Fun fact: you might recognize this park from either living in Charlotte or from watching Homeland. Do you remember a scene shown in Season One (I think it was the 10th episode), when a suitcase explodes at a park that Carrie is at? Yep, that my friends was Marshall Park!
Okay, back to the story. All of a sudden after we are "turning around", Emily pulls into a parking spot and I confusingly ask her what she is doing, when all of a sudden I look out towards the park and see my Mom, Dad, and Uncle Perry. YEAHHH...you better believe I was beyond shocked and I might have got teary eyed and said "Shut up" and "Nu-uh" a hundred times before Emily told me to get out of the car!
I open the car door and for some reason my first thought was to crouch down and hide behind Emily's car...for whatever reason, I am not sure why I did that! After what seemed like hours hiding behind Emily's car, I walked towards my family, gave everyone a hug, and without even thinking (again), I blurt out "do y'all want to take a selfie?". Let's just say when I am extremely excited or confused I make no sense AT ALL! That and I can't control my laughter or giddiness.
But the story doesn't stop here, friends! After taking a handful of photos, showing off my beautiful bling to the family, and thanking Emily a thousand times for being a part of the surprise of a lifetime, it was time to go to dinner. And yes, I even asked if Will's co-worker and his wife were still coming...but sadly they were not! We will save that double date for another day. Will and I finally got in the car, and I just had to take another photo showing off the ring so that I could send it out to everyone in our phones (just kidding...it was mainly to family, friends and everyone I follow on Snapchat, ha!).
At this point Will would still not tell me where we were going to dinner so I was faced with yet another surprise I had to wait for...and you'll have to come back again next Wednesday to find out where we ended up going, to hear all of the details on how Will planned the whole proposal and most importantly, to find out what the BIG NEWS we have to share is! For those of you who already know what i'm talking about, act like you don't, mmk? :)