08 February 2010

Our Engagement

This past weekend was the best weekend I have ever had. Richie and I went to St. George with his brother and sister in-law, Clay and Ashley, and their darling little boy James. We had a great time swimming, biking, and taking it easy. One morning we decided to go on a small "hike", but little did I know we were going skydiving. After driving for about 20 minutes, I asked Richie where we were going on this hike. He said that Clay knew of a great place and that we would be there soon. We pulled off the highway in Mesquite and moments later we were pulling into an airport. I was so confused for a minute until I saw the sign "Skydive Mesquite". I couldn't believe I was going to be going skydiving. It is something that I have always wanted to do. We got suited up and trained and then we were on our way.

Here we are with our instructors Fonz and Joe.

After Fonz pulled my parachute, he said to me "do you see the sign down there?" I looked down and saw this banner from 3,000 feet above.
Richie had jumped first and so by the time I landed he was there on one knee.

I still can't believe how beautiful it is.

After we came back from skydiving, I was surprised with a beautiful arrangement of flowers, my favorite cake, candles, Martinellis, crystal goblets, and a beautiful book.

It was an incredible day that will never be forgotten. I am so excited for our future together and couldn't be any happier! I love you Richie!

03 February 2010

What's going on...

I promise I haven't completely forgotten all about my blog. It's been so crazy since Christmas and I wish I had more time to blog, but unfortunately I don't. Here is a quick re-cap of January:

::New years eve- Cafe Rio take out and a scone party at the Laird house.
::School starts- This is the last full semester I will have to take!
::Jazz games- Let's hope this winning streak never ends.
::Abby moves to NYC- One of my best friends has moved all the way across the country!
::My birthday- I feel so old now that I'm 23. Thank you to everyone who made it such a wonderful birthday!
::We brought home one of Jackson's puppies...still arguing over a fitting name. Any suggestions?
::Reading with Madeline- Every Tuesday and Thursday morning I work on reading with the cutest little girl. She is in 1st grade at the Madeline Choir School and her name is Madeline.
::Homework- I have barely found time even to do laundry these past few weeks.

As much as I love my birthday, I am happy that February is here. One of my new years resolutions is to balance my time a little better. It's been hard to do with school, work and homework, but I think I have finally found a schedule that works. Another resolution is to exercise more. The past few weeks I have been going to a spinning class on Wednesday mornings and it has kept me motivated to work out. Each time I leave the class, I like spinning a little more. I have also learned to love to run. I have had to run on the treadmill, because the air has been so crappy and I'm not a big fan of running when it's freezing outside. I'm not going to lie, there are times when I get a little bored on the treadmill so I have become a big fan of the stair master, elliptical, and even some of the weight machines. There are lots of things to look forward to this month. Here is another quick list:

::Hair appointment- I love not seeing roots. It is the best feeling!
::Weeked trip to St. George- I'm just excited to get away for a few days.
::Valentines- I think Richie and I may make a yummy dinner.
::Presidents Day- I am a very big fan of long weekends. Too bad I still have to work.

I promise my next blog post won't be a month and a half away. I hope everyone has had a wonderful year so far. Happy February!