You guys, I am elated. I am overjoyed. I am so very excited to be marrying my best friend, Lucas!!!!
I don't even know where to begin... Here is a starter, I did NOT see this coming. Well, I mean, we have definitely discussed marriage but I was envisioning it more in the future, not now! So, when the fourth of July rolled around, this was very far from my mind.
We have two anniversaries. Yes, two. On July 1, 2011, I moved to Sacramento to start my journey with Lucas. That weekend, the fourth, we spent a beautiful couple of days in Napa. While we were there, Lucas said that he wanted to celebrate our anniversary on the fourth, because, that way, there will always be fireworks. Yes, folks, that is right, "SO THERE WILL ALWAYS BE FIREWORKS." **swoon** Since then, we have celebrated it on the fourth, but are also very aware of how important the first is as well.
This year, we celebrated our four year anniversary. My dad and step-mom, Susie, were in town and we held a small family BBQ at our place. The whole day, Lucas was acting so strange. He was visibly nervous and I thought it was because my family was in town. That, or the fact that we were hosting a gathering. Looking back, it is so funny because all the signs were there, especially the closer we got to fireworks, but again, I was clueless.
We went to the beach and as the sun was starting to set, Lucas asked me to slow dance. We do this often, so I didn't put to much stock into it, then I looked over and he was on one knee. This part is a complete black out moment for me. I was so overwhelmingly happy and surprised that I cannot remember what happened!!! Here is what happened according to eye witnesses aka our families. Lucas asked if I would make him the happiest man for the rest of his life, I said, 'are you serious?!' then I shoved him a little and said, 'thank you.' It was a moment of tears and joy. We popped some champagne and Lucas and I spent some alone time on the beach. It was hands down, the best day of my life so far!
Family is the most important thing to me and Lucas nailed it in two different ways. First, my family and his family were there. Not too mention he asked permission from not just my Dad, but from my Sister and Brother as well. (Thank you, Jehn and Tommy, for keeping it a secret from me!) Second, my ring is Lucas' grandmother's EXACT ring. It is so special! (and beautiful!) I think it is fair to say, he is a keeper!!!
Now it is time to do all the fun stuff!!!!! I will keep you updated with all of the fun little details!!!
Squeeze - Liz