1. Clint is beginning his speech
2. Kristin is emotional....but she has no idea!
3. Until now.....
4-5. She LEAPED into his arms
6-7. Now they are composed enough for pictures
8. Erin and Jody (Kristin's sister and Mom)
9. Clint and Ty (Kristin's brother)
10. Jody and Ted (bride to be parents)
11. All 4 kids Kristin, Clint, Ty and Erin
12-13. Not good pictures of that ring...but it is gorgeous
14. Showing off that ring (as she should)
15. The Happy Couple
16. The REALLY Happy Couple
OK...now for the story! This was a dinner with the Bartley family and the McMurry family. Father's day celebration, anniversary, and CB's birthday. We all knew what was going to happen, except Kristin. She thought Clint was going to honor his dad. "Flame" knew what we were doing and gave us a nice location for the proposal. I had the rings in my purse and had to get it to Clint after they arrived, which ended up being quite easy. After we ordered, and chatted a minute, Clint stood up and began his speech. He did address his dad, telling him how proud he was of him and how much he had taught him, especially about how to treat a woman ( I actually have the written speech if you want to read it). Anyway, he then said he often wondered how he would know when he had met the right person, until he DID meet her.....(she still did not expect at this point). Only when Clint reached in his pocket for the box, did she realize....and of course when he dropped to his knee. Then when he actually asked, she leaped into his arms. For the mom of the groom to be, the most precious part was....the first person to his feet and hugging Clint was.....Ted, the bride to be's dad. I was the last to hug Kristin, and she was still shivering.
It was a fabulous evening and I am so thankful we were all there to share in this occasion. Oh yes, I also have a CD of the whole event, so if you want to watch...just let me know!
Oh yes, wedding date is June 7, 2008 (06.07.08). Now a fun year of watching the wedding take shape! And here is the wedding link http://weddings.theknot.com/pwp/view/co_main.aspx?coupleid=099685942975356&MsdVisit=1