Well, it's the post you've ALL been waiting, asking, and anticipating for!!! I'm glad to announce that Bryan officially asked me to be his wife last night, on October 10, 2008! Of course I said YES!
One of my best friends Jacque had called me the week before and said that we needed to go out on Friday night and have a girl’s night out. I was excited because we haven’t had a girl’s night out in forever, so I said sure and let her set everything up. Jacque told me that she wanted to go get manicures and pedicures and that a friend that she teaches with had suggested a new restaurant in Dallas that we should go try. Little did I know, Jacque was in complete cahoots with Bryan and a big part of distracting me from figuring out the proposal!
Moving on, Jacque came over to my house, we got ready and headed off to the salon. We had so much fun and we’re having a great “girl’s night”. When it was time to pay, Jacque looked in her purse and told me that she had forgotten her wallet. I told her that I thought I saw it on the floor when we left so she was like “oh man, well we’ll have to go back to your house and get it!” During this time, I thought that it was very funny that her husband Jason kept calling and texting her asking where she was and what she was doing. I admit that I was teasing her about it and telling her to call and tell Jason to leave us alone on our girl’s night out!
We finished up at the salon, and then headed back to my house to get Jacque’s wallet. She called Jason so I decided to call and say hi to Bryan. We talked to him on the phone for a while and then she told him, “I’m turning at the light now, so you have to get off and let us officially get back to our girl’s night.” We got to my house and I told Jacque I’d run in and get her wallet, so she could stay in the truck. I got out, but she got out too, so I was like whatever. I walked into my garage and opened the garage door and it hit me. I saw that my laundry room door was closed (which I NEVER close it) and then I smelled candles.
I opened the door and in my living room, I saw Bryan standing there. He had moved all of my living room furniture out of the living room and made an isle of roses and rose petals were everywhere. Hundreds of candles lit the room as he played Keith Urban’s “Your Everything”. I saw my other best friend Morgan, in the background taking pictures. I walked up and started kissing Bryan. He then sat me down in my kitchen chairs and told me that since I always complain that he never gives me any cards, so he got me these. He had me open four cards one by one. He said the first card he wanted to give me after we first met. The second card was the one he wanted to give me on my birthday. The third card was the one that he wanted to give me after he told me he loved me for the first time, and the last card was the card he wanted to give me today. After I opened and read all the cards, he took my hand and said let’s take this ring off (my cross ring that my parents gave me when I was 16, basically my purity ring). He then said, “Chelsey, I can promise you two things. One, that I will always love you. Two, that I will love you like Christ loved the church. I will be the servant of our household, putting you and our family first. He then reached behind him and pulled the ring box off of the book shelf. He stood up and then got down on one knee, took my hand, and said as he opened the ring box, “Chelsey Snodgrass, will you marry me?” I said, “well, let me think about it….haha..just kidding! I said YES! He put the ring on my finger and we just started kissing some more while Morgan was in the background snapping pictures of us! I then started talking to Morgan and then I asked Bryan where Jacque was. He said, “Well let’s go into your bedroom and see who else is there”. We went and he opened the door to my bedroom, and then I saw Jacque and Jason (Jacque’s husband), Chris (my best guy friend from high school and Morgan’s boyfriend), and KYRBIE (my best friend from high school)! It was really funny because I didn’t cry at all when Bryan proposed to me, but the moment I saw Kyrbie I started bawling! I just knew how much preparation had gone into the whole proposal and the fact that she drove almost 5 hours meant so much to me! We all stood around talking about our stories and hearing about how everyone had been involved for so long. Bryan told Morgan first (she’s been Bryan’s best friend for about 19 yrs and was the one who introduced us!) and then started planning the proposal and involving all of my friends over a month ago! We ended the night by eating with the friends at Texas Roadhouse and calling our families!
It was the best night of my life! I am so blessed to have found and be marrying the man God made for me. He truly is my soul mate and I love him more than life! I am equally blessed that God gave me such amazing friends who love me so much! I can’t tell you all thank you enough for making my night so amazing. I love you all so much!
Don't worry, Morgan took 400 pictures last night, so I'll be putting some of those up when I get them. Or check on Facebook soon! Love you guys!
Oh yeah, I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!