Better than I could have imagined.

So…Where do I begin?

It’s September 22, 2013 and well….


It all took place on a cloudy sunday afternoon.

Kyle and I were planning on having a beach date Friday, 

but there was 100% chance of thunderstorms so we changed those plans REAL quick.

Instead we randomly decided to go Sunday because the weather was SO nice.

He picked me up fully prepared with a cooler packed with all of my favorite snacks & drinks

and we started heading towards the beach!

 As we kept getting closer the weather kept getting worse.

Justtttttttt our luck, 

but hey we weren’t going to let that stop us from having a nice/relaxing day.

So we found a nice little place where we could drive his jeep on the beach 

and set up a little spot for us.

We sat under the rain clouds hand in hand listening to some good ol’ country music

and talking about pretty much everything.

Then it started to rain on us…and we were freezing.

Thank God kyle had a blanket in his jeep,

We looked like a couple of homeless crazies wrapped up in a 

blanket staring at each other and giggling.

After the rain finally stopped we walked around the beach searching for sea shells, 

but there weren’t any.

It’s kind of funny how there were SO many things going wrong but for some reason

both of us didn’t care at all and were seriously having the BEST time.

I couldn’t have looked any more un-attracive with my messy bun, 100 fly away hairs

and bloated belly from chips & guac, but he still continued to tell me how pretty I was

and that this is definitely when he thinks I’m the prettiest 

(guys are SO weird)


I know I’ve told y’all before that Kyle has never been a fan of dancing,

You know like country dancing, 2 step, heel to toe, dosey doe, all that fun stuff!

Well I have always loved it,

[but am the absolute worst, since Kyle will never take me!]

and have spent the majority of our relationship begging him to dance with me.

[don’t get me wrong, we always dance together around his apartment, just being silly.]

Long story short,

 before Kyle got his knee surgery he promised me that he would start dancing with me

as soon as he was all healed up.

So we’re sitting on the back of his jeep singing a long to the radio when he 

sticks out his hand, I take it and we start [trying] to 2 step.

Dear God, we are awful.

I don’t think either of us have laughed that hard or had that much fun in a while.

I think we danced around for an hour, maybe even more. 

At times we were pretty good, but for the most part we were stepping all over each other 

and laughing uncontrollably.

We decided to take a break and went back to sitting and talking in the back of his jeep.

By this time we had been there for like 3 or 4 hours and it was close to getting dark.

I think that he sensed I was about ready to go home.

“You ready to go babe?”

For some reason I could sense that he didn’t want to leave, part of me didn’t either

because we had such an incredible day but I was absolutely exhausted.

We started packing everything up and once everything was put away

he grabbed my hand and walked me to the passenger seat and I hopped in,

I was sitting in the passenger seat sideways facing him, and he had this big smile on

his face and then gave me a hug. 

He looked at me with the cutest face and said 

“Let’s have one more dance before we go, we need the practice”

My eyes lit up, and my mind started going crazy.

I turned on his jeep for some background music and we started dancing again.

“Is he stalling? What’s going on? He’s not shaking, and doesn’t seem nervous. 

Maybe he’s just being sweet, Am I shaking?! Breathe Monica”

While we were dancing we were talking about our day and how perfect it was.

Every now and then we would stop because we would mess up so much 

and pull away from each other and just laugh.

At one point we pulled away from each other but were still holding hands, 

and this time I could feel his hand trembling,

 I leaned in to hug him and both of our hearts were basically punching each other.

I knew something was about to happen and it felt like my entire body was shutting down.

Never in my life have I seen Kyle act nervous before this moment.

Which made me 10x more nervous.

I know we were having some sort of conversation but I can’t remember

anything at all. All I remember is hearing these words…

Kyle : “Well I really wanted to wait for the sun to come out 

but I guess I won’t make you wait any longer”

Me: [dying, freaking out, can’t breathe, what’s my face doing?!] 

“Wait for what?”

Kyle gets down on his knee and pulls out the most beautiful ring

[still no clue where he pulled it from or how long he had been holding it?!]

