Monday, July 27, 2009

Yesterday.

July 26th.
3 years ago yesterday Garth asked me out on our first date. We went to Olive Garden and then Border's and read together. It was perfect.
2 years ago yesterday Garth asked me to be his wife. We were camping to celebrate one year of dating. We were roasting marshmellows on the camp fire and remincising on our fave moments of being together. Garth started telling me how much he loved me and then asked me to grab the latern, I turned to get it and when I turned back to face him, he was down on one knee. It was perfect.
Right after he proposed (How young do we look?!):
We went to Cheesburger in Paradise to celebrate:
And then came home to super supportive and excited family. Garth's mom had shirts and a cake made and my dad made us lawn art:
I can't believe we have been a couple for only 3 years. I feel like we have been together our whole lives. I just don't remember my life without him.



64 comments:

Mrs. Realife said...

AMAZING!!! I love it so much, Lindsey!! What a beautiful love story you have... I've so enjoyed journeying with you a bit along the way --

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Awe! So sweet!

Love the pictures!!!

Jon and Steph said...

Soooo sweet! Happy 3 years of dating. I just love that your family made lawn art with your initials! That's so precious. I love reading your blog and all of the sweet stories you have to tell.

Lil' Woman said...

You two are soo cute! :)
Me and Big Man will be together 3 years in Nov. and mama aint got no bling..lol : )

Melissa said...

I love the pictures!! Sweet!!

Kelly said...

Love the story. It is hard to image your life without once you have found that person. :)

mrsbenedict said...

the lawn art is so cute!

Aartee said...

awww congratulations!! Love that lawn art :)

Taryn said...

So cute! You guys do look super young - wow.

Lauren said...

Awww...so sweet!

Meg said...

=) So sweet. Ya'll are so adorable together. I love it! :)

Sunshinemeg said...

Congratulations! What a great story. You two look so happy. Best wishes for another 3 years and then some!

Sara said...

I love this post. Maybe because I can relate. You are so cute together and always look so happy!
I think the proposal changers your life almost as much as the wedding. Almost!

tootie said...

Congrats! And I love the lawn art. What a cute and creative idea!

mrs.leah.maria said...

So sweet! I feel the same way about Tony! Time just flies and drags, never truly matching up with how we feel! :)

Gwen said...

How sweet!!! I love the lawn art!!! So fun. :) XOXO

the future mrs Hinz said...

oh what a super sweet post! i LOVE to her proposal stories. they are all so unique and fit each couple so perfectly! the yard art cracks me up!

Shannon said...

How adorable is that, that your parents did all those fun things!!! Happy 3 years!

Ashley said...

oooomgosh! i wish i had family that made me yard art LOL.

sarah said...

That's too sweet! Happy 3 years!

Lucy Marie said...

How beautiful! I know what you mean about not remembering life without him. That's very sweet. Congrats!

Lacey said...

So sweet! And how adorable is the lawn?! I love it!

Jessica said...

Aww, I love how he proposed! That's so sweet :-)

Snow White said...

agreed! I find it hard to remember life without my hubby!

what lovely and happy pictures of the two of you -- your love just radiates. and, how special is the 26th! very cool.

oh - and i love the lawn :)

Miss HoneyDew said...

How sweet of your dad!!!! Love the lawn art!

AmyT said...

you guys are so sweet...congrats!!!!!!!

Tara Gibson said...

look at that lawn art! how cute is that!

Emily Jean said...

Precious memories to cherish!

C said...

The lawn art is amazing!!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Aw! What fun memories!

Lauren Kelly said...

Awwwww, how stinkin sweet!!!!! And how precious us that lawn art??? haha!!! :) LOVE IT!

Angie said...

OMG they did LAWN art??? That is so cool! And tshirts too? And I thought my inlaws were cool!
I've been with my hubs for almost 7 years now, and I don't know where the time has gone either!

Holly said...

Congratulations! Y'all are so cute!

Mrs. S. said...

Aw, that is so sweet! I love that your family made lawn art! Haha! Very sweet!

C said...

I love this!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How sweet!! It's crazy how fast time flies! We are about to celebrate our 9 yr anniversary in September - whoo! And our first date was almost Olive Garden too but the wait was about 2 hours so we went for Mexican food instead,ha!

Love the pics and the lawn thing is awesome! Props to your dad :)

Justine said...

:) You guys are so stinkin' cute!! :)

PS I think I say that in like every comment I leave you, but it's the truth! :)

Kassie said...

congrats!! what a sweet first date. :) and that lawn art is just too much!!

La Nouvelle Femme said...

Aw, what a sweet story.

a H.I.T. said...

Aw, you two are just too cute. I love the lawn art!

Kim said...

I'm just dying over the lawn art. That is so cool!

Congrats on 3 years!

Brittany Ann said...

I love that lawn art! How cute!

Annie said...

i love it!!
love all the pictures too.
shirts and law art, how cute!

lola said...

The line about "i don't remember life without him" rings sooo true. Congrats on a fantastic and wonderful 3 years together!

morewineplease said...

you have the sweetest family ever!
Way to go Garth on that proposal~!

Tasha said...

You two are so sweet! That heart that your dad made is adorable!

bekah said...

So cute! Matt and I went to Borders on our first date as well!! Well...I wasnt sure if it was a date or not, but at this point Im confident in saying it was.

Meagan said...

OMG your parents are so freakin cute! I want lawn art!!!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Haha. I love the lawn art. That's too cute.

Melissa said...

Seriously too cute! Love your proposal story!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

so sweet!

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats!!!! :)

KC said...

Awwwww.....

That is SO CUTE!!! Congratulations on 3 years!

Surrounded By Boys said...

That lawn art is GREAT!!!! Congrats on 3 years together!

Jules said...

That is such a lovely story and the lawn art is too cute! You are the most adorable couple :)

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Happy anniversary! Glad to know you had a wonderful one.

Tammy said...

Love your blog and especially love the lawn art!

My name is Megan... said...

SOOOO SWEET!! That lawn is adorable! HOW thoughtful! you guys are too cute!

Laura said...

Aww, how sweet. I dig the lawn decor! Hehe.

Happiness Is... said...

That is so sweet! I LOVE the yard art! :)

The Pink Chick said...

This is so sweet! I love the pictures and the lawn art! So sweet! Happy Dating and Engagement Anniversary!

Lucky in Love said...

That's when you know it's right...when your life starts with them :)

Love the lawn art! Happy Anniversary!

Whitney said...

So sweet.

Katie said...

Adorable. I love how your dad made you lawn art. So cute!