Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our Proposal!

Next week marks our 3 year wedding anniversary. I can not believe it! They always say time flies when you're having fun, but I sort of feel like that's an understatement. I feel like we just got married yesterday. Anyway, I will spend all next week reminiscing on all our fun times leading up to our fairy tale wedding, but today, I'm looking back on the night we got engaged, 4 1/2 years ago! 

It was May of 2009. We went on a cruise to Grand Cayman and Jamaica for my college graduation gift. We were supposed to go to Cozumel also, but that was during the big Swine Flu outbreak, so all Mexican ports were shut down. We had more fun at sea anyway! 

We spent some time at Justin's dad's in Houston, Texas, celebrating his 50th birthday with a baseball game and fun on the boat, before he took us to get on the cruise in Galveston. 

Our first port was Jamaica, where we did a zip line through the jungle, then went to a Jamaican Bob Sled exhibit and had lunch. We also climbed Dunn's River Falls, the famous waterfall in Jamaica, and that was probably the highlight for me. It was absolutely gorgeous and so fun. 

Our second stop was Grand Cayman, which we both LOVED. We spent the day exploring, and stops included 7-Mile Beach, Margaritaville, and Senor Frogs. We had a wonderful day, and little did I know the night would only get better. 

Justin proposed once we got back on the boat and were sitting on the balcony drinking some rum we had bought at port. I was completely shocked and overjoyed. How he waited almost a week before doing it is beyond me! I look back on the pictures and just get the biggest smile on my face. At that point in my life, that had been the best night ever! Little did I know, it would only continue to get better! 

That night, we went to the Sunflower Room, where one of our favorite musicians, Timmy, was playing. We had been to see him all every night after dinner, and had become friends with him. He was our age, and was from South Carolina. I loved his southern accent! He played our favorite song for us as we danced and everyone watched and clapped. It was truly like a movie! (Justin later told me that he had told Timmy in advance his plans! Stinker!)

The rest of the cruise seemed to fly by, probably because I was floating on cloud 9! I was so excited,  and showed off my bling to everyone! I could not wait to get home and tell all of our family (of course, our parents knew) and friends, and start wedding planning!

At port in Galveston before getting on the boat

Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica

Dinner one night

7-Mile Beach in Grand Cayman

Senor Frogs in Grand Cayman

Right after he proposed! You can tell I had been crying!

So happy!

Showing off my new bling!

At the Sunflower room with Timmy

Dinner the next night, celebrating!

Arriving back in Texas on the last night, excited for the future!


  1. this was an adorable post =) cruises are always fun !

  2. Awwww what a great proposal story! I especially love the last picture :-)

  3. What a sweet story! Love how excited you look in the after picture!!


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