Polka Dots and Pineapple: Life of Family P

Blessed to be a blessing...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mr. Silly!

Some people have funny stories to share about their children, but my funny stories are about my husband!  He has a prankster side that makes an occasional experience.  This afternoon his fun was out in full force!  Mr. P's tricks often involve a vehicle.  It started when we were leaving the Mexican restaurant where we had dined.  We were parked beside each other and as soon as I began reversing, he did too.  The way the parking lot is designed, I was blocked in until he moved.  And let me tell you -- he took his time, slowly moving and keeping me blocked (don't worry, no one else was behind us!).  I sent him a text saying that God was using him to strengthen my patience!  And as we're on the way home, his jokes continued when he began reversing at the red light.  The lady in the BMW beside him thought she was rolling forward!  I had the opportunity to witness this!  It's easy to understand that I was a proud wife when I was able to make a pass ahead of him on the way home and creep through our neighborhood while blocking him from going around me!  I told him that I have learned from his tricks! 

Times like these make me laugh like crazy and I am thankful for the simple moments!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Three Year Engage-iversary!

I went from a girlfriend to a fiance this day three years ago!  We had openly discussed marriage for quite some time, so that part was no shock but Mr. P had plans for that particular evening that surprised me.  It had been a rough time for us the few months prior.  I was going to school in Lexington while Mr. P was in school in Bowling Green.  My grandmother had turned very sick to the point that doctors said she would never live.  (But by the grace of God, she is alive and well today!)  After her progress over the few months had gone from death to being awake and talking with us (although extremely weak from three months of immobility), we were pleased when the doctors told us that if she remained stable and would eat well, she would be released at the end of the week.  What a relief and great news! 

When he knew she was in the clear and would be discharged later in the week, Mr. P's proposal was perfect timing and a breath of fresh air!

Teary-eyed after saying "yes!"

Saying "YES!" was one of the easiest things I've ever done because I just knew that Mr. P and I should spend our lives together!  I am so thankful to have been married to this man for 2.5 years and I can't wait for the rest of our lifetime together!

Our Engagement
June 11, 2007
Union Station Historic Hotel - Nashville, Tennessee