Last Friday afternoon my guy officially pulled off the-most-amazing-proposal-ever!
He came into my world, swept the whole room off our feet, and surprised me in the greatest way possible.
I was totally and utterly duped!

 I will attempt to give you the shortest version of the story I can manage, but I apologize in advance if I go off on a few tangents!

This past Friday at school we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday. Last Tuesday, my teammate Sarah told me that she had a parent coming in to read a story to her class on Friday afternoon, and asked me if my students and I wanted to come over and hear it. 
Thinking absolutely nothing of it, I accepted her invitation.
Sarah and I integrate our classes often and I thought she was just being really nice~
Little did I know that Chris had contacted my Vice Principal and Sarah weeks ago 
to start planning the best proposal ever.

At 2:30 pm on Friday afternoon my students and I made our way across the building to Sarah's room. As soon as my students were settled, Sarah said that she just needed to go get the guest reader~ that she thought SHE was in the office, and so I spent a few minutes aimlessly gabbing with our students about our favorite books by Seuss.

A few minutes later Sarah walked back in and said "Ok! I am going to introduce the guest reader now!", and as you can guess, CHRIS walked in.
As in My Chris.
As in HO---LY---- CRAP.
He had on a gorgeous suit and my favorite tie, and come to find out he had even gotten his shoes shined that morning. 
In other words, he looked smokin'.
And the only thing going through my head was OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.

As he came in the front door, my mom, my other teammates, my principal and my vice principal (who got the entire proposal on video!) snuck in the back door of Sarah's classroom, and 
when I turned around and saw their faces I literally could NOT believe this was happening.  

My students, meanwhile, were super excited. 
They have met Chris before and were thrilled that he was the guest reader.
I however took one look at him and immediately burst into tears. 
He then told the students that he had come to read a very special story about himself and Miss Robinson.
Cue another set of OMG's.

Sarah turned off the lights and Chris' story appeared on her Smartboard~ a 15-slide Dr. Seuss-Style rhyming poem that he had written about our life together (complete with pictures!) from the night we met up to now. 
 The story ended with a rhyme about marrying me, and then he got down on one knee and

I mean HELLO!!!?!!

The next few minutes were a blur of hugs, celebration and an overwhelming sense of joy~
I don't think either of us believed that he had actually pulled it off!
And in front of some of my favorite people in the entire WOLRD!
The excitement in the room was palpable.
He had officially made me the happiest girl in the whole entire world.

The icing on the cake is that an hour after the proposal he whisked me off to Colorado for a weekend celebration. 
We skied, went dogsledding, and announced to everyone near and far that we had just gotten engaged.
I have probably called him my fiance 100 times in the last six days.
And it feels so  awesome.
I love him.

The outpouring of love and support we've been shown has been absolutely incredible. The greatest blessing has been to share our happiness with people we love so much, so thank you to so many of you for making my fairy tale a reality.
 My heart is full beyond measure, and I am forever grateful.

So we will slowly start planning our wedding sometime in the next few weeks. But in the meantime if you're looking for me, I'll be on Cloud Nine :).


Unknown said...

This is amazing. MAJOR props to your fiance for planning such a cute proposal!! Congratulations, again!!

teacher girl said...

I am now officially obsessed with him too (along with you!) (two complete strangers) WOW! WOW! WOW! THAT IS THE BEST STORY EVER!!!!!!!! Care to show the video on your lovely, lovely blog. I am so happy for you! You completely totally deserve this! CONGRATS!!! Love your biggest fan in California, Katie PS Does he have a twin brother!?!?!? ;)

Brittany said...

AHHH!!! This is such an incredible story!!! Congratulations again Jess!!! I agree with teacher girl - can you share the video?!!? :-)


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