Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wedding Bells Will Be Ringing Soon!

I booked our wedding! We're actually going to the Valley of Fire, which is outside of Las Vegas. We booked it through the Las Vegas Wedding Company and they will pick us up at the hotel and take us there in a Hummer ;) We're getting married June 8 at sunset and I can't wait! It is really beautiful there--all natural and the canyons are breath-taking.

Things to take care of this week:
  • book hotel at MGM Grand ($71/night! How great is that? And there are much better deals out there)
  • book shows--we're going to Zumanity, the sensual side of Cirque de Soleil
  • Book spa day for my honey and me
  • Find a wedding dress (going Saturday, or maybe the next so I can wait on Liv)
  • Buy Troy a new shirt and tie to wear with his suit
  • Look for a responsible renter for my house
  • Start packing up things from my little house :( I will miss it.
  • Keep Ann from getting preggo (Troy's ho-dog who goes into heat like every three months) She's staying at my house in my backyard since it's fenced. But she's whining to the neighbor dog.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Shine! 2009

Whew! We have wrapped up our 2009 production, Shine! It was a great show featuring numbers from Chicago, Billy Elliot, Motown, The Wiz, Wizard of Oz, and Wicked. I in All That Jazz (on the back row), Motown as a Supreme, and a dancer in Ease on Down the Road and Brand New Day (both from the Wiz, the "soul" version of The Wizard of Oz). We had a great time putting the show, but I am exhausted! Glad to get back to normal. Troy told me he'd be glad when I started cooking supper again. (he will soon get to enjoy my superb cuisine every night after we say our I Dos!).

Garden of Paradise 2

Garden of Paradise II
Last weekend Troy and I planted our garden! We planted tomatoes, okra, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers. I cannot WAIT for summer when they are ripe and ready to eat! YUMMY! Last year we put up tons of squash and okra. And we cooked with tomatoes almost every day. I'm proud of our little garden of paradise 2 (Kay has the rights to the original Garden of Paradise). Coco loves to run through the garden and get filthy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Soon-To-Be Mrs. Troy Stinson!

Troy proposed to me the night before Easter! I was so excited! We have been talking about getting married for some time and he finally popped the question! He put the ring in a "Golden Prize Egg" and kept on at me to put something in it. I was in the middle of cooking casseroles for Easter dinner, but paused to do it for him. When I opened it, there was the ring! I just jumped up and hugged him and he asked me!

I am so happy to be marrying this wonderful man. I couldn't ask for anyone better! He is sweet, caring, and hard-working and I love him so much! I have NO doubts that this marriage will last forever. We have never even had a fight! Now we have disagreed, but we always talk things out and both realize that we are our own individuals and can't change (or want to change) each other. I honestly have never been happier.

We decided to go to Las Vegas to get married! Whoo hoo! I am so excited, too. We are going June 7-10 and will be married on June 8. Maybe we'll get Elvis to marry us. I don't care, I just can't wait to be his wife!

Here is a blurry picture of my ring. He got me exactly what I wanted! He actually asked me about six months ago what kind of ring I would like and I told him that I wanted one exactly like the Tiffany's Classic six-prong solitaire. He did a great job. I love it!