Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jesse's Girl

I had been wanting to go to the Arboretum to look at all the new plantings for a long while, but Jesse kept saying we would go later. (Jesse is a horticulturist at the arboretum...not sure if I mentioned that or not).

So, on Wednesday June 1st...he said we would go out to dinner and then would take a walk through the Arboretum where he would show me all the new plants. I was excited, not even suspecting what was in store!

Before this, I had been a little concerned because driving home from my parent's house over Memorial Day, he was really, really quiet- which was so unusual for him. I asked him about it twice before and he said he was just thinking...

So we went out to dinner on Wednesday at an Italian restaurant here in Lexington. It was very good food! I brought up his quietness one more time and asked him was he was thinking about- his answer was "stuff". I pushed it a little further with, "what stuff?" He said: "I'll tell you later" and he laughed. He seemed fine after that.

We finished up dinner and drove to the arboretum. We held hands as we walked and he pointed out all the new plantings over the arboretum since the last time I had been there. He had done a lot of work and it looked beautiful! At the garden area, we ate a few strawberries and a raspberry each.

Then we went to the rose garden. The arboretum has thousands of roses which are beautiful and smell heavenly. He showed me several of them and pointed out the names as I admired each of them.

A few minutes later, we walked over to the rose arbor which was filled with climbing roses. We sat on a bench, holding hands and talking for about 15 minutes.

Jesse then got really quiet...I was starting to get just a little concerned again...

when he says:

"Natasha, I have a question to ask you..."
"Ok"
"but you can't cry until after I'm finished..." and right then I knew it was coming!

Then he got up off the bench and down on one knee and took something out of his pocket and told me that he doesn't have much, but everything he has is mine...and...

"Will you marry me?"

"Yes!!! Yes, I will"

and then we kissed.

Inside the box was this:



Afterward we sat and smiled and laughed and talked about plans and held hands.

And that's the story I'll tell for the rest of my life when someone asks how my husband proposed to me!

16 comments:

Brenna said...

Aww, too sweet! The ring is so pretty!

Holly Walker Kravetz said...

You get all the above labels (cool; Funny; I agree; Pretty)!! I am so thrilled, and excited! I cried as I read your blog, it's so sweet and perfect in every way for you! Congratulations the future Mrs. Jesse the Horticulturist!

Art For Little Hands said...

soo cute! You got a winner with a horticulturalist. I would love that! I probably make so many planting mistakes. I like the way he asked too. I am so happy. I love proposal stories and I love that you get to tell this one the rest of your life. Lucky girl!

Art For Little Hands said...

Oh and I love your ring. I wish mine looked just like yours. I think it is perfect.

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, Natasha, your ring is absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love it! Wow! Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to see it in person!

Michemily said...

Ack!!!!! Congratulations. How sweet!

Valerie said...

Love it!!!!!!!!! And when I say "it" I mean everything!

Veralyn said...

Awwwwww......how happy!!!! What a cute way to propose :) That is really neat that is in horticulture!! That is a job that comes with lots of beauty :D
Happy for you both!!

Noelle said...

Woo Hoo!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

Ashley McLemore (Dickinson) said...

YAY! This is the post I've been waiting for. Eternally happy for you to have found such a fantastic guy. You certainly deserve it lady!

Pam alias Mom said...

Thanks for letting me know about your blog so I could read that lovely proposal. The ring is beautiful and I agree that a horticulturalist will be nice to have around. I am so happy for you and Jesse. He got an amazing girl who will be an amazing wife.

Becky said...

You know in The Sound of Music when Ralph kisses Liesl and she stands in the rain with her arms out-stretched and says, "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"? I just did that after reading your engagement story! Congratulations! I am so so so so happy for you! And Jesse sounds SO SO SO SO much cooler than stinky old Ralph. He sounds WONDERFUL! Love you Natasha...I'm SO happy for you!

PS - gorgeous ring!

Kathleen said...

Ahhhh! I'm just smiling and smiling and feeling so happy for you!! Hah! Congratulations. Your ring is lovely, really. Blessings on you! I could go on and on. I'm quite excited.

Tasha said...

Hooray, Hooray, Hooray! I am so, so happy for you! When and where are you getting married? You better share all the details with us!

BTW, that's EXACTLY what my ring looks like. Good taste :)

Teachinfourth said...

Congrats.

mallory said...

Natasha!! This is beautiful. I cried. You are so amazing. I can't wait to hear and read all about it. Congratulations!!!

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