Christmas is our anniversary, but since nothing is open on Christmas Day we decided to celebrate our anniversary on Christmas Eve Day instead. I had just gotten off work and was starving, so Josh and I met up at Red Robin for a late lunch. After our yummy food and great service (considering they were working on Christmas Eve), we headed to the movie theater across the street to see The Social Network. I was expecting the movie to be boring and matter-of-fact, but the acting was great and quirky, probably not too unlike the real Mark Zuckerberg. Great movie.
After enjoying the movie, we headed to Josh's parents' house to pick up a few last minute Christmas gifts. Then we visited our church's midnight Christmas Eve service. It was absolutely beautiful! Each person was holding a lit candle as we sang Christmas songs and hymns. Christmas is my favorite time of year for that reason; everything is beautiful.
We chatted with some friends after the service, and as we walked to the car, Josh suggested we see the lights in our local downtown. I love Christmas lights, so I happily agreed! We drove around downtown, pointing out spots we'd visited together, admiring the lights and the newly fallen snow. As I've said before, I love all things beautiful, so I was enjoying the scenery as Josh drove us through the
Before I knew it, he'd pulled up to the intersection where we'd had our first, and scariest adventure. We sat in the warm car, talking about our history in this spot. I love reliving our memories and this was no exception. Snow was lightly falling and the streetlights glowed. As I sat looking out the window at this memorable intersection, Josh got out of the car, opened my door, and helped me through the snow to the sidewalk. We stood there, holding each other, 6 inches of snow covering our feet, and he said, "This is the spot where I first realized that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you." Then he got down on one knee, looked up at me, and continued, "Meagan...will you marry me?"
I have to say, when I imagined the day a man asked me to marry him, I assumed I would cry. But I didn't! In fact, I was so excited and nervous and surprised that I couldn't stop giggling! I obviously said yes in between giggles, but the rest of the night (morning?) I had a smile a mile wide and couldn't stop kissing Josh, so much so that at one point he had to stop me to say, "So do you want the ring or not?" Haha!
Anyway, this is the most memorable Christmas I've ever had and I don't think I'll ever forget it.
Merry Christmas, everyone!!!