March 19, 2007

Let Me Explain. No, There Is Too Much. Let Me Sum Up

Good quote from the Princess Bride....and totally what I'm going to have to go with after sitting her surrounded by ten days worth of news papers.

I am home again. I do love my bed. I do love being by myself in familiar enviroments....but with that being said I had a wooooOOOoonnderful time with Brett. In fact, I'm going to marry him.

Anyway, so much has happened not even counting today ( when I arrived in Nacogdoches only to have my gas pedal become insane and go without being pushed...lets just say it was scary and I had to just turn my car off to come to a stop. there were angels involved.)

So, yes, I'm going to have to resort to bullet points. the lazy mans blog post. But, you'll have to forgive me when you realize that LIFE has become rediculously out of control, not normal, and down right FAST MOVING as of late...

General Thoughts From Abigail's Spring Break Adventures in West Texas/ Washington State:

-Brett's friends from college are really fantastic. And did I mention funny? Because they were. They were really funny. And did I mention friendly? Because they were. Really welcoming.
-I've decided that my friends and Brett's friends would like each other, and therefore I am even more happy to marry him. If that's possible ( to be even more happy).
-Weddings are great. Even when you're just a guest, and you met the Bride the night before, and this is the first time you've seen the groom.
-Washington is beautiful. When its not raining. And even then its got really nice tree action going on.
-Washington is lacking in the following: Little Ceasars. Chilis ( no molten Chocolate cake), Sonic.
-Washington has: Brett. Washington just won.
-The Drakes are really fantastic and wonderful people, and not just because they let me stay with them for a week.
-I went to a "PWOC" meeting..."what's that?" you ask? Well, my dear friends...THAT is "Protestant Women of the Chapel"....oh. yes. Acronyms are, if possible, overly used in army circles.
-The Protestant women gave me all sorts of helpful advice about the army, like, "Dont park in the General Officers Parking Spot, because that does not, in fact, MEAN any "general" officer's wife can park there."
-I am a good little navigator. Just give me a map and a lot of time to drive around by myself so no one will see me get lost.
-Military bases have their own grocery store. They have arrows on the floor and rules about "one way rows"...but then again, they are tax free, so I suppose I can deal with a little structure.
-Brett's friends in Washington are really fantastic. And did I mentione funny? Because they were. They were really funny. And did I mention friendly? Because they were.
- I have all the Christopher Guest movies ( Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, This is Spinal Tap...) except for "A mighty Wind"...guess which one Brett owns. Of course, this is one of my not-so-good-yet-also-worth-mentioning reasons for marrying Brett.
- I've learned all sorts of things that I need to pray about regarding my future. For one thing, becoming a "we" is a rather overwhelming ( yet totally fun) thing.
-Registering for wedding gifts is actually QUITE overwhelming. But, you are often given free stuff. I think its worth just PRETENDING to get married just to get the nice red tote bag from Macy's. Seriously. Do it. Thank me later.
- My engagment ring is gorgeous. I'm surprised that strangers don't stop to stare in wonderment.

picture:
ring

Story: So I really really wanted a ruby center stone.....just because...but did you know that ruby is the birth stone of July?! Which is when we're getting married? coincidence?! I THINK NOT

ring2

who else is grossed out by the close up of my hand?! Yeah. I should moisturize or something.
BUT, it doesnt take away from how much I love my ring...eeeeeeee.
ok. enough.

8 comments:

Trinity Scott said...

Hey, your ring is very beautiful! Brett has great taste. And commissaries aren't that intimidating. I was only a lowly enlisted wife, but maybe I can answer any questions you might have about military life? Congratulations again, we are all very excited and happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the goooooorrrrrrrrgeous ring!! Also, how wonderful that you've already spent time w/Anna and Ryan. I can hardly wait! Aunt Donnave

aggierudy3 said...

So, how did you go about getting that gorgeous ring? Did you hint? Did you flat out pick it out? I'm trying to figure out how this is done. Just in case. :)

Abigail said...

Well, Brett pretty much knew what I wanted...and we looked for variations of this ring for a while with no avail ( turns out I'm picky or something). And then, while Brett was at work I seriously went HARD CORE ring shopping and finally found this setting which I took Brett to see, and then we looked at rubies and then had the ruby put in the center setting...so yeah. I dont know if there is "protocol" when it comes to these things. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a beautiful ringy-dingy and congratulations on the Lord giving you an incredible man! This is your future sister-in-law/in the Lord, too, wanting to say how much I already adore you! You have such a fun-loving spirit about you and a wonderful gift of expressing yourself. You are fun and I can't wait to meet you in person. Enjoy your wedding planning. Life will be hectic but you will experience emoions and joys that you thought that you could never have. Then, mutiply that by a 1000 on your wedding day. It is a blast. I would recommend a videographer-a good one. Having a video of that day is one thing well worth it. We are hoping that we can be there! We are praying! Anyway, if you ever have any questions about anything I would love to listen or help.
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carmi said...

THat ring is GORGEOUS...I LOVE it! It's probably one of the most beautiful engagement rings I have seen (I don't like the plain old traditional ones) and I think it really really suits you!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Stacey said...

Wow! Your ring is GORGEOUS! And your blog is HILARIOUS! You should write for someone out there somewhere. So excited for you! Congratulations again!

Kali Shanti said...

love the ring. it's perfect for you.