Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Diamond Ring for my birthday...I totally said YES!!

WE ARE ENGAGED!!!! Tipper proposed to me last night and I totally said yes (actually I think I just nodded, but same thing)!!! Here is the story (beware its going to be a long post!!)....

Today is my birthday, so since it fell on a Sunday we decided we would go out the night before to dinner to celebrate. He text me earlier in the day and said we were going to Made in Brazil for dinner (similar to Tucanos, for those who don't live in St. George). He picked me up (late) and we headed that way. I was excited to go there because I was starving and they have really good food!! When we got to the restaurant we walked in and the Hostess said you ready? Would outside be OK? Tipper said yes and I kinda didn't want to because I always freeze when I eat. There was a table set for two! There was also a band playing outside. We sat down then went and got our food from the salad bar and went back to the table. Well of course I was freezing so Tipper asked me if I wanted him to go get his sweat shirt out of the truck. I thought that was a great idea, so he headed to the truck and I started working on my food. My back was towards the band. All of the sudden I heard my name over the microphone. I turned around and he is up on the stage with his guitar. He sang me "She's Every Woman" by Garth Brooks. (A song we've danced to before!). As he was singing the meat people were coming around asking me if I wanted meat, I just kept saying sure. Then an old man came and stood in front of me and asked if that was my boyfriend. It was funny!! After the song was over I walked over to him and he got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I was crying so I nodded!! Then we hugged and kissed and he gave me the ring (which I was so excited I took it and put it on myself!!) Then we both cried, hugged, kissed! I kept looking at my ring, cause I was shocked. We had looked at rings and I had loved this one, but thought it was too much so I thought we decided on a different one!! ITS GORGEOUS!!! It was perfect!! I didn't eat much dinner after that cause I was in shocked and kept looking at my hand (I still keep looking at it!). The best part is we have it all on video, thanks to his brother Jeff who filmed it. I didn't even notice Jeff there till after.

I am so excited and so HAPPY!! I can't explain how much I love Tipper. He is so incredible. He makes me a better person! He is hilarious (although, I try not to tell him that too much cause I don't want him to get a big head ;)!) He always keeps me laughing. I can't imagine my life without him. He is my everything!! I can't wait to spend eternity with him!!! I love you Tip!!

This is us right after!!!


At my parents place, showing off the ring. My family is so excited to have him in our family!!





here are two shots of the ring. None of them do it justice! Its beautiful. Its a custom design, so there is not another one out there like it!! I LOVE LOVE IT!!!

If I can figure out how to post the video, I will!!

Now the wedding planning begins!! 3 months isn't far away!! I am going to need everyone's address!!

24 comments:

Skyler and Katie said...

Congrats Nikki, I am so excited for you, you guys make such a cute couple. Beautiful ring!

The Barney Family said...

Congrats! gorgeous ring So happy for you!

Tracy and Whitney said...

That is so awesome Nikki, Congrats! We are so excited for you! Oh and love the ring!

Matt and Stephanie said...

Nikki I am so happy for you! I can't believe it. I left you a message so you better call me back:) Love you and happy b-day!

Woods said...

Congrats woman!! I'm so happy for you! You better figure out that video I want to see it so bad. It sounds like you had an amazing night. It only gets better!

melimba said...

hip hip hooray!!!
awesome, nik! i am so happy that YOU are so happy!! what a great pair you two make!!
Can't wait to see the video! let's get on that, asap!!! :)

The Conders said...

Yay! I am so, so excited for you! He sounds like such a great guy- and such a great proposal! Beautiful ring! I'm so glad you are so happy!

Ange said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so much FUN! You will love having your proposal on video. Make sure it is on your wedding video. He sure did good on the ring. I am so happy for you.

Bischoff Family said...

Congrats again! I am so happy for you!

Barlow Fam said...

I am so happy for you guys, The ring is so pretty. Can't wait to see the video. He sounds like he is a really good guy!!!! Congrats again!

The Chappells said...

Best birthday gift ever!!! Congrats to both of you! He is a smart guy to know a good thing when he has it!!

Amy said...

hey girl, i totally knew this was coming!!! (just from looking at your blog.) i am so happy for you two, you look so cute together! and soooo happy! yay!!!! love you!

David and Charlie said...

Nikki! I am so excited for you! Your ring is beautiful and you guys are so cute together!!! Congrats girlie!!!!

Colton, Megan, and Hadlee said...

Congratulations Nikki, we are so excited for you! What a cute story!

Jess said...

Hooray, Hooray! I can't wait.

Brandon and Lindsay said...

Congrats again! I can't wait for the wedding...and I LOVE the ring!

The Flakes said...

I am so stinkin excited for you Nikki!!!!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations!!!! We are so excited for you two. What a fantastic birthday!

SheriDawn said...

Wohoo!!! That's awesome. I'm so excited for you!

The Ravsten's said...

Congratulations! So exciting. BTW, I'm Tipper's cousin who lives in Colorado! We are so happy for you both. You look so happy. Enjoy the journey.

Carrie said...

I am so happy for you guys! Tipper is a catch! I am his cousen. You can learn more about our family at kirkfamilyadventures.bolgspot.com. We will look forward to seeing wedding details.

Dave and KayDee said...

What a cute way to propose! CONGRATS to you two. I know you don't know me,I grew up down the road from the Harris fam, Diana just sent me an email with the exciting news and your blog address. Tip is an awesome guy and the Harris family is one of the best families of earth. Congrats again! :)

Devin Ann said...

Yeah for Nikki and Tipper! I'm so excited for you. Birthday engagements are the best;) So the planning begins...when is the wedding date? I can't wait. By the way BEAUTIFUL ring!

Fromm's said...

what an awesome birthday! one to remember. you don't know me, but your soon to be hubby does. I'm Jessie Fromm(Chournos). My family and The Harris's are good friends. My parents home is around the corner from Diana and Gary. You're so lucky to be joining their fam. I love their fam! I'm sure they're equally as lucky! Congrats! Please tell Tipper I said congrats and he's a stud for how special he made your proposal, I loved it!!!
.. Our blog is private to protect my little one, but email Diana your username and I'll add you to our list so it doesn't feel like I'm peeping on you and you have no clue who I am.! Thanks for letting me view your fun. Oh and I got your blog address from Diana. She sent out the cutest email of excitement that you'll be joining their family!