For those of you who are new here, Jacop and I have been dating since Halloween last year. We had met six months earlier and were just not ready to date yet.
Since Halloween, he has become my best friend. He is the person I want to run to when something happens, the one I call every day to talk about nothing with, my venting release. He makes me laugh and makes me smile more than anyone I have ever met.
Yes, we do have our problems. I'm not going to pretend and say we are perfect. We've had to work hard and we plan to keep working on us.
Okay, I promise this isn't a babbling gushing post about how fantastic my relationship is. This is a post to share some news!
On July 27, 2013, Jacop asked me to marry him.
I said yes.
Now, I have some pictures to illustrate how he pulled it off:
First of all, he knew it meant the world to me that he ask my dad and stepdad for permission, so the guy spent SIX HOURS at my dad's house the night before. He told me he was "fixing my dad's computer." Needless to say my dad is still having computer problems.....
So, a few days beforehand, Jacop suggested we go to visit my mom for a bit in between a bachelorette party and a bridal shower (for those of you who don't know, I attended 7 out of 8 weddings I was invited to this summer).
My mom has a homemade Scrabble board in her backyard, complete with large hand painted wood tiles. When we got to her house, she immediately whisked me off to get some stuff at the store, giving Jacop time to talk to my stepdad without me knowing. While we were out and about, she told me that my parents were playing Scrabble and since they play it so often, they decided to add their own rule that it was romantic words only. She told me my stepdad was taking way too long, so she wanted to Jacop and I to take over and play for awhile. My stepdad was going to take pictures of the flowers in the yard for my mom to hang up.
So here is how the board was set up from Jacop's point of view:
My mom had it all set up so he could play the word "Marry" off of "love" to make "Marry Me".
Now this is where I explain how much of a dork I am. Jacop played, and all I thought was "nice! 14 points!" and proceeded to try to make my next romantic word. Everyone was staring at me, and my stepdad was a little exasperated with me. "Uh, aren't you going to answer him??" "I'm trying to find my word, but Mom left me a terrible hand!"
To be fair, all I got were vowels and one 's'.
Then, Jacop played it pretty smooth and waved off my ridiculous attempts by stating he had another move. Then, this happened:
So after I nodded my head yes (words just weren't coming out!) my mom and stepdad decided to take us to a little covered bridge in a park by their house and do a mini photo shoot: