Tuesday, January 25, 2011

California's Wilderness Park

The super amazing fiance {eeeekk!! kinda like the sound of that!} always has such amazing date ideas. For example our bittersweet celebration of our one year anniversary, January 11. Bitter because my flight out of town was leaving that afternoon. Sweet because I have had one whole entire amazing year with the super duper hunk of a dude!! BooooYAH!!

We got up early and had breakfast at a little cafe. Then Adam whisked me away to show me the local 'Wilderness Park'.

Now before you bust a gut like I want to, read this whole post and see all the amazing pictures of pure wilderness. Seriously guys. It's worth a trip to California to just experience it!!


My hubsy-t0-be practices signing our names together. He says I should get used to it. Riiight on Captain.

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Ok guys. Do you see all these trees?! I mean, come on. It was amazing. We searched and searched and searched {for a whole 5 minutes} to find the perfect kissing tree to take our kissless pictures in. {Yeah, kinda a let down I know. I mean, what are kissing trees without the full-on kissing that goes with it?!}


{super patience man models for me while I set up the self-timer}


Yeah. Can you see the breathtaking wilderness in this photo?! {Ok. Try to mentally block out all those houses and smog in the background... yeah?! No. Ok.}

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Enter perfect tree. And the {slightly less than perfect} saga that follows:


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{Boyfriends climbs tree} {waits for Girlfriend to set up camera} {Both bustin' a move trying to get into places}

Sad to say, we never made a successful go of that photo attempt. Instead I massively cut up my fingers while trying to scale the tree in the 6.298 seconds the camera waits before firing. This is the second time I've cut myself while climbing trees with Captain Awesome. He really ought to ban me from the activity.

OR .... maybe we should have read the wilderness park instructions before we roamed the area. How did I miss the part that clearly states:

"Climbing in trees is prohibited"

Here we thought they were going all Nazi on us. When REALLY they were only trying to protect us from their killer, cutting trees. If I had only known.



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Seriously guys. Hanging out with this guy rocks my world every second of every day.


And I really think I {L O V E} him...


He said {will you} I said {yes}

On January 5, I was standing in a shack, beach restaurant, waiting for my amazing man. He walked around the corner and my heart stood still as he came towards me with happy, nervous smiles. With his arm around my waist, he lead me outside and we started walking down the beach.

My heart was pounding.

{T O D A Y was the day!}


We came to a trail of sparkly, blue stones and one corked bottle sticking out of the sand. Inside was cream paper with gold trim. The scrawling writing said all kinds of sweet things and ended with
"maybe it's bribery, but this is my attempt to keep you around..."


As we followed the trail of two more corked bottles. One had a list of things he loves about me and one had a list of his favorite memories with me. I laughed along the way and told Adam "I really think I want to get to the end of the line!"


{Random note: Who the heck calls you when you are being proposed to?! Seriously. And no. I didn't answer it.} ;)


When we came around the corner, there was a table with roses and candles and a picnic basket. And one more corked bottle. Inside was a poem. It said he was a lovesick boy. And the only cure was an answer to one question...

He got down in the sand on one knee and a gorgeous, sparkly ring came out of his pocket.

{And how could I say anything but Y.E.S.}


{Follow this with lots of laughter, jumping, hugging, and stares at my brand new glam. Notice the motion of hair. Did I say LOTS of jumping and laughing?! Yes.}




I love this amazing man so much. I feel humbled that he wants to be my husband. I am unbelievably blessed by God. Adam is the best gift He has ever given me.

We are so excited to get married. June 4 seems so far away. But in the next 126 days, we are going to rock the world by thoroughly enjoying being engaged... until we can rock the world as the amazing Mr and Mrs Neesby.

{B O O S H}

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Speaking of rocks, check this little beauty out. Didn't my man do amazingly?! He picked this out on his own. Wow. Have I mentioned that I love him?!