Monday, January 4, 2010

How Matt Proposed!

Matt told me at the beginning of Christmas break that he wanted to take me out on a nice date. I did not think much of it because he does stuff like this all the time. He told me to get all dressed up and we would first go walk along the beach at sunset and then go out to a nice dinner in Newport. I was excited for this date.

New Years Eve came and I got all dressed up (in a hurry), and we drove down to the balboa peer. We walked around the board walk. I was a brat and tried to convince Matt that I did not want to walk on the beach. I complained that I did not want to take off my shoes walk on the beach get my feet all sandy and then put back on my nice shoes. He finally convinced me that he will brush off my feet and make sure that there was no sand before my shoes went back on my feet (isn't he the best?).

We walked along the beach just as the sun was setting. I was in hyperactive mode. I was talking about cake, I just wanted to walk because I had not worked out that day, and talking about what we were doing that night. I was oblivious to how romantic my adorable boyfriend was being. We stopped and looked at the sunset as he held me close while I continued to ramble about who knows what. My ADD and the fact that I was freezing kicked in and I tried to convince him that it was time to go. He held me tighter in hopes that I would warm up. He said just wait until the sun sets over Catalina and then we can go.

The sun set over Catalina creating the most beautiful red sunset I have ever seen. He then told me softly that he has the most amazing girlfriend ever and that he cannot wait to spend the rest of his life with me. I turned to kiss him thinking I am so cold, the sun has set over Catalina maybe now we can leave. He kissed me and then as I was trying to go. He said you know there is one more thing I have to do. He began to drop down to one knee. As he did so I proclaimed, "You lied to me!" He laughed and proceeded with asking the question I did not think would be asked until February "Will you marry me?" He held in his hand a box with the most beautiful, sparkly ring (it is a rock). I said yes. We then continued to walk back to the car because I was cold (I know I am pathetic).

After we called both of our parents and walked down the Pier we went dinner and the Cannery. We had the most amazing 4 course meal over looking the water on Lido island. It was so cute and romantic. The entire dinner I could not help but smile. I looked down at the ring that fit perfectly on my finger and continued thinking I am marrying my best friend. We ate our dinner and then continued down to my house where we celebrated with my family. We then proceeded back up to Newport where we spent the night with his family.

I am so happy and lucky. He did a great job picking out the ring. He did a great job surprising me. He did a great job with everything.


Ali & Greg said...

So Cute....LOVE IT!!!

Evan and Savannah McBride said...

Kristen, what a neat proposal, and I just read your guys' background story too, SO dang cute!! I am super happy for you! We'll have to double sometime! Just like we used to, haha :)!!!!

Heather and Taylor said...

Woohoo!! I love it!! Congrats we are so thrilled for the two of you! xoxo

Stephanie is currently under construction. said...

Love your ring and love your story!

g. lock said...

How cute! Congrats, we are so happy for you. Married life is fantastic. And I know what you mean, if I am cold I act the same way. I was freezing right before Andrew proposed and being the biggest brat..ha woops!


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Surrendor said...

What a romantic way of proposing! This is very interesting,
Also, your writing style is great too. Congratulations!