HE SAID YES! WE’RE ENGAGED!

What a beautiful and memorable weekend it has been. I’ve been planning a really special surprise for a little over a month… and I finally got to execute it! I asked Dexter to marry me. You heard that right: I asked!

A year ago on March 31, 2018- we found out we were pregnant. When I initially took the pregnancy test & it was positive, I was so shocked and I was freaking out. We weren’t “trying” to have a baby (also I didn’t even know if I could get pregnant because of my health issues), and I had a year left of school until I graduated. But after being pregnant and giving birth to our healthy & perfect girl, I realized that there was never going to be a “perfect” time to have a baby. Eloise has bonded Dexter and I in a way I cannot explain. It’s made us appreciate one another, and my love for him has deepened. So, I was thinking about all of this and it hit me: I should ask this man to marry me. I want to spend the rest of my life with him, and in the 7+ years of being together the timing finally felt right. So what better way, than to pop the question on our “finding out we are pregnant” anniversary?

So, I asked my sisters to be there so they can take pictures. My twin sister, brother-in-law and niece came up for a “weekend visit” and we all went for a scenic drive to Muir Beach. It was such a beautiful day: warm and sunny. I picked a nice little view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and read a special letter I wrote for Dexter… then I got down on one knee. He said YES! He’s been upgraded to my fiancé! 🙂 He reacted how I thought he would: he was super shocked and had no idea it was coming. I’m so happy I got to pull off such an amazing surprise! He’s usually the one surprising me in our relationship, but this time the tables were turned. 😉

We’ve already picked our wedding date & we know where we want to get married. I’m really excited to pick the perfect dress. Bring on the wedding planning!