I am so excited to finally share our engagement story! I'll be sure to just give you the short version. Joe and I got engaged on Saturday, February 8th. I was told by Joe to have a bag packed and a dress picked out for a nice night away. The day started with Joe going to work because of issues that he had at work the day before. He texted me to tell me to be ready at 2 and to dress comfortable because we had a long drive. 2 o'clock came around and I was sitting on my couch waiting for him to come home. I got a knock at the door and was greeted by a limo in my driveway. The drive told me to pack my bags because Joe had a fun filled day and evening planned for me. I grabbed my bag and got into the limo.
The limo drove me to the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel! Once I got out of the limo I was greeted by a hotel employee telling me that Joe had planned a trip to the spa! I was walked to the spa and had an amazing facial planned. After I spent sometime enjoying the spa another note was left at the front desk with my room key instructing me to head to the room to get ready for a special night out. The room was beautiful! Joe had a plate of fruit with a note that told me to be ready at 7 for dinner. As I was getting ready a bottle of champaign and chocolate covered strawberries were delivered. The whole time I was getting ready I was texting Mal and getting really excited!! I have already had a really great day and had a pretty good idea about what was going to happen next.
I was ready at 6:30, 30 minutes too early. I texted Joe to let him know and a few minutes later I had a knock on the door. It was 3 hotel employees that took me to a private room. Joe was there in his Army dress blues, as I entered the room he got down on one knee and asked me to merry him. After a day filled of excitement I was so happy to be there. I was nervous and my hand was shaking, but of course I said yes. My ring is amazing and absolutely perfect!
Joe had a photographer there to capture our special moment. We were able to go around the beautiful Broadmoor and take pictures through out the property. After the photos we had dinner at the Penrose Restaurant. Dinner was amazing and we met the cutest 80 year old couple who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They gave us some amazing advise and wished us a lifetime of happiness together.
The next day Joe had a photography class planned for me with the head photographer from the Broadmore. The day was perfect and Joe put so much planning and thought into it. I loved every moment! I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with such a thoughtful, loving, kind man. Thank you Joe for planning such a special day! I love you. Now, let the wedding planning begin!!