Jun 26, 2010
Our Wedding Plans
Our wedding is going to be on June 26, 2010 and we are going witha a Mickey and Minnie Wedding theme. Our colors are Fushia pink, Plum purple, and Hunter green and our side theme is hearts.
Right now things are to a slow start, we still cannot find a church.
It was August 8, 2008 the day before my 25th birthday and he took me to St. Louis to go to six flags and see my favorite christian band Newsboys. We rented a car, I got to drive it and our first stop was the Arch because I had never got to go inside it before. It was very busy at that time so there was a lot of waiting and waiting. After 2 1/2 hours maybe longer we were done and were walking down the stairs of the Arch and he suggest to sit and take a minute to look at all the pictures we had just took inside. We were looking at pictures and I was just about done when he suggests that we go ahead and go. I'm like you just said you wanted to see these so I got up and start to walk and I notice he is not there, I turn around and there he is down on one knee, with my ring and asked for me to marry him please. Of course, I said yes we took a couple of pictures on the steps to the Arch and then we went to the hotel he had rented for the whole weekend trip. The next day he took me to Stir Crazy the restarount and then off to six flags to have some fun and see the Newsboys. It was a great weekend.
How we met
The first time I met Eric I thought he was really weird we was walking around with a toothbrush in his mouth and introduced himself as the kid with three first names. I was being trained to work as a sub for the service desk at the YMCA in Springfield. He walked up and asked for a tokento get out of the parking lot and said to me, you work here I have never seen you, I kindly responded to him that I am the Gymnastics Coordinator and usually work upstairs in the gymnastics room. He made some comment about that and then asked me my name I told him it was Charity and he asked if that was my real name, which irritated me a little then he proceeded to tell me his full name so he could tell me he was the kid with three first names. I proceeded to ask him why he was walking around with a tooth brush and he said because your supposed to brush every time you eat something and I like to snack. I then replied but there is no paste on the brush he said that's OK it still worked. I then asked him were he kept his toothbrush he then said in his car unless it was in his mouth and was grossed out and asked him about all the germs it was collecting without being rinsed every time he brushed, he shrugged his shoulders and walked out. Not a very good first impression!
The second time I saw him I was running a gymnastics all day clinic and at the end of the clinic the kids get to go swimming down stairs in the pool. I took all the kids down there and he was working he kept hollering at me and I not even responding he finally got up and came over to talk to me. We started chatting about everything really and we clicked right away so we started hanging out with each other all the time even when we were working, I would come visit him or he would come visit me in our different departments at the YMCA. I was dating someone and so was he. We both were engaged to the people we were dating at the time. Things for me got worse in my relationship and I broke it off with him and Eric was one of my shoulders to cry on. About 3 months went by and we were still good friends and his fiancee broke up with him so now I was his shoulder. About month after that he started dating and have been best friends ever since, even though there were some really rough patches in our relationship in the beginning we love each other more now than ever.
He is a 23 year old "boy" LOL! He loves playing video games on the computer, TV, phone, anywhere he can get his hands on one. He is also a very fun-loving and spunky person. He went to Tri-City school all his life and played in many sports as well as being a cheerleader in high school. He is a very sweet man and very good to me and my family, I love him dearly. He works at the Fox 55/27 here is Springfield, IL on the night shift and goes to school half time as well at LLCC. He used to work at the YMCA as a lifeguard until he got the fox job. I bet you can guess where we met, LOL!
I am a 25 year old soon to be bride and I'm a very vibrant, spunky, fun-lovin person. I love lots of colors mixed and love to be unique. I have been raised in a christian home all my life and have been a preachers kid almost all my life. I love the Lord with all my heart! I was a home-schooled child all of my life and loved every minute of the time I got to spend with my mom and brother and sister. I am a ex-gymnasts and have worked as a gymnastics instructor at the Springfield, IL YMCA since I was 14, I am now the gymnastics Coordinator for the whole gymnastics department and have been since I was 17 years old. I am also a Switchboard Operator for the St. Francis convent and a Office Assistant for the Regional Office of Education, if that is not enough to keep me busy I am also a half time student at LLCC. I have one brother and one sister who are both older than me, yes I am the baby and most of the time get treated that way. My family is a very close family even though my parents are divorced. I have four step-siblings two brothers and two sisters. My sister is my Matron of Honor and my brother is one of the groomsmen. I have two nieces 3 and 4 and three nephews 9, 7, and 1month. Three of them are from my sister and two are from my brother, I have a soon to be step-nephew coming around Christmas, yeah. I have a cat named Frisky who thinks he is my child so Eric has a step-cat when we get married. LOL!