Hello all! To say it has been a minute since I have posted, is an understatement! So first off, I want to say I am so sorry. I have had so much occur in these last two months and I am so looking forward to posting again. First off, I graduated…can we get a hallelujah?! This was the main reason I have been putting LPOLN on the back burner. I had to pass my boards, which is literally the most stressful thing you can put yourself through…well minus running a marathon. I would assume that would be pretty stressful, but, that is something I’ll just take your word for. But I PASSED, started a new job at a cancer center all within a week. All during that week Kyle had been being a con-artist and pulled off quite the proposal…yes, you heard me correctly, proposal. Seriously still so surreal typing that.
So here it is…
I don’t even know where to begin. On September 11th, 2015 a little more joy came into a day full of grief. Kyle had originally planned to ask the day prior, but due some minor issues like rain, a lack of time, and my ring traveling to Michigan instead of Mississippi, he moved it a day later. Minor issues right? The original plan was for him to pick up my ring in MS while I was taking my registry and pop the question that night, but the address in his phone was taking him nine hours north.. to MI. See just a minor mishap, one letter! If you know Kyle at all you know he was heart broken that his plan wasn’t going to be fulfilled, but this makes me love our story even more. When he told me, I died laughing, not because he had made an abbreviation mistake, but because this was a perfect explanation of our lives together. We live an imperfect, absolute perfect, complete cluster of a life together and I wouldn’t have it any other way. So kids, the moral of that story is that we know geography sucks, but you may need to learn those “pointless” abbreviations and mistakes happen…that is what makes life more exciting.
I mean first off, let’s talk about how magical it looks! Literally it was a dream…and I may or may not ask him to propose to me on a regular basis now! We had reservations at my favorite restaurant as a celebration for passing my test. On the way to dinner, Ashley from Omar’s -AKA- one of my girlfriends, Brittany called and changed our reservations. Seriously people, I am surrounded my con-artist. Kyle even saved her phone number as Omar’s Uptown, I know, I know I should’ve gotten away from the crazy man while I could’ve. So to pass time we just decided to drive around and just stumbling across my favorite place on this earth…my grandpa’s farm.For those who do not know, my grandpa is my main man, seriously we are best friends. As a child I would go fish at the farm, try to drive trucks at the farm, and my favorite (this is a no judgement zone) my aunt would pack my lunch and let me go eat with the cows in the pasture at the farm… Arkansas girl say heyyy! There is just something magical about that place. My grandfather passed away in February of this year and I often find myself wondering down the old back roads to find my happy place, to find our farm. So when we pulled up I didn’t think anything about it.
As we drove around I saw something white in the distance, as we came closer I asked Kyle what it was. He awkwardly shrugged off the question and continued rambling ninety to nothing about the most random things. As we got closer I realized it was a flower arrangement. My heart dropped. I looked over at Kyle and said, “This is for me, isn’t it?” He grinned, nodded, and with tears in his eyes sighed a sigh of relief that he didn’t have to continue his ramble on the way to bail hay. As we turned the corner my heart dropped again, as I saw the most romantic set up. He had hung candles all throughout an Oak tree and set up a table, full of my favorite things. I was in awe, I am still in awe, it was breath-taking.And just like that, all my dreams had come true. Kyle got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. To say I am overjoyed is a complete understatement. I get to marry the man of my dreams and I can not wait to share all my wedding planning fun with you all!
I could not have planned a more perfect proposal. I had always wanted it at my grandpa’s farm, but had never spoken it to anyone. The fact that Kyle knew that, proves that he truly knows my heart.I am so appreciative of him and everyone else that helped to pull this off. I truly felt my grandpa’s present there the entire night. I want to give a special thank you to Pinkston Photography for hiding in the woods for hours and giving us the most beautiful pictures and Omar’s Uptown for making sure our night was perfect! And of course to all my con-artist family and friends, ya’ll are the best! Here’s to wedding planning!