Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Today I found my wedding dress!! It's the most amazing dress, ah. It was the first or second one I tried on but I knew it IMMEDIATELY. I tried on plenty more dresses, but none of them compared. I'm so in love with it! I want to show Dale so bad, but I know it will be better if it's a surprise on the big day :) Which means no pictures or descriptions on the internet, sorry :)

Love you all

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bored while Emily works

I am really bored because Emily is at work and I do not go in until 7 so I am just dropping in to say I have the best Fiance ever, and even when I mope around all day bored and grumpy, she still loves me and I do not take that for granted.


Friday, May 21, 2010


Ah my first blog in forever. So far this Summer is the best. I am learning a ton about being an adult which is great because I am getting married. I am living on my own for the first time, and despite being freaked out so bad on the first night, it has been good. Learning about keeping my bills low! Also I am huge on grocery shopping. I always have been, but even more now. You can buy 3 meals for the price of one meal out to eat practically. We also have been cleaning the house, we decided to try and do that once a week for the Sisco's.....I have been working at Starbucks here which is rad. I miss Nashville, especially Fido and going to coffee shops with Emily. I also miss Jacks BBQ a ton, but nothing beats being here with Emily and her family.

Last night we decided to have a stay in date. We went out and got a Tombstone Pizza (represent) and some hot wings to cook. We also picked up Couple's Retreat to watch with dinner. We just relaxed where I am staying, ate, and had a real good meal haha. Oh we also got a ton of candy. If you have never had watermelon sour patch kids, you are missing out.

Today we jst planned a sweet trip to Florida and Disney! Just one more thing I am stoked about this summer. I am excited we get to go chill with my mom and go to Disney and the beach and what not. This is going to rule so hard its not even funny.

Well, basically, I am extremely happy. I am working hard writing when I am not at the Sbux so I can get published some places. I am also working on another writing project that is going pretty well, I just have to get it done :x. I am thankful to spend this summer with my beautiful, loving, compassionate fiance who I love more than my own life.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 3, 2010

End of April

Wow, I think it is time for an update??

Hm well there are few things that I can think of to blog about. One being our engagement party!! This was such a blast. We just invited all of our close friends to spend some time together and we played games and catered Moe's. Thank you sooo much to Brad Perry and Cameron/Chelsea for planning everything and providing a place. We have amazing and supportive friends and we love them all very much. Brad created an awesome How I Met Your Mother trivia game for Dale and I to compete in...we played Disney Scene-It and Apple-to Apples. I'm glad we got to spend this time with our friends and we were reminded how blessed we are in life.

We are one step closer on the wedding planning....we have a wedding party now! Woohoo!

Also as many of you have heard, Nashville is in a state of emergency from the flooding over the weekend. It was absolutely unbelievable here, some of the things we saw! Things are better today and most of the water has gone down, but there are still damages and people who need help. We are thankful to the Godfrey's for their hospitality because we could not get back to school. Keep Nashville in your prayers.

Welp, we are down to the last week of school! Finals started Friday and we are almost done! We will be in Atlanta by this weekend!! Can't wait to start our jobs and have a great summer :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Good weekends

This week has bee super busy so far, and today is only Monday. We have finals pretty soon, so all our teachers are giving us work to do now, and Starbucks, and sanctuary all pile up to make things crazy! I am just down right pooped, but that is fine with me :D. I am excited to be working as much as I am and I am getting a great education. Plus, this weekend Emily and i went over to our friend's, the Godfreys, house. We watched a movie with them, played games with Christian, and got to sit on our favorite couch to watch our favorite T.V show. We were planning on heading back to Nashville to celebrate Emily's 21st bday at Mazatlan, but we remembered how much we loved being at a home. Instead of heading back to Nashville we hung out in Spring Hill. We ordered O'Charley's to go...but I accidentaly ordered it in columbia so once we realized my mistake, Emily and I drove all the way out to Columbia and back. I was hoping to get her the perfect dinner, but I did not pay close attention to which store I called haha. Anywho, I had such a good weekend. We are coming up on our third week as an engaged couple!!!! So far its goe by pretty darn fast. I am going to be thankful I can say that now, becauase im sure I will be wanting it to go by faster in the future. Time for me to try and sleep, I just got off work at 12:50....in the morning.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coffee Blog #2

