Wednesday, September 15, 2010


What a great weekend! Andrew and I spent the weekend in Ames enjoying the football games, good food, and amazing friends. The best part: We got engaged!

I had an idea it was going to happen. He is awful at keeping secrets, and although he didn't tell me out right, I knew what was up.

On Saturday, we headed up to Ames to watch the game with friends. After strategically dropping Nick off at Alex's, Andrew wanted to take a stroll around campus. After doing a loop around central campus, Andrew and I stopped by the campanile. Unfortunately, there were people taking engagements pictures so we didn't spend much time in it, but as soon as we stepped out, he stopped me and told me he had a question to ask me.... That's when he pulled the ring out of his pocket, (I later asked him if he was worried that he might have a hole in his pocket. Don't worry... he checked it 5 times!) and asked me to marry him.

Of course, I said yes!

After it happened, it all felt so surreal! I kept looking at the ring and thinking, "Wow, this is forever!" How awesome! I'm so happy to spend the rest of my life with Andrew!

I was so thankful I could spend the day and evening celebrating with some of my closest friends. And boy, did we celebrate!

Ashley J., Nick, Emily, Me
 And now for the planning! This is what I love to do! I have been waiting so long for this time to come. I know there will be challenges, but with my family and friends, I know it will be great.

The first pic I have of us as an engaged couple. He hit is elbow!
That's better.


  1. whoo hoo! Soooo happy for you 2. :D

  2. Actually I think this pictures the first of you as an engaged couple, BAM:

  3. Okay I like totally teared up reading this--must be emotional right now :-) YAY! the ring is GORGEOUS. See you all sooooooon!

  4. P.S. sooo it just called me this is Amber.

  5. This is so cute! love the ring, and i love your hair! the color looks great on you!