Friday, October 20, 2017

the day we got engaged + engagement photos

October 20th, 2012.

October 20th, 2012 will be a day I will never forget. It was the day my sweet, lovely husband proposed to me and initiated the start of our family.

I'll be honest, I had a feeling it was coming. 🙈 We had been talking about it in the months coming up to the day he proposed. The day it happened, Kyle had called me to say he was on his way to pick me up for a "special day" and I remembering smiling thinking, "This is it".

Kyle picked me up and drove me to a park that I loved. The leaves were just starting to change and we were the only ones in the park. We walked around and Kyle made random remarks more than once that entailed the words, "Once we're married..."

As it started to get darker outside, he drove me back to his parent's house, where he still lived at the time. (We were both in college and didn't live together prior to marriage.)

He told me we were going to carve pumpkins but that they had to be for each other as a surprise. I remember laughing at him (in a nice way, I promise) and said "okay".
I honestly don't remember what I carved mine into, I think it was a cat. I had my cat, Arlo, at the time and he was my first baby. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if that's what I chose to carve.

My pumpkin didn't really matter because Kyle carved this and totally beat anything I could have ever carved:

I'm being so serious when I say this: Despite my earlier confidence, I thought Kyle was joking at first. Haha! In my defense, Kyle had joked about it a number of times beforehand so I thought this might be one of those times. I sat there and said, "really?" like the true classy woman I am. It wasn't until Kyle pulled out the ring that I was like:


We got our engagement photos done the following spring in the same park that Kyle took me to the day he proposed. :)

Here's a look at some of my favorites:

Happy Engagement-versary, babe. It was the best question I've ever answered. ♡

1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet! I love how he proposed and I LOVED seeing all of those old pictures of you guys!