Wednesday, July 07, 2010

ENGAGED!

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

16 comments:

sister~to~seven said...

CONGRATULATIONS, KORI!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you both!!!!!! I was wondering when "this" was going to happen:)
Lots of smiling around there I am sure!
Prayers from Canada!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!!! So excited for you two! :D

Erin said...

So happy for both of you!! I love your ring :) Praying for you and your family as you plan your happy day.

Megan.Margaret said...

=D So excited for you and Andrew! During camp, Loren was talking about the absent Wissmanns. And when he talked about Andrew, he said, "...Well, Andrew. He just wants to be married." Lol! So I knew it was coming soon! ;) So happy for you!!

Sarah said...

Yaaaaay!!! :D :D :D So excited for you guys!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats, Kori!
Look at all of those shining, cheerful, delightful smilies. It is such a joy to see another example of the Lord bringing two to bring glory to Him!
Looking forward to more updates!

Joyfully in Jesus,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS, KORI & ANDREW! So exciting! May God richly bless you both!
Please keep us up to date on the wedding plans. Can't wait to hear more!
God Bless! And CONGRATS again!!!!

Sarah said...

AWWWW! You know we were just WAITING for this post, Kori! MANY happy congratulations to you BOTH!!
And i LOVE your ring!! It's exactly the kind I'd want one day.... :)

May you always seek God FIRST in all you do throughout your WHOLE life! DON'T forget that!!! :)

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you" - Mt. 6:33

Caroline said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you! These pictures tell the story well...y'all look so very happy. :)

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

I forgot to ask--when is the wedding going to take place? Blessings, Kori, as you begin this new season of life together!

Joyfully in Jesus,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Time for an update!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Yes, time for a update!!!! :) ♥

Anonymous said...

three cheers for a new post!!!

Erin said...

Looking forward to hearing your courtship story!!!? :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other 'anonymous' we need a new update with the wedding plans/date!!!!
PLEASE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

TIME FOR AN UPDATE....

Please update your blog...don't forget about your blog readers, they are supportive and are always curious about the happenings in your life with any new beginnings and adventures.