Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Me & My Husband {Third Edition}

Continuing from this post .

Question 3:

Proposal: How it happened, how long were you engaged for? Was it a total surprise? Pictures of that... etc. 

The day before the proposal:

On May 26th, 2010 Race and I spent a wonderful day at the Grand Canyon. It was the second time I had ever gone to the Grand Canyon. It was a gorgeous day and I loved spending the time with Race in the car talking on the way there and the way back. While we were there we took lots of cute pictures and enjoyed the gorgeous nature. On the way home from the Grand Canyon I put my hand on Race's leg. I felt something in his pocket...the exact size of a ring box! I asked him what it was. He said it was his camera battery. This was funny because we had talked about how his camera took double A batteries on our way to the Grand Canyon. I pointed that out and then he said it was his wallet. Of course this was silly because no one's wallets are that size...that I know of. I ended up dropping it because I didn't want to ruin anything but I called my mom right when I got home and told her all about it. I could not believe that he had the ring with him and DIDN'T PROPOSE!!! The next day was our official three month dating anniversary and I was going to be shocked if he didn't propose then either. I was pretty sure that he was going to propose because he kept telling me that he was taking me on a date the next day and that I should "dress cute". Also that night my best friend told me that Race had asked her for my home phone number. With all these clues and the fact that I now knew he had a ring for me I was pretty sure the next day was going to be it. 
 Race and I at the Grand Canyon the day before we got engaged--if you look closely at his right pocket you can kind of see the outline of the ring box.

The Day of the Proposal: 
Race picked me up at noon the next day and we headed out to the mall. We ate a delicious lunch at Ruby Tuesday's and Race's hands were shaking the entire time {this is only somewhat noteworthy because Race's hands almost always shake}. After lunch we headed into the mall and right towards the photo booth {we had gone to this photo booth on one of our very first dates}. We went in and Race pulled out a HUGE wad of dollar bills. I would say there were between 30 and 50 dollars {FYI: we did not use nearly that much money}. We got into the photo booth and took our first set of photos. Race says that he was fully planning on proposing during the first set of photos but he was just so nervous that he couldn't get the ring out of his pocket and get down on his knee before the fourth picture was taken. Race said that he wanted to take some more pictures and made up some silly reason like there was a face he really wanted to do still or something like that. We had to get out of the photo booth because there were some girls in line waiting to take pictures. We sat nearby and waited for them to finish and then headed back into the photo booth. This time Race got the ring out and was down on his knee in the first picture. He asked me to marry him and I said yes! It was the perfect proposal and I am so glad that we have it captured in these photo booth photos! :] 

Pictures from left to right:
1. One of our first dates. In the same photo booth Race proposed in. 
2. While Race was getting up the guts to propose and figuring out the logistics of proposing in a little tiny photo booth. 
3. Race proposing to me, me saying yes, and us showing off the gorgeous ring. 
4. More of us showing off the ring and being oh so happy to be engaged!!!

We were engaged on May 27th, 2010 and were married on September 3rd, 2010. We had a short engagement and that is just the way we wanted it! :]


  1. emma... this is so awesome that you're writing up all these stories. you and your kids will love them for years to come. we've only been married 10 years, but we forget some of these little things that happen. You guys are so cute! :)

  2. I know I will forget soon because some little details are already really hard to remember! I really hope that my kids think all of this is really cool someday!

  3. If I were to recall our earliest stories now I'd have to go back and look in my journal to get the details, I'm glad I knew then that I'd want to remember that stuff someday:)

  4. I have definitely used my journal to help me remember things but sadly there are some things that I didn't think to write down. Luckily Race remembers pretty much everything that I don't. :]

  5. I love the photo of you getting proposed to, that is so cute!