Jonathan and I went on our very first date to Pueblo's back in August of 2006, so this has been a long time coming. We are both SOOOOOO excited!!
So, here's how it happened....
On March 6th, we started out with what seemed to be a normal Saturday. Jonathan came to my house & I made breakfast- whole wheat french toast, egg whites, & turkey bacon. Healthy, of course. We went to Atlantic Station so I could buy a dress for our friends' wedding that night. We spent the day shopping, laughing, making laps around the mall because he didn't know where he was going. (The best gift I've ever given him was a Garmon! Ha!) It was SUCH a beautiful day; the first pretty day in a really long time. Actually, it was quite warm, so I guess the fact that Jonathan didn't take his jacket off the ENTIRE day may have been my first indicator something was up.
We ate lunch at California Pizza Kitchen at about 1:00. Both of us being big coffee lovers (& me having a sweet tooth!), we decided to go to Copeland's for to-go coffee and chocolate chip cheesecake. Jonathan wanted to take it over to the park near Target, and was pretty insistent about this- sign # 2 something was goin on! After we ate the cheesecake, we walked over to the Millenium Gate...
There is a beautiful courtyard and park on the other side...pond, fountains, bridge, the whole deal.
As we were walking across the bridge, Jonathan stopped when we got halfway across. You can sorta see the bridge in this pic....but don't worry, we're going back with one of my best friends, Dana, soon to take pics & "recreate" the special day. (Check our her site- she's AWESOME!)
He told me how much he loves me and that he wants to take care of me forever, so I never have to worry about anything. He told me how much he loves my smile. Then he dropped down to a knee and asked me to marry him!! I didn't think I would, but I started crying. Of course I said YES!!!
Now as sweet and perfect as the day and propsal was, my favorite part of this story is when he opened the ring box! Oh....my....gosh!! The ring is GOREGOUS!! The band is SOOOO unique, and I love that it looks like a Christian fish on the side. It glistens/glitters/shines more than any I've ever seen. I told him it's by far the most beautiful ring I have ever laid eyes on!! He and his mom had picked it out earlier in the week. Donna is a jewelry expert- she loves jewelry & knows a lot about it, so I'm glad he chose her to go with him. He definitely picked it out on his own though and I couldn't be ANY happier...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! And I feel like it is very "me" if you can say that about a ring. He said he spent a lot of time praying he'd pick the perfect one...and that prayer was surely answered.
I'll upload more pictures later.
Now we (we meaning Mom & I....haha, not me & Big Jon) are starting with the wedding planning. WOO HOO!! I'm looking forward to lots of help from some very dear friends...
Even more important than the wedding though, I'm looking forward to actually being married to my best friend and spending the rest of my life with him. I am SO thankful God had it in His plan for us to be together...what a blessed, blessed girl I am. And he's a pretty lucky guy too, if I do say so myself! :)