Last night we were making a special supper together and without thinking, I grabbed the metal pan handle that had just come out of the oven. I'm fine today, but I am really doubting the human strength in Home Alone. There's no way Harry Lime could have continued to hunt for Kevin after touching that red hot door handle. While searching for polysporin, I found my first camera and it still had 18 shots in it! Feels like I found a time capsule, can't wait to see the old and new pictures :)
I get excited on January 1st-- there's the chance to do something everyday for a whole year, ending with a collection you want to look back on. But nothing major came to me this year, so I'm focusing on a old friend and a new one:
• This is the year I decide to keep or close my personal blog. I feel stale but I crave the good ole days, so I'm hitting a personal reboot for 2014. This is the year of Leigh-Ann, Candid and Creative. That's my Summer of George type statement. Frolf!
• My mom made me a gratitude journal for Christmas with room to record one line per day. Today's line says: "Good sleep. Dreamt about a kitten named Gumball".
• On January 27th, my present and future is majorly changing... I'll tell you more soon!!
Thank you for being here. Love Leigh-Ann
Keith and I got engaged this summer :)
It was a warm Saturday Night, we were drinking Corona's and hanging in the backyard. At the time we had one bike, and we were taking turns riding under streetlights. While Keith was in the distance, I thought a lot about our long journey and how we always come back to each other.
As he road up to me, the words came out of me without plan but with pure and total intention. "Keith, will you marry me?"
He said, "I love you too Leigh-Ann", and I said, "No, I'm serious". hah, romantic ;)
I heard a gasp of breath in the sweetest way and immediately he said, "Yes". We hugged and giggled in front of Cathy's garage, under a street light in our back lane. Keith put down the bike, kneeled on one knee and proudly asked me back. I said YES and the butterflies were incredible.
We kissed lots, and I kept jumping up & down and blurting out all the things on my mind... then we rode the bike a bit more, totally soaring! While Keith was riding, I was in the yard with Lola & Tom and I pulled my iPhone out of my pocket and realized a lil' bonus magic had happened! I'd set my voice memo on record at the beginning of our night (I do this sometimes to enjoy tipsy talk the next day) and our whole proposal had been recorded. It sounds like the local interview parts of NPR's This American Life... wow. I kept it recording and spoke my love to Keith and the dreams and joy he's given me. When he got back, I excitely told him how our engagement audio had been recorded (!!) and asked him to leave me a message too while I was off riding.
We have the most incredible night saved forever and I know for certain, our future is together :) I couldn't be happier and I love where we are :)
Last night I was listening to Tegan and Sara's "Love they Say" on headphones while my sweetie slept beside me. The lyrics are our story and I grabbed a dry erase marker, writing on the mirror in the dark, wanting Keith to read it when we woke up.
I've decided this is the song I want to walk down the aisle to... of course :)
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I'm eating popcorn and drinking coke at noon, watching Jimmy Fallon from last night and lounging with Lola. Looking around, I noticed my books in the living room are mostly internet & pop culture related... these are the kinda books I buy real copies of instead of downloading on iBooks.