Monday, July 25, 2011

Evening stroll, and a big surprise!

So, I got home from work last Friday afternoon, soooo very glad it was the weekend. I relaxed for a few with LJ on the back lawn, enjoying the sunshine and a beer. It was such a lovely evening, LJ suggested we take Henry for a walk on one of the old logging roads. So we headed out, happy pup tugging us along.


We came around a corner, and LJ pointed up at one of the hills. Standing there, nearly invisible against the brush and grass, stood twin fawns. They watched us as we walked around the hill. Henry was oblivious, more interested in scenting the trail. Unfortunately, the deer were too far away to snap a pic. Very neat sight, though.

Such a pretty walk!


We continued into the hills, and I started to get a bit tired. Lots of uphill! LJ pushed me on, telling me that we only had a little farther to go to get to the top of the hill. Henry seemed to agree, and dragged us ever higher.


We finally reached the top and walked out on an old log landing to view the lovely sunset. I saw LJ reach into his pocket, and didn't think much of it, until he turned to me, told me how much he loved me, and got down on one knee...

5 years and nine months to the day from our first date, I got engaged to the best man ever! :)

Perfect man, perfect ring, perfect setting, perfect evening! Now, to plan the wedding... Woooooohooooo!

10 comments:

Paula said...

I was hoping I would get to hear how you got that lovely, awesome, vintage ring. It was even better than I'd imagined- much better than doing it in some restaurant or other such public place. The cool thing is to realize that he went looking for the right place to do it and found it. Like I said before, good job. I'm so glad for you guys!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! Marriage, to the right guy (which it sounds like you have) can be super awesome.
I've been with the same dude for 14 years, married after 5 years dating and we couldn't be happier.
Here's to many more walks, lot's more evenings on the lawn with your dude and beer, and tons of happiness!

LindaG said...

Very nice. Congratulations! :)

Alex said...

Hey hey! Best wishes to you and LJ!

Miriam said...

Congratulations from me, too! I hope the next 50 years together will be as happy for you as the first 5 years and 9 months. Isn't love grand?

kpannabecker said...

Nice surprise ending. I didn't see it coming. I love a happy ending. Congratulations. All the best to you both (Henry too).

Mrs.Rabe said...

Congratulations!

Deanna

Robin said...

CONGRATS!!! :) What a cute story. Have fun planning your wedding.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I didn't see that coming either. Congratulations....outdoor wedding I presume? B.

Rae said...

Thanks everyone for the congrats! We're planning an outdoor farm-type wedding next fall. I'm not looking forward to planning it by myself, but it's all for a VERY good cause, eh? :) Woohoo!