One big surprise all started this past Monday..
On Monday, I had made plans to throw a small birthday dinner for my boyfriend Ben and invited family over to celebrate. To my surprise, the joke was on me because a birthday dinner for him turned out to be one great surprise for me!
Ben took the day off of work for his birthday and I had met him for lunch. I had given him my house key to go over early to start the lasagna for his birthday dinner. I decorated my house with many birthday decorations and set the table with care. I actually was a bit disappointed when I never received a text telling me how surprised he was by the nice decorations... I guess he was a bit preoccupied.
After work, I made my home to find Ben standing outside the door when I arrived. He opened the door to reveal a house full of rose petals and candles and then he PROPOSED!
What a wonderful surprise!
When our families arrived shortly after, I had found out that pretty much everyone (but me) knew about Ben's plan.
Later, Ben shared this video that he recorded on his phone just before I came home. I loved it and it brought me to tears. He graciously allowed me to share this on Simply Sarah Style.
Ben and I are actually from the same county and went to rival high schools. We never met until our senior year at the University of Kentucky. There we had a three hour night class together once a week. Because it was a three hour class, my strategy had been to sit next to the cutest boy in class to make the time go by. I was shocked on the first day to find out the cutest boy in class, who I intentionally sat next to, was from my hometown area... The rest is history!
Here are a couple pictures of Ben and I through the years.
|Senior Year at UK when we first met|
|Ben supporting me at a cheer competition|
A trip to the Smokey Mountains / "Make your own Indian headdress" at Thanksgiving
|Our trip to Hilton Head last summer|
I cannot describe how excited I am to marry my best friend. After eight experiences as a bridesmaid, I am looking forward to my big day!