Monday, December 13, 2010

I have a very pretty ring on a very important finger

That's right y'all, I'm engaged. Engaged. En. Gaged! Meaning I'm getting married. Meaning I'm gonna live with a man that's not my daddy or brother. Meaning I'll have a kitchen. Meaning I get to plan a wedding and (more importantly) a marriage to the man I LOVE. Love. I can say the word "love". That's neat, huh?

Because I'm a terrible friend and can't return all of the phone calls I said I would, here's the story until I actually call you. Forgive me please?

Saturday Justin and I helped some friends move (who knew it was happening so I'm now told) then went on a date. We planned to go to my parents house for chili that night. I'd been inviting people all week as had my parents. Anyways, to start our date Justin picked me up, and when we walked back out to his car there was a ticket on it, what looked like a ticket at least. Really it was a note for me.
     *To ask me out for our first date Justin put a ticket envelope on my car which also led to a scavenger hunt. This eventually ended with him asking me out. 

I read the note which basically told me that I was going on a scavenger hunt, he would be my driver, I got clues wherever we went IF I asked to go to the right places. I read clue #1, and we headed off to Gulley Park, where we went on our first date. I found another clue and throughout the whole thing we ended up going to about 9 or 10 more places. Everywhere we went was somewhere we've been together. At one point I had to go to McDonald's, order what we did on our first date, and ask for Richard. Then, some man named Richard gave me the next clue. Eventually we ended up at the square to look at the Christmas lights.

We walked around the square and ended up in front of the U.S. Center for World Missions. There were rose petals on the ground, but I hardly noticed since I was wondering how they got the Christmas lights on the really tall middle parts of the trees to look so great. Justin then grabbed my shoulders and told me he wasn't thinking about cherry pickers (which was my suggestion for how the Christmas lights were placed).
Then I noticed the rose petals.
Then he said he wanted to talk about our future.
Then I don't totally remember, but I know he told me he loved me (which he'd never said before) and that he wanted me to be his wife.
He got down on one knee (with the ring box upside down) and asked me to marry him.
I asked if he was serious. Yep.
He said yes, and then I said yes.
Then I hugged him a lot.
Then we went to my parents house for our engagement party which I'd apparently been inviting people to all week.

I'll post pictures when I get them back and keep you updated on how this whole wedding planning thing is going because I can already tell you that there is so much more to it than I knew.


1 comment:

  1. Celeste. HOW. EXCITING. I am really happy for you, and can't wait to see pictures and hear about it all. So proud of who you are, and can't wait for who you two will be together. Love.