Well, it's not really a secret anymore mostly because I couldn't keep it a secret anymore and we are just so excited, but CHRIS AND I ARE FINALLY ENGAGED! And I couldn't be happier! I love him, and I love my ring! It is kinda weird to call him fiance though. I guess I will have to get used to that though huh! Anyway, I know you all want to hear the story, and it's kinda traditional/some may say it's lame (like Chris does) but I DON'T CARE!
We were actually getting ready to go to a family dinner for Mother's Day and for a celebration of my cousin Kacie's baby being blessed. Mostly it was just a reason for the whole family to get together and eat dinner haha! Well, Chris and I were going to take a separate car just in case he would have to leave so his brother could go to work, and when I got in the car, he said, "Oh crap, I forgot my phone in your house." I just told him to go and get it and I would wait out in the car, no big deal. When he came back, he went around to my side of the car and opened the door and gave me a big hug. When he was hugging me he said, "Andrea. I love you so much and I want to be with you forever. Will you marry me?" Then he pulled the ring out of his pocket and I said, "YES!" So then he put the ring on my finger and before we left to go to the family dinner he said, "Let's wait before we tell everyone though." So we took my ring back off....(trust me I didn't want to do that!) and we put it back in the box and went to the family dinner and when we walked in everyone was like, "What have you guys been doing?" "You been making out?" And a whole lot of other comments like that, but we didn't want to say anything, so we just told them that we forgot something in the house and had to go back and get it. Keeping it a secret was soo hard! I wanted to spill so bad! haha! After the dinner was over, we came back to my house and we gathered all my family together and we told them that Chris had proposed and we were going to get married and my younger sister took off running out of the room and started calling her friends! I was like, Julia you weren't supposed to do that!!! Anyway, my mom said, "Well, you didn't ask my permission?!" So chris said, "I really love your daughter and want to marry her. Do we have your blessing?" And my mom said, "Are you going to take care of her?" And Chris said, "I'm going to do my best." My mom then asked him, "Are you going to love her forever?" And he said, "Yes I will love her forever." And then my mom said, "Well, I guess that is okay then." And then we talked about it a little more and told everyone to keep it a secret until we could go over to Chris's house and tell his family, so we go over there and tell his family and call his siblings and everyone is all excited! Then i sent out a mass text to all the friends that I could think of would want to know right away and we got a huge response back haha! Love you friends! (And you all knew at the same time so I didn't tell one person first ;))
Anyway, long story short, Chris and I haven't picked an official date, but it will probably be at the beginning of August because we want to get married before school starts so its not so stressful to try and get married in the middle of the semester while I am in nursing school. And a Christmas wedding will stress everyone out so we are thinking the first week of August, but it's not official! We will let everyone know as soon as we know!