Monday, October 3, 2011

Engaging Weekend Update!

Oh, my...I'm not sure where to begin with this one!  This past weekend was definitely one of the most exciting, emotional, fabulous, special weekends of my entire life!  As I'm sure you have already heard, Patrick and I got engaged this weekend.  It was such a special night and it goes a little something like this:

Friday night, my beau decided to have a Sushi Date Night, which means we invite a few friends over and make homemade sushi...It's always so much fun, so I was really looking forward to it all day!  After we get to Patrick's house, and he gets all the ingredients set up, we are ready to go...he gives a quick tutorial to the "new kids" and then we are all ready to make our own sushi:
Chef Patrick showing us how it's done!

Adam and Alacia are doing a great job!

Alysia looks so excited for her's!

Ed looks pretty proud...and hungry!

This is me...trying to look like a pro!
As everyone was just getting into their sushi making, Patrick put a hold on the party and asked everyone to please come to the living room and gather around the TV...he said he had a special video to show and said that I needed to sit in a certain chair (a chair that just so happened to be placed in the middle of the room and even though I didn't realize it at the time, there was a camera that was specially placed to capture my expressions).

Let me stop here and say that up until this exact moment, the thought had not even crossed my mind that I might be getting engaged that night.  In fact, a little earlier in the evening, the boys all left the house to go buy more sushi rice (we ran out...oops!) and the girls were having lots of girl talk and I made a comment about how I didn't have any idea when Patrick was going to propose...I stopped trying to figure it out because I know Patrick is so unpredictable.

Anywho, back to the video...Patrick turns on the TV and plays the following video:

Isn't that the sweetest thing ever?  A little side note is that the first time I met Patrick, he made me pretty angry because he yelled at me for not knowing the rules to kickball...that's what that little joke was about.  I think the funniest thing is when it went to "technical difficulties"  Well, it wasn't over (obviously)...he then walks over, gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him!  Woohoo!  What an exciting evening!

So, there you have it!  That's how Patrick asked me to marry him!  I was so excited, I was beside myself!  After everything calmed down, Patrick presented me with an engagement surprise from his mom (who lives out of town and had left it for me when she was here a couple of weeks ago):
I love the matching looks of shock on mine and Alacia's faces!  Hilarious! 
Me showing off my new hand bag!
All the guys wanted to share in a celebratory beverage! 
Sweet Zoey is either excited or starved for attention..we aren't really sure which!  =)
After all the dust settled, I immediately went to call my mom, Patrick's mom, my sister, and my brother, and meanwhile...all of my friends were celebrating for me:

Meanwhile, I am spending my time texting all of my closest girlfriends to tell them the good news!
Before the night was over, I wanted to have one last shot of Patrick, me and some of our closest friends!  We were so happy that each of you were there!
Because Patrick and I were pretty much on Cloud 9 that day, we decided to celebrate all weekend!  We spent the rest of the weekend going to a Beer Festival, relaxing together at home, and taking Zoey to the dog park.  It couldn't have been a more perfect weekend!

Patrick, I am so happy that I get to spend the rest of my life with you!  You are sweet, kind, funny, unique, outgoing, friendly, handsome, talented, smart, and just pretty much my favorite person on this earth!  I love you so much and am so looking forward to many, many years together!  You may now be my fiance, and one day you will become my husband...but in my heart and mind, you will ALWAYS be My Beau!  =)


Anonymous said...

Such a sweet story!! Congrats again and happy planning!! :)

Christina said...

Yay! Melissa, I'm so excited for you two!! What a sweet way to propose! Congratulations!

Morgan said...

That was adorable! Congratulations!

Caroline said...

So sweet! Congratulations!

Alysia said...

YAY!!!!!! I didn't even notice Alacia's reaction when I was taking the picture. Priceless....So Happy for the both of you!!!!!!

Mrs. Werginz said...

COngratulations! I am so excited for y'all! Let the wedding planning begin! :)

stacymc88 said...

What a GREAT story!! One you will always remember! Congrats!!

Justin and Marcie said...

Such a cute and unique idea!! And I love that all of your friends were there to witness it!! Can't wait to read more about wedding planning :) Congrats again!

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