Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Couple of Updates on Our Latest News

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their kind wishes on this blog and through emails. It has really been a huge blessing for our family. (See previous post for more info on that)

Secondly, I thought I would add a couple of updates and pictures. We ended up taking a very quick trip to Abilene this past Sunday afternoon. She couldn't wait until she got home on Thursday and wanted us to come and see her. She had to work Sunday night and at noon on Monday so she couldn't come here. Of course we were delighted to go (except for spending the money on extra gas! but it was worth it!!) so we headed out Sunday afternoon after church and came back after a late breakfast on Monday morning. We didn't get there until around 6:00 p.m. so she came home to let us in and show us her ring!! Then she went back to work and didn't get home until about 11:30.

The ring is just beautiful!! I told her it looks so weird to see a ring on her finger!! She said, "I know, every time I look at my hand I say that's not my hand, it's my mom's!" It's all so surreal right now, but exciting none the less. When she got home from work Sunday night, she and I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. talking about Everything! When she comes home on Thursday, we are going to spend Friday and Saturday getting started on some things. The first thing we are doing on Friday is having lunch at the Cheesecake Factory to start making a list! Great place to make a list huh! ;)

They are planning on a June wedding! So that's only 10 months away and I know it will be here before we know it. The original date they picked turned out to be Jeremy's graduation day (June 7). I'm so glad we knew about that date early! They have another date picked out but we are waiting to make sure it's available. So I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, here are some more pics. Now that I've seen the ring, she lets me see all the pictures! :)

This is when she came in from work to her surprise!

The big question! He's so sweet, he actually got down on one knee.
What a guy!

As you can see, he was all dressed up. She didn't know it was
going to happen, so she came in straight from work!
She works in the sports department of the
Abilene Reporter News.

Obviously she said Yes!

Ashley calling everyone in her phone book!

The Ring!!

We are all so excited!!!

Thanks again for all the prayers and well wishes!! Once we get a confirmation on the date, I'll let you know. In the meantime, please say a prayer for Ashley and I for safe travel. We leave for Vegas on Sunday afternoon and we'll be back late Tuesday night. We see Celine on Sunday night! More about that next week!



Lynn said...

Hope you and Ashley have a great time in Vegas. Can't wait to hear all about it! I agree what better place to plan a wedding than the cheesecake factory! Enjoy!

Melanie said...

Yay! Great pictures! So exciting! Have a blast in Vegas!

Neva said...

They look so happy! Have fun in Vegas~


Terry Rush said...

Exciting times, my dear friend. Don't waste one moment in worry. Spend all of your mind-time rejoicing. Even the interruptions are fun! Like it all!

I love you today!

Shannon's Squiggles said...


Tell Ashley congrats for us! Does Chris want me to help him do a background check on this guy? Does he want me to go with him to have a long talk with him about how special Ashley is? Cause I'll do it! As a matter of fact I may do it while I am at ACU in September! By the way this should take you to my new blog. I love you guys and look forward to seeing you soon. I sure miss you and Chris. By the way, how come Chris didn't go to see Celine? Congrats again! Love ya!

Kristie said...

I know that ever since the day Ashley was born -- you dreamed of this time. Enjoy every minute of it!!! I can't wait till June.