Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Do you know what you are getting into

That is the phrase I have said to Mike a lot over the last week. Poor guy...does he really know what he has signed up for?!?!

Well he officially signed up for it last Sunday when he got on one knee and asked me share the rest of my life with him. I was in complete shock but said YES before he could finish asking me.

Mike has been planning this proposal for the last 6 months and did a great job of playing "dumb". He was successful in getting the ring through security all the way to Europe. Sunday morning we were getting ready to head into Munich for Oktoberfest with his brother and sister in-law. Before we left, Mike and I walked up the hill to an old fort that overlooked the surrounding villages. It was a gorgeous view and the weather was perfect. I had no clue what was about to happen because I was convinced he would not propose in Europe (and I was in a slightly pissy mood because we were running late).
Mike handed me his ipod and told me to watch this video he made for me. It was a sweet video of all our pictures over the last year and a half. There was music playing all during the video and at the end were the lyrics to the song...THAT MIKE WROTE! My sweet boyfriend wrote a song and played it on the piano.
When I looked up, he was on one knee with the ring box open. He said some really nice things that I don't remember (b/c I was in shock and shaking). After I said yes and started hugging him, the church bells started going off. It was totally not planned but it was so awesome!!!!!

Having so many great pictures of the proposal, thanks to his brother, means the world to me. I am so grateful for every picture and have loved looking through them (all 98 of them).

After a week of just being engaged and enjoying our vacation, we are back home and have started the planning process. Let the fun begin!


Ross and Amy Free said...

Congrats Pookie(s)!!!


Face Seeker said...

congrats on your engagement! what a beatiful ring!


Lynsey and Brian said...

I know I have already told you on FB, but I wanted to tell you here too... CONGRATS!!!! Love you!

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Lora said...

Does any guy REALLY know what he is getting into when he proposes? I don't think so :) Mike will survive but I will still feel sorry for him. Hadn't heard about the video and song - VERY SWEET. And not at all surprising considering everything Mike has done for you :)

Emily G. said...

To say I'm excited would be the biggest understatement of the year!!!! :)

Love the proposal story, site, video, SONG, and of course, the ring! Mike definitely trumped Greg, haha!!

Love you both!

Lynn said...

I just got goose bumps reading the full story! So excited for you guys!!

Erin said...

love it!!!

Sara said...

That has to be one of the top ten engagement stories I've heard... Love it!

Nick and Mary Leigh said...

yeah, congrats Beck!
can't wait to stalk your wedding planning through em!
you will cherish those pictures forever. we have pictures from when nick proposed in ireland, although i look like a complete goober with my big ole jacket and no shower and the hood up.... jeeze!
i so excited for you!!!!

Lauren Heuber said...

Oh my word...let the church bells ring and the wedding planning begin! How exciting and what a fairy tale engagement story!

beth gibbs said...

Mike knows his girl very well. She wants the best, the most romantic, most originl and so does her mother. I think you have found it in Mike. I am so happy for both of you and pleased to have another son.