Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{ A NOTE OF THANKS }

I can't believe it's all over.  What an incredible journey these last 31 days have been.  I truly could not have dreamt up a better ending.  With gratitude I look back on this journey and realize I owe many thanks to everyone that made this experience such a success.


First, to my faithful Staffers, Erin Elton and Emily Hatch.  Your tireless efforts in calling, texting, emailing, interviewing and filming were greatly appreciated.  I loved the anonymity of each date and knowing each guy was hand selected by you.  I know at times there were frustrations and complications, but you were the ones who stayed with me every step of the way. I feel like I owe the success of The Mormon Bachelorette to you girls.  I feel seriously so blessed! ;)

A special thank you to my friends and family, those that supported me when the going got tough.  I had no idea how high and low emotions would run as I tired myself physically, mentally, and spiritually through these 31 days.  Your confidence and support in me is truly what carried me through.  I love you all!

To the camera crew: Erin, Emily, Larry, The Gibbys, Tyler, and Megan.  What would I have done without you?  You guys are such rockstars for giving up your time to follow me around with a video camera.  Much appreciation to each and every one of you!

And to you, the viewers.  Thank you for watching and commenting!  We had over 100,000 viewers in over 45 states and countries all across the globe. I can't thank you enough for tuning in and sharing this journey with me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

To the Bachelors.  I know I already expressed my appreciation to each of you, but really, once is not enough.  The dates you planned, the time you sacrificed, the emotions you put out on the line, never once went unnoticed.  I will forever remember each of you and how special you made me feel during the time we spent together.  I wish each one of you nothing by success as you continue in your own quest for "true Mormon love."

And finally, to Matt! Thank you for signing up for The Mormon Bachelorette.  Given our history I am pretty sure that you and I would have never ended up together any other way.  It just goes to show that if you really want to get to know a person, TAKE THEM ON A DATE!  Matt, you make me so incredibly happy and I can't wait to see where this thing goes!

Again, I truly appreciate all of the love and support everyone has shown over these last few weeks.  I promise to do my best to keep everyone updated every once in a while! But in the meantime, it's time to start getting excited for what's coming next!  We here at TMB are already looking forward to another season of the "show" and are busy planning the sequel, The Mormon Bachelor.  We hope you'll stick around for the fun that's sure to come.

Yours Truly,

Aubrey Messick
The Mormon Bachelorette

19 comments:

Nat's blog said...

I'm addicted! Can't wait for the Mormon Bachelor lol. Glad you are happy and found a great guy for you!

Hizzeather said...

What a success! Great job guys!

Now address the requests of a Bachelor edition already! Or are you guys too exhausted? :)

Kim said...

I want to personally thank Justin and Emily Gibby too! They spent so much time at my house and so much time editing afterwards that I think I owe them dinner!!!
You guys are awesome! And I applaud you for your sacrifices...Love to you.
And I'm so happy that Aubrey met Matt. May your journey be a happy one you guys!

Jodi said...

Please let it be Larry!

Lindsey said...

Yay. I will be watching for sure. I want to be one of your re-cap bloggers! Can you get in touch with me? I have been re-capping real episodes of the Bach, Bachelorette on my blog for a long time now, and I not only consider myself a pretty good judge of character AND a have good insight on being a bachelorette. I was single until I was 27, AND I met my husband of 10 years on the internet! :)http://pandlfamily.blogspot.com/2010/10/mormon-bachelorette.html

Ashleigh said...

Yay! I'm glad you will be continuing this. Dane should be the Mormon Bachelor! Loved watching you, Aubrey!

Natasha said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you found Matt! I'm excited for The Mormon Bachelor!

Caity said...

Oh how fun...another season! Maybe this time you guys shouldn't overwork yourselves too much :) Maybe a date every other day or something :) I look forward to it! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Carrie said...

Yay - can't wait to watch the Mormon Bachelor!!! And Aubrey, please keep up updated on you & Matt. Hope everything turns out fabulously for you!

Tyler and Lyndsay said...

I'm so bummed it's over. I have enjoyed watching the date from the night before each morning. I agree with everyone else: we want updates on you & Matt!!! You guys are great for each other. All the best!

Oyama Family said...

How fun...another season! And so happy for you and Matt!

Liz Jessop said...

I'm so excited for the Mormon Bachelor but really....does this have to be it?!!

Bracken and Bracken said...

And thanks to you Aubrey for giving your time to entertain! We all had fun watching you and so glad we got to meet Matt in the end :)

Natasha said...

I know I already commented, but this blog makes me incredibly happy!! I'm so sad it's over. Really I would check your blog everyday for updates on the dates and just smile during all of the videos.

Jessica said...

You all did a fantastic job! I have enjoyed every minute! I want to echo all of the thanks for everyone's efforts in making this show/blog so amazing! Can't wait to see what's in the future. :)

Angie said...

Yay for the Mormon Bachelor!! I'm excited. Thank you for sharing this with us Aubrey and team!

Crooked Brooke said...

Larry! Larry! Larry!

Laurie said...

You were so classy during this whole process. Just wanted to say how impressed I was with you as a bachelorette. Your modesty, kindness, sense of humor...I think it showed young LDS women they can be virtuous and keep their standards high and score a great guy with the same standards.

Aaron Smyth said...

So is Dane gonna be the first Mormon Bachelor? Or Larry? I think those are the clear favorites.