to introduced myself, and was pleasantly surprised when he remembered me. I was already having butterflies!
Our whole group went out and celebrated. I even invited a date along, who was more like a wallflower. Shannon paid more attention to me than my date did! That night I also had my first mini-lesson in dj'ing. Ya right, but it did make for a good picture. I just love his smile.
As the night went on, Shannon  had the guts to ask me, "Are you with him, or are you with me?", referring to my bump-on-a-log date. I looked at Shannon and said, "I'm with him!". Oh goodness!
As the night grew to a close at the club, the party was to continue over at the Shannon's house. Everyone was invited. My date decided not to join... and Shannon &  I have been together ever since. I guess his confident attitude and the ability to make me laugh had me hooked.
Now, I live in the awesome firestation, that funny man with the sweet smile is my future husband, and we are planning the rest of our lives together. Simply amazing :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Will you...

Today was going to be the day I had always dreamed about,
and I didn't even know it.
Shannon was about to propose to me, just before his big 40....

We had a big party planned for his 40th birthday celebration that night. All day Shannon had been complaining of "not feeling well". He told me he didn't know if he was becoming sick, or just nervous about seeing alot of his long lost friends from back in the day.

As we were getting ready for the evening's event (bday party), Shannon called for me to come and "help him". I finished brusing my teeth, and as I came into the living room... there he was on one knee with tears running down his cheeks, and a ring box in his hand. I ran over to him & fell to my knees as we hugged eachother, cried and laughed. When the words "Will You Marry Me" came from his mouth, I never knew I could feel so happy and loved. I seriously jumped up and down around the house for an hour, screaming and laughing the whole time.

Immediately Shannon's ill feeling went away. He realized it was just nerves driving him wild. haha :) We ended up not only celebrating his birthday that night, but we also had ourselves a mini-engagement party! I used the same line all night: "Hey, guess what I have.... A FIANCE!"