December 10, 2011. . . I said “Yes.”
Several people have asked for the engagement story, so here it is. . .
We had planned to go Christmas shopping on Saturday (Dec 10). We were just going to go to Murfreesboro and knock out all of our shopping together aside from what we were getting for each other. His parents had come over Saturday morning to visit and have lunch, so after they left, I went home to get ready and head back to Trey’s to depart for our Christmas shopping adventure. When we got in the truck, he said we needed to get his friends Rob and Brandy (Please forgive me if I have misspelled her name!) a bottle of wine from Arrington since they always get him some wine from a vineyard close to Cookeville. At this point I was just excited I would get to go to Arrington. I figured they would have Christmas decorations up and maybe I could get a glass of wine out of the trip too!
For those who don’t know, I love Arrington Vineyards. It is peaceful. It is beautiful. I am a fan of their wine too, but being there is more than just drinking glasses of wine and snacking on crackers. It is beautiful.. just beautiful. Trey and I went to Arrington a few months ago for one of our “month” anniversaries, and I had said then we would come back on our 1 year anniversary.
Back to the story…
As we were headed to Arrington, Trey and I discussed church and other life matters. It was an awesome shopping trip already and we hadn’t even bought anything yet. When we turned on Cox Rd. (about 10-12 min from Arrington) I said, “Well we could’ve ordered it online and had it shipped to them.” Trey agreed and said, “Yeah I didn’t think of that.” We kept on driving though. As we parked I commented, “Oh I bet this place is beautiful at night!” He agreed to that too, but I knew we had too much to do and couldn’t hang out at Arrington Vineyards all night so I didn’t say anything else about it. It was pretty packed due to the Wine Club, so we ended up going to the downstairs tasting room. We went in and picked up a couple bottles of wine for his friends. As we were standing in line to pay for the bottles, I saw a college friend of mine – Matt Fisher! I hadn’t seen Matt in quite a while, so I was rather excited to see that he was there. Matt and his wife are expecting their first child, so I was pretty excited when Matt told me to find him and his wife after we got out of line. We finally made it through the line! We walked out of the downstairs tasting room and walked back outside into the cold to the steps to the upstairs tasting room. As I reached down to unzip the “door” to go onto the deck of the upstairs tasting room, Trey said, “Hey.” So I turned around to him standing there with a the most beautiful ring and his tear filled eyes and him saying, “Will you marry me?” I don’t know if it was the shock or what, but I didn’t say “Yes” for at least 2 minutes. There was a lot of crying, hugging, and kissing and “Are you serious? Oh my God!” I think I even said “Gavin knew?” Obviously I eventually said, “Yes.”
The proposal was so sweet and so perfect; however, the fact he had asked Gavin 6 days before if he could marry me makes the proposal 10x more amazing. Gavin had worked so hard to keep a secret all week!
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is really happening!! Trey and I have talked and joked about how things will be when we get married, but now all of those thoughts are a reality. I finally experienced a REAL proposal. I get to marry my best friend and the most amazing man I’ve ever met in a few short months. To say I am blessed is an understatement. I am beyond blessed. I really, really am. It is such an awesome feeling to finally be at this point!
Now we plan our big day! 🙂