Yesterday we had some down time so Dale and I decided to try out our second coffee shop. We went to Fido's in Hillsboro Village by Vanderbilt. Fido's used to be a pet shop, which is how they came up with the name "Fidos" (Also, apparently, Fido's and Bongo Java are the same company) Not only do they serve coffee but they have really great food and deserts as well (muffins, cookies, bagels, salads, sandwiches, etc). I got a strawberry/banana muffin and a cinnamon latte. Dale's drink was not a coffee drink but more of a hot chocolate. It was called the "Dalmatian". It was a mixture of white chocolate sauce, chocolate shavings and whipped cream....pretty much a sugar high but it was great. Most of their drinks have some sort of "canine" theme...like the "milkbone", the "hot dog", the "bull dog" and the "rolo(ver)". Here are some pictures that we took of the drinks, etc!

P.S. This was my SECOND coffee of the day...which is crazy for me...I don't know when I turned into a coffee drinking person! I blame Dale for working at Starbucks ;)

almost too pretty to drink!

but i did :) and it was good

Monday, April 12, 2010

A few things, wedding, coffee

Today we made quite a few decisions about our wedding. We did not wake up today knowing that we had a lot to get done but then all of a sudden things started falling into our laps! Not complaining, of course, I have been dying to plan and finalize things! First of all, the date for our wedding is June 4th, 2011! :) Exactly 418 days from today. I could not be more excited. We also looked into honeymoon stuff because we realized that we should probably book it far in advance, to be safe. This was even more exciting! :) We are pretty set on a cruise. Even though our wedding is a year away, we arent too far ahead of the game....a lot of stuff has to get taken care of early early. Annnnnnnd let the craziness begin! :)

In other news, Dale is pursuing writing and taking a class where he gets to write articles about movies, concerts, music, ect for Lipscomb. He had the brilliant idea of going to all the coffee shops in Nashville and writing a series of reviews on them. We love coffee so this is a lot of fun for both of us and is something we can experience together. I am going to write stuff here, while he writes stuff for Lipscomb's newpaper. Last night we ventured over to Belmont's campus. They have a coffee shop called Bongo Java; it is literally a house turned into a coffee shop. I've been there before and it's a really neat place. I thought the coffee was awesome (but I am not a coffee elitist) and mine had cool latte art. There are about 5 or 6 other places that we want to try out this month. I'm looking forward to it.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Date Night!

This is just a short blog. Emily and I have officially been engaged for a week! It flew by so fast. I am glad to know that I still have the best date nights with Emily after 13 months of being with each other. We saw Date Night and went to Applebee's afterward tonight. I hate having to leave Emily at her dorm at the end of a night when we don't have anything else to do. By like 9 or 10 we are usually just pooped and ready to relax together and watch How I Met Your mother, but that cant really happen here. Even though it sucks we cant do that some nights, I am thankful for every good memory....every Nintendo DS rondevous...every late night McDonalds run...and all the other amazing stuff we do. Emily is a huge trooper. I wish I could come see her and tuck her in, but Lipscomb is just too mean to me! I wont have to deal with it much longer!

Did I menion how glad I am we are engaged?

K thanks


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Wow I still can not believe this! On Friday April 2nd my best friend in the whole world asked me to be his wife. I can not be more excited. We are most likely going to get married in early June of 2011. He proposed in the Campus Church auditorium (the original one, where I grew up) and that is also where we want to get married. It was very special and the proposal was really meaningful to our relationship. If you know us, then you know that music is a big part of our lives. We somewhat "owe" our relationship to the band Copeland, and he played their song, "Thanks To You" before proposing. Maybe I will blog about the Copeland thing another time. Anyways...I kinda lost it haha. My eyes were so watery that I could barely even SEE the ring as he put it on my finger. All in all, it was the best weekend of my life so far and it was even better than I had ever dreamed of.

