Saturday, January 8, 2011

Our Engagement Story

On December 18, 2010 Jimmy asked me to be his wife...and I said yes:)

 The day started out with us celebrating Christmas together before I went home to MN. We went to the movie store and picked out "It's A Wonderful Life" and then went to Walmart to get some Christmas decorations.

When we got back to Jimmy's duplex, we decorated his Christmas tree. 
It ended up being a lot of fun! We put our presents under it...our very first Christmas tree! We decorated our own ornaments and stockings too!

Then we opened our gifts from each other. Jimmy got me a gps so I don't get lost when I drive back and forth to MN. He also got me a sweatshirt and the most adorable little bear with an embroidered sweater that says "I love you beautiful lady". That's what he calls me when he's being sweet:)
I got Jimmy a couple things but his favorite, as can be expected, was a trail camera!

After the gift opening we took our first Christmas tree picture together. 
Of course at this point, I had no idea he was planning to propose and we settled down to watch our movie! 
After the movie we made dinner together. We made mashed potatoes, lemon pepper chicken, and green bean casserole.  After finding out the man can cook, I should have been the one to get down on one knee right? 

After it was all done, Jimmy told me to go in the back bedroom and wait for him to set up the table really nice. I had no clue what he was doing, but came out the the most beautiful table set up in his living room!

At that point I knew something was up! I questioned him, but he said he was just trying to make Christmas special...and who am I to argue with that? 
So we sat down to eat...or watch Jimmy push his food around on his plate because he was nervous:) 
Being the overly observant girl that I am, I noticed a letter under one of the rose petals. It made me suspicious but when I asked Jimmy, he told me to be patient! 

When we finished eating, he told me I could look under the rose petals. This is what I found....
It's an acronym for "I Love You Beautiful, Will You Marry Me" Acronyms are special for us because when we first started dating, we would write each other messages in acronym and spend the day trying to figure them out. 

Yes, I figured it out, but I hesitated to assume that's what it said...
what if I was wrong? 

What if the letters meant something else and I made things awkward? 

Haha well it didn't take long because this happened....
Yup, my man got down on one knee and held out a ring! 

Every time I imagined getting engaged, I cried (in my mind that is), but now that it was actually happening, there were no tears. I just couldn't believe it!He asked me to marry him, and I believe the first words out of my mouth were
 "Are you serious?"
 (Well obviously, Faith, he has a ring and there's candles and roses...if this is a joke it's a horrible one!) 
He said he was serious and I said YES...
...as he put the most beautiful ring on my finger.
Everything after that was just a blur!
 I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with such an amazing man.

May 14, 2011 here we come!

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