Although you were all having a grand time being highly entertained by my dating escapades, those days have come to an end. Yes, it is official, Kirk and I are engaged!
It all happened Friday night. I was down in San Clemente visiting Kirk last weekend. Friday was a long day, and our evening consisted of having dinner at the Charthouse restaurant in Dana Point (so good), visiting with a bunch of his extended family at his grandparents’ house (who all knew Kirk’s plan), and going to Kirk's friend's wedding reception (to be around more people that already knew).
We get there and start walking down the path for a little while. Then Kirk decides we should sit down on a nearby bench. As I walk up to the bench, I notice that it's covered in rose petals, and there's flowers. I realize what's happening and Kirk says, "Look over there!" Down on the beach in huge letters was written "MARRY ME" in glowsticks. As soon as I turn back around, Kirk's down on one knee and the rest is self explanatory.
Yes, Kirk did an amazing job and it was very romantic. Kirk is wonderful, and I never realized any one person could make me so happy. As we dated and I got to know him better, I was only more impressed with how talented, driven, smart, caring, and sweet he is. And although his appearance in my life was unexpected (to everyone, I think), he is everything I've ever wanted and more, and I love him very much.
I know this post is probably getting super long but I promised Mom I'd post the pictures. A lot of thanks is due to his little sister and her friend, who set it all up, and then hid in some bushes like paparazzi.
Cancel any Christmas vacation plans, because December 27th is the date, in the L.A. temple.
And believe it or not, he is excited to be a part of this crazy family, and claims he finds Dad's jokes funny. That won't last long.