it's been around two years since i blogged anything & with my first anniversary coming up i thought i'd share some memories & pictures just so i'd never forget how great this past year has been.
my little sister, jon & i decided to drive down to california to visit my older sister & her kids. we drove while listening to musicals & singing along to all the parts. i have this super sharp memory while jon & anna were singing back & forth & just thinking, wow i seriously am the luckiest person alive. i love these humans in my life! it really was such a fun trip, even if jon made me drive stick on the freeway, in traffic... which at the time i was very mad about but i'm grateful for that push now.
we woke up & i had the idea to take jon on a date & show him all my favorite places from the time that i had lived in newport beach. we went to some of my favorite restaurants, went to the fun zone, rode a little ferry to the island where i worked for a month... & then ate salt water taffy on the beach with our eyes closed trying to guess all the flavors! it was everything i had wanted that day to be. i finally had the chance to show jon a place that had changed me for the better & a place where i had so many memories!
suddenly jon started acting kind of scatterbrained as he talked me into going to another beach & taking some pictures. 1. jon hates pictures. 2. we were already at a beautiful beach so i didn't understand why he was insisting on going to another one... also he knew the way to it, like he didn't ask for any directions. ha! it was at this time that i was kinda suspecting him to purpose but still wasn't entirely sure.
we got to the beach and started walking through the dunes & that's when i saw all the lights. i kinda just stopped in my tracks. it was such a weird & giddy feeling! like this was the moment that i'd always wondered about! who was it going to be? how were they going to do it? how old would i be? it was just so crazy that the moment was here. at one of my favorite places, at sunset with this amazing guy! & i just kinda froze trying to take it all in. i think i remember just grabbing jon & hugging him as he was trying to pull me closer haha poor guy, i bet the look on my face was classic.
he had been really sweet all day, telling me how much i meant to him & expressing his feelings to me, that when the moment came he just asked the question. it was so crazy seeing this man that i loved down on one knee, looking up at me with tears in his eyes! i think i just cried & tried to hug him ha! i seriously don't remember saying yes... just kinda aw struck at the situation.
i'm so glad that my older sister was hiding & taking pictures because these are still some of my favorite pictures to look at! so many feelings!!
i don't think i'll ever forget sitting in the car with him after all this happened & calling our family to tell them the news! i remember just staring at my ring & i couldn't stop smiling! our families were so excited & they all wished us luck!
it's been a year & a half later & i'm still so glad i get to call him mine!