How We Met
Brandon and I met at a bar in 2011. Dated for a few months then went our separate ways. A year later we got back together and have accomplished so much in the past 4 years. He bought a house, we added 2 more fur kids to our family, we’re expecting our first child, and now we’re getting married!
how they asked
So I was in the process of purchasing my pregnancy announcement shirt for pictures we had planned, when Brandon (my boyfriend) says to me “I can make you a shirt better than that, you don’t need to buy it.” At this point, the shirt was purchased and I shrugged and said “too late”. Fast forward to picture day (a few weeks later) and I knew he wanted to take a few in his plaid shirt, but then he had to change into his baseball tee that I got him so we could match! He goes to the bathroom, changes his shirt, and is walking back to do more pictures.
When he gets to me he says, “Remember how I told you I could make a better shirt?” (as he turns around) and my very first thought was *Oh no, what the heck did you do to this thing* (I just saw a covered back of a shirt). Then I’m looking at it and notice he went to great lengths to make this thing and I really was liking it. It took about 20 or so seconds til I saw the last words on the list of the crossword puzzle said.. “Marry me.”
Right as I saw it (I have no idea what I said) but he turned around and got down on one knee and I think I blacked out. I’m sure he asked the question, I honestly couldn’t tell you. And my only words were “No, this is fake, you’re lying, no, are you for real?, no” and I wasn’t saying this because I didn’t want to marry him – OF COURSE I WANT TO MARRY HIM.
I was just so flippin’ shocked I didn’t know what was going on. I couldn’t cry, I couldn’t scream, I really think I blacked out for a-whole-nother 20 seconds. (Hence why I am collapsing on him in the bottom left picture). Needless to say, he blew me away with his sneakiness, his creativeness, and the fact that he took every thing I ever asked for into consideration (ask my dad, capture it on camera, and make sure my nails are done). I couldn’t imagine a better proposal and I can’t imagine a better life with anyone else. So excited to start a family with my handsome, thoughtful, future husband!