“Will you marry me?”

After that moment everything is such a blur, 

once I saw him kneeling down my body wen’t into freak out mode. 

I wanted to cry and scream and laugh all at the same time. 

I’m pretty sure my mouth was just wide open and I fell on top of him and kissed his eye.

[how romantic?]

Kyle: “Are you going to answer me?!?!”

[hahaha whoops]

Me: “YES are you kidding me?!”

PUT IT ON ME!!!!!!!!!

I then asked Kyle a million and one questions.

We were both shaking and still in shock at what just happened.

After that we walked back and forth on the beach 

talking & squeezing the life out of each other.

Never in my life did I think I could love someone so much.

The past 5 years with him have been the happiest years of my life,

and I cannot wait to marry the man of my dreams.



  1. September 23, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Congratulations! We were at the beach all weekend, too. We left yesterday around noon. It looked like it was going to be gorgeous.

  2. September 23, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    This is the cutest thing of life. I am so happy for you πŸ™‚
    I think the ring makes up for the crappy weather haha! I love your ring!! And I would frame that picture of Kyle holding you up! Picture perfect πŸ™‚

  3. September 23, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    What an awesomely sweet story!!! Congrats, and that last picture is the cutest! <3

  4. September 23, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    πŸ™‚ congratulations!!! SO sweet.

  5. September 23, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    This is so sweet! Congratulations Monica (and of course Kyle!) I am so excited for you two! Yayayayayay!

  6. September 23, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Don't ask me why, but I just had this feeling you'd have something big to announce today, which actually thinking back on it, it's a little freaky! Anyways, your ring is beautiful & I love that picture of Kyle holding you up!

  7. September 23, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    Wow congrats!!! Such a beautiful engagement story and what a stunning ring!!! You make the most adorable couple. Congrats again!

  8. September 23, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    Oh my goodness I'm so excited for you! You two are the cutest ever.

  9. September 23, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    Weeeeeeeeeeee congrats girlie! This is the start of the BEST time of your life I promise! I just got married this month and being engaged is so so so wonderful! I'm so happy for you! congrats congrats congrats!

  10. September 23, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    Alright I don't even know you and I teared up. You did a great job of telling the story and the ring is so beautiful.

  11. September 23, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    AWE!!! Love it. Congrats!!! SO perfect.

  12. September 23, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Such a beautiful story!!! I want the same! And love your ring! Congratulations Monica!

  13. September 23, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    you two are just adorable!! congrats congrats!

  14. September 23, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I'm flipping out. This is the best story ever!!! πŸ™‚ Congrats!!

  15. September 23, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    Ahhh! Congrats love!! So exciting!!

  16. September 23, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you two πŸ˜€ That is so great that you two had such a wonderful time at the beach even though things weren't going right. How sweet how he proposed to you!! Yay!!

  17. September 24, 2013 / 12:06 am

    Congrats!! I follow your blog and have been waiting for when you would post this. Your story gave me chills. Such a sweet proposal and the cutest pictures. You guys are one adorable couple!

  18. September 24, 2013 / 4:36 am

    THIS IS THE CUTEST STORY EVER! Thanks for sharing with your blog friends! So happy for you, Monica! Your ring is gorgeous and I love the pictures! This story literally gave me chills! You two could not be cuter. So excited to follow your journey to marriage:)

    xo Ashley

  19. September 24, 2013 / 12:18 pm

    Congratulations to you both!!! What a beautiful story! I'm really excited to read your blog more leading up to your wedding day! Enjoy this time. πŸ™‚


  20. September 24, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    No joke, I've been following your blog since last year for fashion and then ended up making it a habit to check almost daily to see if he popped the question. So happy for you!

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  22. September 24, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Congrats!! so cute!

  23. September 25, 2013 / 12:06 am

    Best wishes to you and your adorable fiancΓ©! I can't wait to read all about your wedding planning!

  24. October 9, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    How exciting!!! Congrats to you guys! What a sweet story. The ring is gorgeous!

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