So over Thanksgiving and my birthday, Brandon and I were able to go out to Montana again. I loved it! It wasn’t super busy, but was filled with things to do everyday, and a lot of visiting. Saturday and Sunday we pretty much just stayed at home, which was nice. Monday we woke up, helped cut and stack some fire wood which was actually a lot of fun. I enjoyed it, along with running and chasing Sassy to give her some love and attention also. After that we showered and went to visit grandma a little bit before I had to go back home to get ready for Aunt Mel’s jewelry party that night. Mark dropped mom and I off at Mel’s and then went back to pick up Brandon (we couldn’t fit 4 people in mom’s truck) and they sat at the Mint and watched Monday Night Football. After the party we went back home, watched a little bit of tv and then went to bed. I went into the bathroom to get ready for bed, when I opened the door to go back to the room Brandon was outside the door, down on one knee. I was completely shocked!! When he asked me to marry him, I didn’t know what else to say, and I wasn’t expecting this to happen out in Montana, so the first thing out of my mouth was “Are you serious?!” Which apparently wasn’t the right thing to say lol, but then when he was putting the ring on my finger, he stated “Your dad cried more than you did when I asked him.” I wasn’t sure how to take that either, but was really touched that he asked my dad’s permission before asking me.



Tuesday we went to Havre to do a little shopping on my birthday and get some great Chinese food! On the way home I asked mom if we could stop at this small pink church that I’m pretty much obsessed with. It’s boarded up and not really big, but I love it. And I made sure to pack my camera just in case mom said we could stop 🙂 So I got out, because no one else wanted to, and took some pictures.







Wednesday we decided to borrow Ryan, Mark’s sons’, truck and venture out to Zortman. Brandon had never been there so I was kind of excited. We showed him the jail, and the small little white church that is overlooking the whole town. It’s so pretty out there!



It was REALLY windy in Zortman, and mom almost got blown off the hill by the church! But it was a nice little visit. Of course it was getting dark so I didn’t get a lot of pictures outside, which I was bummed about. But oh well!


So Brandon and I have been discussing a lot of things to do with the wedding now more than before. We have decided on June of 2014, probably the 14th. We picked that far away because my big bills (hospital, student loans) will be paid off this spring, which makes me able to dive into wedding expenses after that. We’re not going to ask anyone to be part of the wedding until after the new year so we can just focus on the holidays, family and fun…and we’re also moving into together in February, so after all of that is when we’ll probably be asking people to be a part of our big day. I’ve already got my colors picked out, and for the most part, who I want to ask to be my bridesmaids/maid of honor. I’m really excited and SO happy!!! Hopefully I’ll be updating this more often when we make decisions on things concerning the wedding, that way I can keep all of you updated on how that’s going too. And if anyone has any tips or advice on anything…I’m open to hear it!