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!