BC: Ever after
FC: OUR ENGAGEMENT | April 15, 2012
1: The Beginning | When she sent me a message, I thought it was a little weird. But I was intrigued to get to know her. I wanted to get to know her more, so I decided to give her a call. I was extremely nervous because I remembered how much I had liked her that summer. I still wanted to get to know her more, so the next night, and for months after, we talked on Skype. | Laura: | We had talked one summer in high school. A lot. And I liked him. A lot. So I wrote in my journal. A lot. When I found that journal years later, I had to find out how he was...so I sent him a message on Facebook. | Joe: | Laura: | I knew he wanted to date me when I said my favorite movie was Newsies. | I knew I wanted to date her when she said her favorite move was Newsies. | Joe:
2: 1 year, 1 month, 8 days of dating...
4: The Engagement | Laura: It was my favorite day of the week--Sunday--and we were spending the evening hiking at one of my favorite places: Flat Rock. I had no clue what was coming: there wasn't anything particularly special about that day, and Jenna was with us.
6: Laura: Yeah, I thought it was pretty weird that he was pushing to stay in the lead. I kept telling Jenna that he wasn't like that last time we were at Flat Rock! I thought he was just doing it because of Jenna! | Joe: I had decided to propose to her that morning when I was dropping Jenna off at her grandparents'. I told Jenna to keep it a secret because I was going to get the ring right then. I was nervous after that. All the way to Flat Rock. When we were hiking, I was carrying the ring in my pocket and tried to keep ahead of her the whole time so she wouldn't see it.
7: Joe: When we got to the top, my knees started shaking a lot more because I knew that in a couple of seconds, I would be down on my knee proposing to the love of my life. | Laura: I was just happy to be at the top! And Jenna started snapping pictures, so I just sat down to enjoy it!
8: Laura: Joe told me to stand up and I thought we were just posing for pictures. | Joe: I pulled her to her feet and as my heart started to race, I got down on one knee and proposed.
9: Laura: I thought he was joking! Then I saw him pull out the ring and when I finally found the words to say, I said...
18: Joe: I was the happiest man on that mountain when she said yes.
19: Laura: I was so happy! The ring was so beautiful and the setting was so beautiful and Joe was perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything else.