On a Knee

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This was such a special weekend. Not only did we tell my family about Baby Girl, but we also got to welcome a soon-to-be member to our crazy family. My little brother proposed to his girlfriend of five years in downtown Tulsa on Saturday night. (Pro tip: if you're pregnant and you're about to watch your baby brother get down on a knee, wear waterproof mascara.)
My sister and I helped set up the platform with tea lights, candles, and rose petals while they were at dinner. All Pete's idea. Shelby's cousin helped us, which was really nice because it was surprisingly hard for this preggo to bend over. See the path we made for them? Good, cause Pete sure didn't (not that we can blame him). Thankfully, Shelby's dress didn't catch on fire.
My sister and I moments before we gained a new sister! Shelby fits right in since none of us look anything alike. (Mom, you got some splainin' to do!)
After their dinner, they took a stroll downtown. Shelby didn't know the platform was for her until Pete lead her toward it. Sam and I were hiding on the street, and our families were in her uncles' nearby apartment watching from the window.
He wrote down everything he wanted to say. (Do you know how hard it is to try to snap a picture when your eyewinkers are flooding with tears?) 
Not the best quality image, but you get the idea. Ring. Knee. Popping a question.
Not exactly sure what that card said, but it must've been some good stuff if she agreed to join the crazy Carper clan.
We are all so thrilled for Bub and Shelby. She's studying to be a wedding planner, so their wedding will probably be the most beautiful thing ever next summer. (Grahm and I are hoping Baby Girl will be an Einstein wonder child and can walk at four months so she can be the flower girl. Ha!)

13 comments:

Becky said...

Ahhh congrats!!! What a sweet proposal :) I love that the families could be there to help! My older brother proposed to his girlfriend after Christmas last year. They live in Chicago and she had flown back home to be with her family for a few days. When she got back Ben planned to take her out to a nice dinner and do it then but when he got to the airport he said he couldn't wait and did it there! It would have been fun to be there with him but I'm just glad she said yes. He's a crazy one and I'm glad he could find a match :P

Pamela said...

AWWWW! This is SO stinkin sweet!!!

Amy said...

ahhhh that is so sweet!! & i love that y'all were able to be there for it! <3 <3 Congrats to the broseph and to y'all for gaining a new lovely member of the family!

Lauren said...

so sweet! & I love that you all were close by and able to witness such a precious event! man...the next 12 months are going to hold some exciting things for your family!

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Oh my goodness! That's the sweetest! I was almost crying! You should have had a disclaimer for hormonal pregnant women! :)

Erin LFF said...

SO sweet! Always gotta' get pics of the proposal! Nothing like it :)

Sarah said...

Such a memorable proposal! Too cute!

Lindsey said...

Just pull her in a wagon. That's what my brother in law had us do for his wedding with Liam. And it was adorable. When we get the pictures back I'll post them and you can see how cute it is. =]

Sam said...

Congrats to your brother and his new fiance!!

Sasha Savy said...

Oh my! That may be one of the most amazing proposals ever. I love the effort he (y'all too!) put into it! So wonderful. Congrats on a new sis!

Jay T said...

I can't handle proposal stories...I'm teary all over again. Congrats to them!!

Nicole said...

That's super cute! I love it when there's a proposal and family nearby to catch it so the rest of us can enjoy it too. It's such a special/intimate/amazing moment in time that is truly magical. In that split second, you don't think that life can get any better :)

Elle Vee said...

Aww, that's so sweet!

And you and your sister look more alike than you think!