Friday, June 18, 2010

Blog Hop-The Proposal Story

Kelly's Korner is hosting a little blog hop and because I love it so much, I thought I would share my proposal story. :)

Chris and I had been dating for about 3 years and I knew that he was getting ready to propose soon. We had looked at rings together and discussed marriage so I knew it wasn't much longer. Chris had told me to take off for the weekend because his parents were going to be in town for a baseball scrimmage and he was a grad assistant coach. That was clue number 1. His parents had come in town a million times and he never asked me to take off work.
So what do I do, being the blunt, honest person that I am?? Call him out on it!! I asked 2 nights before he proposed if he was going to do it! He, of course, denied it and said he couldn't afford to get me the ring I wanted and if I wanted to settle for less than he wanted to give me...blah, blah, blah! LIAR! HA!

So fast forward to Saturday afternoon. Missouri Baptist was playing a double header scrimmage. Lunch was going to be provided between games and Chris said he needed me to be there for it. After the first game, Chris came up to meet me (which is weird looking back at it, the rest of the team was on the field). The head coach had the mic and said "before we bless the food I would like you all to direct your attention to the score board." Four of the players dropped a bed sheet over it that said "Kristin, will you marry me?"

I looked in front of me and Chris was on one knee with the ring box open. Chris's mom was right next to us snapping pictures the whole time. It was really awesome that his family was there for it and we got some really great pictures too.

I was so excited/nervous that I grabbed the ring out of the box! He told me HE'S suppose to put it on my I let him :)

I'm SO in love with my ring-I can't even begin to tell you. Chris worked so hard to get me that ring and I absolutely treasure it. My best friend from high school's family owned a jewelry store in St. Louis so we were very fortunate to be able to get each other what they wanted for a relatively great deal.

It was so fun to walk around the rest of the afternoon showing off my bling to a ton of people who saw our special moment take place. I was shaking for the rest of the day so showing it off was a little hard-I had to hold my hand with my other hand so people could look.

The proposal was followed by a 16 month engagement which I would not recommend. It's hard to believe we've been married over four years already!

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