Sunday, April 26, 2009

We're Engaged!!

I'm sure a lot of you know already that Dean "popped the question" on Saturday but here is the whole story...

We thought that we would take a nice day trip to Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The weather was supposed to be beautiful and we really wanted to go to the National Museum of American History.

So we planned out the day and decided what we would do. We got ready last night and woke up at 5:30ish to get on the road. Since it was supposed to be 90 degrees in DC I was planning on wearing shorts. Only to find out that I left all of my shorts back in Hollidaysburg. Ugh. I was set on wearing jeans but it was going to be wayyyyy hot. We stopped at Walmart on the way out of town and got a pair of shorts. haha.

We finally got on the road to DC. It took almost two hours to get there. We parked and started walking toward the museum. Dean kept making me walk on his right side and I didn't know why. Turns out the ring box was in his left pocket. Dean kept saying he wanted to see the Jefferson Memorial too and it was on the way. We stumbled upon the George Mason Memorial. I was intrigued since I am a direct descendant of him. We started reading about him and then walked past the pool and fountain back to the statue. There was one other guy there-- mind you it was like 9am. He was your typical tourist with his backpack and huge camera. He read EVERYTHING and Dean said it was getting annoying that he was there.

So I was done with this memorial and ready to head to the museum. Dean INSISTED that we stay there and read all of the quotes and such. The guy finally left and Dean was done reading the quotes. He then sat on the bench. I asked what he was doing. We had just arrived to the city and he was ready to take a break. He asked me to come sit with him. I kept saying "come on, let's get to the museum." He proceeded to tell me how much he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He then got down on one knee and pulled out the ring and asked me to marry him! Of course-- I SAID YES!!!!

Then we spent the day at the museum. We then came back to Shippensburg and went to a BBQ at Amanda's house. What a fantastic day!

Dean is looking nervous



Done with the museum. Ready to head home.

We passed the memorial on our way to the car.
Such a pretty place!

Today is Geno's 1st Birthday...
Pictures coming soon!



Nate said...

Yay! Sara and I are super excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute story...I'm so excited for you guys!

GrandmomMc said...

Congratulations to you both. What a cute couple.

Andrew's mom said...

I am so happy for you guys and excited! I can't believe my baby brother is engaged! But it couldn't be to a better girl!

Kate said...

I think Geno is in need of a little attention sooooo HAPPPPPY BIRTHDAY GENO!

Ray said...

I couldn't be happier for both of you! What a great story and a great memory... looking forward to sharing many more!