WE’RE ENGAGED! I am so excited to share with you our story and give you some details on the ring. We don’t talk a whole lot about our love life on here so I will give you guys a little extra deets on Erik and I. For those of you who don’t know, Erik and I met two years ago at Oktoberfest in Leavenworth. For anyone who says “you won’t meet your soulmate in a bar” I am here to tell you that it’s possible! After spending the weekend getting to know each other and finding out crazy similarities. Like how our birthdays are a day apart and that we used to live on the same block, we knew we needed to hang out again in Seattle. Fast forward two years and we are the happiest we have ever been – planning our WEDDING…eeeeek!
How He Asked!
I have to be the hardest person on the plant to surprise and I am so impressed with Erik for where he chose to do it and why. We had plans to head to Othello to go fishing on the river with my dad (something that Erik and my dad really bond over) and so I thought Erik would ask the week before so that we could celebrate with them. Well, I anxiously waited all week so him to ask and every time we went to dinner or he said anything remotely out of character I got all excited thinking it was going to happen and then it wouldn’t. Well little did I know he had already had a plan in mind and I just needed to wait it out. So on Friday we got off work and packed up the car and started our way to Othello ( it’s like a 3 hour drive from Seattle) and were enjoying the car ride and talking about our week and doing normal road trip stuff. When it got time to take a significant turn, Erik kept going straight. He said he wanted to show me something and I immediately knew something was up. The tension in the car for the next 5 minutes was a little intense HA! We both sat in silence and I could feel how nervous he was getting ( cutest thing ever). He took me to the top of the national wild horse monument and it was one of the prettiest nights. I have driven past it a million times in my life because we go this way every time we drive home to Spokane but I have never actually gone all the way up and have always wanted to. We hopped out of the car, took in the scenery – it was pitch black – BUT you could see the moon reflecting off the river and the stars were shining in all their glory. He pulled me in, kissed me and told me how much he loved me – and some other things that I can’t remember because I am fairly certain I blacked out from excitement – and then he got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him. Truly the best moment of my life to date! I still catch myself staring at my ring and am so happy with the way it happened. Now every time we drive home to visit my family we get to drive past the place where my life changed for the better!
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