Saturday, December 26, 2009

Four months to go!

Can you believe it? Greg and I have been engaged for about four months and have four more months until we are married! Wedding planning is going slowly but surely! I already have a dress picked out, our honeymoon planned, and now our receptions are getting dates set soon. I'm sure you're dying to know where we're going on our honeymoon! We're going on a four-night cruise to Mexico that sails May 3rd from Los Angeles! I'm really excited to go on a cruise because I've never been on one. Greg has been on one before.

Many people have expressed to me and Greg that long engagements are hard. At first I thought we'd just be fine but now I understand what they mean especially when three of my friends are getting married over the Christmas break and we still have four months left. However, I'm glad we decided to get married in April because I can't imagine having to plan a wedding during the crazy semester I just finished!

But now let me fill you in on what we've been up to since the last time I posted! Let's see, school was busy (when is it ever not busy???), I presented at a physics conference, and then came Halloween. Greg and I attended a Halloween party thrown by a club of which our friend Jordan is in charge. It was really fun! Greg dressed up as Luigi from the Nintendo games and I dressed up as a generic European/French person. We just got back from one of my band concerts and I needed to dress as something that could incorporate my black outfit, so I had a scarf and a beret to add.
For Thanksgiving, Greg and I went to his parents house. Kristine, Greg's sister, had been planning a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents for the past year, and Greg and I were part of the surprise! We arrived in Sacramento the Saturday before Thanksgiving and his parents weren't expecting us to come for another few days. His parents were very very very surprised by the party and us being there! It was a great moment :). My birthday was the Monday after that and we spent the day at Kristine's. It was a good day! Greg, his parents, and I had a little dance party after dinner which was really fun. I love to dance! Then a couple days later, Thanksgiving was upon us! Can you tell this was a week full of celebration? We went to Bob's (Greg's dad) mom's house in Reno to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was really fun meeting members of Greg's extended family. The next day Greg's parents threw us a wedding shower! We got many great gifts from his family for which we are so thankful!

Since Thanksgiving, we finished out the semester. We took our finals and now we're on break. Greg is in California and I'm in North Carolina. Saturday we both go back to Utah for our final semester! We are both really excited for that because that means after the semester we graduate and get married!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Long time no update...

Who knew that wedding planning needed so much things to plan??? I sure didn't. A lot of the planning isn't done yet but we'll get it done soon I hope. Greg and I sure can't wait to be married! We're super excited, as we should be right? Well, here's a little bit of what's been going on the past few weeks:

A few weeks ago I went to a physics conference. It was the Four Corners Meeting of the American Physical Society and I gave a 10 minute presentation about the research I've been working on. It was fun but not having Greg there made it not as much fun as it could've been for me. I missed him a lot.

Today, Greg took the GRE subject test for physics. I think he feels he did his best and I hope he did well so he can get into the graduate school he wants! Well, I have confidence in him :-)

Monday, September 28, 2009

We have a date set!!!

Greg and I have set a date! It is April 26th in the Salt Lake Temple!!! We're so excited and now we can start planning everything else!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Laptop died...

but now it's alive again! Last week the hard drive in my laptop went totally bad. As a result I lost all the documents, pictures, home-made movies, etc. that I had on my laptop. Thankfully, all my music and movies were saved because they were on a separate hard drive! After a few days in the shop and four disks worth of installations, my computer is back up and running. Thank goodness I was able to use campus computers while I didn't have my laptop!

For those who may be wondering, Greg and I still don't have an actual date set for our wedding. We'll be sure to let you know when we do decide on one!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We're Engaged!

We have some very exciting news to share and that is Greg and I are engaged! Since loads of you want to know the story I'll post it here so ya'll can read it when ever you want and I don't have to reproduce it about 30 times :).

It basically started earlier this week when he started giving me gifts everyday. Monday I received good morning and goodnight phone calls instead of texting as we usually do, Tuesday he gave me a box of chocolate truffles, Wednesday he gave me Celine Dion perfume/cologne, and Thursday he gave me a dozen roses! Yesterday, Friday, he made dinner and it was a fabulous dinner! Everything was from scratch! The main dish was a stuffed chicken breast that was stuffed with ham and cheese (kind of like cordon bleu but better!). It was so delicious! For the sides he prepared some pasta and red meat sauce, some sautéed zucchini, and garlic bread. For dessert he had made cheesecake from scratch! It was so yummy!

After dinner, we drove up to the Squaw Peak overlook, which is way high up, to see the sunset. I made sure to bring my camera with me because I knew that there would be a wonderful view! When we got there, I took a few pictures and we walked a little bit away from the other people who were around. We kept looking at the beautiful clouds with the pinkish color around them and seeing the lights of Provo and Orem turn on. Then he turns to me and tells me that he had written a poem for me! He then recited it to me having committed it to memory, and after the poem was finished he knelt down on one knee and pulled out the ring and asked "Erin, will you marry me?" Of course I said yes!

The entire week was so romantic, Friday especially! We are so happy! We don't exactly have a date yet but we're thinking soon after we graduate college, which makes the engagement sorta long but that's okay. We're so excited and can't wait until we actually tie the knot!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Small Update

Hello everyone! Greg and I had our first day of classes yesterday! It was a good day overall. It looks like it will be a very good yet busy semester for the both of us. We have 4 classes in common and I have a couple more I'm taking. Hopefully everything will go well and we will be able to get the grades we want! Just wanted to give a tiny update. Hope everything is well with you!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First ever blog post!

Hello!  My name is Erin and I have never done a blog before.  I'm actually doing this for both me and my boyfriend, Greg (who is the most wonderful man ever!), but as pattern shows I'll be doing most of the blogging.  Just a bit about us:  I'm currently attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  I'm majoring in physics and Greg is doing the same (which is how we met).  Greg and I will be graduating in April of 2010!  That is still a couple semesters away but it will fly by so fast we won't even know what hit us!  After that Greg and I will probably be tying the knot and Greg will be off to graduate school pursuing a doctorate in astrophysics.  As for me, I haven't truly and completely decided but am leaning towards getting a job instead of graduate school.  Hopefully things will turn out the way we'd like them to but as history has shown everyone on this planet, it probably won't at least a little bit.  Greg and I are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and we love it!  

So that's us!  School starts again on Monday and thus starting our senior year of college.  I don't know how often I'll update this blog but hopefully I won't leave you hanging for too long...if you're even interested.