I'm excited to update this for everyone as the planning and the wedding starts coming together. Every detail is so exciting to me. Right now we are just taking in this really awesome time in our lives and enjoying getting used to saying "fiance"! I'm so happy that Dale is the person that I get to spend the rest of my life with. God has already blessed us in so many ways and I can't wait to see what happens next.

I never would have thought 3 years ago that I was going to Lipscomb to meet and marry a Lipscomb! What do ya know? And I really...really...like the name Emily Lipscomb :)

I'm getting married!!!!!!

Here are a couple pictures but look at my facebook, as well as my dad's or mom's, for other pictures.

MY RING(s)! I can't even believe that this is my finger hahah.

Just minutes before we arrived.
My dad set up the stage and filmed the whole thing from the sound booth.

She says "yes"

So as many of you have heard, last Friday i proposed to Emily. I was real sneaky and did a good job. I basically played a mini concert for her, then asked her to marry me. Yes, I got down on one knee. I could not decide if I should laugh or cry when I asked. I was really losing my mind, and saying stupid things. In movies and stories proposing seems like it takes so long, but in reality it was like one second. I would propose over and over again. We got good video of it all and I sound hilarious but so awesome. I was shaking so bad I could not get the ring on her finger. I feel like everything is good now. I am not freaking out, and I am just way to happy. I have no idea even how to put it into words, but so far I have never experienced something as amazing. I do not have a happier memory in my life. I would seriously ask her to marry me every day. I want everything I do for her to remind her that I would ask her over and over again.

She is my Fiance!!!!!!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010



(there will be a real update soon, promise ;) )

Thursday, March 25, 2010

new tradition

I have this great new tradition of picking up Emily on nights she does not go to sanctuary. I can see her one last time and eat some McDonalds. I will be fat soon because of this. We have had an awesome week. We spent a day hanging around Franklin looking for books and eating at Puckets. I am beyond thankful for all the time I have spent doing amazing stuff with Emily. She is alseep right now, and as sad as it is....i miss her. I cant wait to see her tomorrow.

love you babe.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break '10

Dale and I had a very relaxing, yet productive, Spring Break last week. We saw movies, watched our favorite TV show (How I Met Your Mother), walked Sophie, shopped and got hair cuts! Oh and we ate GOOD food. Not fried fast-food via Lipscomb but homemade, nutritious food via Mom. We are seriously deprived of that here at school to say the least haha. Chef Dale even cooked for me. And I'm going to brag right now because he makes a mean BBQ sauce! From scratch. All ladies should be extremely jealous! :)

We also researched summer schools and applied for roughly 6-7 summer jobs each. That was our goal for Spring Break and we were pretty successful.

I was pretty grumpy driving back to school yesterday though. A) because it was POURING rain the whole way and B) just because we had to go back to school. But it helped remembering how blessed I am and how much God loves and takes care of us. Also, I'm thankful I got to spend my spring break with Dale because, as we all know, being apart during breaks downright stinks. But if nothing else had gone right, atleast we were together!

We seriously had a great break and now there is only about a month left of school!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thinking about today

The best kind of tired happens after you have spent a day working on work and school with the person you love. Emily and I have been applying for Summer jobs in Atlanta right now. I basically transformed from a nice calm Dale, to a crazy applying for job maniac. Emily just stood by me and supported me while I applied at every store I could think up. A few hours ago we just laughed at how ridiculous I was being. I sat and worked on the longest application ever through over half of The Time Traveler's Wife.

Pretty much I realized today how amazing life is. I havent laughed and smiled for no reason this much in forever. Emily is really the most amazing beautiful woman. She makes me smile more and laugh harder everyday.

