Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Picnic of a Lifetime
Sorry it has taken me forever to finally blog about how Nic proposed - I know most of you already know the story but here are pictures of the event and the story of how the night of June 26 changed my life. First off I would like to thank Adam and Savannah for helping Nic with the set up of the proposal and Nic for the most amazing night of our lives thus far. The night went like this... Nic had previously asked me if I wanted to come to Medford on a Thursday so we could go watch a movie in Bear Creek Park in the amphitheater there - he also suggested having a picnic. (PS This park has significant meaning for Nic and I for a previous event that occurred there) I thought that sounded like a great idea - so much fun right? When I arrived at his parents house, he wasn't there. He called his mom and told us that he was late because he was helping this girl he worked with change her tire. I believed it. We picked up our Italian dinner and headed over to the park. Before we even got out of the car, I gave Nic a card, poem and a jar of Peanut Butter M&M's to countdown the days of our wedding. Just a little something to give him, but nothing compared to what he was going to give me. We started walking in the park and he had been fairly quiet - didn't really know why either. I saw a path of torches up ahead and was confused as to why they had them set up - an event that just occurred? I wasn't connecting the dots. We continued walking and I still didn't suspect a thing - I looked down towards the amphitheater: table set up, music, rose petals, torches and candles everywhere. Did I think he was proposing? Of course not. I was literally speechless - he knocked the breath out of me. I couldn't stop smiling and I had no words to say to him. All I could think of to say was: are you kidding me? He had this silly little grin on his face - it was the cutest thing ever. :) When we settled in at the table and began eating, I couldn't eat because I couldn't stop smiling. My cheeks hurt so bad - I knew he loved it that I couldn't stop smiling. There was music playing in the background - it was perfect. After we got done eating we just next each other, not saying anything but enjoying every moment together. At this point, I finally started to think that maybe he was going to propose but still not knowing for sure. (I know I'm a little slow on things haha) We turned our chairs to face each other and he began singing "You" by Rascal Flatts. The chorus goes like this: Every road that I've been down, The only truth that I have found, There's only one thing I can't live without, You. When he was singing I knew he was going to propose. Nic knows how much his singing means to me - him singing a song to me melted my heart. When he finished singing, he told me that he has been down a lot of different roads and that he can honestly say that they have all pointed to me. He also told me that he thought he knew what it meant to love someone but didn't know his love for someone could be deeper until he met me. He also said that he honestly couldn't live without me in his life. (I got teary eyed during this part) He pulled a box out of his pocket and got down on one knee and said: Allison Marie Stewart, will you make me the happiest man on earth and agree to be my wife? My reply: Yes. Absolutely yes. He put the ring on my finger and of course we hugged and kissed. We then put on the song "She Thinks She Needs Me" and danced to it. It was a perfect night in every way. I couldn't believe what all had happened up until that night - it had all gone so fast but I wouldn't have asked for it any other way.