Going to the chapel and we're going to get married...

Friday, November 28, 2008

I can not even explain the amount of excitement I have been feeling the past few days!! Wednesday, the Love of My Life asked me to be his wife!!! I pretty sure my face is permanently stuck in a huge smile!!! Here is what happened:

We both had to work Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. We were heading that evening to Greenville to spend time with Chris' family for Thanksgiving before we headed to Rocky Mount on Thursday to spend time with my family. Chris had told me if I was able to get off work early to do it. So, when the opportunity arrived for me to get off work at 1:00, I took it. I then spent the next few hours, WAITING for Christopher to get off work! ;) When Chris got off work, I was all ready to leave, but Christopher kept dragging his feet. I was so confused, but I tried to wait patiently. We finally left Raleigh, and headed our way to Greenville. We were finally almost to Chris' house, when Chris said he was going to stop by his church to use the restroom before we got home. Now, mind you, Chris' church is less than two minutes from his house. I started thinking, something must be up. When we got in the church, Chris starting walking past the bathroom, and said he wanted to check out the sanctuary because his mom said they re-did it. By now, I had a very strong suspicion that my life was about to change!! :) :) :) We walked into the Sanctuary, and there sitting on the alter was a dozen red roses!! Before I knew it, Christopher was getting on one knee asking me to be his wife! :) :) :) Of course, as we are hugging and celebrating, Christopher's contact fell out of his eye! haha He claims I knocked it out, but just between me and you, I didn't! ;)

Now, let me just tell you about the ring, it is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Here is a picture of it!!

My surprises were not over for the evening. After it was official, we left the church, and Chris told me not to call anyone yet! We headed over to his grandmother's house. We walked into the house, and all of the sudden I see the bright flash, it was my mom's camera! Chris had surprised me and invited my parents over, so we all could celebrate together.

It was so special to be able to celebrate with both of our families together! We had a blast, laughing and eating, and celebrating the soon joining of our families. After we ate, we headed back over to the church to try to get some re-enactment photos. We were all so giddy, we couldn't get any serious shots! But we sure had fun trying!

After that, my parents left, and Angela, Chris, and I went out to celebrate at Ham's with some of Chris' high school friends! We had a blast hanging out with everyone and enjoying the night with them!

To say the least, the day was more than i could ever ask for!!! I am so very blessed to be marrying Christopher! We both definitely had a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season!!

The wedding planning is already in full gear!! We already have the date set out, June 27, 2009. So, everyone needs to mark their calender and have that day open. Here are a few pictures of the beginning process!


Us said...

She really did knock my contact out of my eye with the collar of her coat, but I think it was on accident, so I forgave her quickly. She said "YES" of course I forgave her :)

Catherine said...

I am SO excited for yall and will be emailing Chris photos shortly from this past weekend. Let us know what we can do to help!

Mel and Heather Winstead said...

Congrats! We will be praying for you guys!! Another Mr. and Mrs. Winstead... :)

Jen said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you two! :)