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Well it has been almost 2 weeks since Jake and I got engaged. I figured it is time I take my turn at posting something on our blog.

Ever since I came back to JBU I have consistently been congratulated by my friends and even by people I don’t really know. JBU is funny like that. News, especially news like engagements travels fast on campus. Its been fun showing off my ring and telling our proposal story to everyone. I think I can manage to tell it one more time…

First I have to tell you that before Jake came to visit I was talking to him on the phone and he mentioned that he thought about proposing while he was visiting and then decided not to. So keep in mind that I knew he wasn’t going to propose to me, or at least that is what I thought I knew. So anyway on to the good stuff.

For a while we had been planing on having a day all to ourselves during his visit. We decided we would make our own dinner, watch the movie Once, which has been on our to-do list for a while, and eat our favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Well before we started making dinner Jake asked me if I wanted my last Christmas gift. Of course I did, so he sat me down and had me close my eyes so he could get my gift out of his backpack. All the while he was telling me wonderful things like he loves me and how much I mean to him (this doesn’t do him justice) and the whole while I was just listening and trying to guess what he got me for Christmas, and was completely clueless about what was really going on. Then all of a sudden he pulled out a box, opened it and asked me to marry him. According to him I flipped out and said something along the lines of “you’ve got to be kidding me”. I had no idea. I came to a complete surprise to me so it took me awhile for it to really sink in. In fact such a long time that I forgot to answer his question so Jake asked me again and of course I said yes. I couldn’t believe it. I was going to marry Jacob Olan Bartlett. For the next hour I called my family and friends and listened to each one of them either cry, scream (in excitement) or congratulate Jake and I. Finally we were able to make dinner, watch our movie and eat Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked icecream. It was a day we will both remember for the rest of our lives.

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