The beautiful ring!
Sorry the pics are a little blurry!
A perfect fit!
So here's the story. . . Jared got a GPS ssytem for Christmas, and my dad ended up getting him a geocaching book thingy so jared had been talking about how he wanted to go geocaching together sometime. He talked to me early last week and asked me if I wanted to go on Saturday and that he'd found one on campus so we made it a date!
Haha, I was getting really antsy because I just wanted to et engaged so bad and I knew that he'd talked to my dad, and I figured he had the ring he just hadn't popped the question yet. So I was at school this past week talking to some of my friends and telling them how I really wanted to get engaged so bad, and I told them our plans to go geocaching and they were like, "Stace he's totally gonna ask you when you go geocaching!" and I was like, "Naw, whatever he wouldn't do that!" even though i was hoping he would do it that day. I wasn't positive but I was hoping!
He picked me up to go, and when we got to campus he started showing me how to use the GPS and he was getting all into it and pointing out all the little gadgets and whatnot (little does he know how cute he looks and sounds when he gets all nerdy on me, so it wasn't like I actually heard a word he said the whole time!) and we started out to find our first clue. He let me do the finding and I eventually discovered the little canister that held the clue which gave us the coordinates of our next clue and this hint, "Think, a roof, a promise, a rock" At this point I was getting really excited/nervous because I thought I knew what was going to happen next.
We put the coordinates in the GPS ands tarted walking. It led us to this cute little gazebo behind the new Hinckley Building on campus. We got there and I started looking around for some sort of rock, which was nowhere to be seen. jared was looking around too, and he started going off into these bushes and I'm like, "Babe, what are you doing?!" and he's all, "I'm trying to find a rock!" haha I wish you could hear the tone of our voices in that exchange, it was hilarious! Finally he says, "Stace, I found something!" and he comes out of the bush carrying a watch box. We went and sat down on a bench under the gazebo and I opened the box and there was this amazing engagement ring sitting there!!!
My memory is a little bit blurry about the next few seconds after that, but he looked atme and said, "So you wanna be my wife forever??" and I said, "YES!!" It was so cute! Maybe it sounds cheesy, but it's typical Jared and Stacie style! Then we kissed , which happened to fulfill my life long dream of kissing my one true love in a gazebo (haha okay I'm kidding, but I had mentioned to Jared before that I always wanted to get kissed in a gazebo, so 10 pts for Jared!) haha, when we were walking back to the car we kept saying, "We're engaged, we're engaged, I can't believe we're engaged!" and we were skipping and jumping around, it was really fun!
Anyway, that's about it. We went back to my apt and hung out for the rest of the day, went on a date that night, and then Mikell and my other roommates threw us an engagement party, it was awesome! Well that caps off the run down of basically the best day of my life so far!