Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hello Prince Charming, My Name is Carly...

How we Met...
About a year and half ago I was working every Tuesday and Thursday night during the week. For some reason I happened to have Tuesday night off one week and went to Institute that night. Jake and his brother Justin also happened to be there that night. After classes are over everyone usually congregates in the gym because there is food and volleyball and basketball. Jordan and I have played basketball for years and really like to play and so when they started playing knock out we both jumped up. I only played like two games though, I don't remember why, but Jordan kept playing and kept playing and so did Jake.
I sat on the stage and talked to Jake's brother, Justin, until Jordan was ready to leave. The only thing I really remember from this first time that we saw each other, was that Jake kept coming up to us when someone knocked him out of the game and talking about how good Jordan was. Well, apparently Jake thought I was cute and so when he and his brother were leaving the church he asked him what my name was and when he got home he friended both me and Jordan on facebook.
He never said anything to me on facebook or wrote on my wall or anything, we were just silent friends. He claims that he was going to talk to me in person because he didn't want to be weird on facebook, but he never saw me at institute again...because I was working.
I'm one of those people that unfriends people on facebook if I don't really know you or haven't talked to you in a long time, and so after about a year of never talking to or seeing Jake again I unfriended him. Well, of course, after doing this we run into each other again. He came to Family Home Evening, which is on Monday nights, and I usually did go to that. I was helping clean up with one of Jake's good friends and we were talking about getting some people together to hang out at my house and he said that he would bring his friends Jake and David with him. I was fine with this but didn't know who Jake and David were.
After we had finished cleaning up, I walked into the gym for....surprise...a game of knock out. I got in line and happened to step in behind Jake. I knocked him out that first game, and then he knocked me out the second game. I challenged him to a game of PIG which we played until it was time to go. As I was leaving Jake's friend that I had been cleaning up with came up and told Jake they were coming to my house a couple of days later and that's how I learned who Jake was. Jordan was rushing me to leave and so I told Jake to friend me on facebook. I got home first though and I looked him up on facebook and was surprised to see that he was the same person I had unfriend a week earlier! I hoped that he wouldn't notice and might have forgotten that we had been friends. So he we became friends again and then he talked to me a lot the next day on facebook chat and then came over the next night to hang out with a bunch of people and every night after that...

The end.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Introducing the Bridal Party!!!



Friday, March 12, 2010


This is what the dictionary listing for neurotic should look like. Instead, however, it wastes valuable space that could be better used by defining other words to say things like:
an emotionally unstable individual
A person prone to excessive anxiety and emotional upset
In the Thesaurus synonyms for the word neurotic include words such as:

distraught, disturbed, anxious, basket case, erratic, nervous, nervous wreck, obsessive, unhealthy, upset, uptight, agitated, edgy, touchy, uneasy...etc...

You get the idea.
I feel like, especially lately, that my mind is moving at a thousand miles and hour and I can't make it stop. I don't ever get a break from worrying about ten things at a time, and while people keep saying that I can choose or make myself not think about these things or worry, I don't think they realize how hard what they're saying is to try and do.
I have never dealt well with change. I hate when friends move, or unexpected events happen, I hate making big decisions because I doubt and questions myself every step of the way. I know that there is really nothing I can do to stop things from happening but that only makes it harder because I hate not having control. I hate not having control, and I hate having control all at the same time. I don't like the helpless feeling that comes along with not having control over a situation, but at least when I don't have control I can't be blamed for anything that goes wrong.
Big decisions are hard because I just think about everything that could go wrong with whatever I choose. I constantly am talking myself into and out of things with no regard for what I really want. I am not a naturally happy person, I'm actually very pessimistic and regulate how I feel without even thinking about it.
Anyway, that's enough psychoanalysis for the day...I have to get ready for work.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The *Engagement* Story

So here is what you have all been waiting for...

