Sunday, October 9, 2016

the beginning of forever // an announcement


 Scott Weston and I are officially engaged to be married!

On September 16th, he put the most beautiful sparkly ring on my finger, and asked me to marry him, and I said yes, of course! :)

We have been engaged for 24 days, and I am still amazed every-time I glance down and see my ring and realize again that I get to marry the most wonderful man in the world and spend absolutely forever with him!

And to answer some questions we've been getting over and over:
How We Met
Scott and I met through a mutual friends 4th of July picnic in 2015, although he was too shy to introduce himself at the time. Instead, he and a friend found me online and he messaged me two days later. A week later, after praying about it, talking to my parents, checking on him with our friends, and thinking about it a lot, our families met for a picnic so that the two of us could officially meet. And that started a slow friendship that blossomed into love!

How long have you been together?
We began courting at the end of March. We realized that we were more than just friends at that point, and together with my parents decided to move forward with our relationship. 


When Is the Wedding?
We are planning our wedding for the third weekend of February. :) That's 131 days, and it feels like forever, but everyone says that it will go by so fast! :)

How did he propose?
Scott and I had planned a date night, and he told me he wanted to take me to dinner, and then to a beach down at the Columbia that we found last month and loved, to watch the sunset, and then to see a movie he was excited about. I was excited for a relaxed evening, just spending time together. He came up to my house to pick me up, and we ended up spending over an hour sitting in our backyard with my mom and siblings, just visiting and hanging out together. Then we left to go to dinner,  and on the way he started stressing a little bit that we were going to miss the sunset. So we decided to go to the river first, and we both took our shoes off and waded out into the water. He was acting a little bit nervous, and we just stood there and talked about nothing in particular. and then he started telling me how much he loved me and a lot of other things I honestly can't remember, and then he pulled the most beautiful ring out of his pocket and held it out to me and asked me to marry him! and I said " Of course!!" and he slipped it on my finger and we were officially engaged! We hugged and smiled like crazy and were both pretty excited. And then we hurried to dinner because we were both incredibly hungry! :)


Our engagement photos were taken by Emily Coder. She did a fabulous job and they turned out sooo cute!

We are in the middle of wedding planning, and all the details that entails, plus getting our little house ready. I'm so excited  and cannot wait to start our lives together! :)