6.10.2013

That Time I Got Engaged


You heard right! Yesterday, the love of my life proposed to spend the rest of his life with me. And what did I say?! YES OF COURSE!!!!

M and I spend a lot of time at the Grand Canyon together, as you may have already noticed. It was actually where we had our first date together a few years ago. So, when he asked me a few weeks ago what I was doing June 9 and said he wanted to go to the Canyon to get some sunrise photos, I wasn't exactly shocked. Then, I got to thinking a little (something I do way too much of), and realized he NEVER plans that far out. I had my suspicions, but tried not to get too worked up about it.

Fast forward to Saturday. M and I were both scheduled from 9am to 11pm at work. We had our regular shifts, plus a shuttle driving for a party. Last minute, he was asked to do another driving. Long story short, I went home at 11pm, M was out waiting to drive the second group home until 2:30am. Why is this important? Because we had planned to leave for the Canyon at 3:15am. Poor guy didn't even get the three hour nap I did. I fully expected him to bail on the Canyon, I probably would have!


So, we drive out to the East Rim of the Canyon. M tells me I can stay in the car while he gets his camera set up since it isn't quite sunrise yet. A few minutes later, I get out of the car and take a few of my own photos, as well as creep a few of him (nothing new there).

Then, he moves his camera to a new location on the rim for a few couple shots (we are totally infamous for taking these EVERYWHERE we go). Again, I'm not thinking too much of it. Then, he tells me he bought a clicker so we don't have to use the timer and run into the photo anymore. So, we snap a few shots. Then, M being his witty self, says something along the lines of, "...you know what I just realized?" ummm, no? "this is our last photo together as boyfriend and girlfriend." Then he pulled out the most beautiful ring I have ever seen and asked to marry me. OF COURSE I SAID YES. We snapped a few more photos, then hopped on over to the South Rim lodge for a nice breakfast.




On the drive over, I said, "did you even ASK to marry me?!" and he said YES. I clearly was caught up in the moment and didn't exactly take it all in.

After breakfast, we sat around on the rim for a bit to call all of our families. When we got back into town, we took a much needed nap, then headed to the pool for a bit. After another nap, my soon to be IN LAWS, and M's brother's sweet girlfriend Beth, took us out for a VERY nice dinner. Following dinner we celebrated with champagne at their house.

It was such a whirlwind of a day. I could not ask for a more amazing man to spend the rest of my life with. I am so full of SO many emotions.

You can read M's version HERE.

Anddddddd... the winner of the Brad's Raw Leafy Kale Chips is Lauren Williams! Please e-mail me your 2 choices!

19 comments :

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you and I wish the two of you nothing but utter happiness. Such a stunning ring too!

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  2. oh my gosh CONGRATS!!!!! that is SO exciting :) what a beautiful ring--and a beautiful place for an engagement :)

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  3. Congrats my beautiful friend. <3

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  4. I'm so happy for you! What an exciting adventure you're starting. :)

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  5. Congrats!!!! Many blessings your way!

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  6. I JUST GOT CHILLS!!! CONGRATULATIONS LOVELY LADY!!! WOOOWWWW!!! So lovely and such an awesome proposal and just. Wow. PRAISE JESUS!!!

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  7. soooo excited for you!!!! Love the story, he did a great job with the proposal and the bling! Its beautiful!!!!

    ps. is it weird that I wish Matt's name was Peter?!? haha! ;)

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  8. OHHH MYYYY GOODDNNESSSs!!!!! So excited for you!! Honestly, this day look perfect! And your ring is absolutely GORGEOUS girl!!! Congrats!!!!!!!! love Katie

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  9. yeah, totally just teared up at his "this is our last photo as boyfriend and girlfriend" line. ahhhhh. you and matt. you kill me. #makingothersnauseous ;) <3 you

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  10. YAYYYYY!!!! this made me smile sooo big!!! <3 <3 <3 so happy for you my friend! love you!

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  11. "our last photo as boyfriend and girlfriend" - AWW HEART MELT! sooo sweet! congratulations!! <3

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  12. Congratulations! So exciting! Beautiful photos, story, RING.... all of it! So happy for you!

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  13. Ooohh! Now I am all teary-eyed!! CONGRATULATIONS!! That is SO awesome--and I am SO SO happy for you!

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  14. Congrats! When I saw the instagram photo you posted I couldn't wait for the story behind the engagement! He did a great job with the ring and the planning!! Happy Wedding Planning :) I hope you share a lot on your blog..because I LOVE all things wedding..haha

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  15. congrats! what an incredible story!

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  16. CONGRATS!!!! I'm so happy for you. There is nothing better than having the person you love ask to spend their life with you. And pretty sure I blacked out when my husband proposed too. I swear I can't tell you what he said at all. haha

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  17. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful story AND ring :-)

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  18. What a lovely story -- so awesome! I love the Grand Canyon. I'm four months out from my wedding and actually had tunnel vision when my fiance proposed -- I felt like I was going to pass out! Such a big moment. Huge congrats!

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  19. So I just found you blog today from twitter. Not only did I read your about me but your four chapters of y'all's story. I LOVE how you told your story and this proposal! Your ring is gorgeous! Have a fantastic weekend girl.

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