Thursday, February 13, 2014

I Said Yes!

In lieu of Valentine's Day I wanted to share our proposal story!
Aaron and I had been dating for 11 months when he asked me. He had just moved to Austin, TX to be with me while I finished school and had only been there for four months before he proposed. Yes, the rest of the months we did long distance, which was the hardest, but best part of our dating relationship. I saw him four times the entire time. Let me just say that its amazing how much communication you have when you have to do it by phone and email.
I had gone home for Christmas to be with my family, leaving him in TX to work. It was hard to leave him behind and the whole time I was home I missed him like crazy. Things the previous weeks had been strange, but now that I know the entire story it all makes perfect sense. Having divorced parents who don't get along whatsoever makes the Holidays pretty hard for us kids. We normally spent Christmas with my dads side of the family and did Christmas with my mom before or after Christmas, but this year it required us traveling Christmas night to be with my mom. I thought it was strange but trusted that this was all for a good reason. I spent most of Christmas really missing Aaron and wishing that he was able to be with me. We carried on our usual Christmas traditions and when it was all said and over we were on our way to Denver, but some surprise with my mom. The roads were terrible. We drove in a blizzard most of the way and I was terrified! Not to mention, it was beyond freezing outside. When we got into Denver there was a display of lights off to the side and knowing my mom it would be something that she would have chosen to do.
We pulled into the Trail of Lights and got out. I was not dressed for the occasion seeing as it was only 9 degrees outside! Everyone went a head while my Mom and I hung in the back taking pictures. We came to this little bridge and there was a present in the snow. It made sense. My mom had taken us to do a trail of lights to do a scavenger hunt for our presents. Totally like her! The present looked like a guitar, which is what I had asked for. I opened the gift and sure enough it was my guitar. On it, there read a little note that said, "one thing you thought you left behind will make your Christmas dreams tonight." I was stunned. I had no idea, seeing that there was no possible way Aaron could be with me because he was working and getting to spend a few days with his parents, where he called me from earlier that morning. As I was trying to figure it out, I looked up and there was a guy who looked very similar to Aaron. Being pretty clueless and not really realizing it was Aaron, he walked right up to me, got down on one knee and proposed!
It was beyond what I had ever pictured in my head of how a proposal would go. He had flown in the day before, spent Christmas day with my mom, stepdad and grandparents and then surprised me Christmas night to ask me to be his wife!  Everyone was in on the surprise, and I will admit I acted like a brat, but at the end of the day I was one lucky girl! What I had waited for my entire life had finally come true! I got my knight in shining armor!
Best night of my life!


  1. Yay!!! I love engagement stories :) :)

  2. What a lovely surprise! My husband can't pull off surprises haha. That is such a neat story =)

    1. Haha he did very good on this one :) I cant keep a surprise either :)


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