Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Engaged

I'm Getting Married


Yes the day has finally come. I am officially engaged!! After 11 months of dating, Mike proposed to me and I could not be happier. I know many are eager to know the story so here are all the details.
My family decided to go to Vermont for a week to visit my grandparents. I invited Mike to come with us( little did I know he had already talked this over with my parents and knew he was invited before I told him). So we took off for Vermont and were there for about 2 days before we left to go to Maine for a few days. Our first night there Mike asked me if we could go on a date the following evening. I was pretty reluctant to go because I didn't want to miss out on anything my family was doing. I tried to convince him to do it once we got back to Vermont. He would not have it and just kept pushing for us to go. So I agreed. I seriously thought he was being so weird. He had looked through the Maine tourist book that we had and found this light house he really wanted to see. It is called Owl's Head Light.Once we got there mike grabbed his back pack and I asked him why he was bringing it. He made up some reasons about water and sweatshirts. We had a little bit of a walk through the woods until we made it to the stairs. The lighthouse is up on a cliff and surrounded by the most beautiful view. We took some pictures and then mike told me he had a present for me. He goes right for the back pack. He says close your eyes and hold out your hands. I feel a flat box and open my eyes. It was a wrapped present. So I opened it and it was a car charger for my phone( which I really needed). He told me it was an early birthday present and it was more of a practical thing for me to use. I was kind of surprised. Any thoughts I had at that point of a ring went away. Then he told me he had another present for me that he made. He told me to close my eyes and open my hands out wider for a bigger present. So I did as I was told and was not expecting what happened next. Then he said open your eyes. When I did he was kneeling down with the ring box open. Mike likes to be the one to tell my reaction. Apparently there was a lot of "shut up" and "No seriously". I did say yes however. It was perfect! I couldn't have asked for a better night or a better fiance. I love him so much. I am so excited to get married. I hope this little story makes at least a few people happy. We are so excited to share this moment with all the people we love.

A little side note: True story, I forgot my makeup and hair stuff in Vermont and of course on one of my most important picture days I had no beautification products. Yea I'm just a little bugged about that one.

13 comments:

Madison and Matt said...

Yay!!! Matt and I are just THRILLED. You and Mike will love being married. It's the best. :) LOVE YOU!

Annie P said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing the story. I love all those details. And the ring is AMAZING. Mike did a great job. Congrats again!!

Mike and Sara said...

*happy sigh* i have been waiting for this story all day and it was so worth it. i am so happy for you! congrats congrats CONGRATS! :D

Crystal and Morgan said...

ahhh!! Thank you thank you for posting this! That is so cute/romantic! What a guy! I am so happy for you guys! You need to post pics! Even tho you had no makeup I bet you looked gorgeous!

Shauna said...

i love this. i love everything about this and i love that you didnt have makeup, and that he made you a gift and that it was true! that he really made it.

loving everything about this.

Sydney said...

Thank you for telling the story on your blog so I don't have to wait too long to hear it in person! I am so excited for you guys!

Traci said...

Yeah! What a great story! Perfect! We are so excited for you! Way to go Mike!

Angie said...

I'm so excited this finally happened! We have been hoping!! Funny, I felt like you'd dated forEVER, but Klane and I had dated 10 months when we were engaged. Haha. You had such a perfect, cute proposal (good job, Mike) and I'm so so so happy for you!!
p.s. you aren't wearing any makeup in that picture? I think you're one lucky girl! You don't even need makeup, you're just naturally beautiful. :)

Annie, Chris, Ryan, & Jake said...

This make me VERY happy!

Courtney Calkins said...

Lauren!! First off you look so beautiful you do not need make up. and secondly, Congrats!! I am so excited for you! You are going to make the west wife!!

Dayna said...

YAY!!!!!!!

krystyna your face said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such a cute story! I love you two and I am so happy that you are going to get married because you are perfect for each other!!!

The Romney Family said...

Lauren, CONGRATULATIONS! That is so, so exciting--and wow, that is one amazing ring! I'm so happy for you. So are you still headed off to Jerusalem this fall (is that when it was going to be?)?