I had a flash-forward to when we are both in our 40s and wathing tv....or whatever they will have when we are 40....and all we do is laugh and smile. I think I am going to look back and say, "Wow, the best thing that ever happened to me is still with me."


Monday, March 8, 2010

One Year Anniversary

Wow, where do I even begin with all that I want to say. Today Dale and I have been dating for a whole year! I can not believe it. Probably this time a year ago, we were holding hands for the first time. It is very difficult to summarize our first year into a blog. All I really know is that this has been the greatest year of my life and it's great to know that there are many more to come! I am beyond blessed to be with him and and be in love with him. Over this year we have grown a lot and learned a lot. We have shared a lot together- the good and the bad. I'm thankful for it all and wouldn't change a second of it. I'm grateful that he is the one that I get to share these things with. I thank God for Dale and our relationship everyday. Before, it was kinda weird to think about finding that perfect person for me. I never really understood how that would feel until I met Dale. God knew exactly what he was doing. Dale is my best friend, the love of my life, an amazing man of God and so much more.

I forget where we heard this but we really liked it... It was a quote that said "Always kiss like its the first and the last time." It's important to not take that person for granted and always show them how much you love them. I am so happy to wear the promise ring that he gave me in December. It was the most meaningful thing anyone has done for me.

Here are some pictures from over the year :D

We went to DISNEY!!

Beach Trip

6 months at P.F. Changs

This one is just my favorite

Promise Ring :)


I think that is enough pictures. Anyways, I cant wait to see what else God has in store for us. I know it will be awesome.


one year!

Emily and I have officially spent a whole year dating. Even though I have had some real terrible days, the year I have spent with her has been the best year of my life. In the car tonight (on our way back from Pei Wei!), we talked about all the things we had done in JUST one year. We have been to Kings Island twice. We saw a bajillion concerts including Thrice, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Copeland, and Paramore to name a few. We went to Florida twice and Disney once. We have seen amazing movies. We have gone to a soccer game. I swear, we have done more things in one year than some people get to do in just one lifetime.

We have grown up so much. A year ago we were just little babies, but now we are best friends and inseperable. Some of the best memories of the year consist of Emily and I getting to just relax and laugh and enjoy being in love. I am blessed to know I will have years and years of the same to come.
I want everyone to know how beautiful, talented, and wonderful Emily is. She is the most compassionate, loving, and tender hearted woman I know. I never imagined someone so perfect for me existed. Now that I know how wonderful she is, I would never ever ever want anything mroe than to cherish her forever.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

too much work, not enough Emily

Believe it or not, this semester I have been juggling 18 hours of school, playing in a worship band weekly, working anywhere from 18-25 hours a week, and most importantly, spending time with the love of my life. I wont lie, some days have been pretty rough. I have been real tired, and Emily has been awesome. She has been my biggest support and kept me going when I just wanted to crash in my bed.

I am so thankful for every moment I get to spend with her. Even tonight, we sat and talked and laughed in the car while we ate Mcdonalds, and I would never trade any of the time we spent sitting in the car just to see each other.


Friday, March 5, 2010

the two best friends that anyone could have!

this week has turned out to be pretty dang awesome all around. Despite all my working, Emily and I managed to do some awesome things. Tuesdays are ice cream days. Lipscomb Students get a discount at Maggie Moo's. On Wednesday Netherlands played USA in soccer and Emily got us taco bell! She loves me so much. I told her she did not have to go do that, but she said she didn't want me to miss the game. She did NOT mention in her blog how much trouble she had dealing with other slow drivers just to get food. She is the best. Thursday morning I worked 6:30am-12:00pm then did class and went straight to sanctuary practice after I had a fun dinner with Emmy. I am thankful for all of our lunch and dinner breaks.

