Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dear Anaconda...

Do you have a wedding gift registry?

We'd like a couple of bicycles and a two-person kayak.

Love William and Laura.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

An Easter picnic

We took my brother Jeremy and his girlfriend Aneela on a picnic to our new favourite picnic place to celebrate Good Friday. We drove to Cedar Creek in Aneela's hilariously cute Polo hatchback. The roof slid all the way back so we were getting a tan in the backseat along the way!

I'm beginning to think that we are serious picnickers as I've lost track of how many times we've sat on a rug under a tree or by a stream and had lunch. I still haven't found a restaurant or cafe that comes close to the incredible ambience of this place!

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Five new reasons

1. He sometimes starts sentences with the words 'I'm pretty sure I should give you a shoulder massage today'...

2. His good looks are even more apparent than they were on Skype.

3. He is so kind-hearted, so approachable, so loved by his friends and family.

4. He cooks a mean steak. I think I've already mentioned that before, but really, it's amazing.

5. He manages to be my fiance, my fellow Mad Men viewer, my brunch, lunch and dinner buddy, my lolly supplier and my best friend all at once.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Two happy meals, thanks.

We were so excited to get engaged, we forgot to eat dinner.
Our first meal together as fiancee and fiance, very very late that night.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Engagement Party Planning

We had our first official wedding planning session last Wednesday night. The highlight of the night was Will announcing he wanted sunflowers at the wedding, because 'they are manly flowers'.

And then yesterday, we had our first official engagement party planning session. We had a picnic in the park and Groomzilla got a little overwhelmed with just how amazing this EP is going to be.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Four steps to a perfect proposal

Step One

Take your girlfriend on a seemingly 'spur of the moment' drive through the country side. Find the most perfect little corner of Cedar Creek. Pull out a picnic rug and lots of cheese. Look so very handsome as you lie on the picnic rug.

Step Two

Roll up your jeans and jump from rock-to-rock. Find the biggest one and call your girlfriend over. Hold her close and start telling her how special she is to you, and how you'd like to spend the rest of your life having adventures with her.

Step Three

Hold her hand. Take a hop, skip and a jump back to the picnic rug. Get down on one knee and pull out the most beautiful diamond ring. And brace yourself. Many hugs and kisses are coming your way.

Step Four

Spend the next few hours high on love and sunshine. Take lots of photos - you'll want to remember these moments. Give her the background details as to where you hid the ring. Your girlfriend fiance is nosy. And very impressed.

Wait until the sun has all but set, then pack up your picnic gear and go tell the world.

You are getting married.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

the end...

our last photo as girlfriend and boyfriend

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday night at Libertine

Colonialism may very well have been a bad idea, but if history was different then the world may have never experienced French-Vietnamese style cooking! Which was just the theme for the new Libertine restaurant we visited on our first Friday night date back together.

We dined and wined our LDR away and I remembered what it was like to eat awkward food (seafood soup with chopsticks!) in a room full of strangers. The ambience was great, the pesky waiter was deservedly attentive and the food was actually fun! It looked good, tasted even better and there were a few tense moments over dessert arguing whether it was mint-and-lychee or mint-and-rambutan sorbet. The pesky waiter sided with Laura and announced that it was mint-and-lychee!

I quite enjoyed being in a crowded room full of people and at the same time getting lost in our own little laura+will bubble. There is something to be said about having a table of good food between us instead of a million miles of optical fibre cable.

Bonne nuit sweet LDR :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

'twas the night before..

...what feels like Christmas!

Just hours until Will walks through those glass doors at Brisbane Airport and into my arms. My arms will be very excited to cuddle him!

I spent the afternoon with Will's Mum as she helped me decorate his bedroom. I made a paper chain of little things I love about him and found some manly-coloured crepe paper - blue, green and orange.

I A.M S.O E.X.C.I.T.E.D ! ! !