Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm Engaged

So here is how it happened. JR and I went to Abilene to pick up Zoe and to also have a short five day vacation with family. Things went crazy that weekend, that is for another blog, but overall it was a great vacation.

On August 4th, we went to the Abilene Zoo. It was a cool 100 degrees and the kids were in a great mood. (I'm hot, I'm thirsty, I'm tired) But we ventured on, because after all who doesn't like the Zoo. :-)

Well, we got in front of the Black Rhino area and JR stopped me, the kids and Nicole went on, in fact I think I heard my sister yell at Jack to come when he called me. JR grabbed my hand and looked into my eyes.

He said: Sarah, in front of the same place that where your Dad asked your Mom I want you to be my everything. (Getting down on one knee and tears welling in my eyes) Sarah will you marry me?

And of course I said YES!!!! And we kissed and he picked me up in a big hug. It was awesome and it made me so happy. At that point, Nicole and all the kids started cheering because they of course knew. Everyone knew but me. He did a good job and I could not of asked for a better way for him to ask.

The back story to him asking me in front of the Rhinos, is that that used to be the Elephant Area. My father, almost forty years ago, asked my Mother to marry him in front of the Elephants and JR knew that. Isn't that perfect!

We don't have a date yet but I will let you know as soon as we have decided something. I really am happy and very much in love. JR is a blessing to my life.


  1. I am so glad you posted this. I was just about to email you to get the goods on how it all happened. We are all so happy for you two!

    So excited to hear about wedding plans too :)

  2. Yes, congrats. Rhinos, eh? Do they mate for life?


  3. glad you were so suprised and happy. let me know what's up soon so we can get started. i hear those recession weddings still cost as much as the regular glutonous society weddings did :)