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My Brother’s Proposal

 

 

Sooooo….. what else happened this weekend? I gotta new future sista in law! My brother proposed to the sweetest girl I’ve ever met! We all love her & are soooo excited! You guys are going to be so happy. You guys are two of our best friends & we love spending time with you guys. eeek!! I’m just so excited. I know everyone says this… but I really couldn’t have picked a better person for my brother. I love you so much Colton, and I am so incredibly happy for you… I broke down in tears on the way home from being so happy.

 

I have video from this day as well, but for now here are some pictures!

Colton proposed at The Capitol.  It was mine & Andy’s job to spot them & click some pictures. Colton saw us getting out of the car and quickly texted.. “don’t move… i can see you” So we froze. Andy FREAKING OUT! “What… he can see us.. how? This is not cool…. this is not cool…. should we abort?” A few minutes later Colton texted us and said it was safe to move… but to tread lightly. TREAD LIGHTLY?? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN… WHERE ARE YOU. I never saw him so at this point I’m freaking out… on top of that Andy is making my heart race ever five seconds… by a “huhhhh…. omg nevermind, that’s not them!”…. “oohhhhh okay no that’s not them”…… “ahhhh…. no that’s not them.” At one point he thought he saw Lacey wearing a head dress I swear… he thought EVERYONE was them.

“Andy you are going to have to stop this!”

So by this time my heart is racing… & I finally spot them… My brother is hugging Lacey and her back is turned to us… So two completely different reactions here by me and Andy…

Andy: “ahhh we are too late… he’s already done it! Let’s go!”

Mine: I start waving hysterically… if one can wave hysterically… that is exactly what I was doing.

Colton… waves with his hand for us to get behind a tree. Then he prepares for what Lacey has no idea is about to happen! I love it. I’m surprised the pictures aren’t blurry at this point because I’m already crying and shaking and laughing… and I can’t control myself.. MY LITTLE BROTHER IS PROPOSING!! OMG OMG OMG

He made her a book…. with pages from important dates and moments they have shared… their first date, their first kiss, first I love you, first movie…. and then the last page he had put in there said March 31, 2012… the day I proposed to you. When she gets to this page, he gets on one knee… Immediately her hands go to her face. Colton asks her to be his wife (OMG OMG OMG OMG) & Lacey….. well she just sits there…. for like a while! I lift my head from my camera, Andy oblivious and hoping he is getting footage (its so shakey… I can’t even show you, because I can’t even watch it without puking) & I can see the look on Colton’s face…. uhhhhh… soooooo… & I’m kind of a distance away… with the wind blowing their direction. So I put my ear towards them and I hear a GIGGLE… AND A YES! I know that giggle… its Lacey!! & she just said YES!!! AHHHHHHHHH SO I RUN CLOSER TO GET CLOSER PICS AND BOOM SHE SEES ME. My cover is blown… at this point my  husband decides this is a good time to yell “ABORT ABORT…. MISSION…. DENIED…. OVER!” (he is literally running away) Again opposite reactions…. I’M ALREADY RUNNING… towards her to hug my new sister in law!!! & I’m already calling her sister I’m so excited!(I have video evidence of my husband running and yelling these things.. just to let ya know)

We take some pictures… and every group that walks by us Lacey is yelling “WE JUST GOT ENGAGED!” “HEY… WE ARE ENGAGED!” She is so cute

roller coaster of emotions ahead:

I recognize that dance…. that’s the We just got engaged… We just got engaged… DANCE!

We had a surprise reception for Lacey after wards at Trudy’s.

I made these banners and hung them at the restaurant:

 

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April 4, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Lacey Abram - Ashleyyyyy!!! Oh my goodness, I LOVE it!!! You’re probably getting annoyed by me saying this so much but.. THANK YOU for everything! You did so much to help Colton make Saturday PERFECT!I am so glad you and Andy were there with us when it happened (even though you weren’t in your disguises! haha)

And I cannot WAIT to be part of yall’s family, officially :) I love you, Nat, your mom and everyone so much, and I’m so blessed to have yall in my life! Colton is the most amazing man I know, he is so caring and thoughtful, he is so fun to be with, he’s my best friend and he just makes me so happy!!

Love you, Sister!!

p.s. my favorite picture is the third one under “rollercoaster of emotions” where im looking at colton with the most mixed emotions.. haha i look like im crying/laughing/i dont know what! :)

Also, I didn’t mean to take forever to say yes hahah I was so shocked (in a good way!) and I was crying so much, i was hyperventilating!! I said yes as soon as i could choke it out! hahah

April 4, 2012 - 6:14 pm

clare kemp - ah! so great…i really think you should post the video…

April 4, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Kendal - OMG if this doesn’t make you cry, you have NO SOUL!!!! Love, love, love it!!!!! Especially the banner, completely lost it there. Can’t wait to see the video!! So amazing to catch such a special moment!! Ashley and Andy….awesome! Colton and lacey, congrats!!!!!

April 4, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Melanie Holmes - Sweet Ashley…….you should have been a writer. You make me laugh so much and brighten my day. This was such an exciting special day and it took everything I had to contain myself for the week prior to. And on top of that, I had to keep up with that gorgeous ring the entire week. The way you tell things adds that much more color to the entire event. I am so proud of you both-Colton and Lacey! I cannot wait to see the video and the book. And Ashley is right! We could not have hand picked a more suited match for Colton.Lacey is so beautiful inside and out and so very precious! Welcome to our family sweet girl! We love you! And Colton thank you for giving us all such a long enjoyable weekend of pride, love, excitement, friends,and family. I love all of you!

April 4, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Lacey Abram - Ashleyyyyy!!! Oh my goodness, I LOVE it!!! You’re probably getting annoyed by me saying this so much but.. THANK YOU for everything! You did so much to help Colton make Saturday PERFECT!I am so glad you and Andy were there with us when it happened (even though you weren’t in your disguises! haha)

And I cannot WAIT to be part of yall’s family, officially I love you, Nat, your mom and everyone so much, and I’m so blessed to have yall in my life! Colton is the most amazing man I know, he is so caring and thoughtful, he is so fun to be with, he’s my best friend and he just makes me so happy!!

Love you, Sister!!

p.s. my favorite picture is the third one under “rollercoaster of emotions” where im looking at colton with the most mixed emotions.. haha i look like im crying/laughing/i dont know what!

Also, I didn’t mean to take forever to say yes hahah I was so shocked (in a good way!) and I was crying so much, i was hyperventilating!! I said yes as soon as i could choke it out! hahah

April 5, 2012 - 8:38 am

Megan Crofton - This is so sweet! I am so happy for these two. Can’t wait to see the video… love that Andy was running away yelling abort!

April 5, 2012 - 8:39 am

Megan Crofton - Also, love the banner, just the cutest thing!

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