Jan 7, 2012

He Asked...

(Rollover for the answer.)

John and I have been together almost 2 years and I can honestly say that every day with him has been full of love, laughter and silliness. I wasn't looking for love when I found him, but as corny as it may sound, I really feel that love found me.

I'd love to share with you the story of our engagement this week!

After a week of begging for a visit to the Idaho Botanical Gardens, on December 28th, we were finally able to find time to visit. Something seemed up when John offered to drive (he drives everyday for his job, so I'm often the driver) and a playlist of love songs flowed through the car speakers. Nevertheless, we had talked about waiting to get engaged for a few months, so I took the night as simply a romantic date.
The Botanical Gardens
We arrived at the Gardens, finding it covered in strands of thousands of colorful lights. The place was beautiful. Nearly every nook and cranny of the trees, bushes, and flowers were carefully wrapped in twinkling lights!
The Botanical Gardens
As we made our way up the hill, I had a blast playing with the manual features of my camera. With just a turn of the focus, the lights transformed into perfect circles.
The Botanical Gardens
At the very top of the Gardens, a lookout point awaited us. We could see the entire place and better yet, the whole city below us. The Botanical Gardens
Families and couples weaved in and out of the point and John suggested that we waited till they leave so we could kiss. It took some time for the crowds to fade and we were both quite chilly! Finally, we were alone. As John got down on one knee, I thought he was surely kidding! But as he opened the ring box, suddenly it kicked in that he was really proposing! And I said yes!
Here we are a few minutes after becoming engaged:
John and I at the Botanical Gardens

We couldn't be happier and I'm so excited to share the wedding planning experience with you!

Head over to my Flickr page for more pictures of the Idaho Botanical Gardens.


Forrest said...

Congrats to you both Amber! I'm super happy for you! Look at John all dressed up. That's a feat of greatness on its own! haha

Sara said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful proposal!

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