I was touched by this story and thought I would post up the link for anyone who wishes to read about this couple and their baby boy! http://www.babymckallister.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Well it has definately been a few weeks since I have been on here to write. There's been alot of stuff that has been going on so I'll just brief you one whats been happening. The first thing I guess is that we found a new Samsung big screen TV for downstairs in our home and an entertainment unit from Ashley to place it on with two bookcases on the side for some decorating that Mallory loves to do. We'll post pictures of it after we get it all set up. It will take a while becuase the tv is being delivered on the 23 along with dish network gettin set up which is a new change as well, and the entertainment unit is coming on the 24 to get set up. So hopefully this weekend we will have everything up and be able to post it up. Then we went to a few different tux places to try and find lime green vests for the wedding and after about a total of 2 months of looking, we finally found a place with the right color and went ahead and made reservations for those. We then went shopping over the weekend and tried to find a couple of different outfits for our engagement photos and found some great stuff from the gap, banana republic, and some other stores. So my sister Marissa actually took some photos of us that we really liked down in Maricopa by my parents place and we really liked the photos. Those will be posted as soon as Mallory makes a little slideshow of some of the photos. They were some really creative ideas that Marissa came up with. So now that we have the outfits, Mallory is having her friend Kallie do her hair and gettin longer extensions put in and then next weekend we will have the engagement photos taken. So basically that is whats been going on in the last 10-15 days that I haven't written on here. Last off, we went and saw the new Batman movie last night and both though it was a really good movie. I personally thought that Heath Ledger did a great job as the joker but as a movie overall, I thought the Batman Begins was a little better but like I said, we still thought it was a great movie. We both definately reccomend that everyone goes and sees it. That's whats going on with us right now and like I said, we'll have some photos posted up as soon as possible!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Well the 4th of July was a good day for us. We had a big get together with Mallorys family and my family. We did a barbecue at her paretns house and had a great time. The families get together very well. Moms have a lot in common along with our dads. A few of us got in the pool after dinner and went swimming for a while. Marissa and Dave came over as well with the twins and I got to go swimming with the girls and played in the pool. Some of Mallory's nieces and nephews got in the pool as well so we had a big party. Unfortunately afterwards only a few people went to go see fireworks. Mallory and I just went back to where I'm staying for the next few months til we get married and watched a little tv cause we were both quite tired. So after watching a little tv we went back to her house and just watched a little more tv and looked on the internet together to try and find some tuxedos for the wedding with lime green vests. That was basically what we did for the day. It wasn't to eventful aside from the meetings of the family. Saturday I spent the day at her house and painted a wall in her bedroom that she wanted painted. Its a dark red color called heirloom red. It turned out very nice and we both like it. Got to do a deep clean in her room that day and it was nice to totally clean the whole room and have it look very nice. That was basically our weekend cuase Sunday just consisted of church and then dinner at her parents house. We'll update again soon and post up some pictured from the 4th of july and the painted room.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Well so this is the story of how the proposal went down in Newport Beach, CA. Cause it definately did not go as planned but was still the happiest day of our lives.
So it was around 11:30 at night monday night and were downstairs watching tv with her best friend Michelle and her husband Pete. I asked Michelle if her and Pete would help with the setting up with laying the red and white candles in the big shape of a heart and spreading flower pedals all around it. The planned area was out on the beach under a lifeguard tower. So Mallory wants to go upstairs and go to bed so I try my best to keep her up by watching a little tv upstairs thinking it would only take about 15-20 minutes for them to set it up. But Michelle sends a message to me about 10 minutes after we went upstairs (but my phone was on silent so I didn't get it) that says, we can't get the candles to stay lit because the wind in blowing too hard so what should we do. Haha, and I didn't get this so being me and with Mallory being so impatient, after being upstairs for about 25 minutes I finally say lets just go on a little walk before we go to bed. So we go outside and I'm thinking something has to be set up by now and if they're both out there when I ask her that's ok, because they did help me with the whole thing but as we're walking out we get down the stairs and right there is Michelle. She has the most shocked look on her face and all she asks is, where are you going? Because she knows nothing is set up yet and I hadn't responded to the message I got on my phone because it was on silent. So I just responded by saying we're going for a little walk. So I just figured I would propose with whatever is set up out there. But as we get right to the beach I feel the wind and wonder if anything is set up. So while were walking down there I see nothing so I just figured I would do it in the dark cause the case lights up when it's opened. Right when were about to get there around 12:15 in the morning on what is now Tuesday, technically being my birthday, another couple just happens to be walking on the beach and just happens to sit right under the tower. So nothing is going how I planned as of now so we just go walk down by the water for a bit then head back up. As we're going upstairs I notice Michelle downstairs still up so I told Mallory to just go head and go upstairs and get ready for bed while I was gonna try to figure something out with Michelle real quick but she wasn't to happy about that. So she storms up the stairs and slams the door angry at me (but I'm not upset because I'm trying to plan something very special for her). Right away she sends me a message saying I was planning on staying up with you a little longer but i guess not and happy birthday by the way. So then a few minutes later I get this message from her saying, "do you not want to marry me anymore? is that what the problem is and why you're in this mood?" Not thinking the first thing I respond to her is a message saying "no I'm sorry". But what I was implying was I'm sorry for being a jerk casue I know Mallory was thinking that I was being a jerk to her so I later made that clear. So after all that we figure out to just set everything up inside as you see in the pictures below and to just ask her inside. So we get everything set up and I then call her and ask her if she would please come downstairs so that we could talk. But she argues with me refusing to come down because she's mad at me and we go back and forth talking and trying to get her to come down but no luck. So then Michelle goes upstairs and brings her down and right when she opens the door she could see the candle light flickering off the walls and says out loud, I'm so sorry I'm so sorry! So she comes around the corner and sees me kneeling and then I ask her. So that's the story on how we got engaged and even though it didn't come out as planned, it was still the greatest night of our lives!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
So it looks like as of June 23rd, 2008 (Jesse's B-day) around midnight, we are officially engaged. If you ask either one of us, we would both probably tell you that it did not happen the way we thought it would, but it was still one of the happiest moments in our lives. Jesse had set up rose petals leading from the doorway to the living room, where he was kneeling in the center of candles set up in the shape of a heart. (I couldn't tell if he was sweating from all the candles or if he was just really nervous to ask me) So on one knee, with the coolest ring box that played a slideshow and music, he asked me to marry him. I, of course, said YES! Seriously, that was the happiest moment of my entire life.