Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We're Engaged - Part 1

The love of my life propsed to me on July 2, 2010 and I couldn't be any happier than I am right now! He is such an amazing person and friend and I can't wait to start our lives together.
Are yall ready for the story of how he popped the question? It's a good one so here we go...

We realized that the 4th of July weekend was literally one of the only weekends we didn't have a single thing planned until AFTER football season. So I told Ryan let's just hang out and be low key. He said that sounded good and then told me that he was going to make me dinner on Friday night.

I got home from work around 5:30 and he had the table set with candles and everything. He made homemade sushi! I love sushi and it turned out excellent. Little did I know this would be the first picture I took of our engagement night!

After sushi he asked me if I wanted to dance with him. I love dancing so I jumped at the chance. We danced in my living room to pandora at 6 in the evening....although it doesn't sound like it, it was very romantic. As fate would have it, his favorite "love song" came on while we were dancing and he asked if that could be the song we danced to for our first dance at our wedding. I said of course (even though at the time I was confused why he would say that - again little did I know).

After dancing we sat back down for dessert. He told me he had made 2 desserts because he couldn't decide which one to make. First was homemade creme brulee - my favorite! It was delicious. After I was done eating I told him I was going to go water my plants because I couldn't eat the second dessert right then. He told me no I had to have the dessert now. I reluctanlty said ok and he told me to close my eyes. I did so and he put a plate in front of me and this is what I saw

He was down on one knee beside me and asked: "Meredith Adams, will you marry me?" I was so excited I just started laughing and said YES!After he put the ring on my finger I told him I had to start calling people. He then said, no you need to go change clothes because we are going somewhere else now. So he picked out a dress for me to where and I touched up my makeup and we were gone. Had I known I was getting engaged that day I probably would have washed my hair.

On the way to our next destination I started calling my parents - infact I called each of them 3 times and they never answered my call! I was getting frustrated because I couldnt call anybody else until I told them.

We finally arrived at our destination and we walked into Brian's condo and I was shocked to see our my family, Ryan's family and some of our Fayetteville friends. Ryan had arranged for all of them to be there to help celebrate with us. It was so sweet!

After we all settled down and started celebrating I started calling all my friends and other family members. Again, my friends weren't answering their phones. I couldn't understand it! I finally got a hold of Collin and she said she was on her way back from Little Rock and she would come see me as soon as she got back. Stacia texted me and said she was on call at the hosptial and that she would have to call me later and Kelsey flat out hung up on me. I never did get a hold of the others and just gave up for the night.

It was about 10:30 and we were having a great time. All of a sudden the door opens and Collin comes in so I get excited but right after her came Stacia, Kelsey, Jeni and Kendall!!!!!!!!!! They all came to Fayetteville to celebrate with me! I coudn't have been more surprised. They traveled from Indiana, North Carolina, Memphis, Dallas and Little Rock. I couldn't have asked for better friends!

I can honestly say that was the best night of my life up to this point. I am so glad I got to spend it with my best friends and family. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow.


Kendall Jones said...

Whoooo Hooo!!! Love the blog post and the pics. So glad I was there for it!

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