Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Sweet Little Day!

It's kind of a Cinderella story really.
She's getting her prince,
and he his princess.

Callen and Houston knew each other in college at Samford University.
She was a cheerleader, he a football player.
I remember when she was in a friends wedding and Houston was also in that friend's wedding.
She came home and told me about this ohso amazingly handsome man! And nice too!
What a great combination.
he's from my hometown of Dothan, Alabama!!!

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.   Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

So.  Last Friday, Houston Holmes met with "W" and me and asked for our youngest hand in marriage.
You know there is just something so special about a young man's voice quivering telling you that your daughter is the "love of his life".  And that he wants to live with her the rest of his life.
What an amazing feeling.

this week has been the biggest lie I've ever told.
Seriously y'all, and I can't tell you how exhausting it is to lie!
We had the whole plan worked out.
Jordan and Eric would bring the kids up, Gregory would come up while sweet Amy is heading to a funeral for a friend :(
Callen would get here after work around 7:30.
Ska-reech! Wait a minute!!!
8:00 a.m.  Callen calls me and she had gotten off an entire day of work.
We had to make some fast changes to our schedule.
The original plan was for Houston to take Callen up to the roof of our condo (it overlooks downtown Atlanta) at around 7:30 and propose.  Then they would come downstairs and everyone would be there waiting.

Shopping to the rescue.
Callen will never give up a shopping trip.  Ever.
So, she met me at Lenox and we had a shopping excursion.
Hey, that will be the cheapest thing I'll do for the next 6 months.
just sayin.
We got home around 4 and got dressed for the Samford/Georgia State game.
Everyone was at the condo, the kids were going a little wild.
They leave.  He pushes down in the elevator, they get to the floor and he pushes up.
All the way to the 18th floor.
The elevator opens and two dozen red roses awaited her out by the pool overlooking the city of Atlanta.
They went outside and he...omg....bathed her feet.
I love, love, love this.  Significance of the foot bath? The ultimate act of humility.

While they were up on the roof,  Jordan, Eric and I quickly set up a table of goodies.

 this was hidden on the back porch all day long!
so, back to our plans....
Well...if you live in Atlanta you have to be really flexible with your plans.
Everyone got stuck in traffic.
They came downstairs and we all congratulated them with champagne and white chocolate covered strawberries.
a little engagement goodie basket

 so, here starts the beginning of a fun wedding and a beautiful, long life together.
Callen and Houston, we are so happy for you!  I am so happy you found each other!
dress shopping!

love is in the air!!!!

have a great dayy'all!


  1. So special!! Best wishes for all:)

  2. Oh my gosh! I am crying tears into my coffee! Beautiful couple and great story Kendall! Thanks so much for sharing it!