our song


we finally have a song! we’ve debated different songs and finally decided to use the first song we publicly dance to. when we were in new york in june, we danced at the anniversary party. the song? “from this moment on” by shania twain. it’s absolutely perfect, and we both like it. it’s my favorite song of hers.

here are the lyrics:

FROM THIS MOMENT ON

(I do swear that I’ll aways be there. I’d give anything and
everything and I will always care. Through weakness and strength,
happiness and sorrow, for better or worse, I will love you with
every beat of my heart.)

From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I’d give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can’t wait to live my life with you, can’t wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn’t give
From this moment on

You’re the reason I believe in love
And you’re the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
From this moment
I will love you as long as I live
From this moment on

picking our song

joe and i are in the process of choosing our song. last weekend we chose “just like heaven” by the cure, but it’s more fast-paced, and i want a slower song that we can dance to (you know, for something like a wedding at some point in the future:) ) as well. i want “drowning” by the backstreet boys. before everyone starts laughing at me (what else is new) i think the lyrics are pretty romantic (or it could be just me).

don’t pretend you’re sorry
i know you’re not
you know you got the power
to make me weak inside
girl you leave me breathless
but it’s okay ’cause
you are my survival
now hear me say
i can’t imagine life
without your love
even forever don’t seem
like long enough

’cause everytime I breathe
i take you in
and my heart beats again
baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning in your love
everytime I try to rise above
i’m swept away by love
baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning in your love

maybe I’m a drifter
maybe not
’cause I have known the safety
of floating freely
in your arms
i don’t need another lifeline
it’s not for me
’cause only you can save me
oh can’t you see
i can’t imagine life
without your love
and even forever don’t seem
like long enough

’cause everytime I breathe
i take you in
and my heart beats again
baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning in your love
everytime I try to rise above
i’m swept away by love
baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning in your love

go on and pull me under
cover me with dreams, yeah
love me mouth to mouth now
you know I can’t resist
’cause you’re the air
that I breathe

’cause everytime I breathe
i take you in
and my heart beats again
baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning in your love
everytime I try to rise above
i’m swept away by love
and baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning your love

baby I can’t help it
keep me drowning
in your love
i keep drowning
in your love
baby I can’t help it
can’t help it no, no

’cause everytime I breathe
i take you in
and my heart beats again
baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning in your love
everytime I try to rise above
i’m swept away by love
baby I can’t help it
you keep me
drowning in your love

joe says it’s not his cup of tea. what can i say. maybe i’m a dork, but i’ve just always loved this song. guess it’s back to the drawing board. 🙁

why i love my boyfriend, reason no. 9745683

he sat through a lifetime movie AND the two-hour broadcast of rob and amber’s wedding because i wanted to watch them. he didn’t complain, and he didn’t fall asleep. i love you baby.

anniversary, part 1

joe and i had the most fabulous anniversary. i will write all about our date once i get the pictures developed on monday, but i had to share this. for my present he got me a silver heart-shaped necklace with diamonds around the sides. this picture, which i couldn’t get a clear shot of for the life of me, doesn’t do it justice. it’s absolutely gorgeous, and i love it!

six months

i can’t believe joe and i have already been dating for six months. it really doesn’t seem like that long. and, although this may seem odd, this is the longest relationship i’ve been in. that could be sad or good, depending on how you look at it. i see it as a good thing. i’m glad i figured out early that my past boyfriends just weren’t right for me.
i never thought joe and i would go out. we’ve been friends for more than two years and just from hearing things that he did for his ex-girlfriends i started becoming attracted to him. but i never thought we’d meet since he lived in georgia and i in tennessee, let alone date. the last time we both broke up with someone happened around the same time. we started talking more and more on the phone after work. it was nice to have some to vent to and just be there. then he asked if i wanted to do something one weekend. sure, i said, before mentioning that stacey, one of our mutual friends and her boyfriend could come along. always a good idea in case a date goes bad. this one, however, didn’t.
i was more nervous than i’d ever been. i thought he was cute, but i was sure he didn’t think the same about me. we saw bridget jones II and then went to chilis for dinner. it was a lot of fun. and then, when we got back to my house, he kissed me. we had a great first date that i’ll always remember.
we’ve had our ups and downs, our disagreements and arguments, but we always work through them and make sure to say, “i love you.” and joe is the most romantic guy i’ve ever dated, from surprising me with roses to buying me bridget jones II because it was what we saw on our first date to calling me this morning and saying, “happy six month anniversary. i love you.”
joe and i just fit together perfectly. i’ve never felt more comfortable with someone. and i know we’ll have many many more anniversaries.

why i love my boyfriend

i saw this on several blogs, and i thought it was a really sweet thing to do, so i thought i’d try. i learned a lot about my boyfriend thinking of why i love him. it makes me love him even more.

  • he loves me for me
  • when i think i’m fat, he says i’m sexy
  • he’ll do anything for me
  • including watching girly movie after girly movie
  • he loves his cat
  • he loves my cats
  • which he shows every time he lies down on the kitchen floor to pull aj’s mice out from under the fridge
  • he went with me to visit my grandmother when she was in the hospital
  • he loves kids
  • and is so good with them
  • he’ll make a great dad
  • he goes out late at night to buy me medicine when i’m sick
  • he tells his kiwanis club about our dates as his happy dollars most weeks
  • he sends me emails just to say he loves me and misses me
  • he leaves messages on my answering machine for the same reason
  • he drives an hour to my house to take care of me when i’m sick
  • he has a great relationship with his family
  • and is close to them
  • he is supportive of my career
  • and tells me i’m a good writer
  • and means it
  • but gives me constructive criticism when he knows it’ll improve my stories
  • he makes me smile and laugh when i’m feeling down
  • he opens my car doors
  • he holds my hand in public
  • and puts his arm around me when we’re eating with our families
  • he holds me when i cry
  • and when we sleep at night
  • he gets up several times a night to turn the air conditioning on and off and on and off for me
  • he’s not with me just for the physical aspect
  • and he’d still be with me if there was no physicalness
  • he calls me just to tell me he loves me
  • when i fall asleep while we’re watching tv he kisses me on the cheeks and eyes
  • and holds me even though it makes his arms fall asleep
  • he watches survivor and the apprentice with me
  • even though he despises those shows
  • because he knows i like them
  • and he wants to make me happy