I am so excited to finally be sharing Chris and I's engagement story! The last three weeks have been crazy with celebrating our engagement, finding a dress and venue, and so much more! I am excited to get back to some regular blogging again, and I wanted to start off by telling you about my exciting news!
On August 15, Chris proposed to me. We were heading to Fayetteville that day to go to a friend's wedding, and the night before, he insisted that we needed to leave early in the morning so that he could eat lunch at his favorite restaurant. So of course, we left early. As we were approaching Fayetteville, he informed me that we needed to go to campus and search for both his and his families' names on senior walk and get some pictures of them, so of course, we went to campus to do that. As we were walking up the walkway toward Old Main, I noticed that he was acting a little weird, but we just kept walking. Then he stopped me, and proposed in front of Old Main among the beautiful trees of the arboretum. The best part? He had one of our friends who is a photographer hiding and taking pictures for us, and I couldn't be more thankful to have the moment captured.
After that, we decided to go and eat lunch at the restaurant that we had our first date at. I called my mom on the way and she was also acting weird on the phone, but I wasn't sure what was up. When we got to the restaurant, Chris had surprised me by having all of his family and my family there along with several of our good friends. It was an incredible moment to get to celebrate with them, and I am so thankful to have a fiance that is so thoughtful and knew that I would want to celebrate with them.
For those that don't know why proposing on Old Main lawn is so significant, the campus holds so many memories for Chris and I. It is where we met nearly 5 years ago. I remember playing capture the flag against Chris on Old Main lawn, the first time he spoke to me because he accidentally nearly ran me over in an intramural soccer game (we're both very competitive), the first time we hung out alone all because I asked him if I could drive his jeep (a story for another time, haha). I couldn't have asked for a better proposal and better way to start this next chapter of life with Chris. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years and continues to support us each and everyday!