Friday, June 27, 2008

Soon to be the Anderson's





Yesterday I had just got done talking with my boss, who basically told me that I had gotten this job that I had interviewed for so I was really excited. Then around 9:45am, both my friends Shaunna and Amanda that I work with came over and told me to grab my stuff as if I was going to leave for the day - which was kind of weird, since it was only 9:45am. I'm thinking the whole time this is about the new "promotion" and we're going to lunch to celebrate - still thinking it's kind of weird that I'm grabbing all my stuff and they don't have any of theirs. So as we're walking downstairs I see Gregg's car and I was like "uh oh Gregg's here, something is up - MUST BE ABOUT THE PROMOTION".
So the girls gave me a hug goodbye and Gregg says "well i just wanted to have a "hang out" day with you we haven't gotten to see each other lately and I've been stressed with summer school and you've been stressed about your job - but now that you got the job, this is like a little celebration". So I'm thinking, FUN HANG OUT WITH GREGG AND NO WORK!! So I get in the car, there are red roses, and he says "we need to make a couple stops first".
While we're driving he keeps telling me, don't think anything crazy is happening we're just having a fun day. So even though I suspected, I think to myself, maybe we really are just hanging out. First stop, San Diego State University. He opens up this little book and says all of these wonderful and kind words about how we met, this is where we started, best four years of his life.....etc. Second stop, our 1st apartment together. He talks about how much we've grown as a couple, learning new things about each other, taking "us" to a new level. (By this time, I know something is TOTALLY UP!) Third stop, we go to his law school. He talks about how much this experience has tested our relationship, how I've been through him through the entire ordeal, supported him now and forever......
Then we drive to Sunset Cliff's in la jolla. A beautiful place where you can walk out on cliffs and see the entire ocean. We get there and I'm thinking, WTF this is NOT a relaxing day, this is like the most romantic day ever....is he going to do what I think he's going to do??We're in the car and we pull up and come to a stop. In the car, he hands me this beautifully wrapped box with a little bow and says "I've been holding on to this for a while and wanted to give it to you for a long time...."I open it up and it's a beautiful sparkly NECKLACE with a tiny diamond on it....so of course I'm excited and disappointed at the same time.....I have now confirmed in my head it IS NOT HAPPENING....so he says "let's just go look at the water and plan the rest of our day since we're here....
"So we get out, we're looking around and he says "you know i love you, you are my favorite thing in this world and there is one more thing I wanna ask you...."and that was it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crazy i know!!!!! ahhhhh!!!
Obviously I am totally shocked, I mean I thought this was happening a YEAR from now...NOT NOW!!!!! LOL. We are so excited and just on Cloud 9. The best part of the story (and he told me this while he was crying...) was that last week he told me he had a midterm on Thursday so on Wednesday he was going to be studying all night and preparing for it....His plan was to work all day go to his bball game and then go to the library the rest of the night to study. Turns out.....he FLEW UP to Sacramento, spent the day with my mom and brother and had dinner with my parents that night to talk about everything and ask for my hand in marriage. Then he FLEW BACK that night.....
Needless to say...it has been a whirlwind of a week. I couldn't be happier and we couldn't be more in love!!!

8 comments:

Michael and Megan said...

AH!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH!!! SO SO SO EXCITED!!!!

Nat's blog said...

when megan told me i had chills through the whole story. there is no couple more deserving than the two of you. I think so much of you both and am so excited for you.

Tim, Annie, Jack said...

Katie! That is so awesome, I think my favorite part is his secret trip to visit your family...that always get me when the Guy asks the family... 2nd fave part is he gave you that necklace!...that is a pretty good trick:). How many brides to be get two presents on their propoal night?!! Sounds like the PERFECT proposal...CONGRATULATIONS...I look foward to hearing all about the upcoming wedding details!

The Heaton's said...

yahoo! congratulations, what fun. your ring is absolutely beautiful! what a little trickster you have on your hands (sneaking home to ask dad, and the necklace!) i am super excited for you! you guys look so happy!

Lindsay Brummer said...

oh my gosh how cute!!!!!!! yay for you guys; and how awesome of him to do that with your family.

Ryan and Erica said...

OH MY GOSH Katie! Congrats! I am so excited for you! That is the cutest story! I love it...he did good. And your ring is gorgeous! and you look for happy! Love it!

Zo-Be Designs said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you Katie! Much happiness and love to you both

Deanna

Sandym said...

WAHOO!!!
Congratulations Kate!!
That's such a beauitful and special story!
God Bless you both on your new adventure!!

Sandy