SURPRISE!! I’m engaged!!! Colton totally took me by surprise on Saturday and planned a whole day for us that ended in him asking me to be his wife, and of course I said yes! I guess a little of my event planning has rubbed off on him because never before has he planned something this elaborate for me.
It started last June when he decided he was going to throw a surprise birthday party for me. In January. Last month, after my older sister’s wedding, Colton showed up at my parents’ house while I was still in San Antonio to ask my dad to dinner where he would ask for his blessing. After receiving it, he began the real planning. He invited all of my friends, asked off for me at work, and got his mom involved for flowers and decorations.
He had told me he wanted to spend all day Saturday with me, which wasn’t too out of the normal. But then he told me he had everything planned out for us and thats when I got skeptical. He cleverly threw me off his trail by ‘telling’ me when he was proposing (a week later than he actually did) and I was so mad at him, thinking he had ruined it! I was so wrong!
So finally the day came and it started off with a grueling and freezing hike up a mountain with our dogs. Then he took me to lunch and wanted to go to the mall. This is a man who NEVER wants to go to the mall. EVER. So off we went (after changing out of the icky hiking clothes into cute clothes). We walked around for quite a while until he said that his brother wanted the dogs home so they could be rested for hunting later that night. We left the mall, grabbed the puppies, and headed to his house. Right before turning on his street he told me he wanted to get me another present besides what he had already gotten me but I had to close my eyes until he told me to open them (this is when I started suspecting a party). He walked me in and I was blown away by all of the people he had gotten to come.
He gave me a tiara because I was the princess and had princess decorations everywhere!
Towards the end of opening my presents, Colton handed me the gift from my parents. A beautiful pandora charm for my bracelet. An engagement ring charm. I sat there, rather awkwardly, telling my parents it was beautiful with a very confused look on my face. I looked over at Colton and he says “There’s been something I’ve been meaning to ask you” and got down on one knee. Cue the tears.
It was a perfect moment. Surrounded by friends and family and everyone I’d ever want there. Get ready for a lot of wedding posts! June 10, 2016, here we come!