Saturday, June 30, 2007

Countdown to the Wedding

For those of you that are interested; our wedding is April 26th, 2008. I have added an official tracker on the bottom of my page :)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Wedding Dress Shopping

So I have been spending the last few months planning our wedding. I don't think I'm stressed. Actually I think I'm very prepared. Things seem to be coming together nicely. As long as I can find a dress I would feel like things are progressing. So I went last weekend with my best friend here, Amber, dress shopping. We went to David's Bridal. I picked Amber up at the metro and we stopped for lunch before. We were both craving Five Guy's burgers......makes my mouth water just thinking about it. So we each got the delicious burgers. I suppose greesy burgers are not the best food to eat right before you go dress shopping.

I suppose everything was catching up with me. I only got one dress on and took pictures before my stomach started bothering me. It felt as though the corset was too tight. Eventually the pain got so bad that I broke into a cold sweat and had to lay on the floor. I had to have the dress shop call and ambulance because the pain was so bad. I wound up getting carted out of the dress shop by the EMT' embarassing. I spend the rest of the dress shopping day in the emergency room while they poked me with needles and poked at my stomach.

The Dr.'s determined that I have a peptic ulcer. Who knows what caused the pain. It could be stress. My guess: it was that delicious, piled high cheeseburger from Five Guys.


For those of you who don't know, Patrick is stationed at Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He is very far from home and the time difference is significant. He is 10 hours ahead. It works out nicely with communication because when I am waking up in the morning he is going to bed and vice versa. The climate on the island is tropical and very hot. If you want to know more about Diego Garcia check out this website:

Hopefully I'll be able to get Pat to post here on the blog. We are still working on getting him a computer and internet access. Once that is done it will be much easier for him to keep in contact with everyone. For now, just keep e-mailing him.

It's never been hard for Pat to make friends. He's making the most of his time on the island and has made some friendships that I think will remain pretty strong. While on the island he will get to spend his leisure time boating, fishing and golfing....hey, life ain't so bad!

He's slated to come back to the states in April as long as everything goes well. Lucky for him that's when we're planning on getting married! So he'll make it back just in time to get hitched :) I can't wait to see him again and I'm sure there are many others who feel the same way.
For now, just keep him in your prayers and soon we'll have him back home safe and sound!

The Beginning

Well. I've decided to start a blog. It seems to be the new thing these days and since there is much going on in my life I figured it was only fitting....

Today I'm sitting at work staring at the computer wondering when the work load is going to hit. We are rapidly approaching the political season and no one really knows when the dollars will start flying. We are busy pitching business and gathering information.

In the spare time that I have here at my computer I decided to start and update everyone on my status. I recently got engaged to the love of my life, Patrick Milhoan. It was a wonderful proposal. I was back in Parkersburg visiting before Patrick shipped off with the navy. I really had no idea. It was the first weekend in April. We had just finished an evening of board games with my family and it had been snowing for a few hours. His mother had asked us to stop by the store to pick up a few things for the big meal we were having the following day. Pat went out to the car and I followed. I had been extremely thirsty and grabbed a can of pop on my way out the door. As I approached the car Patrick stopped me, took my keys and the pop and set them on the trunk of the car. He was smiling and he hugged me.

All I could think of was, "man, I'm soooo thirsty. Can I just get a drink of my pop?"

He was looking at me, smiling so wide. He started laughing hysterically. You know that nervous laugh that almost makes you want to cry. He just kept laughing, hugging me and laughing. The laughter was contageous and I too began to laugh; for what reason I was laughing I had no idea. Mind you it has been snowing this entire time. My shoulders were beginning to dappen because of all the snow.

Finally I spoke, "Can we get in the car?" (really I was concerned that my pop was just sitting there and I was truly thirsty.)

At that point Patrick got down on one knee and pulled out the ring. I immediately burst into hysterical tears. I don't think I even muttered, "yes!" until he asked me again. So there we were: me with my ugly cry, Patrick kneeling in 3 inches of snow, and me with a beautiful diamond ring on my finger. You can guess that I forgot all about how thirsty I was!

So, there it is. I'm engaged!