Monday, November 30, 2009


In the midst of last week's festivities, Eric and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.  It was pretty low key, but exactly the way we wanted it.  We often talk about "old" times when we were dating and first married.  We've been so blessed, we have lots of good memories already. 

Just over four years ago, Eric and I were in my apartment while I was getting ready for our date that night.

I remember saying, "I've never had a guy watch me get ready for a date with him before."

Eric's response: "We're not going on a date."

I didn't know it at the time, but he was trying to play it cool.  I was livid that he didn't think our night counted as a date.  So, ornery as can be, I went with Eric to our favorite restaurant, Happy Sumo.

After dinner, Eric said he wanted to drive up into the canyon to hang out for a little bit.  Totally not my kind of thing, so I got a little ornerier.  After we parked, got out and sat on the hood of the car, Eric pulled out a large cardboard box full of smaller jewelry boxes.  I immediately burst into tears, I felt so bad for being such a brat all night.  Thankfully, Eric was very forgiving, and he let me open up each of the jewelry boxes.  Every box contained a little note or trinket that Eric had made for me.

Finally, we got to the last box and Eric said he got to open that one.  At this point, I was crying SO hard I couldn't see a thing.  My guilty tears were happy tears at this point, but they were still blinding.  I knew what was in the box Eric had just opened, but I couldn't see or think of anything.  Neither one of us can remember exactly what he said, but we both remember that I said yes!

 Our night didn't end there.  With his ring on my finger, Eric took me back to our apartment complex where he had assembled all of my favorite (local) people and my favorite foods for an engagement party.

The night of our engagement was pretty much indicative of how the next four years would go...I would be bratty, Eric would be extremely thoughtful and kind, then forgiving, and I would wonder how in the world I landed such a catch.  Four years later, I am still the luckiest girl in the world.


Andrea said...

oh dear how i love you guys. love that i got to be there at the "party". love that we are still friends. love that you have a cute little family. congrats on the 4 years.

ps i need those pictures. they crack me up.

Laura Denner said...

Ahhh...that story made ME tear up :) Maybe for some hopeful reasons of my own ;) Happy 4 years, and here's to a million more!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember going to your reception and thinking about how much I had to do for our wedding less than a month later. You guys are the cutest couple and have the cutest family.

Bonners said...

I never heard your proposal story. Way to go Eric! I love the post party pictures.

Meg Shaver said...

Congrats on the four years seems crazy to me! Time goes by fast! I love you guys!