Monday, March 12, 2007

We're Engaged!


Well as Kaleigh says, Zak and I are "finally" engaged;)

Our day yesterday began with Zak calling me at what I thought was 9:15am - I was on a roll and I was actually going to be ON TIME for church for once, but no, Zak called me to say that we were already 15 minutes late for church. We had both forgotten about the time change for Daylight Savings! Part of the reason was that we were out enjoying ourselves at the Med Formal the night before:)

All morning Zak kept asking me what I wanted to do for the afternoon, we had both decided that we should take some time off and do something nice. It was quite funny, because there was something slightly awkward about how Zak kept asking me what I wanted to do and he's never awkward around me:) I guess he wanted me to think that our whole outing was my idea - but he knew what I wanted to do anyway and I knew what he was up to. I already told him a month or two ago that when he was to propose it would have to be outside and that we'd have to go for a hike - I just love to be outside - especially in Edmonton's River Valley.

So as we were getting ready to go for our hike Zak couldn't find his special hat that me and my parents gave him two Christmases ago. We called his friends and fortunately Nick remembered Zak putting it on the Grand Piano when we were at the Med Formal. We both know that that is a super special hat so any special pictures outside would not be complete without it (see the pictures - what good taste:).

So then we went to the Hotel downtown to pick it up and went on our way to one of the trails that starts just off Japser Ave. It was a fairly nice day and just a bit overcast. In Edmonton here, the snow is still melting - it stayed around from the WHOLE winter. Things were pretty slushy and Zak's shoes got soaked through.

We hiked and chatted for a while and then decided to go up some stairs so we could have an overview of the valley and just sit and relax on a bench. That is where Zak pulled a letter out of his pocket and then a little box:) Now you all know the rest.

Here we are at the top overlooking the valley. That's the Saskatchewan River behind us.


Here is the bench that we were sitting on - after we got up we noticed that it was in Celebration of someone's 50th Wedding anniversary:)



And yes, here's what the laides are waiting to see. Sorry for my mediochre photography skills. It's hard to take a picture of a diamond!

41 comments:

Shauna said...

Congrats Avery!!! Thats so amazing!!!

Lowell & Julie said...

YEAY FOR AVERY(and Zak too of course). I'm soooo happy for you guys. Let's break out the wedding magazines baby!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Ave! I'm so happy for you! I wish you guys all the happiness in the world! :)
Jessica & Devin

Anonymous said...

wow. how crazy! well, im soo happy for you, of course, and did you know that jenn is also engaged?
2 down, 2 to go. lol
jen ..niagara college buddy:)

Anonymous said...

p.s. ... its been awhile!
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Anonymous said...

Great News for sure Avery and Zak!! Congratulations and have fun planning. Blessings. Pete+Bette :)

Lilli said...

uauaua
Congratiolations!!!!
I wish you guys all best
and Gods blessings.
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Lowell Taylor said...

Avery and Zak, you are a good looking couple. *smirk*

Beautiful story, beautiful ring, beautiful couple.

Congrats! (better get started with the planning now! wow, what a lot of work it is to plan a wedding!)

Blessings,
- Lowell

Avery said...

Thanks guys!!

Zab said...

Congrats Avery and Zak. This is when you think..if everyone in your house should have had the guys plan a mondo proposal together for all you girls.....Congrats.

Avery said...

Thanks Zab! Yeah, I can't imagine how elaborate a collaborative mondo proposal would be!!

shareen said...

congratulations, zak and avery! may you have many happy days drinking your organic fair trade tea and making delicious indian food together. :)

Avery said...

Thanks Shareen!!

Amanda said...

I finally was able to get onto this crazy web site page thingy. I'm so computer illiterate at times...

I love how the bench is so symbolic! I hope it is a symbol of your life together.

xoxo
Amanda

Erv & Ev said...

Hey Avery & Zak
Congratulations and all the best as you spend the next year (?) planning for your special occassion. God Bless you both.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Avery and Zak! I am happy for you guys. It seems like you are enjoying life out West :)

I wish you guys all the best.

Greg Goertzen

Avery said...

Thanks Erv and Ev and Greg too!! It's so good to hear from you guys who are "Out East" as they say here in Alberta, although I wouldn't quite consider St. Catharines "out east":)

I hope you are all doing well!!

Avery said...

Oh yes, Erv and Ev, the wedding will be next year - in May or June (2008) after Zak is done his exams and graduated!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Avery! Congratulations on your engagement! Wishing you and Zak every happiness as you plan for your special day and for your future together.

Arnold and Marlene Goertzen

Anonymous said...

Hey Avery,
Congratulations!!! a bit late, i know...
i was thinking about the mission week we did in Great ecclestone. i haven't contacted any of them since leaving, oops. Gerrys getting married though July 21st which i'm going over for :-)
Andrew

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