its been a super busy week of holiday fun and anticipation of our big vacation to the east coast. every night there was shopping, wrapping, or parties. one night, i rushed home from dinner, wrapped up some secret santa stuff (people at my school take secret santa VERY seriously, and i didn't want to mess up! i had to be a good santa!) . i was all rushing , had a sugar headache from the day of baked good, and it was cold out. so, i was acting a but grumpy, not exactly your model chirstmas spirit! but i knew i had to make a quick change and go meet our friends at the bar. i was about to go shower and realized i needed to switch the laundry from the washer to drying. since i was running late, i asked james if he would do it. the little jerk said, "you do it." i said, "what?", he said, " you go do it". furiously, i stomped down the stairs to the garage, yelling up the stairs , "you ALWAYS ask if you can help me and the ONE TIME i need your help you won't do it, you are ridiculous..." and then i opened the door to the laundry and found this...oops! SURPRISE!
yes, a full suspension specialized Safire mountainbike just for me! the best christmas present in the world. i couldn't believe it. we had talked about building a used bike from some parts james had and finding an old frame, soi can't believe he went out and did this...and of course found a way to make me look like such a hater when he gave it to me! sorry, babe! you're the best. major merry christmas to me!
i was very excited to test out my new ride, so james planned a little ride out at Lake Hodges on saturday afternoon.
the ride was going pretty well, and i looooove riding the mountain bike. i was nervous i would suck, or cry, or we'd get in a fight becuase i got stuck on a hill or sometime, but it went pretty smoothly!the scenery was beautiful...including this hot guy!
when we were almost back to the car, james hopped off his bike because he needed to fix something on his brakes. he was messing around on the back wheel of his bike for a few minutes (killing time) and asked me to come over to help him out..i went over, and he handed me a ring! the engagement kind! and its beautiful and of course i said, "yes".
way to propose to a girl while she's wearing a helmet! well, although i had been HOPING for this for a long time, after i got the surprise mountain bike, i thought (and told a few people-oops!) that there was no way we were getting engaged soon because he bought me this new bike...very glad i was wrong. he's smooth, huh?
so 2008 has been a pretty great year. but its not over yet! i haven't sat down since yesterday afternoon, trying to get everything all set before we leave for the east coast in the morning- time to celebrate with the families!