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*VERY* Important Update!

29 Nov

Hi there, I have quite the important update to share with you all!

Do remember this post – I’m a Competitive Freak? This was the post I told the story about my  friend Lindsey’s bouquet toss….and also showed the evidence of me stealing the bouquet from my friend Kara (the intended recepient).

Well, it turns out I was right when I said that Kara did NOT need this bouquet to get her man to ‘put a ring on it’.

My very important news is that Kara and Bo are ENGAGED!!!

Bo popping the question, and she said YES!

I am so happy and excited for Kara and Bo. They are both amazing friends and I look forward to watching them start their married lives together. It will also be so much fun seeing the new adventures in store of them.

Cheers to you and the many many happy years to come!!!

Love you!!!


P.S. I am still banking on that bouquet to bring me some good luck 🙂


I’m a Competitive Freak

9 Nov

and I have the photos to prove it. I have always known that I was a very competitive person, however it was really brought to my attention yesterday just how bad it is.

A little background before I dive into the latest story…

I have an obsession with catching bouquets at weddings. Obviously part of this obsession is because I would love to get married (hear that, Zacky?), but the other huge part is that I really really like winning competitions. I have some mad jumping skills (8th grade record holder in the high jump, thank you very much) and I have developed a strategy at catching these things (no, I won’t tell you what it is). To date, I have caught three bouquets at weddings (it should be 4 but I was totally screwed out of one bc I got knocked down by a girl even crazier than me) and I expect this number to climb.

Now for the latest story…

My wonderful friend Lindsey got married in September (September 24th to be exact!), and I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in the wedding. Everything about her day was perfect, and the day/night couldn’t have been more fun.

The Stunning Bride!

All day I had been anticipating the bouquet toss. I wanted that thing, and I knew there would be some fierce competition vying for it as well. Some of the fierce competition included my very good friend Kara (and fellow bridesmaid), whom I knew Lindsey would be targeting. I warned Kara though that I would not be giving up without a fight. Of course she deserved it, but we already all know that she will be the next…well, I won’t say it out loud 🙂

Then I heard the announcement “All single ladies, please head to the dance floor as Lindsey tosses her bouquet!”

Lindsey, you are so pretty!

I got in position, and then I saw the bouquet flying through the air.

There it goes!

Before I knew it, I was grasping the bouquet in my hands and fighting off my best friend (roommate, and fellow bridesmaid) Eileen.

I swear, we do love each other!

VICTORY!!! That thing was in my hands, and all the other girls at the wedding were looking at us like we were freaks.

"Ali you were NOT supposed to catch that!" Sorrrryyyyy


And this is how happy my boyfriend felt...

A message to the other competitors in the bouquet toss: I apologize if I stepped on, elbowed, or offended you with my behavior.
And last but not least, a message to anyone I face at the Dallas White Rock Marathon on December 4th: Bring it on.
Love Always!
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