So there I was...
It was a Friday and Jordan and I went to the mall because I needed to buy a new pair of jeans. Well for those of you that know Jordan, you know that she likes to do random things, this particular time she wanted to go into all of the jewelry stores in the mall and see how long it took the people working there to come up and help us. So anyway, we went into all of the stores and I didn't really see anything that I liked and then we FINALLY made it to the last one...Zales. There it was, a ring that I was the only one that I had seen in the entire mall that looked like a ring that I would want.
Jordan called Jake and told him about...and this is where the story really begins. I called Jake after Jordan and told him that Jordan's call wasn't any pressure and to not worry about it, we were just excited because it was the only one that we had seen that I liked and was similar to rings that I had seen in the past and wanted.
Jake has a big night planned that night with his brothers playing video games and had to get off the phone with me to lock Doc up and get ready to go, so he promised to call me in a little while and we said goodbye.
About and hour after that I tried to call Jake again because I hadn't heard from him and I thought he said he was going to call me sooner that and he didn't answer, but called me about 10 minutes later and apologized. He said he had to stop by one of his brothers houses to get a video game controller that he had left on accident. (This was not so true) Jake had really gotten off the phone with me and tried to drive to the mall before it closed, but when he realized he wouldn't make it he called Zales and asked them about the ring, and they said they would try to run his card over the phone. Well, Jake has some sort of protection on his card that won't let him spend over a certain amount without authorization and so his card got declined.
The Zales lady said she would hold it for him until the morning since he obviously had every intention of buying it. There was just one problem...Jake and I were going to be out of town the next morning so how was he going to get it?
Solution: Jake told one of his brothers about it and he offered to go get it for Jake the next morning. His brother got there, bought the ring and then told all of the people that worked there the story and that Jake and I would be there later that day and that they should play along.
After we got back in town on Saturday Jake wanted to go to Zales so that he could at least see the ring, so we went (even though Jake knew it would be gone). When we get there I ask the lady about the ring, and she remembered me from the night before and said that she was so sorry, but that they had sold it that morning but that we could keep checking back if we wanted because they might get another shipment of the ring. Jake acted so upset. He was more upset then I was. He stayed this way for the next couple of hours.
So Jake woke up on Monday and decided that he was going to propose on Tuesday and went to work to make that happen. He told me that he was going to go put air in my tires and really went to his brothers house to pick the ring up. Later that day he texted me and told me that he wanted to go back up to Zales on Tuesday after I got out of class to see if they had received another ring yet. Then he told me later that he was going to help a friend move and that he and David would be back for dinner after that.
David really did go help someone move but Jake did not go help him. He really had gone through my phone earlier in the day and gotten my dad's cell phone number and called him and asked if he could come out to my parent's house to talk to them. So instead of helping someone move Jake went to my parent's house and asked them for their blessing.
He arranged with David to show back up at the house at the same time so that I didn't suspect anything and we had dinner and hung out as usual that night. I was in class all day on Tuesday from 9:30 to 5 o clock. I called Jake when I got out of class and he still wanted to go to Zales. I was not very happy about this because I had a lot of homework to do and I had had a rough day. Not only that but Jake wouldn't bring Doc with him which meant we had to drive all the way back to his house before going to my house.
Jake had called Zales earlier that morning to make sure the didn't have the ring, so that he wouldn't have to buy it twice, so I got to the mall first and called Jake to let him know that they still didn't have the ring and he picked me up and drove the longest way ever back to his house. Needless to say I still wasn't in the best mood because I kept thinking of all of the stuff that I could have been doing.
We FINALLY get to Jakes house and Doc runs to greet me at the door and so I pick him up and start playing with him. Jake asks me if I could come into the kitchen for a minute and I see flowers that he had gotten me on the kitchen table and then he gets down on one knee in front of me. I thought he was picking something up and was pretty confused. Then he said "Will you marry me?" and I thought he was kidding and responded by laughing and said "are you kidding?" and he said "No, will you please answer the question." Then I saw the ring and was really confused because it was supposed to have been sold to someone else. I finally realized what was happening and obviously said yes, or I wouldn't be writing this post.

Anyway, now I have a wedding to plan that is coming soon in October :-)