Wednesday, July 30, 2008

what you've all been waiting for...

You know the proposal story, but one detail is missing: what does Alli's engagement ring look like? So here is the moment you have all been waiting for: pictures of the beautiful ring Nic gave me. Let me just say that he has amazing taste in rings - I love wearing it everyday. It's absolutely stunning! Thank you Nic - I love you.
Front view: this picture includes the wedding band, but obviously I won't be wearing that until we get married. Princess cut diamond in the middle with 4 round diamonds on each side.
Front/back view: because this picture includes the wedding band, you can't really see the side, but up the front and back of the ring are 4 small round diamonds each. Most people don't notice this part of the ring, but they are there.
Side view: you can now more clearly see the 4 diamonds on the side.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Yay for Thursday!

This Thursday brings some excitement for me and Nic (ok well I don't know if Nic is as excited as I am). On July 31, Nic and I will be taking our engagement pictures in Medford. This past weekend, I made a visit to Meddy and we scoped out a couple of places for potential spots for the perfect pictures. I had a few ideas of what I wanted, but was open to suggestions. We both decided we wanted fall looking pictures because of the time of year our wedding will be taking place in. Sunday came around and I still wasn't sold on any place we had looked at, until Bob and Rita (Nic's parents) suggested Lake Creek. There's a park called Walsch Park (or something rather) and a historical bridge next to it. The 4 of us took a drive out there to check it out and I fell in love with it. I think there will be some amazing picture taking on that day. A small, quite park with a creek, historical bridge, benches/tables, old looking stage, and my fiance. What could be better? Wish us good look that the pictures will turn out well! PS The above picture is not of the creek in the park, although it does look fairly similar.

Sunriver and such...

Sorry for all of the pics, but these are the most recent ones I have taken of me and Nic. There are a few of us from our trip to Sunriver with my family and then a few from some stops we made on our way back to Meddy.

I have no idea where this was taken - somewhere in Sunriver - I love it and that's all that matters.
Yikes! And you think I look sketchy in them Nic?
One of our stops: the Gorge (no idea how you spell that word)
Me and Nic at the Gorge
I heard Nic had a beautiful fiance...question mark?
Ok seriously - I love this pic! We were walking on the trail from the natural bridge.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Picnic of a Lifetime

Sorry it has taken me forever to finally blog about how Nic proposed - I know most of you already know the story but here are pictures of the event and the story of how the night of June 26 changed my life. First off I would like to thank Adam and Savannah for helping Nic with the set up of the proposal and Nic for the most amazing night of our lives thus far. The night went like this... Nic had previously asked me if I wanted to come to Medford on a Thursday so we could go watch a movie in Bear Creek Park in the amphitheater there - he also suggested having a picnic. (PS This park has significant meaning for Nic and I for a previous event that occurred there) I thought that sounded like a great idea - so much fun right? When I arrived at his parents house, he wasn't there. He called his mom and told us that he was late because he was helping this girl he worked with change her tire. I believed it. We picked up our Italian dinner and headed over to the park. Before we even got out of the car, I gave Nic a card, poem and a jar of Peanut Butter M&M's to countdown the days of our wedding. Just a little something to give him, but nothing compared to what he was going to give me. We started walking in the park and he had been fairly quiet - didn't really know why either. I saw a path of torches up ahead and was confused as to why they had them set up - an event that just occurred? I wasn't connecting the dots. We continued walking and I still didn't suspect a thing - I looked down towards the amphitheater: table set up, music, rose petals, torches and candles everywhere. Did I think he was proposing? Of course not. I was literally speechless - he knocked the breath out of me. I couldn't stop smiling and I had no words to say to him. All I could think of to say was: are you kidding me? He had this silly little grin on his face - it was the cutest thing ever. :) When we settled in at the table and began eating, I couldn't eat because I couldn't stop smiling. My cheeks hurt so bad - I knew he loved it that I couldn't stop smiling. There was music playing in the background - it was perfect. After we got done eating we just next each other, not saying anything but enjoying every moment together. At this point, I finally started to think that maybe he was going to propose but still not knowing for sure. (I know I'm a little slow on things haha) We turned our chairs to face each other and he began singing "You" by Rascal Flatts. The chorus goes like this: Every road that I've been down, The only truth that I have found, There's only one thing I can't live without, You. When he was singing I knew he was going to propose. Nic knows how much his singing means to me - him singing a song to me melted my heart. When he finished singing, he told me that he has been down a lot of different roads and that he can honestly say that they have all pointed to me. He also told me that he thought he knew what it meant to love someone but didn't know his love for someone could be deeper until he met me. He also said that he honestly couldn't live without me in his life. (I got teary eyed during this part) He pulled a box out of his pocket and got down on one knee and said: Allison Marie Stewart, will you make me the happiest man on earth and agree to be my wife? My reply: Yes. Absolutely yes. He put the ring on my finger and of course we hugged and kissed. We then put on the song "She Thinks She Needs Me" and danced to it. It was a perfect night in every way. I couldn't believe what all had happened up until that night - it had all gone so fast but I wouldn't have asked for it any other way.

