Some of you who follow me on instagram (misshannahrenee), may already know my news, but for the rest of you here is the story:
On a warm summer afternoon in August I was busy setting up the backyard for a little family party. We were going to simply celebrate the little things, school was out, Emily (my oldest brothers girlfriend) got a new hairdo, Sydnee (second to oldest brothers girlfriend) came home from vacation, and Jarrett (my boyfriend) received his Associate Degree. So while Jarrett was getting out of work, I was preparing to surprise him. We said hello before he went inside to change into more relaxed clothing. When he came back outside he was dressed in a full black suit, which, being me, raised the question in my head "why are you wearing that", but I didn't have time to process. He walked straight over to me and started with the words "I can't wait any longer"... As he got down on one knee, tears of joy started rolling down my face. I felt so overwhelmed and excited and surprised. It felt so unreal, like a movie or a dream. He told me he loved me and wanted to be with only me. I tried to take in the moment, hearing every word he spoke as he asked me to marry him. Of course, I said "yes!" as my hands were shaking and my heart was beating fast.
So this was it. The beginning of the journey to marriage! We are Engaged!!!!
It has been about 10 weeks already! I know, I've been stuck in a whirl-wind. We have chosen a date to say "I do"... Drum roll please!
February 24th, 2013.
About 4 months away! Planning started right away. I found a venue, a dress, colors, photographers, florist, and the list continues. There is so much to do, plus I am also in school part-time, and I have started a part-time nannying job. I am a busy girl, but I had to share this exciting news with all of you!
Here are the photos my brother took of our proposal.