Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How He Asked

Friday was like any other day, up & out the door late due to puppies being puppies. 
Working all day, grabbing Chipotle on the run, planning on getting off work by 6.
And then my boss grabbed me into a "beer meeting" at 5 ... we talked science over beers until after 6:45.
When I finally escaped his office, I glanced at my phone to see several missed texts/calls from Ty, but I still had work to be done before calling it a day.

Ty was texting me, asking me to give him an estimate of when I would be finished. My 15 minute estimate turned into an hour, & at about the 30 minute mark Ty walked into my lab to see what was taking so long. I think I said something like, "stop bothering me, I have experiments to do" & he went back to wait on me in the parking lot.

So finally right before the clock struck 8, I walked out of the research building I work in & hopped on the back of Ty's motorcycle to head home.
On the way to the townhouse is one of our favorite little spots in Nashville, "Love Circle". This grassy spot is on top of the highest point around & overlooks the Nashville skyline.
Ty peeled off to head up to Love Circle telling me that we should check it out as it was the first nice night that felt like Spring. A-ok with me after a long day at work.

When we got to the top of the hill, his guitar was out in the middle, & I started to get suspicious that something was up. Ty regularly serenades me at home & knows all my favorite songs. He started in to one I hadn't heard him play before, "I Wanna Grow Old With You", and it was soooo sweet. I still just thought he was being extra romantic, but nothing like what was to come next. Ty put his guitar away (after a little bump on the head, cute nervous boy) & pulled out a leather box from his guitar case. He started telling me the loveliest things & got down on one knee. Seeing the man you love more than anything in the entire world kneeling in front of you with a tiny box might be the best moment of my life... nope, it definitely is!

I said YES & leapt into his arms! Then I realized I should probably let him put that gorgeous ring on my finger & stopped kissing his face long enough to do just that.

We spent the rest of the evening celebrating with friends & when we were heading back home around 4 in the morning my face literally hurt from so much smiling, happiness, & telling "our story" over & over.... pure bliss.

Sure it wasn't the 6 pm, sunset engagement that Ty had been planning for weeks. His friend had to steak out on top of Love Circle for 2 hours watching the guitar. No one told me to dress cute or do my nails. 
But it is our story. And it is perfect.

54 comments:

  1. Chills!!! So unbelievably happy for you! Congrats! That is seriously the sweetest story!

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  2. oh wow that is so sweet. you lucky girl, happy for both of you.

    xo
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  3. OMG, I have tears in my eyes! How completely romantic!! I love that you were overlooking the city and that his friend took pictures. Amazing! I hope you get them framed!!


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  4. Awe..... So sweet! Such a great story to tell :) congrats again!

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  5. Congrats!!! You definitely fared better than I did, haha. My hubby said something to the effect of "you have a really crappy last name - how about we do something about that?" Romantic, isn't he? :) What a lovely story you have!!
    The Blue Hour

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  6. OMG so cute congrats darling

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  7. That's super sweet! And what a great friend to watch his stuff! Congrats again :)

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  8. OMG! So sweet! And there are pictures! How romantic... you got yourself a winner lady!

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  9. Oh my gosh, he did SUCH a great job! <3

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  10. SO sweet! Congrats and I wish you both lots of happiness together!

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  11. These pictures are so perfect!! I love this story.

    Jenn

    With Luck

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  12. So perfect! SO excited for you!!!

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  13. This is SO perfect and adorable. I love that Wedding Singer song first of all, and he put so much though and love into this. You are a lucky lady!

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  14. I am covered in chills and crying at work! Absolutely romantic...good job Ty! Congrats again love!

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  15. Love this! So adorable. Congratulations!!


    corbynn
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  16. I love "your story". My friends and I just talked about how an engagement should be special to both of the people and I think yours seems so special. So romantic. Congrats:)

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  17. That is the sweetest thing ever!! PS Three years ago today is the day my hubby proposed to me :) His proposal didn't go as planned either but I didn't care!

