The Proposal

Friday, June 04, 2004
Michael proposed to me on Valentine's Day! We had planned to go out to the Galleria and go ice skating and then have dinner. He had told me that he forgot my present at his house so we would have to make a stop by there before going out to dinner.

We arrived at the Galleria early so that we could stop by the waterwall and just hang out and take some pictures - which can be found here, along with the pictures from dinner that night. We hadn't been there long - took a few pictures and had someone else take a picture of us together after we took their was freeezing!!! Michael had forgot his jacket when he came over that morning so he had borrowed one of mine. After a while of silence, just staring up at the water and holding one another (b/c it was sweet & b/c it was so cold, ha ha) Michael turned me around and said, "You know I didn't bring you down here for nothing..." and I couldn't breathe! I had thought about when we would get engaged, but when it really happened it was almost like it wasn't real.

Michael pulled a small box out of the pocket of his jacket and went down to one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes...after a few moments of not being able to talk! I couldn't believe we were actually getting married. I mean, we had been talking about it for most of the year that we had been together, but now it was really happening and I couldn't have been happier!

I asked him who all knew and he told me our parents and his brothers knew...he had gone to my parents' house the day before and spent about an hour and a half there talking to them, which thoroughly impressed my father of course!

So...that weekend we made plans to have dinner with both of our parents and the next week we set the date - October 2nd, which also happens to be Grannie and PawPaw's anniversary as well as PawPaw's parents' anniversary! So, it's a great date to get married obviously!