Thursday, July 26, 2012

5 Years Ago Today...

Garth proposed to me! I cannot believe it has been five years since that fateful night. Around eleven o' clock. We were camping. After a day spent at the lake we were finishing dinner and hanging out at the camp fire. We were talking about our relationship, our goals, our expectations. Then we were praying about our relationship and our future. And then before I knew it Garth was down on one knee proposing with a sparkly piece of jewelry.
I burst out in tears and then I said yes about a million times. We hugged, we kissed, and then we miraculously had service and I was calling family and friends. It was a magical night. Just between the two of us. Worshiping and praying to God first. I loved every moment of it. Unfortunately this is the only photo of the night that I have. This is right after he asked if I would be his wife.

Gosh, we look so young. And thin. The next day we went to Cheeseburger in Paradise to celebrate.

And shared a cocktail. Two straws? Ahhhhh young love!


We came home to very excited, supportive families. Garth's family had balloons and this precious cake to celebrate.


My parents had champagne and my dad did amazing lawn art!


It was such a special time. I loved our engagement and planning our wedding.

But it pales in comparison to the deeper love we have cultivated in our marriage. We have had so many good memories, incredible experiences, trials, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. They have made us stronger and closer. I love this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful, beautful life. (Name that song!) And I can't imagine taking it with anyone other than Garth. My soul mate. Saying "yes" was the best thing I ever did. 

11 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Look at those fresh faced kids! Love the lawn art!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is so sweeet. What a wonderful story.

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I love these kind of posts. So sweet!

A said...

Such sweet memories for you and a great engagement story. Love the lawn art picture!

Emily said...

Such sweet pictures and memories!

Linnea said...

Cute pics, and I love the lawn art!!

Shanny said...

Awww Happy Engagement Anniversary!!!

Café Moka said...

Ahhhh your engagement story is so sweet!!!!

Gwen said...

Awe! Happy Engagement Anniversary!!!

LWLH said...

Happy Engagement Anniversary!!

Katie & Ryan said...

Hope you had a great engagement-versary :0) July 26th is an awesome date (but I'm partial since it is our wedding anniversary :) )!