The first thing that everyone asks, now that I am engaged, is "how did he do it?" So here is anything that anyone might want to know:
We had been planning to go to Tennessee for Jerrod's sisters' High School graduation. Her graduation was on friday, her graduation party was on saturday, and we were going to go to an arboretum to take family pictures on sunday. Of course the thought had popped into my head that this could be the weekend but I kept trying to talk myself out of that because I didn't want to get my hopes up. 1. I didn't think he would do it because it was sisters' weekend and I didn't know if that would be stealing her thunder. 2. It was a little sketchy that they wanted to do family pictures because they have such a HUGE family. But his mom is WAY into photography so, at the same time, it made sense. 3. I had thought that he was going to propose on my graduation day...but that didn't happen. So I didn't want to get excited for nothing.
I also thought that it was a little weird that Jerrod wanted us to wear something that matched for the family pictures. And those that know me know that I always ruin my surprises. It's not that I don't like surprises, I just like to try and guess what they might be. They are like little mini mysteries that bug me until I can solve them.
So we are at the arboretum, we all sit down in this gazebo type thing and start taking family pictures. We take about three or four and then Jerrod's mom says that she wants to do couple pictures. Jerrod and I are first. So we find a spot to take pictures, literally take ONE picture and then he turns to me, grabs my hands and starts to propose. Now...I have no idea what he even said to me! He could have been receiting the pledge of allegiance and I would have had no clue! My mind starting going a million miles a minute. He took a small box out of his front pocket, which I have no idea how he fit that in there without my noticing because I definitely looked and couldn't tell that anything was in there. (and he has no idea that I had glanced towards his front pocket ...JUST INCASE). When he pulled the box out, the first thing I could manage to say was "Is this a joke?" Out of all the things I could have possibly said at that moment, that was what came out of my mouth?! It just didn't seem real. I remember looking at him and then looking at his entire family, and then he got down on one knee, opened the box, and asked me to marry him.
So I cried.....and got make-up all over his shirt....
I am so lucky to be engaged to my very best friend!! He is the one that I want to wake up to and come home to every single day. When something happens, whether it's frustrating or exciting, he is the first person that I want to tell! He is the one who can make me laugh no matter what! He is my life's comic relief. He is the one that I want to call my husband. He is the one that I want to start a family with... of little ones that ruin all the songs that I like to listen to in the car with their crazy voices and made up words!! He is the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with. He is THE ONE!!!!