TODAY was the best day though. We had an early anniversary celebration because, for one, we had nothing going on. We started by going to get dinner at Cheesecake factory. Her mom sent us a gift card (thanks Mrs. Sisco!) so we hardly had to pay anything. Her mom also sent us some free movie tickets which we used to see Alice in Wonderland! The kid behind us said, "any movie with Robin Williams is good!" to which I silently replied to Emily, "Flubber was NOT great.."

One of my finer moments for sure.

I am thankful for the time I spend with Emily. Even when work and school are crazy, she and I can just relax and play Mario Party ds. No matter what we do, I know we will have fun, and laugh, and smile.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Soccer plays a somewhat big part in mine and Dale's relationship. We have watched a lot of USA games together and last April we went to USA vs Trindad/Tobago. I think that was kind of like our first "date". One of my favorite days ever was right before we started dating and I went over to Dale's house to watch the soccer game and eat taco bell! It was just such a good night. Dale was really suprised that I actually got into the game haha. I actually really do like watching soccer...I mean, all those years I played soccer shouldn't be put to waste!

I also like watching soccer with Dale because every time the USA scores, I get 3 kisses. :) haha
Well, I get kisses anyways but it's just a silly thing Dale started.

Actually, right now, we are watching USA vs. the Netherlands. I also went and got us Taco Bell :)

Less than 100 days until World Cup 2010!


Friday, February 26, 2010

one year down

Well for starts I have no idea what to say about the fact that a year ago yesterday my dad passed away. I do know that he may have been taken in battle by cancer, but he was a champion of life. One of my favorite things about my dad was his ability to get business done. I have never met anyone who worked as hard to support a family and make the right choices. I also loved how he took care of my mom. No offense, but even when my mom was doing something I didn't like and felt the need to argue, he would say, "You cant, and I even cant because we are supposed to love her; she is my wife and she is your mom"....that's basically what he was saying. He loved my mom soo well.

I loved how my dad knew how music was one of the most powerful art forms in the world. He gave my brother and I so much support in music and soccer and paintball. Pretty much everything we did. I am glad to say I always wanted my dad to be around supporting me.

I was telling Emily about how I want to be the kind of dad who will always sit and play legos with my kids or whatever they will have. I am just thankful I had a dad who was invested in my life. I know there are so many kids and teenagers who have never had that, and I hate that.

All I know is I could go on for hours about all the awesome things I have done with my dad...fishing, theme parks, trips, disney quest, soccer games, video games...the list could seriously go on forever.

All this good outweighs all the awful, horrible days I had to face and probably will have more of. But I never forget the joy of having a dad and knowing now I will always have two fathers in heaven watching out for me.


God is good, all the time.

So yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of David (Dale's father) being cancer- free in Christ. It is great to know that he is in the best place EVER. He is happy and healthy. We celebrated his life by going bowling and eating BBQ, which according my understanding, he probably loved that idea. It was good to be around family, which is what Dale and I love doing the most, especially because we needed each other yesterday.

I didn't really get the chance to know David considering I only met him twice before Dale and I had just started dating. As his future daughter-in-law, I wish that I could have had the chance to be around him more! He has an awesome new grand-daughter now too, Penelope. It has been difficult for me the past year to see Dale and his family go through something like this. I've had many questions and not enough answers. Somehow God has still comforted me and given me understanding. I know Dale often wishes that he had his dad to talk to... about being in a serious relationship, among other things. It is cool to think that God took David at the perfect time...God knew that David had taught Dale everything he needed to know! I see David in Dale everyday. I am thankful for the good times that Dale had with this dad. I'm thankful that David loved his family so much and Dale had a great role model to look up too.

I look forward to meeting him again in Heaven!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

surprise good days

The best days in the world start when classes get canceled.

On tuesday my teacher was sick (no good) so class was cancled (yes good) which allowed me to go to cool springs with Emily! We traded in our pokemon Platinum games since the gold and silver versions come out in a few weeks and got 48$!!!! and then we got Emily a used copy of Mario Party DS! and I am gona put the rest towards Final Fantasy xiii. Basically the day just kept getting better. After our cool springs trip we got free pancakes at Ihop...a huge and tastey success.

