I’m sure that if you’re here, you already know that I GOT ENGAGED THIS MONTH! It’s been a whirlwind of a month between this surprise engagement trip to Texas, Christmas and New Years I’m just now finally catching up from all of it. I wanted to document this, in its entirety, for my own future reference and to help my readers feel like they know me a little better! After all, if you’re here, I consider us friends! That’s one of my biggest reasons for blogging – I love making connections with readers/viewers alike! But enough about that, let’s get into the juicy stuff – how we met and how he asked. Did I mention it was a SURPRISE trip to Texas?! (heart explodes)
how we met
We met on the first day of my sophomore year at Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne in one of my first ever graphic design classes. I remember scanning the room to find someone to sit next to but I didn’t know anyone because I had just switched my degree. I listened to him talk with someone he knew in the class and I thought he was funny, had a great personality and he was cute. We caught eyes a couple times, and by the end of class I had decided that I was going to sit next to him for the semester (Obviously, I was very determined to meet him and be a significant person in his life.)
The next day we had class and he arrived before me so I sat down in the seat next to him, I remember my heart beating quickly and thinking “Oh! Perfect!”. We made small talk and joked the entire time and by the end of the semester we were best friends, had multiple classes together and drove our professors mad because we were always flirting and goofing around. My favorite memories were when he used to write me these sweet little notes and let them under my windshield wipers after class – he was a charmer, always has been.
how he asked
I thought we were going to spend a chilly weekend in Chicago exploring the town and seeing all the lights, he had another idea.
He woke me up early, drove us up to Chicago and I slept the entire way. When I woke up I asked him if he was stopping because he needed a nap – we were at the parking lot for the shuttle. In my dazed sleepiness, I got on the shuttle without question and was excited to begin our Christmas Day in Chicago. I heard the shuttle driver ask Jeremiah what airline we were flying today and my heart dropped into my stomach with even more excitement (and a little confusion). He turned around from the front seat and winked at me. We arrived at the airport and sat at the terminal where Jeremiah convinced me that this “one-day” trip was my Christmas present.
I cried on the flight and watched a movie – thinking about how sweet of a man I have that he would treat me to my favorite place on earth for a Christmas Present!
We arrived in Dallas where it was 30º – even colder than it was expected to be in Chicago! We grabbed some In-n-Out and drove quickly to Magnolia Market in Waco. He told me he was going to wait in the line at the bakery and I could go into the market to shop for a bit. As I was shopping I heard someone call my name over the loudspeaker and ask me to come out to the lawn.
I walked outside and turned the corner and there was Jeremiah standing with a huge smile on his face. I was so nervous and excited that I walked up and grabbed his hands with my hand to steady myself as he got down on one knee.
I was shaking my head yes before he even had the chance to ask.
We spent the rest of the night at Christmas at the Silos – which had holiday-themed festivities and evening Christmas movie on the grounds. We bundled up on the lawn and watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” on the big projector in front of the silos and ate our treats from the Silo Bakery. Click on the photos below to see a closer look at how GORGEOUS Magnolia Market is at this time of year!
He did SUCH a good job!
See the video he made to announce our engagement via social media to all those who live too far away to share the news in person:
Our story was featured at How They Asked.com here and if that wasn’t enough to make my heart explode – Just yesterday, Magnolia posted my engagement ring photo on their Instagram feed! And yes, I absolutely am “fangirling” here..but check it out here!