Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Yep! On July 4th, the love of my life asked me to marry him... and I said YES! We are so happy! The details of how the Lord brought us together will definitely be posted later, but for now, here are a few pictures from the proposal! :)
My AMAZING, beautiful ring!
My family has a barn right outside of Seward. We were in Seward all day celebrating the 4th, and after the preformance of "Let Freedom Sing" that evening, Andrew said he wanted to take me out to the barn to shoot some fireworks. So naturally, I went along, and honestly didn't suspect a thing.

When we got there, Andrew asked me to go put the fireworks on the black shelf under the window while he got some punks from the car. Our conversation went a little like this."

Andrew: "Go put the fireworks on the black shelf under the window, I'm gonna grab some punks."
Me: "What window?"
Andrew: "The one with the black shelf"
Me: "What? I don't see any shelves under the windows."
Andrew: "....just go put them in the barn."
Me: "I'm going in the barn?!?!?!"
Well since I didn't know what was going on, I put the fireworks on the black shelf and walked right back out, ready to do some fireworks. I didn't see the little black book sitting on the shelf about 2 feet from where I had put the fireworks. Andrew walked back in and grabbed one firework, lit it off, then walked back in to the barn. I followed him, and then eventually saw the little book sitting there. We looked through it together. It was a scrapbook of us, from the time we first met to present day. It was so beautiful!
When I got to the end of the book, I looked at him, and he got down on one knee and opened a box with the most beautiful ring I have ever seen, and asked me to marry him! And I said YES! :)
Afterwards, we went back to my grandparents house where his family and my family were waiting.
We got lots of hugs!
And text messages
and phone calls!

It was so fun! And I am absoultely thrilled to be engaged to the man of my dreams! We appreciate your prayers as we enter this new exciting phase of life and begin to plan our wedding!

"You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with JOY
in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
Psalm 16:11