Thursday, August 27, 2009


Codee and I have been engaged for almost 2 weeks. I seriously can't believe it! For the first few days I felt like I was in a dream. I had to keep pinching myself to make sure the ring on my finger was real. I was completely caught off guard by the whole proposal.
Just as we were about to leave to go camping I joked to Codee and told him not to forget my ring. I had picked out my ring a couple months ago and was just waiting for him to propose. I honestly had no idea when it was going to happen. I wasn't expecting it for a few more months. Little did I know, my smart alec comment would floor me a few hours later.
When Codee was down on one knee and I had just read the tree's message, I felt this rush of disbelief run through my body. I was completely shocked and didn't even see it coming. I looked at him and said "Are you serious?" (Not exactly what I'd pictured myself saying when I got proposed to.) He told me how happy he is with me and how he can't imagine his life without me in it. He said he wanted to be with me forever. And then... "Rachel will you marry me?" Before another second could pass I told him "Yes". How could I ever be so lucky to deserve this? He jumped up and kissed me. All I could think was that I was really and finally going to marry my best friend... officially. He pulled back and said "Oh, I forgot to put this on". He opened a little gray box and pulled out the shiniest ring I've ever seen in my life and slid it onto my finger. All of a sudden this ring had so much meaning to me... our life together (past, present and future), our commitment to each other and an everlasting bond of love and friendship. As another minute or two passed, the whole thing hit me like a ton of bricks. Everything that had just happened finally set in. I felt my eyes start to well up and I couldn't stop it and it just poured out of me. There I was in the middle of the forest with Codee and a ring on my finger. I told him how much I loved him and how lucky I felt to have him in my life. The moment couldn't have been any better. My cup had runneth over...


  1. This post made me cry! At work!!!

    Rachel, I am so happy for your guys! Codee is so amazing and am so happy that he found someone who treats him well and really appreciates how amazing he is. I always hoped he would marry someone who really realized how lucky they were for having him. It was a rough few years for me watching stupid girls not realize what they had right in front of them…I'm so happy you two found each other!

    Congrats! I'm really glad he found someone awesome to be my adopted-sister-in-law :)
    Now if we could just find someone for Nate…my life will be complete :)

  2. Thanks Kirie! I was really nervous to hit the publish button last night. I felt like I had just dumped my heart out into this post and I didn't want anyone to think my love story was too cheesy.
    I really do feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have Codee as my future husband. I can honestly say that he saved my life in more ways than one.
    YAY! I'm excited to be your adopted sister-in-law. That must mean I need to come to Vegas and visit you.
    And once Nate has someone everything will be perfect.

  3. Rach, your response made me laugh. When D asked me, I said "Are you sure?" LOL It just caught me completely off guard. The brain just goes blank when this thing happens and we girls say weird things. =)

    Congratulations, again!