I have a confession to make. I really wanted Grant to propose before he actually pulled the trigger. I remember looking at rings online and trying to guess when and where he would pop the question. I was so crazy about it that I pulled out all of the stops . . . I even pulled out the infamous “Engagement Chicken.”
What came first, the chicken or the ring? For me, it was the chicken. Back in January 2004, Glamour Magazine published a recipe for “Engagement Chicken” (link to: http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2006/07/engagement-chicken) so called because soon after staffers whipped it up, their boyfriends popped the question. Let’s just say that I made Grant “Engagement Chicken” on March 1st and he proposed on April 24th – coincidence? Call me crazy but I believe in a bit of superstition.
Things are in a planning lull now that we’re entering the holiday season. This will be the very first Christmas I have spent away from my family in Texas. When you get engaged it is the beginning of starting your own family and with that comes a bit of sadness because you have to let go of old traditions. But as Irene Peter said “Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” Family will always be my family and this Christmas season, I hope you find yourself just as blessed to be sharing it with yours.
Catering Company – deposit sent
Band – deposit sent
Videographer – deposit sent
Photographer – deposit sent
Save-The-Dates – procrastinating until January