reading list | 03

Mar 31, 2017

My reading has slowed down, for no real reason but I did finish this book soon after the second one. Liam had gotten me this book for our one year anniversary because he knows how much I love Gilmore Girls. I love reading these autobiographies, I have read a bunch of them, including Tina Fey, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Mindy Kaling x 2, Lena Dunham, and Amy Poehler and there is still a few more on my list.

Unfortunately, this book was not my favorite. I struggled with it in the beginning and I think she wrote it in the same way she would speak on Gilmore Girls. I thought I would enjoy that, but sadly, I found out that it was not my cup of tea. It felt more like an annoying friend talking to me about a story I had no interest in but because I love the friend, I would listen. When she got into more detail about Gilmore Girls, it was more entertaining because I love the show but it was too step-by-step every season.

It wasn't filled with lessons learned and more fun things as I had hoped.
The reviews on Amazon were great so maybe it's just me that didn't like it and I am the outsider! But for me, it was a quick read and I am glad I did it but, I wouldn't recommend anyone buying it.

surprise surprise

Mar 1, 2017, last night was hands down
one of the best nights
that I've had no doubt..

When I wrote this post, I had no idea what was going through Liam's mind until now. He sat next to me on the couch that night as I was editing pictures and telling him, oh just posting about wedding things from my Pinterest board and how we're going to weddings this year. He never gave a hint to what was going on and when I say that I had no idea, I really had no idea. It made it all the more special.

Thomas Rhett is my favorite country star.
This may surprise some people, before I met Liam I did not listen to country. The closest country I came to was Taylor Swift, who is now pop. I like pop country, deemed "bro-country" by a coworker of mine. Well, for our one year anniversary I bought us VIP tickets to see him a few hours away. I tried to buy the Meet & Greet but they were sold out. VIP still consisted of a Q&A session and a private pre-acoustic concert, um.. yes please!

So that day, we drove to Erie, PA. Three hours west from where we live, listening to Thomas Rhett on Spotify and the Home Team Tour playlist. We dropped off the dog at the hotel (terrible idea to bring her) and went out to grab a bite to eat before the show. We found a great brewery on the way and met a few people who were working the concert that night. It was filled with some good food, good beer, and fun conversation with strangers. We walked over to the venue and waited in line for the VIP doors to open and made more friends in line with a nice Canadian couple and a few other women. I love concerts.

We walked inside, wrote down our Q&A questions on index cards, I was so rushed and nervous of what my question would be, so I wrote: did you take your wife to see the Eiffel Tower and the Northern Lights yet? We grabbed a few beers and waited in line for the acoustic concert. We were so close! I mean not like I can touch you close, but close enough that I thought OMG HE'S RIGHT THERE! He sang a few songs, we enjoyed every minute of it. He pulled 11 random questions and guess what?! ONE WAS MINE! But he misunderstood the meaning of my question and thought I thought the Northern Lights were in Paris- I do know this is not the case! But I was on cloud 9 when he answered mine.. who knew it wasn't the best part.

And then here it was... our song.
It was amazing, he started singing and I started tearing up because I was so happy we were there, sharing this moment together.
I tried to be romantic, lean up against him and snuggle into him on our song, but he kept nudging me away on my lower back. I kept thinking why are you pushing me away??! This is our song! I kept listening, loving every moment and then Liam turned me around, again in my moment I am thinking hey, Thomas Rhett is the other way.

And then it happened.

He got down on one knee.
Then everything around me went so quickly. People started screaming and there he was, down on one knee, asking me (he didn't actually ask) to marry him. I started to cry and cry, I hugged him and I could not believe what was happening. I said yes, of course!
The song finished and everyone around us was so excited.
Thomas Rhett said thanks for stealing my thunder but congratulations! Liam was afraid he was mad, but I think he was happy for us and was teasing us for doing it. My whole world was just smiles. People around us, strangers, sent us video and pictures because they were kind enough to capture that moment for us.

And now we're engaged.
I have a fiancé. I am a fiancé. We are so excited for this next chapter!

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