My Favorite Park = Bear Creek Park

Monday, July 7, 2008

Harris Beach

A regional young single adult activity was held last weekend on the coast at Harris Beach. Here are a few pics of the events that took place...

I just wanted to show that I loved him - I thought the seagulls would appreciate knowing that I loved him
This is one of the best pics of Nic and I from the whole weekend - going in the wedding video
I don't even know why we were frowning - I think I was because I wasn't looking cute in any pics
Tab and I watching the sunset from a rock above the beach - best seat on the beach
Beautiful sunset :) Nice photography skills Nic.
I am marrying a squirrel whisperer - he loves feeding his little friends

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our story...

Nic and I met at a Young Single Adult conference in Medford at the beginning of May (3 & 4). We hung out at the dance, church the next day, and then over at his house with a group of people. The next few weeks were spent either talking on the phone or text messages - I am pretty sure my parents would say that my phone was plastered to my hands. I threw a surprise party at my house on May 17 and personally invited him. The night of May 18 was our first kiss and it became "official" on the 19. Some might say it was fast moving, but if it's right then why fight it? We first discussed the topic of marriage on June 1 and decided also on that day that we were going to get married. He thought I wanted to wait and I thought he wanted to wait - we decided if it's right then why wait? So marriage it is - yay!!! June 26 was the night never to be forgotten - he popped the question at Bear Creek Park: torches, votives, dinner, music = perfect night.


Welcome to the future Phair family blog page! This will be the place to check all of the updates on the wedding plans. I would first like to introduce my fiance Nic. Most of you if not all haven't met him, so I thought I would give you some background on him. His social security number is...messing! haha Seriously though, he's 26 from Medford, OR (a little over an hour away from KTown). He owns his own insurance agency which is nice because we won't have to put him through school - only me. Although he does have plans of going back to school at a later date. He is a returned missionary from the Columbus, Ohio mission. As the youngest of 8 kids, he has 23 nieces/nephews. My mom always told us kids that our future spouses would have to audition to be a part of the Stewart family - thankfully Nic didn't have to because he already has an amazing singing voice. :) (He fits very well into this family). Now to introduce the other half - Alli. I am 20 (21 in July) and a senior in college. I have attended BYU-Idaho for the past three years working on receiving my degree in social work. I will be going back to school for the Fall semester only and then finishing up online once we are married. I haven't worked out the details, but it's a work in progress. I am the youngest of 5 kids with 4 nieces/nephews with 1 on the way. This summer has been an adventure that has brought many changes for the better. I think I speak for both of us when I say that neither of us imagined us meeting our eternal companion from around "these parts." I know this is not what I expected but it's everything I could have ever wanted and more. I feel truly blessed and I can't thank the Lord enough for placing Nic in my life. I could go on and on about how much I love Nic, but I won't bore you with the lovey dovey stuff. PS Nic feels the same way about about me...he told me so. Check out the next few posts about how we met, the proposal, and the latest happenings in the engaged world.......