4-2-2017 was a BIG day for us! We got ENGAGED! I am so happy and still a little bit in shock. I had an idea we were going to be getting engaged soon but I was not expecting it on this particular Sunday, on the hike that we have done so many times before. Looking back, I should have expected it to be there. But, I just didn’t and I was shocked. We are so so so happy and soaking up all this excitement has been so fun!
We love hiking at Torrey Pines in La Jolla and have done it many times. The trails are right on the water and the views are amazing! It’s absolutely I N S A N E that we had this spot to ourselves on a Sunday morning for about 10 minutes. The hiking trails were SO busy and somehow we lucked out and had this lookout spot to ourselves for a good chunk of time. Once he realized that we were alone, he knew it was the exact right time to pop the question! Luckily about 10 minutes after he asked, a couple came over to the lookout and were able to snap the above picture for us! Below is the selfie we took right after I said yes!
Marc and I started dating in October 2014 and I knew from the second date that we would get married. I know how cliché that sounds, but I just knew. We just fit instantly. We laugh a lot and I think that’s one of my most favorite things about our relationship. It’s easy and fun. Those elements are really important to me because I tend to be an over thinker so having that feeling of ease with him is exactly what I need in a relationship. Sure we have tough times like everyone does, but in those though moments, I am grateful that I have a consistently strong and supportive partner. He has been there for me in my best and worst moments over the last couple of years. At my very worst… in a hospital bed, panicking because I didn’t know what was wrong with me … he held me together. He is my rock and hasn’t for one minute since my Crohn’s Disease diagnosis let me get down about it. And trust me, there were many times that I wanted to have a pity party for myself. He has been my ultimate support system through this and I don’t know if he even realizes how truly grateful I am for him being there for me during that extremely difficult time in my life and always. Well …. he obviously knows now that it’s posted on the world-wide web for all to see!
I could go on and on about how excited we are and about how grateful I am that I found Marc but I think you get the point!! I feel lucky to get to do life with you Marc Caldwell. xo
Featured Couple: Lauren and Marc
Storyteller: Lauren @landoflou.com
Days Together: 975
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