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Monday, January 17, 2011

Here's an extra cheesy post about how we got engaged.

Woody is off-track this semester, and staying in California, doing an internship in Temecula. I went up and met his  family right before Christmas, and it was a great week. Everyone in Colorado was expecting me to come back with a ring. But I didn't. We knew we were going to get married, hopefully in April, but we didn't want to plan anything til it was official. I was kind of going crazy because April isn't that far from December, but I didn't want to rush him either.

We had planned that he would come to visit the weekend of the 14th. Our first week back to school, his sister Marisa invited me over for a movie/game night that Friday. I called Woody while I was walking over, and when I got there, I sat on the curb and talked to him a little longer. After we talked a while, he said, "Hold on just a second," and then I heard footsteps on the phone, and someone walking up behind me, and then the phone call ended, and someone put their arm around me. Since I had left California, I had been making up these scenarios in my head about him surprising me, but I didn't believe it would ever happen. Especially on this day because he had told me all about his crazy day-there's no way he could have randomly flown to Idaho after all that had happened that day. But alas, it was real. I was so excited to see him! It had only been 2 weeks since we'd seen each other, but that was long enough! He told me that he didn't have a ring yet, but I said we could just go look the next day, I didn't really care, I was just happy to see him!

We took his stuff over to the Pines(where he used to live) and dropped it off, and then we were walking to go get dinner, but he led me intead over to the firepit(the first place that we really talked). He hugged me, pulled something out of his pocket, then dropped down on one knee, and the rest is history! I am sappy and cried, but it was so exciting! After the proposal, we went and ate dinner at the same restaurant we went on our first date to, Gringos, and they sat us in the same booth that we sat in on our first date. That just added to the magic of this night.

This surprise visit was the best surprise of my life!

PS. Woody's day wasn't really as crazy as he had told me-he had made up this elaborate story that sounded totally real so I wouldn't even suspect! And he lied about not having a ring too! But they all made the surprise even better!


LOVE MY MAN!

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