A dream..

Most little girls grow up dreaming of their wedding days.

I did.

Hours spent draping oversized fabric around in preparation for my imaginary nuptials.

Growing up dreaming of my soul mate, my one true love, of the man I was destined to be with.

When I was 18 I fell in love. I was head over heals and believed I had found the one, we were going to be together forever.

My heart was broken.

I was 18. People change as they grow. I had changed and so had he. He was not my price charming and he was not my match.

As time went on friends became engaged and married, they expressed their love for one another in front of their families. Their love was evident, explosive, and unbreakable.

That little girl inside of me screamed.

She wanted that kind of love.

When would it be her turn?

Dating because an obsession, no longer fun and exciting. It became about meeting my criteria. I needed a break.

And then I meet him.

He made me nervous.

No one ever made me nervous.

His eyes pierced through me when he spoke and he was funny. I loved funny.

We were never apart.

Even now we are rarely apart. His easy-going nature, hilarity, and dedication to whatever he is doing make him so easy to be around. He is the most loyal person I have ever met, supportive and empathetic.

We welcomed a daughter in April 2010 and I saw him be a father for the first time.

We are blessed. This man will go to the ends of the earth for his family and for this I am more than grateful.

On June 1, 2011 he proposed to me.

Yes this year.

No we werenโ€™t married.

Yes I know you thought we were.

Sorry I didnโ€™t tell you.

I said yes.


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55 Responses to A dream..
  1. Yasmin @ a little less fluff
    June 6, 2011 | 6:45 am

    Congratulations hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. trish
    June 6, 2011 | 6:47 am

    COngrats chickie….so happy for you!!! When’s the big date???

  3. Nic
    June 6, 2011 | 6:49 am

    LOVED THIS! I am beyond words to descried how excited I am and thrilled to be apart of your fabulous day!!! Congrats sweetie!!!!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      June 7, 2011 | 10:24 pm

      I heart you long time!
      Now go get planning.

  4. Kimberly
    June 6, 2011 | 7:50 am

    Swoon and Squeeeeeeee! And he’s I’ll be your maid of honor. You were going to ask me right?!

    • multitaskingmumma
      June 7, 2011 | 10:24 pm

      I was SO going to ask you!
      I’ll send you directions to the venue LOL

  5. Alison@Mama Wants This
    June 6, 2011 | 8:09 am

    Omigod, CONGRATULATIONS Leighann!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!

  6. Lady Estrogen
    June 6, 2011 | 8:42 am

    So lovely – and oh, what a ride it’s going to be – enjoy it.

  7. Amy
    June 6, 2011 | 8:52 am

    LEIGHANN!!!! Congrats!! How exciting!

  8. lindsay @ you are here
    June 6, 2011 | 9:23 am

    I’m so so so so SO happy for you. I think I’ll steal a limo and bring it to the ceremony…. I will be invited yes? ๐Ÿ™‚
    <3 you girl!!! Big hugs to B and the peanut too!!!!

  9. christina
    June 6, 2011 | 10:49 am

    congrats mum!! i got married on june 1 so it’s a great day to get engaged! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Krista
    June 6, 2011 | 10:53 am

    AWWW…. CONGRATULATIONS. I am so very happy for you.

  11. Elena
    June 6, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Congratulations to you! Such exciting news!

  12. Twinisms
    June 6, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    Congratulations! Sounds like you have a lifetime of happy headed your way:)

  13. Jessica
    June 6, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations and we don’t care that you weren’t married before. I wonder if we can give you a Twitter bridal shower….

  14. Jacqui
    June 6, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    Congratulations! Very good news for your little family!

  15. The Reason You Come
    June 6, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful! Ain’t love grand? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • multitaskingmumma
      June 7, 2011 | 10:08 pm

      Other times it’s a pain in the ass.
      Yup, I”m waaaayyy over the honeymoon period

  16. kris
    June 6, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    Awwww . . . that’s so awesome!


  17. Handflapper
    June 6, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    I have goosebumps! Real live genuine goosebumps! Congratulations! So happy for you!

  18. Leigh Ann
    June 6, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Yayyyyyyyy! We can now bring a brother husband into our sister wife gang! Wait, that’s not how it works? Oh well. I’m still happy for you! Brian is a lucky man. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Cookie's Mom
    June 6, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Hooray! I’m so happy for you, Leighann! Its wonderful that you both found each other and after all of the years – that included bringing a new child into your relationship – you’re still in love! Love hearing stories like this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • multitaskingmumma
      June 7, 2011 | 10:04 pm

      It is astonishing that he still puts up with me.
      I’m wound pretty tight.
      What a guy!

  20. Mom
    June 6, 2011 | 5:37 pm

    Congratulations! In our eyes, the ceremony is only a formality because we already consider Brian our son-in-law. As long as you are happy, that’s what we care about. Love ‘ya.

  21. Morgan B.
    June 6, 2011 | 6:57 pm

    Congrats! I’m so happy for you. This was a very sweet and surprising post. Nice job!

  22. Melanie
    June 6, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    Congratulations!!! Too sweet. Sounds like you are blessed!

  23. meatlessmouthfuls
    June 6, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    So happy for you two (+ the babe) and I totally teared up reading this!

  24. Yuliya
    June 6, 2011 | 9:54 pm

    Eeeek! Congratulations, how exciting! And how wonderful that your daughter will get to be there! (PS I used to be a wedding planner, ask me anything)

  25. rubyspikes
    June 6, 2011 | 10:19 pm


  26. Mommy's Paradise
    June 7, 2011 | 6:55 am

    Hip hip hurray, congratulation and all the best to you, your man and your little girl.

  27. MamaRobinJ
    June 11, 2011 | 4:17 pm


    Dude, when I asked how you were in Twitter you told me about your car accident (important news to be sure) but you didn’t tell me this?! You waited for me to catch up on your blog?


    I mean – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you both. xo

    • multitaskingmumma
      June 11, 2011 | 5:26 pm

      I’m still kind of in shock I think. I haven’t started planning and I’m overwhelmed. I also already feel married. It’s vert exciting. Huge news. Huge scary exciting news.

  28. Shanon
    June 21, 2011 | 6:08 pm

    This? Is SO awesome! I am glad I finally got a chance to catch up on my Reader and this post. A very big congratulations to you. I love how you shared the news.

    I am a recent follower but have really enjoyed ‘getting to know you’ through your blogs. I look forward to the posts leading up to your special day. All the best to you!

    • multitaskingmumma
      June 21, 2011 | 6:29 pm

      Yay!! Thank you so much. You kind words mean a lot. On my way to visit you!

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