Tuesday, October 9, 2012

About: Exciting News!!

Hello followers! (if there are any of you left out there...heh.)

This past weekend, we had a fun day of thrifting planned with some of my dearest friends in the whole wide world! We started the morning off at Goodwill and were going to go to several more thrift stores. (May I just add that I ended up finding NOTHING on this thrifting trip? Yes? Good.)
Anyway, we went to Goodwill and I tried SO hard to find something that I could sell online (my new idea of income ;)

Everyone had checked out.
Sharon walks up to the group, just after getting off the phone, and says that her dad had called and wanted to meet us in Cocoa Village for lunch. I, being the air-head that I am, didn't really hear the beginning of her topic of conversation and walked away to stand with mom in line as she was about to check out. We had a nice visit with a lady, Emilee, that mom knew from when Isaac was a little boy. Anyway, I get back over to the group and Sharon told me the new plan. We would go thrifting after lunch. Okay, no big deal!

As we left Goodwill, Sharon goes, "EMILY, RIDE WITH ME!" So I did.

Once we arrived in Cocoa Village, Mrs. Becky was running late, so we needed to save her a spot. I jumped in the only one left in our place, bravely risking my life! *cheeky* So there I stood...hmmm...for a good five minutes or so. I could SEE everyone in the park, just waiting for me so we could go out. Mrs. Becky arrived in a few short minutes and she, mom, Sharon and I walked over to the park together. Hannah and Peter (Sharon's brother and sister-in-law/another of my bestest friends) had joined us along with their little son and other son-on-the-way.
<----That's Anna and Jed (Hannah and Peter's son). Yes. Feel free to comment on just HOW adorable he is. His mom will love it. ;)

Anna and Sharon with her "new do!"
We all just kinda ended up standing around at the park for a while, talking and catching up. It was nice!
All of a sudden, I got a phone call from Tim. Now, if you didn't know, Tim is a "friend of the family" who had special interest in a certain member of the family....*ahem* Anyway, he asked me where we were at, which seemed a wee bit odd, but I didn't think TOO terrible much about it. I told him that I was at the park with his family (Can't we all see where this is going? ;) and we were getting ready to go to lunch in Cocoa Village.

He asked me if I was standing anywhere near Nathan, his younger brother, and I said I was. He told me that Nathan had my birthday card (which was a few days away) and that he wanted to make sure I got it. I walked over to Nathan and asked him for it, when I did, Tim asked me to read it out loud...which I didn't. Seemed a little too personal to do such a thing in a crowd. HA!

I started reading the card which went as such:

"Good morning, Emily,

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. We've been talking for almost a year now and I can't help but be excited for where things seem to be going. When I look at you, I can't help but be amazed at who you are. The woman God has formed you into is incredible. Your love for our Lord is very obvious, and I can't help but smile when I think about it.

Six and a half years ago, you walked into Grace Bible Presbyterian Church and into my life. The providential happenings that came about so taht we would meet bewilder me sometimes.
But I know that God holds our future in His Hands. And I totally look forward to our future together.
Well, that's about all I can think of to write here.
I hope you are having a grand time with my family! :)
Oh! Yeah! One more thing ---> [meaning turn the card over]


I need you to turn around so I can ask you just one more question!"

I about dropped my phone and started spinning around like a maniac, asking him, "WHERE ARE YOU?!" He answered my questions with hanging UP on me. The nerve!

Everyone just kinda stood there, looking at me. All of a sudden, my mom goes, "LOOK! HE'S OVER THERE!" and pointed towards the bathrooms of all things!
My sister Anna decided that I needed a distraction, so she decided to yell, "Look at that squirrel!"

After about the fifth time of turning around, I saw him! (Now, take note: this is a big thing, because as far as I knew, he was seven hours away.)

All this to say....


I think the pictures can take it from here...mostly. ;)

Okay, back story here...
He opened the box and there was a cheap little thrift store ring.
So I hit him with the card.
Obviously. ;)
Good to know we can share a laugh. :)
Hugging our future mothers-in-law! ^_^
I was talking with dad in this picture. I was so sad he couldn't be there.
I love you, daddy!! <3 br="br">

And they both lived happily ever after...so far, at least. ;)
The Beginning.


The Multifaceted Obsessionist said...

Wow...it's been a very long journey, and finally! Congratulations! :)

Seasons of Life said...


Okay, I'll stop yelling with excitement! I LOVE the creative way he proposed and the cute little "thirft" store bonus ring idea in there, too. One that will bring many laughs over the years ahead!

Love and Prayers ~

Mrs. Smith {on behalf of all 10 Smiths!}

{BTW...yes, there is someone still out there reading your posts...not a Facebook momma yet ;D}

A Little Family said...

I have read this through a few times and it makes me so happy each time! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Aw, I love stories like this. You are going to make a beautiful bride Emily!

David Rogers said...

So excited for you Emily & Tim!