Six Year Engagementversary

Six years ago yesterday Colby and I got engaged. {10.23.10} Yes, I have shared this every year on this blog, but it’s such a fun day to reflect again that I am sharing again. While it might seem silly to some to celebrate engagement, first dates, etc, I believe that when you are going through trials the best thing to do is to seek the positive things in life and one of those things for me is the blessing of our marriage.

What a fun day to look back on! When I think about that our engagement day, my mind goes back to a state of shock. To say I was surprised was an understatement. We have lots of pictures and videos that show my reaction (thanks to the hidden photo/videographers). Don’t worry, I narrowed it down from the 900 pictures we got that day and am just sharing a handful.

For college I attended Baylor and Colby went to Kansas State so months before we had decided to go to the Baylor v. Kansas State football game, which also happened to be Baylor’s homecoming. We drove down early in the day to walk around campus, look at the homecoming floats, and take our time before the game started.

Colby was being very adamant about telling me where to go which is very out of character for him. He is usually easy going, patient, and has a very go with the flow personality. I started questioning him, including asking why he was wearing his nice shoes for a football game. After he walked me to a very pretty area of campus, he began telling me how much he loved me, started talking about the future, and proceeded to share more mushy stuff. I was not interested in having the conversation at the time and couldn’t figure out why he was bringing up serious topics at such a random time, but before I knew it he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. Despite the fact that the one knee is CODE for proposal, it took awhile to register what was going on. I’m not sure at what point it hit me, but I finally said YES. Two of our friends came out from behind the bushes and we continued to walk around campus as they took pictures.

But, the surprises were not over. There was a limo waiting for Colby and I. We enjoyed a ride together with some champagne while I continued to hyperventilate and process. Before I knew it, we had arrived at an area to pick up all of my friends. Apparently he had emailed them weeks in advance to let them know what he was up to and that he would be buying football tickets for all those who could attend. The football game got delayed because of a VERY major storm so we continued to ride around and celebrate in the limo. We were all soaked, but after the limo ride got to eat at a favorite restaurant and attend the game. To top it off Baylor beat KSU to became bowl eligible (which was a big deal for Baylor at the time).

The celebration continued the next day with more friends and both sets of our parents! Colby spent months planning including driving down the prior week to scope out the spot, being sneaky to buy the ring, and talking to my parents. What a fun day to remember!! God is good!

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Engagement - In Due Time Blog

The renactment.. this was supposed to be my reaction, not complete shock!!

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Engagement - Baylor University - In Due Time Blog

Engagement - Baylor University - In Due Time Blog

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Are you married? If so, how did you get engaged? Do you celebrate your engagementversary?

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  • Sharon
    Posted at 12:17h, 24 October Reply

    I love that you all celebrate your engagementversary! We have (so far) but we’ll see how long that lasts haha. But luckily we have a video from that day so we can still relive the moment every once in a while. And maybe show our kids!

  • Suzanne Hines
    Posted at 13:33h, 24 October Reply

    This is so fun!!!! I grew up overseas in West Africa, and I took my then boyfriend to visit where I had grown up. He completely surprised me by proposing to me on a sand dune…it was perfect! We totally celebrate our engagement anniversary…and ironically enough, our engagement anniversary was my due date, and this year our engagement anniversary was the date of my best friends wedding!

  • Charlotte
    Posted at 14:02h, 24 October Reply

    Awwwwwwwww <3 this! What an incredibly sweet and romantic engagement story 🙂 to many happy years together! Xoxo

  • Amy March
    Posted at 14:19h, 24 October Reply

    You guys look the same! and you’re so right about celebrating the good things we do have. I also love celebrating all the passing seasons and holidays fully instead of dreading their coming and going, which is so hard.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 14:53h, 24 October Reply

    I love this! We celebrate ours as well (May 5, 2007). I don’t think you can ever celebrate too many things. Life is too short to not get excited. One of my closest friends and I were engaged just hours apart. We love to reminisce. Congrats 🙂

    Posted at 07:26h, 25 October Reply

    That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing the story of your engagement with us! What a special memory.

  • Dawn
    Posted at 09:16h, 25 October Reply

    I love this story! I usually remember to mention to Justin that “hey, we got engaged today”, but we don’t usually celebrate it too much…we totally should! Your story is pretty much the opposite of my proposal…I’ve always wished that mine would’ve have been more elaborate because I waited so long for the right guy to come into my life, but J wanted to do it when I would least expect it so it was over a dinner of white chicken chili at his Sister’s house on a random night, lol.

  • Amie
    Posted at 10:26h, 25 October Reply

    I love reading this each year!! You two are just the cutest!!

  • Jessica
    Posted at 15:07h, 25 October Reply

    What a cool story and fun that you all celebrate this great milestone!

  • Amy Hagerup
    Posted at 20:15h, 25 October Reply

    Wow! That was amazing. I loved the photos too. What a great memory.

  • Lily
    Posted at 12:07h, 26 October Reply

    I remember reading y’all’s story on getting engaged 2 years ago, I think! You guys are such a beautiful couple. Hope you guys had a great celebration!

  • Amanda Bumgarner
    Posted at 15:35h, 26 October Reply

    Love these pictures! So fun. We got engaged in 2010 too, the day after Christmas. It’s an easy day to remember so we always talk about it on that date and remember the fun times 🙂

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 13:56h, 10 December Reply

    I know I’m like a month and a half late commenting, lol. It’s so cool you celebrate your engagement. And that you got pictures! We got engaged in 2004 so digital cameras were just starting. His proposal was very low-key, and I was kinda expecting it, but the cool thing is he asked me one year to the minute after he had asked me out. We wanted to get married one year later, too, but that date didn’t make sense the next year, so we got married a couple weeks past the one-year point. We don’t celebrate our first date/engagement date, and actually I can’t always remember the exact date anymore!

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