30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1: a Favorite Song

First of all, let me just say that I’m so glad this challenge includes an “a” before each topic…”a Favorite Song” – I can do that…if it had said, “Favorite Song/Movie/Book of all time,” I would have been much more intimidated and probably wouldn’t have begun this Challenge in the first place.

That being said, I know exactly which song to select for this Challenge…it’s a song that literally changed my life…

The song?  What a Beautiful Day by Chris Cagle

The story?  This song is the inspiration behind my Husband’s proposal (have I mentioned lately how amazing he is?

In the weeks and months leading up to our Engagement, Travis was trying to figure out how to creatively propose to me…and then it clicked - each morning while getting ready for work, we turned on Pandora (Zac Brown Band mix, of course)…and each morning, What a Beautiful Day came on…and each morning, I (embarrassingly) shed a few tears because I’m a romantic and couldn’t help myself from falling in love with the lyrics every time I heard them…

So Travis creatively (and romantically) utilized this song by writing me a note and changing the lyrics to Days that coincided with our relationship (and YES, these are the exact number of days that each of these events occurred on…I checked)…

Travis’ Note?

Day 1 – Stumbled through hello at Elephant and Castle (not so much because I was nervous, but just because I’d introduced myself a million times before without you remembering my name!)

Day 2 – Emailed and asked for your phone number, only to be shot down again. (emailed and got it a day later btw).

Day 13 – Grabbed a black and tan (or 3) and shared some quesadillas at Frankie’s Bohemian Café (Little did I know I was in for a life of quesadillas with you!)

Day 42 – Is when I knew I was in LOVE (you accepted my trip request to Portland!)

Day 53 – Accepted an invitation to Bacara (no it didn’t seem premature to me…I’m a planner!)

Day 73 – Celebrated our two month anniversary (this could go on forever btw, since we celebrated every month…so I won’t repeat this sentence).

Day 98 – Picked you up off the ground and carried you to the hospital – did you think I would do anything less?

Day 112 – Caught a flight to ATL – we laughed, loved, cried and crutched our way through the South.

Day 214 – Cried as I walked into 330 Ritch for the best surprise birthday party EVER!

Day 361 – Made our way down to Bacara – FINALLY…308 days later!

Day 378 – Celebrated our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Day 473 – You read this letter, cried a little bit, loved a whole lot more, looked up at me and I said…

***AND THIS IS WHERE HE GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE…***

Day 473 – Run home and pack your bags, grab a bathing suit and get ready for a fun weekend!

Actual Lyrics?

Day one, I stumbled through hello on 5th Ave
Day two, we grabbed a bite to eat
And talked all afternoon
Caught a movie on day fourteen

And day sixty-seven she said “I love you” to me

Oh, what a feelin’
What a wonderful emotion
Yeah, what a life
Counting my blessings and knowin’
Ooh, we had our ups and downs
All along the way
She had a chance to leave
But chose to stay
What a beautiful day
What a beautiful day

Day one-sixteen I asked her what she was doin’
For the rest of my life
Day one eighty- nine, oh I almost lost that girl
To my foolish pride
She said “I do”
On day four eighty-two
And gave me a son
On day seven sixty-one

Oh, what a feelin’
What a wonderful emotion
Yeah, what a life
Counting my blessings and knowin’
Ooh, we had our ups and downs
All along the way
She had a chance to leave
But chose to stay
What a beautiful day

Day eighteen thousand two hundred and fifty-three
Well, honey that’s fifty years
Yeah, here’s to you and me

Oh, what a feelin’
What a wonderful emotion
Yeah, what a life
Counting my blessings and knowin’
Ooh, we had our ups and downs all along the way
She had a chance to leave
But chose to stay
What a beautiful day
What a beautiful day

Day one
I thank God I said hello on 5th Ave

I think you can now understand why this is “a Favorite Song” of mine…and here are a few Engagement Photos to add some color…

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6 Comments on “30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1: a Favorite Song”

  1. Jaimie Lynn Says:

    >I never heard this story. I love it. Thank you for sharing. xoxoxo

    Reply

  2. - Jessi - Says:

    >Wow that's so sweet! Beautiful song

    Reply

  3. The Girlie Blog Says:

    >You have a very sweet and creative husband. Lovely photos.

    Reply

  4. The Art of Making a Baby Says:

    >You guys look so good together! I can't wait to see how your kiddo will turn out!

    Reply

  5. 7x7xMommy Says:

    >Thanks ladies!! He's definitely an extremely thoughtful and amazing guy…I'm a lucky lady! :)

    Reply

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