Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog Award and The Pictures You Wanted!

Cornnut32 has bestowed this award upon my humble bloggy-ness:

Thank you, cornnut32!
Here are the rules of this blog award:
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

Here's my problem --I don't post links to myself on random blogs I know nothing about. Even if it comes from worthy hands. I just get kind of...wary? Since I'm so honest about the city I live in, post pictures of my kiddies, embarrass all of my family members regularly, I have to be careful about linking just for linking's sake, you know? So, I hope cornnut32 will forgive me, but I'm just going to pass this award on without adding myself to Mr. Linky. Here are the recipients:
1. TaLaisa at Open Mouth, Insert Thought
2. Amanda at The Little Things
3. Steph at Diapers and Divinity
4. Cristy at The Mrs. Formerly Known as Mustard
5. Leslie at You Just Gotta Laugh
You all write fabulous things and I love your scribbling!
And now, for what you have all been waiting one whole day for! Pictures of the Proposal: October 20, 1998! Except they're terrible. Because I didn't scan them. I took pictures of the pictures. Why? It was 10,000 times faster to take quick pictures, download them onto my laptop and post them instead of scanning them onto the other computer and wait for Brandon to come home and network them so I could get the pictures. Trust me. But that means I have to apologize for the poor quality. And how distorted they look. And how I forgot to turn off the flash. Sorry! Also, while I was taking the pictures of the Engagement, I went ahead and took one of Brandon the night he asked my dad for his blessing (Oct. 3rd, 1998) as well as pictures of BYU Homecoming (Oct. 10, 1998):

Oh, and yeah, yeah. I'm very aware I've got myself short pants. And a plaid shirt. And bangs with curly hair. I was a product of the early 90's, what can I say? (P.S. If you look hard in the one we took of ourselves, not only can you see my ring, but you can see the "puzzle" in my other hand).

I hope the groveling was worth it!


Janelle said...

Cute pictures Cheryl. And you've gotten two awards in English this week! This is a good week. I linked to cornnut and I loved the post where she got this award. I can see why Brandon proposed, you were one hot tamale.

Anonymous said...

So cute. But what's with the Vulcan death grip you've got on his chin? JK!

Richelle said...

Fun pictures! You look so happy. :)

Cheryl said...

I'm totally giving him the Vulcan Death Grip! I never noticed before. Ha!

I was only hot because of the red dress, you know, Janelle. :)

Thanks, Richelle! I was happy. Oh--and I still am! Well, you know, life's not perfect and all that, but you know what I mean... :)

Cristy said...

Thanks! And you two are ADORABLE! I always think it's weird looking and pictures at the beginning of mine and Jim's relationship. It's like "Wow, I really had no idea all the stuff that was going to happen with that guy in the future!" You know?

Annette Lyon said...

Groveling totally worth it. Way cute pics!

flip flop mama said...

Yay how fun! We didn't even take pictures the night we got engaged. Now I'm all bummed!

Cheryl said...

Flip flop-
You should be bummed! So bummed! That was my intent, you know, to bum you out. Slacker. *snort ;)

Hooray! I'm glad it was worth it!

Yes, I totally know what you mean! Looking back, I don't think I had a CLUE about what was in store, except that I loved him. And, with hindsight, that was enough.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Wow, I love the pictures. The grovelling was worth it, even though I'm still typing on my knees because my old lady joints are locked up. :D

You just have such a gorgeous smile!

PS-Vulcan Death Grip, ha ha!

Julie said...

I remember how everyone in B-town had that same dress in varying colors. Mine was off-white and I wore it to my brother's wedding. Love. It.

And your floods are darling -- and Brandon loved you for 'em. Or in spite of them...whatever.

Cardalls said...

ahhh the styles of the 90's...i love the jeans and the hair and the begging was so worth the photos. i am all for simplifying, your taking the photos was sufficient!

Susan M said...

You guys are so cute. I would have groveled if I'd known.

Leslie said...

Thanks for the award Cheryl!!! You know I love your scribblings too!

Love the pictures!! You guys were so cute! :)

Laura said...

Awe... memories! I'm trying to remember if I took those Homecoming pictures or you guys. Maybe I didn't, but I sure do remember that house. Those were some fun times!!! I can't believe that it's been 10 years... wait is that right?! Ten years? Man! Time goes by fast when you're having fun! :)