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Friday, July 23, 2010

A preview of a day dressed in white

These are some of my favorite bridal pictures. Although getting dressed in the most amazing dress was fantastic, getting up at 5:30 was not. 

I did learn one thing, however, as I was getting ready, Elisabeth (who is amazing with make up) said my bottom eyelashes are basically deformed. No wonder I have a hard time keeping mascara on them. They are just really oddly placed in relation to my eye and lower eye lid. Go figure. 

These were done by the most amazing Haley Ann Warner at the Courthouse in Provo and down by the State Hospital down the road. This is an amazing door way right by the orchard there. 

So, this is a post about myself. Sorry if that seems a bit conceited. But aren't my flowers gorgeous? They were done by Ashley Nash. 

Hehe. Told you I had red hair. 

I was also ecstatic when Haley loved the idea of doing some with my flute. After all, it spends more time on my lips than David. 

We also decided to defy all tradition and superstition and had David come along. After all, we are getting married on Friday the 13th. (Witch laughter in the background.) I loved having his moral support. He does make me the most happy. 

My flowers are purple hydrangeas and lisianthus. 


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Only the beginning

So, the short story of how David and I met: Same ward. And initially same FHE. He moved into the ward January 2009 after he got home from his mission in Germany sometime late fall. I kind of liked him up until our first date and was way ecstatic when he asked me on our first date in March 2009. Yeah, well, I find out later I am the third girl he asks.

Well, the date makes me like him a bit less and he likes me a lot more because he loves how impressed I am about his mother. I guess I remind him of her. Don't get me wrong, it was a fun date (who wouldn't want to go the 5 browns), but...

But I am still interested him a bit...but that gradually wanes to an embarrassed, ugh, not that guy again towards the end of the summer. Mind you, I do have moments where I am thinking, wow, what an awesome guy. He would be an amazing father and whoever he ends up marrying.
And he is apparently head over heals for me and can't stop liking me, even though he tried several times. Our dates gradually increase and I start to let past prejudices go and look at him for who he is and I am amazed. Apparently I did not like the David that was trying to impress me. I liked the David who was goofy and fun to be with--the one he was around his family.

We started dating officially around the middle of November. On November 1st he asks me to go on a walk with him (not an unusual occurrence) and he takes me to a secluded place and asks me if I would consider being more than friends with him. Would even fathom it. And I said...maybe. I was too busy being asked out by other guys. I was interested in several other guys at the same time. Well, what really was the clincher was as we were walking back was he asked: "Rachel, what do I have to do to win you over?" awe!!! Isn't that so darling? Well, I certainly thought so.
And thus our relationship was born. He asked me to marry him in about the same spot where he asked I would consider being more than friends with him.

Not to be mushy--because mush is only meant for breakfast, and maybe not even then, but David is so amazing. Girls, I am so lucky. He is NOT the person I thought he was. So, give guys a chance! Listen to your heart. :) You might be surprised. :) And now we get to be a new family soon. Less than a month!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Can't say you have lived in Provo unless...

You've hiked Stewart Falls
That's right. David and I went on a Saturday evening hike and it was glorious. Just what we needed. In fact, it was so exhilarating we ran some of the time... into an old missionary companion.
Nevertheless, it was fantastic. The perfect temperature. In fact, it wasn't the least bit hot.
And finally, after all my other dates to this spot, I took the guy I will now and forever go on dates with.
David. :)