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: