He Proposed

Well, how can I leave anyone in suspense with a title like that?

Ryan and I are engaged. He proposed Saturday afternoon... dropped down to one knee right in the middle of our shopping trip at IKEA!

I totally thought he was joking. a) I had NO idea this was coming. I mean... I knew EVENTUALLY, but not any time soon. And b) it was IKEA!

I thought maybe he had found someone's ring on the floor, and picked it up jokingly like "marry me!" or something. It took me at least a full minute to realize he was serious.

Right after I said "yes".

What's funny is when I see that picture, all I see is the fact that I haven't showered. He and I had just spent 4 hours in the car driving from Indiana to my parents' house in Illinois. When we finally got there, I said, "Wow, I'm gross. I think I smell." Ryan said, "Well, maybe you should go shower." And I replied, "Nah... I'll shower before church... after we get back from IKEA."


Oh well... he tried. And the smelly girlfriend became the smelly fiance.

He totally ruined our shopping trip. We were on a major roll and had a list of things to buy for our new place, but after the proposal, my brain stopped working. I was just wandering the store in shock. I even left our list of what to buy back at where he had asked (right in the middle of the Marketplace, in case you're wondering!).

Here are some pictures of the ring for all you ladies out there (guys... go get a snack or something)...

We went to church Saturday evening, followed by dinner with my mom. Then back home to make phone calls and go to bed early (not like anyone could sleep after something like that!).

On Sunday, a bunch of my family came over for Easter. We had a big dinner and a big easter egg hunt (even though there was only one child under the age of 21).

The first thing everyone asks is "have you set a date?" No we haven't set a date! We just got engaged TWO days ago! Plus, before we can set a date, we first need to figure out what state we'll have it in.


Carly said...

Congratulations!!! What an exciting Easter you had.

JojaJogger said...

Wow, congratulations!

Mike said...


Gina said...

Congrats Kelly! An Easter to remember! Looking forward to following it all here - if you blogs about it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Ikea? Interesting choice.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations Kelly!!

That Pink Girl said...

Congratulations!!! Your ring is gorgeous - he did good! Is it vintage? It looks vintage - like an heirloom! So exciting for y'all!!!

Diana said...

Congrats to you both. How exciting!

Rainmaker said...

Awesome, huge congrats to both of you!

And...on your anniversry, you can simply just go to the Ikea Marketplace - soooo much cheaper. Sounds like Ryan has good long term thinking.

Adam said...

This is awesome!! Congrats to you both!

I agree w/ pink girl - your ring DOES look vintage - which is certainly a good thing :)

jeanne said...

Congratulations!! I've missed you!

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