The Day He Proposed

The day he proposed, we wandered the lavender fields in Sequim, enchanted by the low hum of bumbling bees and the heated scent of dirt and summer and lavender permeating the air.

We picked handfuls of flowers, which sat in the car and filled the heated interior with their delightful spicy scent as we drove from one field to the other, enchanted by the vibrant colors and uniform beauty.

We walked along a cliffside path beneath the hot summer sun, staring out over the sea into the hazy distance, watching the waves crash upon the shore as a lone deer drank from the ocean.

And as I stared out into the hazy blue, he put his arms around me, rested his head against mine, opened a small wooden box, and whispered “Will you marry me?”

I stared at the sapphire surrounded by sparkling diamonds, and said “Are you serious?”

With amusement in his voice, he responded, “Yeah.”

In shock and awe, I said “Is this for real?”

Chuckling this time, he again repeated, “yeah.”

And, finally, I said yes. I didn’t cry when he proposed, nor when we talked about a tentative date, nor when I called my family and close friends to tell them the news. It was not until eight hours later when I was alone on my bed, flipping through a wedding magazine and suddenly the tears and the laughter came. I sat there with my face covered repeating to myself “I’m going to get married!”

And on December 8, 2012, one day less than a year after our very first date, I am going to marry my best friend and the love of my life. Now, as we register for things, discuss wedding decorations, listen to possible ceremony songs, I feel waves of overwhelming joy and I cry every time.  I think I’ll probably cry every day for the next four months.

I’m getting married!



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  • Trish

    Oh what a sweet and beautiful story.  I always think of myself as kind of a toughie, but I balled when my fiance proposed.  You are in for SUCH a great next couple of months.  Also, I may have to check out this beautiful lavender field.  I live in Seattle so why not huh?  It is GORGEOUS.  What a perfect place, and how wonderful that you have documented pics!

  • Emily

    So very happy for you, congratulations once again! You will be a gorgeous bride 😀

    *Is still squeeing silently inside XD 

  • alena wang

    Awww, this just melted me inside! Congratulations, I love the casualness and beauty of the proposal. Man, he couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place. I feel so happy for you; you’ll be an amazing bride and of course still a great, awesome couple. Good luck for the future and the wedding Kristina. Wish you the best!

  • Tec

    To start off with — CONGRATS!!!
    Thereafter: Please don’t hurt me!I know I kinda disappeared off the face of the earth, but I have a very good reason, or reasons.
    Life has been very hectic with huge amounts of ups and down.
    But still I know that’s no excuse 😉
    Nonetheless, I’m so very happy for you, and no don’t think I’ve forgotten you. I haven’t… unless you’ve forgotten me… hmm.Hehe. 
    I wish you and your soon-to-be husband all the very best, and that your life together is one grand and happy journey 😀

    Love you loads 😉

  • ashy

    woaaah Kristina! wat a happy moment and wat better place to be at 🙂 congratulationssssssss
    i can understand how super busy u will get in the times ahead, wishing u all the best with wedding preps! 
    btw, lovely pics as always, delight to see 🙂

  • Elana Katz

    Aaaah, I missed the post below, but now I can finally say CONGRATULATIONS! It’s kind of crazy how I’ve never met you, but I’m just filled with so much joy and excitement for you. This post is beautiful and nearly made me tear up. This is such an exciting time and you deserve every moment of it. I cannot wait to see how you plan your wedding! 

  • anon

    CONGRATULATIONS, KRISTINA! <3 I wish you and Mr. Owl all the very best!

    Ahh, that field is gorgeous and the ring is beautiful and the proposal was just amazing. I love the casual yet sincere feel to his proposal and your acceptance. I hope the only tears in the future for you are happy ones! 🙂

    Congrats again!

  • BethieWood

    I love your response. If and when I ever get asked that question, my reaction will probably be very similar. “You’re joking. I mean… really? You sure? ME? For real? …… OMIGAWSH, IT’S REAL!!!”

  • Jeanne Corvellec

    I really don’t come here often enough!! Congratulations to you both, it’s so great! And the pictures in the lavender fields are wonderful. What a beautiful scenery for a proposal. 🙂

  • myidahohome

    Yours is one of the first blogs I started reading and I’ve enjoyed your journey with Mr. Owl, blessings to you both.