Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Second Best Day

Next to my wedding day, the second best day of my life was the day, one year ago today, that I said "YES!" to the most life changing question I have ever been asked - "Clara, will you marry me?"

I can still remember that day like it was yesterday and I imagine it will always be that way. Chris and I had planned to spend some much needed time away thanks to my wonderful friend Shannon that gave us some buddy passes to fly anywhere Southwest flies. After much deliberation, we decided on San Francisco - neither of us had been there before and it was a great escape from this Texas heat! Can I get an AMEN?!

After several attempts to catch stand-by flights (and by several, I mean we were in Hobby airport for like 12 hours that day...), we were about to give up and try again the next day, when they fit us on a flight to Denver - ultimately headed to San Fran. Not quite that easy, folks. We got to Denver and it was full for the second leg. Eventually got on a flight to San Diego, where we were told that we would need to spend the night there and then catch a flight first thing in the morning for San Francisco. We landed in San Diego and ended up finding a room at a Hilton about 20-30 minutes away from the airport - paid way too much for a room we were in less than 6 hours - literally! Little did I know that Chris had the ring in his pocket all day - through all our waiting and waiting and waiting in airports. Chris had been insisting on getting a picture of us to document our day of "waiting" and traveling. I didn't really think anything of it. So when we got to the room, he pulled out his phone (I, of course, insisted on using my camera) - so we set up both. As I'm setting up my camera, I hit the button on the self timer, then turned around to stand next to him and he was down on one knee!! I was completely shocked. I had hoped that it would happen on our trip, but definitely wasn't expecting it at the end of this loooooong day! Of course, it was out 2 am on the west coast, so I had to wait until the next morning to tell anyone! You can imagine the lack of sleep I experienced that night. Here are a few pictures from the proposal and our trip to San Fran...

The Proposal - excuse the view! 

The next morning - looking good after no sleep :)

Our first night in SF - down by the piers

Golden Gate Bridge
(and my personal favorite pic of the trip!)

The Famous Lombard Street

In the Square just down the block from our hotel.

We had a great time and definitely enjoyed getting to celebrate being engaged all week long. A trip we'll always remember!

1 comment:

  1. wow, i can't believe it's been a year!!!! love you, little lovebirds! :)