BOTW: Amanda Warren

Amanda Warren
My fiancé, Kyle, had accepted a job that had him leaving Houston the second week of May and returning the second week of August. I was bummed we were going to miss an entire summer together, but I knew this was something that he really wanted to do. I was expecting him to return on Wednesday, August 10 but little did I know, he had returned Saturday, August 6th with a plan and a ring.

My cousin, Emma, and I had just returned from Florida on Saturday and decided to stop by my mom’s house. My mom suggested that we come over tomorrow for dinner to catch up and tell her all about our vacation. The next day, after shopping with Emma and my best friend Kiki, we head over to my mom’s house for dinner. We arrive at my mom’s and I walked through the garage door to get to the kitchen like I always do and I am surprised to see ALL of my family and friends standing in the house, staring at me like a deer in headlights. I was confused until I saw my dad and stepmom, which told me something was up, so I asked, “Where’s Kyle?” to no answer. I asked two more times and everyone just stayed quiet. I’m looking around the house and I finally see him standing in the backyard. I am so excited he’s home early that I run to the backdoor and jump into his arms. Kyle sets me down, gets on one knee, and opens a little box with a ring inside and pops the big question. I, of course, say yes!

What makes our story so perfectly us is that I learned afterward the plan was for everyone to hide out in the backyard and pop up after Kyle’s proposal as sort of an instant engagement party. Obviously, that didn’t happen, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.