Monday, July 23, 2012

Our Engagement Story!

This might be my favorite post I have ever written! I still can't believe this is all real. Even though I knew we would be getting engaged this summer I didn't know when/how/where/etc. I didn't even have a CLUE what my ring looked like..Adam did it all on his own {with a little help from my Mama}! 

On Wednesday Adam texted me asking if I wanted to go to dinner downtown on Friday. I kind of starting thinking maybe this was the day he was going to propose but I definitely didn't want to get my hopes up {side note: I have thought at least 5 serious times that we were getting engaged so I definitely didn't want to be disappointed again} I kind of just shrugged it off. It kept popping into my mind the rest of the week that this could be it so I made a nail appointment {like I've done every other Friday the entire summer haha} & made sure I had a cute new outfit. The day seriously could not have gone any slower. I was SO nervous just thinking about the thought of it happening. Adam was at work and hanging with friends all day but finally around 4:00 I went to his house. We hung out there for a little while and I could definitely tell he was nervous. We headed downtown around 6:00 and had dinner at Amici. After dinner Adam asked if I wanted to take a walk. Immediately I knew what was coming. It was really happening. We started walking through downtown and I knew exactly where we were heading... 

We crossed over the street and started walking on North Campus. We started getting closer to the UGA Chapel when Adam had us take a turn. We went back behind the Chapel where the bell is located. He told me he had never rang the bell and really wanted to {YEAH RIGHT!!} 

As we got closer to the bell I saw his roommate Thomas and his girlfriend in the bushes with a huge camera {they weren't hiding very well!} As soon as I saw them I immediately started crying. And I didn't stop crying for probably 30 minutes. Honestly I don't remember much of what Adam said because we were both SO nervous. All I do remember is that he got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I still don't even know if I said anything. I was in complete shock. 













And then I saw the ring! This is what I had been anticipating the most. Knowing that I had absolutely 0% input on what my ring looked like left me feeling very anxious {in a good way!} Adam has great taste and I had 100% trust in the fact that he would get me something perfect. I don't know how he knew exactly what I wanted but it seriously is the perfect ring for me.






After he proposed we went to my parent's house where our parent's and my grandparents were there waiting to celebrate! We had so much fun and it was absolutely PERFECT.

Adam and I are not over the top people. We are super simple and like things very low key. This engagement was so perfect and SO "us" I love that we got engaged on a campus that has meant SO much to us, not just during our relationship, but throughout our whole lives. I can remember going to the Chapel Bell every year with my Daddy after Georgia football games, and playing on North Campus as a kid with my brother when we would come to town. And now Adam and I are going to have new memories of our own on campus and at the bell. 

I have known for a long time that I wanted to marry Adam and the fact that my dream is finally coming true is so amazing to me. I cannot wait to start our life together : )

xO

15 comments:

  1. So happy for you! I know you have been waiting for this! (And now you have your "sparkling surprise" from Jesus Calling!!)

    xoxo

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  2. Perfect!!!!! I can't imagine it happening anywhere besides UGA. precious! I'm so so happy for you friend!!! I know you've waited for this for a long time. It's finally our time, sweet girl!!! Can't wait to celebrate with you and Adam in the months to come! I love both of you!!! Tell Adam he did a great job. :)

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  3. Congratulations! Your ring is gorgeous! :)

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  4. Love it!! How perfect. And your ring is beautiful.. He did a great job!!

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  5. Congrats sweet girl. What a sweet story. So happy for you!!

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  6. What a sweet story! I love how he had friends hide in the bushes to get pictures. Gorgeous ring! :)

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  7. Congratulations! What a sweet story and great way to propose! I've been waiting for this too, can't wait to watch you plan that wedding!!

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  8. Congratulations! That is such a sweet engagement story :)!!

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  9. yayyy!!! how precious!! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see all the wedding planning going on in this blog of yours! :)

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  10. congrats congrats congrats! he did a great job on that ring!! :)

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  11. Congratulations! The ring is absolutely gorgeous! He did a great job :) So neat to do it right on campus...I knew I recognized the bell. So, so sweet!

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  12. SO sweet! Love the pictures and your ring :)

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  13. Love this! That ring is absolutely stunning. Congrats, you two!

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  14. What a sweet engagement! I am so glad that it was so special for the both of you!

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