Alright. I have this all figured out. I'm going to be really consumed with getting my present perfect this week so if I don't seem like I'm on much, that's why.
I looked over your ideas & u are guys are awesome b/c it helped me figure out a lot! Cassie already told me over the weekend that she has something planned for me after school that day. It was fine b/c my plans are after dance class. We will have school all day, her thing for me, dance class (where we do our freestyle for evaluation ) & then my thing for her.
As much as a ring would be nice, Mokena, if I did that, I'm sure she'd think I was giving her a promise ring. As much as I might sometimes feel that way, I worry that it's too early for something like that. Especially since I have been awesome at avoiding Cassie's dad. Of course, I will have to meet him at the 'ballroom results show' as we are calling it but there will be a lot of people there so I'm sure I will be safe. I hope.
I loved K's picnic idea. & I thought about GG saying all of that about little things & remembering stuff & u know I do that. Anything I don't I can just go back & read my journal. (See why I have it? It's not just for u guys! ) & Lela talking about a book of nice things (& hefeigal's voting on the idea) it really got me thinking. It all became this awesome plan.
After dance class, we are going to be hungry as hell. We usually are b/c it's a longer class being an evaluation class. & we'll be so busy that it will be impossible to have a real meal for dinner before class. I talked it over with Kirsten & she agreed to help me & make Gabe help too. (I'm sure he would without being made to but alright. ) Kirsten has this little tent thing. It has a solid roof in case of weather, screens for sides to keep out bugs, & a magnetic door slit thing that her dad modified. She will go & set that up with a blanket & watch over it so nobody messes with it before we get there. It'll be right by the bench that Cassie & I sat on during our first date by the lake. Gabe will be going to the Italian place where we went for dinner & picking up our to go order (same stuff we ate on our first date) with money I'll give him before that & bringing it back to the setup. (U can't always have great plans without a little help. I do what I can to be the best boyfriend I can be but I haven't figured out how to be in two places at once yet. )
When we show up there, I'll text message Gabe & Kirsten to peel out & I'll blindfold Cassie so I can walk her over & surprise her with my little tent thing. (Since she will obviously know where we are since she has to drive. See why I can't wait to drive? I could have made this even more awesome if I could!!!)
When she thinks that the location & the dinner is the big idea I had planned, I will pull out my present. I'm putting this black & white picture of Cassie's eyes in the center of this cover of a journal book thing. It's got a clear plastic cover on the front so I will put that in the middle & press a whole bunch of flowers that she has liked from the bouquets I have given her every month all around it. Holly is helping me to get it right once I get them from the florist.
The first inside page will say, 'Your eyes are beautiful. Jade colored & big as they are, they see so much. They see every mistake u make in a routine. They see a whole lot more in me than I do. But there are a lot of things that they don't see. Turn the page to see all of the things I love about u.'
I'm going to try & fill up as many pages as I can with one thing that I feel like she doesn't give herself enough credit for or those compliments that she refuses to accept. Like how no matter how much she worries about it, she is not fat & without my serious amount of morals & self control, I would not be nearly as well behaved as I am b/c her body is perfect & sexy the way it is. Or the fact that even though she does make mistakes in her routines that she always comes back stronger & better each time. Plus the fact that her talent for spinning & flexibility is probably unmatchable by any normal person. Stuff like that.
I thought that the last page once I have bled my heart dry of all of that will say 'This last thing isn't something that u don't see. I don't even think that u forget. But it's always worth mentioning b/c I never want u to underestimate how true & big it is. I Love U!'
Heh. How do u like that? I am pretty proud of it. Of course I can't take all of the credit b/c u guys helped me with pretty much all of it but I am making it all & paying for it all myself so that has to count for something. I haven't decided what I am going to do after I write it up. I am going to have to write damn neat & I will have to rewrite some pages a lot of times to get it right. I thought I might find pictures online to go with what I say on the pages so they aren't just words. But I don't want it to be stupid either so I have to figure out what's in the middle of plain & dumb.
I have A LOT to do before Friday night! I already know the order for the restaurant. I figure I will place it when it is closer. Gabe & Kirsten are ready to help. I talked to the florist this afternoon & she is going to get things together so I can get help with the placing & pressing tomorrow night. (She does a lot of extra for me. She says it's b/c I'm her sweetest cutest customer. I'm sure there's better but I don't mind if her thinking that gets me great flowers.) I'm trying to do this in between family time & helping out with Vivi. It's my last full week of classes before review & second semester tests next week. We have to keep practicing our freestyle to keep it crisp & me & the guys have been doing stuff in the troupe too. I don't understand why I'm tired a lot. Hahahahahahah! Wish me luck with it all guys! I hope Cassie will like it as much as I think she will!