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