Wednesday, July 14, 2010

For Always

Something quite exciting happened to me this past weekend.

Let me tell you all story...

It was an average Friday night. Jake had planned a surprise dinner date for us.This was not at all out of the ordinary.

I got flowers...also not out of the ordinary.

We had an AMAZING dinner at Farmhuas in St. Louis. If you live here, go there. You will not regret it.

We had our favorite drinks at our favorite bar.

We were headed to our favorite wine bar when we made a wrong turn. Jake went to turn around and we ended up on a gravel road and before I knew it we were near a field, by a lake, under the stars... with a circle of candlelit mason jars waiting for us.

I was shocked.

My stomach dropped and my eyes filled with tears. Then in a moment of self-talk I thought, "Get yourself together Kara!"

I had been there before. The same exact thing happened on our second date.

We danced under the stars to a few very very very adorable songs. I was beside myself. He is absolutely wonderful. I love him so much. And,I'm pretty sure I told him that 18 million times while we were dancing.

Then, after the last song...

He told me how much he loved me...

and that he would love me for always...

Then he got down on one knee...

and asked me to marry him.

I was absolutely overwhelmed. In fact, I dropped straight to my knees too and told him over and over again, "I love you so much! I love you so much!" Then, I finally got around to saying YES!

So that's that.

I'm getting married.

I could not be more thrilled. God has blessed me with an amazing man who loves Jesus more than he loves me. I couldn't ask for anything more. I can't wait to be his wife and spend our life together serving the God who has blessed us far more than we have ever deserved.

Here are a few pictures Jordyn came and snapped right after it happened:










Warning- this blog is about to vomit all over the place with wedding inspiration and DIY projects.

My apologies in advance.

kara

22 comments:

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

congratulations!!! that's such a sweet proposal story! (and photo number 3? Awesome.)

Laurie! said...

awwwww congrats!!

duchess said...

Congratulations!! So sweet.

Lara said...

Goodness, Kara...the proposal story has me in tears. TEARS!!! I for one cannot WAIT to see your wedding ideas!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!
That was a wonderful story and I can't wait to catch up on all the "vomit" this lovely blog has to offer!!

Natalie said...

ahhhhhhhh congrats! I am SO excited for you!!!!! Can't wait to read all about your wedding plans on here :)

ps. i am DYING to go to farmhaus!

Little Miss Southern said...

Awwwwwww Congrats!! SO excited for you!!!!!!!!!

Nichole @ The Pumpkin Seed said...

Congratulations! What a great way to propose! Can't wait to start seeing your wedding ideas :o)

Stevie said...

LOVE this story. Love, love, love! I'm so happy for you, Kara!!! Congratulations!

Leah S. said...

So happy for you!! He is adorable! Cant wait to read about all the planning! I really am so happy for you...I'm glad to know that a whole lot of fun new love stuff has been going on in your life!

elventryst said...

Bring it, Kara!!! I can't wait "to be a part" of your wedding planning-- it'll be fun to follow along. The proposal story is sweet, and I'm so happy you two have been brought together. My favorite part? When you said he loves Jesus more than you! Kisses and hugs, elise

Queen Bee said...

That is awesome!! What a thoughtful proposal!!! My proposal was in Cinderella's castle at Disney World and I felt as if the whole world saw it!! I still loved it, but a nice quiet, romantic proposal is so very special. Congrats and I can't wait be inspired by wedding DIY!

Hillerie Camille said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! How wonderful. I found your blog shortly after I got engaged, and you had great ideas I used from the wedding you were planning for your friend. Please, please, please enjoy all the planning, and don't let yourself get stressed. God bless.

Sara said...

Congrats!!! Great story and pictures!

Abby♥ said...

OMIGOODNESS!! CONGRATULATIONS! thats a awesome story!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations - love the photos!

Blessings to you both,
Kathleen

elise said...

Congrats Kara!!!
i know how excited Jordyn is to have you for an official sister and those pictures are PRECIOUS!

~lady j said...

awww this post totally made me tear up!!! what a cool proposal! I'm so pumped for you guys, and will enthusiastically read your DIY wedding posts too. :) can't wait to see the ring!

Sherri said...

Your story brought tears to my eyes. I am so very happy for you.
from Laurie's MOM

angie128 said...

SHUT! UP!

How awesome is that!!

Congratulations!

Sara said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!! This is the sweetest blog post ever! I'm all teary and happy for you! I love wedding planning and all things wedding-related so bring it on sista!!

Amy said...

I will definitely be reading for the DIY wedding tips for my own wedding coming up as well!