I Said Yes!!

Here we go...the proposal! Jared and I started dating on September 22nd, and Jared proposed on February 14th, so 4 months and 23 days we had been together.
We had been talking about marriage a lot, and the possibilities we had. We started throwing around the idea of getting married in May, because we did not want to wait until the end of July to be together, but that would mess up proposal plans he already had, so it was kind of left up in the air.
Valentines day came around, and it crossed my mind that Jared could propose on that day, it would be very romantic, but I thought it'd be too short notice. On the other hand, however, Jared was acting funny the whole weekend.
In the morning, before church, Jared came over to see me, and he started dancing with me in the kitchen, singing some song with lyrics he was making up on the spot. It was very cute, but he was acting so strange. I knew he had something planned for me that night, but I didn't know exactly, so after church I came home and just waited for him to come and get me. He came around seven o'clock, and was just glowing. We walked back to his apartment, and he opened the door, and I just gasped. He has a beautiful table set, with nice dishes, and the plates covered. He had hung up nice blankets to block the kitchen and to make it look nicer. He had dimmed lighting, it was just gorgeous. We sat down and Jared unveiled the steak he had marinated and cooked, and the baked potatoes, and there was french bread, and applesauce, and bottled Jones Cream soda, which we both love. The dinner was delicious, and I was choking up just thinking about the work he put into this dinner, it was so sweet.After dinner, Jared pulled out chocolate covered strawberries which he had dipped himself. They were absolutely delicious. When we were doing eating those, Jared said we were going on a walk. It was pretty cold, but we were just so happy and smiley. We walked to Porter Park, where we had our first date. The park was completely empty except for us, and it was so pretty. Jared was talking to me about our relationship, and about how far we've come, he was being so sweet.
We turned the corner and started walking towards "our" bench. This was where we sat and talked, and Jared gave me our first kiss. As we get closer I see there is a gorgeous bouquet waiting on the bench. We get up to it and I pick it up and see that its a bouquet of white tulips, with two tiger lilies in the middle, and Jared says "Its like you baby, out of all the tulips you are my lily". We sat down and kept talking about us. Jared was talking about how much he loved me, and just being so nice, and I was just grinning, when out of nowhere he says "that's why I'm going to do this."As he gets on one knee, cars parked in the lot in front of us, which I previously hadn't noticed, all flipped on their brights, Jared said it was so I could feel like I was in heaven, and man I was. The second he got on that knee I totally lost it and started crying hysterically. He pulled out the box, and opened it for me to see the absolutely perfect ring, which he picked out himself, and he took my hand and said "I love you so much, I want you to be the mother of my children, I want to spend forever with you, and I know that you're the one for me. Shannon Bunch will you marry me?"
As he was asking people were taking pictures, and I was just crying, and it was perfect, and of course I said yes. He came to hug me and we both just cried for a second, then I grabbed the box, looked at the ring and said "Holy cow can you put it on me??"I took my glove off and he slipped the ring on and it fit perfectly. I just couldn't stop looking at it, it was so perfect. Jared then yelled "She said yes!!" and all the cars started honking. It was amazing. He had champagne glasses hidden in the snow and martinelis for us to drink to celebrate. I found out Shawn had been taping the whole thing, Blair also left his car for us to drive back in and to talk. It was so romantic, and beautiful, and just perfect, I wouldn't ask for anything else. I got my dream proposal, I get my dream wedding date, and we don't have to wait that long, and above all, I get to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams, who I love more than anything in the whole world.

1 comment :

  1. cute, cute! i need to add you on facebook again. :] miss ya shannon!