Monday, July 20, 2009


It was Friday, June 19th at 730 pm. Tyler and I were chilling with my family in Salem at the Eppley Family Reunion. The week consisted of a Mock-Disaster where we camped in my parents yard with only our 72-hour kits with which to survive on (that is why I look so darn cute in the attached video!)

This particular night was the Talent Show. At the last minute Tyler signed up to share his talent. He was first on the list. When he got in front of the group he asked if I would come up and help him. I DID NOT WANT TO SING! But, it turns out...singing is NOT what Tyler had in mind.

When I finally consented to come stand with Tyler for his "talent" he asked me if I remembered what I had given him for his birthday. I had given him some coupons. He then said that he wanted to redeem one. I was thinking, "Great! For your talent you want me to vacuum your car? Or, give you a foot massge? Or, go get Slurpees?" I couldn't figure out which one he was going to give me. But then, he handed me a coupon and as I read it I was FREAKING OUT! This particular coupon was an extra one that I couldn't figure out what to put on it. So...I just put..."Your Choice. Fill in the blank." And fill in the blank he did!

It read, "MARRY ME!!!" Before I knew it, Tyler was on his knee with a huge smile and a ring box opened and outstreached in his hand. I was in SHOCK!!! I even asked, "Are you kidding me?" I could not have been happier or more surprised! And...duh...of course I said "YES!"

Seriously...well worth the wait!!!!!!!!!


Pete Pages said...

So cute! It was great to see you last night. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so excited for you both!

Nat said...

I love it! I love the little video clip at the end! How sweet!

Suzie said...

Very cute way to propose. Congratulations!

Lindsay said...

How lucky for you that you have pictures of the occasion. He did it in just the perfect way . . . a little creative but totally simple and with your family around.

Was your family in on the surprise?

Michelle said...

I loved this video! How fun to see your reaction to the proposal. I'm so excited for you guys. You are a very cute couple.