    -Sharon
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  18. That is the sweetest thing ever! Congratulations! :)

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  19. omg, i dont know if its hormones and time of the month for me but i just teared up!!! what a sweet story~!!!! congratulations!! xO!
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  20. Sweetest proposal. And I love the pictures.

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  21. So lovely!! Congratulations!! The pictures are great! It's great that he thought of that.



    --Krista
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  22. Aw! Great proposal! Love is soooo lovely!!!

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  23. So sweet, Jessica! Congratulations!!!!

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  24. Eeeee! Congrats! Such a sweet story...even if it wasn't as he planned, I think it's perfect!

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  25. this is the sweetest thing ever. I LOVE it!!

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  26. becauseshannasaidsoMarch 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Okay, I just got teary eyed!!! So sweet, so romantic and what a patient guy waiting for over 2 hours for you! I bet he was about to burst!!! So incredibly excited for you!!! Melt my heart!!

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  27. That is such a great story! What a catch you have there :).

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  28. My heart is meltiiiing. This is too sweet Jessica, thank you for sharing this with us today. Also, How cool is it that you have pictures of this special moment? Did the stake-out guy take these too? ^^ You truely have an amazing hubby, cannot imagine how nervous he must have been after waiting those two hours, haha.

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  29. So romantic, you have such a good man!
    xoxo Akinyi
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  30. Jessica! Oh my gosh!!! I am so excited for you both! Congrats! And such a lovely ring! How special that it was in a special place in Nashville, the city of your relationship! Love that things didn't go according to plan but still worked out great. Can't wait to see all the wedding plans on your blog :)

    perfectly priya

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  31. Congratulations!!!! I was so excited to see the bling on Instagram when I got back to the states. What a perfect story too!


    xx
    C

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  32. I love this so much. You are so lucky to have pictures too...that is the one thing I wish we could have done! I am so happy for you! What a sweet way to get engaged! :)

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  33. I LOVE IT!!! Such a sweet story. Congrats again my beautiful friend! I remember you emailing me friday night that you were still at work.. who knew what was to come afterwards! :) :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  34. Awww this is SO sweet!!!! Love that you got some pictures of the moment too (his friend I guess??) Congrats again! :)

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  35. Awww! This is too sweet! Sounds like you snagged an amazing guy! :)

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  36. AWWW Oh man, this is adorable. Sounds just perfect the way it was :)

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  37. That is one of my favorite songs from one of the silliest movies ever! Good job to your man! - J2girlsin2cities

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  38. Congratulations!!! This is such a cute engagement story! So sweet.

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  39. HappinessatmidlifeMarch 19, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    What a sweet story! Love that he had some friends to capture the moment from a distance :)

    Alice
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  40. Congratulations, girl! What a fantastic story!

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  41. Victoria ChekanovaMarch 20, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    Aww. It's so romantic! Congratulations!

    Vicky
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  42. Oh my goodness, I am pretty much dying of cuteness. I'm so so happy for you! All the best and congratulations!

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  43. Aww best wishes!! So romantic!!

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  44. Omgsh, I love it!!! This is such a beautiful, personalized engagement story! Thanks for sharing it with us, and I wish you both the best. :)


    xo,
    -Nathy

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  45. Love it! He is so romantic and I'm sure it was the best moment of your life... even if you didn't have a cute dress on


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  46. So romantic and sweet! Congratulations!


    xo
    Alison


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  47. SO SWEET! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. What an adorable story :) My good friends just got engaged this past weekend and he serenaded her with his saxophone :) Nothing like a musician :) I can FEEL your joy through this post. Congrats again girl!

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  49. OMG!!!! So, so sweet! Love everything about this. Congrats to you both, what a very exciting time for you:) YAy!!!
    xoxo
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  50. so, so sweet!! ellesees.blogspot.com

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  51. Congratulations! What a sweet proposal - I am stupidly excited for you! Enjoy this time before the wedding planning gets stressful - trust me from a bride and a wedding photographer, haha!

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