My Funny Valentine

Tyler, my valentine (who I will marry in ONE MONTH!), came to see me tonight. We exchanged gifts…

Tyler got an automatic soap dispenser. He LOVES these and really wanted one for his shop. He was very excited.He got me a LOAD of Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path stuff. He said it was every item they had in the scent. He knows how much I love it and never buy that stuff for myself.
Then we went back to Kobe for sushi. These two rolls (a firecracker roll and fried eel roll) were wonderful. We got another roll (called a Tiger’s Eye) that wasn’t so great. It was wrapped in calamari…which was really chewy. It tasted good, but the chewiness was gross. Here are the two yummy rolls…
Then we just came home to chill and watch the Olympics. Go Apolo! We liked watching the speed skating! Apolo won a silver medal….giving him 6 I think for all time? It was some sort of record for short course skaters and a big deal.


(And this is random…but I went shopping today…and I’m modeling here my two favorite items from today…a new black satin bow barrette and some zebra shades, both from Forever 21. I LOVE bows! I have lots of bow headbands…but this was my first barrette. I’m a fan. What do you think? Excuse my leopard snuggie….)


Valentine’s Memories

Well, Tyler and I have been together for two Valentine’s days before and they have both been so memorable. But, last year’s was particularly memorable for me.

I thought that sometime in my last semester at OBU (last Jan-May) we would get engaged. We had talked about getting married, looked a rings a couple times, and I just knew it had to be coming.

We were doing the long distance thing, and so weekends were special, and I knew Valentine’s would be just as special.

Tyler kept telling me to bring a fancy dress and be ready for an exciting night. I got so excited.

I got my hair cut, I got my nails done. I freaked out about dresses. I went shopping at the few stores little Arkadelphia has, only to get a dress from home.

I went to Fort Smith and was just so excited about whatever our plans might be. He kept them secret.

We got ready Saturday night, and went to a nice restaurant. I was so thrilled. We had great laughs and talks while we waited, had a great dinner, then we went out on the patio to look at the river and the lights. “This is it” I kept thinking. WRONG. We watched the lights, then we went to a movie. Night over.

It was a great night. Great food, great laughs, great movie (we saw Confessions of a Shopaholic…he bought the tickets in advance so I could see it!). But I went home with a naked ring finger.

He got my hopes up several times before we actually got engaged, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m such a secret-spoiler that I’m glad I didn’t guess when it was happening. But when I left for V-day last year, I would have bet you good money I was coming home with a ring!

Us last Valentine’s Day…

This year, I’m not sure what we are doing. Our superbowl bet was that the loser got to plan and pay for V-day…and he lost. If I had to guess it would involve that delicious sushi we had last weekend. But I’ll let you know!


Tuxes

So the day has finally come.

We are going to pick out the tuxes for our wedding. Tyler has been avoiding this task like the plague. So you know what I did…I called, I made the appointment, and I told him, “We are going to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings (his favorite place..which happens to be next door to the tux shop) Saturday night” He got so excited. Then I said, “Yeah, right after we get tuxes next door at Mr. Tux.”

I’m sneaky.

I know what Tyler wants to get. He wants to wear all black with a white tie. I’m a fan of this look, and frankly, I got to pick out my dress…so he gets to pick out his ensemble.

For the groomsmen, we aren’t sure if they will wear the pink or the burgundy. I made a little mockup from David’s Bridal. The girls are wearing what our girls will wear…but the boys will either be in pink or burgundy. What do you think?

*Disclaimer. the people look creepy kinda. I’m sorry. They are computer-generated people*


Winter Wonderland

We got soo much snow at Tyler’s house! We got out to play in it yesterday! Today is my shower at his church. They are all worried about the turn out since the weather came and all…but I know whoever comes, we will have a great time! And my mom, grandmas, and cousin came to share this day with me! I can’t wait!

So, the snow…was 6.5 inches deep!
Ty’s Mom Nancy’s horse Dundee wasn’t quite sure what to do with the snow….
I made a snow angel!
Tyler and I were out in the snow…He was having a hard time with the light reflecting off everything…The ice and snow on the trees…

Our snowman!!It was a great day! Can’t wait for my shower today! I’ll share that with you soon!