Archive | February, 2011

Winning Color Combo

22 Feb

It’s been one week since Drake and I got engaged and we’re still completely caught up in the excitement. With 452 days left until the big day, I’m thinking that it might be a good idea to slow down on the planning…or just move the wedding date up:)

We have decided on a color combination, however a lot can change in a year and 3 months but as for now, the colors are  charcoal gray and yellow.  

Not to be confused with the Iowa Hawkeye black and gold:)

As most of you know, Drake is an Iowa Alumni so this just so happens to be a winning combination. However, I chose yellow because I associate yellow with happiness. I’ve also learned that yellow carries the promise of a positive future as well as instilling optimism and energy, which we could all use more of!

What better way to start off a marriage than with a promise of a positive future, happiness, optimism and energy?!

We’re looking forward to the planning process and I hope to post at least once a week from here on out. I will post the story of how we met soon and let you in on some of the details of our life together! Stay tuned…


Big Bear Valentine

15 Feb

So, I thought today it would only be appropriate to start my very own blog! Yesterday was not only Valentine’s Day, it was also the day that my Big Bear (Oso Grande) proposed to me in front of the Big Blue Bear at the Denver Convention Center.

I know you’re all dying to hear the story…ok, maybe not but I’m dying to tell it:)

To preface this story, I’ve known that this day was coming for quite some time and I thought there was no possible way that Drake could surprise me. I’m inquisitive, sometimes to a fault, and he’s not the best at keeping secrets, however he managed to amaze me this time!!

Yesterday morning (Valentine’s Day) Drake stopped by my office to deliver a dozen yellow and orange tulips with a very sweet card. It was definitely a nice surprise. I also knew that we had dinner reservations at Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse, so I assumed it would be a typical V-Day (flowers, chocolate, dinner).

I was going about my daily work routine when around 330pm my boss, Tom, told me that he needed me to meet a client in front of the Denver Convention Center to pick up some documents. He told me that I needed to take a cab because it would be difficult to carry the documents back to the office on the mall ride (Denver’s 16th Street free transportation). He told me I would be meeting a guy named Roger wearing a tan Carhartt jacket. Immediately upon exiting the cab, I saw a guy in a tan Carhartt jacket walking about a block away in the opposite direction carrying a large bag. I took off walking at my typical fast pace to catch him when all of a sudden Drake stepped out from behind the big blue bear. I was completely confused (thinking Drake probably had a wedding client meeting that I wasn’t aware of). I told him that I had to go meet Roger and I would come right back. He told me that there was no Roger and the only person I was coming to meet was him (the guy in the jacket was a complete coincidence). He had a red rose in his hand that led me to believe that he and Tom had schemed a ficticious meeting with “Roger”. He began by saying that he was completely in love with me and that he had dreamed of this day for years. He asked me if I would be his little bear forever and ever. And I of course said yes, yes and a thousand times yes!!!

A passerby saw us and said that we looked so happy and offered to take our picture. (Good thing Drake keeps his camera on hand:) He said that he and his wife have been happily married for 45 years and he remembered how happy that day was for him and his wife.

Drake then proceeded to take me to the Peaks Lounge at the top of the Hyatt where we celebrated with champagne and strawberries while overlooking all of downtown Denver. It was absolutely perfect!