Sunday afternoon, after having eaten and played games at some friends' house, Joel asked if I wanted to go on a walk with him around this really pretty area by where he lives. We LOVE going on walks, and can walk hours, just talking and laughing and having the greatest of times. This time was no different. The sun was setting, the moon was shinning brightly through the trees (how do you say all this without it sounding cheesy??? ha!) and after walking a long while, we got to this clearing next to the path and all of a sudden Joel goes, "oh look! A basket!" :) And sure enough, there, tucked behind some bushes was a picnic basket, all wrapped in saran wrap as it had been setting there for several hours, and it had been raining all day! He used to want to be an engineer! There was a picnic blanket and some other special treats for us, and we sat down to a really sweet and surprise date! He told me right away that he had wanted to plan a special date for me for a while, so it quickly did away with any thoughts of this being "the proposal night". I wasn't expecting it AT ALL. So we enjoyed our little picnic and then, as the ground was soaking wet, and starting to come through blanket and our clothes, he suggested we head back. As we stood up, he gave me a huge hug, saying truly wonderful, incredible things, and then before I knew what was happening, he was on his knee, and in English, asked me if I would marry him! Ahhhh! I said YES, of course, through tears in my eyes! I just couldn't believe it! Was it really happening!?! And to ME!? And THIS guy? I am so blessed! He put a ring on my finger... it's absolutely beautiful. He designed it himself and ordered it at a local French jewelry place. He said the jeweler gave him a coffee, and that's what won him over. :)
We are SO excited!!! It's quite something being a fiance to this guy! He's the greatest!
We are figuring out wedding dates now, and hopefully will know soon! Thank you for all of the love, excitement and care a lot of you have already shown us! We feel SO blessed and thankful!
I am going to be a MRS!!!! :) :)