Oh my goodness, I can't believe I haven't written a journal since September!!! xD However, life has been crazy!!! My sister had her baby very safely in a home birth at the beginning of November!!
She is SOO stinking cute!!
I love her so much!!
Her name is Alanna, and she is named after the Alanna in Tamora Pierce's series. My sister and bro-in-law live across the street so I get to see her lots!! It makes me soo happy!!! lol
Oh, and another exciting announcement: I got engaged this month!!!!!
I had told my boyfriend he should propose on our 1-year anniversary and he did a VERY good job of convincing me that he wanted to wait. Well, I had a Christmas recital, for the dance studio I work at, on our 1 year anniversary and I was also participating in a father-daughter dance to Steven Curtis Chapman's Cinderella
. (Go listen to it then continue reading, it'll help make sense xD). During the 3rd part, when it says 'She came home today with a ring on her hand.' the music stopped. I thought the ipod was giving us more trouble and was just going to keep going(no matter what happens, just keep dancing! lol xD). However, my dad told me to turn around and then my fiance said: "Hey Rena, why don't you come up here?" SO I went up, knowing EXACTLY what was going to happen now!!
He told me that he knew he wanted to marry me soon after we had started dating. Then he got down on ONE KNEE(AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW) and asked me to marry him!!!!!!
Then we finished the dance xD SOO CUTE right??? I also got my first kiss that day
Not on stage, it was later in the evening xD Oh, and the ring he gave me is GORGEOUS and was his grandma's
I'm going wedding dress shopping tomorrow afternoon and I can hardly wait!!!
Christmas was awesome and wonderful and fun, but man I was pooped xD I celebrated with basically 3 different groups on Christmas day(my parents, his family, and my dad's family) and then we spent the weekend celebrating Christmas with my mom's family. I ended up with a cumulative of $90 for Powell's bookstore so my wonderful fiance took me there and didn't complain the whole time!!! xD What a good man!! lol
I hope all of your holiday celebrations went well and that you're looking forward to a new year!! God bless you all!!