7.04.2010

5 years ago...

...I had just graduated from OBU and was about to start beauty school. And my family took a summer trip to MAUI, HAWAII! I had been once before, but this time was special because Matt came along with us!

We had been dating for almost 5 years, and had been long distance for last 2 years. I knew that we would be getting engaged soon, but I DID NOT know it was going to be on the 4th of July!

We were at a luau with my family when the fireworks started. We walked down to the beach to get a closer view and the next thing I know...Matt is down on one knee!! My parents were about 20 feet away and I am SO thankful they were there to capture these priceless photos!

I remember thinking that I was just dreaming or maybe he was just playing a joke on me. I was so shocked! I am not a crier but as soon as he was on his knee, I was crying! It was so dark I couldn't even see the ring but I of course said YES!!

I love this man more than ever! He has been such a HUGE support for me the past year. Matt is truly my best friend and I can't imagine spending a single day of my life without him!

The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine and it will forever now hold a very special memory! Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Independence day!

11 comments:

Sara said...

Happy Engagement Anniversary! Hope you have a great day!

NeverEnoughTime said...

I love the picture with him on one knee and your hand over your mouth!!! Happy 4th of July...

Brandi said...

What sweet pics! Love the last one!!! Happy engagement anniversary!!!!

Lauren Kelly said...

So stinkin sweet, special, and precious!!!

Happy 4th girl!!! :)

Katie said...

SO sweet, Julee!! I love these pictures. What a special memory.

Jessica said...

Super sweet post! :)

ting said...

Sweet story. Thanks for sharing with us! Hope you both had a happy 4th!

Amo said...

I didn't know you guys got engaged on July 4th! Those pictures are so sweet. It is wonderful you have those!

Reese Ray said...

Awww that is so sweet. What a good memory! You looked so pretty too!!!

insteadofthedishes said...

What a great 4th of July memory! I'm just stopping by to invite you over to the Arkansas Women Bloggers site. We'd love to have you link up, and are also looking for guest posters if you are interested.

http://arkansaswomenbloggers.blogspot.com/p/join-us.html

Cheers,
Fawn

Rebekah said...

I love these pictures! Such fun memories! How fun that you captured the moment!