Monday, September 7, 2009

An Update. Stage 4.

An Update. Stage 3.

Literally 2 days after getting engaged we undertook yet another adventure!
We visited this campus...

With these wonderful people...

And we even stopped here along the way.

That's right, folks! We went on our very first grad school visit with my parents to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary!! The campus is just gorgeous (humidity soars, but that's ok!), the people there were all very nice, and we felt very comfortable with the school. We're not making any decisions yet, but this was a great place! As you can sort of see from the last picture, we also made a stop at the Audobon aquarium. It was really awesome!! We walked in from the pouring rain, which is why Kris and I look like we just stepped out of a pool. Oh, in the picture he's pointing at Stingrays and I'm just excited about being newly engaged, hence the ring-flashing. We both enjoyed the trip and the quality time with my parents. The drive was long, but we shortened it by stopping along the way there and back at the Fi's hometown. His parents put us all up for two nights and they gave us a party. But, alas, the details will have to wait for tomorrow!

An Update. Stage 2.

The weekend after my lovely SAI convention I sang at a convention for Eastern Star. I got all dressed up and sang "How Deep the Father's Love For Us" and "The Lord's Prayer" when suddenly I was surprised by an unexpected guest.

I'm engaged! He surprised me at the convention and in front of over 1,000 people he asked me to marry him! I said...
And now we're engaged! Things work out like that sometimes. :-)
We're coming up on our two year mark this month and what better way to enter this time in our lives? Knowing that I'm going to marry the man that God designed for me is more fulfilling than I ever imagined. The wedding is on June 5, 2010. Are you coming?

An Update. Stage 1.

I have been quite the delinquent blogger as of late. To all 2 of my readers, I apologize. In an attempt to catch up on all the things that have been happening in my life, I will be updating my blog in stages. It will all happen in chronological order and today is Stage 1! Get excited!

July 29-August 3 I went to the Sigma Alpha Iota national convention in Chicago.
I made some lovely new friends and we made our own Crystal Glass Choir when we were supposed to be listening to speeches.

I got lots of compliments on my chapter's SAI ladybug shirt on the same evening had my face painted with a sparkly red treble clef.

At the end of the trip when my new friends andI changed our departure time we got upgraded to a limo! This was the first limo ride I've ever taken, so I was excited!!

The convention was absolutely wonderful and I'm very glad that I have that experience. I learned so much about the women's music fraternity that I'm a part of at school and got many ideas for the coming year. I spent most of my days in the meeting room doing lots of official business "stuff" but there were many mini-recitals throughout the day to keep things spiced up. I bought a few things at the Phlea-Phlam picnic which was carnival themed. Phlea-Phlam is an opportunity for chapters to set up booths and sell homemade SAI merchandise. It was really creative and fun! I was sad to leave at the end of it all, but the next weekend held an even more wonderful and exciting event. You'll hear about that tomorrow.