Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{ The Mormon Bachelorette :: Season Finale }

The Mormon Bachelorette is over and I survived...barely! For the last 8 days I've been fighting off a sore throat, fever, headaches, and a nasty cough. Lucky for me it hasn't stopped my adorable boyfriend from spending as much time as possible together. Oh yeah, that's right, I have a boyfriend! Meet Matt Laidlaw in all his 6'6", blonde hair, green eyed glory. I swoon!

I truly feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have such a happy ending to this little adventure my friends and I began just 2 short months ago. If you would have asked me then if I saw this marvelously happy ending now, I would have been quite skeptical. But here I am, blissfully happy and ready to fall in "true Mormon love" with the cutest guy I've ever known...and he's blonde! Maybe that's where I went wrong all those years. ;)

I'm just so amazed at how great life is and how the Lord has his hand in everything we do. Am I saying the Lord had a hand in TMB? Yeah, I guess I am, because I can assure you that if He didn't, I would have quit weeks ago. Not only was it exhausting physically and mentally, but it really took a toll on my emotions!

It was almost excruciating to endure the ridicule that came at me daily. And not only from complete strangers, but from my very own friends, and even ward members. Initially I was shocked, but I guess I need to realize that not everyone is going to support such a radical idea. Lucky for me, it all worked out in the end. And while the haters continue to hate, I'm too busy falling head over heels for my man, Matt, to even notice!

17 comments:

Jenny said...

Who could hate someone finding true mormon love? Shame on the haters. You and Matt are adorable together.

McMemories said...

Part of my favorite quote:
Those who mind, don't matter
and those who matter don't mind:)

You keep on falling in love and I could not be more proud and excited for your future:) xoxo

Jessica Reeves said...

I know I've said this a thousand times but seriously, you guys are the cutest couple!!! I am so excited that you found him and I can't wait to see how things go! I really want to meet him!

Kirsten Krason said...

I'm so happy for you! He is way cute. I can't wait to see where this fairy tale takes you :)

Christa Jeanne said...

How lame of people to ridicule you for this, Aubs!!! I was thinking about your journey last week, and I have to say, if anyone was ever to take on the idea of doing a Mormon Bachelorette (and, frankly, I'm a little surprised that no one had done it before!), you'd be the PERFECT one to bring it to life!!! I really enjoyed living that adventure vicariously through the clips. What a blast! Pretty sure the haters were just jealous. Who wouldn't be? I'm lucky to get that many dates in a five-year period, lol. And those guys were STUDS! So, don't let it get to you, Aubrey dear. Those whose opinions really matter are the ones who will support you unwaveringly.

I can't wait to see how things keep developing with Matt. Should this go all the way, I expect an invite. ;)

Kim said...

Hey, new header! I like it! I like this post too! I guess there is a lot of window washing to do these days! (Do you remember that talk from Women's Conference?) Loved it!
See you soon!

theblibbys said...

You're back blogging! :) I think you and Matt are so so so cute! Can't wait to see how it unfolds! :) I love the new blog look!

Steve and Lauren said...

Love the blog face lift! The haters just need to realize they wish it was them not you on the TMB!Oh, Jealously!

Kali said...

I am proud of you. It was a brave move. And let the haters hate... they wouldn't if they were cool enough to do such a thing:) My husband, Ryan, and I watched every episode/date. It was so funny watching him get hooked. We laughed over all the awkward door scene and totally enjoyed when the sparks flew. It was great! He will be upset that I publicized this ... haha. In the end I am so happy for you. I love how happy you are. And can I just say that you handled TMB with such class. glad I can say I know you;) Wishing you the best of everything:)

Kali said...

PS blog lift is fabulous.

Bracken and Bracken said...

Sorry if it was me that got you sick!! Glad it was all worth it, we love Matt :)

Erin said...

so obsessed. still want to double...

Scott said...

I couldn't be happier for you sis! It makes me smile reading this! I gotta meet this man though so you can have my approval too! haha. Love you and miss you lots!

P.S. Say hi to Kasey for me next time you go home because I'm kind of missing her haha.

Scott said...

I couldn't be happier for you sis! It makes me smile reading this! I gotta meet this man though so you can have my approval too! haha. Love you and miss you lots!

P.S. Say hi to Kasey for me next time you go home because I'm kind of missing her haha.

Marcy said...

Loved the MB and loved the outcome. Wishing you the best, cause you deserve it!

amynicole said...

i think the people that have been giving you trouble are stinkers and should find a better way to use their energy. what you did was brave and totally rad. i'm all for you falling head over heels in love with your handsome fella!

Josh and Lauren Chamberlin said...

Congratulations Aubrey! We are so happy that you've found such a great guy. We followed TMB every few days and we're so excited you chose Matt! Keep us updated :)