Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lives Curves

I haven't blogged in a while. But here is a little catch up. Valentines day was AMAZING! Just relaxed which hasnt happened for a long time! Our Blazer caught on fire on the way home from Pella Roger and Dana had taken us out to Happy Joes!! My fav! But all of a sudden I smelled somethin and as I was asking what it was. The dome light turned on and the dash went all crazy! Then there was a BOOM!!!!! We both looked in the mirror at the same time and ssaw flames EVERYWHERE in the back of the Blazer. So we pulled over. Im yelling at Ty "Theres Flames! Theres Flames!" He just sat there!! I finally just flung my door open an jumped out. Tyler came out and is asking if I am ok. Saying call the 911!!!! So i did but I remembered I got this really cool thing for my garden and im on the phone there telling me "DO NOT get into the car DO NOT open a door GET AWAY from the car!" And Im telling Ty "get my thing!! Hurry!" So he went back and he got it!! I really do love him! But I really love my thinggy for my garden!! (its like an old fashoned wash basin and you can really use it you hook up a hose to the back and the spicket has a nossle!!) Well the guy that was driving behind us thankfully had a shovel and Tyler went back by the blaz and started throwing mud and snow onto it he did get it OUT but OH MY!!! I was freaking out i didnt want it to blow up or something!! Just to remind you this was only in a matter of less than prolly 3 mins!! But every one is ok. God gave us a chance to get out. Allowed us to have a reality check and think about life again we have been so caught up in wedding stuff that I think we had kinda forgot about living!!!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Grandpa Glen

This past week has been a hard week. One of my very good friends past away. Yes Glen was 74 but his age never slowed down our friendship. Glen and his wife Jeanie always wondered what was wrong with me cuz I would much rather hang out with them than with the young kids. I met Glen and Jeanie on my first trail ride with the Monroe County Saddle Club. Glen amazed me with his talent with his hooks. If you never saw Glen's hooks sticking out from under his shirt you would have never even known that he had no arms. I was 12 and fascinated. I was nervous being around all these new ppl and new horses and mules that i clung by my dad. Glen had some power of attracting ppl toward him and within the first 20 mins i was his buddy thru the whole ride. From that day forward Glen was the man i rode with every Sunday. He was so much fun he always had the funniest jokes to tell. I wouldn't always get them right away. He never made fun of me he would wait a couple mins and see if I got it and if not he would explain it. That way I could really laugh at the joke not just laugh cuz everyone else was. lol Glen was my very 1st date and my parents let me go!! We went to the Albia Demolition Derby I really think it might have been one of my best dates ever!! I'm very glad that was my first. Most of my best riding memories are over in Harvey riding with Glen and Jeanie it was always a history lesson of Harvey and a history of Glen and Jeanie's lives. Their love for each other has made me believe love forever CAN happen. I know its going to with me and Tyler. Glen and Jeanie are the ones that have really shown me that it can happen. No matter what the circumstance was...... No matter what struggle was...... If Glen needed something......... If Jeanie needed something it was never a question the other one knew before the other one even had to say it. One story I always loved hearing from Jeanie was about the time she was in 3rd grade and she cut Glens picture out and told him she was going to marry him. That story always makes me smile cuz it reminds me so much of how Tyler and I are. When I was 14 was the very first time I ever met Tyler. I mean I had defiantly heard about him he had the fastest car in the surrounding towns. But the night I met him I was with my boyfriend at the time and when we left

Tyler called him and asked "Who was that girl with you?"

My Boyfriend: My Girlfriend! Why?

Tyler: Tell her she is beautiful.

I love this picture this is really the smiles they both always have on their faces.

