Monday, September 26, 2011

Sweet Googly Eyes :)

This past week has been a complete whirlwind.  To even think about how to document this last week seems like a mountain of an issue...but I will do my best because there is too many great things happening to not celebrate!

Last weekend my parents and Vanessa came to visit with plans of Vanessa's boyfriend Evan to come in at the end of the week.  Since LAST May Evan shared a plan with LD and I to come in early, surprise Vanessa and propose.  Let me just say when Evan originally told us this plan in May and LD realized I would have to keep this secret until October...he told Evan he was taking a big risk by telling me. 

We had a wonderful Monday and part of Tuesday with our family but I knew Evan was flying in on Tuesday evening and I was almost sick with anxiety about his plan working and keeping it from Vanessa.  I also began to tell little lies about a pretend birthday party for my friend Teresa that our family was going to.  The lies just kept going until I had a whole story that I could barely keep straight myself!

On our way to Amelie's a little french bakery where this was all supposed to go down, Vanessa said "Melissa, there are no extra seats in your car..."  Who says this??  Why do we need more seats???  And when I had originally told Vanessa it was Teresa's birthday her quick response was..."Didn't Teresa just have a birthday??"  Teresa's birthday is in January, so how would Vanessa remember this?!? All of these little comments was making me a nervous wreck!  Also, Evan's flight came in to Greenville, SC at 7pm and LD had to pick him up and get him 2 hours to Charlotte while we were waiting by 9pm..there were a lot of things that could go wrong!

Here is a clip of the absolutely perfect proposal!

Though we had met Evan it was the first time LD and I have seen Evan and Vanessa together.  A friend of theirs in Vegas says they have googley eyes and I would agree!  They are cute and definetely in their own little world of love right now :)  I am SO thankful that Evan allowed my parents, LD and I to be a part of their proposal and also spend a week interacting with them as a newly engaged couple.

Now comes the fun a short SIX months our family will head to Vegas for a wedding, and we cannot wait!!!

Congrats Evan and Vanessa!  We love you both!!


Happily Deranged said...

Oh my gosh, that is so sweet! The video made me tear up. I am so happy for Vanessa! xoxo Kendall

jacksonfamily said...

Thanks for the sweet comment Kendall :) I'm anxiously awaiting news of your sweet little baby :)