She Said "Yes"


I'm joining the ladies of RHOK (Real Housewives of Oklahoma) in their McLinky Monday!

Today over at The RHOK, the housewives want to know how your spouse proposed to you.  (You've got to go read Mrs. Albright's recount of how her prince's truly the most romantic thing EVER!)

My story goes like this...
The year was 1997, I was a sophomore in college at THE University of Oklahoma.  I remember Michael came over to my dorm room and asked me if I wanted to go on a walk around campus.  I agreed.  We often went on walks around the campus, so this was nothing out of the ordinary.  We love OU and the campus is beautiful at night, especially during the spring and summer months. 

The gardens on the ovals are overflowing with flowers. 

One of our favorite spots to sit and talk was near the clock tower.  This was where we stopped that night.   

There are these little fountains that spurt water and a bench where you can sit right in front of them.  It's lit up at night, a little on the romantic side. 
 So this is where Michael proposed...
Out of nowhere, he got down on one knee.
I remember that I started feeling very "what the heck are you doing?"  And then it hit me.  I'm pretty sure I was a few short moments from a panic attack.
I think he said something like "I want to spend the rest of my life with you"...(he'll correct me later if I'm wrong)...
and asked me to marry him. 
I said "YES".
We'll be married 12 years this coming May.
What is your proposal story?  Go share it over at The don't have to be from Oklahoma!

21 comments...I love comments:

Nadine Hightower said...

Le Sigh... can't think of a better place to fall in love than on Campus of the Greatest College Ever!!

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MiMi said...

What?! That is the sweetest story EVER!!! :)

Beth said...

That is PRECIOUS!!!!

Baloney said...

That is beautiful. Don't tell Doc I said so - but I would have loved that more.

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
I am not going to post my story, but here I will tell you.
It went like this
"Gary I am 100 years old. If you don't marry me soon I will DIE."


the end : )

sad but true.

Mom Mayhem says: said...

That does sound like a perfectly romantic spot for a proposal!
Our anniversary is this month too -May 22. Oh and Thanks for following my blog-I'll return the favor :)

Maria said...

That's very sweet! :)

Becca said...

Such a sweet sweet story!!!


the little dragonfly said...

What a small world! You all sit in front of us at the OU games! Cute story... much better than what happened with Jason and I.

On another note... did you all keep your seats the same? See ya in the fall if you did!


ShaRhonda said...

Very beautiful story!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!! Not to take anything away from you, but I wonder how many proposals have been done there? Wouldn't it be nice to know? ♥Mrs. Hart♥

Darlene said...

AWWWWWW how sweet and romantic!!!

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

I'm not sure I knew you went to OU. BOOMER SOONERS!

What a truly sweet and romantic story.

The OU campus ranks right up there with my Medieval Times!!!

Thanks for the plug and for playing along. You RHOK!

~Mrs. Albright

Prairiemaid said...

What a wonderful and sweet story! The campus is lovely, so he picked a great spot.


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kado! said...

oh, I LOVE that!

It is always so fun to hear everyones own personal story!!!

i think that is why I love shows like baby-story and such...!!

Shawn said...

What a wonderful story! So much better than my proposal!

We went to the mall, as always I asked to go look at rings. He said yes this time.???

When I tried one on he said "I'll take it".

That was it..."I'll take it".

Whatever, it worked and we're almost to year # 18!

AndreaLeigh said...

very sweet! my story is on my blog. it was the last time my husband was ever romantic, I swear. :) haha.

Vivienne said...

Oh this is awesome! I love to hear about the romantic part, and to hear about the 12 years, beautiful son and home-building adventures that came after that...

6HappyHearts said...

Campus proposals are so romantic! There is something about being able to go back to campus and say, "This is where Daddy proposed!".
I'll even agree that your campus pics make OU look pretty. Although I'm not sure about "THE univ" part
Wonderful story girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Awwww so sweet!