Thursday, August 6, 2009

An Almost Anniversary! and a glimpse of our engagement!

On the 10th of August, it will be our SEVEN year anniversary! I absolutely LOVED my wedding, right down to the color of the carpet! (if you didn't read Annie's post on the carpet color at her wedding, you'll be totally lost here. If you did, then you know what I mean!)

Anyhow--I LOVED my wedding! I loved the dress, the colors, the cake, the flowers, the b-maid dresses, the flower girls' tiaras, the EVERYTHING! The big joke at wedding time was that we had a three-ring circus. We had.....(sing to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas)......7 bridesmaids, 7 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, 1 ring bearer, 3 pages (train bearers), one bride, one groom, one pastor, and a partridge in a pear tree!

I thought I'd take a few days and a few posts to give you the nitty gritty of the wedding ditty! (ha-you like that? It's late. I'm tired. Give me a break's all I could think of.) Today will be the engagement and a photo of the engagement......then, I'll move on to the dress shopping, bridal portraits, parties, misc. and finally, the grand finale--the WEDDING. Maybe I'll make it through all that by August 10th...we'll see.

A long time ago, in a land far away, there lived a princess, errr...I mean, a long time ago, in a land far away, there were two high school students who were insanely busy and one of them studied all the time and the other had to borrow pen and paper to scrape by...guess which was which? ha!

Cecil and I met in high school and dated throughout high school and then into college. He was a football player, I was a cheerleader. He was into farming. I was not. C was a year ahead of me, so he was a Freshman in college and I was still in high school, but we made it work. We're both the type that didn't have to see each other every minute of every day, so that was NICE. Plus, he played college baseball, so we didn't have time for that nonsense.

After I made it to college and then into more college, we were serious. We had been through a lot! High school, college, and even the death of my mother. By this time, we had been dating about 8 1/2 years. We got engaged during the Florida/Florida State game in 2001 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium--during our tailgate party! It was great! Cecil proposed with a beautiful, princess cut diamond with baguettes down the side! I loved it (and him)! I was 21 when he proposed and he was 22, almost 23.

Here's an engagement photo for you. Two things. One, I'm NOT that skinny anymore. Two, I do NOT have forty-volume peroxide blonde hair anymore. If you need to know my true color, you'll have to ask Aubrey-cause LAWD child--I have NO idea what color my hair is...depends on the season, the cut, etc.

Cecil & Charon, engagement photo! This was not my favorite one, but the one I wanted to scan in, I couldn't find, so sorry--you're stuck with this one! Yes, even then I was addicted to color coordinating for pictures AND I could wear horizontal stripes, cause I was skinny!

Hope you enjoyed reading about our engagement--stay tuned--I'll eventually get to the wedding!



  1. Charon, I loved this! I didnt know that you guys got engaged at your tail gate at a gator game! How fun and sweet!!! Love it... I cant wait to see the pictures of everything else since I didnt know you back then! :)
    Girl, I feel ya about not knowing your true haircolor. Mine's been long lost since the mid-90s!!! ha...

  2. This yr marked our 7yrs too! Congratulations and may God continually bless your marriage :)

    I WISH I was the same size I was 7yrs ago! Oh well.

  3. So sweet! And I love that picture (I'm a big color coordinator in my photos, too!) :)

  4. I love that you got engaged while tailgating. That is priceless! Your daughters-in-law will like to hear that story one day. Also, loving that peroxide hairstyle! (: Who cares if you no longer that skinny. None of us are!

  5. Just look how cute you are!! LOVE it girl.


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