tonight garrett asked me to marry him. i, of course, said yes. he had been working on a surprise. we'd been talking about getting married, but i had no idea it was coming tonight. last night, we were driving somewhere and he mentioned that his brother & sister in law have wanted to go see the dark knight - and that we should babysit so they could - so i said, "lets do it tomorrow night." had no idea that i was setting in motion something that he was planning on having happen in a few days...
so after work, i headed over to jared & liz's house. madeline was of course adorable & kept telling me about secrets & surprises. i made no connection & looking back now, realize i could've. garrett all night was paying attention to what she was saying, diverting her if she started talking about anything that might resemble the surprise. so... while i was reading madeline a story tonight, garrett snuck outside to "take the trash out." when he came back in, i was sitting on the couch & he was a little hurried. i was a little confused, but just asked where he'd been... he explained he'd taken the trash out, which he had - but he'd also set things up, too... so then, he says, "lets wait awhile" and i was like, "wait for what?" his reply: to make out, in case madaline comes out. i was kinda like "whatever dude..." but didn't think much of it. so in the meantime, i talk on the phone with tib, we chatted & then all of a sudden, garrett asks me if i wanna go see the walls to the playhouse that jared is building for madaline. sure, says me... still not thinking anything of it.
so we go out into their backyard & i find this:
so your eyes are right - he has dr pepper bottles around the little setup, with 8 DOZEN roses & you might not be able to see it, but little bags of dr pepper jelly bellys too... ah. that boy is smart. he knows the way to my heart. no, i'm kidding. i love this boy so much - i can't wait. tomorrow i'll get someone to take some pictures of us together, when i don't look like a sick hag, too. :)