Sunday, August 8, 2010

So I Have Some Important News...

I'm engaged!! Gabe proposed yesterday morning on my birthday! He woke me up really early that morning and had made me my favorite breakfast. (chocolate chip pancakes and mimosas!) Then he told me to get dressed for being outdoors and off we went! I had no clue where we were driving and it was making me crazy. He took a different way to Heber (his hometown) to throw me off. When we got there he told me he was taking me to some of his favorite trails. It was hot and the trail was kind of overgrown so I was actually complaining quite a bit.

Me on the way up! I had no clue what was coming!


At one point he told me to go ahead of him...
We got to the top and I was taking pictures of the view from the overlook. He came up behind me and put his arms around me and told me how much he loved me. I laughed and told him I loved him too. Then I looked down and in his hand was the ring box! I start crying and he starts saying all of this sweet stuff. He turns me around and gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. I said yes of course!!

After I said yes!


Showing off my ring!




We stayed up there talking for about 15 minutes. We were lucky when some other hikers got up there and were able to take a picture of us.

We kept hiking for about an hour to have some alone time before the chaos of calling and telling everybody began...


I am so excited!!! That night, we had dinner with my dad, step-mom, memo, aunt, and uncle. We had a little more than my birthday to celebrate and they were all very excited for us. We had an amazing dinner and a few bottles of champagne. My dad toasted Gabe and me and I seriously almost lost it!

Showing off the ring some more!

my Memo, me, my step-mom, and aunt Leslie

For some reason we couldn't get a normal picture of the family that night.
Me, Gabe, my brother, step-mom, and dad
Today we went to my mom's house in Searcy for lunch and to tell them all about it. I'm exhausted now! We're home finally getting some peace and quiet and it's all starting to sink in now. I'm so happy!!! There just aren't words to describe it.
Anyway I hope everyone else had a fabulous weekend!!

10 comments:

Scientific Housewife said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous ring :)

Polish and Pearls said...

That ring is beautiful!!! Congratulations to you both!

Andrea said...

Congrats!!! What a beautiful ring!! Have a great time planning your wedding, it's such a fun time! ~Andrea
http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

carrie1 said...

Congrats! What a gorgeous ring. =)

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

YAY KALEY!!!! So excited for you, girl! You couldn't be marrying into a nicer family!

Cannot wait to see all of your wedding planning posts!!

Allison said...

How exciting! Your ring is beautiful!!!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Awww that's great!! Congrats!!!!! Your ring is absolutely beautiful! :)

Jules said...

Congratulations! I loved reading your engagement story!

Amber said...

Happy late birthday and congratulations! You look so happy in all your pics and your ring is gorgeous! :)

Marian said...

Congrats!! Your ring is gorgeous!!! Such an exciting time