Monday, July 30, 2007

The Perfect Proposal!






Can you believe it! I had a feeling something was up when I got a delivery on my doorstep Saturday morning. Inside the box on my doorstep was a handpainted Russian doll. My mom had one of these and I used to play with it all the time when I was little. I opened the doll and on the inside was a note telling me to get ready because we were about to head off to Big Sur for the day, and oh by the way, make sure you bring nice dress for dinner.
So we headed to Big Sur.... We stopped along the way at Salmon Creek to check out a really cool waterfall. As we were walking up towards the waterfall, I noticed another Russian doll sitting on a rock in front of us... hmm.... Well this doll had another nice note inside. So as I tried not to think too much about what was going on, we sat and enjoyed the waterfall for a few hours.
Next, it was time to head to the beach at Plaskett Creek. It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm so we decided to walk the beach. (Little did I know Tim was looking for a specific spot, while I thought we were just walking along) So we get to the far South side of the beach and Tim wants to turn around and walk to the North side of the beach. Of course, I complained and said I was hungry and that we should just sit down here and eat.... So he convinced me to walk all the way to the North side of the beach where he pointed to a blanket sitting in the sand. This wasn't any blanket setup either.... Before us sat a dozen roses in in a vase and an assortment of drinks in an ice bucket, the next Russian Doll with another sweet note, and rose petals scattered all over the beach near us. I was really shocked at this, and I know that Tim was really pleased with the work that his sister and friends had done for us.
So... we ate lunch, enjoyed the beach, played some bocce ball, and quite a few hours later he got down on one knee and popped the question. He pulled the next Russian doll out of his pocket and of course the ring was inside! Believe it or not, the day was not over yet. We headed off to Ragged Point to eat dinner. We arrived at the restaurant and our table was the best looking table in the restaurant as the girls had also made a stop by there and placed another dozen roses, rose petals, candles, and the last Russian doll on the table.
Needless to say, the day really was perfect and Tim worked really hard on making sure it was nothing less.

13 comments:

AH said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited for you both! Contgrats, congrats! It sounds like Tim did a great job planning a beautiful, romantic day. We can't wait for the wedding (don't wait too long - we recommend a short engagement). Enjoy this special time!

aprilmae said...

I am so glad your day was so perfect! I am so happy for you two, and can't wait for the wedding!

Matthew said...

So that's how it went, I guess I should be a better roommate and actually figure out what's going in life. Congrats again.... looks like you have a bit of free time creating this blog. ;-)

Dillie-O said...

WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!

Congrats Tim and Debra, we are SOOOO excited for you guys!!!! Debra, I don't think we've formally met, but we'll have to work things out to make it to the wedding!!!

Congrats again guys! We'll be praying for all the plans to flow by fast and smooth and for a wonderful life together!!! We're so jazzed!!!!

Sean, Jen, Rylee & Haylee

Eileen said...

Wow---I get to be a mother-in-law! I am so excited for you both, and look forward to Debra joining our family!

MOM

turner88 said...

Congrats! Man, if only I saw you two days later I would have seen your ROCK!

Cameron Ingalls said...

AWESOME! Tim really outdid himself. Puts most guys to shame really. ;)

Ryan and Camille said...

nice work. we finally got a chance to check out your web page, and were excited to read all the details of the proposal. i would have expected nothing less than pure romanticism from you tim, you taught me everything i know.
I am so excited to see you both in person! Congratulations!
ryan and camille

Aunt Phil said...

Tim and Debra,
I am so happy for you both. Debra, I can't wait to meet you. Welcome to the family. It was great that Charity and company could help you pull-off such a wonderful surprise and help make this very special time even more special. May this time of preparation be all you could hope for and the Lord truly bless you both.

christa p said...

we are so excited for you guys!! congrats :) way to go on the proposal tim!! it seems like forever but it will come so fast....march is a super time to get married :) and you will enjoy marriage too...5 years and we're still fans! we are praying for you guys during this time...enjoy!

abe chris and the girls

Lisa said...

Congrats, so glad you two are tying the knot. Couldnt think of anyone better for either of you two.

janai said...

Congrats you guys! I'm glad I could be there for the 1st big day, since I won't be able to be around for the second :( Happy Wedding Planning!

Jennifer Schlenker said...

So Excited for both of you!