Sounds good? yes AND IT GOT BETTER

after our pancake yummy goodness (to quote food network) we went and saw Valentine's Day...it was pretty good. I get tired of modern romantic comedies because a lot of people get hurt by relationships in them, but I was pretty happy with this one and how it ended! I loved the cast.

In the movie they focused some on the best relaitonships being formed on best friends...and I remember how that was the biggest deal for me before I started dating Emily. i wanted to make sure before I did anyhitng she was going to be my best friend. Between going to movies, music, and watching the office....she became my best friend fast!

I am so blessed, and I am striving to be a better man every morning I wake up because God has blessed me so much, and Emily brings the best out of me. At winterfest I was reminded to wake up each morning being thankful and striving to make an impact. I want part of my impact to be how I treat Emily and how I love her, forever.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekend in Gatlinburg

This weekend I was blessed to be able to go to Winterfest again. This time was different because I got to bring Dale along with me! We had a really fun time with my cousins. I don't get to see them as much as I want to so I'm very thankful for the past 3 days. I think being at Winterfest with them helps me get more out of the day. I'm also really glad that they have a lot in common with Dale...like video games haha...but it means the world to me to see him and my family as friends. Glow golf is so fun!

We really enjoyed the theme this year, "Taking Off the Veil of Sin". I think it taught us a lot about relationships and how to make ours even better. Communication is key to a healthy relationship and we are blessed to have that in ours. I'm very glad that forgiveness exists. I'm glad to know that even though I make mistakes, I am still loved. I know our relationship will not be perfect but I know that we both want Christ to be in the lead. I pray that we always love each other and everyone else with the love that Christ has shown us.


first winterfest

This weekend I went to my first winterfest...the best part was...my first winterfest was with Emily and her family! I had a great time. The theme was taking off the veil of sin. I am glad to know Jesus has taken care of all the mess I have in my past and all the times I make mistkes now. I am also blessed Emily knows everything about me and I do not have to hide. I never wanted to put a veil up between her and I. Relationships dont work that way. I hope everyone can see God at work in our relationship as much as I do.

Winterfest encouraged me to continue persuing God even deeper and to extend His love to my friends and family as much as I can. I am guilty of being way too grumpy and selfish on the mornings we had to get up early...(everymorning)...and I wish I could have just woken up and been ready and eager to go and see what god had in store for me that day.

My favorite thing is when I get to drive and Emily sleeps :D


Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day 2.0

OK, here is my take on Valentines Day:

We had a bit of a rough morning. Dale had been sick all week and then it suddenly worsened, so, Sunday morning I took him to a clinic to get some antibiotics. It was kinda sketchy but atleast the meds seem to be working now. I felt so bad for him being sick. Bless his heart, he did not have to take me out that night. But he made it great and fun and I loved it.

I wanted the restaurant to be a suprise for me so I had no idea until we got in the car. Which, by the way, he "escorted" me to from my dorm. Aww. I also found a card and chocolate in my seat! He made reservations at Stoney River Steakhouse, which was amazing! (read his blog about the food haha) It was so nice. Everyone I have talked to has been very impressed by his choice of location :)

OK, let me pipe in now. Not only is Dale lovi ng and fun and a gentleman, he has great style!! He looked so handsome last night. (in other words...he "woo-ed" me. haha) :) I did not want to take my eyes off him. I have the best Valentine! It's so fun to get dressed up every now and then. Even after a year, I still get nervous/anxious (the good, exciting kind) when we go out on a big date. Like it's the first one all over again :)

This was my first Valentine's date, as well as our first one together and it couldn't have more perfect, even after the crazy morning. I am so blessed in many ways. I love Dale more and more every day.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

A valentine's of firsts

Well today was my first Valentine's day with Emily as well as my first date on valentine's day. I decided since I had found the one girl awesome enough to take out tonight, I would take her to Stoney River: Legendary Steaks. It was indeed Legen....wait for it...dary.

