Monday, March 7, 2011

"Applelyn" is getting married!

The long awaited proposal has finally happened!!!! And we were able to be a part of it. Melinda and Matt got engaged on Saturday and it was so much fun.
They had planned on going to Bend for the day, but Melinda woke up with a fever, so they cancelled their plans. Of all the days, right? We eventually lured her out of bed, made sure her fever was under control (I must have asked her if she had taken her ibuprofen at least twenty times), and then practically had to force her out of the house. She thought they were meeting all of the family for an early dinner, and that some of us were running late, so they went to Bush park to "kill some time". She was totally clueless.
Mike and I had raced ahead of them, giving us just enough time to prep the gazeebo, find a hiding spot for Mike to take pictures from and get our van moved to a location where it couldn't be seen. I got to watch the whole thing happen from our van (yes, it was borderline creepy as I stalked them from across the street and then moved in to get a closer view so I could see it all go down). I couldn't help but get choked up as I saw the proposal happening. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for sure!
We are so happy for both of them. They are planning their wedding for August 26th and we are all really excited to be a part of their special day.


Jenni K. said...

That sounds like a lot of fun =) Please congratulate your sister for me.

Meghan said...

How sweet that you and Mike were able to be such a big part of this and "stalk" from nearby. Congratulations to the happy couple!