Thursday, May 7, 2009

One Month

My blogging buddy Maggie at Gussy, left me a comment yesterday asking if we had any plans for our 1 year anniversary. (She got married on the same exact day that we did, how cool.) Of course I just started thinking, Oh my goodness, I CANNOT believe that in ONE month exactly, I will have been married for ONE year! 6/07/08 is our wedding anniversary. To me that is just mind boggling. This year has just completely flown by and our anniversary is almost here!! YIPPIE.......

I just love this picture, how it turned out really grainy and dark by accident, but now I adore it.

We are still working on the plans, but I think we are going to do some sort of hiking trip to the Black Forest in Germany. We had planned on a long trip to Croatia, then are plans changed to go to Italy, but at the end of the day we decided to just do something a little smaller due to the crazy schedule ahead of us. (And to save money.)

Jon knows if he takes me hiking, I'll be the happiest little lady in the world.

If you've been a reader for a long time now, you know that Jon proposed to me while we were hiking. Go figure!!

So the story goes.......

I had tagged a long with him to Grants, NM for an audit he had. After spending the week in Grants, we headed to Santa Fe to spend the weekend there. While we were visiting, we went hiking along the Tsankawi Ruins. It is Pueblo Indian ruins and really is an amazing site to see if you ever get the chance.

Once we reached the top there was an unbelievable panoramic view, it was just incredible. I was in complete awe of it all and was staring out at the scenery, all the while Jon was on his knee behind me. Not knowing he was behind me, I said, "Hey babe come here, you have to look at this view." at which point he said "well I really can't at the moment", so I turned around and BOOM there he was on his knees holding my ring out in front of him and he asked me to marry him.

I wish I could show you a picture, but I left my other hard drive back in Germany. Anyway, he did an amazing job keeping it all a secret. He asked both of my parents and my brother if he could have their blessings, before I even knew a thing. It was definitely the one of most incredible and memoriable moments (except for our actual wedding) of my life and I will never forget how amazing it really was!

What was REALLY crazy, is he had my ring in the CONSOLE of his CAR for a couple of MONTHS....... and I had no idea. I mean what if his car had been broken into or stolen, ooooops, there's goes Steph's ring. Just crazy. I always wondered why he checked every door of the car to make sure it was locked when we got out. I just thought he had an OCD or something.

Anyway.... yeah for anniversarys, how exciting!

I thought I'd end with some pictures from the Souq (market). Last night we had dinner at a great restaurant in the middle of the souq. Here are some pictures of the area.

Click on the Picture to Enlarge them
Mind the poor quality of the pics,
my little camera doesn't take great night shots.










I hope you all have a great Thurdsay! It's actually Jon's Friday, so the weekend came early for us here in Qatar. Woohoo for the Qatari work schedule!

25 comments:

Chase said...

Congrats to both of you :)

That's one of the better engagement stories i've heard. Up until recently I was scouting out the best option to pop the question. And, well, yea.

But, I say that to say I'm a guy that has an eye for a good engagement story... and yours is definitely one.

Let us know what you end up doing!

New Girl on Post said...

What an amazinig proposal story! Great pictures too...I want to visit there!

Abbie said...

What an awesome proposal story! Tell Jon that we definitely approve! Haha!

As always, thanks for sharing the great pictures!

I hope you guys have a great weekend:)

Maggie Whitley said...

YAY we are wedding anniversary friends :)
I know this next month is going to fly by... just like the past 11 months have flown by. CRAZY! I want things to slow down... before we know it we'll be old. Hahaha. {kinda}.

Jenny.Lee said...

Great proposal story! I can't believe how fast the first year flies!

katie + bret said...

YEAH FOR ONE YEAR!! No matter what you guys do it will still be a great day! It looks wonderfully beautiful where you guys are. Hope you are enjoying every second!

valerie said...

Ok...I posted a comment and something happened. I'll wait to see if it appears and if not I'll re-write it. :(

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Wow, for some reason I was thinking you two had been married for a while even though you have your wedding date posted on your side bar! Lol:p That is such a cute proposal story! I can't wait until our first year anniversary but not wishing this year away too fast either, smiles...The Souq looks like a lot of random run! What a cute little market place:)Yay for an early friday!

Brahmin in Boston said...

That is so sweet!!!

Believe me hunny when I say Time Flies... Enjoy the 1 year anniversary!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i love your story!! our anni is 6/8!! so fun!

valerie said...

Just this morning I was getting something out of my fridge and looked at the picture of Brian, Danny & me that is on there and was taken at your wedding. I thought...."I can't believe they've been married almost a year!" Then you posted about that very thing.
I don't think I ever heard how Jon proposed. How cool! I think it's only appropriate that you go hiking on your first anniversary.
As always, love the pics!
Love,
Val

Emily said...

ahhh I love your engagemenet story! Soo stinking sweet:) thanks for sharing and yeah for a fun anniversary weekend of hiking:) Hope jon takes you:)

My name is Megan... said...

I love anniversaries!! you guys are so active, too! Can't wait to hear details and see pics :) Those pictures are so pretty!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, that's such a cute story! I love hearing stories like this. They always make me smile.

It looks like you're having fun over there!!!!

Grand Pooba said...

What a great proposal story! I love it! And that is so cool that you've almost been married for one year! That's a big one! Congrats!

Lindsey said...

What a great proposal story!!! I felt like 1 year of marriage flew by, but the engagement dragged on and on, ha!

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats and happy early 1 year anniversary! : )

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Yay, for your one year coming up and I love the proposal story! What exactly does your hubby do? You don't have to tell me but what ever it is it sounds cool!

C said...

What a sweet story! Congrats! Also, beautiful photos!!

morewineplease said...

what a sweet engagement! You are both blessed to have each other!

jlc said...

I love that 6, 7, 8 is your anniversary!!! That is beyond adorable!

:)

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Hi! I just stumbled on your site through Blogs of the World and was happy to see another Oklahoma Girl living in Germany! It sounds like you're having a ball!
Nice to meet you!
Toma

lesley said...

Awww ... anniversaries are the best!! : ) (Love that picture, too!)

Our 2nd year anniversary is coming up on June 23rd and I'm already excited for that!!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

We have the same anniversary! You always have such great pictures on your blog! Congrats on the upcoming year!

Kelley said...

new mexico is a great state to get engaged in ;)! I hope you have a great rest of your time in Qatar!