Let me pipe in here, Emily looked amazing tonight. I do not know how I found such and aweomse girl who is also blessed with insane beauty. I am way too blessed to get to see her smile and eyes every day.

Stoney River has these little amazing puffs of awesome bread. They are called Stone Puppies. A Stone Puppy is pretty much a small dinner doughnut appetizer. They also come with this sweet butter. I am pretty sure it was butter with cinnamon and sugar added. I wish I could have taken a picture of emily's face after she ate the first one because I think she saw God. After the Stone Puppies, our legendary steaks hit the table. Some of the best steaks I have had in a while for sure. I got the cabin filet, emily got the sirloin so we could mix it up. Hers was waaay good compared to mine.

While the dinner was great, we had a rough morning. I am sickly, so on our first valentines day, Emily drove me over to te kroger "little clinic" so I could get some antibiotics. I have a bad sinus infection, but my valentine took care of me. She even took me to mcdonalds :) with a giftcard.

the guy at the pharmacy, Paul, was kind of a butt face.

The day was awesome. I am so blessed to know even when I am sick and have to stay in bed on valentines day, Emily loves me, and I am so glad I got to take her out. On the downside I did kind of throw up after I got back to my dorm, but I think that was related to a furious coughing fit.

I am just so happy to know Emily, and a year ago today I sent her a letter saying she was awesome. I wanted to take her out on a date for the first time last valentines day, but I decided to go to a church camp as a leader....but now that we are together I can take her out anytime!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Howdy form Dale

After I get through the the 24 hours of work this weekend, Emily and I get to go on out first valentines date. I have never had a real date on valentine's day before, so I am super excited. I made reservations at a pretty nice steak place. I am happy to know the first girl I am taking out on valentine's day is the girl i am completely in love with. I am looking forward to getting dressed up and taking Emily out!

we will take a picture.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Day

I'm super excited for Valentine's Day on Sunday. Dale made reservations at a really nice place and I have no idea where yet. It will be a nice surprise :) This is our first official Valentines Day as a couple!

I can't believe it's been a year....I remember around this time last year I received my first note from Dale. He secretly put it in my mail box and I got it on Valentine's Day. We weren't officially together yet but I remember being a little giddy, haha. We couldn't spend last V-Day together because Dale was out of town for a camp, I think. Anyway, his note was adorable and sweet and I knew that things were going to be good, haha. He has written me many, many notes since then I have kept them all :) I think I'll go re-read that first one.

Update on Sunday!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

life lessons

We are learning that money sucks. Everything is so expensive! But that's OK because we are figuring it out! Dale is working super hard and I am proud of him :) Speaking of money, we wanted to win $150 in giftcards to restaurants in the couples competition but we were defeated....well the question was vague and I do not have ONE favorite shopping store. Dale put Target and I put American Eagle, which are both technically right. Oh well, it was very fun. We did answer the first few questions correctly though. We still know eachother better than all the other couples in that room ftw (for the win).

dale and emily

Monday, February 8, 2010

hola form Dale

I just got off work, so I figured I would post to settle down for the night. Tomorrow Emily and I are in a couples competition at Lipscomb. I am real curious to see what kind of questions we get asked about each other. I know one thing...I want to win.

Emily and I just finished celebrating our 11th month in relationship. I have known her since I was a little baby freshman, which seems like so long ago. She has been the biggest blessing in my life.

I knew I had found a good girl when we went and got the deluxe edition of copeland's last CD and watched all the videos on the dvd together. Everyday after has proved my assumptions about Emily. She is the best girl in the world.

I am so thankful for all the time I have spent has Emily's best friend. I am so glad Emily wears a promise ring from me. I can't wait to tell about all the great adventures we have had and will have the rest of our life.



Dale and I started this blog so that we can share our love and life with all of you. This semester is going to be pretty darn exciting so stay tuned :)

oh! and today is our 11 month anniversary! :)

with love