Thursday, March 4, 2010

Back Up and Running!

So I got myself a fancy new computer on Sunday! This thing is amazing! It's an HP Pavillion with Windows 7 on it and it's just got some amazing features. I love the fact that there is a webcam already built in. It will be good once I'm a ways away from the family. Oh yeah, update time!

After almost 5 long years of waiting Eli finally proposed to me February 13th. He was apparently going to wait until April 1st (which would be our 5 year anniversary) but I guess he was at his sisters house after he picked the ring up from the jewelers. Well, his neices overheard them talking about the engagement and they said they were going to go tell their friends (whose mother I work with at Toyota). Eli decided then that he didn't want to wait for over a month, since the girl's mom might have come up to congratulate me and I would have no clue what she was talking about. Well we were planning our Valentine's Day dinner when Eli suggested this nice 4 or 5 star restaurant in Jefferson City (and we NEVER go to restaurants like that), but he couldn't get reservations because they were closing at 2 on Valentine's Day. I told Eli that he didn't need to spend that kind of money on me and that we should just go to Outback Steakhouse since I've never been there before, to which he agreed. The Saturday before Valentine's Day I was out with my sister and cousin planning a VDay breakfast for mom and when I got home Eli surprised me with the ring. He said he had been wanting to do it for a while, and it was just so sweet!

So, since we are now engaged I've got to begin thinking about military life. Eli will be going off to Navy bootcamp soon and once we're married we'll probably be doing some moving. That's why I like the fact that I have a webcam, so when I'm far away from my mom we can keep in closer touch that way. It'll be nice. From what he's been told, the first place that he will more than likely go to is California - after Chicago for bootcamp of course. Beaches.............ahh.....I can't get out......of Missouri......not to be negative to Missouri, I've been here my whole life, but I want out. Hawaii really got me wanting to get out of here and near a beach. Hawaii would be a great place to live as well....oh my, I would be in HEAVEN! Beaches, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, lava mountains, exotic fruit and palm trees all around! That would be PERFECT! I would love it if Eli got stationed there for years on end and be able to raise our children there. Of course I'm not going to get my hopes up on that one, Eli already said that if he didn't have to live there he wouldn't, which really sucks. But he's doing this to make him happy to do something that he loved and to be able to support me so I'd better just be happy with that.

This blog has really seemed to turn into a personal blog of some sort, and I'm sure that no one out there in internet land is reading this but I think I'm just going to keep this as a personal blog/journal and create another one for my baking or photography. I've got to start loading some pictures on my computer so that
I can finally post some new ones that I've taken! Here's to me NOT procrastinating! Hopefully anyone who is lucky enough to read my blog : ) will be able to see some recent pictures!!!!!

Much love, and here's to - hopefully - a lot more blogging. I'll have time.

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