Sunday, August 17, 2008

And now, the moment, you've all been waiting for...

...drumroll please...

Ok, it's pretty much the moment I've been waiting for, but feel free to rejoice with me. Adam and I are engaged (*finally*)!!! I'm pretty jazzed about it but I think that's a given. Here's the scoop. Adam and I have been together for almost 4 years. To be honest, I've kind of been expecting this moment for a while, but it still came as quite a delightful surprise to me. Adam was to leave his house at 4am on the morning of August 9, 2008 for the airport. (He's been in Beijing) It was planned that Adam's mom, Taylor, and I would all accompany him on this trip to the airport. I sort of wanted to take him myself because I was so worried I'd cry upon his departure and really didn't want to be crying in front of Taylor and Mary Jo -- sorry, I can't escape my own lameness.

Anyway, since we were leaving so early in the morning, I just kinda chilled at Adam's house, not wanting to wake my family several times whilst going in and out all through the night. Around 3:40 am-ish, I was sitting on Adam's bed waiting for him (I assumed he was doing some last minute packing or using the bathroom). He came into his room and knelt on the ground, laid his head in my lap, and wrapped is arms around me. I felt bad that he was so tired but expected nothing. We told each other that we loved each other and would miss each other. Then he said, "I think we should get married." This wasn't new at all. We've both said it plenty of times. I said that I agreed. Then I lifted his head off my lap and a took a little, blue, velvet box out of his pocket. I immediately hugged him and started to cry. He pulled back a bit, asked me to marry him. I said yes. He put the ring on my finger. The hugging continued. I thought I ought to look at the ring at this point (since I honestly hadn't yet). I told him it was so pretty and he told me to take the ugly pink one off (if you'll remember back to that post). I did and hugged him some more...still crying. This is when I noticed his mom standing in his doorway just looking on. She apologized for ruining the moment (which she didn't...nothing could have) but continued standing there watching. It was perfect and sweet and lovely and I cried like a sap...(I stopped as soon as I noticed the audience though). It turns out he's had the ring for about two months and was waiting for the right moment...then he kind of ran out of time. He wanted to propose before h left. The story of course gets longer, of course, but that covers the basics I think. At 4 am-ish, we left for the airport and China's had my fiance (not sure I'm comfortable using that word!) ever since. But he comes home soon!!! Pictures to follow, he's had the camera after all.

Sorry for those who find the mushy things in life a bit repulsive, I reserve the right to enjoy our mushy engagement experience though!

Oh...and I waited a while to post this, hoping to wait for Adam to be home first (he hasn't really had the chance to even tell his family yet), but saw that the sis had already posted it (no big deal at all) so I thought I should keep up...the end!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Jen! I am so happy for you guys! That is SOOOO exciting!
Love Sam... Weiler

Aliese said...

I hope it wasn't a big deal, I was just so excited. Hence the reason I just added it to my last post rather than making one of its own. However, now that you've done it, this merits a link.

Jennifer said...

Not even a big deal...and definitely something to be excited about. It just increased the motivation to post it on ours is all. Thanks guys!

Kell said...

I'm excited. Randomly the other day I dscovered that, because all of a sudden I was like 'geeze I wish it was Jens wedding, like now...' Wierd right? I bet you didn't see that one coming. but I really actually am...

hairyshoefairy said...

Congrats!! That's so wonderful! I'm so happy with you. And just wait til you use the word "husband" if you think "finace" is weird. Occasionally I still get weirded out by it and it's been five and a half years. :) Squee! Have fun planning!

Bekah said...

YAY!!! I've very happy for you.

You are awesome!!

When are you getting married?

Luthi said...

Congrats Jen!!

Brennen & Ashlee said...

Congratulations JEN! (And Adam!) We've all been waiting for this, for a lONG time! Yeah! So when will the date be?

Tyler and Michelle Stocking said...

Good crap, I've missed a lot in the past week or soo. Holly has a baby, you get engaged. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!

Amy and Mike said...

Wow, that is awesome. Kind of a lame way to ask you after 4 years of being able to think of something good. But, that's good he asked you before he went to Beijing incase he gets kidnapped or something. We're both excited for you guys.

Amy and Mike said...

Congratulations!!!

I am so excited for you guys. It's about time right.:) I'm sure you'll be glad to have him home. I hope you post lots of Olympic pics.

Shelley said...

WOW! FINALLY! I just found your blog and I'm so happy for you guys... have you set a date?

andrea said...

That is so exciting Jenn! Congrats!