Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bridal Shower

The Wedding Fun Begins! Not that being engaged hasn't been fun, but the closer it comes the funnier it gets and the more impatient I get!

My amazing roommates threw me a bridal shower this weekend. Although we didn't have a lot of guests it was still fun to play games, eat good food, and of course celebrate Taylor and I getting married! What's better then that! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Happy Couple :)








Round Diamonds down the side, 2 princess cut diamonds on each side of the round center stone. In total 29 - It is so sparkly and scatters little rainbows when the light hits it! I am a lucky girl, mostly because this rings means I get to marry my best friend.


Taylor and I were finally together and about to take us out to dinner, I was so excited to spend a night with my favorite man alive all alone! So we hoped in the car and he said we were going for a little drive first. I was totally okay with this because Kansas is covered in trees, fields, and pretty houses! So we pulled up to this field with an old barn in it!! I was so excited to hop out of the car and go check it all out. For those of you who don't know, I love antiques and old stuff so this old barn was amazing to me! Not just old!

Taylor pulls our his iPod and speakers and puts on some music and grabs me and starts dancing with me. Taylor is pretty romantic so his random slow dancing wasn't a shock. It was so nice to be away from him for so long and finally be so close in his arms slow dancing :) Then he tells me to close my eyes and old out my hands and he sets in my hands this...

A picture book from the beginning of our dating to the present. Underneath all the pictures he had the lyrics to our song. Vanilla Twilight by Owl City. Which was very fitting for our lives right now. It talks about how being apart is hard and we just want to be together! Then I got to the last page with this...

I had a flash of confusion - I couldn't remember when we took a picture that had a silhouette like this. Then I realized it wasn't us at all.. Then I realized the text. "Will You?" I had flashes of shock, fear and excitement. I slowly turned around to see Taylor down on his knee. I think I felt my heart drop into his stomach . "Martha Anne Bishop will you Marry me!?" One of the scariest, most exciting things Taylor has ever said to me. I stood there looking at my ring, mouth wide and said yes and continued to stand there is absolute shock! He then had to remind me he needed me hand!! Haha this is when I snapped out of it.

Although Taylor and I have already planned the wedding and set dates it was still so scary and so exciting. He did a good job at surprising me, I didn't see it coming right then. It was so amazing to finally have a ring that said to the world "I am undoubtedly taken!" and to the most amazing man! Taylor to this day never lets me down, and always knows how to make me smile. I hadn't seen him for a month which felt like ages. Being with him again was amazing. I couldn't doubt marry him for a second, he is so sweet, so kind, so selfless, so amazing, and has so many amazing husband qualities. He treats me like a princess even on days I seam like a witch! He is patient with me, thinks I am funny.. He is PERFECT for me!!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Brad & Tilane Visit

Brad & Tilane had not got the chance to meet Taylor like the rest of the family so they took the time to stop in to Kansas on there way to Texas. It was so fun to see Brad & Tilane since I hadn't seen them since Christmas! But even more I was so happy that they were able to meet Taylor. So we started the day with lunch and then did a fun church history trip to Missouri.

We went to the R.L.D.S. Temple. This was VERY interesting. They changed there name to the Community of Christ. It was sad to see how much of the gospel that they were missing, all the covenants and the sacred parts of the temple were completely missing. But it was interesting to learn about it.

Then we got to go to Liberty Jail! It was very touching to hear all the stories about the prophets stay here. It helped the story become more real would you could hear the voices and have an image of what it was like right in front of you.

All in all we have a fun day with the Bishops :) We appreciated and loved seeing them so much. We got to bond and learn a lot about our religions, and the Community of Christ religion.


Airport.. Ugh!

I got in my car and drove four hours to the airport and was on what I thought perfect timing. Well lucky me my flight was delayed, then delayed and then delayed again. It was delayed an hour... which meant I missed my next flight. I was stuck in Denver... I was exhausted, distraught, crying, crying more, and MAD! The airport got me a hotel and I left the next morning. I finally arrive in Kansas - Leaped into Taylor's arms and was sooo happy!! We were so happy to see each other that we forgot to get my bag but luckily we realized when we go the parking garage. So we went back up and waited, waited, and waited more... Then the belt stopped moving. My bag never came. They didn't send it on the flight! This was by far the worst luck I have ever had with a flight. My bag finally came two hours later.

- Martha