Thursday, November 8, 2007


Yep! So it finally happened! Kris and I got engaged! It's amazing what can happen when you break out the carving knives, a few pumpkins, and a little creativity!

On Oct. 22nd Kris decided to pop the question by having a pumpkin carving contest! Trust me though, this was easier said than done! Morehead was having a pumpkin shortage and after stopping at eight different stores, desperation set in and we had to buy two from a small bookstore in town. Lucky for me, when we asked to buy their display pumpkins, the owner happily agreed.

Once we arrived back at my apartment the real fun started. Kris is a pumpkin carving pro and went to work, fast and furiously on his masterpiece! Of course this was all done behind a large partition he set up on my dining room table. I worked a little slower, but the end result turned out to be fabulous!

After we were each finished, Kris decided he wanted us to show them on the back porch. He turned off the lights, we both closed our eyes, and then when it was all dark, we opened them for the unveiling of the pumpkins. Mine was a Bear Paw (his nickname) and Kris had carved a shining diamond ring into his! He flipped on the porch light and written across his pumpkin was< "Will you Marry Me?" He got down on one knee, and the rest is history!

Now that is a story I am sure we will both tell for years to come! :-)


Ashley Williams said...

That is SO cute!!! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you guys!

Mel said...

Great story! Congrats!

Megan and Geren Tea said...

That is so creative!! I am so excited for you both.