One year ago today, I was asked one of the most important questions of my life:
J: Terra, will you marry me?!
T: Yes! Yes! Yes! A million times yes!
(I actually responded with that. What can I say, I’ve watched too many romantic chick-flicks!)
Josh was visiting his family for Easter weekend and I was to join him the Thursday ahead of time. I had a sneaking suspicion that something was going to happen that very weekend, but somehow managed to talk myself out of the idea. And then I talked myself back into it. And then out of it. This inner struggle happened about 100 times. All while I was waiting in the San Jose airport for my delayed flight. By the time I made it to San Diego airport late that evening, I had yet again, convinced myself that the proposal was absolutely NOT going to happen that weekend. SURPRISE!
We spent Friday shopping and site-seeing together, all the while Josh was internally freaking out! He had told me that some friends would be coming to his parents for dinner and I cluelessly helped clean and get some food ready for the “simple-no frills-just a bunch of old friends” get together that was supposedly going to happen that evening. Yeah, right! Little did I know! At the end of our day, Josh wanted to grab a cherry coke from Ruby’s Diner and head to the beach for the sunset. When we got there, the beach was deserted with the exception of one dorky guy in a huge straw hat and rolled up jeans that was taking pictures of the “sunset.” I made a comment about how goofy the guy looked and Josh nervously laughed and led me to the end of the jetty. After a few awkward moments of kind of looking at the ocean and kind of wondering why the heck we were just standing there….I turned around to find him down on one knee!
“Terra, will you marry me?!”
This is when Josh told me that the guy in the straw hat was actually one of his good friends, Sam Wells (an AMAZING photographer!) Josh had him stationed there to capture the entire thing! He definitely scored some points for that!
We made our way back to Josh’s parents, to what I thought was going to be the “simple-no frills-just a bunch of old friends” get together. Wrong! We get back there and friends, Josh’s family…and MY family! Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister-In-Law and my Niece were all there. My parents from Northern CA came down to celebrate our engagement! It was the BEST surprise I could have asked for. Seriously, J got some major points for all the pre-planning and work that went into the whole thing.
So, my journey to become Mrs. Edwards took a major step on April 2, 2010 with a wonderful surprise that included cherry coke and some major bling :)
p.s…this post was supposed to be posted *ahem*… yesterday. oops! I started writing it then, doesn’t it still count? :)