Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Our Engagement Anniversary- October 2nd

I had intentions of doing this post ON October 2nd but that clearly did not happen. This past Sunday, October 2nd, was our 1 year engagement anniversary :) I promised my husband we would not have to celebrate that day every year but since it was the first year I talked about it all day and now I want to share the story here.

Saturday, October 2, 2010 started out like a lot of our Saturdays, we had brunch then spent the day just hanging out, him watching football, me reading and piddling around. We had made plans earlier that week to go up to Bentwater on Lake Conroe (about 45 minutes north of downtown Houston) and take the boat out and eat dinner at the Yacht Club in Bentwater on Saturday. The weather was going to be beautiful and we knew it would be getting cold soon so this was going to be our last trip to the lake until the Spring. Because we were going to be having dinner at the Yacht Club I knew I needed to dress nice so I wore a dress and he wore slacks and a button down shirt. We headed that way late afternoon, parked at the marina and Chris said we should go walk over by the pool because they had the area set up for a wedding. I kept saying that I did not want to go because I did not want to get in trouble. Chairs were already set up for a wedding and flowers were everywhere. I figured we probably should not go march ourselves right thru this future wedding spot. And my heels were already killing my feet...I wore the highest ones I owned that day. So, I was just complaining the whole walk..."We are going to get in trouble, Chris"..."My feet are killing me!!" Blah blah blah.
Anyways, we walk down the center aisle between all the wedding seats and up to the gazebo right on the water. It was such a pretty day, 70 degrees, breezy, not a cloud in the sky and we were at our favorite place- the lake. I had gotten Lasik 1 week earlier so my eyes were still kind of sensitive to sunlight so I was wearing my sunglasses and all of the sudden Chris trys to take my sunglasses off so I can see the water with my "new" eyes and the next thing I know he is down on one knee asking me to marry him!! Between my shock & tears I said YES! He put the most beautiful, perfect ring on my finger, stood up, kissed and hugged me for a couple minutes then said "Look who's here" and turned to look toward the clubhouse. I was crying so I could barely see but I could tell there was a group of people walking toward us. It took a couple seconds to realize who it was...it was my Mom, Step-Dad and some of my best friends!! Then, I noticed someone off to the side with a big camera snapping pictures of everything...it was my friend Jenny, from high school. They all had been there and watched EVERYTHING! They had been inside the clubhouse watching from the windows and Jenny had been hiding behind trees taking pictures. Chris had been talking with them all week and planning out all the details... I was in complete shock and NO idea any of this was going on. We all stood around talking, hugging and taking pictures by the lake then Chris told us he had reservations for all of us at the Yacht Club. We all had champagne and dinner and celebrated! It was an amazing day and night!!

Besides our wedding it was the best day of my life...it was so perfect and special. He knew how important my family & friends are and he knew I would want pictures of that special moment so we went above and beyond to make it extra special for me. Even now, re-telling the story I have tears in my eyes. There was some family and a few friends he wanted to be there but because they all were out of town it did not work out but there is nothing I would change about that day. Now, it is 1 year and 2 days later and we have been married for almost 5 months!! It is CRAZY how fast time has gone by. These are some pictures that Jenny took that day...

This is when I first realized some of my family & friends were there

Still can't believe they had been there the whole time!


The Miskell Family said...

Howwww sweet!!! Great proposal :)

Sara, Luke, and Brooklyn said...

What a beautiful proposal! Thanks for following my blog. I'm your newest follower as well! :)

e@thisnotedlife said...

aww such a cute story!