The Proposal

 

Okay, well, I know this has nothing to do with decorating, but since it’s my blog and I’m a mom – I have to share the big news.  My son just got engaged!  And the best part is the entire family was there for “the proposal”. 

Melissa’s family was in town from Minnesota and we had them over for a family dinner along with my parents.  My son, Daniel, wasn’t going to pop the question unless he was able to slip out with her father, Terry, at some point and ask for his blessing.  Once he did – he told me it was “on” and to get the camera….. 

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….Which was nerve wracking, because it was my job to get everyone out back without telling them why.  The pretense was to go outside to get family pictures and then he would pop the question in front of the whole family (who had no idea).  But it was so stinking hot nobody was much interested in going outside! He was hoping for a sunset proposal, but it was dark before I convinced everyone to go outside for pictures “real quick”.

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Once there, he dropped to his knee to “tie his shoe”, and then pulled out the ring.  Melissa was completely, utterly shocked.

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It was precious!

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They were both glowing and we were all in tears!

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(And, no, that’s not a cemetery behind them…..it’s my backyard!)  Several of Daniel’s co-workers asked him if he proposed at a cemetery!

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So sweet!

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Time for celebration…….

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And group hugs.

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Melissa’s surprised, but happy family (minus her brother).

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My elated family (minus my granddaughter).

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The proud and happy grandparents, my mom and dad.

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And the oh-so-happy couple!  Precious!

Time for more showers, a rehearsal dinner, etc……So fun!  And though this particular post had absolutely nothing to do with it…..

Happy Decorating!

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