Tuesday, January 19, 2010

wedding song

So internets...I got engaged.

To my complete surprise and delight Aaron proposed on Saturday night. I mean, we've been dating forever (in the Mormon world), so it's not like a huge shocker to anyone I'm sure, but I still wasn't expecting it and I've still had butterflies in my tummy all of the 4 days since.

I thought I was going to dinner with Christopher, Tasha, Morgan and Tasha's dad...Aaron wasn't going to join us cus he was working. But when we got to the restaurant and the hostess walked us to a back room, Aaron was there on one knee with flowers in one hand and color samples in the other (color samples for the rocking chair I wanted instead of an engagement ring)! I don't remember what happened after that really except that I was crying and he was completely adorable.

You know, in a lot of ways Aaron and I couldn't be more different. We don't listen to the same music or read the same kind of books and he's usually dressed like a teenager while I'm usually dressed like a teenager's mom. But the last year or so has been a fantastic process of me realizing that that stuff just doesn't really matter. He's absolutely the best thing that has ever happened to me because regardless of the things that don't seem to match up, he and I still do match up. I know Aaron sees who I am and loves me and I know that I see who he is and love him. Our differences have helped both of us open up to new things and I love feeling safe and secure with who I am around him; Aaron has consistently been my shelter from the storm and it's like a deep breath to know he's mine forever. I'm so happy with the time we've spent together so far and all the things we've done and experiences we've had and it's the best feeling to know we get to keep moving forward together for the rest of our lives (well and also to know that he will give me beautiful, beautiful brown babies someday).

Another great feeling? To realize I now get to plan a great party for our friends and family and also buy a new party dress!

33 comments:

an illdressed foolishwise said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy said...

congrats, emily! i'm so happy for you!

heather said...

That post got me all teary-eyed. Congratulations!!!

lilcis said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited to see what you plan for your wedding!

Kylie said...

Congratulations to you and Aaron! That is so super exciting! I think you guys are adorable together. ^_^

Anne said...

I love that he proposed with color samples. That's so darling. Congratulations to you both!!

Astrid said...

Congrats! I love the rocking chair idea. So much that I wish I would have thought about that.

Kersten said...

Such great news! What rocking chair is it??

Brett and Kelly Robinson said...

Emily!!! This really is so exciting! I am so happy for you! Also... I love this picture, you guys look good together:)

AP said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you!

i i eee said...

This also made me teary-eyed as well. Love it.

I want to know more about this rocking chair as well.

Betsy said...

Super huge amounts of congratulations to you!!!!!!

Mona said...

I think this is the first time I have ever seen Aaron in a suit.

He should wear one more often!

Woot! Woot!

L to the I to the Z said...

Holla!!!!! Thanks for sharing the proposal story! I was dying inside with curiosity! My sweet little service committee member and my sweet little hostess with the mostess. Love it! Congrats, again! :)

corinne said...

holy you two are adorable. congratulations emily! this is really the best news.

Mimi said...

Emily those words written were so kind. I happy to see that you love and appreciate Aaron as much as his family does. He is charming in every single way! I am so SUPER HAPPY for the two of you and all the little brown babies too come!!!!

cropstar said...

A million congrats to you both!! I couldn't be more happy for you. Can't wait for you to blog about the forthcoming party dress & all the surrounding details. Best of luck!

CoCo said...

my heart = happy

The Funderburks said...

YIPEE. Emily, since I'm not living with you I had no idea about who this "Aaron" was but I knew he was a constant from checking in on your blog. I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see the wedding party you plan!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those butterflies - and you'll still be feelin' them years from now.

Sarita said...

happiness.

Katy & Mike said...

YES!!!!!!!!!

Jayne said...

This is all I could ever hope for you to feel. How perfectly wonderful.

mimi said...

soooooo happy for you! you are as adorable as ever!

april said...

Congratulations! I am so crazy happy for you both.

aporitic said...

Good onya'

elsa bags said...

beautifully written!

we should make aaron + emily t-shirts.

chanelle said...

this is great news. congratulations emily! you are lovely in every way.

*Jane Lee* said...

Wahoo!!! I'm so happy for you!! Being married to your best friend really truly is the BEST (speaking from experience, of course)!

Alison said...

Hey! THis is great news! This increases our chances of ever being real life friends! I CAN'T WAIT!

Dana said...

congrats congrats congrats! I know just the feeling of two very different people fitting so well together. Sometimes I think Ben and I are from different planets, but it seems to work really well. So happy for you. You totally deserve it!

Jenny said...

Congrats! MY friend.

Jenny said...

Congrats! my friend.

Cheetah said...

Awesome! Congrats Emily!