First of all, my gorgeous little sister Haley is getting married!! Her and her boyfriend have been dating for a few years now and I couldn't be happier for the two of them. They are both such amazing people. I am so excited for them to get their new life started. My sister has been a rock for me these last couple of years. Not only have we shared a bedroom (and a bed) for the past couple of years, but we have shared every moment together as well! She has been there for me when I was happy, sad, stressed, and depressed. I look up to her in so many ways-all but in height-:) and couldn't ask for a better roomate! I know Korbin is going to take care of her and although I am going to cry my eyes out because she is getting older and moving on, I couldn't think of better hands to place her in! Congrats to Haley and Korbin!
Second of all, my wonderful, loving, caring and sweet sweet mother is getting married as well! I told you there were a lot of exciting things going on! My mother is one of the most amazing women I know. She has been such a great example to me and has alwasy been able to read me like a book. She knows when I am having a bad day and need someone to talk too and she knows my true feelings even if I don't know them yet. She is getting married in August to a great guy named Mark. I can see how happy he has made her just in the few short months they have been together. I have seen a change in her that is unbelievable. She is giddy and happy all the time. It just rubs off on me and anyone else in the room. I can see how happy he makes her and that is good enough for me. I am so excited for her and Mark and know they will be great together. I am so glad she has found someone that will treat her the way she deserves to be treated; like a princess!
And last, but most certainly not least... I have found the most kind, gracious and loving boy and girl could EVER ask for! Well, I didn't really find him. He has actually been right in front of me for the last 10 years! Anyone who knows me and grew up with me probably has a good idea of who I am talking about.. Reagan. Let me start from the begging. Reagan and I have know each other since the 7th grade! Long time I know.. I don't even remember exactly how we met but I do remember that we were friends instantly. No questions asked. Even back then he was such a great guy. He was always the "nice guy" as he likes to call it. The guy girls could go to for advice and the guy girls could trust. That is one of the many things I absolutely love about him. I could trust him with my life. He use to talk to me about how the nice guys always finish last and how he didn't like being just the nice guy. He wanted to be more. I would always tell him, you just wait because someday when everyone grows up and the girls aren't looking for a boyfriend they are looking for a life partner, that is when the "nice guy" will win. (little did I know I was talking about myself :)). We stayed good friends all through junior high and even when we parted ways for high school. Sometimes when you get older and move different ways you loose contact with people or only catch up every once in a while. That has never been the case with us two. For some reason we have always stayed close and always kept up on eachother! We always had a deal that he would take me to one of our proms. We tried dating a little bit in high school, but I loved our friendship and decided I didn't want to risk loosing him as a friend if anything did happen. We both dated other people, but again stayed close. I moved to Key West with one of my best friends and a little later he got his mission call to Colombus, Ohio. Before we knew it, it had been almost 3 years since we had seen eachother! We wrote while he was on his mission just keeping that good friendship we had always had. We talked about nothing and everything all at the same time. If anyone has ever had to write someone either because they are on a mission, in the military, or for whatever reason, you will know what I mean when I say I feel that letters are so much more personable. We are all use to texting and being able to use facebook to get ahold of people. When you only get a letter ever week or every other week they become a little more special and you realize the important things you want to put in those letters. I felt like I become closer to him than ever with those letters. It came time for him to come home from his mission and for some reason I started to get really nervous.. Why? We had always been just good friends and nothing more. I couldn't decide if it was just because I was excited to see him after 3 years, or if by some chance it might be more. It was one of those things where I knew I would have to see him in person before I would get my answer. He came home and 3 weeks later had his homecoming. That was the first time I had seen him. Me being the deep sleeper that I am woke up late the morning of his homecoming. I hurried and got ready praying that I wouldn't miss his talk. Luckily I made it there just in time and by some miracle got a seat close enough to where I could see him. My heart was racing so fast I thought everyone around me could feel it. Maybe it was the 10 years of friendship all in one, maybe it was the letters, or maybe it was the fact that we had both grown up and now had a good idea of what we wanted in life, but either way I knew this time things were different. Just by that one look, I knew my feelings had changed. I could never understand how people could just look at someone and say "I am going to be with that person someday" and mean it, until that day. I still took a couple weeks to figure my feelings out and decide for sure what I wanted to do. I knew once I made a decision it would be a decision that would change both of our lives. Well remember earlier how I said we had always promised each other we would go to prom? We never did. Eventually I actually forgot about it. For our first official date Reagan told me he had something special planned. I had no idea what he had up his sleeve but decided to go along with it.. He picked me up and it had been raining really hard for the past couple of hours. He had said he wanted to go up the canyon, but we had to change plans. We went to his house and into his backyard instead. He had set up a fire in their backyard under their back patio. (I later learned he had to go out and buy that fire pit and also set it up because of the rain). It was perfect. He had smore's all ready to be made. It was so cute. I was so impressed he went to all that trouble for a first date. Little did I know it wasn't over yet. We made our smore's and talked for a while. Then he asked me "Remember how I promised you I would take you to prom? Well I always keep my promises". Then he pulled out the most beautiful corsage I have ever seen and asked me If I would go to prom with him. I wanted to cry it was so cute! He got up and turned on a playlist he had made and asked me if I wanted to dance! It was hands down the best prom I had ever been too. Right then and there I knew no guy would ever stand a chance against him. This night showed how sweet, compasionate and loving he was. I felt like I was part of a movie. Nothing like this happens in real life. I had truly found my prince charming. Tacky I know.. but so true! We have spent every day together since then and I couldn't be happier. I am finding out every day how special of a person he is and how lucky I am to have him as a best friend and now a boyfriend. Long story I know, but special enough I felt the need to share it.