Sunday, October 2, 2011

Planned too perfection

I could not have asked for a better start to fall. Anyone who has ever breathed air from the same room as me, knows that I'm obsessed with the season. While I wish it lasted longer, I also realize it wouldn't be as special if it did. So I revel in the cool nights, crisp mornings, and colorful afternoons as much as possible. It also helps that I get to celebrate my birthday in the midst of such a grand time of year. 

I was kind of bumming about the fact that I have a Monday birthday this year, but it's actually been amazing so far because I'm celebrating the weekend before and after!   God truly wanted to show his love for me this year by dropping temps into the 40s!  

First, I went shopping with my ever-amazing mother, which we do probably once a year if that, making it all the more special. Then, Matthew and I received FREE tickets for table "box" seats at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater to see Third Day! It was fantastic!  Finally, Matthew surprised me...

It was really cold and windy. That's the only explanation for the 80' bang wave I have going on
Third Day put on an amazing concert!

SURPRISE!
I woke up here. My drugged body was dragged to this spot.
(not really, but it felt like I woke up once I got to the top)

I actually relived the best day of my life on exactly the same day one year later.
Matthew woke me up before 6 am on Sunday to hike up Kennesaw Mountain to reenact his proposal for my birthday! I was just as surprised this year- both pure joy and pure confusion/anger rushed through me during this early wake up call. 
Since we got zero pictures last year, we figured we'd take a few. 

I look exactly the same as I did last year:  straight out of bed beauty, minus the snot from the ugly cry last year.

It's totally worth a little sleepiness to start your day this way!

I have the most romantic and amazing husband in the world!

It's really crazy living a deja vu experience, but I hope it becomes an annual surprise!

There are no words to express the joy I've experienced over the past year.
I'm so thankful for any and all the years to come!
God is amazing! Thanks hubby


We also, of course, had to decorate for this joyous season!

We really went all out. I mean these could be in the Smith family attic for years to come
I know.... I know.... don't be jealous. Hobby Lobby rocks!
It's the little touches that matter. 
No is the answer to your question. Matthew and I did not pick these off the ground.
Yes... maybe I wanted to.
Our whole place smells like a cinnamon, pumpkin, fall festival!

See how many bloopers you can count in this video.



I am so thankful for videos! My husband cracks me up. I'm really trying to keep a straight face in this video in case we ever make it on AFV.

Happy Fall Yall!

~CC


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