Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Our Engagement Story

Well, I know that some of you are wondering when did he ask the question and how did he ask it. I would be happy to tell you in this post. It was on a Sunday morning - Feb. 18 2007. He would always come to my house before breakfast and we would do some devotions together before that rest of the family got up. Well, that morning I had decided to make him a cup of coffee, which I did on other occasions. He came a little bit earlier than normal. I was in the middle of making coffee and I had spilled some coffee grinds on the ground. So while I was cleaning them up - I was on my hands and knees - David was thinking that NOW was NOT the time to propose to her (there was something wrong with the picture - Sonya was on her hands and knees and not David). So, he waited until I was all done cleaning up the mess and had the coffee on. I was leaning against the counter and all of a sudden he has a box in his hand and says "Sonya will you marry me?" I on the other hand, just looked at the ring and said, "I can't believe you just did that"!!!! He said to me, "And your answer is?" I said (of course) "Yes, I will marry you." To our great delight, we told my parents - who came down the stairs, a couple of minutes later - and they were very happy for us. Then we called David's side of the family, and my brothers (Ryan and Rachel & Shane and Anita) and they were all happy for us also. We talked for about 45 more minutes, and then I said that I had to go and tell my only sister. I went upstairs into our room and just stood there. She looked at me and said, "You are engaged." All I did was just shake my head, "Yes". She looked at me and said, "You are just joking with me". (Just so that you all know, I had bugged her a couple of times, saying that I was engaged before - when I was not, so she did no believe me right away.) When she kept looking at me, she then realized that I was NOT joking. She jumped out of bed, and ran to me. I have never seen her more happy in my life (she also woke up the rest of the family and David heard it all the way downstairs). When we were around the table, Steven, Chad, and Justin all CONGRATULATED us. The rest of the day was spent, talking about the engagement, having fellowship, relaxing, possible dates, who we would like in the wedding party, and many more wonderful ideas. This was the whirlwind planning for the next 6 months of our lives. In a week or so, we will have the wedding pictures up, so keep looking.

Some Engagement Pictures!!!!

One of the best pictures of us!
It looks like I am falling off, but I am not!
It was such a cold day, can you tell?
A very nice light post that we both liked and had to get a picture there.
Once again, David has his eyes closed.
In the barn at my house.
Under a bridge, by my Uncle and Aunt's house.
Another one that I liked.
By the Grand River in Cambridge.
..... And again by the Grand River.

Just thought that we would post some of our engagement pictures, but there is a lot more. We would like to thank my cousin, Kristin DeGraaf, and my sister, Nicole Everts, for taking all of the engagement pictures. It was a very cold day but the sun was shinning. They both did a great job. Also, thank you to both of them for standing beside us in the wedding party. You both where a great help in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Once again, thank you!!!!!!

Natural Highs

Well, I thought that you all might enjoy something to smile at. Enjoy this post. (Picture of the wedding are coming soon).

Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one, it Does Make You Feel Good, especially the thought at the end #45.

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate milkshake (vanilla or strawberry).
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach.
16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you.
19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
23. Laughing at an inside joke.
24. Friends.
25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
29. Playing with a new puppy.
30. Having someone play with your hair.
31. Sweet dreams.
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Road trips with friends.
34. Swinging on swings.
35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
36. Making chocolate chip cookies.
37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
38 Holding hands with someone you care about.
39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
40. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.
41. Watching the sunrise.
42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
43. Knowing that somebody misses you.
44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
45. Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

We hope that this will brighten the rest of your day. Have a good one.

Monday, September 17, 2007

What is new in the family??!!!

Well, I just thought that I would let you all know, that I am now married to the most wonderful guy I could ask for. I got married on Augest 24 2007 on the most wonderfull day. We had great weather, but we all thought that is was a little hot while we were taking the wedding party pictures. I hope to post some pictures in the near future, so keep your eye open and they will come.

I have a BLOG

Hey there.............

I bet that some of you though that I would never get a blog, BUT I do. I will be posting some of our honeymoon pictures and wedding pictures in the next couple of post, so keep looking.