If you take a quick look at the author of this post you’ll notice that it’s not Jen or Prairie Girl. I’m in fact Jen’s recently wedded husband. In case you hadn’t noticed from ALL the posts, Jen and I got married on October 22nd, 2011.
Well, it was exactly 6 months before that I asked her to marry me. I had kept the fact that I was shopping for engagement rings a secret from everyone.
Not even my parents or closest friends knew. On April 22nd, 2011 I took the day off work. It was Good Friday and our plans were to go to my parents house for dinner that night and then head over to Vancouver Island the next day to spend the weekend with Jen’s parents. So, I thought it was a perfect occasion to pop the question and then quickly share the good news, in person, with the whole family.
Earlier that day, I called Jen’s Dad and told him what my intentions were, and asked for his blessing. I then quickly ran out to assemble the pieces I would need to put my perfect marriage proposal together. I had the idea to video tape it that way one day we could show our kids how goofy we were. I can hear it now, “Dad you’re such a nerd!”
Anyway, since I kept the whole thing such a secret, I’ve decided to post the videos so that all our friends and family can share in that special day.