Since it’s that time of year, I wanted to share my story of when Wyatt asked me to marry him.
We had just celebrated our 6 year anniversary on October 9th. We were still doing the distance thing while we were both finishing school. He was going to graduate in December, me in May. It was the end of October, and time for carve our pumpkins.
(If you’ve been following along, you know how much we love to carve pumpkins. If not, you can catch up here.)
To give you a bit more background, here’s some of our carving masterpieces from the past 6 years.
And of course, as we got older, they got better.
Wyatt always likes to carve some sort of video game or cartoon thing. I started out much less creative…with a traditional face.
Bonus points if you guys know what his characters are or what they’re from…
I told you we were pretty creative.
And of course, that brings us to last year, October 29th, 2010.
I didn’t really notice he had anything up his sleeve, other than that he was a bit quiet, and that he was dressed nicer than I thought he should be for pumpkin carving. I just thought he was focused, and that he really like that shirt.
But, as we were admiring our pumpkins, the light in his went out. And Wyatt innocently asked me to go relight his. I was thinking to myself, “Why me?” But I happily went over anyway.
And inside, I found, not a candle, as I was expecting, but this:
And when I turned around to see what was going on, Wyatt was down on one knee, holding this.
I don’t remember a lot of what he said, something about waiting a long time and it finally being time, or something like that. I was too excited to really think that much about it. I was just trying to get myself to calm down and focus enough to say, “Yes! Of course I’ll marry you!”
And then of course, there was a great big hug and some kissing action. Actually, I remember practically pulling him up off his knee so I could kiss him.
After a while, Wyatt asked if I wanted to see the ring. I hadn’t even noticed it was too dark to see!
II have to admit that I’m not sure I was thinking all the way clearly, because after seeing it, I couldn’t believe it was really mine.
I think I said, “Do I get to keep this?”
And Wyatt laughed and said, “Yes, it’s yours.”
I know it isn’t what you’re supposed to say, but I couldn’t help thanking him, as silly as it seems. It’s just that it was the nicest gift anyone has ever given me. I felt I HAD to say thank you!
And then we headed inside to show my parents, who already knew because Wyatt had asked my dad for permission earlier that week.
Too bad I wasn’t dressed nicer. He had known we’d be taking pictures. I had just had my hair cut though, so it was all pretty.
And of course we had to start telling other people. His parents, my sister, planning who to tell first, and when, and how.
And of course, we needed a picture with our pumpkins!
And now we’re married. It’s hard to believe how fast time goes. It’s getting close to the holiday season. This will be our first Christmas together (well, not our first one together, but our first one being married, and living together).
What about you? What’s your favorite pumpkin carving memory? What about the story of how you got engaged? I’d love to hear it!