Thursday, February 24, 2011

she is love (treasure chest six)

dear my beloved one,

tomorrow i will become not only your bride, but one with you. tomorrow i will become your wife. i pray that our marriage is sound in the Lord and that His will be done in our life together. beloved, i cannot wait to spend eternity with you.

i love you. more than words can say or actions can show.

te amo my love.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

our covenant (treasure chest four)

dear my beloved one,

today i leave you with this verse and video.
in a week we will join in one covenant with the Lord, you and i.
i will call you husband; you will call me wife.
enjoy my love.

Hosea 2:14
"Therefore I am now going to allure her;
   I will lead her into the wilderness
   and speak tenderly to her."

Monday, February 14, 2011

reasons why i love you (treasure chest three)

dear my beloved one,

on this special day, i want to tell you reasons why i love you. reasons why i am honored to be called yours.

- i love the way you look at me -
- i love the way you laugh -
- i love how you tell me 'i love you' every morning -
- i love how you teach my portuguese words -
- i love the way you love food -
- i love the way you smile when i kiss your cheek-
i love your kind eyes -
- i love the way you hold me just before we fall asleep -
- i love the way you light up a room -
- i love to hear you sing -
- i love it when you call me baby girl-
- i love the way you interact with my family -
- i love watching you play soccer -
- i love talking with you -
- i love you -

my dear you mean the world to me. more than you will ever know. more than i could ever show you. you have brought so much joy into my life. i am so glad to have met you. i can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. to have a grand adventure with you. i love you now and i always will.

te amo my love,


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

the sue sylvester suit (bottle message sixteen)

dear my beloved one,

yesterday we got our marriage license and you didn't even hesitate. this is good news. after we halfway made our lifetime commitment, we ate a sago and had delicous margaritas to celebrate. once we started disscussing the 'theme' of our wedding and after i propsed the color ideas, you proposed the idea of you wearing a red suit. i am marrying a loon. but, as i still love you, i had sarah conjure up a suit idea and this is what we came up with:

now i know you would probably have a different hat color, but you have to admit this is pretty funny. along with my obession with glee, this suit suites you my dear.

te amo my love.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

down with fb (bottle message fifteen)

dear my beloved one,

today i am getting rid of facebook. shock! i know but still i decided after we had a tiny disagreement this morning that i can still breath and my life will still go on (as everyone elses) if i do not have a facebook. so with little thought as to who i will lose, i am gaining myself, my sanity, and you. so in my eyes, down with fb and on with life.

if people have to go to a page to research my life, i'd much rather them not find me. i'd rather have someone find me and talk to me, face to face. i always talk about how this generation as lost touch with physical interaction and social skills and yet i can't stay off fb for a mere couple of hours? seems a bit hypocritical of me. i digress, and have made my deicision to stay clear of fb. there are plenty of other means of communication between humans. and i will still be a human, even if i don't have a fb profile. a fb profile does not equate to my exsitance on this earth or in this lifetime.

i was created for great things, not to be controlled by an invention of mankind. so goodbye fb, so long statuds updates, and relationship questions. hello to fresh air, coffee dates, and phone calls. here's to more interaction with humans and books, instead of my computer.

thank you for teaching me a simple value in this life.

te amo my love.

Friday, February 4, 2011

snow signs (bottle message fourteen)

dear my beloved one,

for the past few days i've watched you eat (i know strange) and noticed how meticulous you are with eat bite. how you calculate your bites to match up perfectly, thus cleaning your plate to the last morsel. i made you mac and cheese and you gobbled it up (carefully). you completed yet another interview for some radio station while i cooked away a good meal complete with asparagus and wine. your face lite up when you tasted the delicious meal. i was quite pleased.

i know the key to your heart is through food.

on a really really good note: YOU SAW, TOUCHED, TASTED, and PLAYED in SNNOOOWWW!!! for the very first time you were surrounded by good ole texas snow. and i was very excited to witness this. this has been an ongoing dilemma since you thought texas had snow every year for christmas. well this is not the case, and every time there was a possibility of snow, you'd say you'd marry me.

well by golly it snowed! and you said it's a sign. which makes me very happy. i'm glad to be yours. forever. i cannot wait to marry you. so i thank God for sending austin, tx snow. even if it was extremely hard on the rest of the country and black ice is causing a zillion wrecks on texas roads, God gave you a sign. and i'm going to run for the hills with it. literally. i'm planning a wedding in the hills.

i'll post up some videos i got of you playing in the snow. quite a trip haha. and you're lack of knowledge of how to make a snow angel was extremely cute.

te amo my love.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

walking in a winter wonderland (bottle message thirteen)

dear my beloved one,

today is FREEZING!!! winter has come once again to austin, coldest day yet! the power is out at your place and i pray you stay warm and cozy while i work. this year already has been an interesting one at best, and i am very grateful to be with you.

here is a picture of a winter you might dream of, which for the record, will probably never happen in austin texas. but one can dream.

this past weekend we visited my family after your taping with do512 and i made the worst food i have ever made in my entire life. and you ate it like a champ. although you covered up the grossness with lots of peppers and olives, i feel like i should master the classic mac and cheese. so i found this recipe online and i am going to cook it for you tonight:

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa

Kosher salt
Vegetable oil
1 pound elbow macaroni or cavatappi
1 quart milk
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
12 ounces Gruyere, grated (4 cups)
8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 pound fresh tomatoes (4 small)
1 1/2 cups fresh white bread crumbs (5 slices, crusts removed)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the macaroni and cook according to the directions on the package, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain well.

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don't boil it. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large (4-quart) pot and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Gruyere, Cheddar, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir well. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish.

Slice the tomatoes and arrange on top. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine them with the fresh bread crumbs, and sprinkle on the top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top.

sound delicious? i think so.. although i might have to make it for my group and try it out on them tonight. i don't want you to have to taste another experiment of mine any time soon.

you have a busy weekend ahead of you with three shows. i'll be traveling to bryan, tx to hang out till you get there on saturday. we'll see what happens on superbowl sunday. maybe it'll even snow in austin beforehand and then you'll finally have a completed life. i will leave you with this video, not-so-coincidentally titled either, by one of my favorite artists (besides you):

te amo my love.