Wednesday, March 12, 2014

And we have a SECOND proposal!

In case you didn't know it, our oldest sons are twins.
They are a whole 5 minutes a part.
Doing things together ... well, that's just how they roll.

And apparently engagements are no exceptions to the rule!

On March 1, 15 days after Gunnar proposed, Garrett did too!
Oh my ... this mamma's heart is experiencing all sorts of emotions ;)
It's been an exciting few months around here, to be sure, with all the ring shopping & future planning.

Garrett was so happy that we had a break in this bitter cold & snowy Indiana weather so he could
propose in a place that means to much to Carissa & him.

We've camped together, the Ellis family & us, many times at Brown County State Park,
since the kiddos were little ...
& it was during one of those camping trips that he told Carissa that he liked her!
It was at the end of a trail right by the nature center ... and this is right where he proposed.

What a gorgeous spot.
What a gorgeous couple.

And a gorgeous ring!

We love these two together & are prayerful for their future moving forward.

Better than I was, more than I am.
All of this happened, by taking your hand.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Valentine's Proposal!

February IS the LUV month, after all ... so Gunnar decided to take full advantage of it

They've been sweethearts for 4 years & very long distant, at that.
{She lives in OK}

Through much planning & prayer {& our blessing -- & the blessing of her dad}, he popped the question.

After breakfast with her family & his two brothers, Gunnar told Abigail that they would have morning
devotions together, just the two of them.
He read from his Bible first, then asked her to read a portion from hers ...
the Bible he bought for her a while back.

When she opened up her Bible & turned to the passage, here is what she found:

At the top, he wrote:  WILL YOU MARRY ME, along with the date 2-14-14.
The scripture passage he chose to highlight was Matthew 19:4-6.

"He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning 
made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother 
and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, so they are no longer two 
but one flesh.  What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Course, the ring was tied to the ribbon marker.

Isn't this just the perfect proposal?


We couldn't be happier for them.
She will make a wonderful wife to Gunnar & we are happy to welcome her to our family come fall.

Our prayer is that she will enjoy all the wedding planning festivities over the next several months
& will have the wedding of her dreams.

{Got some more excited news -- just running a bit behind in sharing it with y'all!}