S: The Perfect Proposal
BC: The End
FC: The Perfect Proposal! | The Beginning of Becoming One
1: About five minutes before this time, Kendra came and knocked on my door and interrupted me from getting ready for church and handed me 4 envelopes.
2: These were the four letters :D. He had specific times that I was supposed to open them up at, but they were altered throughout the day to be earlier :D. This is what the first letter said.. and I followed his instructions to a T :D
5: <- *This was the verse he had me read. That was the longest half hour ever. He told me I could open the next letter at 11:30. *So I went to target and bought three shirts and then to Charlotte Roose and got two shirts there and then headed back to crown to open my third letter :D *This boy knows me way too well. I love naps and I take a nap everyday. I didn't really think I would take a nap, but after reading a chapter in my book and sitting on my bed all dolled up and no where to go, I decided that I was a little tired and slept until he texted me at 4:30 asking if I was ready yet. | He then called me like ten minutes later telling me I could open the final letter. The final letter told me this...I didn't know if it would be him or someone to give me another clue, but it ended up being him :D. He took off driving to the mysterious dinner he had planned. But then he couldn't remember the way and I asked if it was going to be like when I had to give him directions to the cheesecake factory the night he asked me out. He was quiet and then said yes, because that is where we are going.
6: At the Cheese Cake Factory. We were waiting for our table. It was fun because this is where he took me a year before and asked me out, except a year ago it was freezing out!
8: When we finally were seated we ended up with this huge booth! It was so much fun and so perfect. This booth could have fit like 10 people in it, but it was just us :D. After we got done eating (we had orange chicken and a siesta salad) we headed to Eden Prairie to go see a movie. At the theater. This was cool because this is the theater that we went to on our first date. On our first date i finally gave in to go out with him after he tried super hard to get me to go out with him for like two weeks. We went to Champs that night and then on a spare of the moment decision We went to this theater! We watched Nights in Rodanthe this night.
10: after the movie we headed back to crown. we took the long way back to crown and just stayed on 5. we stopped in victoria at our special little place. There are these wooden riser things off of a trail behind the school of the wise coffee house that he took me to on our second date, | where he played his guitar for me and then we watched That 70's Show on my laptop. So we went there again and just talked and looked at the stars. i thought he was gonna ask me here, but nope.. he said he was tired and wanted to go to bed.. i was starting to get mad at this point. haha *so we came back to crown and i thought he would take me some where else and pop the question, but no. he just took me to weldin and tried to drop me off.
11: but i was very mad. this was not the way i wanted the night to end. so i finally got out of his car and gave him the evil glare and then shut the door and went inside, not looking back. i vented to my roommates and then went and vented to Kendra because she told me i had to come update her on the night. after about ten minutes of that i was gonna leave to go put on sweats and go to bed, when kendra pulled these out of her jacket. i almost started to cry cuz i was so mad, and then all these emotions got all mixed up. | i was having a hard time opening the letter, and then i finally just ripped it open and the letter said, "hey babe, im just not quiet ready to say goodnight, wait ten minutes and then meet me in the chapel." So by then it had been ten minutes and i went up to my room, all smiles, and put my shoes on and grabbed my coat and headed over to the chapel.
12: when i got over to the chapel, i tried to go in the middle doors, but they were duck taped shut so no one else could come in but me. I found the one door that was not duck taped and went in and the first thing i saw was Jon sitting on the stage strumming his guitar, with candle's next to him and the lights all dimmed. I thought there were rose petals down the aisle to lead me to him and then i kicked one accidentally and it went skidding and scared me, and then i looked down and it wasn't rose petals, but sea shells since i love the beach! The first thing he said to me was that this was a closed room and that only someone really special could be in there.. i just smiled.
13: he thought it would be funny to tell me to collect all the shells, even though he really didn't want me to, but i did anyways, just to make this moment last longer :D
14: At this time, he told me to sit there and then went on and said that from the time he had learned how to play the guitar he always told himself that he would never write a song for a girl unless he knew that he was going to marry her. And so, he then said that this was my song from him :D
15: it was so cute. i was way to excited by this point so i didn't cry, but when i hear it again i probably will :)
16: So after he was done playing me my song, he set his guitar down and came and sat next to me for a second. He reached underneath the pew, right underneath where i was sitting and grabbed a ring box and knelt down in front of me :D!!!! he then proceeded to ask me to marry him by saying, "Lacey Dawn Hodges, will you be my wife?" and of course i said YES!! :D in this picture i was helping him remember what hand he was supposed to put it on lol.
17: And he then continued to put it on the correct finger, except he was a little shaky and didn't think it would fit so i had to help push it on :D
18: And I said YES!!
19: So Excited!!
20: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.