From that day I always had my eye on Tyler Taft and he had his eyes on me. He once told me when i get old you will be sitting next to me. After that i kinda drifted away i really thought he was just using words to get what I thought he wanted. But he never stopped being a sweet heart no matter what... that's just how he was. I waited for almost 2 years for him to change and not be the sweet man I was falling wildly for. He still has not changed. Tyler reminds me a lot of Glen. Tyler is strong. Glen was the strongest man I know. Tyler is very intelligent and can fix anything. Glen was so smart in so many areas he knew and could fix EVERYTHING! Tyler is gentle and affectionate. Glen was so gentle he knew exactly how to use his hooks and make sure he never hurt my hand. Glen was also the kind of guy when you would dismount he would be there giving you a hug. I would always hold Glens 'hand' after riding at there house and we would walk into his little buildings and he would show me all his stuff and tell me every story about everything. I was never bored. Any other 12....13....14....15....16...17....18 year old would have been but Glen fascinated me. I knew i wanted to marry a man just like him. And I am. 'Well close' One of my favorite stories from Glen is I loved hearing about a story that involves a TIRE!!! I know right doesn't sound so interesting but that tire has been there since Glen and Jeanie were teens and they were going to use it as a fire ring but it rolled back down the hill and they left it. The story was much longer and much better when Glen told it. One weekend Glen, Jeanie, My dad, and Me all went to Shemik Forest and everything was thawing out and it was RAINING which means it was very muddy. But we went on this crazy ride where our mules were sliding everywhere!! We were heading back and started going in circles. I'm usually not the one to know my directions that was always Dad and Glens job. But for some reason I knew where we were and for some reason they believed me and we got back to camp. That weekend was so much fun. Some of my friends back at school asked if I didn't have reception and really I could in most places but I didn't need to talk to them I had 3 great friends there. After Glen and Jeanie My Mom and Dad and Me all got really close I always looked at Glen and Jeanie as my Grandparents. They always looked at me as their Granddaughter. I was very blessed to be able to meet these 2 ppl they have really showed me what love and life is about. Thank you so much! I love you guys. Just so everyone knows I am one of the most luckiest ppl in the whole world to have Grandparents like these 2. Jeanie will be my Honorary Grandmother at my wedding!!!! That's just a little bit of what Glen was. I couldn't even sum up what Glen was or what he meant to me. But if you got to be fortunate enough to have anytime spent with this man you have been touched. I know it no one could have met him and forgotten. Grandpa Glen you will always been in my heart. I know you will be watching me getting married. I know you will be dancing among us. You will always be watching us I love you.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This where we are going its Punta Cana Deminician Republic. Its going to be AMAZING!!

We are going to be swimming with these dolphins!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Scratch!!!! Scratch!!! Scratch on our honeymoon place you have looked at!! So last night we went to book it and guess what the discription of the resort left out...............drum roll............. ITS A NUDE RESORT!!! Everything seemed so perfect there until that little detail. I would have had a cow if we got on the boat to go there and then all of a sudden they were like " Strip Now" AHHH NO Way. Its a honeymoon all i wanna be seeing is Tyler!! So now we are goign to the Deminician Republic I will have pics up soon! Its beautiful. Come back soon

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We have decided on our honeymoon Monego Bay Jamaica!!!! Doesnt it look wonderful cant wait!

Monday, February 9, 2009

1 MONTH & 11 DAYS!!

So as most of you know Tyler and I's wedding is coming up . It is coming very quickly! I thought it was forever away but at lunch this weekend my mom just happened to say "6 more weekends!!" WOW now doesn't that make it sound close. Weekends come so fast!!! Our wedding is coming together so perfect i cannot believe it. I believe it will be the most beautiful wedding ever. I am definitely ready to have it all done. I wont know what to do with my time though. Its has just consumed so much time you should see our house you can tell. lol Today we set up the cake table b/c Tammy Corcoran the lady who is doing our cake asked if she could make a little one to practice. Here is our little cake!!

Of course cuz we have to take pics of everything so its easier for everyone to help put together. We got all the girls bubble baskets put together there so cute. We got all the small flowers that go in the bouquets all wired up for Thelma. I think that's about all today. Last night My mom, Dana and I all went over to Thelma's to look at the amazing flowers I ABSOLUTELY love them. There exactly....MORE than what I imagined. Everything has been so wedding oriented that that's all I ever think about. I think things are going to be getting better most of the things are getting done our list keeps shrinking. Which is a good thing. Just to throw a little twist Roger decided that on their Hawaii vaccay he wanted only Dana NO wedding. So its all supposed to be done by then.... which is in 2 weeks!! AHHH!!!!! Last week I got my jewelry it is so perfect you would think it was made for my dress!! I also got my veil. Which is very different but its me! I have all my new, old, borrowed, and blue!! I'm ready!!.........right....? I think except for my heart goes 5000000 miles an hour when I think about it but its total excitement except the part where I'm scared I'm going to mess up saying our stuff. It will be ok. Today I got my letter from my Uncle Todd who will not be at the wedding due to being in prison but he is my very most special Uncle it is a wonderful letter it made me cry. I hope it will touch you too while your at the wedding! I need a little help I need some ideas of the must have pics so I can give our photographer the list of the must haves!! Hope You Are Having A Wonderful Day!