Jul 26, 2008
The Victorian House in Kaufman, Texas
Jeff and I looked everywhere for a place that would "fit" us. When we went to look at The Victorian House we were immediately excited. It is so quaint and intimate. It is out in the country and very romantic. At night everything is lit up with white lights.
I have posted some pictures in my photos.
Jeff is very romantic when it comes to planning special events for me. I was so impressed! He had planned his proposal for weeks. It began with me being asked by another teacher at school to participate in the weekly assembly on the Friday before our Christmas break. I had already been in a few of them and wasn't too excited about being in this one. I hesitated, but being a good sport I agreed to do it. The assembly was in the school cafeteria with approximately 800 people which included students, parents, and the school staff. Along with 5 other teachers I was asked to sit in a chair on the stage. I was then blindfolded and handed a wrapped tissue box. One by one each teacher was asked to dig in their box and guess what they were feeling. I was the last one to go. When I began digging in my box I felt a smaller box. A teacher behind me pulled off my bandana and Jeff was kneeling in front of me. He took the ring box out of my hand and with a microphone in his other hand he asked me to marry him. I was in shock and began shaking. Of course I said yes. All the kids were screaming and the teachers and parents were crying. It was truly the greatest moment of my life!!!
Jeff and I grew up in the same town. His dad coached my softball team with my dad. His sister Jill and I cheered together. His mother was my high school english teacher. I even attended his church occasionally and went to the youth group meetings. Amazingly enough, we never talked! It had been almost 10 years later when I got a message on my Myspace webpage from Jeff asking if I remembered him. I responded and from there we hit it off. We had our first date and I knew I was crazy about him.