9.20.2010

The Story of Us - Part 2

We accumulated lots beautiful photos and lovely moments spent, and as crazy as I thought it was, we were in love.

On March 17, 2007 we had plans to go on a date downtown San Antonio. As far as I knew, it was just another date. It was one of the first places we had gone on a date, and as far as I remember, one of the first 'real' kisses, in the car, in the parking garage, before the date, ha ha! we couldnt wait apparently!

We ate at an Italian restaurant that I dont even remember the name of on the Riverwalk, it was not very good. Then we walked along the riverwalk. Then we walked up to La Villita, a little center above the riverwalk that has a little rock church that they do a soup kitchen out of and feed the poor, which is also where my parents got married. I always liked to visit it when I go down there. I was very excited to go see it. By this time, it was dark, the street lights were lit, and there was no one around La Villita but us. Very romantic.

Pretty much as soon as we got on the steps of the church, James turned around and grabbed my hands and simply asked me if I would marry him. I had no idea this was going to happen!!! And I immediately said yes!

He then took a big sigh and told me how he had a speech and wanted it to be more romantic but he got so nervous that he just blurted it out! lol. so cute. Then he told me that everyone knew, he had asked permission of my parents, his parents, my nanna, my best friend and his best friend! He went to everyone who was closest to us to make sure it was okay. And everyone excitedly and lovingly gave him blessings to do so. He even asked my dad, which I think is so funny and cute, and my dad told him, 'if you help me get these cats out this shop, then yes you can', ha ha, so my dad!

He didnt even propose with a ring, now that takes guts! He knew I would not like a store bought ring at all, and honestly if he would have given me a diamond ring, I probably would have handed it back to him, b/c that means he wouldnt have known me at all. I HATE diamonds and would never wear one.

We had some artists friends handmake us each engagement and wedding bands, and I used a pearl that my grandfather has given my aunt in my wedding ring. Which has now chipped away and is no longer pearly, but I dont want to replace it.

*im not a showy girl, im a sentimental girl*

then i called everyone, who already knew, and excitedly told them the news!

This was the unexpecting girl on her date night :)
and this was James proud face after the proposal :)
fast forward a bit... this is us preparing for our wedding. and this picture captures 'us' very well!

We did sooooooo much for the wedding. It was at my parents house and we literally made from the ground up an entire Italian villa garden. We actually went to a friends ranch and dug out boulders from the ground by the truck loads to bring them to the yard, it was insane! We did so much, we actually induced a seizure on James! Not even kidding.

Our days after that, was mostly spent preparing for the wedding...

and getting lots of coffees!
we went to the beach and took fun photos! gosh this was a good time.

lots of house sitting at our friends house
yep, more coffee!
and again, i have like 100's of photos, and I dont even know how to find them all on my computer anymore!!!

more to come!

PEACE,
Laura

20 comments:

  1. That area at the Riverwalk is beautiful. Such a sweet story!
    I am loving all the pictures too. That one of you guys on the tractor is priceless:)
    Keep them coming!
    XOXO

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  2. it is so sweet to hear your story. Lovely. And great photos too!

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  3. I'm the same way about diamonds. When I was a bit younger, 22 or 23, I decided I didn't want a diamond engagement ring if I ever got married. I wanted something more unique and original. Well, when my hunny proposed he had a diamond. BUT, it was a ring that belonged to his step-mom's mother, so I was okay with accepting it. Now, I would actually like to have it sized so it can be mine, but its just a "loaner" ring. He wants to have rings made for us. How sweet. :)

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  4. Gosh, i LOVE this!!! My best friend (for 5 months now) and i just became a couple last friday! I finally had the guts to tell him i am in love with him (for about 5 months too already). He needed a week to overcome his fear and then he told me he's in love with me too and he finally kissed me... We couldn't stop doing that for the rest of the weekend. O, i'm a sucker for love...
    Happy anniversary!

    Jo.

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  5. Gosh, i LOVE this!!! My best friend (for 5 months now) and i just became a couple last friday! I finally had the guts to tell him i am in love with him (for about 5 months too already). He needed a week to overcome his fear and then he told me he's in love with me too and he finally kissed me... We couldn't stop doing that for the rest of the weekend. O, i'm a sucker for love...
    Happy anniversary!

    Jo.

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  6. Oops, sorry for the double comment.

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  7. so sweet! that beach photo is beautiful!

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  8. this storie keeps getting cuter by the post! By the way that last pic its marvelous!

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  9. Your photos are lovely! I happened upon your blog and am excited to follow along... My husband and I have been married for 8 years and have three little ones with twins on the way from Ethiopia! Looking forward to the rest of your story!
    Blessings.
    j
    www.gfinkfamily.blogspot.com
    Beneath the Acacia Tree

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  10. YOu are too cute Laura..I love the pic. of you and your hubby on the green tractor with matching outfits..Adorable..flowers

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  11. Your LOVE STORY would make a fantastic movie....The photograph of you & James on the tractor is priceless!

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  13. I love this time in a relationship, it's so special, I'm so happy to see pictures from yours. It's makes me all reminiscent :) I'm so glad you're sharing this with us all. I hope you guys have a wonderful anniversary tomorrow <3

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  18. I agree about the diamonds. I'm not a fan...although my fiancee just proposed and gave me his mother's vintage engagement ring (just to tide me over til my custom one is finished in DECEMBER).

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!