Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Engagement Pictures

Well it seems really official now. Tony and I had our engagement pictures taken today. Our dear friend Deanna snapped some pictures of us in the the McKinley Park Rose Garden. What a great experience. Here is a sneak peak at one of the pictures.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A few thoughts from Tommy

xcnnty dudfghgh hfgyt6t7t666ttr tttttttttttttttt yyyyhh tttttuuuuu uuuuuuu uunnnk bj bn njh jnnbi jgxfgx xytkibibibii gununujjijmuu u8,,kjn bvbjh bhvhbgvgvgg gbggggvvggvg ggcrfx rxrccrr cxdzxzd ddczdd zedzzwso.

Translated (actually word for word)
I love Poppy. Lee is my best friend cousin. TTTTTTTT is for Tommy. Momma and Daddy are getting married and they still love me. June is a fun month. Amen Tommy is the best guy cuz I am nice. I love myself. I am my best friend. I like to talk to Bella. I want to be a big star and a singer. and I am not suppose to say poop.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

He Has Always Been Worth Waiting For!!

It has been awhile since I have posted. Tony, Tommy and I just spent the last week in South Lake Tahoe. It was an amazing trip. My dad, Tommy and I went up last Monday and spent the evening and the next day together. We went to the beach and hung out. It was something I don't get to do very often. I appreciated the time with my dad.
Tony and my mom came up the next day (Tuesday). On Wednesday we all went out for a boat ride on the lake. This was Tommy's first boat ride. He was a little nervous at first (as you all know he is a very cautious little boy), but then he loved it. It was another great day together.
On Thursday my dad and Tony played golf together while Tommy, my mom and I spent the day at the pool. On Thursday night my brother, his wife, and two kids showed up to spend the rest of the week with us. The boys got up early to play golf on Friday morning while the girls and all the kids worked our way to the beach (we slowly worked our way, it is tough getting three kids out of the house). We all enjoyed our day at the beach. The guys joined us after golf and then we all had dinner together.
Saturday the grandparents took all three kids so that the parents could get a little break. Tony and I spent some time at the casinos. It was 7-7-07 so everyone seemed to be getting married. Well I was certainly not going to let the opportunity pass me up so I harrassed Tony about getting married. I kept saying "Well you know it would be really easy to just get married and not worry about a wedding" He just laughed in his Tony way. After a day of making contributions to the Lake Tahoe Casinos we headed back home (no I did not convince him to marry me there). My parents spent the night out on the town and we headed back to the house with all the kids. After we got the kids to bed, my brother, his wife, and Tony and I continued our Yahtzee tournament that had been taking place all week. I was not lucky there either. I regularly got my butt kicked there too.
Sunday morning my brother and his wife and kids left and my parents left with Tommy, leaving T0ny and I two days and one night alone together. It was a much needed break from all the fun noise. The house was so quiet it was almost a little bit scary. After some much needed time alone in the house we decided that maybe we should try to earn back some of our money at the casino's. Well that did not work out so well. We ended up making a larger donation. We had a great time laughing together while playing the Wheel Of Fortune slot machines. I am sure you can imagine me yelling "BIG MONEY, BIG MONEY". We both had some good laughs. We went back to the house and had dinner together while watching the sunset. We stayed up super late enjoying the alone time, playing more yahtzee and watching the boob tube. I think we finally went to bed around 2 or so.
So, Tony got up very early the next morning anticipating me waking up as well. Well, I slept in until 10:30!!! I don't remember the last time I did that. I sat up in bed and saw that he was in the chair in the living room staring at me. I said goodmorning and what time is it. He said it was 10:30. He had this look on his face. I turned to get out of bed and I noticed that there was a tiny little box on the pillow next to me. I thought to myself "No, now Kristina if you have learned anything in the almost 6 years that Tony and you have been together, don't count your chickens before they hatch. It is probably something in Tahoe that he saw and wanted to give to you to remember the trip. It is not a ring!!" Well I was WRONG!! I opened the box and then dropped the ring and said "Tony what is this". He came into the room and said well what do you think it is? He got down on one knee and said some amazing things ( I had to have him repeat them later because I was so floored I could not even remember what he said) and then he said "Kristina will you do me the honor of becoming my wife" I think I said yes!! I did have to ask him later if I did. It was perfect!! The ring is perfect. The way he did it was perfect. I have to believe that what he said was perfect (since I can't remember hehehe)!! It was all FINALLY perfect!! He even called my daddy to ask permission. I feel like I am on cloud nine. I just can't wait to celebrate with all of you. I have had a huge smile on my face since yesterday and I told Tony WOW you might get at least a whole week of this goofy smile and maybe even longer of no pouting about anything!! Once I get my pictures put on a cd I can post some pictures of us that morning. Love to all of you!!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

It has been awhile

Hi everyone,
I had such an awesome experience last night. I hosted an event in my home last night for our womens ministry called "be". This time it was "be Pampered" It was so powerful to just be with women and share while being pampered. We all had massages, we all did pedicures and manicures, we all got our make up done. Wow Tony was pretty excited about that when he got home at midnight. I was quite transformed. I once again just feel so blessed to have so many strong, beautiful, powerful women in my life. It was a great night.

We are off to Lake Tahoe for a week starting tomorrow. Tony, Tommy, and I will be going as well as my mom, dad, my brother John and his wife Leslie and the two little ones Adriana and Lee. I am looking forward to getting away as it is definately something that I have needed for quite some time.

I have many life altering changes going on that many of you know about but I am holding off from sharing them here until all interested parties have been informed. I will just say this, for the first time in my life I full heartedly believe I am on the path God has chosen for me. I am not running from it or hiding from it. I am on the path and although it is challenging and hard alot of the time I am enjoying every moment of it. I will tell more as time goes on. Love to you all.