Friday, March 28, 2008

Road Trip Update!

Adrian and I had the best road trip last week! We left town about 7:00 a.m. and not too long after we were on "small highways" - leaving the interstate and the big city behind. It felt nice.

We did indeed travel through Glenrose (with many odes to the Dinosaur park there), Walnut Springs (where we saw goats hopping all around on fallen trees in one yard) and then to Hico. At about a quarter past nine it was still mostly asleep but the people in the plumbing/general store were very nice to let us stop and use their restroom and we took a brisk walk up and down the main street in the cool morning air. There were lots of really cute shops so we ended up seeing the town as the shops first opened and I found a couple of fun finds - a pretty little bracelet for only $7 and an old bed spring that I intend to use as a fun "Christmas tree" half price! We talked with the lady in the antique store before getting back on the road.



We really enjoyed the countryside and all the tiny towns we were passing through. About noon we began getting close to Colorado Bend State Park, the reason for our longish, roundabout way to Houston to visit my family.



There was a LONG dirt road to get to the entrance to the park that used to be a private ranch and the ranger's station where we needed to get a day permit was about 4 miles into the park. Mostly it was brown and scrubbish but the ranger's station was right on the Colorado River and it was very green and beautiful.


We went hiking and it was beautiful and peaceful. During the hike, he asked me to marry him and I said YES!

What a wonderful, wonderful day!!! We laughed and talked and ate our picnic (although I wasn't actually hungry anymore!)



I couldn't wait to get home so we made a quick stop for dinner in Elgin at the City Cafe and got home quickly to share the news with my family in person.



We began calling his family as we drove into Houston and it was so much fun to tell people what they've been waiting to hear! I got to tell my parents, brother and sister-in-law, grandparents and one aunt and uncle in person! The others were out of town but I'm thankful for cell phones!

This is a very exciting time that God has brought us to in His perfect timing. It is very evident to us that He has been at work in our lives and orchestrated this moment. We are so excited to be entering this new phase of our lives and I wanted to share it with you out here in blogland. It's funny how I wanted to update my blog everyday over spring break but once we got engaged I didn't want to share it with the whole internet (not even knowing who all reads my blog) before I got to share with all the people I wanted to "in real life". ;)


A more momentous road trip I don't know if I'll ever again have and I am so thankful to Adrian and to God for orchestrating this "perfect for me" proposal. May God bless you and yours as well! Kelly



19 comments:

Jenni said...

yay! I've been waiting for this update blog!!

Jenni said...

p.s. I love the bed spring christmas tree idea!!

Heather said...

Congratulations again!! (I've been waiting for this update too so I knew how he proposed!)

Deborah said...

Thanks for calling me and giving me the play-by-play! I am so, so, so, happy for you, but I am mostly happy for Adrian--he's getting YOU!!!

Sarah B said...

Congrats again! Nice to hear more of the details. I'm so glad it was "perfect for you." I look forward to the wonderful ideas I'm sure you'll have for the wedding :)

Lisa said...

OH HOW EXCITING! What fun news! CONGRATULATIONS to you and Adrian!

mindy said...

Congratulations!!!! What wonderful news and such a sweet surprise proposal!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! I've been wondering if that was your big news someone left a comment about on your last post!

So glad you had a wonderful and memorable trip. I'm very happy for you! Keep us informed about the plans!

Alissa said...

Congrats again!

Jacquie said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys. So when is the big day?

elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Kelly! I'm thrilled for you.

Regina said...

Oh Kelly!! How WONDERFUL!! I'm sooo excited for you both!! And how funny...we got engaged while on a hike too...that seems to be the current trend :)

Mod Girl said...

Congratulations, Miss G.! What excitement!

Julie said...

Congratulations! :)

Allison said...

Congratulations, Kelly!! I can't wait to see that ring! :)

Rebekka said...

Many, many congrats, Kelly & Adrian!!!

Karen said...

Although I had heard the details in person and many many times as you called all your friends while you were home for spring break, it was wonderful seeing it in writing and pictures. We love you both.
MOM

Meredith said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Julie P. said...

It's fun to look back on these days with you.