I am finally back after my nice LONG 11 day vacation!
Texas was AMAZING and I am a little sad to be back at work (aka reality!). We had such a great time in Denton with D’s family. Christmas was WONDERFUL. D surprised be with a pair of Hunter wellies! They aren’t here yet but once I get them I’ll be sure to take a picture. He also got me a beautiful pearl ring that I’ve been wanting for awhile. AND a nice watch- I had been dropping hints and he picked up on all of them :) Such a sweet man! His parents got us a bunch of things off our registry which was so sweet- I never thought I’d be excited to receive a spice rack for Christmas!
I was able to meet with the cake baker and finalize our cake design :) I’m looking for something very classy and traditional, nothing too crazy or trendy. This is the photo I gave her (from theknot.com):
After Christmas we drove down to Austin for our engagement pictures. I’d never been to Austin but had heard amazing things- and the city definitely lived up to my expectations! Even though we are friends with our photographer on twitter and tweet back and forth, this was our first ‘real’ meeting. Luckily we just love him! We met at a bar (I had D drink a few beers before the shoot-lol he needed to loosen up a little!) in downtown Austin, and from there we went around 6th street and took some great pictures. I must say I was a little nervous at first, making out and staring deep into D’s eyes generally isn’t something we do in public! But he made us feel so comfortable and we really had a great time together. I can’t wait to share them after he sends them over!
From Austin, we went to Houston where Navy was playing Mizzou in the Texas bowl. SO MUCH FUN. D’s best friend and his gf actually DROVE down from Chicago so it was great to spend time with them too. All in all it was a great week and I’m sad its over :( Luckily D doesn’t have to return to school until next week so we have all week together (minus my work). We find out in a little over a month where we will be stationed when he graduates so that’s very exciting! OH, AND we get married 5 months from today!!!!